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London, UK 280 25.23%
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:40 AM   #3701
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Yes I rather to see US to host any Olympic games in any US cities that haven't host it before. I am tired of seeing some cities repeatly host it more than once. I think every major city deserves to have the turn to host it.
Not if they're unable. You can be a huge and powerful city and not be able to host the Olympics (see New York City). At this point, only 2 US cities are worthy of hosting the Olympics (LA and Chicago).
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #3702
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Africa period should host in 2020. Be it Nairobi, Cape Town, or even Cairo. Cairo. THAT would be a opening ceromony I would kill to see.

i am having amazing theatrical visions of wonder as i type this..that would be a show to rival anything that has gone b4 it
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #3703
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i am having amazing theatrical visions of wonder as i type this..that would be a show to rival anything that has gone b4 it
well, lets hope the 2010 world cup incorporates all african cultures. I suppose all we can hope for is that we dont end up shooting ourselves in the head after/during the ceremony. germany 2006 was bad enough.
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Old April 10th, 2007, 01:55 AM   #3704
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Rio Complex for Panamerican Games 2007!! that´s why Rio deserves Summer Games 2016

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Chegamos ao terceiro thread. Como no anterior, vou postar fotos das principais obras em andamento e de algumas já prontas. Todas elas foram tiradas entre o final de março e princípio de abril:

Em fase de construção:

Estádio Olímpico Municipal João Havelange (Engenhão)









Arena Multiuso









Parque Aquático Maria Lenk









Velódromo









Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso (Maracanãzinho)









Estádio de Remo da lagoa





Já Concluídas ou em fase de acabamento:

Parque Aquático Júlio Delamare





Estádio Jornalista Mário Filho (Maracanã)





Prédios da Vila Pan-americana



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Old April 10th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #3705
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Old April 10th, 2007, 02:20 AM   #3706
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to me, the 2016 OG go to a city in the American Continent, last time was in Atlanta 1996....

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-Rio de Janeiro
-Chicago
-Monterrey
-Toronto
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Old April 11th, 2007, 10:47 PM   #3707
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Los Angeles of course because it's pretty close to my place
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Old April 11th, 2007, 10:50 PM   #3708
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I'd like to see it in St. Petersburg, Russia
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Old April 11th, 2007, 11:07 PM   #3709
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Old April 12th, 2007, 04:48 AM   #3710
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Chicago, even though it is not on the list. It is likely one of the toughest competitors in the competition.
Whats with Japan? Kenya? Those are countries...
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Old April 13th, 2007, 08:38 AM   #3711
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Old April 13th, 2007, 06:55 PM   #3712
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Well..tomorrorw, we'll know who will represent the US for the 2016 Olympic games.

LA vs Chicago.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:53 PM   #3713
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Los Angeles is out, Chicago won the US competition.
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Old April 14th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #3714
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Old April 15th, 2007, 12:06 AM   #3715
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Chicago is U.S. candidate for '16 Olympics

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Chicago is U.S. candidate for '16 Olympics


By Philip Hersh
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Published April 14, 2007


WASHINGTON -- An effort that came as something of a surprise when it was initiated a year ago produced another surprise Saturday, when Olympic ingénue Chicago beat Games veteran Los Angeles to become the U.S. bid city for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

``We are very grateful the United States Olympic Committee has given us this opportunity,'' Chicago 2016 chairman Patrick Ryan said after the USOC board of directors voted for what could become the first Midwest Olympics since the St. Louis Summer Games of 1904.

Chicago now moves into the international phase of the competition, which begins officially Sept. 15, when candidates must submit their bids to the International Olympic Committee. The IOC will select the 2016 host in October 2009.

``The bidding process for 2016 has not yet been launched but we welcome the choice of Chicago, which has been officially selected today by the USOC,'' IOC president Jacques Rogge said. ``No doubt this was an interesting contest.

``We are happy to have an American city in the race and look forward to receiving Chicago's official bid.''

Chicago's rivals in the 2016 competition likely will include Rio de Janeiro, Madrid, Rome, Tokyo and Prague. Baku, Azerbaijan and Doha, Qatar, improbable dreamers, also may enter the race.

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Friday his city would bid again if a city from the Americas were not named 2016 host. Although the IOC has no rules about geographical distribution of the Olympics, there have not been consecutive Summer Games on the same continent since 1948 (London) – 1952 (Helsinki).

The Saturday vote followed the cities' final presentations to the 11-member board in a closed meeting. USOC vice-president Bob Ctvrtlik, who has overseen the domestic bid process, said Friday he thought those presentations ``will be decisive.''

Los Angeles was expected to emphasize its history as the United States' pre-eminent Olympic city, the fact that all its major venues are built, and the bonus its entertainment community would bring in helping the Olympics revive sagging appeal to young people.

Chicago planned to focus on the compact, athlete-friendly nature of its plans, which would center the Games in the heart of downtown and the city's parks, creating an Olympic celebration in a striking setting and making travel times for athletes minimal. But Chicago had to overcome questions about the financial viability of its plans with the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Village and aquatics facility yet to be built.

A Chicago Olympic bid for 2016 once seemed improbable. The city formed a committee to investigate a bid for 2008 but quickly rejected that idea. Richard M. Daley, then and now the mayor, went so far as to call Olympic bidding a con game because the USOC was demanding $50,000 just to get into the competition.

Now, Daley explains the reluctance to the earlier bid as having been related to a feeling there was no chance for a U.S. city to win the 2008 Games. The USOC eventually decided not to present a candidate in what became the coronation of Beijing as host city.

When Chicago decided to bid for 2016, it had almost no involvement in Olympics sports for 50 years, since the 1959 Pan American Games in Chicago. Los Angeles had been host of two highly successful Summer Games, in 1932 and 1984.

Yet Atlanta won the USOC vote to bid for the Centennial 1996 Olympics with even less demonstration of past Olympic interest, then went on to a shocking victory in the IOC vote.

First-time bidders rarely win in the IOC vote, with Atlanta as an exception.

Chicago has bid previously, but not in the last 35 years, which made the 2016 effort essentially a first-time bid. But Ryan did not see it as merely laying groundwork for another attempt in four years.

``Should you go in and serve your apprenticeship knowing you are going to lose? There is too much money involved and too much time and psychic energy involved to just kind of rehearse knowing you can't win,'' Ryan said.

``I talked to the New York people (who lost to London in the 2012 bidding), some of whom had worked 11 years, only to not win. That is pretty devastating. It's not unlike somebody training for the Olympics for all those years and never achieving it.''

Chicago's mandate in the domestic bid process was to convince the board it could win enough IOC votes to be named host city. That meant overcoming the widely perceived idea that the city has a low international profile compared to Los Angeles, the world's entertainment capital and frequent host of World Cup and world championship events in Olympic sports.

For Chicago, as it seeks IOC votes, that task has been complicated by rules established in the wake of the Salt Lake Olympic bid scandal. Cities no longer can invite IOC members to visit but can show them the city if they come for personal business or because of their involvement in international sports federations.

``It would be certainly better if we could bring them all in; obviously we can't,'' Ryan said. ``But I think a lot of people are much more aware of Chicago than is generally known.

``There has been so much that has happened in this city in the past decade. The old feeling of urban sprawl and the reputation of the 20s and 30s, you don't hear that. People are really conscious of Chicago being a great global city.''

The IOC wants to spread the Olympics around the globe, and the Games never have been in South America or Africa. That gives added weight to a Rio candidacy, especially if the Brazilian city does a good job as host of the 2007 Pan American Games in July.

Yet Rio now is the only bidder for the 2014 soccer World Cup. Hosting two events of the magnitude of the World Cup and Olympics within barely two years may be beyond Brazil's capabilities.

Two countries have done it: Germany in 1972-74, and the United States in 1994-96.

Both events were significantly smaller in the 1970s–-the World Cup had 16 teams compared to the current 32, and the Olympics had 7,100 athletes from 122 countries and 195 events compared to the current 10,500 athletes from 203 countries and 301 events.

The 1994 World Cup had just 24 teams, while the 1996 Olympics had 10,300 athletes from 197 countries and 271 events.

The USOC process that ended Saturday began in early 2006 with five candidates. The USOC eliminated Philadelphia and Houston in its first cut last July. San Francisco, one of the original three finalists, withdrew in November when its Olympic Stadium plans collapsed.

``The IOC is always pleased to see cities expressing their interest in hosting the Olympic Games,'' IOC president Rogge said. ``This demonstrates the popularity of the Games and the understanding that cities have of how the Games are a unique project which not only brings joy to the people of the city and country for 16 days of sporting competition, but a project whose benefits go even further by acting as a catalyst and vehicle for a city's and a country's projects.''



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Old April 15th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #3716
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GO CHICAGO!
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:41 AM   #3717
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No one can beat Rio de Janeiro this time!!
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Old April 15th, 2007, 05:45 AM   #3718
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No one can beat Rio de Janeiro this time!!
I agree...VIVA RIO!!!!
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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:09 PM   #3719
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Give it to Rio, North American cities have had enough Olympics to last them another 100 years.

To be honest, with the anti-American feelings I seriously doubt anyone would vote for anywhere in America now anyhow. Cross of Asia, Middle East, Europe, Africa.

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Old April 16th, 2007, 03:29 PM   #3720
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I think that may be naive Bob. Plenty would vote for the US and I think they're favourites for 2016.
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