Press unimpressed by new Olympic bid

On June 6, New York City's proposed Olympic stadium on Manhattan's West Side - the center- piece of its 2012 Summer Olympics bid - was rejected by a state board's refusal to support it.

On June 6, New York City's proposed Olympic stadium on Manhattan's West Side - the center- piece of its 2012 Summer Olympics bid - was rejected by a state board's refusal to support it.

Just as all seemed lost, bid organizers and Mayor Bloomberg unveiled a new stadium plan funded largely by the New York Mets. Major outlets, including The Washington Post, criticized bid leaders, stating, "Instead of polishing off an airtight bid in the weeks before the election, New York bid leaders are scrambling to get the approval for their new plans and persuade the world that their bid still merits consideration."

Most frequent messages

1. Political defeat for funding of a West Side Olympic stadium harmed 2012 bid

2. Bid organizers explored options for a new stadium in Queens for the Mets

3. NYC2012 committee is not giving up

4. Mayor Bloomberg offered the Queens stadium just to "save face" for Olympic bid

5. New York considered underdog to Paris and London

Based on 35 articles from major US media outlets from June 12 through June 16

Evaluation and analysis by Cymfony

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