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Denver were awarded the 1976 Winter Olympic Games ahead of Sion in Switzerland, Tempere in Finland and Vancouver in Canada at the International Olympic Committee Session in 1970. But in a Colorado referendum in November 1972, voters rejected funding for the event. It is the only time a city has been awarded the Olympics but pulled out. The IOC then offered the Games to Whistler in Canada, but they too declined owing to a change of Government following elections. Salt Lake City offered to host the Games, but the IOC, still reeling from the Denver rejection, declined and selected Innsbruck, the 1964 host city, as a replacement.
The Football Association (The FA) is the governing body of football in England. We are responsible for promoting and developing the game at all levels; from grass roots through to the professional game, The FA Cup and the England International teams, and has two core assets: Wembley Stadium and St George's Park. As the Insight & Analytics Manager you will be part of the Behavioural Insight & Business Analytics (BIBA) team. The primary role of the BIBA team within The FA is to generate insight which inspires, informs and enables evidence-based decision making across the organisation.
The coronavrius pandemic has had a profound impact on sport, but many elite athletes have also made their impact felt during the health crisis, working on the medical frontline and in some cases sacrificing their chances of sporting success for the good of public health. Mike Rowbottom reports.