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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #5761
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NOT ANOTHER BORING GAMES IN CHICAGO, LIKE ATLANTA 1996, THE PRESENTAITON VIDEO OF CHICAGO IS BORING, THE WORSE RENDERINGS AND ANIMATIONS BETWEEN THE 4 CANDIDATES... MADRID AND RIO ARE THE BEST PRESENTED CITIES, CHECK THE VIDEOS AT YOUTUBE.
Ok, I fail to come to the same conclusion as you do though

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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #5762
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Onn, don't be mad.

He is just another Latin-America commie. This is very typical of him, in fact it is a very bad part of Latin-American culture: we tend to blame everyone but ourselves for our problems and cultivate poverty as a merit.
Just look at Hugo Chavez, Morales etc.

I mean, just look at the arguments used by most Brazilians: BAAAAAWWWW, ITS OUR TURN NOW, BAAAAAWWW
Its like someone with no qualifications applying for a job and saying he deserves it because he never had one and its his turn now.


But please don't go thinking that we are all like that. Oh, you have no idea how lucky your country is for not having a victim's complex and a socialist mentality enrooted in your people.

Thank god the presidential elections are coming up in 2010 already, hopefully we will get rid of him
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:01 PM   #5763
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Rio leads new ranking as the site for 2016

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Rio de Janeiro is the favorite to be chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games. This is the conclusion of the site Around the Rings, specializing in Olympic Bid, which released its rankings on Monday. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will make his choice on Friday in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Under the system of evaluation of the site, the river comes up with 84 points, one more than Chicago (USA). Madrid (ESP) and Tokyo (Japan) are tied at 80. In the previous ranking in June, the American city occupied the end of the ranking.

Another specialized site, the Games Bids, also puts the Rio de Janeiro as a favorite, with 61.61 points to 60.01 in Chicago.

See ranking of Around the Rings:

1 - Rio de Janeiro: 84 pt_set2 - Chicago: 83 pt_set3 - Madrid: 80 pt_set3 - Tokyo: 80 points

See ranking of Games Bids:

1 - Rio de Janeiro: 61.61 pt_set2 - Chicago: 60.01 pt_set3 - Tokyo: 59.20 pontos4 - Madrid: 57.80 points



http://oglobo.globo.com/esportes/mat...-767808653.asp
It really doesn’t mean much, it all comes down to the vote. I don't think Chicago has really made their case yet either, that will be when Michelle Obama gets up there and speaks. Rio has already played all of their cards.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:05 PM   #5764
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I give credit for the effort; however, I would rather see someone speak properly in their own language than butcher another. This is my point. I speak Spanish as well, however I know it is not my strong point. Instead of looking ridiculous and and completely ruining the language, I would rather speak in English. No one is forcing any member from Brazil to speak in English. So if you can't, don't.

TEBC, no, you have nothing to brag about. Correct you are, for once. We all know the Capitol city of Sao Paulo is the largest city in Brazil, and would have been a great Olympic host itself. I love reading up on other facts on how Sao Paulo completely dominates Brazil in most areas.
The whole point of speaking another language is to communicate with foreign people, just like we’re doing right here. No one will care if you feel offended by someone who doesn’t use the right articles or the proper verb tense in your language in order to communicate with you, as long as he gets the message across. Actually, you should be thankful that someone is speaking your language when talking to you. If you think someone is ridiculous for that, well, you're probably the only one
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:34 PM   #5765
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The whole point of speaking another language is to communicate with foreign people, just like we’re doing right here. No one will care if you feel offended by someone who doesn’t use the right articles or the proper verb tense in your language in order to communicate with you, as long as he gets the message across. Actually, you should be thankful that someone is speaking your language when talking to you. If you think someone is ridiculous for that, well, you're probably the only one


The ONLY people that should feel ridiculous are the ones who, in an attempt to seem condescending and somehow superior, feel the need to constantly point out an article posted the capitol as Rio, not Sao Paulo. Like people around the world honestly consider Brazil on the same level as Russia, The United States, China, Japan, etc. Sorry, you may be technically, but no. People don't; And saying you may be is a very large stretch. In all honesty, I like Rio, I think they would be a great host city. With that being said, the attitude of the people is despicable, and Rio does not deserve the right to host if it can't act the part. False websites, a leader demanding votes based on the fact that "awww we haven't hosted, so if you don't vote for us, you're voting against us." How about, no. We vote for a host city based on it's ability, not by a sympathy vote. I may seem totally arrogant and rude, but I'm just mimicking the tone set by Rio forumers before me.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #5766
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The ONLY people that should feel ridiculous are the ones who, in an attempt to seem condescending and somehow superior, feel the need to constantly point out an article posted the capitol as Rio, not Sao Paulo. Like people around the world honestly consider Brazil on the same level as Russia, The United States, China, Japan, etc. Sorry, you may be technically, but no.
I don't want to sound condescending and somehow superior, but the capital of Brasil is not Sao Paulo. It's Brasilia.

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I think they would be a great host city. With that being said, the attitude of the people is despicable, and Rio does not deserve the right to host if it can't act the part. False websites, a leader demanding votes based on the fact that "awww we haven't hosted, so if you don't vote for us, you're voting against us." How about, no. We vote for a host city based on it's ability, not by a sympathy vote. I may seem totally arrogant and rude, but I'm just mimicking the tone set by Rio forumers before me.
I commend you on the fact that you did succeed at sounding arrogant and rude when you mocked that user's perfectly serviceable English. On another note, I hope the IOC voters don't share your opinion on October 2nd. Lula sometimes puts his foot on his mouth, and that's his charm. After all, he's considered one of the most influential politicians of the world. And, by the way, the same speech worked for China in 2001, so who knows!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:50 PM   #5767
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Obama Will Travel to Copenhagen to Support Chicago's Bid for 2016 Games
By Amy Shipley
Washington Post Staff Writer
Monday, September 28, 2009; 10:38 AM

President Obama has decided to travel to Copenhagen to support the Chicago bid team seeking the 2016 Summer Games, a development that many expect could swing the vote for Chicago in Friday's selection.
"President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama symbolize the hope, opportunity and inspiration that makes Chicago great, and we are honored to have two of our city's most accomplished residents leading our delegation in Copenhagen," Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley said in a statement.

Madrid, Rio De Janeiro and Tokyo are also seeking the 2016 Summer Games. The site will be chosen with a secret ballot of the 100-plus members of the International Olympic Committee.
Since White House advisers expressed uncertainty three weeks ago about whether Obama would join Chicago's delegation, the president has faced increasing pressure from his home town to attend.
Obama's house sits in the midst of Chicago's compact venue plan, just blocks from the planned Olympic Stadium at a park on the city's south side.

"There is no greater expression of the support our bid enjoys, from the highest levels of government and throughout our country, than to have President Obama join us in Copenhagen for the pinnacle moment in our bid," said Patrick G. Ryan, Chicago 2016 chairman and chief executive.
The IOC's vote for Olympic host cities has been notoriously political in the past. London upset France for the 2012 Summer Games after former prime minister Tony Blair showed up; Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin seemed to influence Sochi's selection for the 2014 Winter Games.



The most recent U.S. city to bid for the Olympics was New York, which sought the 2012 Summer Games. New York's bid was hobbled when its plans for a $1 billion Olympic stadium blew up just a month before the selection. New York's bid team was represented by then-Sen. Hilary Clinton; President George W. Bush supported the bid through a video presentation.
Besides the Obamas and Daley, Chicago's delegation also will include White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, Illinois Gov.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:29 PM   #5768
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I'm a brazilian citizen, and, thus being, I believe this "insults" between the chicagoans fans vs rio fans are getting ridiculous. Each day, I'm getting worried and worried with this history of "olympics in Rio". In case of we win this, we'll have to do an amazing job for host this in a complete succesfull way. The world we'll be with all eyes on us, as they were on China, but chineses spent "rivers of cash" on the '08 games, cash that we don't have.

Host an Olympic Games is not as host a PanAm games. We did a great '07 PanAm Games, but, this was not a 100% perfect, some problems had happened there. Effective transportation system, security and the unpollutioning process of Guanabara Bay are my main concerns, and, I believe this will make the decision point of the ballot.

I do believe Rio is an amazing city, it's beutifull, has great beaches, blah, blah, blah, blah ... but, this only will not be sufficient. Still this, I'm chearing for Rio, and hope we'll get the 2016 Olympic Summer Games; these would be the third OG that I would be in (Atlanta'96 - total mess / Athens 2004 - were the other two), and this would really be very special for me. But win the ballot will be very difficult.

Don't be "enchanted" with what Globo.com, Games Bids and/or any other source of information are saying about our favoritism. Everything will be determined in the next friday. I hope that any of the 4 cities, for happiness, will became the host city of the 2016 OG, can host the best edition of the OG.

Good Luck to Chicago, Good Luck to Madrid, Good Luck to Rio de Janeiro and Good Luck to Tokyo. Next friday we'll know the winner!
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:30 PM   #5769
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If Obama's going he probably has advanced knowledge that Chicago is likely, or going to, clinch the games. I don't think he would waste the time and the money going otherwise.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:37 PM   #5770
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Perhaps we will get a surprise this time. In 2005 London wasn't the favourite.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 11:48 PM   #5771
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Mystery solved: Creator of pro-Rio Web site steps forward
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A 43-year-old Chicago advertising copywriter told the Chicago Tribune today that he was the creative mind behind ChicagoansForRio.com, ending a weeklong mini-mystery surrounding the satirical Web page that sought to raise questions about Chicago support for the city's bid for the 2016 Olympic Games.

Kevin Lynch has a pointed wit and a mild demeanor. He works at a Chicago advertising firm on the Magnificent Mile, but is also the author of a blog on creative marketing. He bought the Web address for ChicagoansForRio last March, when his initial enthusiasm for Chicago's bid began waning.

"I walked from the idea where I thought this was the type of city where something like that would do really well, to questions -- it was just the process after that," Lynch said.

He anonymously took ChicagoansForRio live on Sept. 20, he said, leaking a link to the Web site Chicagoist and NoGamesChicago.com, an organized opponent to the Chicago bid. From there, it became a social media phenomenon on Chicago blogs, Facebook pages and on Twitter.

What was unexpected was the whodunit response to the site, Lynch said. The culmination was a Friday report on the Canadian Olympics watchdog blog GamesBids.com that reported possible -- and, Lynch says, erroneous -- connections between ChicagoansForRio and Brazilian backers of the bid by Rio de Janeiro. The other cities still in consideration for the 2016 Games are Tokyo and Madrid, though many Olympics watchers believe the tightest race is behind the North and South American sites.

On Saturday, a spokeswoman for Rio de Janeiro's bid officially denied any connection between Brazil's Olympic committee and the satirical site in Chicago.

"The intention was not to cause an international incident," Lynch said.

And with a final vote on the 2016 host city coming Friday, what if it swayed International Olympic Committee voters in Copenhagen this week?

"If we don't get the bid, and you can blame it on a one-page Web site? I would suggest the bid wasn't so strong after all. In this contest, you really do have four great cities, and a lot of sentimental logic in Rio for the vote to go that way."

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If Obama's going he probably has advanced knowledge that Chicago is likely, or going to, clinch the games. I don't think he would waste the time and the money going otherwise.
Perhaps the President of Brazil, the Prime Minister of Japan and the Queen of Spain also miraculously "know"
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Perhaps the President of Brazil, the Prime Minister of Japan and the Queen of Spain also miraculously "know"
Could be.

But unfortunately for them, they aren't the President of the United States.
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Awesome Video! Rio is the perfect city to host a Olimpic Event!
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A fraudulent website linked back to Rio. The leader of a country "demanding" you vote for his nation.....can't wait to see what will be next.
End of controversy: site pro-Rio 2016 is made by a copywriter in Chicago
Kevin Lynch confirms that it is responsible for ChicagoansForRio.com, and says that his intention was not to cause 'international incident'


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Site is done by copywriter U.S. The controversy around the site ChicagoansForRio.com, which would be done by Brazilians, was unveiled on Monday. And the site is even produced by a resident of Chicago who is hoping to win the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro.


- The idea was not to cause an international incident - said the copywriter Kevin Lynch, 43, told the website of the Chicago Tribune.


According to Lynch, the idea of creating the site began in March because of his irritation over the candidacy of Chicago. He finally gave life to the idea on September 20 and ChicagoansForRio.com soon made his name for the account of comments on other sites.


- It was a way to show that I think that Rio is a city where an event like this can really make a difference - he says.


Robert Livingston, the founder of GamesBid.com, one of the sites specializing in coverage of the Olympic Bid, once said that he believed the pro-River site was done by Brazilians and broadcaster Fox News Chicago was instructed by the Chicago 2016 committee not to mention the site not to harm the American campaign.


Kevin Lynch says he does not want to be blamed for failure of Chicago.


- If you do not win the contest you can not say it was just because of one site. If we lose it will be because the application was not strong enough. Four strong candidates and a certain sentimental side weighing in favor of Rio - says.

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OMG. I wiil go cry for Rio 2016!
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Old September 29th, 2009, 02:15 AM   #5780
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Yeah, as stated above, they're not the President of the United States of America. That's a BIG difference, btw nice video of the Panamerican Games, i watched it on TV.
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