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  1. Questionnaire is now posted: http://doc.rero.ch/record/209618/files/Krak_w_2022_Applicant_File.pdf
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  2. Hockey player maybe.The player part and 2 must be " snow " in Chinese ideograph 雪. Calligraphy.
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  3. If you put aside the geopolitical aspects and economic aspects, my favorite venue concept is Almaty. The Games would be very compact. On the other side, the Beijing concept is the kind of bid I hope will never get selected, because this is a direction where I would not like the Olympic Games to go. For me Beijing is nightmarish. Krakow and Lviv look like twin concepts. Even the orientation of the site network is the same. Lviv is like Sochi, everything would have to be built from scratch except the stadium. I am not too much impressed by Oslo, why go again to Norway for a concept which is not
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  4. Amidst recent social unrest, an ousted President and on the brink of war over territory with a major international power, it’s hard to imagine that View the full article
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  5. With Obama in the WH, Putin is in complete control. Obama, the worst president in the history of the US - leading them to a complete collapse later this year - is weak. Putin is anything but. He may be misguided, but he does what he says. Don't expect sanctions any deeper than what has been announced. Okay, they have been suspended from the G8? Big deal. Putin knows that as long as the EU rely on 'his' natural resources to power their heaters et al, he is in the driving seat. I am not a supporter of his policies or of him personally. But a Statesman he is, in his native Russia. A very effect
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  6. All 5 are now posted: http://doc.rero.ch/search?p=2022&jrec=1&ifacets=keyword%3AOlympic+Winter+Games&ln=en&keep_facet_filter=1&so=d
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  7. What on earth makes France a more suitable replacement than England? France has only 6 stadiums with a capacity greater than the minimum 40,000. England has 10 football stadiums that fills that criteria. And 12 if we include the Olympic stadium and Twickenham stadium. Though these won't be used as long as London can only host 2 stadiums.
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  8. i prefer the 2014 emblem.
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  9. No my Iceland is more equipped.
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  10. Found two more: Beijing: http://doc.rero.ch/record/209615/files/Beijing_2022_applicant_city.pdf Almaty: http://doc.rero.ch/record/209614/files/ALMATY_2022_Applicant_City.pdf The remaining 3 should be posted at rero.ch as well. Here is the link (so far only 2 questionnaires and 1 IOC document) http://doc.rero.ch/search?p=2022&jrec=1&sc=1&ifacets=keyword%3A2022&ln=en&so=d
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  11. I think Almaty will be on the short list for technical capability alone. Oddly enough, I'm starting to wonder about Krakow. It seems like they should be safe, but there seem to be some reports suggesting their bid is more rough hewn than the others. I do think it's very possible the IOC will only cut Lviv and take the other 4 through.
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  12. There must be a clause in the FIFA contract which allows them to take the tournament away from countries that threaten to bring the game or FIFA into disrepute.... mind you its difficult to imagine that even Hitler could have tarnished the FIFA brand even more than Sepp and friends...
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  13. English hoolingans, if they show up, will burn in the tropical heat of Manaus, bitten and stung by all sorts of Amazon beasts lurking in the northern capital. English supporters better defend themselves from that, right, Tony Boy?
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  14. I dont know - as I am still waiting for the invoice. It is quite high but I dont care as I really wanted to habe them.
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  15. every theory that answers one question raises ten new ones. like if it was a cyber attack, did the pilots not notice that the transponder was turned off before the other communications system, ten minutes later? i find it hard to believe they were completely helpless watching the plane divert its course, especially when it flew over that big island and cell phones or other communication systems may have worked enough to send a distress signal. i don't think we'll ever know.
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  16. I don't buy the Formula One legacy at all. One race a year. How is that sustainable for the people of Sochi?
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  17. Why would Kim Jong-Un attack one of his few allies and saviours? If anycase, Kim NEEDS Putin for his fate. Attacking him will means the end of his power. It's ridiculous thinking that him with a weak army will attack Russia, come on!! It's like believing the new "Red Dawn" film. Now, it's interesting the new role of China in this conflict. That's a great argument to be discussed.
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  18. Well the Rouble is tanking and the Russian stock market has fallen too. The Russian central bank reckons this will lead to inflation in Russia over the next months. The best way to get back at Putin is to impoverish his middle class supporters. The west needs a plan to protect itself from the backdraft of any sanctions and to implement a gradual tightening grip around Russian economic life. Nato should get some troops up to the Baltics, Poland and Hungary to show its serious about protecting its borders... perhaps a "military exercise" should be held. Above all the EU should be united in its
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