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Old 02-21-2010, 10:13 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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You never know how the IOC thinks.I is very PC and that is probably the reason why Rio received the bId over the better candidates (Chicago, Tokyo and Madrid)
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Old 02-21-2010, 05:33 PM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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I think if it were pulled earlier to April or May, Miami could easily host the Summer games. Lots of the infrastructure is there. There's a huge international airport, a gazzilion hotel rooms, lots of things to keep tourists occupied and some pretty good venues. There's a new baseball stadium under construction too.
Hell, if they can host in Rio with all the corruption and danger in Brasil, then why can't Miami?
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Old 02-21-2010, 06:55 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C. By way of Texas
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South Africa has the best chance. Cairo, Eqypt would be a distant choice.

The seem like the only countries stable enough to even put together a bid.

South America as already won the 2016 games. Rio de Janeiro , Brazil
Yeah but he said the Winter Olympics. He probably meant Summer.
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Old 02-21-2010, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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my bad. It would be cool to see some winter event in the Andes.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:36 PM
 
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2020 Olympics Bid Cities will be Istanbul, Turkey, Kula Lumpar, Malaysia, Cape Town, South Africa, Cairo, Egypt, and a European City...
The Olympics have a history of going to Europe Every other games... The most recent exception was Atlanta Sydney... Will the go back there after Rio? I think the hear wants them to go Cape Town... KL is a rising global city, but very little sports past... Some Muslim countries were upset about Doha being eliminated so early for 2016... So maybe they can mend relations with KL... Cairo would also work for Islam and Africa... The most likely choice has to be Istanbul though... Great city, great features, really raising its status in the world... Would take care of Muslim part but will it satisfy Europe? Istanbul usually puts together good bids, but for whatever reason never gets picked...

2024 Olympics would have to be in Europe if 2020 is not... The IOC doesn't want to leave Europe with out a summer Olympic for a whole decade...
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Detroit-a Great American city that is Dying. I would love to see The billions of Dollars that Olympics bring pumped into that city.


What cities do you think Should Host the 2024 Olympics?
My Choice for the 2020 olympics is between Johanesburg, Dubai, or Baghdad
Pretty sure I've heard every city that hosts the olympics actually loses money. It isn't profitable at all.

Baghdad would be a cool one, but who knows what it will be like in ten years.
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:50 PM
 
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Baghdad doesn't have a chance to host the olympics until 2200.
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Old 02-21-2010, 10:13 PM
 
Location: Boise
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Baghdad doesn't have a chance to host the olympics until 2200.
For sure, but it would be cool to see Baghdad become a world-class city, at this point its worse off than the Hussein years.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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Pretty sure I've heard every city that hosts the olympics actually loses money. It isn't profitable at all.
LA turned a major profit. And because of that almost every bid city sees the Dollar signs.

LA was run by smart management, using existing facilities and very low budget Olympic accoutrements. They still put on a great show.

Sydney. Athens and Beijing used the Montreal 76 model and will be paying for it for a while with a lot of under-used Olympic facilities
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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LA turned a major profit. And because of that almost every bid city sees the Dollar signs.

LA was run by smart management, using existing facilities and very low budget Olympic accoutrements. They still put on a great show.

Sydney. Athens and Beijing used the Montreal 76 model and will be paying for it for a while with a lot of under-used Olympic facilities
I agree, use existing infrastructure. If a city has to build a lot to host, they will surely end in the red and have a huge financial hangover.
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