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    I went to Tokyo today and here are some photos.
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    June 22 - 23 #ParisParcOlympique will come to life for #OlympicDay - an amazing celebration in of Paris #Paris2024
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    Actually the Ceremonies planners and the Look/Imagery sections of POCOG will care. it gives this edition of the Games a more historic hook.
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    When the story of this election comes to be written by the academics and historians, it will take them a very long time to sift through all the mixed messages of what is a quite extraordinary result. Our government as a whole is now clearly weaker as a result of the failure of all the parties to convince enough of the electorate and that will have implications for the Brexit negotiations going forward. Yet, with the losses incurred by the Scottish National Party, it seems to me that the future of our own union of nations appears to be safer now than it was. I voted Conservative both in 2010 and 2015, and was confident that Theresa May would be a good prime minister when she took office last summer. But, the more I saw of her in this campaign, the less impressed I was. There are too many reasons why I felt I couldn't vote for her party this time round but the main one was a fundamental lack of confidence in her as a leader of my country that goes far beyond the Brexit negotiations to come. What has made me even more angry, however, is the way in which she has sought to carry on regardless. I understand that, as leader of the largest party, she gets first crack at forming a government. But, having endured such a substantial reverse, she ought to be reaching out and modifying her course. Instead, she appears oblivious to the fact her political credibility is shot to pieces and someone in the Tory party is going to have to put the country first and get her out. Just as long as it isn't Boris.
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    They are playing with the ecology and youth card in this last stage of the race
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    A Jilted Paris Has Pined for the Olympics, but the Long Wait May End in 2024 Well, the thing about that.. 5 cities announced their intentions for 2024. 3 of them dropped out. So even if additional cities were interested, how many of them would have stayed in the running? And that's to say nothing of Boston, which should probably also count as a drop out. This is definitely a one off, but it gives the IOC some time for a little introspection and a chance to assess their long time goals. Instead of starting this process again 2 years from new to look for bids for 2028, now that timeline is 6 years into the future. Prospective host cities are now looking 15 years down the line instead of 10. That long-term planning will be important. The rub is that the bidding process for 2032 will begin before the 2024 Olympics have taken place. So it remains to be seen what the state of the Olympics are at that point, but I think potential bidders then will understand what happened in 2017. The big question will be do they trust the IOC. This move could be viewed as kicking the can down the road if the IOC doesn't improve their image. That's the key and having 2 cities like Paris and Los Angeles on the calendar hopefully will encourage other cities to want to work with the IOC. But the only way that happens is if the IOC recognizes situation they're in now where cities are dropping like flies, and does something about it.
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    This, from The New York Times today... https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/06/05/sports/olympics/paris-summer-olympics-bid-2024.html
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    A German comedy show (yes, that exists) stated: "Arab countries cut ties with Qatar because they deal with terrorists - finally someone calling FIFA by their name."
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    Could this be the end of Qatar 2022? Will FIFA act now to perhaps remove 2022 from Qatar?? Roger, I think you mean "cut" ties with Qatar rather than "close" ties . . And all this on the heels of the Closing of the so-called "Islamic Solidarity Games" in Baku which (I just watched the entire Closing video last night) closed with a so-called "Unity" concert! LOL!! If you can't trust the so-called "conservative" Arab/muslim countries, who can you trust? Israel must be gloating!!
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    Here is CBS coverage of Rome 1960: GAMES OF THE XVIIth OLYMPIAD ROME, 1960 CBS Rights Fee: $394,000 Production Costs: $266,000 20 Hours Executive Producer: Sig Mickelson Studio Producer: ? (Week 1) Bob Allison (Week 2) Host: Jim McKay Reporters: Bud Palmer Dick Kirschner Gil Stratton Bob Richards Friday, August 26 -- 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM (All Times ET) Opening Ceremony Boxing Saturday, August 27 -- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Boxing Swimming - Women Diving Soccer -- 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM Highlights Sunday, August 28 -- 6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Swimming - Men Swimming - Women Water Polo Cycling -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Diving - Men Diving - Women Track & Field - Men’s 4x100m Relay Monday, August 29 -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Swimming - Men Swimming - Women Cycling Boxing Tuesday, August 30 -- 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Basketball Boxing Gymnastics - Women Diving Cycling -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Swimming - Men Swimming - Women Wednesday, August 31 -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Fencing - Men Swimming - Men Swimming - Women Diving Boxing Thursday, September 1 -- 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Water Polo Greco-Roman Wrestling Boxing Swimming - Men Friday, September 2 -- 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM Boxing Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women Basketball -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Track & Field - Men Swimming - Women Saturday, September 3 -- 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Track & Field - Road Walk Boxing Basketball Fencing Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women Diving Water Polo -- 8: 30 PM - 9:00 PM Basketball Boxing Water Polo Swimming - Men ? - Women’s Relay -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Track & Field - Men Water Polo Sunday, September 4 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Rowing Basketball Boxing Track & Field - Men Fencing - Women -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women Monday, September 5 -- 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM Track & Field - Men Basketball Boxing Track & Field - Women Swimming - Women -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Swimming - Men Water Polo Tuesday, September 6 -- 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Fencing - Men Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Boxing Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women Wednesday, September 7 -- 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Fencing - Men Freestyle Wrestling Track & Field Gymnastics -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Track & Field - Men Soccer Field Hockey Freestyle Wrestling Weightlifting Thursday, September 8 -- 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM Track & Field - Men’s Discus Final Track & Field - Men’s Pole Vault Final Track & Field - Women’s 800m Final Equestrian -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Equestrian Weightlifting Gymnastics Basketball - Quarterfinals Friday, September 9 -- 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Track & Field - Men Track & Field - Women -- 11:15 PM - 11:45 PM Gymnastics Weightlifting Basketball - Quarterfinals Fencing - Sabre Saturday, September 10 -- 1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Gymnastics Fencing Field Hockey Weightlifting Equestrian -- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Basketball - Semifinals Gymnastics Soccer -- 9:00 PM - 9:30 PM Gymnastics Field Hockey Basketball - Semifinals Equestrian Sunday, September 11 -- 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Fencing - Sabre Equestrian Shooting - Rifle Weightlifting Gymnastics Basketball - Final Monday, September 12 -- 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM Equestrian Marathon - Finish Review of Games Closing Ceremony The Thrill of Victory... by Burt Randolph Sugar "TV ‘found’ the Olympics when CBS News paid...$660,000 for the rights plus some production ‘gimmies’ to the Summer Olympics from Rome... Suddenly...boxers Cassius Clay and Nino Benvenuti, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, distance runners Peter Snell, Herb Elliot, and Abebe Bikila, and swimmers Murray Rose and Dawn Fraser were seen by more people than had witnessed the previous twenty games combined. They were instant stars and television had an idealquadrennial program." The World Comes Together in Your Living Room: The Olympics on TV internet article by Joseph Gallant (notquite@hotmail.com) "CBS also had the Summer Games from Rome. As there were no communications satellites yet, tape was shot, edited, and quickly flown across the Atlantic to what was then Idlewild Airport in New York where they would be put on a videotape deck in a mobile unit connected to the CBS network, allowing most events to be broadcast the same day they occurred. "A youthful Jim McKay, who divided his time between the sports department and narrating a daytime court-drama called The Verdict Is Yours hosted the Rome telecasts--but from the New York studio. McKay did a superb job with the Summer Games, but his contract with CBS would lapse in early 1961." The Real McKay by Jim McKay "And then, one early June afternoon in 1960, I had a most unexpected phone call from Bill MacPhail, head of CBS Sports. ‘How would you like to be the studio host for the Rome Olympics?’ he asked. It was a bolt from the blue, just the providential boost that I needed at that moment. Naturally, I jumped at the offer. When I told Margaret, it was her turn to cry. "The logistics for televising an Olympics were different in those days. A team of on-scene commentators was in Rome. They described the events, which were recorded on videotape, then flown to New York, where they were edited and put on the air. "I sat in an eerily lit studio located in a loft atop Grand Central Station in New York, in front of a spooky-looking urn with a flame leaping from it. The studio looked more like a funeral parlor than an Olympics anchor position. "I was excited about the job, but from the beginning things were badly organized. The tapes arrived from Rome erratically, sometimes with commentary, sometimes without even a guide script for me to use as I ad-libbed my way through the events. Sometimes the tapes were frozen from their long trip in a cold cargo hold, and the producer and I would have to hold them against our bodies to warm them enough to be edited. We had no format. The whole first night’s show was a journey through chaos. I began to wonder if my ‘big break’ might have been the worst thing that could have happened to me. "The show aired at eight in the evening, but in the daytime I went out to the airport to interview returning medal winners. I remember standing at the door of a plane as a young boxer, who had just won the gold medal in the light heavyweight class, emerged. He was friendly, with a sweet smile on his face, but seemed somewhat shy. His name was Cassius Marcellus Clay, later known as Muhammad Ali. "The entire first week of the Olympic telecasts was a disaster, visually and production-wise. At that point, a high-level meeting was held, at which the sports executive responsible for the New York end of the telecast was put on the griddle. He blamed the problems on me. Fortunately, a friend of mine was also at the meeting. He defended me and had Bob Allison, a news department producer, assigned to the show to pull things together. If my friend hadn’t been there, I probably would have been fired. Allison and I got along just fine. At our first meeting, he asked me what he could do to help me. ‘Give me a format,’ I said. He immediately doused the dismal studio flame, handed me a tight format for each evening’s program, and made a few other changes; the show improved and all turned out well." Here is a clip from CBS' coverage of the Rome Games: Tune in next time for ABC coverage of Innsbruck 1964!
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    I have decided to share information I have collected on US TV broadcasts of the Olympics. Here is some information on CBS's coverage of the 1960 Squaw Valley Games: VIIIth OLYMPIC WINTER GAMES SQUAW VALLEY 1960 ABC (withdrew) CBS Rights Fee: $50,000 Production Costs: $450,000 15 Hours Executive Producer: Sig Mickelson Director of Operations: Gilbert P. Wyland Host: Walter Cronkite Opening and Closing Ceremonies: Walter Cronkite Reporters: Chris Schenkel (skiing, ski jumping) Bud Palmer (Ice Hockey) Dick Button (figure skating) Analysts: Andrea Mead Lawrence (skiing) Giancarlo Rossini (skiing) Art Devlin (ski jumping) Features: Harry Reasoner Thursday, February 18 -- 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM (All times ET) Opening Ceremony Friday, February 19 -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Skiing - Men’s Downhill Saturday, February 20 -- 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Skiing - Women’s Downhill -- 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Skiing - Women’s Downhill Speed Skating - Women’s 500m Figure Skating - Pairs Competition Sunday, February 21 -- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Skiing - Men’s Giant Slalom Ski Jumping - 60m Monday, February 22 -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Speed Skating - Women’s 1000m Tuesday, February 23 -- 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM Figure Skating - Women’s Free Program -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Highlights Wednesday, February 24 -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Speed Skating - Men’s 500m Thursday, February 25 -- 11:15 PM - 11:30 PM Figure Skating - Men’s Compulsory Program Friday, February 26 -- 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM Figure Skating - Men’s Free Program -- 12:00 AM - 12:15 AM Highlights Saturday, February 27 -- 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Ice Hockey - USA vs. USSR Sunday, February 28 -- 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM Ice Hockey - USA vs. Czechoslovakia Ski Jumping - 90m Review of Games Closing Ceremony The Thrill of Victory... by Burt Randolph Sugar "TV ‘found’ the Olympics when CBS News paid $50,000 for the rights to televise the 1960 Winter Olympics from Squaw Valley, California...anchored by Walter Cronkite. Suddenly the American Ice Hockey team, skaters David Jenkins and Carol Heiss...were seen by more people than had witnessed the...previous games combined. They were instant stars and television had an ideal quadrennial program." The World Comes Together in Your Living Room: The Olympics on TV internet article by Joseph Gallant (notquite@hotmail.com) "On February 18th, 1960, the 8th Olympic Winter Games opened in Squaw Valley, California, the first Olympics to be held in North America since 1932. In addition to some 1,000 athletes and several thousands spectators, the opening ceremonies were watched by several CBS television cameras, marking the beginning of television coverage of the Olympic Games on American Television. "The anchorman for these first televised Olympics was Walter Cronkite, and several CBS sports reporters did play-by-play of various events and a handful of CBS newsmen were dispatched to Squaw Valley to interview medal-winners and dignitaries. "Considering how extensive television coverage of the Olympics has become, and how much broadcast rights fees nowadays go for, it may surprise many that CBS paid just $50,000 for broadcast rights to Squaw Valley (and spent another $450,000 for production) and that the network broadcast just fifteen hours of coverage. "Despite the favorable time difference, not much of the coverage was live. For one thing, on most weeknights, CBS had just a half-hour in prime-time (sometimes an hour) and another 15 minutes at 11:15 P.M. (Eastern and Pacific times). Thus, most of what was seen were edited highlights, making use of the then-newly-developed art of videotape editing. "CBS, however, did air live a handful of events, most notably some figure skating, and the final two games of the ice hockey tournament--the U.S. against the Soviet Union, and the U.S. against Czechoslovakia. The U.S. hockey team, who had lost the gold-medal game to the Russians four years earlier at Cortina, Italy, were not expected to medal at Squaw Valley. But after winning two games against weak opposition, Team U.S.A. stunned Canada, and then, on the second-to-last day of the Olympics, upset the Russians. The next morning, the final day of the Squaw Valley Games, the U.S. came back from a 4-3 deficit after two periods to score six straight goals in the final period to cement a 9-4 win and the gold medal--America's FIRST "Miracle On Ice."" Carrying the Torch... by CBS Television Network (This is a rare promotional booklet printed by CBS to promote its Rome Games coverage.) "...the CBS Television Network performed during its exclusive coverage of the Eighth Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley, California, during the closing days of February. "Each day for weeks in advance a 61-man team of CBS Television Network technicians and cameramen, operating on skis and snowshoes, worked from dawn to dusk burying 30,000 feet of cable under a blanket of snow covering two-square miles, establishing camera locations along the sheer slopes of the surrounding mountains, and moving the cameras into position by ski-lift and snow tractor. (Only by establishing such positions was it possible for the viewer to keep the skiers constantly in view.) "Nor was there any way of knowing ahead of time whether or not a blizzard would sweep over the landscape at the last minute, damaging hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment and making a shambles of the entire venture. "It is more than a mere figure of speech to suggest that the task of bringing the events of Squaw Valley into millions of homes, thousands of miles distant from the scene of the events, required of television the kind of faith that can move mountains. "From the point of view of the medium’s importance to the economy, the Olympic broadcasts earned for their sponsor, the well-known French automobile company Renault, Inc., the interest and respect of a cast segment of the American people. During the average minute that the 14 broadcasts were on the air, they absorbed the undivided attention of some 20 million viewers. More people watched these broadcasts than the combined viewers of all the other programs on the air at the same time. "The Eighth Olympic Winter Games closed on Sunday, February 28. On the following Saturday, the network presented an hour-long broadcast reviewing the highlights of the games under the sponsorship of four well-known advertisers, The American Oil Company, Carter Products, Hill’s Bros., and the P. Lorillard Co. "Altogether the network’s cameras ground out 45 hours of "live", taped, and filmed action from which emerged the 15 hours of programming that were seen on the air. In two instances the official Olympic judges viewed a videotape of the contests to determine whether to allow claims of foul. In each case the claim was disallowed." The Real McKay by Jim McKay "It was the worst possible timing, because right at this point, CBS asked me to work on the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley, California, the first ever to be televised in this country. It would be a great event, with Walter Cronkite as host. I would do commentary on ski racing, one of the biggest events in the Games. "Two days later, on a Sunday morning at home, I showed Margaret my hands. They were shaking and I didn’t know why. Margaret called a neighborhood doctor, who assured me that I was just burned out, that a couple of weeks in Florida and some new tranquilizing pills he would give me would get me straightened out in no time. "The advice almost ended my career. Margaret booked us a room in the famous Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach (where she scrounged the money from I still don’t know), and we left by train. (My problem had also made me terrified of flying.) The very thought of riding in a ski lift or walking down a mountainside made me feel dizzy. So we told CBS that I had pneumonia and couldn’t go to the Olympics. "I thought I had missed my biggest opportunity. "I had depression, all right, which was made worse by my having to watch Chris Schenkel do the ski racing, which would have been my assignment. (I couldn’t have known that Chris and I would go on to do several Olympics together at ABC, which, in 1960, hardly had a sports department worthy of the name.)" Here is good clip of how CBS coverage looked and sounded: Tune in tomorrow for CBS coverage of the Rome 1960 Summer Games!
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    Wow, KL out now as well. Are many of these new bids flaky expressions of interest rather than serious propositions?
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    “On behalf of a proud, determined and grateful nation I declare open the Games of Salt Lake City”. Heads of State need to understand that here have to be penalties for not sticking to the Opening Ceremony script!
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    European IOC voters/members: 41 North American IOC voters/members: 6 (3 Canada, 3 USA)
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    That arrangement would be fine by me. Given the ticket pricing listed in the LA bid book, I'll need the four extra years to save the money for a decent Olympic experience.
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    NO ONE click on that link. It opens up a spam site as well as the actual site. Also it adds nothing of value and we've alredy read or discussed everything that's been mentioned.
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    Related to the current G7 summit in Sicily
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    Atletico Madrid will be moving into the Peinete Stadium or it's got a new name now, in a few weeks' time.
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    You forget "Budapest (with Orban)" - if you take the political situation as criteria in all three countries you would have a decision between the plague, pox and cholera... I would still vote for London, but I wouldn't travel to it, due I wouldn't feel welcomed there...
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    WTF did I just watch???
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    ......almost time for the start of it all....the rematch...oracle vs NZ. ....meanwhile.....file under "most beautiful thing ever"...the the winner of the J class superyacht regatta....Linoheart.
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    I read its $25 million per year (so 100 million per quad) The Globe and Mail is reporting that McDonalds viewed television ratings as diminishing returns (NBC had 8.6% less viewers for Rio vs London)
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    Could the LA area (including the outlying cities) have a glut of stadia? So 2028 will then be the right year for LA-III since there will be a maximum choice of state-of-the-art venues for those Games. Also, if anything will be shifted to the SF Bay Area (which could probably be football only), the new Chase Arena (new home of the NBA champs, the GS Warriors) will be up and ready by 2019.
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    It's crazy. Three new arenas for LA, none of them at the expense of the taxpayers. Also, file this under "Awwwwww". I got teary eyed when I saw this. A fitting tribute to the original cape crusader in LA.
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    "Problematic" is an understatement. A 400 metre running track is at minimum nearly 160 metres from extemity to extremity. That's almost the length of the entire ground footprint of the current Everton stadium at Goodison Park, stands included. The only way it can possibly work is if the permanent end stands for the new stadium are not built until after the Games.
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    Hopefully TPTB in golf can work towards making this something all the top golfers want to attend rather than something many are avoiding like the plague. Still think they messed up massively by making this a regular old Thursday-Sunday stroke play tournament rather than trying to make it something unique.
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    At least Trump will definitely not be POTUS in 2028. We always ran the risk he would still be in office in 2024...though it is looking increasingly unlikely by the day.
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    I do wonder what could have happened with a longer campaign like the one Canada had a few years ago. Another 2 weeks of good Labour campaigning could have done a lot of interesting things. Honestly I do not think this election result is the doom and gloom that people are making it. I actually think that the weakened position of May and the destruction of UKIP will lead to a non-Brexit Brexit. It will also likely lead to another election in 18ish months. But c'est la vie. I think there is a lot of positives out of this election: - emboldened labour - high youth engagement - took the piss right out of Scottish independence - weakened the hard Brexit position
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    Greg Louganis. And then after the cauldron(s) is/are lit, a supermarket checker (a la 1984) can sing an old song that's in 3/4 time; instead of "Reach Out and Touch Somebody('s Hand)," he or she could sing Burt Bacharach's "What the World Needs Now Is Love." You gotta have Burt Bacharach in the opening ceremony, right? If not the actual guy (if he's even alive in 2028), at least one of his enduring songs.
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    This is full Abrahamson's style (Otherwise it wouldn't have been enough), but anyway, his propaganda machine is losing stamina and perhaps he knows his credibility and propaganda is lost, so this is his last straw. Poor thing indeed. The full irony is trying to call Butler as Paris stan, when he called Abrahamson as he was. This is a good laugh. Even if somehow Butler has a certain doses of Paris preference: a. Doesn't dismiss his point of criticism, b. He wasn't the only one of the press calling that (Even the British press like The Guardian mentioned that in a full op ed) and c. At the end, his allegedly stanning is becoming true at 100%, considering he has better connections with the IOC.
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    I find this adorable considering half of these countries are also supporting extremism one way or another. Is like a group of murderers acussing each other of who killed the most people.
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    And in comparison you think that Istanbul's 2020 proposed "estimate" $20 Billion would've been more trustworthy? Not to mention in a political climate where the citizens were starting to rise up against Erdogan. Yeah, okay. But only looking at that was neglecting the other faults of the bid - i.e. weak Spanish economy, the doping scandal, etc. Plus, it's not like Tokyo was a rookie bidder, since they were also being persistent in bidding again after losing 2016. Besides, being persistent isn't necessarily a positive trait when it comes to Paris accordng to you. As a matter of fact, you call them 'desperate' bcuz of it. But in Madrid's case it was "persistence". Go figure. Tell me, would you still be saying that Madrid "deserves a chance" if they were bidding for 2024 against L.A. instead Paris? Or if L.A. had bid for 2020 against Madrid then?
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    it's outrageous for you to threaten a US president life. hopefully someone will delete those posts. i saw mr khan's original live statements in front of a camera (later altered and re-recorded with a script). he seemed to be overly measured about what he needed to say and made some remarks that certainly felt out of step given the multiple recent horror acts in England.
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    But, but, what about the "real resistance"?! L.A. isn't negotiating anything. The IOC is going to offer L.A. incentives to take 2028. L.A. can either accept or decline them. That doesn't sound at all like 1984. And if L.A. were to refuse, then they'd be the big fools this time around.
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    That'll be the fun of an early 2028 award- four extra years for politicking over the Olympic commitment.
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    And no ONE noticed any hands being swatted away!! Must be the Italian sun doing that!!
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    London 2017 World Championships vows medals are made to last – not to rust like Rio 2016 prizes did Winners at this summer’s London World Championships have been assured they will be able to pass on their medals to their grandchildren after news that more than 100 won at the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics had begun to disintegrate.
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    Wasserman is not as bad as Abratrollson (luv it, btw lol) & Truffmp, but he does have his moments, when saying stuff like - "the IOC 'must' choose L.A. 'now' in order to 'stabilize' the Olympic World, & our plan won't necessarily be there later", etc etc. He's playing the same game, but in a more passive-aggressive, somewhat diplomatic manner.
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    The new French Prime Minister - Édouard Phillippe (Not exactly a surprise). He's 46 years old.
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    Even though I am not happy with the outcome, the people voted for authenticity. I am and many Americans are tired with both party's establishment, but only the Republicans nominated the person who followed through with that desire. We can only hope that between now and 2020 either the Democrats become less tied to corporate interests and "big tent" ideals or falls apart completely so that we can pose a truly progressive candidate.
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    I know this is necroposting but here is some material I found in Youtube from the failed Nagoya's bid. This song which was apparently used for the Campaign back in 1981 Another song used for the campaign, this one seems to use an Enka-folk style by Haruo Minami (He also sang the 1964 Tokyo Olympics theme song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_3pQf4Gewo Radio broadcast which seems to be the live announcement of the Host city during the IOC Session in Baden Baden Japanese news report shortly after the election of Seoul as the host city of the games. First minutes show how the campaign headquarters seem to be dismantled. Kind of sad. It also shows Calgary's being picked for the 1988 Winter Games
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    I have no idea what you posted but its probably something very stupid (again), so....
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    UPDATE - After going through a few old Thread I have managed to upload both Volumes of the Russia 2018 Bid Book created by burrito & the Bursa 2022 Bid Book created by fatixx. I've also added the 2023 Pan Am Bid Books too. Also, Puppy, is it possible to revive this Website - http://ontour2001.tripod.com/ I'm asking since half the links I've clicked on link to that Site and I think there might be a decent amount of Bid Books on there that would make a great addition to the FantasyDocs Library. Check out what I have mentioned here! - http://issuu.com/fantasydocs/docs Adios! NOTE - The Bid Books are still loading so they may not be there yet.