"There It Is, Take It!"
Okay this will be the LA 2016 Olympic Bid thread, with news and views on our city's, and competing cities' bids...
:lol:San Fran out!! This is a cause for celebration!!!
Olympic Officials want things more closer to each other in one main area.Don't forget Las Vegas is also easily accessible. While I think Chicago to be a great city with plenty to offer, there is really nothing else to offer in the Midwest that visitors would be interested in where as in LA you have mountains, beaches, deserts, etc. LA definitely offers more recreational activities.
Olympic Officials want things more closer to each other in one main area.
You can rule out the desert (Come on its hot), beaches (Hello we also have beaches) Las Vegas (What? I thought it was to showcase your state and city not loose all your money to another city) And recreational activities are already in place in Chicago. (Besides you actually start building up all of that once you are certain to win.) And the Midwest is the heart of America, Chicago has world-class architecture, a renowned skyline, multi-cultural, historical, and pop-cultural contributions.
"If Chicago is chosen to host the Games, we will host them along our Lakefront, in the midst of our beautiful parks and in the shadows of our iconic skyline. They will be compact Games, celebrated in the center of our city and dedicated to an athlete experience that is second-to-none." Mayor Richard M Daley
"Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood.... Make big plans... aim high in hope and work." Daniel Hudson Burham
With all due respect, the decision by the Olympic committee will not depend on beaches, culture, humidity, mountains, pop-culture, or skyline; it will depend upon the quality of venues and facilities that the cities can offer.Are you seriously going to compare the beaches of Southern California (which happen to sit on the Pacific Ocean) to some tiny beach that sits on a lake? :lol: Don't be ridiculous.
Like I said, the summer weather in LA is far more favorable than the humidity in Chicago.
They want things closer together in one area? What happened to showing off your city?
I would say LA definitely beats Chicago in recreational activities. I don't think Chicago has any mountains.
Yes, but the Midwest doesn't have much outside Chicago. And LA is easily accessible for people traveling across the Pacific (Asia, Australia, Hawaii, etc.)
LA is unquestionably the city that has more pop-culture. LA too is a multi-cultured city. Skyline? We're working on that.