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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 7th, 2005, 03:55 AM   #2281
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I STILL CANT BELIEVE WE WON IT THIS IS BLOODY SURREAL...
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Old July 7th, 2005, 04:33 AM   #2282
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in terms of rounds of Voting London led Paris in every round

Before Madrid was knocked out we were 7 votes ahead

when madrid was knocked out we only won by 4 votes!!

i can not see an alliance between Madrid and London when Londons lead fell when Madrid was knocked out!

London won it fair and square on its own merits!! There should be no bitterness!
NYC was the deciding factor.

12 of its votes went to London.

While 8 of them went to Paris.

And London won by 4.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:22 AM   #2283
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I'm glad London got the Olympics, but if you truly think about it, it seems very unfair. London Hosted it in 1948, and then once earlier, while Paris hasn't. I would be very pissed off if I lived in France right now, lol.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #2284
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London hosted it twice, but so did Paris. The difference is that London never won a bid. It only hosted the Games in 1908 because of the Vesuvius outbreak posing a problem for the Rome bid and in 1948 because of the devastation of WW2. Both events had a minimal amount of preparation. This will be the first time London actually properly hosts the Games.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:27 AM   #2285
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I STILL CANT BELIEVE WE WON IT THIS IS BLOODY SURREAL...
And in 2016 the winner is Cape Town.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 11:06 AM   #2286
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Well. First I have to say It's congrats to London. It deserves it.
Madrid, I think, had better bid than London's one. Only the olympic city was better in the british bid. And most part of the London bid is visionary, so, the risk exists. But to take and celebrate the OG is not necesary to have the best bid (ot that appears). There are also another short of things as political issues, country relationship... And Spain, right now, has a bother situation. Zapatero rejected Bush-Blair and we became the French-German axe friend... A big mistake!!! This one is the loser horse!!! well... polityc in other moment.
Also I have to answer somebody of this forum. Not only Paris and London have glamour in Europe. I invite everybody to come here.You'll be surprised, I'm sure!!
By the way, I know London and I think it's a wonderfull city (but not as well as Madrid is, hehe)

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Old July 7th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #2287
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what I have noticed is that Spanish forumers have been magnanimous in defeat and very gracious.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:45 PM   #2288
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kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam



Enjoy the games London.
LMAO



Paris2012 would have been much safer.

And your food still sucks.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:52 PM   #2289
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kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam, kabam



Enjoy the games London.
LMAO



Paris2012 would have been much safer.

And your food still sucks.
Pricks like you who get bum busted by thier dad every night deserve a ******* slap around thier face for even existing. You really are a low-life which has just got himself banned for being a complete moron. Teerah
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Old July 7th, 2005, 01:57 PM   #2290
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a low-life which has just got himself banned for being a complete moron. Teerah

no, moron.
Still here.

Britain desreved it for slaughtering all those Iraqui children.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #2291
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no, moron.
Still here.

Britain desreved it for slaughtering all those Iraqui children.
Like I said before, Which children were they?

I suppose we still deserve it after sacrificing millions of brave british lives to save your weak pathetic country during the wars aswell? dimwit
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:01 PM   #2292
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If you think you are going to be here in 30min you have another thing coming.

Hand up who has PMd a mod...I have a few.

Dozens are dead...and you say we deserved it.

Just because Paris LOST to London.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 04:43 PM   #2293
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France is taking this pretty hard.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 04:55 PM   #2294
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Dozens are dead...and you say we deserved it.

Just because Paris LOST to London.
A coordinated attack like this takes time to plan. This is not related to 2012, it's far more likely to be related to G8.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:30 PM   #2295
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A coordinated attack like this takes time to plan. This is not related to 2012, it's far more likely to be related to G8.
Don't you think it could be prepared for all cities or at least London and Paris?
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:36 PM   #2296
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^ Of course I can't dismiss that possibility, but it strikes me as highly unlikely. It would require up to five times the manpower, resources, chances of getting caught.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 06:38 PM   #2297
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So every sign in the UK should have some 10 languages translating what exactly exit is and what the destination is...jesus christ your barmy. Russian is quite simply an insignificant language that is not a global requirement unlike English is. That might have sounded harsh, but if that hits the spot to prove the point then I'll stand by it.
Repeat: if you puts this questions for others you should make it equal.




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Oh dear lord - the Soviets existed around the Cold War era
Soviet era begun in 1921, much early than started Cold War.

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That will be unfortunate but to date no Olympics has had to subsidise to let those less well off to visit. How on eath you would decide who should go is even more bizarre! Then again I don't know why your demanding such idiotic terms when no other cities proposed to do the same. That has got to be one of the greatest points ever Coth - its expensive for the rich and cheap for the poor. I suppose its better to be poor and without basic human amenities in Moscow your going to tell me now
you are so s%^&!d sometimes...

so we have - ride on London underground costs up to $10, in Moscow metro - up to 45 cents. it is just one example yes moscow is second expensive, but because of high prices for luxary things.




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$525 and living in Moscow? I assume your one of those poor people who live well really well off

You'll be glad to know that I'm a university student and I make around $500 in around 3 days and I also assume your talking your annual salary. Then again at the end of this I don't see why I should have to give you money to come to London to watch the Olympics...why you, infact how do you say who can and can't go. Quite simply your idea is flawed and had Moscow actually won the bidding process it would not have been doing the same in terms of funding for poor Africans to go to the games in Moscow en-masse..
lol just $3000 in month in London you are one of those extreme poor people that lives in London...
from my monthly $525 i spent on life just about $150. it is maximum possible and without any limitations.

that thing is very important. paris, moscow and madrid are much cheaper. and moscow is much cheaper and easly to reach. our visa is much cheaper and easly to get.

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The funny thing is - you worked at the GKS and when I go to their website guess what....I can either read it in Russian or English
Lol, in english there is only history of FSGS and some very oudated stats. English version is about 0,5% of Russian
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Old July 7th, 2005, 06:57 PM   #2298
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Old July 7th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #2299
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Repeat: if you puts this questions for others you should make it equal.
Yet Russian is an insignificant regional language compared to English.


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you are so s%^&!d sometimes...
The truth can hurt.


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so we have - ride on London underground costs up to $10, in Moscow metro - up to 45 cents. it is just one example yes moscow is second expensive, but because of high prices for luxary things.
I still don't see why London should subsidise the likes of yourself to come to the Olympics. Using your logic, London is expensive because of luxury goods


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lol just $3000 in month in London you are one of those extreme poor people that lives in London...
from my monthly $525 i spent on life just about $150. it is maximum possible and without any limitations.

that thing is very important. paris, moscow and madrid are much cheaper. and moscow is much cheaper and easly to reach. our visa is much cheaper and easly to get.
Actually considering I'm a student and only work during the holidays its a wee tad different to yourself who is in a less economically developed country who earns less and is more constricted in global terms.

Moscow is not cheap - its the 2nd most expensive city in Europe for christ sakes.


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Lol, in english there is only history of FSGS and some very oudated stats. English version is about 0,5% of Russian
Funny though how the GKS has to put up English pages and the ONS doesn't have to put pages up in Russian. Just admit it Coth, your a sad loser and the matter is Moscow lost out even before the voting process took place. I'm amazed it beat Istanbul.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #2300
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I remeber a discussion we had with Coth in the old Olympic 2012 thread...and he said London shouldnt get it because it has no experience with terrorist attacks.
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