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  1. Does anybody cries when the cauldron was extinguished? 'Cause I did and I don't have any problems recognizing it. I think it was one of the most memorable moments of the ceremony. Perfect song, perfect singer, the rain. Just beautiful
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  2. Comparing Madrid's losses to Paris' is apples & oranges. Their projects may have been 'low risk', but they had so many other issues that made them high risk, especially by the time of their 2020 bid (i.e. bad economy, Operation Puerto doping scandal, not to mention the usual geopolitical issues that most bids face against them, etc). 2016 was just dumb for them to bid after London was just awarded 2012 (not to mention the Barcelona 1992 factor was still at play not in their favor). And 2012 (Barcelona factor here as well)? With global icons London & Paris in the picture (not to m
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  3. You need to commit to a city. You cannot expect to put up a city for the first time and expect to win. I would say LA or Chicago, with the former being my pick.
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  4. Exactly. It's way too early to pass judgment on Rio as to whether or not these Olympics were a success. Think about Athens just a week after their Olympics were over. Now think about it a year or a decade later and decide whether or not it was successful.
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  5. How was Canada a disappointment? Canadians won 1 gold in London. 4 in Rio. 18 medals in London, 22 in Rio. Things happened that haven't happened in over two decades like gold medals in swimming and athletics. First Canadian to defend an Olympic title. First time in 70+ years Canada won multiple team sport medals. Canada's goal was top 12 for total medals. They finished 10th. Beating Cuba and Korea for the first time in forever. These Games are considered hugely successful here.
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  6. I call upon the youth of the World. ....... One of the saddest sayings in the world.
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  7. Good on you Brazil. A nice high to end he Games on, and a respectable final gold tally to feel good about. Bravo.
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