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Old 03-24-2009, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Haha, so I guess that take Rio out of the running too.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Yeah Rio has far worse crime than Chicago.
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Old 03-24-2009, 08:14 PM
 
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Yeah Rio was far worse crime than Chicago.
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:43 PM
 
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Rio is pretty much a third world slum. It's like Los Angeles but with suburbs that consist entirely of high rises instead of small homes on half lots.
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Old 03-24-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Well, if they'll hold the Olympics in 1990s Atlanta and in 1980s nearly-apocalyptic Los Angeles, I don't see why they won't hold 'em in Rio. And as others have pointed out, it's hard to ignore the geopolitical dimension of South America never having hosted an Olympics. North America has already hosted it 6 times, including in each of the previous four decades. Europe has hosted it a billion times. Asia three times, including just recently. Hell, even the continent of Australia has landed it twice. This is Rio's bid to lose. And they just might do that before the day is over, but it's theirs to lose.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:46 AM
 
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Well, if they'll hold the Olympics in 1990s Atlanta and in 1980s nearly-apocalyptic Los Angeles, I don't see why they won't hold 'em in Rio. And as others have pointed out, it's hard to ignore the geopolitical dimension of South America never having hosted an Olympics. North America has already hosted it 6 times, including in each of the previous four decades. Europe has hosted it a billion times. Asia three times, including just recently. Hell, even the continent of Australia has landed it twice. This is Rio's bid to lose. And they just might do that before the day is over, but it's theirs to lose.
I agree. However the games in LA were mainly given to LA because no other city was even remotely interested in hosting the games after three pretty horrible Games in a row.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:23 PM
 
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from what i read tokyo is 1st and chicago is in last place
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Old 03-25-2009, 09:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Who cares Chimack? If that is so why do you not post a link like you are so fond of doing?
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: US Empire, Pac NW
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from what i read tokyo is 1st and chicago is in last place
And the Oddsmakers say Chicago is #1. Big whoop. What you read and what I read are polar opposites. Only the IOC really knows for sure.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:22 AM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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Though I'm a Japanese born and brought up in Tokyo (another competiter) , I still cheer Chicago.
But I'm a bit worried about the impact of the Olympic Games. Chicago seems to be lucky to have kept herself an "American" city dislike NYC or LA which've been too much globalized. I don't want Chicago to be just one of the big cities here and there.
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