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Old 10-08-2011, 05:13 PM
 
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The United States will not host another Olympics anytime soon. Many other countries are making bids for the Olympics now, and the IOC seems to have a view of the United States as a has-been anyway. (There's a reason why Chicago was the first 2016 finalist to get eliminated.)
Chicago was eliminated because its infrastructure is not good enough to compete against other major world cities like Tokyo and Madrid. If I were one of the voting members in IOC committe, I would have never let Chicago enter the finalists' round, let alone voting for it. Logically, it doesn't make sense to eliminate Madrid, Tokyo, or the other cities before Chicago. Those global cities have very well-developed infrastructures and most have successfully hosted the Olympics in the past. Tokyo lost the Olympics to Rio, and that is more mind-boggling to think about than Chicago being eliminated at the first round.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:01 PM
 
Location: The Lakes
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Chicago was eliminated because its infrastructure is not good enough to compete against other major world cities like Tokyo and Madrid. If I were one of the voting members in IOC committe, I would have never let Chicago enter the finalists' round, let alone voting for it. Logically, it doesn't make sense to eliminate Madrid, Tokyo, or the other cities before Chicago. Those global cities have very well-developed infrastructures and most have successfully hosted the Olympics in the past. Tokyo lost the Olympics to Rio, and that is more mind-boggling to think about than Chicago being eliminated at the first round.
In what way?
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Old 10-10-2011, 04:46 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL SouthWest Suburbs
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Chicago was eliminated because its infrastructure is not good enough to compete against other major world cities like Tokyo and Madrid. If I were one of the voting members in IOC committe, I would have never let Chicago enter the finalists' round, let alone voting for it. Logically, it doesn't make sense to eliminate Madrid, Tokyo, or the other cities before Chicago. Those global cities have very well-developed infrastructures and most have successfully hosted the Olympics in the past. Tokyo lost the Olympics to Rio, and that is more mind-boggling to think about than Chicago being eliminated at the first round.
Oh great another Chicago basher

I am not fully aware of Rio's infrastructure but I would imagine its not that great.
Seems to me there was some bias against the USA during the last summer Olympic bid.

Kind of like reading between the lines in your comments about Chicago
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Old 10-10-2011, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Just give it to LA again. The city knocks it out of the park every time it hosts.
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Old 10-10-2011, 08:35 PM
 
Location: The big blue yonder...
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My choices for best cities to host the Olympics in the future:


#1 - Washington, DC. If it were not for the opposition from the rest of the world to Washington's politics, that city would be perfect to host the Olympic Games. I also believe Washington (with the spirit of the city) would prepare for it best. All of America would have something to lose by a bad Olympic Games in Washington, so America would not dare let that happen... Washington already has the 2nd most riden mass transit system in the nation and has already seen crowds larger than the Olympics could ever provide (i.e: The Obama innaugeration when DC was the 2nd larges city in America for 1 weekend with 5 million and it handled it like it was nothing) But the threat alert would be higher than EVER before...

#2 - San Francisco, CA. Easily the most beautiful location. Almost all terrains are represented in the Bay area. Water sports in the Bay with the bridges as the backdrop, an Olympic Village on that Island half-way across the Bay Bridge, etc... Perfect.

#3 - Seattle, WA. Too beautiful to be overlooked. There are 3 concerns with games in Seattle though. 1, Would Seattle be (after witnessing the Atlanta Olympic games) ready to handle such a huge crowd? 2, will events have to be indoors due to the frequent rain in August? And lastly, when has Seattle ever seen a crowd that large? Will it be able to handle it? But definitely a GREAT location.

#4 - Miami, FL. Big crowds in nothing new to Miami, but will mass transit be ready? Also, a GREAT location for weather. Even though weather is beautiful in Miami, weather is also my Miami concern. Could those games end up known as the Hurricane Games? It would take place during Miami's Hurricane season...

#5 - Chicago, IL. Great location. Lake Michigan, with Chicago's super skyline as a backdrop would be amazing for water sports. And the city is more than prepared to handle the large crowds.

#6 - Boston, MA. The concern for me would be: Boston already has a huge traffic problem. As bas as Atlanta and Los Angeles. What would happen in Boston if they had to host 1 million visitors for 2 weeks? But it would be a great location.

#7 - New York City, NY. Talk about Threat Level Orange!!!! Try Threat Level RED RED RED!!! Nice thought, but I wouldn't be caught dead near NYC during an Olympics there. Although, just like typical New Yorkers, they'd stay and assume "We're New York. We can handle anything." Recipe for a disaster... However, it would be cool seeing the Statue of Liberty in the backdrop of Olympic events.

#8 - Los Angeles, CA (for a 3rd time). LA is tried and true... They could host it again easily. Traffic would be a big concern, but then again it was back in the 80s and they still made it a great games. LA just does it well. If it were not for having already hosted the games twice, they'd be way up on the list. Maybe #3.

#9 - Philadelphia, PA. Philly Olympics would be interesting, but the city is SO dense! Would be a MESS with the crowds!

#10 - Dallas, TX. Dallas games would be SUPER HOT! So hot, the athletes might complain about it like they did in Atlanta. But, with the space that Dallas offers, they could figure out how to handle the crowds. They'd have to improve their mass transit system though...

#bonus - Denver, CO. Denver would be a GREAT pick to host the Winter Olympics. Ski events in Vail and Breckenridge! Unmatchable...
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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i saw a few posts scattrered suggesting detroit and also think this would be a good idea, if detroit had the funds to host the olympics. if things turned around maybe. also, has anyone every thought(and is it even allowed?) of having 2 countries jointly host the olympics? i mean not many a countries have large border cities like Detroit/Windsor. but it would be kind of cool, though i can only imagine the nightmare from cross border traffic during the games for infrastructure and security...
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Underneath the Pecan Tree
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My choices for best cities to host the Olympics in the future:


#1 - Washington, DC. If it were not for the opposition from the rest of the world to Washington's politics, that city would be perfect to host the Olympic Games. I also believe Washington (with the spirit of the city) would prepare for it best. All of America would have something to lose by a bad Olympic Games in Washington, so America would not dare let that happen... Washington already has the 2nd most riden mass transit system in the nation and has already seen crowds larger than the Olympics could ever provide (i.e: The Obama innaugeration when DC was the 2nd larges city in America for 1 weekend with 5 million and it handled it like it was nothing) But the threat alert would be higher than EVER before...

#2 - San Francisco, CA. Easily the most beautiful location. Almost all terrains are represented in the Bay area. Water sports in the Bay with the bridges as the backdrop, an Olympic Village on that Island half-way across the Bay Bridge, etc... Perfect.

#3 - Seattle, WA. Too beautiful to be overlooked. There are 3 concerns with games in Seattle though. 1, Would Seattle be (after witnessing the Atlanta Olympic games) ready to handle such a huge crowd? 2, will events have to be indoors due to the frequent rain in August? And lastly, when has Seattle ever seen a crowd that large? Will it be able to handle it? But definitely a GREAT location.

#4 - Miami, FL. Big crowds in nothing new to Miami, but will mass transit be ready? Also, a GREAT location for weather. Even though weather is beautiful in Miami, weather is also my Miami concern. Could those games end up known as the Hurricane Games? It would take place during Miami's Hurricane season...

#5 - Chicago, IL. Great location. Lake Michigan, with Chicago's super skyline as a backdrop would be amazing for water sports. And the city is more than prepared to handle the large crowds.

#6 - Boston, MA. The concern for me would be: Boston already has a huge traffic problem. As bas as Atlanta and Los Angeles. What would happen in Boston if they had to host 1 million visitors for 2 weeks? But it would be a great location.

#7 - New York City, NY. Talk about Threat Level Orange!!!! Try Threat Level RED RED RED!!! Nice thought, but I wouldn't be caught dead near NYC during an Olympics there. Although, just like typical New Yorkers, they'd stay and assume "We're New York. We can handle anything." Recipe for a disaster... However, it would be cool seeing the Statue of Liberty in the backdrop of Olympic events.

#8 - Los Angeles, CA (for a 3rd time). LA is tried and true... They could host it again easily. Traffic would be a big concern, but then again it was back in the 80s and they still made it a great games. LA just does it well. If it were not for having already hosted the games twice, they'd be way up on the list. Maybe #3.

#9 - Philadelphia, PA. Philly Olympics would be interesting, but the city is SO dense! Would be a MESS with the crowds!

#10 - Dallas, TX. Dallas games would be SUPER HOT! So hot, the athletes might complain about it like they did in Atlanta. But, with the space that Dallas offers, they could figure out how to handle the crowds. They'd have to improve their mass transit system though...

#bonus - Denver, CO. Denver would be a GREAT pick to host the Winter Olympics. Ski events in Vail and Breckenridge! Unmatchable...
You're a cool dude, but Dallas is a horrible pick.
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Old 06-21-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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SAN DIEGO! Visted there last week! Amazing! One of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to! The only problem would have to be the size. San Diego is big, but not big enough. The IOC could consider a Southern California Olympics consiting of San Diego, Aniheim, and Orange County. ZAlso, San Diego has been dying for a new Charger Stadium. Why don't they just build an Olympic Statium and the Chargers will use it after the Olympics?
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:25 PM
 
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I believe NYC tried to get the bid. It would be nice but I don't think the NYC metro area is really all that well equipped to handled the crowds it would bring.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:58 PM
 
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What city would be a good canidate to host a olympics in, lets say 2024

My Choices:
Chicago- THey wanted it so I would knock them out of the choices
Houston- Large City with areas to build large venues


but the City I would love to see host the olympics is.....

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
Funny thing you mention Detroit.

It's the only city that's bid SO MANY times and has never hosted the Olympics.

It would have hosted the 1968 if not for the 1967 riots.

In the future, Detroit/USA should collaborate with Windsor/Canada to host the first ever cross-country olympics. Talk about the potential there!!!
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