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New York hoping substitute plan works out

Updated: July 4, 2005, 11:33 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- The role of underdog doesn't come naturally to a city that calls itself "The Capital of the World," but that is how New York's Olympic boosters are casting themselves as they scramble to recover from a setback that nearly wrecked their bid for the 2012 Summer Games.

The campaign, launched in 1994, seemed doomed when a three-member state committee rejected plans for a new, showcase stadium in Manhattan -- just a month before the International Olympic Committee meeting ...

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