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View Poll Results: host city of Olympics 2012
London, UK 280 25.23%
Madrid, Spain 342 30.81%
Moscow, Russia 90 8.11%
New York, USA 206 18.56%
Paris, France 192 17.30%
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:05 PM   #2121
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Thank you to all the supporters of the Madrid BID!

Congrats to the winner!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:07 PM   #2122
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AS NO WINNER WAS DECIDED UPON IN ROUND THREE MADRID VOTERS WILL DECIDE THE WINNER BETWEEN EITHER PARIS OR LONDON, IF LONDON WA CLEVER ENOUGH TO MAKE AN ALLIANCE THEN THEY WILL BENEFIT UNLESS PARIS IS FAR AHEAD AND ONLY NEEDED A FEW VOTES FOR MAJORITY....WHO KNOWS??,..
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:17 PM   #2123
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well, since only 2 cities left i finally made my decision and putted my vote for Paris. i hope Paris will win.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:20 PM   #2124
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I havent felt this agitated since the Rugby World Cup Final or Southampton's last premiership match...

C'mon IOC you know you want the olympics to go to London!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:21 PM   #2125
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Of course it goes to London, you can't trust people who eat snails..
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:22 PM   #2126
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GO PARIIIIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #2127
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According to what reports exactly? Did you see the presentation yourself? It was one of the most impressive, and it received one of the longest applause. The third round vote only shows the political influence of the French and of the British and American, it doesn't account in the least for the quality of the projects or the presentations. Madrid's project was first-class since the beginning, last year receiving a rating almost one point higher than London's, and getting the highest ratings in most categories of the report. Also, it is over 80% ready right now, offering the IOC a 100% security that it would be completed in time (while London's is still mostly a virtual project on paper). Many of its features were then unashamedly copied by London and Paris, and to crown it all, the IOC failed to show that, praising those same features in London and Paris while most intentionally forgetting about them in Madrid, in what was clearly a biassed report (containing such incredibly wrong assertions like that Majorca, one of the world's top tourist resorts, supposedly offered only "120 hotel beds").
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:26 PM   #2128
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Errr....no I didn't.

I said that, according to reports, "Madrid didn't do enough", and the third round vote seems to bear that out.

Was there a Spanish presentation for another city that none of us were aware of?
According to what reports exactly? Did you see the presentation yourself? It was one of the most impressive, and it received one of the longest applause. The third round vote only shows the political influence of the French and of the British and American, it doesn't account in the least for the quality of the projects or the presentations. Madrid's project was first-class since the beginning, last year receiving a rating almost one point higher than London's, and getting the highest ratings in most categories of the report. Also, it is over 80% ready right now, offering the IOC a 100% security that it would be completed in time (while London's is still mostly a virtual project on paper). Many of its features were then unashamedly copied by London and Paris, and to crown it all, the IOC failed to show that, praising those same features in London and Paris while most intentionally forgetting about them in Madrid, in what was clearly a biassed report (containing such incredibly distorted assertions like that Majorca, one of the world's top tourist resorts, supposedly offered only "120 hotel beds").
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:28 PM   #2129
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Good luck Paris.

Viva Le France
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:31 PM   #2130
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:32 PM   #2131
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not far away till they tell which one.................
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:46 PM   #2132
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You can keep your prepotence for yourself. I don't care whether Paris or London gets the Games; none of them deserves them--because it will be their third Games, because of the prepotence they've displayed, and because of the dirty tricks attempting to denigrate the other cities' bids, an attitude which goes right against the Olympic spirit of fair game. Madrid's bid strategy, on the contrary, consisted in showing the good qualities of its own project, not in copying the best from the others' bids, nor in giving bad press to the rival cities, nor in trying to bribe the IOC members like London did. This Games should have gone to Madrid or to New York.
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«I think there is only one meaning for the word “peace”. That is, the word should be used to signify an environment where everyone in the world can live happily as human beings. [...] We must strive for the same objective—that we all want to have decent lives as human beings. Why can't we strive together? I always wonder why we can't achieve it... I often discuss it with the children who visit me on school trips.» Sumiteru Saniguchi
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #2133
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London Wins the 2012 Olympics
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(ATR) London is elected as the host of the 2012 Olympics, edging Paris in four rounds of voting at the IOC Session in Singapore. ...
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #2134
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:48 PM   #2135
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You can keep your prepotence for yourself. I don't care whether Paris or London gets the Games; none of them deserves them--because it will be their third Games, because of the prepotence they've displayed, and because of the dirty tricks attempting to denigrate the other cities' bids, an attitude which goes right against the Olympic spirit of fair game. Madrid's bid strategy, on the contrary, consisted in showing the good qualities of its own project, not in copying the best from the others' bids, nor in giving bad press to the rival cities, nor in trying to bribe the IOC members like London did. This Games should have gone to Madrid or to New York.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:50 PM   #2136
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Yes... I was wondering the same thing...
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #2137
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LONDON!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:51 PM   #2138
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Congrats LONDON on her successful bid! May the spirit of the games live on
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #2139
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WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 02:52 PM   #2140
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You what?
That's what it says but I don't believe they know.

http://www.aroundtherings.com/article.php?pid=1652
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