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OLYMPICSOf course, just being there is party enough. The world's athletes mingling with millions of fans ... at stadiums, arenas, velodromes, ski slopes – and designated meeting places. Since 1992, the Netherlands Olympic Committee hosts what many believe is the best party in town. It's usually a small tavern-like area for thousands of Dutch athletes, family, friends and fans to gather during the games. WORLD CUPEach country has its own unique way of welcoming the world when hosting the grandest football tournament of all. More than 100,000 fans pack Flemington Racecourse, dressed to the nines.For those who aren't up for a hardy party, some of the world's finer restaurants (though still crowded) can be found in the city.GOLFGolf is often secondary at the 16th hole of the Phoenix Open. A relatively short par-3, the hole turns into "The Greatest Show on Turf" the week of the tournament with more than 20,000 fans cramming into an enclosed stadium built around it.
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