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IOC Delegation Wraps Up New York Trip

An International Olympic Committee delegation has wrapped up a four-day visit of New York to evaluate the city's plans to host the 2012 Games.

IOC evaluation commission head Nawal El Moutawakel said the delegation felt the enthusiasm and strong support for New York's bid. But questions surrounding a contentious stadium under consideration in Manhattan seemed to be the highlight. Mayor Michael Bloomberg assured the 13 visiting members that the $1.4 billion stadium would be built.

New York's presentation included messages from President George W. Bush and singer Paul Simon.

The host city will be selected by secret ballot on July 6. The IOC evaluation commission has already visited Madrid and London, and is to survey Paris and Moscow following New York.