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Should NYC get the 2012 Olympics?

Discussion in 'Archive: The Senate Floor' started by Yodave27, Feb 8, 2002.

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  1. DarthTunick

    DarthTunick SfC Part IV Commissioner star 10 VIP - Game Host

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    one thing is for certain, i'll be 70 when the olympics return to L.A. ;)
     
  2. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    One thing is sure, Sweden will never get the olympics, and do you know the reason (as stated in a leaked document from the IOC)?

    We were neutral in WWII!!!! And people say that sport and politics has nothing to do with each other.

    I may be very bad in american geography, but wouldn't Housteon be too warm to host the olympics? On the other hand, Atlanta had them.
     
  3. tenorjedi

    tenorjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    The biggest reason to have it in NY?

    No shortage of starter pistols ;)

    I know it'll be 16 years since 96 when it comes along but it does seem rather selfish to be talking about it while you're in the middle of hosting the winter olymipics. Granted they're seperate, but I know I'd be pissed if the shoe was on the other foot.
     
  4. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    I know what you mean tenorjedi, but the USOC picks its US city soon, so thus the need for this thread.
     
  5. Tukafo

    Tukafo Jedi Padawan star 4

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    the USOC funds 70-80% of the IOC? You must be joking surely.

    the IOC is funded by Coca-Cola and IBM. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about.

    Oh yes, and It's also funded by corrupt Salt Lake City officials
     
  6. Yodave27

    Yodave27 Jedi Master star 4

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    the IOC is funded by Coca-Cola and IBM. Believe me, I know what I'm talking about.
    Which are US companies, that's what I meant. I'll edit the other post.

    Oh yes, and It's also funded by corrupt Salt Lake City officials
    Please, like no other city has ever bribed an IOC offical(s) to get an Olympics. Wasn't there proof that Sydney officials bribed the IOC, too. Its a big as part of the games as the medals.

     
  7. Obi Anne

    Obi Anne FF manager Celebrations star 8 Manager

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    I know from my (or rather my father's) experience when the city I'm living in candidated for the olympics that there were a lot of bribing going on, another reason why a little Swedish town didn't stand a chance.
     
  8. tenorjedi

    tenorjedi Jedi Knight star 5

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    You just needed a better Olympic mascot to attract the attention.

    Next time get that hot coco vixen to start a "Ski Naked" Club, and watch the IOC roll into town. ;)
     
  9. goldbubbly

    goldbubbly Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Obi Anne: yeah Houston can get pretty darn hot. But I would think they'd host it earlier in the year than summer.



    When someone came down here to inspect Houston recently for candicacy for the 2012 olympics most of the news/important people seemed pretty confident that Houston stood a better chance than the other candidates for getting it. Based on available sports/food/hotels etc. :D here's hoping!


    hey i'd be getting old by that time..... :(
     
  10. Sarajevo

    Sarajevo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I am uping this because I am tired of all this US stuff. Here is a list of the past host cities.

    Summer Games:

    Athens 1896
    Paris 1900
    St. Louis 1904
    London 1908
    Stockholm 1912
    Antwerp 1920
    Paris 1924
    Amsterdam 1928
    Los Angeles 1932
    Berlin 1936
    London 1948
    Helsinki 1952
    Melbourne 1956
    Rome 1960
    Tokyo 1964
    Mexico City 1968
    Munich 1972
    Montreal 1976
    Moscow 1980
    Los Angeles 1984
    Seoul 1988
    Barcelona 1992
    Atlanta 1996
    Sydney 2000


    Winter Games:


    Chamonix 1924
    St. Moritz 1928
    Lake Placid 1932
    Garmisch-
    Partenkirchen 1936
    St. Moritz 1948
    Oslo 1952
    Cortina d'Ampezzo 1956
    Squaw Valley 1960
    Innsbruck 1964
    Grenoble 1968
    Sapporo 1972
    Innsbruck 1976
    Lake Placid 1980
    Sarajevo 1984
    Calgary 1988
    Albertville 1992
    Lillehammer 1994
    Nagano 1998
    Salt Lake City 2002


    Athens 2004 S
    Torino 2006 W
    Bejing 2008 S

    2010 Candidates

    Andorra La Vella (Andorra),
    Bern (Switzerland),
    Harbin (People's Republic of China),
    Jaca (Spain),
    Pyeongchang(Korea),
    Salzburg (Austria),
    Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Vancouver (Canada).


    So who should get what?


     
  11. Heather_Skywalker

    Heather_Skywalker Jedi Youngling star 3

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    I think it would be a great idea, but I can't get past the idea that it wouldn't be out of pitty and (no offence to the people who were effected by 9/11) if I have to sit through another Olympic 9/11 memorial I think I might throw up. I just think at Salt Lake it was done in bad taste.
     
  12. Sarajevo

    Sarajevo Jedi Youngling star 3

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    Jun 6, 2002
    What do you mean?
     
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