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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 January 12th, 2007, 01:36 AM   #3621
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madrid of course, becase it is a latinoamerican capital of the world and it is an european capital,
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Sorry my english is so poor, of course madrid cause is one of the latinoamerican capitals of the world also of europe and it was the best in the last selection
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Sorry my english is so poor, of course madrid cause is one of the latinoamerican capitals of the world also of europe and it was the best in the last candidature
Please, stop with this spam! "Madrid is a Latinoamerican capital of the world"... Completely non-sense!
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Old January 12th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #3622
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this is unnecessary...provide a link to images regarding pan am but don't just flood a thread with images to make a point please...i am a rio supporter but this is not the way to do it.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 02:02 AM   #3623
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Sorry my english is so poor, of course madrid cause is one of the latinoamerican capitals of the world also of europe and it was the best in the last selection

Yeah whatever you trying to say..... getting back on topic, Los Angeles 2016.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 02:17 AM   #3624
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If the USOC selects LA for the US Olympic bid, there is about a .05% chance of the IOC selecting LA when there are so many other choices that would offer a new experience. Chicago at least has a shot at it.
32 years is a long time for a city that is economically beneficial for the Olympics.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #3625
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I've been in Chicago twice during the Summers, once when it was in August and another year in late July. Both times I was there it was very humid and hot, but was noticeably hotter and humid in August.

If it were the Winter Olympics I'd definitely pick Chicago, but we're talking about the Summer Olympics here...Its hard enough to sit outside when it gets that hot and humid. You want to risk heat exhaustion? I think weather plays a very important part, unless all the venues are built as domes or in other weather controlled environments...I don't see how its advantageous as an athlete to try to perform at the highest level and not be affected by the high relative humidity.
Here are the average daily highs and lows for Chicago from Mid Aug to mid-September: 57F to 78F or 14C to 26C. Humidity is high, relative to other cities, but it is at its highest in the morning and lowest in the mid-evening.

A few not so ideal climates for a July -August games:

1984: LA from mid July to early August. It was fine from a climate standpoint, with the exception of the air quality and the heat during the women's marathon that gave that a Swiss marathoner heat exhaustion.

1988: Seoul from Mid September to early Oct. Seoul can get really hot in July. So they hosted it in Sep.

1996: Atlanta from mid July to early Aug. Heat + humidity anyone? That's right, they had an Olympics in Atlanta from mid July. To early August. Stupid.

2000: Sydney. Mid Sep to early Oct. Season reversal pushes games back.

2004: Athens in the middle of August. Average day time temperature: 92F

September would work.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 03:05 AM   #3626
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Although i think Chicago could put on the best games i voted for Buenos Aires because it's about time S.America got the games. Rio has too much crime and they'll probably host the 2014 World Cup anyway.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 04:05 AM   #3627
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32 years is a long time for a city that is economically beneficial for the Olympics.
So LA is going to get the games every 32 years because it made a small profitt once in 1984 even though other American (and world cities) are capable of holding the games?

Some Angelenos seem to have a misconception that the IOC "owes" LA. The IOC I doubt has the same mentality.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:46 AM   #3628
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So LA is going to get the games every 32 years because it made a small profitt once in 1984 even though other American (and world cities) are capable of holding the games?

Some Angelenos seem to have a misconception that the IOC "owes" LA. The IOC I doubt has the same mentality.
Uh, no one complained when Paris got the games just 24 years after hosting it.

And no one flinched when London was awarded its third Olympiad.

I don't think the IOC "owes" Los Angeles anything. There are certain cities in this world that the IOC can depend on to host a truly great Olympiad - London, Paris, Los Angeles, Sydney among them. And then there are gambles, like Montreal, Atlanta or Munich.

The whole point of Los Angeles hosting in 2016 is that it's a much different city than it was in 1984 - there are many sports, cultural and entertainment venues that did not exist in 1984, as well as its mass transit infrastructure that did not exist back then. The fact that people like you refuse to recognize that - that it's a city that falls under your stereotypes and pretenses - is all the more reason for having the bid.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:52 AM   #3629
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Here are the average daily highs and lows for Chicago from Mid Aug to mid-September: 57F to 78F or 14C to 26C. Humidity is high, relative to other cities, but it is at its highest in the morning and lowest in the mid-evening.

A few not so ideal climates for a July -August games:

1984: LA from mid July to early August. It was fine from a climate standpoint, with the exception of the air quality and the heat during the women's marathon that gave that a Swiss marathoner heat exhaustion.
The '84 games were actually from late July to mid August. Air quality? Most Angelenos were out of town and traffic was pretty much nonexistent during the games. The concerns of heavy traffic and smog did not happen during the games.

And as for a Swiss runner passing out, if you have an African runner passing out, then that's when you really start worrying about the weather.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 10:55 AM   #3630
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If the USOC selects LA for the US Olympic bid, there is about a .05% chance of the IOC selecting LA when there are so many other choices that would offer a new experience. Chicago at least has a shot at it.
Didn't people say the exact same thing about NYC getting the 2012 bid?
"So many other choices that would offer a new experience." Right, and London gets their third Olympiad.
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:09 AM   #3631
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Old January 12th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #3632
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Logicaly: in America.
So, IMHO:
1- Toronto
2- Chicago
3- Rio (but Brasil will host WC 2014)
4- Mexico
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Old January 13th, 2007, 02:00 AM   #3633
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Logicaly: in America.
So, IMHO:
1- Toronto
2- Chicago
3- Rio (but Brasil will host WC 2014)
4- Mexico
Thats what iv been saying all along. Rio will get one, its only a matter of time. But 16 is way too early on many fronts.

Any european country is ruled out due to London getting the 12 games. And Africas or Cape Towns bid pretty much rests on how the WC goes. Asia... well Beijing in 08 pretty much rules them out. And then theres the Americas.... South only has one contender i have confidence in and thats Rio. But we rule them out for the above reason.

So as much as i hate it, it looks like the games are going to the States or Toronto again.
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Old January 13th, 2007, 02:11 AM   #3634
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I think either chicago or buenos Aires should get it. I just hope L.A. dosn't
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Old January 16th, 2007, 03:08 PM   #3635
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LA or Chicago, London has hosted 3 times, why not LA, although Chicago would be a nice Olympics, Sydney may finally be beaten as the best Olympic games of all time, although The 2008 games could take that title, I won't comment on the 2004 olympics
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Old January 18th, 2007, 09:03 AM   #3636
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Monterrey.......
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Old January 18th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #3637
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Old January 18th, 2007, 10:15 PM   #3638
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Old January 21st, 2007, 01:52 AM   #3639
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Im an Angelino and would love to see the games return to my city, since i was only 2 months old last time they were here, THE CITY IS READY. but if they do not win Chicago would be an excellent Choice, but the stadium will be an issue for them. GO CHICAGO!!!!!
Either than that i would pick a Latin American country. most likely RIO or SANTIAGO Chile!!


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Old January 21st, 2007, 01:58 AM   #3640
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