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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, 04:29 PM   #2221
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By the way, look at the webs. London is off, NYC and Moscow don't say any about the decission, Paris say it with small mouth and... look the Madrid's one. Always with a high class and from the respect. A 10/10 to Madrid2012!!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:29 PM   #2222
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Luzhkov: Moscow will bid for 2016
What a waste of time and money. It's clear no European city will get the 2016 Games, and dubious there'll be a chance even in 2020. Most probably they will go to some South American (Rio de Janeiro?) or African (Cape Town?) city, because it's their turn after North America (1996), Oceania (2000), Europe (2004), Asia (2008) and again Europe (2012), and because those continents have never hosted the Games so far (Rogge has already expressed his desire to bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time as soon as possible). Or maybe they'll go to Dubai (the Middle East has never hosted the Games so far, either), which I'm sure will submit an impressive project for 2016.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:31 PM   #2223
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Javier how did London bribe anyone? Where is the evidence?
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #2224
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Interesting that Madrid won round 2 and that NYC actually lost votes in that round compaired to the first. Maybe a few favours were called in to make sure they didnt go out first?
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #2225
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What a waste of time and money. It's clear no European city will get the 2016 Games, and dubious there'll be a chance even in 2020. Most probably they will go to some South American (Rio de Janeiro?) or African (Cape Town?) city, because it's their turn after North America (1996), Oceania (2000), Europe (2004), Asia (2008) and again Europe (2012), and because those continents have never hosted the Games so far (Rogge has already expressed his desire to bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time as soon as possible). Or maybe they'll go to Dubai (the Middle East has never hosted the Games so far, either), which I'm sure will submit an impressive project for 2016.
you are wrong,if Moscow bids for 2016 and again for 2020,it'll have more chances to win the competition of 2024 due to emotional compensation.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #2226
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The prices should be compatible with BRIC, second and thrid world countries. That everyone from the world will have possibility to visit it, not being bankrupt.
That would be very nice and I'm sure there willbe some cheaper tickets but if you are paying first world prices to construct the stadia and other facilities then you have to charge first world prices for the tickets or you will lose billions of pounds/euros/dollars.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 04:59 PM   #2227
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My declaration on London 2012.

London should understand that Olympic games is an event of international importance. It is not just games for first world. Then, UK should cancel visa system and welcome all funs. The transportation system should have signes on, at least, all biggest languages: Chinese, Spanish, Russian, French, German etc. The prices should be compatible with BRIC, second and thrid world countries. That everyone from the world will have possibility to visit it, not being bankrupt.
English is practically the world-language (even though it doesn't have as many speakers as Chinese), so I so no need to put english signs up. Moscow though would have had to overhaul its system.

Prices will be charged in relation to construction, operation and demand - not to the financial situation of those wishing to turn up. Also if prices were lowered to those of less well-off countries, how exactly would a peasant farmer in Ghana afford the flight to London which will undoubtedly be far more than the actual olympic tickets. I somehow doubt you thought that all through before typing....once again.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:11 PM   #2228
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Congratulations London, Congratulations England. Hope this world event will bring the UK closer to peaceful solutions on international issues and make it more aware of the practicality and importance of the European Union.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:21 PM   #2229
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Javier how did London bribe anyone? Where is the evidence?
I talked about attempting to bribe. Unlike the other bids, London's has been surrounded by scandals in this respect. First, an IOC member was discovered last year trying to sell his vote to London. Then, in an unexpected last-minute move, London announced they would be providing NOCs with $50,000 credits--a concealed attempt at winning votes from IOC members by rewarding their organizations with economical benefits should London be elected--, a dirty trick which got London seriously warned by the IOC.
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how is it a concealed attempt when it was announced in a conference hall in front of IOC members?
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:24 PM   #2231
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All I know is that Ill be sat in the main stand watching the olympics in my country and my city.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #2232
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you are wrong,if Moscow bids for 2016 and again for 2020,it'll have more chances to win the competition of 2024 due to emotional compensation.
Just have a look at how much Paris has succeeded in this respect...
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:31 PM   #2233
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Yay! Ignore the pratt
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:32 PM   #2234
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I talked about attempting to bribe. Unlike the other bids, London's has been surrounded by scandals in this respect. First, an IOC member was discovered last year trying to sell his vote to London.
How does this have anything to do with the London team? Did they accept his bribe? Do you have any evidence that any of the 54 who voted for London had been paid to do so? If not, keep your malicious gossip to yourself.
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but the fault lies not with London 2012 but with the IOC member willing to sell his bribe to JOURNALISTS.
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #2236
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its soo much better watching the london 2012 videos knowing its a reality!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #2237
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CONGRATULATIONS LONDON!!

At least, the architect of the Olympic Area he will be a madrilian, Alejandro Zaera Polo!! A little bit of Madrid it will be in the Olympic Games in 2012!!
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #2238
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English is practically the world-language (even though it doesn't have as many speakers as Chinese), so I so no need to put english signs up. Moscow though would have had to overhaul its system.
extremely arrogant attitude to have as a host. you should be accomodating, not expecting the same from your guests. hope the organising committee thinks differently, i am sure they will

multilingual signs will be extremely helpful, as will translators at train/bus stations. its a good chance for britain to act as good hosts, they shouldnt squander it. the best remembered games are the ones where the hosts went out of their way to welcome visitors, not ones where only the interests of the citizens of the host country were taken into account
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Old July 6th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #2239
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I think most of us always knew it would be London that would win. Moscow and NYC were riddled with problems. Madrid had a nice bid, but it didn't have the glamour of London or Paris. The Paris bid was based around a stadium that just wasn't up to standard.
 
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I talked about attempting to bribe. Unlike the other bids, London's has been surrounded by scandals in this respect. First, an IOC member was discovered last year trying to sell his vote to London.
How is that London attempting to bribe? you don't half talk some crap. My god why don't you get over it you lost because Spain only recently had the olympics and their bid wasn't as good as London's end of story.
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