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Brekkie31,403 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
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.

Exactly, and it might have been an opportunity to upgrade and expand too. I suspect the IBC requirements of 1996 were quite different to today as well.

Tracking down the bid book is the key to finding more information - I'm sure it used to be available online but can't seem to find it at the moment.
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Brekkie31,403 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
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.
I preferred the internet when it had a sense of humour.