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SF or NYC?

[ 11-02-2002: Message edited by: applenut ]</p>


  • Reply 1 of 17
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    Obviously New York. I heard the Olympic Committee's President met with the New York bid's head-honcho looking for a job for his daughter... <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 2 of 17
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    eh... living in NY I want it here but being in the bay area over the summer I definitely wouldn't mind a SF olympics
  • Reply 3 of 17
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    NEW YORK CITY 2012!!!!
  • Reply 4 of 17
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    What a surprise!

    So the East Coast wins again...
  • Reply 5 of 17
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
  • Reply 6 of 17
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    new york sucks
  • Reply 7 of 17
    cubedudecubedude Posts: 1,556member
    Aaah, I was hoping 2012 SF, even though I probably won't be living hear then. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
  • Reply 8 of 17
    New York does suck.

    But you know East SIde is better than West Side.
  • Reply 9 of 17
    emaneman Posts: 7,204member
    [quote]Originally posted by murbot:

    <strong>new york sucks</strong><hr></blockquote>

    Yeah, Canada's real great.

  • Reply 10 of 17
    murbotmurbot Posts: 5,261member
    Smart guy.

  • Reply 11 of 17
    paulpaul Posts: 5,278member
    what are the chances that we win the world bid?
  • Reply 12 of 17
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by Paul:

    <strong>what are the chances that we win the world bid?</strong><hr></blockquote>

    I'd guess New York is a shoe-in for the world bid...It will win the world bid for the same reason why it will win the US bid...

    We won't know until 2005 though.
  • Reply 13 of 17
    mrmistermrmister Posts: 1,095member
    Well, I didn't want it and y'all can have it. i hope we lose...and i wish SF had won this stage. Bah.
  • Reply 14 of 17
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
  • Reply 15 of 17
    [quote]Originally posted by EmAn:


    Yeah, Canada's real great.


    I think Americans are just afraid to admit that Canada is kind of like America, but a lot better We can't deal with that fact, so we make fun of Canada to try and cover up out discomfort

    Seriously, I was in Canada over the summer, and aside from their currency sucking compared to ours (which was great for me I guess), it was a mighty fine country. I kind of want to move there.

    1) No terrorists want to kill them.

    2) They're not as angry as we seem to be.

    3) Wonderful healthcare system.

    Go Canada
  • Reply 16 of 17
    It is anticipated that Vancouver will win the bid for the winter olympics in 2010 which would seriously hurt New York's chances of getting a bid. In general they don't like to give bids to any continent for consecutive Olympics though they have given Europe a break on that on several occasions.

    Beyond that the IOC isn't exactly going to be lining up to support a US bid. Last time they got involved with a US bid their typical under the table deals were uncovered and a lot of them got a lot of grief for it. Some of them even had to go to Congressional Hearings and others had to deal with media fallout plus see some of their friends ousted. And worst of all they have new more stringent rules on accepting gifts because of that which means fewer bribes or else more time spent circumventing them.

    It is two or three years till selections so maybe things will change. But right now the geopolitical situation will also work against us. Justified or not, the US is not well liked in even more places than normal at the moment and that will work against New York city. That stuff does have an impact. I would expect that they will give it to a European city, with 2008 in China and 2010 likely in Canada.
  • Reply 17 of 17
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by applenut:


    We coulda done it for $500M instead of $5B
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