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Old 08-22-2011, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Default US Announces it will NOT bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

Interesting.

APNewsBreak: USOC officially out of the running for 2020 Olympics - The Washington Post (http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/dcunited/apnewsbreak-usoc-officially-out-of-the-running-for-2020-olympics/2011/08/22/gIQABdqIWJ_story.html - broken link)
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:39 AM
 
Location: southwestern USA
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That fine-----the cost relative to the impact of holding an olympics is no longer a value.

Too many countries have recently spent billions of dollars preparing for an olympics, and are left holding insurmountable mountains of I.O.U. on the cost-----does the international olympic committee come in and help repay costs----right.

To go through the process is denigrating anyway----the process has turned out to be anti American anyway----so who needs it???
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:48 AM
 
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To go through the process is denigrating anyway----the process has turned out to be anti American anyway----so who needs it???
My thoughts exactly. I wish American-based companies who serve as sponsors would pull out just to teach the IOC a lesson. But of course, that will never happen...too much $$$ would be lost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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The Olympics have been given over to the developing world, for better or worse. There should be a Detroit Olympics in 2024. Rebuild the whole city as a sports mecca.

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My thoughts exactly. I wish American-based companies who serve as sponsors would pull out just to teach the IOC a lesson. But of course, that will never happen...too much $$$ would be lost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:11 AM
 
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The Olympics have been given over to the developing world, for better or worse. There should be a Detroit Olympics in 2024. Rebuild the whole city as a sports mecca.
Detroit will have rebounded by then (hopefully).
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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Who would put money into the Detroit Olympics? That's the problem. I don't see any US city winning a bid for a few decades to be honest. But this is nothing more than a confirmation. They said no bids once Chicago lost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It would have to be a resurgent electric car industry, and Detroit would have to be the 'model' city - the first place to have a complete network of automated, all-electric buses and cabs. Pipe dreams, ya know?


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Who would put money into the Detroit Olympics? That's the problem. I don't see any US city winning a bid for a few decades to be honest. But this is nothing more than a confirmation. They said no bids once Chicago lost.
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Old 08-22-2011, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Music City, USA
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That fine-----the cost relative to the impact of holding an olympics is no longer a value.

Too many countries have recently spent billions of dollars preparing for an olympics, and are left holding insurmountable mountains of I.O.U. on the cost-----does the international olympic committee come in and help repay costs----right.

To go through the process is denigrating anyway----the process has turned out to be anti American anyway----so who needs it???
Same with them and FIFA.

I don't have a problem with them trying to spread it around so all parts of the world can enjoy the games...but it seems as if America is sort of a "last resort" for them lately.

Also agreed on the billions spent without the matching return value...the last thing any American city and/or state needs to do right now is to build another mountain of debt to pay off.

Let it cool off for some years...maybe (just maybe) the IOC will get a little less political about their decision making. And less corrupt.

One can dream, I guess.
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Old 08-23-2011, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Chicago (from pittsburgh)
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I hate the olympics... there isn't one even that people pretend to give two *****s about more and then couldn't care less when its over. Sorry Johnny, you really aren't into Javelin throwing
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:03 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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I like the Olympics. People of diverse countries coming together to do drugs and have sex. What's not to like

More seriously I actually do like the Olympics and I don't like sports in general. Olympic sports have a quality I like that's missing in the sports I see on TV, they do their thing fast enough I don't have time to get restless. Johnny throws his javelin, that eats up a few seconds, and then you can move on to the next person or event. Team sports are hours of watching people chase balls around.

Still I think the IOC should probably not have taken baseball and softball out. I think that was potentially Euro-centric of them. Both those sports are still popular in Asia, Latin America, and North America. But Europeans don't want to make baseball fields they'll never use again so it's out. (Africa never gets the Olympics and for all I know if Africans spent enough to make a baseball field maybe they'd find a way to use it for something else. I guess Australians don't play baseball either, but maybe you could convert the fields into cricket or something with sufficient remodeling) I don't even like baseball, but that annoyed me a tad.
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