Olympics 2020: Who gets it?

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    Sep 06, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
    I think it's down to Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo?

    I hear Tokyo has the inside track, but my hunch is it'll go to Istanbul ahead of Madrid. No perfect cities to choose from, as usual.

    The nuclear reactor stuff in Japan is just bad timing for the Tokyo bidders.

    As was/is the political strife in Turkey, but I suspect folks believe it will shake out over the course of the next half-decade before the Olympics get there.

    Spain is just broke, as far as I can tell, and of course we know the Games are no one's idea of an economic panacea.

    Who do you think will be selected tomorrow among the 3 remaining candidates?

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    Sep 06, 2013 11:55 PM GMT
    dayumm saidI think it's down to Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo?

    I hear Tokyo has the inside track, but my hunch is it'll go to Istanbul ahead of Madrid. No perfect cities to choose from, as usual.

    The nuclear reactor stuff in Japan is just bad timing for the Tokyo bidders.

    As was/is the political strife in Turkey, but I suspect folks believe it will shake out over the course of the next half-decade before the Olympics get there.

    Spain is just broke, as far as I can tell, and of course we know the Games are no one's idea of an economic panacea.

    Who do you think will be selected tomorrow among the 3 remaining candidates?



    If it's in Turkey, half of the world will be pissed.
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    Sep 06, 2013 11:57 PM GMT
    hellass said
    dayumm saidI think it's down to Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo?

    I hear Tokyo has the inside track, but my hunch is it'll go to Istanbul ahead of Madrid. No perfect cities to choose from, as usual.

    The nuclear reactor stuff in Japan is just bad timing for the Tokyo bidders.

    As was/is the political strife in Turkey, but I suspect folks believe it will shake out over the course of the next half-decade before the Olympics get there.

    Spain is just broke, as far as I can tell, and of course we know the Games are no one's idea of an economic panacea.

    Who do you think will be selected tomorrow among the 3 remaining candidates?



    If it's in Turkey, half of the world will be pissed.


    Your posts are hilarious lol.
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    Sep 07, 2013 12:12 AM GMT
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    hellass said
    dayumm saidI think it's down to Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo?

    I hear Tokyo has the inside track, but my hunch is it'll go to Istanbul ahead of Madrid. No perfect cities to choose from, as usual.

    The nuclear reactor stuff in Japan is just bad timing for the Tokyo bidders.

    As was/is the political strife in Turkey, but I suspect folks believe it will shake out over the course of the next half-decade before the Olympics get there.

    Spain is just broke, as far as I can tell, and of course we know the Games are no one's idea of an economic panacea.

    Who do you think will be selected tomorrow among the 3 remaining candidates?



    If it's in Turkey, half of the world will be pissed.


    Your posts are hilarious lol.


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    Sep 07, 2013 12:24 AM GMT
    you mean Paris has given up?
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    Sep 07, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    I personally want to see Japan/Tokyo get it but I think the IOC will choose Istanbul because it never host the games before. It will not go to Madrid because we just had London in the European atmosphere. So yeah I prefer Tokyo, the games back in Asia but I have a feeling Istanbul Turkey will win. A first host for the middle east/Asia/Europe region.




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    Sep 07, 2013 2:53 AM GMT
    I can't figure out why they hold the Summer Olympics in places that are way too warm for optimal performance in most of the events. Ideal marathon running conditions are like 40-45 degrees!

    They should always hold them in Canada, or Iceland, or the southern hemisphere...
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    Sep 07, 2013 2:55 AM GMT
    I would LOVE for it to be in Spain. It would be the best summer ever!
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
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    juvenescences saidI would LOVE for it to be in Spain. It would be the best summer ever!


    You'd go?

    Oh hell ya. It would be phenomenal!
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:22 AM GMT
    I'd say give it to Istanbul. Spain is broke, and Tokyo is crowded as is and the summers are way too hot and muggy!!
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
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    juvenescences said
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    juvenescences saidI would LOVE for it to be in Spain. It would be the best summer ever!


    You'd go?

    Oh hell ya. It would be phenomenal!


    Would you go if they were in Tokyo? Lol I'd love to go to see them in Tokyo. Mm Japanese men.

    I wouldn't go specifically for the Olympics, no. I do want to go to Japan someday though.
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:31 AM GMT
    KepaArg saidI'd say give it to Istanbul. Spain is broke, and Tokyo is crowded as is and the summers are way too hot and muggy!!

    I think it's pretty hard to say at this point. Japan's got a huge PR mess right now thanks to Fukushima, as you said Spain is broke, and Turkey also has been no stranger to conflict recently.
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:32 AM GMT
    Spain would be an amazing place to have it. But, they are broke. I don't see it happening.
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:33 AM GMT
    hellass saidSpain would be an amazing place to have it. But, they are broke. I don't see it happening.

    There's still hope yet. Greece was in the financial gutter too and they managed to get it in 2004...but then, everyone sees where Greece is now so maybe Spain won't be so lucky.
  • O5vx

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    Sep 07, 2013 3:37 AM GMT
    I'm going to make sure I go there.
  • KepaArg

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    Sep 07, 2013 3:44 AM GMT
    juvenescences said
    KepaArg saidI'd say give it to Istanbul. Spain is broke, and Tokyo is crowded as is and the summers are way too hot and muggy!!

    I think it's pretty hard to say at this point. Japan's got a huge PR mess right now thanks to Fukushima, as you said Spain is broke, and Turkey also has been no stranger to conflict recently.


    If it could be held in somewhere like Sapporo versus Tokyo I would be more supportive of Japan winning the bid. It's summer weather is not as harsh, it's infrastructure should be able to handle the influx of people as its yuki matsuri host about 2 million people annually.

    Also it's safe, friendly, great food, and bonus it's my grandma's hometown. icon_smile.gif
  • LJay

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    Sep 07, 2013 3:48 AM GMT
    Oh, who knows. The city that gets it will put out a huge amount of money and lose most of it because the games comes in and leaves so quickly and manages to alienate nearly all of the locals. didn't I see something the last time aroundabout stores not even being able to use the logo to put "Welcome Olympics" signs in their windows?

    I think I read about a 2024 DC bid with Richmond being a sub-venue. I can think of little worse.

    These days, with everything being so electronic, why not hold each event in its ideal venue and spread the expense, pain, and excitement for the hosts? The broadcast conglomerates can compete for rights and we can all ignore it as God intends.
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    Sep 07, 2013 3:57 AM GMT
    I neglected to mention the IOC dog-and-pony show begins around 4:00 PM Eastern time on Saturday (tomorrow).
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    Sep 07, 2013 4:01 AM GMT
    Uganda gets it
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    Sep 07, 2013 4:03 AM GMT
    charlitos saidUganda gets it

    haha oh geez, serĂ­a un desastre enorme
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    Sep 07, 2013 4:48 AM GMT
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    Sep 07, 2013 5:11 AM GMT
    Back to Los Angeles! We got the best weather. icon_cool.gif
  • GingerOH

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    Sep 07, 2013 6:50 AM GMT
    MADRID!!!!!! They have gotten screwed over the last 3 times, especially by London. Madrid is a world cultural center with an amazing human rights recored that exemplifies the Olympic spirit.
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    Sep 07, 2013 6:53 AM GMT
    I'm just looking forward to Rio in 2016. That one is going to be good.
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    Sep 07, 2013 8:49 PM GMT
    Just announced- 2020 will be in Tokyo!