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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 September 30th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #5881
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I'll be happy with either Chicago or Rio de Janeiro.

Rio de Janeiro probably more so. It's time for South America.

As for Chicago, it's a great city and a great bid. If you look at previous American Olympic Games, and their respectivel legacy's for their city, there has been nothing totally remarkable. There is little to no trace of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, in terms of its impact on the city culture. As for Atlanta, well that was just a giant screw up, Atlanta should NOT be an Olympic city. Mistake. That's why Chicago could be the first truely remarkable American Olympiad, there is a true sense of civic pride - and it's an international city, unlike Atlanta. I just feel it might be too soon for the US - however they will just continue to bid. Hopefully if the US does get 2016, they are content for at least a good 40 years to allow some real continental rotation.

Tokyo - maybe in the future, but not 2016. I'd like to see the Olympics in another part of Asia, like India or Malaysia.

Madrid - it just bores me. It's too soon for Spain, wait until 2028 at least. By then, Barcelona could even bid again. A second Barcelona Olympics could be cool.
Have you been to Atlanta?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:35 AM   #5882
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Atlanta was an embarrassment to the Olympic games. Thankfully, the Olympics will never come back to a city like Atlanta while the New Yorks, Rios and Madrids of the world are interested in hosting.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #5883
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Atlanta was an embarrassment to the Olympic games. Thankfully, the Olympics will never come back to a city like Atlanta while the New Yorks, Rios and Madrids of the world are interested in hosting.
I agree. Athens or Toronto should have hosted in 96. That said, Atlanta shouldnt be holding back Chicago.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:49 AM   #5884
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Atlanta was an embarrassment to the Olympic games. Thankfully, the Olympics will never come back to a city like Atlanta while the New Yorks, Rios and Madrids of the world are interested in hosting.
Atlanta did well for its size and the Atlanta 1996 legacy is amazing. All the permanent venues are still in use. There's a museum devoted to the games and there's also Centennial Olympic Park right in the heart of the city. This whole thread needs to get back on topic. This thread is under stadiums/sports arenas and it seems people want to talk about which city chould be chosen. THIS THREAD SHOULD BE ABOUT THE STADIUMS ONLY!
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Old September 30th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #5885
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Atlanta was ok, good competition, profitible, whats the problem?

It shouldn't be knocked just because it didn't use gaudy over-the-top architecture, like more recent olympics.

It has one of the best legacies ever for an olympics.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:08 AM   #5886
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:21 AM   #5887
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Lets hope Cariocas use bad form in Copenhagen and try to make instances of crime an issue. Great strategy.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:38 AM   #5888
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Ok Ok. The "New Yorker" published a story yesterday talking about the crimes of Rio. Sad Coincidence.

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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:46 AM   #5889
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THIS THREAD SHOULD BE ABOUT THE STADIUMS ONLY!
Well lets get to it then

Chicago 2016 venues:

Olympic Stadium (80,000 cap.):


Soldier Field (61,000):



United Center (up to 23,000)



McCormick Place:




Lakefront venues:


Aquatics Center (and other Washington Park facilities):





For Football Matches:

Meadowlands Stadium, NJ (82,500):


The Rose Bowl, CA (92,500):


TCF Bank Stadium, MN (51,000):


Lincoln Financial Field (68,500):


Jack Kent Stadium, MA (91,700)



If Baseball/Softball returns to the Olympics, it has two of the very best

Wrigley Field (41,100):




New Comiskey Park (47,100):



As well as two other world class stadiums nearby:

Miller Park, WI (41,900):



Busch Stadium, MO (46,900):

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Old September 30th, 2009, 01:57 AM   #5890
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Rio de Janeiro cancels World Cup swimming event over lack of funding

ROME - A World Cup swimming event scheduled for Rio de Janeiro next month has been cancelled after organizers failed to come up with enough funding.



The announcement comes at a particularly delicate moment, with Rio competing against Chicago, Madrid and Tokyo in Friday's vote to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

"There are no financial resources. They cannot find any funding. They say they cannot do it," Cornel Marculescu, the executive director of swimming governing body FINA, said Tuesday.

The World Cup page on FINA's website has a line crossing out the Rio meet, with the word "cancelled" printed twice.

Marculescu said Rio informed FINA of the decision "two or three weeks ago," adding that the Brazilian city has also pulled out of hosting World Cup events from 2010-13.

Marculescu refused to speculate if the cancellations would have any effect on the IOC vote.

"I only know about my own sport, and there will be no World Cup in Rio for the next four years," he said. "The Olympic Games is a different budget. Rio's proposals for aquatics venues are very good."

The move is also surprising because of interest generated after Cesar Cielo swept the 50-and 100-metre freestyle events in Rome a few months ago for Brazil's first gold medals in 27 years at a swimming world championship.

Belo Horizonte has hosted a World Cup event for the last several years, but the Brazilian federation wanted to move the meet to Rio to attract a better international field.

"Belo Horizonte is difficult to get to," Marculescu noted. "You have to change planes in Rio or Sao Paulo."

Without Rio, only five World Cup events will be held this year - in Durban, South Africa; Moscow, Stockholm, Berlin and Singapore.

From 2010-2013 there will be seven short-course meets - in Berlin, Stockholm, Moscow, Dubai and Singapore; and at sites to be determined in China and Japan


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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:14 AM   #5891
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Others that could be used:

Ryan Field, IL (47,100)



U of Illinois Memorial Stadium (62,000)


Camp Randall Stadium (80,200)



Lambeau Field (73,000)


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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:24 AM   #5892
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Right. Because there is no such thing as crime in Rio.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:27 AM   #5893
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Right. Because there is no such thing as crime in Rio.
or anywhere else for that matter
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #5894
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Rio de Janeiro cancels World Cup swimming event over lack of funding




(this dosen't belong here, but it's ohh so fitting )
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:46 AM   #5895
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(this dosen't belong here, but it's ohh so fitting )
How many international sports events did Chicago hosted in the last 4 years? I know for sure is less than Rio.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #5896
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How many international sports events did Chicago hosted in the last 4 years? I know for sure is less than Rio.
couldnt that possibly be a deterrent for voting for Rio? Maybe to give another city a chance?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 02:56 AM   #5897
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For the record everyone. Turner field (AKA Centennial Olympic Stadium) is being broadcast nationally right now. Its not like its news or anything. It only happens several times during baseball season. (Baseball season occurs every year for those who don't know.) It also has a bunch of people in it.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:04 AM   #5898
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How many international sports events did Chicago hosted in the last 4 years? I know for sure is less than Rio.
Well maybe hosting the World Cup is enough for Rio right now. They can always bid again. Beijing bid twice in a row before getting the Olympics.
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:16 AM   #5899
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How many international sports events did Chicago hosted in the last 4 years? I know for sure is less than Rio.
Maybe that's the problem, you guys hosted too many "international sports events." You guys could use a break...say 2116?
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Old September 30th, 2009, 03:29 AM   #5900
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