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London, UK 280 25.23%
Madrid, Spain 342 30.81%
Moscow, Russia 90 8.11%
New York, USA 206 18.56%
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:14 AM   #6981
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I'll admit I'm not happy with the choice, but all of the bids had issues. Chicago was a no for security and financial issues, Rio is incredibly crime-ridden and has crumbling infrastructure, Madrid is too close to London, and Tokyo is too close to Beijing. That being said, I supported Tokyo (then Madrid after Tokyo got kicked out).

Out of the 2020 candidates, I'd like Toronto, Rome, or possibly Istanbul to host it.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:15 AM   #6982
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I think New York has the best shot of any American city in the future, but I so much wish Chicago would get the games sometime. This is their fourth failed bid attempt.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:21 AM   #6983
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VIDEO RIO 2016 - FINAL PRESENTATION TO IOC

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:27 AM   #6984
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 02:36 AM   #6985
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Today Copacabana beach:

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 03:02 AM   #6986
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Congratulations Rio!!! The best city was chosen.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 04:52 AM   #6987
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:00 AM   #6988
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congrats Rio
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:02 AM   #6989
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Rio! Rio! Rio!

The booming emerging power! Now, is the time of Brazil and South America!

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:22 AM   #6990
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There is no such continent as "America", there is South America and North America. Each lie on it's own tectonic plate and are eventually going to seperate. (hopefully sooner rather than later) So can we stop all this one american continent crap. America for all intensive purposes refers to the United States of AMERICA, nothing more, nothing less.
YOU MUST GET SOME CLASSES OF GENERAL CULTURE, COMING FROM "THE 1S. POWER OF THE WORLD" YOU SHOULD HAVE EASY ACCESS TO EDUCATION (BESIDES THE INTERNET)

America is AMERICA, From Canada to Brazil and Argentina, i am from America (Guatemala), what you've said it's like saying that JAPAN isn't ASIA, the name America comes from the italian Americo Vespucio that worked for the kingdom of Portugal and the Spaniard Crown. The name AMERICA was given by the cartographer Waldseemüller on 1507.

SO THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES ARE GONNA BE IN AMERICA!

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 05:54 AM   #6991
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YOU MUST GET SOME CLASSES OF GENERAL CULTURE, COMING FROM "THE 1S. POWER OF THE WORLD" YOU SHOULD HAVE EASY ACCESS TO EDUCATION (BESIDES THE INTERNET)

America is AMERICA, From Canada to Brazil and Argentina, i am from America (Guatemala), what you've said it's like saying that JAPAN isn't ASIA, the name America comes from the italian Americo Vespucio that worked for the kingdom of Portugal and the Spaniard Crown. The name AMERICA was given by the cartographer Waldseemüller on 1507.

SO THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES ARE GONNA BE IN AMERICA!
I understand the history/ culture part of it, but the fact is, they aren't one continent, eventually each one will go it's seperate way. Japan is on a fault line, so it is partially on the asian plate...

As for Central America, it lies on the edge of the carribean plate, so technically it would be considered a sub continent.



That was my polite answer ^


Here is what I really want to say:

Go pound sand, America is the stongest nation on earth and can call itself what ever it wants, what are you going to do about it,... nothing; so deal with it.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:00 AM   #6992
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AS YOU'VE SAID, "WILL GO", UNTIL THAT MOMENT, AMERICA WILL KEEP BEING A CONTINENT, DIVIDEN IN 3 SUBCONTINENTS, NORTH, CENTRAL AND SOUTH, YOU ARE AMERICAN, FROM THE UNITED STATES, I AM AMERICAN FROM GUATEMALA, OR IF YOU PREFFER, YOU ARE NORTH AMERICAN FROM THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

AND YEAH, YOU'RE THE STRONGEST NATION AS THE UNITED KINGDOM, SPAIN OR THE ROMANS AND GREEKS WERE ONCE...

NOW THE USA DOESN'T HAVE THE SAME RESPECT FROM THE WORLD THAT THEY HAD ONCE, USING POWER TO INTIMIDATE DOESN'T MEANS TO HAVE THE RESPECT AND ADMIRATION FROM THE WORLD, OTHERWISE, CHICAGO WOULDN'T BE THE 1ST. ELIMINATED.


AS YOU CAN SEE ON THE GRAPHIC, INDIA AND CHINA ARE NOT ON THE SAME PLATE... BUT, BOTH ARE ASIA

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I understand the history/ culture part of it, but the fact is, they aren't one continent, eventually each one will go it's seperate way. Japan is on a fault line, so it is partially on the asian plate...

As for Central America, it lies on the edge of the carribean plate, so technically it would be considered a sub continent.



That was my polite answer ^


Here is what I really want to say:

Go pound sand, America is the stongest nation on earth and can call itself what ever it wants, what are you going to do about it,... nothing; so deal with it.

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:08 AM   #6993
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A better way to seperate the 3 land masses culturally is to call canada- canada, USA- America, Mexico south- Latin America
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 06:55 AM   #6994
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It's up to you, i'm only using the correct deffinitions that history and books had written, it's not my passion to discuss this type of things, with people from the USA that have the Palin's cultural level.

TAKE A LOOK AND LEARN

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americas

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/America

Main Entry: Amer·i·ca
Pronunciation: \ə-ˈmer-ə-kə, -ˈme-rə-\
Function: geographical name

1 either continent (North America or S. America) of the western hemisphere
2or the Amer·i·cas \-kəz\ the lands of the western hemisphere including North, Central, & S. America & the West Indies

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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:17 AM   #6995
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A better way to seperate the 3 land masses culturally is to call canada- canada, USA- America, Mexico south- Latin America
Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana are not in Latin America
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:26 AM   #6996
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but they are dominated by their more powerful latin neighbors...
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:29 AM   #6997
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That discussion has nothing to do with the topic.

Probably Chicago failed because people thought it was too early to see another Olympics in the US. Which I also agree, but I feel bad for Chicago, it was a great bid indeed. Hope they can host someday.

Madrid had also a great bid, but well it wasn't a good timing. Madrid should 've saved for 2020, London and Sochi made a 2016 on Europe very difficult.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:42 AM   #6998
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Congratulations to Rio! Yes, I wanted to see chicago get it. But my hat is off to Rio which is a beatutiful city. I only have two problems which I am sure will be handled.

!.) You guys need to start building more Hotels ASAP for the games because there are simply not enough rooms to handle it. Which I am sure i is already in the works. Could threre a boom in hotel skyscrapers in Rios future over the next 6 years? What do you think guys?

2.) Please don't take this the wrong way. I mean this with all due respect. The booing of non Brazilian athletes has to stop! You can not have a repeat of the Pan Am Games! Brazilians have a lot of class so lets show some when your team is competing against other countries.

Again Congratulations and good luck to Rio!
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:46 AM   #6999
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YOU MUST GET SOME CLASSES OF GENERAL CULTURE, COMING FROM "THE 1S. POWER OF THE WORLD" YOU SHOULD HAVE EASY ACCESS TO EDUCATION (BESIDES THE INTERNET)

America is AMERICA, From Canada to Brazil and Argentina, i am from America (Guatemala), what you've said it's like saying that JAPAN isn't ASIA, the name America comes from the italian Americo Vespucio that worked for the kingdom of Portugal and the Spaniard Crown. The name AMERICA was given by the cartographer Waldseemüller on 1507.

SO THE 2016 OLYMPIC GAMES ARE GONNA BE IN AMERICA!
Just ignore 'mattec'. He's just really ignorant, arrogant, and rude. We all know America is a continent, so it doesn't matter whether he thinks it means just one country in America to the exclusion of the rest. Five Olympic rings for the five continents: Asia, Europe, Africa, Australasia, and America.

Nice to see this back in America. Both Rio and Brazil must be ecstatic over winning.
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Old October 3rd, 2009, 07:53 AM   #7000
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Probably Chicago failed because people thought it was too early to see another Olympics in the US. Which I also agree, but I feel bad for Chicago, it was a great bid indeed. Hope they can host someday.
Yes, but Rio will have a good Olympics too. Don't worry about Chicago, they can always bid again. I just hope I live long enough to see them actually get the Olympics somewhere down the road. I don't think you can bid more than four times without getting picked.
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