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Old 10-02-2009, 11:48 AM   #1 (permalink)
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COPENHAGEN Chicago was eliminated in the first ballot of voting for the 2016 Olympics on Friday, a stunning defeat for the city that was expected to be one of the two finalists. Tokyo was also eliminated, leaving Rio de Janeiro and Madrid as the finalists.

Not even the presence of President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama nor a long list of celebrities was enough to help the United States' third-largest city.
Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics - Yahoo! News


Chicago and Tokyo are eliminated. Final is Madrid Vs Rio. Who will win?

In an hour, they will announce it. I think it will be Rio.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Madrid should win, Rio shouldn't.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:57 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Rio's security is a big concern. But there has never been olympics in South America and after london 2012, two in a row in the same continent is not likely. It has never happend, actually. Madrid is the candidate with the most installations prepared and with the highest national support at 95% so that should be good points for Madrid though.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Rio's security is a big concern. But there has never been olympics in South America and after london 2012, two in a row in the same continent is not likely. It has never happend, actually. Madrid is the candidate with the most installations prepared and with the highest national support at 95% so that should be good points for Madrid though.

Looks like Brazil won the games!

Rio to host 2016 Olympics - The Globe and Mail
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yep, oh well, it has it good things and its bad things.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i think madrid is gonna win...
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Old 10-02-2009, 02:27 PM   #7 (permalink)
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The olympics are run by a bunch of gangsters. It's nice that Rio got it though. I hope they don't throw all the poor into a big hole or something.
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:50 PM   #8 (permalink)
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The olympics are run by a bunch of gangsters. It's nice that Rio got it though. I hope they don't throw all the poor into a big hole or something.
Is it sad that I chuckled at the thought of that?
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Old 10-02-2009, 06:57 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:45 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:43 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Is it sad that I chuckled at the thought of that?
i did too...
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Old 10-03-2009, 11:20 AM   #12 (permalink)
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two in a row in the same continent is not likely. It has never happend, actually.
Not recently, but before WWII and also soon after the Olympics barely went out of Europe.

FIFA World Cup Soccer and the Olympics back to back is also somewhat unlikely, to use your term, or at least people tend to put it forward sometimes as a reason why cities/countries would be passed over, but in reality it does happen: Germany '72 + '74, Mexico '68 + '70 and U.S.A. '94 + '96. So now Brazil too.

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Old 10-12-2009, 08:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Hiroshima and Nagasaki - site of atomic bombings in World War II - are teaming up to make a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics that will emphasize world peace.
CTV Olympics - Hiroshima, Nagasaki to jointly pitch for 2020
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