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View Poll Results: If Chicago get eliminated from the running of the Olympics, which US city would you want to host the
LA 16 9.36%
NYC 28 16.37%
Chicago 15 8.77%
Houston 25 14.62%
DC 12 7.02%
Atlanta 6 3.51%
Seattle 21 12.28%
Philadelphia 22 12.87%
Boston 33 19.30%
Miami 12 7.02%
St. Louis 14 8.19%
Dallas 10 5.85%
Detroit 14 8.19%
Miami 12 7.02%
Baltimore 7 4.09%
Indianapolis 10 5.85%
San Francisco 29 16.96%
Phoenix 8 4.68%
New Orleans 13 7.60%
Las Vegas 9 5.26%
Minneapolis 19 11.11%
Other 19 11.11%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 171. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-02-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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If Chicago gets eliminated from the running of the Olympics, which US city would you want to host the Olympics??

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Old 05-02-2009, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Indianapolis hands down
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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I'd love for St. Louis to get it for the economic boost.

But 2016 is a long way away (at least that's the way it seems to me). It's hard to say which cities would be best positioned for it then.
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Old 05-02-2009, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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San Francisco.
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:26 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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New Orleans to help revitalize and rebuild it... Chicago doesn't need the olympics... look what olympics did to Atlanta... what does Chicago have to gain?
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:47 PM
 
Location: los angeles
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I also voted for San Francisco because of the available land around the city\ good public transportation\ attractive city w/ international status\ hotels\ restaurants\ port. Once Treasure Island was essentially a World Fair site & should have enough room for venues [also the Presidio].
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Old 05-02-2009, 07:49 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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New Orleans to help revitalize and rebuild it... Chicago doesn't need the olympics... look what olympics did to Atlanta... what does Chicago have to gain?
I don't know about that. Usually though cities overspend to build the events for the Olympics and they go in debt of doing so and that will be the last thing New Orleans needs. I don't think they are ready. Regionally, Houston is more ready to host it compared to them since they already have the facilities. Just need to upgrade it's transit system which was a big reason why it lost out on bidding the last couple times.

BTW, I don't think Chicago gets it anyway. I think this has Rio written all over it.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:56 PM
 
Location: Greater Houston
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Once Treasure Island was essentially a World Fair site & should have enough room for venues [also the Presidio].
Do you want a ferry boat sinking accident with Olympians aboard making world news? It's going to be a nightmare going from the island to venues around the bay. Is there room in the area around the Bay's shores? From the Google satellite maps, it is a concrete jungle comparable to New York. Even L.A. has room because I still see some green in the densely populated Basin and the adjacent valleys.
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:59 PM
 
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I think Philadelphia would be a good choice. Its central northeast location would make it ideal for the Olympics.
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Old 05-02-2009, 09:22 PM
 
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I think Philadelphia would be a good choice. Its central northeast location would make it ideal for the Olympics.
Great idea. That way, when people see Philly, they'll think "hey, the US isnt that great after all". And the world will stop being jealous and hate America so much
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