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Old 02-16-2010, 12:23 AM
 
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Be careful what you wish for.

The olympics are outdated. I feel that they foster unhealthy nationalism.

That, in addition to the fact that wE already won the cold war. I don't see any reason to care anymore with the soviets gone.
To be honest, I could give a damn less about the Olympics as well. I do, however, appreciate the economic boost teh respective city gains from all teh outside capital being poored into the city. Not just from other US cities, but from around the world. Can't beat that.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:55 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Be careful what you wish for.
The olympics are outdated. I feel that they foster unhealthy nationalism.
That, in addition to the fact that wE already won the cold war. I don't see any reason to care anymore with the soviets gone.
The Olympics are still relevant. I like that they give exposure to the minor sports that are still amateur.

Most important Its amazing how a great performance by an athlete or a team can inspire a person or an entire nation to do the best they can.

But I have to admit it was a lot more fun when we had the East Germans, Soviets and the rest of the Soviet block cast as the bad guys.

Now you see athlete from across the world training together,
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Mark my words, Denver will host a Winter Olympics in the not to distant future. (2018 or 2022). Denver would be the largest city to EVER host a Winter Olympics just edging out Vancouver. We have most everything we need as far as facilities go, just need to upgrade the transportation method up I-70 to the resorts. Maglev or some sort of train has been mentioned.
Denver is definitely not getting them in 2018, but they're considering a bid for the 2022 games. However, I don't see how they would get them...it would mean that of 6 Winter Olympics, three of them would be located in Western North America...with two of them in the Western United States.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:29 PM
 
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Denver is definitely not getting them in 2018, but they're considering a bid for the 2022 games. However, I don't see how they would get them...it would mean that of 6 Winter Olympics, three of them would be located in Western North America...with two of them in the Western United States.
Ok well where else in North America can host the Olympics? I can think of very few places east of the Mississippi that can host them that has a major city within throwing distance.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:44 PM
 
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Ok well where else in North America can host the Olympics? I can think of very few places east of the Mississippi that can host them that has a major city within throwing distance.
No ****, if not Denver, then a place much less deserving.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:57 PM
 
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Do u think the IOC factors in crime rates?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:12 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Do u think the IOC factors in crime rates?
Obviously not. It gave the Olympics to Rio.
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:41 PM
 
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Obviously not. It gave the Olympics to Rio.
Yeah, no kidding. The murder capital of the world.
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Old 02-17-2010, 08:03 AM
 
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true, that means Miami, Chicago, and LA can start thinking about an olympics lol
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Boston
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Ok well where else in North America can host the Olympics? I can think of very few places east of the Mississippi that can host them that has a major city within throwing distance.
It would have to be a similar configuration to Vancouver (indoor events in the host city, outdoor in a somewhat nearby mountain resort area), but it could be done in Boston. Ice events in the city itself, snow events in a location like Conway New Hampshire. Both locations have plenty of infrastructure for housing athletes and vacationers. Conway is a bit further from Boston than Whistler is from Vancouver, but not significantly, especially if a high speed rail line were built.
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