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  • Turkish parliament guarantees the city's bid for every Olympics.
  • Istanbul's unique location means it would stage events across two continents, either side of the Bosphorus.
  • 80,000 capacity Olympic stadium already being built, which should be ready by the end of 2001.
  • IOC Evaluation: Despite impressive facilities, IOC not overly impressed and critical of the bid's organisation.

  • MORE ON ISTANBUL
    Watch the promotional video
    Detailed plans and pictures
    A personal view on the Istanbul bid

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