Discussion in 'Sports' started by dilloduck, Jul 6, 2005.
London wins !!!!
LMAO---Guess Chirac is gonna have to eat his Haggis---congrats London !!!
How I am disapointed....
Paris really should have to win.
The paris' file was far better, even the english newspapper said it (The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph)
i'm really sad...
Everybody was agree to said that paris was the best city. And London win...
(London : 14.5 billions dollars....on this moeny, 11 billions only for the railways, bus and transports....And they have NO stadium ! they critisized the Stade de France, but they even don't have an olympic stadium.
Fortunately Paris has the organisation of the world cup of rugby in 2007...
french population was behind Paris (90 %)...
I don't understand the choice of the CIO.
Even the CIO said that the british delegation sometimes was out of the borders of the olympic spirit...
Then, I hope the Games of 2012 in london would be good...for the sport
France is only about 3 hours away via the Chunnel, right?
I am greatly disappointed. I knew NYC wouldn't win, so I expected to wake to a huge NY Post headline saying:
OLYMPICS TO NEW YORK: DROP DEAD
Let London deal with the expense and hassles of hosting the Olympiad. After the Atlanta debacle, I think it will be a long time before the Summer Games return to the U.S.
My dad has said that he expected the worst when the Olympics came in Los Angeles in 1984, but that it was really very managable. The expected traffic gridlock never materialized and the city actually benefitted from it.
I wonder if Chirac and Blair made a secret bet on the proceedings? Chirac can now appear in a kilt and have a nice dinner of bangers and mash. Mad Cow optional, of course.
PARIS is about 3 hours. France 's north cities are nearer.
And Paris is about 1 hour with plane.
And so what ?
It's not the same thing, to see the games and to organized them.
But i watch the voices result. Everybody thought that Moscow and Madrid would hasd report their voices to Paris. mocow seems to did it, but not Madrid, even if in Spain, people wanted that paris organized the Games, when they saw that Madrid was out.
But Madrid doesn't seem to report its voices to Paris
And : NY say they're ready for 2016, Madrid for 2020. then it can be a calcul : these cities gave their voices to London, and in return, they got voices for the Games of 2016 and 2020.
I'm sad because it's not the best who won. if london was better than Paris, no problem.
But Paris was far better....then i'ts really unfair.
CIO voted not for the best city able to organize the Games, but for politic calculs...
the olympic spirit is nice today...
Only a minor zap when compared to Frances' betrayal of the US in the UN.
Sorry... last time I was in Europe I was 10 years old. My point was that even though the Olympics will be in the UK, France is not very far away, for those who would like to visit.
it's sure, and don't apologize, no critics against what you said about the times
But as I said, we wanted to ORGANIZE these Games - 1st world biggest event in sport - , not only to see. We wanted to give a great fest to the world, like France know how to do (ex : Tour de France - 3rd world biggest event for sport - , Athletism world championship Saint Denis 2003, football world cup 1998 - 2nd world biggest event for sport - and so many other events)
madrid is near also...
pityfull...how can you compare the organisation of the Olympic Games and a War against a sovereign Nation ?
Pretty much every non-competition report I read about the 1996 Olympics was about how Atlanta fucked everything up. Nothing against the city. I've been there. But their organization, execution and security breeches did little to impress the remainder of the world.
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