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  • Paris

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  • London

    37 41.57%
  • Moscow

    6 6.74%
  • New York

    21 23.60%
  • Madrid

    4 4.49%
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    Who will get the 2012 Olympics?

    THE president of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, will disappoint four of the world's major capital cities in Singapore on July 6 when he announces the successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

    Paris, London, Moscow, New York and Madrid are vying for the right . . .
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    Who do you think will get to host the 2012 Olympics?
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    I chose Paris. Just sounded right, that's all.
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    I would love to see it in New York. Reason is I would like to see it in person one day .

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    I think and hope New York will get it.

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    NY since its close to Montreal.
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    I'm hoping for New York, because I live so close-by and it's also my favorite city (I'm going to college there next year).

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    I'm hoping for Madrid or Moscow.
    I think the Olympics is a good time for the rest of the world to learn about a section of the world.
    Last year, I learned a lot about Greece.

    I, along with most people already know about New York.

    Besides, the US just had the Olympics like eight years ago in Atlanta.
    When was the last time any of the other countries had the Olympics?
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    I think Paris will get it.

    But I want the underdog to get it, i.e. Moscow. They are the ones that need the most.

    Certainly not NewYork, Atlanta had it in 1996.

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    Originally posted by jasong
    Besides, the US just had the Olympics like eight years ago in Atlanta.
    When was the last time any of the other countries had the Olympics?
    Barcelona, Spain had them in 1992.
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    Actually 5 countries will be disappointed. They already secretly decided to have it at my house

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    Almost certainly it will be Paris.
    2008 Bejing.
    2010 Vancouver.

    That pretty much leaves out Asia and North America for 2012.

    Paris did a great job with the World Cup.

    London will need to pull their act together to beat out France.


    Moscow and Madrid are outside chances at best.

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    NY would be a better candidate for the winter olympics in 2014? But since Salt lake city got it in 2002, it's unlikely. I even heard a while back about a co-presentation from Quebec, Canada and NY possibly in 2014.
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    NY state of mind!

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    Originally posted by hellind2
    . . . But I want the underdog to get it, i.e. Moscow. They are the ones that need the most.
    Do you think they have the fiscal capability to put on an event like the Olympics?
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    Originally posted by Webdude
    Actually 5 countries will be disappointed. They already secretly decided to have it at my house

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    Originally posted by Aussie Bob
    Do you think they have the fiscal capability to put on an event like the Olympics?
    These days advertising/broadcasting contracts for the olympics sell in the hundreds of millions of dollars, in vancouver 2010 for example NBC signed a deal for 500 million to broadcast the games.
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    hopefully.. not NY.

    Paris or London would be great
    enjoy your flaming and hypocracy

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    London of course

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    Many analysts have already said it’s a race between London and Paris; and to be honest I think they’re pretty much right. Although unfortunately they all say Paris is slightly ahead.

    Personally I’m hoping the London bid will pull their socks up, and London will get it.

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    I sure do hope so, London is a great city ive visited Paris and its also good although i like london alot better maybe just because i live in the UK
    I dont think NY is on the list this time, When is there decision due?

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    It'll be announced on July 6th.

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    Obviously, been from the UK, I want London to win, asking who do you think will win is another question though. To be honest, I simply don't know.

    I can't see NY getting it. With the new Wembley stadium in London, that will help quite a lot.

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    With the new Wembley stadium in London, that will help quite a lot.
    And of course a big benefit to London getting the bid will be the regeneration of East London; this will benefit London greatly.

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    If they do win the bid, It will help London and the UK to be the venue for future sporting events, Thats if we show em how its done

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    I dont care so long as it is not london, I dont want my tax money being spent on some more white elephants for the capital which we the rest of the Uk population will have no way to use or if we could find a way be able to afford to go there in the first place.

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    I think NY will get it but I want London to.

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    Can you imagine the security if it's in NY?

    Officer: "Sir, you cannot enter the stadium with those sticks"
    Random Guy: "Uhh... those are my poles for my pole vault!"
    Officer: "I'm sorry, no weaspons. Goodbye!"

    Announcer: "It seems all ouf pole vault competitors are here, but they have no poles!"

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    Is there anyone from France here?

    I'm just curious about the chances of a transit strike during the Olympics if they choose Paris.

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    Who i support is clear enough.

    As to who i think will actually end up winning out in 10 days or so. Well technically speaking i think that the London and Paris proposals are extremeley close with Paris' main edge being that they've done this before and that the Stade de France is already built.

    However, once you're this far along in this bidding process, it's all down to politics, and because of that i do believe that London will pip Paris at the line and edge it by as few as two or three votes.

    As far as the IOC is concerned, it's a "win win" situation, both high quality technical bids with an obvious legacy and plans in place to avoid the "white elephant" syndrome. London is the most globally representative city on the planet, more so than both Paris and New York, like Rome in classical times. Of course they know that if they do choose Paris it will not adversely affect support from the Brits, in Greece they had the largest overseas following of any nation, with Paris being only a short flight, ferry across the Channel or train journey away, numbers would be even higher.

    For me both New York doesn't have the techncial side of the bid to a high enough quality, are there still the major problems with the stadium for instance? And also like Madrid, their respective countries ahve alrady hosted the games in recent years. Moscow, well the IOC eport when publsihed didn't cover them in glory, they might be able to find the money but i don't think they found the right proposal.

    The IOC want a safe bet, a reliable city, particularly after the relative scare that Greece and Athens gave them, Paris and London provide this.

    Whether it be London which i hope and believe it will be, or Paris, the IOC can be confident that the 2012 hos city and games will push even the Syndey Olympics close and contend for the "best games" tag.

    I'll be Trafalgar Square on the 6th of July to hear the result, there's going to be a big screen setup and it will be a place for people support ing the London bid and all the others to gather.

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    And also like Madrid, their respective countries ahve alrady hosted the games in recent years.
    Thinking about it now … didn’t ETA plant a bomb there just the other day?
    I’m thinking the IOC members would be put off voting for Spain due to possible problems.


    Is there anyone from France here?

    I'm just curious about the chances of a transit strike during the Olympics if they choose Paris.
    I live in France. There was a strike while the inspectors were in Paris, and there are often strikes – I’ve been living in France since 2001, and there have been more strikes here than my whole time living in England (which was well over ten years). But, having said that, the French people have said they won’t strike if Paris is chosen…

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    Anjay,


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    And also like Madrid, their respective countries ahve alrady hosted the games in recent years.
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    Thinking about it now … didn’t ETA plant a bomb there just the other day?
    I’m thinking the IOC members would be put off voting for Spain due to possible problems.
    When i looked back at that sentence i wrote i just couldn't believe the shoddy typing, dar me.

    Yes i think i heard something about an ETA incident near one of the former Olympic sites, mind you the one i'm thinking of was probably a month ago, so maybe not the one you're talking about.

    However with the new stance of possible negotiation ow being taken by the Spanish government, i don't now if it will play as highly on the minds of the IOC. What i do thinkcould influence the decision in regard to Madrid, is the rise of racist chanting in Spanish football grounds, with the appauling scenes at the Engalnd friendly being one of the worst and most high profile.

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    I really hope NY gets it! I'd love to see some of the Olympics in person.

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    The IOC want a safe bet, a reliable city, particularly after the relative scare that Greece and Athens gave them
    what do you refer to with the scare??


    in the last years USA had Olympics and world cup, Spain had Olympics, France had world cup, so my choice would be London.

    NY is not a choice, who is gonna enjoy anything with the kind of security they would have there?? a cop for each person at the stadium?? no way it's a worldwide party, not an american jail.
    enjoy your flaming and hypocracy

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    Paris got my vote! Go Paris go!
    Paris is beautiful!

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    Originally posted by indiaberry
    Paris got my vote! Go Paris go!
    Paris is beautiful!
    I think Paris's being beautiful is immaterial to whether it gets the Olympics or not, unless you're actually going to be there, in which case I guess that matters.

    Perhaps I should stop being so rational, though; it is a beautiful city.

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    Originally posted by mp3sattack
    what do you refer to with the scare??
    If you don't mind me being a tad picky, i said "relative scare" but yes i stand by that statement. What i mean is, some of the crucian stadia and arena nearly weren't ready in time for the opening ceremony, there were all sorts of problems with the Aquatic centre for instance. Then in legacy terms, from what iv'e heard from Greece since the Olympics finished, theynow have a whole herd of "white elephants" spread Athens and wider Greece and are still paying for it. Hey i watched and supportedthe games with much enthusiasm, it was great for the Olympics and the country for them to return to their spiritual home but despite all that, there were too many uncomfortable moments moments for the IOC's liking is the impression tht i got. And that wouldn't be the case with London or Paris is wht i meant.

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    oh i see, i thought you were refering to something like the terrorists in USA and the ETA in Spain, nevermind
    enjoy your flaming and hypocracy

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    I think new york but im not sure

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    I thought it would of been interesting to have the Olympics in China. A lot will freak out about this "opinion", but let me explain. I feel China, like Iran has a lot of young people trying to pursuade the government into a more of a democracy. Once you bring in the "western civilization" into China, its quite hard to (censor) that.

    I think it would be beneficial to help communist China get more into the real world... But thats just my opinion...
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    The poll didn't have a "who cares" option, so I wasn't able to vote. :-)

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