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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 October 2nd, 2009, 08:51 PM   #6821
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Don't worry, Chicago will still be there in 200 years from now and if not...It wont be because of the IOC.....
Well, some burnt out husk of decaying wasteland that used to be called Chicago will probably still be there. Seriously though, I doubt there will be any funding for the proposed Chicago Hub High Speed Rail network now that there isn't an Olympics to prepare for. Forget any future transit improvements as well.

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Chicago lost because of Obamas 5 hours visit in Copenhagen. IOC members probably saw it as lack of respect for the Olympics. He should have stayed home and let his wife handle the business. Then Chicago would at least have been in the "final"...
What's really sad is that his political opponents attacked him for even taking as little time as he did to do it. If he had gone for a couple of days it would have been, "Obama deserts America!"
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:51 PM   #6822
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You guys are really funny. I mean, you're complaining about friendship voting, but to you corruption (Salt Lake City cof cof) is just normal.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:52 PM   #6823
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Well I'm seriously pissed that Chicago was voted out in the first round, just shows how much the IOC hates Americans and don't want anything to do with another American Olympics ever again. I hope we don't put in another bid again, the voting electorate is totally screwed up and biased. Although, the IOC should know what they’re going to get back when slapping the US in the face like they just did. So it’s going to be their problem.

But I'm glad Rio won, good luck to them! I will be watching in 2016!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:53 PM   #6824
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You don't say stuff like that when the States win bids. Are you sure Salt Lake City has nothing to do with this defeat?... Oh.....
Do you mean that it was to soon to hold the olympics in the USA,
maybe, No, idont think that was a factor as they considered Madrid over Chicago as Madrid is in Europe, same as London 2012.

They voted Madrid over Chicago.

SLC 02 - 14 yrs apart - Chicago 2016

London 2012 - 4 yrs apart Madrid 2016.

I am thrilled RIO won...
Im just pissed we were the first to go!!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:55 PM   #6825
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Listen, I really like Chicago, but you have to agree that what happened in Salt Lake City gave a bad reputation to the IOC and they're pretty annoyed with all this.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:55 PM   #6826
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Congratulations from Canada!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:56 PM   #6827
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So anything but Chicago winning (or at least being in the "final") was a slap in the face?
America takes these things personally. Remember if you aren't with us then you are the enemy.


I wish I was being sarcastic.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:57 PM   #6828
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We are very proud to host the Olimpic Games, but we know that we have a lot of work until 2016. And I'd like to congrat all the other applicant cities!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:58 PM   #6829
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So... when is the USOC setting up that olympic channel?? Next year maybe?
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 08:59 PM   #6830
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Wooooow congrats RIO and all entire Brazil, you deserve it, I know you'll organize a perfect competition. It's wonderful brasilians, a world cup in 14 and OGames in 16 wow. I admire u!!!!!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:06 PM   #6831
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RIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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LIVE YOUR PASSION!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:07 PM   #6832
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Well done Rio. Location wise you definitely deserved it.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:13 PM   #6833
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America takes these things personally. Remember if you aren't with us then you are the enemy.


I wish I was being sarcastic.
Hehe...that's maybe overdoing it a little
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:13 PM   #6834
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This is a bigger shock, then finding out letterman is a hounddog...
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:17 PM   #6835
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They voted Madrid over Chicago.

SLC 02 - 14 yrs apart - Chicago 2016

London 2012 - 4 yrs apart Madrid 2016.
"SLC 02 - 14 yrs apart - Chicago 2016" : THE SAME COUNTRY

"London 2012 - 4 yrs apart Madrid 2016" : 2 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES

You know USA is not a Continent and Europe not a Country.....

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You guys are really funny. I mean, you're complaining about friendship voting, but to you corruption (Salt Lake City cof cof) is just normal.
I have to agree, when the IOC was much more corrupted than today.... USA won.. and nobody complained.

Today the vote "seems" to be less biased...USA lost (yes it happens) and many people complain about corruption or about the voting system !

Weird !
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:17 PM   #6836
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Congratulation, Rio! I am looking forward to watch your games in 2016.

I hope Seattle is next US city to host Olympic Game sometime in future from now.
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:18 PM   #6837
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This is a bigger shock, then finding out letterman is a hounddog...
¡Congratulations RIO 2016!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:19 PM   #6838
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Rioooooooooooo!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:22 PM   #6839
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Thank you all of you guys for the support!
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Old October 2nd, 2009, 09:23 PM   #6840
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Congrats to Rio, you trumped Obama and my gad, OPRAH!
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