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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 April 25th, 2005, 01:27 AM   #801
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when u listen to the song proud by heather small and watch the london olympic bid videos u cant imagine that the games will be staged anywhere else... the london games appeals to the heart of people across the world and reaches for that true desire each athlete has for success.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:06 AM   #802
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Posts like that are why I was laughing on that other thread.
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Old April 25th, 2005, 02:30 AM   #803
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when u listen to the song proud by heather small and watch the london olympic bid videos u cant imagine that the games will be staged anywhere else... the london games appeals to the heart of people across the world and reaches for that true desire each athlete has for success.

Yeah right !!

come on Mo Rush, it's funny you didn't explain how your "official" counting machine get London2012 from 5 votes ahead paris last week to 12 votes behind now, as i stressed it in a post below...

is it that you realized how stupid your statement was ?...
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Old April 28th, 2005, 08:38 AM   #804
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It Should Go To London

London - it's a superb bid using a stunning new olympic stadium , fantastic new Wembley stadium , world famous venues like Wimbledon , new facilties , Millienum Dome , Europes largest new park for 200 years as part of a well thought out legacy .

This is Britain's 4th bid after the Birmingham and Manchester bids ( thanks for a great Commonwealth Games - 73 nations ) .

The inspiration for Baron De Coubetain's modern vision of the olympics was found in the UK .

The UK is home to and originator of the paralympics .

London saved the olympics twice .

The greatest worldwide sports are British sports.

London is the european culture capital , particularly in youth and theatre .
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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:10 AM   #805
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As an Australian, and for many other reasons, i'm going with London!
However I think Paris would be just as good.

It will be either Paris or London.

New York - Atlanta 1996 was a disgrace and Salt Lake City 2002 wasn't that long ago. Besides it would be the 9th US Olympic Games.

Madrid - Great plan. Just not Madrid's time. Barcelona only hosted in 1992. But BCN92 was one of the greatest Games ever (with Sydney 2000), so really it should work in Madrid's favour, however, Parid and London are just too powerful.

Moscow - Could be very good to help revamp Russia's reputation to the World. However, London and Paris havent hosted since 1948 and 1924, and Moscow only just in 1980.

Perhaps St. Petersburg should bid for 2016? That could be interesting...
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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:29 AM   #806
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I think we are all idealistic when thinking the committee cares how much they spread the games around. They have other things on their agenda.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 09:58 AM   #807
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I think we are all idealistic when thinking the committee cares how much they spread the games around. They have other things on their agenda.
I know. If it wasn't the case then they would have shortlisted Istanbul and Rio for 2012; both cities had bids lined up.

All countries bidding have hosted before.

However, the IOC is wary of going where the money is, ie/ Atlanta 1996. That time they picked a city relatively unknown (on a world scale) to host the Centennial Olympic Games, which 'idealistically' should have been held in Athens, Greece. The money driving Atlanta was primarily Coca Cola's involvement in the bid (which led to Pepsi throwing support behind Melbourne and Toronto's bid for those Games).
The Greek's certainly weren't happy....
JA Samaranch (former IOC President) even said him self during/after the Games, that perhaps Atlanta hosting showed a flaw in the voting process. It was changed soon after.
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Old April 28th, 2005, 10:44 AM   #808
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Atlanta has what to do with New York?
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Old April 29th, 2005, 06:06 AM   #809
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Atlanta has what to do with New York?
It was an absolute shambles, an utter disgrace on behalf of the Olympic Commitee and made the United States look like it was incaple of holding major events ...

Think About It
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Old April 29th, 2005, 07:24 AM   #810
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I think we are all idealistic when thinking the committee cares how much they spread the games around. They have other things on their agenda.

Yes , I agree . My wish is that the olympics be permanently based in Greece funded by the international community and revenue raised by Greece from the ensuing profits - tourism , sponsorship deals etc . It would put an end to what sometimes looks like unseemly begging and jostling for this supposedly great ' priviledge ' .I think the bidding process stirs up nationalistic overtones and causes petty resentment and of course we are all aware of the corruption issues .It all became too big so long ago but ,we have to compete for it because that's the system that has developed so it is important to me that London wins . Someone should form a foundation to get the olympics returned to Greece for good .



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Old April 29th, 2005, 08:09 AM   #811
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I hope Paris gets them.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 06:52 AM   #812
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If the Olympics were permenantly based somewhere, it's international popularity would collapse. What makes the Olympics so much fun is that it doesn't stay in one place. Switching host cities allows the games to be different each time. With a permenant host country like Greece, to keep up it with the prestige of the Olympics, it would have spend billions to make every venue world class every four years. It would be boring!!!1
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Old April 30th, 2005, 07:35 AM   #813
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i support madrid!!!!!
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Old April 30th, 2005, 07:36 AM   #814
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Paris? Please....
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Old April 30th, 2005, 07:38 AM   #815
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Atlanta has what to do with New York?
Having the Olympics in Atlanta is like having them on the moon. Whaddaf*ck were they thinking?
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Old April 30th, 2005, 09:24 PM   #816
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Having the Olympics in Atlanta is like having them on the moon. Whaddaf*ck were they thinking?
At least we know it will never be in Charlotte.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 09:41 PM   #817
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At least we know it will never be in Charlotte.
haha, exactly.
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Old April 30th, 2005, 09:43 PM   #818
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london cos that part of london needs sorting out. its good that theyre thinking of how to have a positive effect on a very rundown area
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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:11 PM   #819
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Oooh, London and Madrid level on 216 votes each...
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Old May 1st, 2005, 04:15 PM   #820
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go go go Madrid
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