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  1. It is also not like other bids which haven't spiraled out of support.
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  2. Wait. That's in my shower!!
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  3. At least with the Baron around, he's not ronery.
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  4. Rio 2016While it doesn’t appear in full... another little piece of the ‪#‎Rio2016Torch‬!
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  5. Canada - hosted 3 Olympics, including 1 Summer Olympics Azerbaijan - 2 attempts to host the Olympics, both times they failed to make the short-list No please, tell us more about how Azerbaijan is better suited to host an Olympics than Canada, who has hosted 3 of them. The funny thing is.. I CAN believe you just typed that. Shows how out of touch with reality you are. No, I take that back. THIS shows how out of touch with reality you are. Western countries are smart not to spend absurd amounts of money to inflate their ego to show themselves off to the world. China is an exception. I
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  6. I was never sold on the Chicago bid as everybody here seems to be. I have a cousin who swears by CHicago (altho she was a No Olympics gal).. And I visited her last summer; and I thought Chicago is an OK city--but no New York. But on Chicago v. Boston, Chicago has bigger mass than Boston. I happen to like Boston; and if there were NO Paris this time, I think Boston could stage a great and beautiful Games. But whether a majority of the Bostonians can come on board or not, that's for them to decide.
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  7. On the whole I always felt that Chicago's bid from its marketing and actual plan was much friendlier and warmer than Boston's. Despite the problems with Chicago's bid their logo seemed more warm and inspirinng to me. It was approachable, relatable, and inspiring. For Chicago they did not market that the games would make Chicago a global city, but instead that the games would make Chicago better and bring the world together. Whether you think those goals were realistic or not, you can not deny that the way Chicago marketed those goals was fantastic. Boston on the other hand has a very cold,
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  8. On the topic of repeat bidding, look at Sydney 2000. Sydney was the third Australian city to submit a consecutive bid, so while Sydney itself had never previously hosted or bidded they utilized experience and knowledge gained from Brisbane '92 and Melbourne '96 and the nations desire to host to their advantage. The USOC does not have to put up the same city three or four times to win as the USOC has access to a wealth of cities capable of hosting. The USOC can bid with a different city and still gain experience from those bids and prove even more so I think that the whole nation wants the ga
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  9. So... They should have considered to use another stage, instead... But regional Games are having an increasing way to present them to the worls (specially considering that all ceremonies can be seen on YouTube anytime anywhere) Look at these examples: Rio, Guangzhou, Doha (both Asiad and Pan Arabic Games), Mersin, Singapore, Baku, Kazan... etc etc etc.. Why not Toronto....????? In some cases, the regional Games ceremonies have been even better than Olympic ones (Kazan better than Sochi, Baku better than London) Otherwise, we have to wait 4 years time something big for Lima in 2019. Peruv
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  10. Then go move to Baku if it is so wonderful, just don't come crying to us to bail you out after you've been imprisoned for being too opinionated. You've clearly fallen for a charade perpetuated by a totalitarian regime. BTW, "bitch-slapped," I do believe Throne's façade of pretentiousness is crumbling.
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  11. I didn't see it but that's not a great sign. It's a shame as I kind of love the idea of the NE Olympics in the US. But since I'm now in the Paris 24 camp (I think), I hope the US can come back stronger. Still hoping NYC might feel the temptation to bid again.
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  12. The USOC is being incredibly delirious & defiant here. Unwilling to accept their mistake & unwilling to cut their losses & move on. Not heeding any of the words of some senior IOC members a couple of weeks ago in their Lausaunne exercises. This seems to be more of a matter now of "we made the right decision from the start, & we'll show you!" Is 65% approval rating possible between now & Sept 2017. Sure, anything's possible. But it's extremely unlikely. Even getting the numbers to over 50% by this Sept, when the 2024 application deadline is due, is going to be a herculan t
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