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  • London, UK

    Votes: 268 25.3%
  • Madrid, Spain

    Votes: 331 31.2%
  • Moscow, Russia

    Votes: 84 7.9%
  • New York, USA

    Votes: 195 18.4%
  • Paris, France

    Votes: 183 17.2%

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I voted London.

I'd put Madrid in a very close, second position.


In fact this is how i'd rank them overall.

1. London
2. Madrid
3. Paris
4. Moscow
5. New York
 

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CNN poll - 9 cities. Posted on 16.01.2004

Havana 4% 6986 votes
Istanbul 36% 69423 votes
Leipzig 1% 1625 votes
London 5% 9798 votes
Madrid 1% 1989 votes
Moscow 36% 68925 votes
New York 7% 14239 votes
Paris 1% 2786 votes
Rio de Janeiro 8% 14960 votes
Total: 190731 votes


CNN poll - 5 cities. Posted on 18.05.2004
London 25% 16621 votes
Madrid 10% 6754 votes
Moscow 13% 8774 votes
New York 37% 24790 votes
Paris 14% 9327 votes
Total: 66266 votes
 

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Athens!

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.

But, from the list I voted for Moscow. After the US pulled that boneheaded boycott of the games in 1980, we owe the Russians. If they can afford it, the games should go there.
 
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Landos said:
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.

But, from the list I voted for Moscow. After the US pulled that boneheaded boycott of the games in 1980, we owe the Russians. If they can afford it, the games should go there.
The Olympics would then dwindle to nothing, and the exitement of the Games would die down and they would be boring forever. The point of the Olympics would be useless.

Its a very thick headed statement. What keeps the Games running is the constant change of environment and the new and exiteing spin each host city and their respective nations bring to the Games. This woulden't be the case if each Games were held in Athens.

They would also loose their special vibe about them. It would become a common thing in Athens, and Athens 2004 wouldent be special.

Athens 2004 has givin Greece it's chance to shine for the first time since 1896, so why not let other cities and countries have the same chance.
 

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BTW there are some people who suggested Berlin maybe should do it again ;) :D
(now after opening of the renovated stadium)
 
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BTW there are some people who suggested Berlin maybe should do it again ;) :D
(now after opening of the renovated stadium)
But it´s also interesting to know that only Berliners think Berlin should ask for the olympics ;)
 

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Berlin's Olympic stadium stinks. Hamburg would have a brand-spanking new one for half the price of Berlin's roof.
 
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