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Old 06-15-2014, 01:08 PM
 
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We all saw how the Super Bowl went a few years ago...
The difference being, that was spread out to hell, and any Dallas Olympic bid was probably going to be very compact. The last time Houston and Dallas bid, both were given higher technical scores than the US finalists. I'm guessing the same happened here. Explain how technical a bid in a place like Boston or San Francisco can be?
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Old 06-15-2014, 01:10 PM
 
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also to those who say Dallas has other problems, please find the city that doesn't have major problems. When people get together problems arise.
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Old 06-16-2014, 01:36 AM
 
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We all saw how the Super Bowl went a few years ago...
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Well, I will say as someone who doesn't see the Olympics here, that was a freak incidence. We do get that weather from time to time, but that coincidence was crazy!
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:25 AM
 
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I agree. I've lived in several countries. One of them, Poland, was behind the Iron Curtain for decades under tight censorship. Everyone I ever met there had heard of Dallas. The second I said I was from Dallas, they instantly mentioned the TV show or the Dallas Cowboys (or the cheerleaders). I've never met anyone overseas who has NOT heard of Dallas.
Yes, they know Dallas but they have no idea what "North Texas" is!!! Personally I think it's poor marketing to use that moniker.
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Old 06-16-2014, 09:32 AM
 
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Would the Olympics be a "good deal" for Dallas? I mean, I get the prestige issue and all, and they do bring in many outside visitors during the event (who one assumes will be spending money here one way or another), but does it really work out to a good IRR on the money Dallas would need to spend to be an Olympic venue? Looking at past events it seems as if much of the infrastructure completed for the Olympics has been wasted on "white elephants" and the event has had a minimal impact on improving the visibility of the cities in terms of attracting more business or tourism or whatever.

I could be wrong on this and would love some data, but it's not like Dallas is an unknown (who'd ever heard of Sochi before their olympics?). Again, I get the prestige/"bragging rights" aspect, but beyond that, does it make much sense?
We have the perfect venue in Fair Park. It is unique in the world and largest collection of Art Deco exhibition buildings extant. Having the Olympics would transform the surrounding area with the Olympic Village. I'm sure there would be some controversy about that but as of now the area south and east of Fair Park is undergoing some serious de-population. Imagine the village connecting Fair Park with Samuell Grand Park and a revamped I-30 for instance... I think it would also get our Trinity River project into gear. The area between, The Cedars, would benefit as would parts of East Dallas connecting to Fair Park (say along Haskell, Gaston/Live Oak and Columbia. Deep Ellum/Expo Park, with a few hip high-rise hotels, DART and the Santa Fe Trail, could take off like the Meatpacking District in Manhattan. So I think we would have some lasting assets from hosting the games.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:12 PM
 
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I agree. I've lived in several countries. One of them, Poland, was behind the Iron Curtain for decades under tight censorship. Everyone I ever met there had heard of Dallas. The second I said I was from Dallas, they instantly mentioned the TV show or the Dallas Cowboys (or the cheerleaders). I've never met anyone overseas who has NOT heard of Dallas.
I have, mostly in Asia though. Never in Europe.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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Dallas = construction city.

We have enough construction going on in pretty much every corner of the city. We don't need more construction that may come with Olympics or world cup.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:34 PM
 
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I think the Olympics sucks, and most of the events are terrible. Winter is even worse. We dodged a bullet. If we had won it, it might force a lot of construction to get us up to par and a lot of it would be helpful, but we are doing a fine job as is on our own schedule without the graft and waste and debt.
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:44 PM
 
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The ignorance and lack of confidence of our own city is mind-blowing
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Old 06-16-2014, 05:45 PM
 
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I think Fair Park would have been an amazing Olympics location.
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