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London, UK 280 25.23%
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:32 AM   #6041
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Maurren Maggi - Olympic champion in long jump



"The 2007 Pan American Games was a success. It would be very important for Brazilian athletes have an Olympics in Brazil, to validate the South American continent, to grow the sport domestically. Let's make the best party possible "


Leandro Guilheiro - judoka double bronze medalist in Olympics



"I think in terms of infrastructure, everyone will end up enjoying the improvements that we will end up living. They further opportunities for everyone. I think it will be a great motivation factor for the kids that are coming up. I am a fan number 1 of this contract "



Thiago Pereira - swimmer owns six golds at the Pan Rio 2007




"It's a place that always has a different reason. There's no other place in the world that has a wonderful crowd like ours. I am very confident"



http://globoesporte.globo.com/Esport...ES+CANDID.html
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:33 AM   #6042
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She picked our president you know.
And gave away a bunch of cars.



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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:35 AM   #6043
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CAN YOU FEEL THE POWWA?!
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:38 AM   #6044
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Michelle is such a graceful woman.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:40 AM   #6045
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She is, I know she'll do a good job talking to the IOC members.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:42 AM   #6046
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Go back a page and read her speech I posted.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:42 AM   #6047
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She picked our president you know.
Additionally she has now picked thet city to host the Olympic games in 2016.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:45 AM   #6048
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Don't forget Athens
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Old October 1st, 2009, 02:51 AM   #6049
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Go back a page and read her speech I posted.
Nice! I really think she is the best possible person they could send to represent Chicago. I know President Obama would like to be there and all, but....I don't think he has quite the charm she does. And after Putin and Blair lobbying the IOC members the last two times, this should be considered a significant upgrade. No stuck up bureaucrats in sight.
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It does something to a kid when they can feel that energy and power up close and personal. And for some kids in our communities and our city, around the nation, around the world, they can never dream of being that close to such power and opportunity. So that's what excites me most about bringing the Games to Chicago - the impact that it can have on the lives of our young people, and on our entire community.

Shes so right. I experienced Atlanta 1996 living in the Metro-Atlanta area when I was a kid. It has made a lasting effect on me. I'm literally obsessed with the Olympics because of it.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 03:53 AM   #6051
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Americans are so arrogant, cost nothing to wait until 2020 or 2024 ... hehe

You're not helping the image of Brazilians by resorting to spiteful name-calling.

I think that most Amercians/Chicagoans think that Chicago is an incredible city and would love for the Olympics to be in Chicago....but also know that Rio is a great city as well, and would be very deserving of the Olympics too. All 4 cities, for that matter, are great cities and would be deserving of the Olympics. Instead of bashing the other cities that their own city is going up against, people should just stick to highlighting the good things about their own city.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 03:57 AM   #6052
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Nice! I really think she is the best possible person they could send to represent Chicago. I know President Obama would like to be there and all, but....I don't think he has quite the charm she does. And after Putin and Blair lobbying the IOC members the last two times, this should be considered a significant upgrade. No stuck up bureaucrats in sight.
President Obama is joining Michelle there and every other country has a head of state there so plenty of bureaucrats.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:24 AM   #6053
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President Obama is joining Michelle there and every other country has a head of state there so plenty of bureaucrats.
I said "stuck up" bureaucrats.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:25 AM   #6054
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Something to think about! Obama is not going to go to Copenhagen to be embarrassed later by the IOC choosing another city! These things are decided before hand. He would lose political capital if he went over there but Chicago was not chosen for 2016. Chicago will be the site of the 2016 Olympics!
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Something to think about! Obama is not going to go to Copenhagen to be embarrassed later by the IOC choosing another city! These things are decided before hand. He would lose political capital if he went over there but Chicago was not chosen for 2016. Chicago will be the site of the 2016 Olympics!
You need to do some research before you go posting random assumptions.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:46 AM   #6056
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Something to think about! Obama is not going to go to Copenhagen to be embarrassed later by the IOC choosing another city! These things are decided before hand. He would lose political capital if he went over there but Chicago was not chosen for 2016. Chicago will be the site of the 2016 Olympics!
Although it would be great if this were the case, I don't think that it is. If Chicago was a sure thing (or if it were to not have much of a chance), it wouldn't make sense for Obama to use political capital when his being in Copenhagen wouldn't make any difference on the outcome....not to mention, take away a day he could have spent working on health-care reform.

I think the reason why Obama is going is because it is looking more and more like it is going to be an EXTREMELY close race between Chicago and Rio....so he realizes that if he can even only swing 2 or 3 votes by going to Copenhagen, giving an amazing speech, and spending a little time face-to-face with some of the voters, those 2 or 3 votes could very well be the difference between winning and losing.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:48 AM   #6057
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Although it would be great if this were the case, I don't think that it is. If Chicago was a sure thing (or if it were to not have much of a chance), it wouldn't make sense for Obama to use political capital when his being in Copenhagen wouldn't make any difference on the outcome....not to mention, take away a day he could have spent working on health-care reform.

I think the reason why Obama is going is because it is looking more and more like it is going to be an EXTREMELY close race between Chicago and Rio....so he realizes that if he can even only swing 2 or 3 votes by going to Copenhagen, giving an amazing speech, and spending a little time face-to-face with some of the voters, those 2 or 3 votes could very well be the difference between winning and losing.
Well there could be some truth to it though, is the IOC really going to send the President of the United States home empty handed? Unlikely.
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Onn the Olympic being held in South America for the first time is bigger then Obama. That why Rio is likely to win.
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Old October 1st, 2009, 04:59 AM   #6059
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It's about empathy, not power, i trust on Brazil!, Rio deserves 2016 olympic games, and if it's not Brazil, must be Madrid, concerning to Chicago's bid, i think that the main objective of the 2016 games in Chicago it's political, and not centered on promote the city by itself, by far, the main interest is to elevate the image of a country that as a world power is loosing hegemony and it's getting deteriorated.

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Old October 1st, 2009, 05:02 AM   #6060
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This topic goes nowhere... For one reason: a chicagoan thinks Chicago has the best bid, a carioca thinks their city has it, and so on Madrid and Tokyo...
We all know that each city has potential to host an Olympic Games! The IOC has evaluated each one of them, for God sake!
I´ve read so many agressive comments regarding Rio's bid, that it has no minimal estructure or guarantees, blah, blah, blah...
What I know is that Rio is putting all efforts to bring the games and they'll intend to use it to revitalize the city.
All attacks direct to Rio's bid shows how strong contender they're at this point, otherwise people woudn't care.

So please, let's keep the debate in a high level, respecting all...
Again, all cities deserve to host the OG, may not be the city we want and support, but I'm sure that will be the best choice.
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