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London, UK 280 25.23%
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Moscow, Russia 90 8.11%
New York, USA 206 18.56%
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Old January 21st, 2007, 05:45 AM   #3641
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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.
An an european who sees what a canadian sees. The IOC knows where their bread is buttered and it is the eastern time zone of the united states of america.

I believe it will be the Americas and that includes Rio. Chicago I really cant see no offence. Los Angeles I can easily see the third time because their three big differences between LA and London .
A. LA has the american network tv situated there with many of the powerful people in that industry. B. fact a. leads to access to madison avenue and the centre of the advertisement world and C. Los Angeles has a track record of being successful Financially with the games where as london has never been able to pull that off and probably will not even after trying to use the path los angeles 1984 invented in saving the games. Rio may pull it off from the stand point of new and never in south america and being only two hour ahead the eastern time zone which america networks would benefit from .

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Old January 21st, 2007, 12:22 PM   #3642
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I have to go with Chicago. To be honest I hope Toronto doesn't get it, just for the fact that I don't want to waste millions or billions on another Olympic Games.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 09:55 PM   #3643
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Well...hard to say which city will host the 2016 Olympics! I voted Madrid even tough London was before. USA is a bit to boring for the Olympics and other cities don't stand out in my opinion. Maybe Cape Town or Istanbul...
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Old January 24th, 2007, 04:09 AM   #3644
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The first real renders of intial plans for Chicago's bid came out today....


Some things I like, some are just ok, some could be improved on, all in all not bad though I think.


courtesy of the Chicago Tribune...












More photos from Chicago 2016 commitee web page...
http://www.chicago2016.org/venue_gallery.aspx

McCormick Place - Volleyball, Weightlifting, Handball, Wrestling, Judo, Fencing, Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Modern Pentathlon (Fencing and Shooting), Rhythmic gymnastics and Badminton

Olympic Sports Complex at Northerly Island — Beach Volleyball, BMX, Track Cycling

Olympic Tennis Center at Lincoln Park — Tennis

Lakefront Rowing Course — Rowing

Olympic Whitewater Course at Lincoln Park — Canoe-Kayak: Slalom

UIC Pavilion — Boxing

United Center — Gymnastics, Basketball

Soldier Field — Football (Soccer) preliminaries and finals

Chicago State University — Basketball Preliminaries

Allstate Arena — Basketball Preliminaries

Northwestern University (Ryan Field) — Football (Soccer) Preliminaries

Northern Illinois University (Huskie Stadium) — Football (Soccer) Preliminaries

University of Minnesota (TCF Stadium) — Football (Soccer) Preliminaries


Map of Venues...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...1/27524054.pdf

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...-sportstop-hed

City unveils Olympics plans

By Kathy Bergen
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Published January 23, 2007, 5:27 PM CST

Chicago sought to portray its push for the 2016 Olympics as eminently doable Tuesday, saying 80 percent of the cost to build a stadium and other sports venues will be paid for with Olympics revenues, and the remainder with private donations.

The city's ability to present an ironclad plan is crucial as it vies against Los Angeles to represent the United States in the international competition to be the host city. Los Angeles, which has mounted two previous Olympics, has most facilities already in place

In a press conference Tuesday morning, the day after the two cities filed bid books with the U.S. Olympic Committee, the Chicago 2016 Bid Committee revealed a host of fresh details:

--A temporary stadium at Washington Park, the linchpin for the Games, has reduced in size, while cost estimates have risen. The plan now calls for 80,000 seats, rather than 95,000, to trim costs. This is estimated to cost $316 million.

-- After the stadium is dismantled, another $50 million will be spent to construct a lasting amphitheater in Washington Park. The facility, for cultural and sporting events, will seat 5,000, down from the 10,000 originally planned.

-- The combined cost of the temporary stadium and the amphitheater, $366 million, is up from earlier estimates of $300 million to $320 million. A nationally known contractor has committed to build it for that amount, adjusted for inflation, though ultimately the project will go out for bid.

--The stadium design was unveiled, showing a bowl-shape arena, with a partial roof over seating for Olympics officials and the media. An outer skin will display dramatic images of Olympic athletics, and live coverage of the events will be projected on huge screens, at Washington Park and in other city parks, including Grant Park.

--The overall plan, which concentrates most venues downtown, by the lakefront or in city parks, becomes even more downtown-centric, with a decision to move the rowing competition from the South Side lakefront to Monroe Harbor. The cost of adapting the harbor is estimated at $60 million.

--Six private developers have signed letters of intent to bid on construction of a $1.1 billion Olympic Village, to be erected on a platform above the truck parking lot at McCormick Place. This project, too, will go out for bid. Officials said the city is committed to seeing an Olympic Village complex, even if Chicago does not get the Games. The goal is to transform and create a new community that will be very much like the high-rise communities along North Lake Shore Drive.



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Chicago Olympic design unveiled

January 23, 2007
BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
Chicago’s Olympic planners today unveiled the design and financing for an 80,000-seat, $366 million collapsible stadium in Washington Park and a $1.1 billion Olympic Village that would be built whether or not Chicago wins the 2016 Summer Games.

Chicago 2016 Chairman Pat Ryan also predicted that a Chicago games would generate a surplus in the “hundreds of millions of dollars” because of Chicago’s strategic location with 60 million people within a half-day’s drive.


With 15,000 fewer seats than originally planned, the stadium-in-a-park would include a sweeping partial roof, 117 luxury suites and club seats to generate even more revenue. Two-thirds of the seats would be in a temporary grandstand. The stadium would be wrapped in photographs of Olympic heroes to cover an otherwise mundane temporary skin.

There would be no parking, putting a premium on an Olympic transportation system to be developed in conjunction with the CTA.

The stadium — and the 5,000-seat, “Ravinia-esque” amphitheater that would be left behind — would be financed, in part, by $50 million in rights fees paid for by developers of the Olympic Village.

Roughly 16,000 athletes would be housed there during the games — on air rights above an ugly truck staging area for McCormick Place. Both before and after the games, the site would house 5,000 units of market-rate and affordable housing and hotels with up to 1,000 rooms.

The remaining $300 million in soup-to-nuts stadium construction funds would come from so-called “domestic sponsorships” sold to corporations interested in tying their names to the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Ryan said a “nationally known construction company” has examined the design and financing and has committed to building the stadium “at that price,” with inflationary adjustments for labor and materials. That’s even though there will be an open competition. And six developers chomping at the bit to build on 37 prime lakefront acres that do not now exist have signed “letters of intent” to bid on the Olympic Village project.

That should provide the guarantee that the U.S. Olympic Committee needs to choose Chicago over Los Angeles to advance to an international competition expected to include:

Rio de Janeiro; Tokyo; Madrid; Istanbul, Doha, Qatar, and, possibly New Delhi.

“If there’s uncertainty on the regulatory [or financing] side, we won’t win. We know that. We’re getting rid of the uncertainty,” Ryan told a news conference called to unveil further details of Chicago’s Olympic bid book.

Doug Arnot, director of sports and operations for Chicago 2016, also revealed that the rowing venue originally planned for an area “from 31st Street all the way south to the state of Michigan” has been moved to Monroe Harbor.

The change would require construction of a $60 million jetty and the temporary relocation of up to 1,000 private boats currently docked there.

But, Arnot said the payoff would be well worth it. Not only would Monroe Harbor be enlarged with calmer waters for returning boaters. It would provide a lasting impression of Chicago for all the world to see.

“This venue is the signature of the Chicago Games. It gives the world a daily view of the lake, the parks, the skyline. It’s going to be spectacular,” Arnot said.

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Old January 24th, 2007, 09:18 AM   #3645
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Those renders look really cool, but i think dubai should get it. it would be a very uniqe olympic.
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Old January 24th, 2007, 10:36 AM   #3646
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The first real renders of intial plans for Chicago's bid came out today....


Some things I like, some are just ok, some could be improved on, all in all not bad though I think.


courtesy of the Chicago Tribune...











Map of Venues...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/media/...1/27524054.pdf

http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...-sportstop-hed

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The rendering of Chicago games looks fantastic (I especially like the stadium). Well...now I changed my mind a bit! Chicago has good chances to host the Olympics.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 07:25 AM   #3647
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new renders via spyguy...

Tennis


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Olympic Village at night
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Old March 8th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #3648
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ATHENS every olympic year
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Old March 8th, 2007, 10:39 AM   #3649
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love that archery pic.
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Old March 8th, 2007, 11:44 AM   #3650
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I think they should be held in a continent that has never hosted them so far, i.e. Africa or South America. But I guess it's difficult to held them in Africa outside SA and they already have one big event in the next years.
So my favourite would be Buenos Aires
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:16 PM   #3651
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But I guess it's difficult to held them in Africa outside SA and they already have one big event in the next years.
Why should that matter? The IOC decides on the best host city for the Olympic Games - unless a major sporting competition is scheduled for exactly the same time, other events are irrelevant.
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Old March 9th, 2007, 10:20 PM   #3652
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there aren't plans for Istanbul 2016
and i heard nothing from a 2016 Istanbul bid
altough there is a law that the state should bid for the olympics
i don't think that they will bid this time
Turkey concentrates himself more to EURO 2016
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animated video flyover of the Chicago Olympic venues.

http://video.nbc5.com/player/?id=80710
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animated video flyover of the Chicago Olympic venues.

http://video.nbc5.com/player/?id=80710
Its really cool, but it needed some music or some narration, seemed a bit cold, and the city seemed a bit smoggish due to the effects of the video..that velodrome roof is a bit low, and the aquatic centre roof too.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 01:06 PM   #3655
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Hmm.. for some reason LA doesnt strike me as a good feeling bid. It might pack all the punches but as a host it seems to lack that special something that makes an olympics. For me, of the US cities, Chicago has that. Its a city in the true sense, not the bastardised version that is LA.
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Old March 10th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #3656
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Hmm.. for some reason LA doesnt strike me as a good feeling bid. It might pack all the punches but as a host it seems to lack that special something that makes an olympics. For me, of the US cities, Chicago has that. Its a city in the true sense, not the bastardised version that is LA.
Now try explaining that to some LA supporters. But then again you're not allowed since you weren't born in LA, didn't attend the LA games and you but from Durban....that what they will tell you for having an opinion.
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CAPE TOWN WILL NOT WIN!! FACT!!!
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Old March 10th, 2007, 03:53 PM   #3658
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CAPE TOWN WILL NOT WIN!! FACT!!!
smart boi/girl since south africa is not entering a city into the 2016 race.
p.s. caps not necessary to make a point.
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If Toronto bids I think they will have a god chance. And plus it would be an amzing games if toronto hosted! Toronto is the most culturaly diversed city in the world. Hionest;y it would be like bringing the world to the centre of the universe!
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If Toronto bids I think they will have a god chance. And plus it would be an amzing games if toronto hosted! Toronto is the most culturaly diversed city in the world. Hionest;y it would be like bringing the world to the centre of the universe!
i highly doubt toronto is the centre of the universe. but yes a toronto games at a waterfront setting would be amazing.
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