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The Birmingham bid largely revolved around the National Exhibition Centre. The shooting would have been hosted at the Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton, where an £8 million complex was to have been built under the bid proposal.[1] Weymouth in Dorset, meanwhile, would have hosted the sailing events.[2]

At the 91st IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland on 17 October 1986, the Birmingham bid was eliminated in the second round of voting; Barcelona's bid would be successful.[3]


  1. Spittle, Frank. "Competitive Rifle Shooting in Wolverhampton from 1945". Wolverhampton History & Heritage. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved on 30 June 2012.
  2. Morgan, Adrian (3 January 1986). "Strong crew for Jade's challenge off Florida". The Times. p. 20.
  3. "INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE VOTE HISTORY". aldaver.com. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021.