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London, UK 280 25.23%
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:05 PM   #2381
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What is Torrington???? I think its better to host the games only big cities...
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:07 PM   #2382
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Either Toronto or Cape Town. South Africa likely organizing the FIFA World Cup will be a test.

The Olympics in Europe 2016 is very unlikely.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #2383
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Same continent back to back?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 03:24 PM   #2384
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No way Cape town for the next 20 years...Who will vote for them at the same time that they have huge problems to solve and the poverty is too big there. Cairo would be better for Africa.. And the winner of 2016 is.... D U B A I ! And at 2020 back to Athens!



Poverty does not matter which city will host the games. As a matter of fact if Cape Town proves that the Olympic facilities and venues will make change in Cape Town poverty stricken areas and proves that it will deal with infrastructure, Cape Town would easily get the games. The Olympic movement would like to leave a lasting legacy in each city. And if the legacy for Cape Town is to change the lives of some of the poor by providing jobs even after the Games and converting the Olympic village into housing projects for the poor it would be a great deal and increases its chances to win.

People should not be ignorant when it comes to poverty. If you have been there you will note that Cape Town is not all poverty as some would like to portrait it. Poverty and or slums (ghetto) exist in every big city even in Paris, London and NYC!


One of the biggest reasons why London got the games over Paris (the favourite) is because London wants to develop the venues in a very rundown part of the city which sure it will change. In Paris most of the veneus are already there and ready! By the way London won from Paris 54 votes to 50.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #2385
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2016 OLYMPICS' New York

Busan, South Korea
Chile
Delhi, India
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Hamburg, Germany
Japan (Sapporo or Fukuoka)
Kenya
Naples, Milan or Rome, Italy
Minneapolis-St. Paul, USA
Moscow, Russia
Portugal
Rotterdam, Netherlands
St. Petersburg, Russia
San Diego USA
Tijuana Mexico
Tel Aviv, Israel
Thailand.

2016 OLYMPICS' DUBAI

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO OLYMPICS IN Cape Town WEKY.....WEKY

UHM mr WEKKY WEKKY those are simply potential bid cities it doesnt mean that they will bid half of them might not even bid at all, bids will only start to be accepted by the IOC in 2007, those potential bid cities are from gamesbids.com, this does not mean cape town will not bid, those cities have simply mentioned an interest in bidding perhaps for 2016, so maybe maybe mr wekky wekky you need to get your facts facts straight straight before you sound even more wekky wekky, i repeated it just so that maybe you would understand understand..... i suggest u read read some more more, good luck to dubai

Potential 2016 Bid Cities (in planning stages):

Chile (Announced Chile's NOC President on October 15, 2002)
Busan, South Korea (Busan's Mayor announced on October 2, 2002)
Delhi, India (IOA announced December 27, 2003)
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (According to March 1, 2004 Report)
Hamburg, Germany (According to February 17, 2004 Mayor's Announcement)
Japan (Sapporo or Fukuoka) (JOC announces May 19, 2005)
Kenya (GamesBids.com Reports January 12, 2005)
Milan or Rome, Italy (GamesBids.com Reports Feb. 18, 2005)
Moscow, Russia (Announced it will try again after 2012 loss)
Portugal (GamesBids.com Reports January 7, 2004)
Rotterdam, Netherlands (Under investigation)
St. Petersburg, Russia (According to Vice Governor, December 29, 2003)
St. Paul/Minneapolis, USA (According to August 7, 2003 Report)
San Diego USA, Tijuana Mexico (Binational bid study underway according to Jan. 24, 2005 report.)
Tel Aviv, Israel (conducting feasibility study, admits challenges.)
Thailand (According to September 15, 2004 Report)
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:41 PM   #2386
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Dubai are muslims, and muslims are barely interested in Olympics. Toronto should get it, the most multicultural city in the world
Totally agree with this guy. I mean he pretty much summed it up on why Dubai shouldn't get it ! Duh ! They are muslims ! God I love stupied comments.

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WTF WHERE DA HELL IS NEW YORK U IDIOTS
Maybe its ppl in NY who have the same attitude as yours is whats keeping the olympics away.

I honestly think Dubai should get it by 2016-2020. No real logic ! I just feel they are building pretty nice stadiums, and it would be nice to make use of them for the olympics.

South Africa is getting the world cup, you cant get the world cup and olympics on the same decade. Its like an unwritten rule.

It would also be nice to have a South American get it !!
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #2387
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Oh yeah, someone had mentioned Dallas 2016. I think Dallas can easily pull the olympics. Ive lived there for a while, and its a beatiful city that has the proper infrastructure for such a huge events. I also think the ppl would be very welcoming to have the olympics hosted. I vote for Dallas after Dubai.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:48 PM   #2388
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D U B A I 2 0 1 6
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:56 PM   #2389
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Wagga Wagga for 2016! Great Public transport, huge playing arenas, great place for a great olyimpics...

Google it if youve never heard of it. Wagga Wagga '16
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Old July 10th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #2390
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i think New delhi would be a very strong contender for 2016..
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Old July 10th, 2005, 05:40 PM   #2391
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Poverty does not matter which city will host the games. As a matter of fact if Cape Town proves that the Olympic facilities and venues will make change in Cape Town poverty stricken areas and proves that it will deal with infrastructure, Cape Town would easily get the games. The Olympic movement would like to leave a lasting legacy in each city. And if the legacy for Cape Town is to change the lives of some of the poor by providing jobs even after the Games and converting the Olympic village into housing projects for the poor it would be a great deal and increases its chances to win.

People should not be ignorant when it comes to poverty. If you have been there you will note that Cape Town is not all poverty as some would like to portrait it. Poverty and or slums (ghetto) exist in every big city even in Paris, London and NYC!


One of the biggest reasons why London got the games over Paris (the favourite) is because London wants to develop the venues in a very rundown part of the city which sure it will change. In Paris most of the veneus are already there and ready! By the way London won from Paris 54 votes to 50.

well said, the impact the olympic games can have on cape town and its poorer parts is massive, as for the olympic village, if the current housing projects are fairly succesful, that would be best as the olympic village would probaly be in the olympic park and be sold at fairly medium prices which are not affordable to the poor, what i do suggest is making sure the current housing project is a success, so that the olympic and media villages which will be of a high quality can be sold at good profits.

some images of cape town's venues:

CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE (weighlifting and wrestling):










HARTLEYVALE HOCKEY CENTRE:




NEWLANDS STADIUM (ARCHERY): 25,000





ATHLONE STADIUM (40,000) FOOTBALL



NEWLANDS RUGBY STADIUM (50,000) FOOTBALL





BEACH VOLLEYBALL CAMPS BAY








MODERN PENTATHLON CENTRE STELLENBOSCH





Venues in under developed areas already exist due to the cape town 2004 bud and are in use by those communities

these include

belhar sports centre
mew way community centre 10,000
phillipi east sports centre

these will be upgraded further and be used in a cape town bid

further legacies include using pavllions which will be dismantled and rebuilt after the games in those areas that need indoor facilities, within the western cape...
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i think New delhi would be a very strong contender for 2016..
but do you think they can actually win? i think they could do well, but there lets say lack of success for being such a HUGE nation wont be impressive, they are stuggling to get there commonwealth plans together so im not sure if they wil be hosting the 2010 CWG and 2016 OG, remember that mexico hosted the 1968 SWC and 1970 olympic games, but it all depends on the situation.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 06:07 PM   #2393
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Old July 11th, 2005, 12:48 AM   #2394
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http://www.nydailynews.com/news/loca...p-279292c.html
City still carries torch, but for the 2016 Games

A solid majority of New Yorkers think the city should go back to the starting line and bid for the 2016 Olympics - even though they're not sad to see the 2012 Games go elsewhere, a new Daily News poll shows.

Taken after New York lost the 2012 Games to London last week, the poll found that 58% of New Yorkers think the city should now chase the 2016 Games.

A roughly equal 56% think the city's 2012 bid, which spurred the rezoning of Manhattan's far West Side and ultimately wrought plans for a new Shea Stadium, has already resulted in long-term benefits to the city.

But New Yorkers, perhaps weary of all the haggling over the 2012 bid, also seem relieved it's over: 47% say it's good that the city lost the Games, compared with 34% who say it's bad.

Pollsters surmised that the diverging views have more to do with acrimony over the city's most recent bid than New Yorkers' views of the Olympics in general.

"There was never a plan that everyone seemed to get behind last time," said pollster Julie Weprin of Blum & Weprin Associates, referring to Mayor Bloomberg's unpopular plans for a stadium on Manhattan's far West Side, and his last-minute shift to a cheaper, more popular alternative near Shea Stadium.

"Perhaps people think there was a healthy debate, and now the city can go forward with a more coordinated plan," added Weprin. "Because New Yorkers seem to want the Olympics."

The poll offered mostly good news for Bloomberg, whose approval rating is close to its highest level ever at 61% among registered voters.

The random telephone poll of 800 New Yorkers was taken last Wednesday and Thursday and has a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. Of the respondents, 629 were registered voters.

Although the mayor devoted enormous sums of time and political capital toward pushing his West Side stadium plan, only 38% of those polled said they thought the stadium's demise was a major factor in the city's loss.

At the same time, respondents seem divided over the mayor's handling of the Olympic bid, with 48% giving him a thumbs-up, 39% thumbs down, and 13% were not sure.

Those polled also had strong feelings about using taxpayer dollars to fund future stadiums, with 71% opposed to such expenditures.

As for the 2016 Games, the mayor has so far refused to say whether the city will pursue the event - an effort, some believe, to give the issue a rest until after the fall election.

David Saltonstall

Originally published on July 10, 2005
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Old July 11th, 2005, 01:40 AM   #2395
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If New York bids again, the USOC needs to be a little more rational in which city they pick this time. There were better bids for 2012, but they went with New York anyway.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #2396
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Toronto or Cape Town.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 06:03 AM   #2397
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Not possible for Singapore to bid for it. too small to host gargantuan capacity of people pouring to singapore to watch olympic



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Eindhoven 2016
or
Brabant 2016 (Tilburg - S'-Hertogenbosch - Eindhoven)
or
Jakarta 2016
or
Singapore 2016
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Old July 11th, 2005, 09:00 AM   #2398
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NEWLANDS RUGBY STADIUM (50,000) FOOTBALL




The hell they're playing soccer in a rugby stadium.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 01:27 PM   #2399
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Umm...I thought Bangkok would bid for this Olympics?!?
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