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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 June 26th, 2005, 05:46 PM   #1901
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Still NYC for me!
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:47 PM   #1902
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Thanks, I will edit my post Cerretero.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #1903
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I still think Madrid has got a very good chance of winning the bid...
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #1904
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FFS...I knew you would post a link to this thread in the Spanish forum....Like you did with the last two...pleading for votes so you can 'show the english'
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:49 PM   #1905
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There is just 10 days left. No need to open new thread for just 10 days.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:50 PM   #1906
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Why close it now when there is only like 10days to go...might as well keep the thread going in my opinion as its not like it has just passed 500 posts...
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:51 PM   #1907
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@ eddyk: Why don't ypu do the same

I'm doing tricks like this too, see the best airport thread...who's leading :p
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:53 PM   #1908
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In those ten days this thread can have 4080 posts if there are 17 post in one hour(like now 18 posts in 50 minutes). And the other thread was just too big for the forum.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:55 PM   #1909
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Eddyk its only a silly poll anyway...the real contenders, London and Paris, dont need to win the poll to know they are in contention
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #1910
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Well lets see what the mods will do
Will they close it or will they just let it go.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:56 PM   #1911
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My vote is for... ¿Madrid?
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Old June 26th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #1912
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Let both go on as seperate threads.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:03 PM   #1913
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I just think they should be concentrating on getting other things in order first. Like 'Gross-National-Happiness' for its citizens.

Now as for the visa business, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, all former Soviet republics changed that situation as soon as they jumped ship from the USSR. Their citizens used to cop it from EU nations as well before they joined up, the USA, Canada and Oz as well but they still dropped the barriers. So why is it such an issue in Russia? I read a story of an English tourist in the 1890's who managed to cross Russia with only a library card from his local library in London to prove his id because he forgot to bring his passport. Pity things are not so laid back in Russia anymore.

Also from what you say the main reason is, because you guys get stuffed around from us because developed nations are worried about getting Russian economic migrants then you want to stuff us around back? Tit-for-tat style. That attitude is not going to go down so well when people have to vote for a city to host the games.

Look I don't mind paying a reasonable fee for a visa to be a tourist, but just some ridiculous system like they have in Russia is counter-productive and stops a lot of tourists from visiting. Russia stands to gain so much by opening its Iron Curtain to us decadant foreigners. Remember you have to compete to attract the tourists from other destinations and not make it so difficult only the most keen go.
I suppose you didn't seen my message. USA, UK, France and Spain also have visas system. Not only Russia. They have some countries in their list that should not taking visas, Russia as well. Such lists are different.

As for economic situation. Olympic games is not games for first world only. It is international event. Every country have a right to host. If not. Then second and third world should ignore such games.

Additionaly. USA have 5,5% of people that lives in extreme poverty. Russia - 7,5%. UK - 9%. France and Spain - don't know. So why for them resolve this problem before hosting Olympic games?

Man, capitalism - is capitalism. Russia is growing country. Moscow spending on social programs more than other candidate cities in sum. $4,5bln every year. Russia spending on social programs as maximum as possible. More will provoke high inflation. Currently - relative inflation in Russia is very low. Average income growing 25% every year. Inflation - just 8-9%. This inflation provoking by high income growth.

But i don't see - how it is relates to Olympic games. Russia have enough money to host it. If you mean it.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #1914
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Madrid.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:04 PM   #1915
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The Moscow Olympic stadium looks very similar on the outside to Busch Stadium in St. Louis.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:11 PM   #1916
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Eddyk its only a silly poll anyway...the real contenders, London and Paris, dont need to win the poll to know they are in contention




My vote, obviously, for Madrid 2012
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:13 PM   #1917
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You think London isnt a real contender?
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:23 PM   #1918
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Here's a link to London's 2012 Olympic thread in the UK forum

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=50608

This was originally posted by Darjole in the UK forums

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London should win because:

The best bid - Athelete's village centred within the Park, with atheletes able to view the Olympic flame from their apartments. The fastest journey time to the centre of the city. Media village with live backdrop of Olympic stadium from roof. A new purpose-built stadium, plus extra stadiums that are under construction and will be ready before 2012 designed by stunning world famous architects.

The best financial and Government package - The Olympic Bill already sworn into Parliament, meaning full government approval, a timetable and promise of keeping to budget and keeping to a construction timetable.

A 'can do' attitude to sporting and cultural events - British success in getting behind events and making a show whatever the occassion, and welcoming the world with open arms and supporting them wherever they are from on the Globe with an unpretentious attitude to all. Adopt an Olympic family project, financial help bringing athelete's to the city.

The best and most-far reaching legacy - The creation of Europe's largest park and wetland. A legacy supported by the WWF - the first in the history of the Olympics. A massive investment programme into London's transport network to bring it into line with other cities that don't need improvement.

Celebrity and political backing - Support from celebrities, diplomats and politicians from across the Globe; Nelson Mandela, Joanna Lumley, Elton John, as well as atheletes and sporting competitors.

An 'X-factored' Games - Events in modern, new facilties, as well as events in London's historical venues. Various world famous landmarks being used as backdrops - London Eye, Horse Guard's Parade, Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Greenwich, Canary Wharf, Millennium Dome. Cultural events planned for the years running up to the Games - as well as organised celebrations within the Olympic Park and Hyde Park every night of the Games. Olympic Javelin train journey building up excitement of Olympic park and Central London for every visitor.

Best paralympic facilities - All paralympic venues, transport to the venues and all London taxis with exceptional disabled access.

Best history and memorable dates - 400 years since Cotswald Olimpicks, London saving the Olympics on previous occasions, Britain's 4th bid, 2012 will be Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, promising a Summer-long celebration. First Games ever to take place on either side of the Meridian Line, in both hemispheres.

A most changed city and country - Massively improved transport system, creation of a new massive park, a new defining skyline of skyscrapers (including tallest in Western Europe), pedestianisation of key Central London routes, Las Ramblas project, cleaning and upgrading of major tourist destinations, as well as a new impetus and passion for sport and health across the country giving the UK a new start and new look for the 21st Century.
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Old June 26th, 2005, 06:35 PM   #1919
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FFS...I knew you would post a link to this thread in the Spanish forum....Like you did with the last two...pleading for votes so you can 'show the english'
Don't let them wind you up. We all know it's a two horse race between London and Paris anyway. Madrid are out of it because their bid just wasn't up to it.
 
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and my vote goes to....Madrid!!!

the red tide has arrived!!!
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