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Old January 10th, 2007, 01:53 PM   #3541
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:02 PM   #3542
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Old January 10th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #3543
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Buenos Aires ! ! !
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:06 PM   #3544
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Cape Town will only be bidding for 2020, after the Americas win in 2016 (Rio or Chicago).
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #3545
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I voted for Rio.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:11 PM   #3546
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Id love that to happen but I dont think they will win, I just wish they decide to bid at least.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:15 PM   #3547
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DENVER -- The U.S. Olympic Committee intends to bid for the 2016 Summer Games, clearing the way for Chicago or Los Angeles to become the country's official candidate this year.
Los Angeles had Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984. Chicago could be the candidated.

But I agree with BobDaBuilder: USA getting the Olympics for the 5th time? No, please...
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #3548
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My city Monterrey, probably won┤t get it but al least we have cool logo
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Old January 10th, 2007, 03:51 PM   #3549
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Los Angeles had Olympic Games in 1932 and 1984. Chicago could be the candidated.

But I agree with BobDaBuilder: USA getting the Olympics for the 5th time? No, please...
Perhaps not. But unless they really screw it up, they will get it. The US simply puts so much money into the games both from sponsers (coca cola, mcDonalds etc) and from NBC....

All that means that most insider belive that the US will get the games about once every 20 years...

So, as I said, unless they screw it up, they will win.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #3550
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Chicago: If the US gets it again, then its all Chicagos.
Los Angeles: Chicago covers this bid in virtually every facet.
Tokyo: Beijing a little soon??
Madrid: London a little soon?? Wont get it simply on the basis its a European country.
Rio de Janeiro: WC 14..... Olympics 16??? Very unlikely.
Doha: Didnt they do a fantastic Asian Games??
Buenos Aires: Isnt the country still in crisis??
Bangkok: City seems a little small but please correct me.
Istanbul: I cant see why not. But dont they lack the 'big stage' experience.
Cape Town or Durban: Alot depends on how WC 10 goes.
Toronto: Winter Olympics in 10 will seriously hurt its changes.
Dubai: Harsh conditions. i.e extreme conditions.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:35 PM   #3551
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Well it is either Los Angeles, Chicago or Rio would get the nod.
Argentina has a a recent history with bad finances.

It has been to Europe twice(as of 2012), Asia once and Oceania once since the americas have had the games in 1996. The big money is made by the IOC comes after and during a hosting in or near the golden time zone for tv coverage , the eastern time zone of north america.

Rio would be fulfilling the wish of the IOC to final host the games in south america. Africa is also another place jacques rogge has ided that the games should go to soon.

the lure of los angeles or chicago are great and Rio has to step up to the plate for their trial event the 2007 pan am games. Toronto is not interested in mounting a bid at this time.

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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:17 PM   #3552
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I think Cape Town has an excellent chance esp as the IOC (like FIFA) is keen to expand the hosting of the Olympics and pushing forward smaller, less extravagant games to enable more countries/cities to host.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 08:22 PM   #3553
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Can't believe some people actually voted for Qatar and Dubai... Qatar and the UAE (among many other Arab countries) ban people who have been to Israel from entering the country... So unless you want to make it the Arab League Olympics, thousands of international athletes have competed in Israel (actually Israel takes part in European sport championships).
Besides, the games should be awarded to a city/country that has some tradition in the world of sports...

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Old January 11th, 2007, 01:31 AM   #3554
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No more US cities. How many games have they staged now? It seems just about every 10 years they hold a winter or summer games. Enough!

Give it to somewhere in Central or South America.

IOC loves AMericas $$. it's that simple.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #3555
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What are the venues that Chicago proposes ?
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:23 AM   #3556
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:29 AM   #3557
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The venues are here:

http://www.chicagotraveler.com/chica...pics-plans.htm

The only new venue is a scalable temporary olympic stadium located in the Hyde Park neighborhood. The stadium would have 10,000 seats recessed in a bowl w/ an additional 80,000 above street grade. After the Games, the 80,000 would be removed.

The strength of the proposal is the compactness of the venues. The most distant venues are within 7 miles S and 6 miles NNE of the geographic center of the city (State and Madison). Everything can be reached within 55 min by bus in heavy traffic from the Olympic Village.

Some are speculating that the city is using this to gain support for the circle line plan on the CTA, found here:

http://www.chicago-l.org/plans/image...hasingPlan.jpg

The plan is conceptual, however, the first phase is complete. I'm not a big fan of using public spending on events like these, however, the L connector is something that is long overdue and much needed. If Chicago got the Games, didn't make a penny from it, and got the L, it would be money well spent.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 02:42 AM   #3558
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:27 AM   #3559
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Chicago: If the US gets it again, then its all Chicagos.
Los Angeles: Chicago covers this bid in virtually every facet.
Don't be so sure...The Chairman of the USOC is...that's right, Peter Uberroth - the former baseball commissioner, the chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and an Angeleno...

Much of Los Angeles' venue infrastructure exists already...

After the games, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will continue - with little alteration to the venue - to host USC and (assuming by then) NFL football games, in addition to many high-profile concerts and sports events. For Chicago's planned Olympic Stadium (whichdoes not even exist yet), assuming they get the games, their Olympic Stadium will be massively downsized to 10,000 seats and will essentially be a community center -a huge waste of money and resources!

The 1984 Olympics were the only games to produce a budget surplius, which was used to fund inner-city athletics programs. People like tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams were examples of people who benefitted from that program.

As for holding the games "so soon" after the last one, the 1924 Paris Olympics were held only 24 years after their first Olympics in 1900. Also in Cold Ware-era 1984, not every nation competed in the games due to an Eastern Bloc boycott.
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Old January 11th, 2007, 07:40 AM   #3560
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Don't be so sure...The Chairman of the USOC is...that's right, Peter Uberroth - the former baseball commissioner, the chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and an Angeleno...

Much of Los Angeles' venue infrastructure exists already...

After the games, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum will continue - with little alteration to the venue - to host USC and (assuming by then) NFL football games, in addition to many high-profile concerts and sports events. For Chicago's planned Olympic Stadium (whichdoes not even exist yet), assuming they get the games, their Olympic Stadium will be massively downsized to 10,000 seats and will essentially be a community center -a huge waste of money and resources!

The 1984 Olympics were the only games to produce a budget surplius, which was used to fund inner-city athletics programs. People like tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams were examples of people who benefitted from that program.

As for holding the games "so soon" after the last one, the 1924 Paris Olympics were held only 24 years after their first Olympics in 1900. Also in Cold Ware-era 1984, not every nation competed in the games due to an Eastern Bloc boycott.
Just a note, existing venues dont win olympic bids. Chicago if it is able to produce a firm stadium plan/deal has the O-factor to win an Olympic bid. Not that LA lacks the ability to win. The 1984 games were great...so now lets go there again? With so many great cities to choose from why return to LA?
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