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Old 07-12-2010, 10:26 PM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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I think Chicago, Philadelphia and Denver would be the most ideal places.

Somehow I don't think either Dallas or Houston will ever host them because those two cities are often compared to Atlanta, which the IOC thought was overrun with "crass commercialism" in 1996.

I considered Seattle until I remembered that Vancouver just hosted the Winter Olympics a few months ago.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:21 AM
 
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Seattle is a city that could host either a winter of summer Olympics.

There is actually some exploration going on right now for the first-ever multi-national Olympics bid--there is consideration of putting together a joint Seattle/Vancouver bid for the 2028 Olympics. If that were to actually happen and the cities be awarded that, Vancouver would become the first city to host both a winter and summer Olympic games.

One thing against such a thing happening is the fact that the US has hosted more summer and winter games than any other country--4 each. The international committee would like to spread it around...
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:50 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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I think Chicago, Philadelphia and Denver would be the most ideal places.

Somehow I don't think either Dallas or Houston will ever host them because those two cities are often compared to Atlanta, which the IOC thought was overrun with "crass commercialism" in 1996.

I considered Seattle until I remembered that Vancouver just hosted the Winter Olympics a few months ago.


This is America. If you think there would be a major sporting event that wasn't filled to the hilt with corporate sponsors, then you just aren't paying attention. Everywhere you go in this country, stadiums are now named for corporations. Just as many people watch the Superbowl for the ads as they do for the game. So if you think that if Chicago or Philadelphia or Denver got the the Olympics and it wouldn't be filled with corporate sponsors.....HA!

Secondly, when did any member of the IOC say that? It was more people in the media saying that. Of course when Samaranch failed to say that the games were the best ever, as was customary for him to say at the end of the Olympics, those in the media who ran with that meme decided it was because of what they were complaining about. I'm sure what Samaranch said had nothing at all to do with the terrorist attack that killed 2 people and injured another 100. He would have made himself look like a jerk if he said it was the best games ever.

Thirdly, that "crass commercialism" also paid for the entire games. By the time the games started, the city had zero debt. It achieved this by using the exact same funding model that Los Angeles had 12 years ago. Weird how you never hear people level the same criticisms against Los Angeles.

The only reason Atlanta has anything to do with Chicago or any other city not getting the Olympics is the time since the games. The US had two summer Olympics between 1984 and 1996. The IOC probably just wants to rotate it around before bringing it back to the states again.

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Old 07-13-2010, 09:03 AM
 
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San diego already has the weather, sun, and the olympic training center
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:34 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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After reading about Montreal finally repaying their Olympic debt in 2006 (that was from the 1976 Games!) I find myself happy when my hometown--New York City--isn't on the list as a host for the Olympics. Any other city that wants (or needs) the Olympics is welcome to 'em.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:43 AM
 
Location: The Greatest city on Earth: City of Atlanta Proper
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After reading about Montreal finally repaying their Olympic debt in 2006 (that was from the 1976 Games!) I find myself happy when my hometown--New York City--isn't on the list as a host for the Olympics. Any other city that wants (or needs) the Olympics is welcome to 'em.
Not a concern for American cities....as long as corporations are around.

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While Montreal organizers ran up a substantial debt eight years earlier by constructing many new, overly ambitiously designed venues, the Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee relied heavily on the use of area venues that were already in existence. The Olympic Velodrome and the Olympic Swim Stadium, funded largely by the 7-Eleven and McDonald's corporations respectively, were the only two new venues constructed specifically for the L.A. Games. The resulting low construction costs, coupled with a heavy reliance on private corporate funding, allowed the Games to generate a profit of more than $200 million, making them by far the most financially successful in history.
In addition to corporate support, the Olympic committee also made use of the burgeoning prices being paid for exclusive television rights. Starting with the Los Angeles Games, these contracts would be a significant source of revenue. Adjusted for inflation, the Los Angeles Games received twice the amount received by the 1980 Moscow Summer Olympics and four times that of the 1976 Montreal Summer Olympics.[9] Because these contracts were signed well in advance of the Games, Los Angeles found itself in an easier planning position as most of its revenue was already assured before the Games.[10]
Similar thing happened in Atlanta.
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Old 07-13-2010, 09:59 AM
 
Location: 304
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I think the olympics should be held in an up-and-coming city

say Charolette, NC
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Old 07-13-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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AFTER THE MODEL OF LOS ANGELES, EVERY CITY IN THE USA CAN ORGANIZE A BID (i really want new orleans for 2028 and the gulf coast). ATLANTA HAS DONE REALLY GOOD ON FOLLOWING L.A'S OLYMPIC MODEL BUT other citys (ATHENS, LONDON, AND BEIJING ESPECIALLY), ARE FOLLOWING MONTREAL FINANCIAL DISASTER MODEL THAT WILL BE IN DEBT FOR 40 YEARS OR LESS.
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Old 07-16-2010, 09:08 PM
 
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I don't think New Orleans is big enough to get the bid. The city has about 350,000 and the metro 1.2 million or so. While a bid would do wonders in helping revitalize the city, I just don't think it's feasible, although 2028 is a long way off. One thing New Orleans has going for it just how historic the city is. New Orleans is also the closest Mississippi or Memphis will ever get to hosting the Olympics (well maybe Nashville).
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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There was a lot of hyping the Chicago bid last year. Daley may be very astute at local politics but not so adept at IOC politics. There was not enough lobbying of Africa. It had only lukewarm local support, so the bid committee out out a study promising thousands of jobs as well as funding for schools and transit.

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