***Rio and Chicago's presentation for the Olympics*** Why Chicago lost!.. Videos may be a bit slow to load

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    Oct 03, 2009 11:11 PM GMT
    Rio's presentation

    http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?SPSID=105707&SPID=13050&DB_OEM_ID=23000&id=651879&sid=13050

    Chicago's presentation

    http://www.universalsports.com/mediaPlayer/media.dbml?SPSID=105707&SPID=13050&DB_OEM_ID=23000&id=651933&sid=13050

    And why Chicago lost

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/2009/oct/02/why-chicago-lost-it-all-comes-down-politics/news-breaking/
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:08 AM GMT
    I like Rio de Janeiro's better
  • jessetriguy

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    Oct 04, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    RIO all the way!!icon_biggrin.gif
  • DCEric

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    Oct 04, 2009 12:10 AM GMT
    Rio. No question.
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:11 AM GMT
    We are not qualified to judge, the presentations were fluff pieces, not full applications.

    But judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:13 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidWe are not qualified to judge, the presentations were fluff pieces, not full applications.

    But judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    where does talking shit come in?
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    Fuck yeah - I see several hotties. Booking my trip icon_biggrin.gif
  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Oct 04, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    Yeah, it actually makes more sense now that Chicago was eliminated in round #1. Even Obama seemed slightly off his game. The Rio presentation seemed more polished and sincere.
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:43 AM GMT
    i dont think the decision was based on "PRESENTATION". ITs fair RIO got it, as its the first city in South America to get the Olympics.
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:49 AM GMT
    Didn't watch all of it but just from the glancing through random portions, Rio's presentation was a thousand times better. WTF was with Chicago's video presentation... that was the lamest sh*t I've ever seen in my life...
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    Oct 04, 2009 12:54 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidWe are not qualified to judge, the presentations were fluff pieces, not full applications.

    But judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    Your sarcasm is barely apparent icon_biggrin.gif

    Obama was off his game? Obama has never been able to speak from the heart.
  • SFGeoNinja

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    Oct 04, 2009 1:41 AM GMT
    All aboard to Riooooooooo!
  • zakariahzol

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    Oct 04, 2009 2:37 AM GMT
    Rio Rio Rio....they do it in North America, Europe, Asia (Tokyo, Beijing and Seoul), Australia...now it times for South America. I can just imagine how colourful the opening and closing ceremony will be. With samba music, muscular men brown skin men, tropical setting of the rain forest.


    Chicago is just a same boring replay of Atlanta and Los Angeles.
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    Oct 04, 2009 2:38 AM GMT
    Tokyo had the games less than 50 years ago and Beijing got them last year... how the hell did they get so far in the candidacy... And there is no reason America should have got them again... we have had them far too many times in the last thirty years... hell, we even canceled a games in Denver. The USOC is too stupid to get their act together anyway... I live in their city, and I hate them with a passion.
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    Oct 04, 2009 2:54 AM GMT
    badmikeyt saidBut judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    I didn't realize behind eating was so popular. I guess I will have to work on my technique.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:00 AM GMT
    DCEric said
    badmikeyt saidBut judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    I didn't realize behind eating was so popular. I guess I will have to work on my technique.


    Judging by your terrifying bite in your profile pic, you may want to practice toning down your technique.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:10 AM GMT
    The US shouldn't be eligible for 4 Olympic cycles after they've hosted. It is the world Olympics, in theory at least.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:19 AM GMT
    RST2009 said
    DCEric said
    badmikeyt saidBut judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    I didn't realize behind eating was so popular. I guess I will have to work on my technique.


    Judging by your terrifying bite in your profile pic, you may want to practice toning down your technique.

    I only bit when it is requested. icon_twisted.gif
  • DCEric

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    Oct 04, 2009 3:22 AM GMT
    BiGymGuy saidThe US shouldn't be eligible for 4 Olympic cycles after they've hosted. It is the world Olympics, in theory at least.

    Um....what?
    Salt Lake City
    Athens
    Turin
    Beijing
    Vancouver
    London
    Sochi
    Rio


    .....That would make this qualify according to your requirement.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:28 AM GMT
    Everytime network TV "returns to our regularly scheduled programming" during Olympic coverage, they're going to start every pan shot with that enormous statue of Jesus. I'd like to say "god help us" or "jeezuz fuckin christ" but that would be overkill.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:31 AM GMT
    Did anyone notice that the Chicago team didn't bother doing an actual map of where they were putting shit? Noone gets away with not explaining the Olympic Village and improvements to transport... a complete fluff piece.
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    Oct 04, 2009 3:41 AM GMT
    Blackguy4you said
    badmikeyt saidWe are not qualified to judge, the presentations were fluff pieces, not full applications.

    But judging things that we're not qualified to judge is America's #1 hobby, behind eating.


    where does talking shit come in?


    Somewhere behind trying to bait people into arguing with you about religious beliefs, Ichabod.
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    Oct 04, 2009 10:36 AM GMT
    I don't understand how the news made a big deal with Chicago losing and for absolutely no apparent reason other than proximity linked it to Obama, as if I or anyone else fucking cares.

    Rio all the way because they invested more money.
  • Aquanerd

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    Oct 04, 2009 12:43 PM GMT
    I watched both presentations and here are a few thoughts, based on my expereinces of work for both Atlanta's Olympic Bid and an employee for ACOG.

    Rio's bid felt like a sincere plea to bring the Olympics to the City. Rio communicated that the Olympics would be bringing something to the city that didn't already exist. Chicago's seemed like a presentation to show that "Here we are" Come bask in our perfection. When Atlanta was bidding with other American cities, San Fransisco's presentation seemed to say, if you want to bring the Olympics to our great city, here is a list of things the Olympics will have to do before we will deem you worthy of how amazing city and people. If you truly want something you need to put it all on the line.

    Rio stayed positive though out. Right at the beginning of it's presentation, Chicago had to bring up the racism of America past in it's reference to Jesse Owens.

    Rio's passion felt real through out to presentation, Chicago was as very business like, even the attempts at inspiration seemed passionless.

    Chicago's presentation also made a fatal error. It said that we know the Olympics are about the Athlete. WRONG! After the Atlanta games, Carl Lewis was asked about is experience at the Games and to respond the apparent snub that Samaranch made when he state that the Atlanta Games were "Most Exceptional" rather than "Best Ever" that he bestowed on his hometown of Barcelona. Carl started that he and all the Athletes he'd taked to said that Atlanta had be the best run as for as they were concerned. But he added that AGOC's mistake in the eyes of the putting the Athletes and the Spectators first, when in the eyes of the IOC is is the IOC, the NOC's, and the Sport Federations, that should be the center of ACOG's effort.

    Rio put it all on the line, just like Atlanta did.

    I will pass on a mention of the Obama effect. There is no one on this site that is interested in honest thoughtful discussion about anything concerning Obama.

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    Oct 04, 2009 3:00 PM GMT
    Aquanerd saidI watched both presentations and here are a few thoughts, based on my expereinces of work for both Atlanta's Olympic Bid and an employee for ACOG.

    Rio's bid felt like a sincere plea to bring the Olympics to the City. Rio communicated that the Olympics would be bringing something to the city that didn't already exist. Chicago's seemed like a presentation to show that "Here we are" Come bask in our perfection. When Atlanta was bidding with other American cities, San Fransisco's presentation seemed to say, if you want to bring the Olympics to our great city, here is a list of things the Olympics will have to do before we will deem you worthy of how amazing city and people. If you truly want something you need to put it all on the line.

    Rio stayed positive though out. Right at the beginning of it's presentation, Chicago had to bring up the racism of America past in it's reference to Jesse Owens.

    Rio's passion felt real through out to presentation, Chicago was as very business like, even the attempts at inspiration seemed passionless.

    Chicago's presentation also made a fatal error. It said that we know the Olympics are about the Athlete. WRONG! After the Atlanta games, Carl Lewis was asked about is experience at the Games and to respond the apparent snub that Samaranch made when he state that the Atlanta Games were "Most Exceptional" rather than "Best Ever" that he bestowed on his hometown of Barcelona. Carl started that he and all the Athletes he'd taked to said that Atlanta had be the best run as for as they were concerned. But he added that AGOC's mistake in the eyes of the putting the Athletes and the Spectators first, when in the eyes of the IOC is is the IOC, the NOC's, and the Sport Federations, that should be the center of ACOG's effort.

    Rio put it all on the line, just like Atlanta did.

    I will pass on a mention of the Obama effect. There is no one on this site that is interested in honest thoughtful discussion about anything concerning Obama.



    What is ACOG?