07/31/2012 07:41 am ET Updated Sep 30, 2012

5 Olympic Hosting Hopefuls That Never Made The Cut (PHOTOS)

Hosting the Olympic Games is a prestigious honor that cities around the world compete for with the ferocity of world-class athletes. Just as with the sporting events they hope to celebrate, there can only be one winner, but when it comes to choosing a host city there is no silver medal. There are, on the other hand, perennial losers.

Since the birth of the modern Games in 1896, several cities have submitted Olympic bid after Olympic bid, only to see their dreams of glory continuously dashed. Detroit alone has been rejected by the International Olympic Committee a whopping seven times.

We here at ShermansTravel headquarters are still mourning the loss of the 2012 Games for our hometown, New York City, so we understand these cities' frustrations and know these cities are more than just also-rans.

Be sure to check out the full list of snubbed Olympic cities on

Snubbed Olympic Cities