Adrian Robson writes about the brouhaha that followed after Associated Press revealed that Bermuda would host the 2017 America’s Cup. San Diego and Bermuda were vying for the top spot; apparently the “tax-free” situation won out at the end. Here are excerpts from Robson’s article:
It now seems certain Bermuda will host the America’s Cup in 2017, following confirmation from a top official in San Diego that the California city has been defeated in the two-horse race to decide where one of the world’s premier sporting events will be held. Quoting an anonymous source, Associated Press reported that a decision had been made and will be announced on December 2 in New York. That has now been backed up by an official involved with the San Diego bidding process.
Several newspapers around the world published the AP report yesterday, but government officials in Bermuda declined to comment. San Diego Union-Tribune
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