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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 not-for-profit governing body of football in England. It is responsible for promoting and developing every level of the game, from grassroots through to the professional game, and successfully generates enough revenue to support investment of over £150m into English football each year. Our vision is to Unite the Game and Inspire the Nation through Winning England Teams. Reporting into our Technical Director, you will be responsible for building a winning England U21 team that successfully prepares and promotes players for the England Senior team. You will bring a strong leadership presence to St. George's Park that supports the development of the site as a world leading football performance centre.
The coronavirus 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.