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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:05 AM   #6201
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:25 AM   #6203
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I'm pretty sure Tokyo is going to get it.
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Does anyone know if the presentations are going to be televised in the US on a national network? I know local Chicago stations are broadcasting it but I don't live in Chicago. Kthanks.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:39 AM   #6205
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Wow, i hope Chicago wins. I dont care whose "TURN" it is, the olympics are meant to be awarded to the most deserving, but also the most capable.

Rio might "deserve" it. but that doesn't make it the most capable. No city has as many flaws as Rio, but all cities have flaws. Either way, Rio is a great city with a bright future.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 02:51 AM   #6206
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I'm very surprised to see how things have changed from the beginning of the bids to today.

I think it's very clear that either Rio or Chicago is gonna get it.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:24 AM   #6207
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People in the streets of Copenhagen are buzzing about the events taking place in their city this week - *well at least the streets that are not blocked or shut down to accommodate the traveling dignitaries.*But the murmur isn’t about the bids or the historic Olympic Congress - it's all about the stars and the dignitaries that have become part of the package. *

Today, local newspaper front pages and television top stories feature pictures of American First Lady Michelle Obama and Televison Queen Oprah Winfrey.*Readers got a glimpse of Oprah shopping and signing autographs while Michelle Obama’s image was captured upon her arrival at the airport.* Along with those, other pages were splashed with candid photos of basketball great David Robinson, gymnastic legend Nadia Comaneci and runner Jackie Joyner-Kersee.*

Do you notice a theme?* It seems that only the “stars” of Chicago’s bid are receiving huge media attention.*Not only that, many on the streets aren’t entirely sure why the dignitaries are here.* Today one taxi driver, upon noticing the media credentials hanging around my neck, asked me if I was “going to that thing with the President tomorrow.”*

Michelle Obama’s arrival Wednesday was worthy of about three hours of “breaking news” streaming across the screen of a local news channel.

But more importantly, does this infatuation with the celebrities exist among the IOC members?*

Consider this.* At the Opening Ceremonies Thursday at the Copenhagen Opera House – after all of the attendees including world leaders, sports leaders and royalty had taken their seats – Michelle Obama’s motorcade arrived and she was escorted into the event and into her seat.* All eyes were fixed on the First Lady with an odd mix of a calming sense of awe, and excitement over the dress she chose to wear.* Oprah who?*

Clearly, the Chicago 2016 bid committee must have been elated; and the other bid delegations could only sit there and try to smile.*

Now, cue the President.* Reports of no-fly zones and rail closures in the Copenhagen vicinity have people guessing at what moment the U.S. leader will arrive, rumoured to be some time overnight or Friday morning.* And they are ready; “Copenhagen Loves Obama” T-Shirts are readily available on many street corners – buy 2 and get one free.*

Also, in the news details of President Barack Obama's visit have been outlined in great detail including diagrams of Air Force One, Navy One and his high tech limousine “The Beast”. *

Will the Obama’s attendance for the Olympic bid presentation make a difference in the election?* I think it already has.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:25 AM   #6208
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I admit that Obama efect turn out very important. I belive Chicago will get it. But Hope is the last thing to die.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:30 AM   #6209
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I'm feeling every so slightly Rio may get it. Been weighing it back and forth all day in my head. I think the winner will likely win by only a few votes at most.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:35 AM   #6210
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It's called excessive anxiety.

I have a feeling that Chicago will get it as well. Getting more and more nervous.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:36 AM   #6211
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Rio 2016 for the win.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:43 AM   #6212
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I'm pretty sure Tokyo is going to get it.

never happening....beijing 08 eliminates tokyo.....london 2012 eliminates madrid......so its between chicago vs rio de janeiro
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:44 AM   #6213
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It's called excessive anxiety.

I have a feeling that Chicago will get it as well. Getting more and more nervous.
It would be nice if they pulled a World Cup 2018/2020 and awarded a 2016/2020 games to Rio and Chicago at the same time.

Long before this process I often said I would love to see the games in Rio. I didn't know that it could come at the expense of my home city. It should be a very good games whoever gets it.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 03:48 AM   #6214
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Hopefully the IOC will look past all these damn celebrities and realize Mother Earth wants the Olympics to be in Japan. We are in a new era and global warming is upon us.
TOKYO 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 October 2009 – Tokyo 2016 today moved to leave the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in no doubt: ‘Why Tokyo?’ in its quest to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the heart of Japan’s dynamic capital city, offering the most compact Games for athletes, total financial security against a difficult economic backdrop and a 100-year legacy showcase for humankind.

Expressing confidence at a press conference in Copenhagen on the eve of the vote, Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, said:

“First, we have the most compact and convenient Games concept for athletes and sports fans, right in the heart of our city. Helping athletes reach their peak watched by 4 billion people on prime time television, we can inspire the youth of the world.

“Second, we offer total financial security in these difficult economic times, with four billion dollars already in the bank. And finally, we guarantee the greatest ever Olympic legacy for humankind.

“By hosting the 2016 Games, we can showcase to the world how to overcome the many challenges we all face in society, from how to care for our failing environment to how to reconnect world youth with sport, for a happier, healthier life for years to come.”

Dr. Kono confirmed that more than 100 million Japanese now support Tokyo 2016 and tens of thousands of Japanese have worked for more than four years on its offer for the IOC.

Five of the 12 Tokyo 2016 team who will address the IOC on Friday were present. These were the Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara; Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, Dr. Ichiro Kono; President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda; Mikako Kotani, Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission and Olympic medallist; and Aki Taguchi, a Paralympic shooter at the last two Games.

Tokyo Governor and Tokyo 2016 President, Shintaro Ishihara, stressed the importance of Tokyo 2016’s government support and full guarantees for the IOC:

“I believe one of the great assets is the political strength behind our bid. Tomorrow Prime Minister Hatoyama will be leading our team. He has only been in office two weeks so his presence is a significant sign of support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games at every level of Japanese government. They have made the strongest possible guarantees of support to the IOC.

“The support of my Tokyo Metropolitan Government is equally as strong. This really means something as we are a city of 34 million people and have the GDP equivalent to the 17th largest nation. We could almost pay for the Games right now, as we now have four billion dollars in a hosting reserve fund. And I have made this commitment because I firmly believe in the power of sport and the power of the Olympic Games to help transform Tokyo and society as a whole.”

President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Vice-President of Tokyo 2016, Tsunekazu Takeda, said:

“Tomorrow [presenting to the IOC] we will touch on many points but we will particularly stress the reliability and experience that the International Federations and National Olympic Committees can depend on in Japan. This is a team committed to putting on an incredible celebration of sport in 2016. We also recognize that such a celebration must contribute to furthering the movement and its long-term goals. So we are delighted to work with a bid team that really wants to strengthen sport in Japan and to contribute to the Olympic Movement worldwide.”

Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission and Olympic medallist synchronised swimmer, Mikako Kotani, said:

“As an Olympian and Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission, I’m very proud that the IOC Evaluation Commission considers that every stage of our Games plan has been designed by athletes, for athletes. The Athletes will be at the heart of city life. Completely safe and secure. And being in the heart of our dynamic city, athletes will have an incredible experience. Fun is just around every corner in Tokyo!”

Tokyo 2016 is offering the most compact Games plan in history, 97 percent of venues are within an 8km radius of the Olympic Stadium and Athletes’ Village. 70 percent of athletes will be less than 10 minutes from their venues.

“Through the heroic performances of athletes and our youth outreach programs, we can directly inspire youth in every continent in the world. The next generations are so important to us.”

Aki Taguchi, two-time Paralympic shooter, said:

“I strongly believe that the 2016 Games in Tokyo will be an incredible and transformative event. Tokyo 2016 will create a unique legacy for a more inclusive global society. It will set new standards for the IOC and IPC to demonstrate best practice around the world.

“Tokyo is already the most accessible major city in the world and before 2016 it will become 100 percent barrier free. We stand here with open arms to offer a global showcase for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. In partnership, we can increase the world’s understanding about people with a disability.”
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Hopefully the IOC will look past all these damn celebrities and realize Mother Earth wants the Olympics to be in Japan. We are in a new era and global warming is upon us.
TOKYO 2016

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 October 2009 – Tokyo 2016 today moved to leave the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in no doubt: ‘Why Tokyo?’ in its quest to host the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in the heart of Japan’s dynamic capital city, offering the most compact Games for athletes, total financial security against a difficult economic backdrop and a 100-year legacy showcase for humankind.

Expressing confidence at a press conference in Copenhagen on the eve of the vote, Dr. Ichiro Kono, Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, said:

“First, we have the most compact and convenient Games concept for athletes and sports fans, right in the heart of our city. Helping athletes reach their peak watched by 4 billion people on prime time television, we can inspire the youth of the world.

“Second, we offer total financial security in these difficult economic times, with four billion dollars already in the bank. And finally, we guarantee the greatest ever Olympic legacy for humankind.

“By hosting the 2016 Games, we can showcase to the world how to overcome the many challenges we all face in society, from how to care for our failing environment to how to reconnect world youth with sport, for a happier, healthier life for years to come.”

Dr. Kono confirmed that more than 100 million Japanese now support Tokyo 2016 and tens of thousands of Japanese have worked for more than four years on its offer for the IOC.

Five of the 12 Tokyo 2016 team who will address the IOC on Friday were present. These were the Governor of Tokyo, Shintaro Ishihara; Chair and CEO of Tokyo 2016, Dr. Ichiro Kono; President of the Japanese Olympic Committee, Tsunekazu Takeda; Mikako Kotani, Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission and Olympic medallist; and Aki Taguchi, a Paralympic shooter at the last two Games.

Tokyo Governor and Tokyo 2016 President, Shintaro Ishihara, stressed the importance of Tokyo 2016’s government support and full guarantees for the IOC:

“I believe one of the great assets is the political strength behind our bid. Tomorrow Prime Minister Hatoyama will be leading our team. He has only been in office two weeks so his presence is a significant sign of support for the Olympic and Paralympic Games at every level of Japanese government. They have made the strongest possible guarantees of support to the IOC.

“The support of my Tokyo Metropolitan Government is equally as strong. This really means something as we are a city of 34 million people and have the GDP equivalent to the 17th largest nation. We could almost pay for the Games right now, as we now have four billion dollars in a hosting reserve fund. And I have made this commitment because I firmly believe in the power of sport and the power of the Olympic Games to help transform Tokyo and society as a whole.”

President of the Japanese Olympic Committee and Vice-President of Tokyo 2016, Tsunekazu Takeda, said:

“Tomorrow [presenting to the IOC] we will touch on many points but we will particularly stress the reliability and experience that the International Federations and National Olympic Committees can depend on in Japan. This is a team committed to putting on an incredible celebration of sport in 2016. We also recognize that such a celebration must contribute to furthering the movement and its long-term goals. So we are delighted to work with a bid team that really wants to strengthen sport in Japan and to contribute to the Olympic Movement worldwide.”

Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission and Olympic medallist synchronised swimmer, Mikako Kotani, said:

“As an Olympian and Chair of the Tokyo 2016 Athletes’ Commission, I’m very proud that the IOC Evaluation Commission considers that every stage of our Games plan has been designed by athletes, for athletes. The Athletes will be at the heart of city life. Completely safe and secure. And being in the heart of our dynamic city, athletes will have an incredible experience. Fun is just around every corner in Tokyo!”

Tokyo 2016 is offering the most compact Games plan in history, 97 percent of venues are within an 8km radius of the Olympic Stadium and Athletes’ Village. 70 percent of athletes will be less than 10 minutes from their venues.

“Through the heroic performances of athletes and our youth outreach programs, we can directly inspire youth in every continent in the world. The next generations are so important to us.”

Aki Taguchi, two-time Paralympic shooter, said:

“I strongly believe that the 2016 Games in Tokyo will be an incredible and transformative event. Tokyo 2016 will create a unique legacy for a more inclusive global society. It will set new standards for the IOC and IPC to demonstrate best practice around the world.

“Tokyo is already the most accessible major city in the world and before 2016 it will become 100 percent barrier free. We stand here with open arms to offer a global showcase for the Olympic and Paralympic Movement. In partnership, we can increase the world’s understanding about people with a disability.”
im sorry are you american or japanese? your thing says orlando, but u might as well be japanese, they do not deserve this Beijing got it in 08, ad tokyo had it before it will not get it
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 04:07 AM   #6217
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Um...I'm 100% American with Welsh roots. I was born in Marietta, GA (15 min from Atlanta). Tokyo in my opinion is the most capable city. Also, in 2012 London will host the Olympics for a third time. A THIRD TIME! Obviously they look at capability not how many times and when a continent last hosted the games. By the way Tampa is definitely not Orlando lol.
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I'm feeling every so slightly Rio may get it. Been weighing it back and forth all day in my head. I think the winner will likely win by only a few votes at most.
I'm still confident Chicago has this, but if Rio wins I'll be okay with it too. Both cities have put up one hell of a fight.
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Um...I'm 100% American with Welsh heritage. I was born in Marietta, GA. Tokyo in my opinion is the most capable city. Also, (lol) in 2012 London will host the Olympics for a third time. A THIRD TIME! Obviously they look at capability not how many times and when a continent last hosted the games.
yeah i hate to break it to you, but London has never hosted them before. NEVER!!! tell me the years it hosted them. What is the IOC gonna prefer a world class city in a continent which hosted the olympics recently, and hosted it before in the 60's as well, and can hardly house its own citizens?, not to mention traffic is already horrible over there, and the infrastructure is inflated beyond belief. Chicago has never hosted the cities, it is a world class city, very beautiful, and has little traffic, great infrastructure, and is very capable.
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yeah i hate to break it to you, but London has never hosted them before. NEVER!!! tell me the years it hosted them. What is the IOC gonna prefer a world class city in a continent which hosted the olympics recently, and hosted it before in the 60's as well, and can hardly house its own citizens?, not to mention traffic is already horrible over there, and the infrastructure is inflated beyond belief. Chicago has never hosted the cities, it is a world class city, very beautiful, and has little traffic, great infrastructure, and is very capable.
Dude. You obviously haven't done any research what so ever. WOW! One question for ya. Who is Juan Antonio Samaranch? Better yet. Who is Jacques Rogge?
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