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Sydney 1997: un unknown story

Back in 1996 the European magazine of Eurovision fans “Eurosong News” claimed that the Australian television asked officially that Sydney would take over the 1997 Contest and that the winning country would go on hosting the next year, a suggestion that was rejected due to heavy costs that the delegations would have to pay.

It is also known that various official petitions for participation were made through the years, but they were also rejected because Australia does not belong neither to the European Broadcasting Area nor to the Council of Europe, through which eligibility for becoming an active member of the EBU is achieved.

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