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Old 10-03-2009, 01:36 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Looks like the Chicago outfit is losing it's influence and what ever happened to the Daley Machine?
Not Chicago's fault. No American city ever had a chance with this one. I don't think Tokyo, which IMHO can easily do a better job than Rio, had a fair chance either.
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Old 10-03-2009, 01:43 PM
 
Location: roaming gnome
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Apparently you weren't aware that some Los Angeleans were sour that Chicago was picked over LA as the US bid city. As a matter of fact, for those who were a bit sour about it, it was for the very exact reasons you give: "Los Angeles is an Olympic city and has hosted the very successful '84 games. We have a proven track record. How could they have chosen Chicago over us?" I heard this sentiment expressed on other forums that I frequent when it was announced that Chicago beat out LA, so I know what I'm talking about. All I was suggesting is that perhaps TheRealAngelion could have been among that crowd. Maybe he's not, but that's why I asked in the first place.
fair enough, I have found though that forumers views don't often line up with my real life experiences with people from insert X city .
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Old 10-03-2009, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Crown Town
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Why?
There are several reasons, many would probably only start arguments, so I'll leave that alone. But personal opinions of the city aside, I will say I thought Rio's overall plan was a notch better than what Chicago offered. I was particularly dissapointed with Chicago's planned venues. None of Chicago's venues made me say "wow". At least not in the way other recent Olympic venues have.

CHICAGO VENUES

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Old 10-03-2009, 09:20 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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Ah well, hopefully Chicago gets another chance with the 2020 olympics.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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I dont care about the Olympics so I dont care what city gets it
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico to Texas
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fair enough, I have found though that forumers views don't often line up with my real life experiences with people from insert X city .

I tottally agree, its like the people on the forum are in a world of their own, this forum only makes me think more about races and stuff like that when it never even crossed my mind before.
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Old 10-03-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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its got nothing to do with chicago and more to do with rio

the committee slready had their mind made up
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Old 10-04-2009, 04:56 AM
 
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Perhaps an unpopular view in this forum, but unfortunately more realistic from a global point of view, is the fact that the US is less relevant and not as popular than in years past.

Add in the fact that South America, home of some great world class cities (not just Rio...think Buenos Aires or Lima), has never hosted an Olympics and you get how easily it didn't happen for Chicago.

One also has to wonder if the "Hollywood-like" turnout for support of Chicago didn't come across a bit heavy-handed and desperate in the media.
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Old 10-04-2009, 09:19 AM
 
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Rio does have some issues to deal with before 2016:

Lula’s Olympic Victory Sets Up Battle on Rio’s Crime - Yahoo! News (http://news.yahoo.com/s/bloomberg/20091003/pl_bloomberg/aw54nzd_66s - broken link)
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Old 10-04-2009, 11:12 AM
 
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Perhaps an unpopular view in this forum, but unfortunately more realistic from a global point of view, is the fact that the US is less relevant and not as popular than in years past.

Add in the fact that South America, home of some great world class cities (not just Rio...think Buenos Aires or Lima), has never hosted an Olympics and you get how easily it didn't happen for Chicago.

One also has to wonder if the "Hollywood-like" turnout for support of Chicago didn't come across a bit heavy-handed and desperate in the media.
It's not simply bias that has kept the Olympics on certain continents. South America has never been ready to host an Olympics...and I'm not sure it will be in 2016 either...
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