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View Poll Results: Which city will win 2014 Winter Olympic Games?
Almaty (Kazakhstan) 15 14.42%
Borjomi (Georgia) 0 0%
Jaca (Spain) 37 35.58%
Pyeong Chang (South Korea) 19 18.27%
Salzburg (Austria) 12 11.54%
Sochi (Russia) 15 14.42%
Sofia (Bulgaria) 6 5.77%
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Old February 7th, 2006, 08:21 AM   #21
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I picked Almaty, Kazakhstan... give Middle East a chance :-D
Kazakhstan is not in the Middle East
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:25 AM   #22
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JACA! The pyrinees worth it!
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Old February 7th, 2006, 02:56 PM   #23
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Old February 7th, 2006, 11:48 PM   #24
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Old February 12th, 2006, 12:07 AM   #25
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my vote goes for... JACA!
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Old February 12th, 2006, 12:12 AM   #26
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Old February 12th, 2006, 07:08 AM   #27
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I think the games should be held in the fmr. Soviet Bloc because it would signal a renewal, and international recogniition. I am not sure which city to vote for. Not the Russian city because they already had the games in 1980. I'd say either Sofia (due to Bulgaria being the EU and revitalized), or in Georgia. Kazakhstan needs to further democratize before it get's the games.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 07:29 AM   #28
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Sofia (Bulgaria) because they are our dear neighbors.

on another point democracy has nothing to do with geting the games and it should never be a criteria....
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:45 AM   #29
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Are there any high mountains near sofia??
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Old February 12th, 2006, 09:59 AM   #30
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Are there any high mountains near sofia??
Sofia is surrounded by several mountains -- Vitosha is the tallest, but there are also Plana and Ljulin Mountains.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 03:40 AM   #31
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Almaty. Never heard of it, but good for a change. I'm so sick of Europe playing host to every other Games, whether it be Winter or Summer Olympics!
IMO, Western Europe and North America should be prohibited from hosting any Olympic Games after the London 2012 Games, till 2048. That will leave 18 Games (9 each Winter & Summer) to be rotated around the rest of the globe.

Host cities for Summer Games from 2016: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Mumbai, Istanbul, Rio de Janeiro, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai (during their 'winter'), Durban, Singapore.

Winter Hosts: Russia, India, South Korea, Kazachstan, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, China, Pakistan.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:38 AM   #32
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Hosting an Olympic Games can be quite an expense. Often, the developed nations are the most capable of hosting it. Hence why there are so many European/North American venues.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 10:42 AM   #33
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Salzburg should have this in the bag.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 04:00 AM   #34
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The olympics these days are still decided with some sort of bribe (you can believe that I'm crazy if you want), thus the victorous city (whatever it may be) has to have a good sum of money and a lucritive way to pay it. Most likely, it will be either Pyongchang, Salzburg, or Jaca, located in rather developed countries. I myself, would want Sochi (cause I'm Russian) or Almaty to win, yet its probably an unrealistic dream.
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Old February 16th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #35
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^I think it'll be close between Salzburg and Pyeongchang. I think having the one before Vancouver in Europe will hurt Salzburg.
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Old February 17th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #36
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^I think it'll be close between Salzburg and Pyeongchang. I think having the one before Vancouver in Europe will hurt Salzburg.
I doubt that will hurt Salzburg as there is a traditional pattern that allows Europe to host one Winter Olmypic games each 8 years.

76- Innsbruck, Austria
80- Lake Placid, US
84- Sarajevo, ex-Yugoslavia
88- Calgary, Canada
92- Albertville, France
94- Lillehammer, Norway
98- Nagano, Japan
02- Salt Lake City, US
06- Turin, Italy

The pattern was only broken with the 92-94 shift that allowed two European nations host the games in a row. The only exception to the rule seems to be an Asian host shows up, but there have been only two in the history of the Winter Olympics: Sapporo (72) and Nagano (98).
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Old February 19th, 2006, 03:57 AM   #37
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I picked Almaty, Kazakhstan... give Middle East a chance :-D
not realy middle east... They speak russian
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Old February 19th, 2006, 11:39 PM   #38
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I think they´ll be in Western Europe. However it will be very boring having again other Games in the typical place for a winter olympic games: The Alps. The Pyrenees is another mountain range located between France and Spain. Normally it's only famous in sports because of the Tour de France with the runner climbing the hard passes such as "Le Tourmalet".

It will be nice having the games in the Pyrinees. For me the ideal thing should be a coordinated event with France & Spain, in the same way as the Korea/Japan Soccer world cup.

As the only chance for the Pyrinees is the spanish Jaca, I fully support it. Of course I've to confess that I'm spanish and above that from the Jaca region. The slopes in that area are quite nice to ski, and Jaca has hosted several second level competitions such as the University Games.

In addition to that, Jaca counts with Zaragoza (Saragosse) as co-host city. That city counts with the equipments that we may miss in Jaca (Airport, Hotels...) and in 2014 they'll have the experience from the 2008's world expo that they'll host.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #39
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I agree, they might be different nations, but it's still the Alps. The same thing with the Rockies.
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Old February 21st, 2006, 10:26 AM   #40
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I think Sochi or Pyeong Chang.

Lets mix it round a bit.
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