Teixeira in Reuters Africa If Sao Paulo wants to host the opening game or the competition as a whole, the deadline is getting close,Teixeira told reporters. "Cape Town built its stadium in two-and-a-half years, so we are dangerously close to the limit."
Jacques Rogge in Independent Online Cape Town had a very credible bid in 1997 when it finished third behind Athens and Rome (for the 2004 Games),said IOC president Jacques Rogge.
Matthew Upson in The Associated Press We had some spare time in Cape Town and everyone went off and reflected on what happened,Upson said. "We have had to put that behind us and move on to the next game."