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View Poll Results: The worst Olympic Stadium ever?
1896 Athens 3 1.02%
1900 Paris 5 1.69%
1904 St. Louis 48 16.27%
1908 London 0 0%
1912 Stockholm 1 0.34%
1920 Antwerp 3 1.02%
1924 Paris 3 1.02%
1928 Amsterdam 2 0.68%
1932 L.A. 1 0.34%
1936 Berlin 3 1.02%
1948 London 2 0.68%
1952 Helsink 5 1.69%
1956 Melbourne 5 1.69%
1960 Rome 2 0.68%
1964 Tokyo 5 1.69%
1968 Mexico 11 3.73%
1972 Munich 1 0.34%
1976 Montreal 11 3.73%
1980 Moscow 17 5.76%
1984 L.A. 8 2.71%
1988 Seoul 6 2.03%
1992 Bercelona 14 4.75%
1996 Atlanta 105 35.59%
2000 Sydney 6 2.03%
2004 Athens 16 5.42%
2008 Beijing 12 4.07%
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 04:47 PM   #1
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The worst Olympic Stadium ever?

What's your opinion?

Athens 1896 Panathinaikos


Paris 1900 Velodrom


St. Louis 1904


London 1908 White City Stadium


Stockholm 1912


Antwerp 1920


Paris 1924


Amsterdam 1928 Olympic Stadium


Los Angeles 1932/1984


Berlin 1936 Olympic Stadium


London 1948 Wembley Stadium


Helsinki 1952 Olympic Stadium


Melbourne 1956


Rome 1960 Olympic Stadium


Tokio 1964 Olympic Stadium



Mexico City 1968

Munich 1972 Olympic Stadium


Montreal 1976


Moscow 1980


Seoul 1988


Barcelona 1992 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys


1996 Atlanta


2000 Sydney Stadium Australia


2004 Athens Olympic Stadium Spyridon Louis


2008 Beijing National Stadium
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 06:30 PM   #2
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Don't you just love these incredibly '****' polls? Just because someone posts a "Best" Oly stadium poll, another genius gets the INCREDIBLY ORIGINAL idea to start a "Worst" Oly Stadium Poll.

Just for that, I say Athens 2004.

So, should we have a 2nd Best and 2nd Worst poll?
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:07 PM   #3
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another genius gets the INCREDIBLY ORIGINAL idea to start a "Worst" Oly Stadium Poll.
THANK you


Are you annoyed because you know that the Atlanta thing will win this poll by far?
Sry, but compared to all these architectural masterpieces called Olympic Stadium the Atlanta thing was a piece of crap.....
Just for you: this poll doesn't concern about your (volunteer?) work at the 1996 games....
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:25 PM   #4
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just wait until 2012 for this thread!!! the winner is ......London!!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:30 PM   #5
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THANK you


Are you annoyed because you know that the Atlanta thing will win this poll by far?
Sry, but compared to all these architectural masterpieces called Olympic Stadium the Atlanta thing was a piece of crap.....
Just for you: this poll doesn't concern about your (volunteer?) work at the 1996 games....
Oh, and it wins because

A. it's American
& B. it doesn't have a roof.

I honestly don't like the Beijing stadium.
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THANK you


Are you annoyed because you know that the Atlanta thing will win this poll by far?
Sry, but compared to all these architectural masterpieces called Olympic Stadium the Atlanta thing was a piece of crap.....
Just for you: this poll doesn't concern about your (volunteer?) work at the 1996 games....

And suddenly, a new contender for genius...what information are you using to make your incredibly offensive remarks about Atlanta's stadium? Personal visits? Hearsay? Imagination? I'm about sick of the snotty, misinformed, condescending comments about the Atlanta Olympics...yes, this thread is lame, but your remarks make you the president of lame.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:32 PM   #7
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Don't you just love these incredibly '****' polls? Just because someone posts a "Best" Oly stadium poll, another genius gets the INCREDIBLY ORIGINAL idea to start a "Worst" Oly Stadium Poll.

Just for that, I say Athens 2004.

So, should we have a 2nd Best and 2nd Worst poll?
Funny that you was the first to post in this poll!!!!
Wasnt it a hard choise between Athens 1896 Panathinaikon Stadion and Athens 2004 Olympic Stadion Knitemplar?
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your remarks make you the president of lame.
a genius or the president of lame.... I'm really confused


Rememer the words of Samaranch: "Well done, Atlanta!" and not the expected "Best Olympic Games ever", that's the difference!
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:39 PM   #9
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Because stadiums have evolved so much over the years, it's impossible to make an objective choice here. Worse by what standards? Compared to other stadiums of the same era? In the pictures (which are cool, by the way, it's the first time I've ever seen all the Olympic stadiums) it appears that St. Louis didn't even have a stadium...looks more like a track meet at a college or high school. But in those days the Olympics didn't require flashy venues.

So I'll vote St. Louis, with Barcelona 2nd, as it looks rather plain for a stadium of that era.
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a genius or the president of lame.... I'm really confused


Rememer the words of Samaranch: "Well done, Atlanta!" and not the expected "Best Olympic Games ever", that's the difference!
I think Samaranch is biased against America.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:48 PM   #11
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Oh, and it wins because

A. it's American
& B. it doesn't have a roof.

A. no, I like L.A. colisseum very much (for the games in 1984 either)
B. a roof for a state of the art Olympic Stadium is a must since 1972, Munich was the trendsetter, an olympic stadium without a roof looks cheap & simple
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a genius or the president of lame.... I'm really confused


Rememer the words of Samaranch: "Well done, Atlanta!" and not the expected "Best Olympic Games ever", that's the difference!

Oh big woo...you're confused because you are the vice-president, and by definition that means you aren't in the running for genius. Sorry.
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B. a roof for a state of the art Olympic Stadium is a must since 1972, Munich was the trendsetter, an olympic stadium without a roof looks cheap & simple
The stadium was going to be used as a baseball stadium afterwards, thus, having a roof around it would seem problematic.

Plus, American stadiums usually don't have roofs.

Atlanta isn't a cheap stadium.
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Old September 2nd, 2008, 07:51 PM   #14
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BTW, why isn't everybody bashing Barcelona's stadium for lack of a roof? Hypocrasy at its finest.
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Rememer the words of Samaranch: "Well done, Atlanta!" and not the expected "Best Olympic Games ever", that's the difference!
That's really so silly for people to pin judgment on a multi-billion dollar effort on 4 or 5 words from a doddering old apparatchik on his way out. Maybe it's possible he was tired of "Best Olympic Games ever"? There weren't these incredibly **** internet polls then as there are now.
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I don`t see a stadium in St Louis ?_?
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BTW, why isn't everybody bashing Barcelona's stadium for lack of a roof? Hypocrasy at its finest.
Compare the pictures and you'll find the answer:





Nobody's bashing on L.A. colisseum for lack of a roof, because it -like Barcelona's Mont Juic Stadium a historic stadium.
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Honestly, what would members on skyscrapercity would of done to the Atlanta stadium?
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THANK you


Are you annoyed because you know that the Atlanta thing will win this poll by far?
Sry, but compared to all these architectural masterpieces called Olympic Stadium the Atlanta thing was a piece of crap.....
Just for you: this poll doesn't concern about your (volunteer?) work at the 1996 games....
GO ATLANTA!

*Let's not vote on St. Louis 1904, please! We cannot take it as a mistake considering the times... The Olympic Games were not what it is nowdays... Let's give a huge votation to the one which had the opportunity in the last 75 years to make a great olympic stadium and made a great piece of architectural garbage
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Funny that you was the first to post in this poll!!!!
Wasnt it a hard choise between Athens 1896 Panathinaikon Stadion and Athens 2004 Olympic Stadion Knitemplar?
Do not take knitemplar seriously, he has a sentimental relationship with Atlanta... You Know, he was a teenager...
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