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Old 05-18-2004, 11:20 AM   #1
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LAUSANNE, Switzerland - New York and four European capitals London, Madrid, Moscow and Paris were selected as finalists Tuesday in the race to host the 2012 Olympics. Four cities failed to make the cut: Havana; Istanbul, Turkey; Leipzig, Germany, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

despite how people keep complaining about the traffic this will cause... i done want this... i done want it bad.

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despite how people keep complaining about the traffic this will cause...

yeah, cause the traffic is so easy to drive in right now.
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that would kick ass.
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the big sticking point with new yorkers over this seems to be, besides the obvious bitching about traffic, is that they could better use the money for the olympics and the jets stadium and put it towards raises for the cops, firemen, teachers, sanitation, etc. etc. and while i certainly see that case, i don't think it's a good idea. putting the money towards raises is fine, but where's the money for the next raise 10 years down the line? why not use the money on a project that can continue to bring income into the city for decades to come? rather than a short band aid now, why not go in for surgery... it'll cost more now, but it'll be better off in the future.
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with winter 2010 in vancouver, i see a continental shift for summer 2012.

but it could be good for the city.

headache: a lot of past olympics have suffered from poorly guided, even corrypt management and left the city much worse off. montreal, 30 years after the fact for example, has not yet fully emerged from its olympic hangover. not that such an outcome is a certainty in new york, or any city for that matter, but there seems great potential for failure.
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Paris will win.
Least threat of terrorism of the finalists since the French like Al Qaeda and Iraq.
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Paris will win.
Least threat of terrorism of the finalists since the French like Al Qaeda and Iraq.
No kiddin, Al Qaeda's obviously going to be at the Greece games this summer in some "capacity".

By 2012 they'll probably petition the IOC to field a team.

Do the French still like Iraq now that their "Sugar Daddy" Saddam is gone?
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Seriously though, As long as NYC submits a bid competitive with the other candidate cities, their is NO way they get turned down. They would be a lock.
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I want London to win it. The UK is one country that NEEDS an injection into its sport (metaphorically ).
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Seriously though, As long as NYC submits a bid competitive with the other candidate cities, their is NO way they get turned down. They would be a lock.
one would think, but not neccesarily from what i'm hearing
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The fact that the proposal includes an Olympic Village in the Bronx can't be helping matters.
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the olympic village would be built in queens, directly across the east river from the UN... not in the bronx.





i do have an issue with gymnastics at the garden and basketball at the meadowlands... should be the other way around.


www.nyc2012.com has a cool section... "our olympic plan"... where they show all the facilities that would be used/built/etc.
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one would think, but not neccesarily from what i'm hearing
I don't pretend to have any real knowledge of the situation, but London, Paris, and Moscow have already hosted in the past. (Paris and London twice)

NYC has not.

THe IOC knows that if they turn the Big Apple down this time, it might get the one fingered salute if they come calling further on down the road.
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Hmmm.... Shooting in the Bronx. We'll see how good those Olympic marksman are when they start getting return fire.
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