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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 August 19th, 2004, 08:22 AM   #101
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I pick London dunno why but I thought Rio was in the running as that would of been my pic. Anybody have any ideas which Australian city would host the Olympics next in a few decades or so?
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:10 AM   #102
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excuse me while I yawn. I really don't care which city gets to host the olympics. It's not that big of a deal. Well for some people it's a big deal. I hear the Chinese are getting ridiculously excited about it. Ask yourself this question. How does the olympics help the host city/ country in the long term? it doesn't!

Yes there's a lot of excitement and money that gets created during the games but once it's over everybody forgets about it pretty quickly and the host city is stuck with a bunch of massively expensive infrastructure projects that served a purpose during the games but afterwards it becomes a white elephant.

Take for example a bobsledding track that will be needed for the winter olympics. Who's going to use a bobsledding track after the games are over? Anyways while the olympics causes more trouble then good from an economic perspective it's still fun to watch.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:49 AM   #103
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Old August 19th, 2004, 10:55 AM   #104
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Old August 19th, 2004, 11:54 AM   #105
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Love NYC but USA again please they take home enough gold and screen time with out hosting the games as well !
And Australia is a long time of hosting the game again maybe New Zealand before we get them again
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Old August 19th, 2004, 11:56 AM   #106
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excuse me while I yawn. I really don't care which city gets to host the olympics. It's not that big of a deal. Well for some people it's a big deal. I hear the Chinese are getting ridiculously excited about it. Ask yourself this question. How does the olympics help the host city/ country in the long term? it doesn't!

Yes there's a lot of excitement and money that gets created during the games but once it's over everybody forgets about it pretty quickly and the host city is stuck with a bunch of massively expensive infrastructure projects that served a purpose during the games but afterwards it becomes a white elephant.

Take for example a bobsledding track that will be needed for the winter olympics. Who's going to use a bobsledding track after the games are over? Anyways while the olympics causes more trouble then good from an economic perspective it's still fun to watch.
Well, obviously you haven't lived in a city while it was hosting the Olympics...it is an absolutely incredible experience - perhaps one of the greatest experiences of my life. The energy and excitment in the city is palpable while it is happening and the actual build-up to the event before the games is just as good, lasting for the 7 years.

I have vivid memories of when I was 12 and the Sydney Olympics were announced in 1993, and how excellent it was watching all the infrastructure and building projects under construction in the lead-up to the actual event.

It was also somewhat depressing after the Games were over.

The after-effects of the games are hard to quantify because there isnt really a way to measure what impact the coverage has had on people around the world, but more tangible effects I can note are the enormous urban renewal and redevelopment projects that have been going on in Sydney around the Olympic Park area since the games, revitalising a huge part of the metro area.
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Old August 19th, 2004, 11:57 AM   #107
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Love NYC but USA again please they take home enough gold and screen time with out hosting the games as well !
And Australia is a long time of hosting the game again maybe New Zealand before we get them again
Yeah, I'd love to see the Winter Olympics hosted in Queenstown!!
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Old August 19th, 2004, 12:04 PM   #108
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New york of course!
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:04 PM   #109
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:35 PM   #110
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I was just joking, of course Spain isn't a poor country (to me it' rather one of the most dynamic one in Europe) and i've already been in Barcelona which is really a great city.
be confident I love Spain !

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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #111
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Rich or poor, spaniards on this forum have no sense of humour and tend to be rude very quickly. On dit aussi susceptibles, ombrageux...

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En voilà encore un qui a une bien curieuse idée du sens de l’humour. Pas étonnant qu’on dise que certains français on… comment dit-on déjà… une grosse gueule ?!...
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:43 PM   #112
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[QUOTE=Landos]Frankly, I think they should make Greece the permanent home of the Summer Olympic Games. Then they can rotate the winter games, which cost much less, around the world. Greece is going to show the world what the Olympics is all about and they should reside there after the Beijing games in 2008.

why? The whole spirit is keeping the flame alive throughout the world, and it staying in Greece simply wouldnt be right, anyway, I think China will be a better Olympics, and London will better that in 2012 if we can get it
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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:49 PM   #113
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Dear Citizen, Barcelona got the 1992 Olympics not because of the "latin American vote" but because the "relentless" pressure of the IOC president Samaranch, who is Catalan (and by the way Catalans are not very interested in castillan-speaking Latin America)...This was very unethical and has not been forgotten in the Olympic world. It already has two consequences: 1st it is bad for today's candidacy by Madrid (twice Spain in 20 years is too much, and the 1st time is still disconforting); 2d it is bad for the hopes of Brussels in 2016 for the Belgian President of the IOC Jacques Rogge will still be in charge and people will be afraid to let a Belgian city win for it would look again like the "coup" by Samaranch in 1992 (and then countries would try in the future to get an IOC president elected not on objective grounds but in order to help themselves get a city elected).
So I think Madrid 2012 still has to confront the consequences of Barcelona 1992.

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Old August 19th, 2004, 01:56 PM   #114
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Yeah, I'd love to see the Winter Olympics hosted in Queenstown!!
Yeah! A winter Olympics held in Queenstown, New Zealand would be awesome. I would certainly be there, but I doubt it would ever happen. The South Island has many fantastic ski fields, probably the best in the southern hemisphere. Many skiers move to the New Zealand south island for the northern hemisphere summer (winter down south then), but I think it simply is too small compared to northern standards. Then again you never know. Auckland has hosted the Americas Cup twice with great success.
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Old August 23rd, 2004, 05:23 PM   #115
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1. Moscow
2. Madrid
3. London
4. Paris
5. New York
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Old August 31st, 2004, 01:00 PM   #116
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New York City!!!!
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Old August 31st, 2004, 01:34 PM   #117
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i like paris
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Old August 31st, 2004, 02:10 PM   #118
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Old August 31st, 2004, 03:27 PM   #119
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NYC because next Olympiad will be beyond Europ and Asia
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Old August 31st, 2004, 03:46 PM   #120
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1- Madrid
2- Paris
3- New York
4- London
5- Moscow

In fact, I think that nowadays, Madrid is the most prepared of them all. And it´s the only city in Europe that has never organised Oympic Games.
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