Aachen has offered itself as the 2008 alternative site for the equestrian portion of the Olympics.
Somewehre, on another thread, in another galaxy, it has been noted that several of the NF’s have been less than thrilled with the idea of being tucked 3500 miles away from the actual Olympic site-- no opening or closing ceremonies, no Olympic village, no big media coverage,etc etc etc.
Soooo, Aachen, flushed with success (or maybe that should be $ucce$$) with WEG, has offered itself as an alternative.
Of course, they are quick to add, they will not submit a proposal. No no no no.
That might get them a stern talking-to from Princess Haya, meeting with IOC at Aachen even as I write this.
I hope all this poker-playing at least has good results for the horses and the care that goes into their facilities and such for 2008.