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  1. ...I was just saying that time changes things. Sure, it was a stupid comparison, but I do not retract it. Am I aware of the IOC holding grudges against Denver? Yes. I, as well as many others feel that if Denver were to enter the race for a future winter games (2022 or beyond), it would not be the end all, be all scenario some of you are predicting. Denver would have to address the past, no doubt, but if the city seemed enthusiastic and committed, I think that they can go beyond their history. I mean, did the IOC even take public support polls in 1969? Wouldn't most of us consider the 1970's and 80's as tumultuous times for the Olympic movement? If the IOC was sooooo concerned about American cities hosting their "gift", then clearly 1980, 1984, 1996 and 2002 would have relieved those concerns. In the end, if Denver ever were to put in a bid (a big question mark to begin with), it would have to show that it wanted redemption for their past sins... Anyway, I guess that I am a bit of a dreamer when it comes to a Denver Games. I just think it offers more than most other U.S. cities for a OWG, but sadly its lack of public support and jaded history would make it difficult (not impossible or implausible) for a future bid 20+ years down the road.
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  2. Much much better project for Morumbi. Now I see a modern stadium for soccer matches!!! And it's a reasonable stadium (in beauty) for a opening match. Weel done Sao Paulo! Loved it! PS: I still prefer Brasilia for the opening match
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  3. I agree. 2022 may be too soon, but most in the IOC from the 1970's will be long gone in the next 10-20 years. If Japan can be forgiven of atrocities 20 years after WW2, Denver can be forgiven 50 years after voters (most of whom would be dead) botched their hosting. Now, if Denver wants to actually bid, they need to show an attitude adjustment. I am not quite convinced that they want to host just yet.
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  4. Didn't Stir-the-Soul, a frequent Denver visitor already just say that he has felt no great desire for a WOG in that city on his many visits? I mean despite arguments to the fact that the 1972-76 batch will be long gone, etc., etc., do you really think the IOC is so stupid and without pride to totally draw a blank on the events of 1972-76? (Oh yeah, our gift to America's Bicentennial, did somebody mislay that?) People misjudge the IOC if they don't think that it's a proud organization totally mindful of (its) history. What's to stop Denver from pulling the same sh*t again? NOTHING. And is Denver the only city capable of hosting a WOG? Of course, not. There are others (around the world) equally capable and who REALLY WANT IT. Therefore, why should the USOC and the IOC give that stupid city the prize again...bypassing other qualified bids?? What was 1972--just a schoolground prank? They had their chance which comes but once in a century...and those mountain hicks blew it. And for a 116-year-old organization which keeps records very anally, has governments and kings jumping to do their every whim, they will go back, hat in hand, tail tucked in-between their legs to a city that threw them out? Get real.
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