3 September 2016 4:44pm
Hmmm..... well I don't know how it would work. Obviously shows like This Morning would be on summer break to accommodate it.
Founding member 3 September 2016 6:56pm
I'm not sure where the difficulty would be? Granada could have comfortably accommodated it in my opinion, between existing buildings and land on which to build temporary structures.
3 September 2016 8:04pm
If Manchester had somehow won the 1996 bid (which was announced in 1990) I wonder if ITV might have continued broadcasting the Olympics for a couple more cycles having given up in 1988. I suspect Granada certainly would have wished to have been involved in a broadcast capacity.
3 September 2016 8:40pm
Of course, in 1990 no-one knew if Granada was still going to be an ITV company in 1996
3 September 2016 8:47pm
Didn't they bid for the 2000 games? The ident posted is from 1993. I vaguely remember it, dropped quite quickly after the bid didn't win.
3 September 2016 8:53pm
Yes, then went on to win the 2002 Commonwealth Games. Birmingham bid for the 1992 Olympics.
3 September 2016 9:02pm
Granada were very involved in the bid IIRC, the cast of Corrie were used a lot in publicity at events and the results,
3 September 2016 9:44pm
Manchester bid for 1996 and 2000- and Birmingham bid for 1992 as well. Of course, we got none of them! Had to wait until London bid again.