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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 August 21st, 2008, 09:25 PM   #4841
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Ι wouldn't like to see any olympics in USA again soon. There are many countries which are more capable and waiting to host the event. I believe the memories from Atlanta 1996 will be one of the reasons that the IOC members will vote for any other country.
As for the cyber attacks on the computer system, I think this would have happened anywhere that year, not just Atlanta. One must remember that Microsoft's operating system at that time was vulnerable to cyber attacks. Ask anyone who owned a PC. It was more 1996 than Atlanta.

As for the transit difficulties, Atlanta only had a starter rail system. Chicago and New York have much larger and effective rail networks. Its not fair to compare another American city as similar to Atlanta. I'm rooting for Chicago, but won't be disappointed with Rio. I believe its time for Southern hemisphere countries and cities to win the Olympic games, both summer and winter. And despite the upheaval of the seasonal sports.

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Old August 21st, 2008, 09:39 PM   #4842
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Just bringing information for the discussion about Atlanta. No intention of trolling.
Did you happen to read the title of the thread?
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Old August 21st, 2008, 09:52 PM   #4843
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Chicago would host a great games.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 10:33 PM   #4844
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Tokyo

because it is so...


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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:24 PM   #4845
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I haven't really been following the stadium issue for these 4 bids, but what would the Olympic stadium venues for the Chicago and Tokyo bids be?
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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:35 PM   #4846
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I think Rio or Tokyo will get it. Madrid has no chance, because 2012 will be in Europe. I think Chicago will get some votes, but lose the final, because IOC will give a chance to another country.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 11:57 PM   #4847
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He-he-he. Just look at the odds per London bookies...

http://odds.bestbetting.com/specials...-2016-olympics

Yeah, I really hope Rio is the frontrunner...until the final night, of course!!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 06:02 AM   #4848
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 07:24 AM   #4849
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Honestly i want some place that will be warm & fun

so either Madrid, Rio, or Chicago :]

but how hott are Chicago Summers ??
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:32 AM   #4850
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A new video I found on youtube showing Rio's beauty
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then check this out
Well, it's very obvious that Rio has a diverse landscape, a breathtaking Ocean beach, unique culture, delicious cuisine, and good-looking people, while the Chicago video shows a repeating image of the same downtown area ..............

I know that's not the Chicago Olympic promotional video, so I wish the official video will show other things in Chicago, such as the lake front with gentle waves, a park, Jazz music, Deep-dish Pizza, Hot Dog, and Italian beef sandwich.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #4851
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OG in Chicago would be the third in a period of 32 years in the U.S. (plus Winter Games in 1932/1960/1980/2002). Don't be greedily, americans!

It's Rios or Tokyos turn!
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 09:59 AM   #4852
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OG in Chicago would be the third in a period of 32 years in the U.S. (plus Winter Games in 1932/1960/1980/2002). Don't be greedily, americans!

It's Rios or Tokyos turn!
If the IOC didnt want us to host we wouldnt be a finalist. Dont blame us for trying to host the games when someone else is interested. Besides, its not so much the US putting forward the bid as it is Chicago by itself.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:24 PM   #4853
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If the IOC didnt want us to host we wouldnt be a finalist. Dont blame us for trying to host the games when someone else is interested. Besides, its not so much the US putting forward the bid as it is Chicago by itself.

Even Madrid is a finalist and they won't have any chance to host the games in 2016. It is too close to London 2012 and Barcelona 1992.
I spent a few days in Chicago ten years ago, it's an amazing city on the shore of Lake Michigan. I'm sure that the windy city is able to host the games, but it would be the 5th time for the USA, this is not o.k.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 01:59 PM   #4854
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I would like to see the games back in the US, but this time in a better city than Atlanta. Chicago, New York, Washington-Baltimore, etc... would all be good choices.

Having said that, my ideal pick for 2016 would be Toronto. Great city, shame it hasn't hosted an Olympics yet.....
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 03:23 PM   #4855
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I hope it goes to Rio as it’s a top class city and the Olympics need to spread out it’s about time that an Olympics went to South America and Brazil. And although Rio does have its faults I'm sure having an Olympics can be a catalyst for Improved infrastructure and I think that the Olympic effect would be felt greater in Rio than in any of the other candidate cities.
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:23 PM   #4856
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OG in Chicago would be the third in a period of 32 years in the U.S. (plus Winter Games in 1932/1960/1980/2002). Don't be greedily, americans!

It's Rios or Tokyos turn!
Well, you have to remember, the 1984 Games were given to us because no other nation was willing to step up and take them after the debacle in Montreal in 1976, combined with memories of the attacks in Munich in 1972 and knowledge that there was a very good chance tons of nations would boycott the 1980 Olympics (which, of course, did happen). The Olympics were pretty desperate at that point - in 1978, when the 1984 games were awarded to LA, the last 2 games had been disasters for seperate reasons, and the 1980 games weren't looking much better - yet LA stepped up and put on a fantastic Olympic games. So, it is true that America has hosted a lot of games recently, but that's because in 1984, we were the IOC's only option, and we were the only nation willing to step up and put on the Olympics and get the event back on its feet.

Plus, Chicago already has the existing infrastructure for an Olympic games, which is extremely important given the fact that a lot of cities which build all new venues for the Olympics often wind up in extremely tough financial decisions afterwards. While Chicago will need to build an Olympic Stadium, most of the other venues that would be used are already existing. Thus, the risk of financial loss is lessened (plus, the US can absorb a financial hit a lot easier than other nations).
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Old August 22nd, 2008, 08:52 PM   #4857
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Violence and commercialism wrack Atlanta Games

On day nine of the Games a bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park leaving two dead and more than 100 injured

The 1996 Olympics were meant to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the modern Olympics. Instead, terrorism, logistical nightmares and over-the-top commercialism marred the event. What took place in the early morning hours of July 27 left a lasting memory on the Atlanta Games. For the first time in 24 years, terrorism reared its ugly head at the Olympics.

Not since the 1972 murders of 11 Israeli athletes had there been such violence at the event hailed as a symbol of world peace. On day nine of the Atlanta Olympics, a bomb exploded at Centennial Olympic Park, leaving two people dead and more than a hundred injured. Richard Jewell, a security officer at the Games, who had found the bomb, was wrongfully fingered as a suspect, and became the target of a media witch-hunt for the culprit.

Flush with money and mistakes

While lax security measures in Atlanta were not fully to blame for the bombing, the same cannot be said for the rest of the Olympic organization.

The transportation system was overcrowded and chaotic. Bus drivers — who were brought in from around the country — were not properly trained, resulting in many athletes being shuttled to the wrong venues and others showing up for their events with only minutes to spare. There were stories of buses breaking down and countless delays for athletes and media personnel.

The computer system caused further glitches. The computerized scoring system was slow in releasing results and failed frequently. In one instance, the $40-million system incorrectly awarded records to all the weightlifters in one event, including the two athletes who failed the lift.

The organizers' blunders couldn't be blamed on lack of money. Previous Olympics had enjoyed corporate funding, but Atlanta ushered in a new era. The world's largest sporting event was turned into the world's biggest marketing tool. Multinational corporations' products and logos where omnipresent throughout the Games, with Coca-Cola — whose head office is in Atlanta — leading the way.

http://www.cbc.ca/olympics/history/s...tory-1996.html
the last three things you posted i can understand. i mean it was poor planing. Posting a terrorist attack is a complete ******* move though. Its like saying don't visit New York because of 9/11

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Old August 22nd, 2008, 11:36 PM   #4858
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I totally ignored MGM's post. What does he know? He wasn't even there. That's like the Pope advising people on marriage on birth control when he has NO FIRST-HAND knowledge of exactly what it takes. ANd of course, only fools listen to him in that regard.

I can rebut his charges because I worked with ACOG but they are so blown outta proportion and ludicrous they aren't worth replying to.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:30 AM   #4859
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I think 2016 may as well go to Chicago. America loves the Olympics (despite NBC's terrible coverage) and has done more for the Olympics than any other nation.
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Old August 23rd, 2008, 01:33 AM   #4860
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Its South America turn! You have Atlanta '96!
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