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  1. I gotta take a little time, a little time to think things over I better read between the lines, in case I need it when I'm older Now this mountain I must climb, feels like the world upon my shoulders Through the clouds I see love shine, it keeps me warm as life grows colder In my life there's been heartache and pain I don't know if I can face it again Can't stop now, I've traveled so far, to change this lonely life I want to know what love is, I want you to show me I want to feel what love is, I know you can show me I'm gonna take a little time, a little time to look around me I've got nowhere left to hide, it looks like love has finally found me In my life there's been heartache and pain I don't know if I can face it again Can't stop now, I've traveled so far, to change this lonely life I want to know what love is, I want you to show me I want to feel what love is, I know you can show me I want to know what love is, I want you to show me (And I want to feel) I want to feel what love is (And I know) I know you can show me Let's talk about love, I want to know what love is The love that you feel inside, I want you to show me And I'm feeling so much love, I want to feel what love is No, you just can't hide, I know you can show me I want to know what love is (let's talk about love), I know you can show me I want to feel it too, I want to feel what love is I want to feel it too, and I know and I know, I know you can show me Show me love is real, yeah, I want to know what love is
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  2. With those type of skills you should be on the IOC, or FIFA Executive!!!!
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  3. Did you have a bad experience in Paris or something, since you're always quite adamant to stick the fly in the ointment when it comes to it. And/or is it because when Durban is discussed on these boards, many people here (although I'm certainly not one of them) down play it's chances simply because it's not South Africa's premier city. I prefer Rome myself. Seems more majestic & romantic to me. But Paris is still the second most visited city in the world by international tourists, right behind London. So not too shabby I say, for a 'terribly, over-hyped city'.
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  4. I can't get on the Bad Wagon for 2028 just yet. I feel like the 2020 cycle not to mention the 2022 winter fiasco is an example of Hindsight in it's best form. Some countries bid to win, others bid to gain momentum for future bids. the USA bids to win. They are not like Spain, South Korea and Japan that knew in the earlier cycles that they were long shots but patient enough to keep trying with the same cities to eventually build a reputation. The USA's attitude is either you want Chicago now or else it's not going through the process again. With that said in 2020, if word on the street is that Rome is going to run away with the bid and you know your profit sharing deal is only now stabilizing, you aren't going to waste your energy bidding, with the dust still settling from Chicago's loss but who could foresee Rome crashing out right before the deadline. Had the USA or Toronto Bid then I am actually quite sure they would have beaten Tokyo Istanbul and Madrid. 2022 even more so! Let's be real most of the early favorites were Scandinavian countries that hadn't hosted in years. Who really in their right mind at the USOC was going to say lets put millions of dollars into a bid that we aren't going to win, when we're up against these juggernauts of the Winter Olympic Movement especially when we hosted more recently than them. Furthermore knowing it's a Summer games we actually want. No one could foresee that all of these Favorites would have dropped out of the race leaving it completely devoid of any credible candidate. Yes it's easy to say it now that we should have bid but back then, if you have an "I'm only bidding to win" mentality then I was not going to compete against Oslo and Stockholm. I say all of this to show we cannot say lets skip 2024 in order to focus on 2028 because we don't know who is still going to be in the race by bidding time and even more so who is going to bid for 2028. I think it's almost safe to say that if Australia and South Africa jump in the race for 2028 that the US can watch their hopes dashed yet again almost immediately. So I say compete now against the field that you know instead of waiting and preparing for a field that you don't know.
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  5. Would that dumb twat Wong-Tam please shut up about the expo.
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  6. Well considering Hamburg is going up against two other European candidates may lead to early vote splitting which could leave it off the ballot after the 2nd round. I'm not saying that Hamburg deserves to be overlooked, it could easily be Rome that suffers a 2nd round exit. But with the way the race is shaping one automatically gravitates towards Paris and Rome before Hamburg. I agree that Los Angeles can throw a wrench into this especially for Toronto. But I firmly believe LA would be the first city dropped for the reasons I've listed earlier. Toronto was able to prove they are able to host an extremely successful hassle free games for the athletes and the citizens of Toronto. This was something that was lacking on their resume the last time they bid. They built new sports venues in time and under budget. The games have just concluded to great fanfare and positive reviews from high ranking sport officials and IOC members. This is something that Toronto will utilize to its benefit. I'm not saying Paris and Rome can't do it. I'm just saying these games are very recent and will work in Toronto's favour. They're the city with the most recent experience. Toronto would be a safe choice (as would Paris), a city that will push forward Agenda 2020 in a region that is somewhat skeptical of the IOC's practices, capable of planning and constructing venues and other related projects on time and budget. Toronto is a world city and will ultimately move up to the next tier. They will definitely offer an urbanized waterfront games that would transform a large section of under utilized land (brownfields) in downtown Toronto and help propel this city to that next level. Can the city compete toe-to-toe with the declared big guns here? Yes! That doesn't mean I'm going to go all fanatic and claim Toronto is above and beyond the rest and will win this easily. Nor will I settle for comments stating there's no chance.
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  7. I'm very impressed by the progress being made so far. These large scale projects are extremely complex. I was a bit confused by all the different lines, brt, vlt, .... This map helped me with understanding the transport network in 2016.
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  8. Not quite the same The most shocking story about Beijing 2008 was the towns and villages which had their water supplies diverted to the Olympic Park. Sorry, no more water, we're hosting the Olympics.
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  9. Inevitable, & we probably have our winner. Still a Qatar voter though - part of the problem more than the solution perhaps?
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  10. Did Kenjiro Sano copy this? http://www.debie.com/display.php?ClientCatID=1&JobID=0150 https://www.facebook.com/StudioDebie/photos/a.306570046078725.70557.306563286079401/883470945055296/?type=1
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  11. Well, of course Germany is still the largest economy of Europe, but still checking the database of the IMF and UN, France is still the second/third European economy, the second pillar of the Eurozone and still one of the biggest global inversors And don't forget Japan had a long recession after the 90s. Crisis with a high public debt.
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  12. And who says we have decided for sure on 2028 even?
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  13. The expos are a consolation prize, the SOG are a game changer, everyone knows that. I couldnt name more than one expo host outside my own country without looking it up. I can think of every SOG host over the past 20+ years and images from those events, images burned into my memory as a child growing up.
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  14. Expos are nice to have, but does a city like Toronto need it to bring change to its city? Toronto is pretty well established and I think it's perfect the way it is, and any changes should happen gradually rather than drastically from an event like this. Still, I wouldn't mind if they got the right to host it I would definitely make the trip to go visit Toronto again just for this.
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  15. Apparently the concensus is Paris #1, Rome #2 for Olympic bids, with Hamburg at #3 most likely. North America doesn't stand a chance unfortunately. Or at least, not much of a chance.
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  16. Korean Tacos are so in right now, at least on the west coast. Kalbi Beef or Bulgogi beef make great fillings. Then your thread might be 2 years too soon. I'll check back in 2017.
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  17. About fruit, drink all kinds of juices in Rio. They are fabulous!
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  18. You need to go on top of the Corcovado! (I´m sure you will) Well when we stayed in Rio the train wasn´t in service for some reason and we get up to the top in one of those tiny busses (7 to 9 persons) What a hell of a ride that was! And make sure to go on top of Sugar Loaf Mountain too. Not so high as the Corcovado but a whole different view on the city. For food: Zona Sul is ok! Normal price supermarked like Rewe in germany. You can buy german beer too, but for very high prices, and it´s not worth it. Brazilian Beer is very good! You get everything you need there. You will find many things that you can buy in germany too. It´s not so different. Don´t forget to eat Feijoada on wednesdays or saturdays. Traditional style stew with pork,beef, rice, beans and farofa. And try fruits! Every fruit you see! Never thought that even bananas taste so much better than here.
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  19. Kimchi works... I think...
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  20. Long time ago (it's maybe still like that), the official flag used at the Opening Ceremony came in three copy and was kept in three differents safe locations in case of fire, robbery, damage, etc... Those three places were always the sames : at the Organizing Committee, at the Town Hall and at the Official Broadcaster. I had the chance few years ago to meet the guy in charge of the broadcasting for the 1976 Games in Montreal (one of the big boss at that time for CBC). He's the one who kept the flag after the Games When he heard about my passion for Olympic he decided to gave it to me. I had a lot of memorabilia at home, but this is without a doubt my precious one.
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  21. Eeeeh. That article doesn't quite paint it accurately. It's going to be more about NIMBY's than anything else. The USOC should change its vetting process in putting a referendum front and center, AT THE START. Then take it from there. Saves a lot of time and money.
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  22. Santa Teresa Tram is back to activities... About 1,7km of 10,5km were reopened to the population. The goal is to get more than half of the line reopened before the Olympic Games. The new tram looks like the old vintage one, but uses the technologies that are common in LRT trams. http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2015/07/bonde-de-santa-teresa-no-rio-entra-em-teste-apos-quatro-anos-parado.html The new tram:
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  23. Sorry, now with PyeongChang
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