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IOC members agonize over 2016 host city vote

International Olympic Committee members are agonizing over which city should be awarded the right to host the 2016 Games and many remain undecided just two days before the vote.

india Updated: Sep 30, 2009 22:59 IST

International Olympic Committee members are agonizing over which city should be awarded the right to host the 2016 Games and many remain undecided just two days before the vote. IOC members settling into their hotel in Copenhagen on Wednesday told The Associated Press that Tokyo, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro and Chicago are all capable of hosting the Games and there is no clear favorite.

Samih Moudallal, an IOC member since 1998, described Friday's vote as like choosing between "four sons or your brothers." IOC Vice President Chiharu Igaya said "many" are undecided and will make their choice only after the final presentations Friday. Willi Kaltschmitt, an IOC member for more than 20 years, said possibly half or more of his 105 colleagues remain undecided.