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  1. There seems to be a general sentiment in Chicago right now of relief that the Games never came here. But I have to wonder "what if"... Given the current mood in the U.S. with regards to politics, race relations, and economic challenges, do you think Chicago would be handling things well for a 2016 Olympics?
  2. 100 years from now... What kind of Sports Tech do you think will be employed in future Olympic Games? How much will it influence sport in the modern world? What do you imagine the Games to look like in 2100 and beyond?
  3. US Justice Department has indited up to six committee members on several charges, and is planning to extradite to the U.S. Has judgment day finally come? Read More: Article from New York Times
  4. It is supposed to represent an adolesceant's pimple.
  5. So true, Chicago's venues were super bland and boring. Nothing sexy, as most were temporary or existing. Looking back, I am happy that Chicago did not win. Honestly, their fiscal house is not in order right now, and the economy really needs to get stronger before even considering a bid again. Interesting though how a new basketball arena is likely going to be built right next to McCormick Place which would have hosted a slew of other Olympic sports as well. This building was never even part of the bid. Also, a brand new 1,200 room hotel is going up too right near the site. I guarantee that if Mayor Rahm Emanuel can bring crime down, the public pension issue resolved, and the economy stronger, he no doubt will champion an Olympic bid sometime down the road (just like Daley had a change of heart in his twilight years). His ego is too big not to want it. It certainly won't be for 2024. Maybe 2028 or 2032. Time will only tell...
  6. I was in Lima back in March, and I can't image them hosting anytime in the near future. I love Peru, and am going back this July, but they simply have a long way to go to be ready to host the Games. Lima is also a very "ugly" city. It hardly rains, and has a lot of traffic/pollution problems.
  7. I think this article is not fair, but I am posting it because it shows a perspective from media in one of the losing 2016 bid cities...
  8. If I were leading the USOC, I would stay out of the race for 2024, but put in LA for a warm bid for 2028 to show that we still care, and then come out swinging for 2032. 2024 is likely to go to South Africa, unless they screw up big time. A Euro city is odds on favorite for 2028 then, since it would have been 16 years since the last time a Euro city hosted. Next best chance is USA or Canada for 2032. Hold back, and hang tight USOC!!!!
  9. To me, Durban just looks like a flatter, less dense version of Rio.
  10. I am now a resident of Tulsa!!!

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    2. DannyelBrazil


      Now you're part of the community, don't disappoint them! *lol =P

    3. Rob.


      Oh no, he's become one of THEM! I'll take the stake, Danny you get the garlic cloves and Yoshi you're on Holy Water duty.

    4. DannyelBrazil


      hahahahaha, the devil is inside his body just because he moved to Tulsa?! hahahaha

  11. I actually want LA to bid for 2024. They will not win, and that could stave off a winter bid for 2026. Then maybe another U.S. city can swoop in for 2028 or 2032 and has a better chance at winning. LA doesn't seem to mind bidding (and losing), plus it gives an argument for another U.S. city when they bid - "we gave you our top three cities, and you have turned them all down... please, pretty please pick us!!!" In other news, Chicago is moving forward with plans to build a new arena that would have been nice should they have won 2016. See pictures here
  12. History was made today, never has there been back-to-back Asian Winter/Summer host countries. 2024 could also likely make history by not electing a Euro host in more than two cycles. USA, please sit out 2024, don't waste your energy! It is going to Europe or S. Africa in 2024, and then the loser will take 2028. Wait for 2032!!
  13. Congrats Tokyo! Make us proud, and please don't be boring!!
  14. Go Tokyo, I mean.... Go Istanbul, wait I mean... I still can't decide who I want to win. I'm happy that Madrid was let go, they hopefully will finally get the message.
  15. Ethiopia, Australia, Costa Rica, Peru, Thailand and India... the next 12 months are going to be fun!

    1. Gangwon


      You taking a year off to travel?

    2. Soaring


      Nope, it is all for work my friend :)

    3. deawebo


      Costa Rica is amazing... ¬°Pura Vida! Way better than Peru.