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  1. I am not against the Chinese people, but they are going to get the same treatment from Beijing 2008, if it wins 2022. In other words, rob the poor and vulnerable to feed the corrupt CCP rich and officials. 2008 was a vanity project just for a select few of CCP cronies. Like I said before, I would not be surprised that some Chinese that were volunteers for Beijing 2008 was either in "house arrest", silenced, or even worse. Never mind that a few venues for Beijing 2008 is now abandoned and left to rot. And, to top everything about Beijing 2008, to have the world see that "Hitler salute" by brainwashed children during the Chinese national anthem sequence reminds me too much of Berlin 1936. Since I am currently living in Calgary, I would love to have the city host the Winter Olympics again. Like the decision to give the 2020 Summer Olympics to Tokyo, Calgary for 2026 could potentially be a stable choice for the IOC and to counteract any possible negative outlooks from 2022. However, the one issue I have about a possible Calgary bid will be the Olympic village for the athletes. Otherwise, with a few upgrades on some venues, the idea would work. Well, I wouldn't be surprised, if Salt Lake City would try to come up with a bid, too.
  2. Well, this situation could result of the USA hosting both 2024 Summer and 2026 Winter, like the way that the 1980 Winter and 1984 Summer bids were made. Besides, it is American greenbacks that the IOC wants badly, to save their skins. In other words, like 1980 Winter and 1984 Summer, the IOC needs a "bailout" again from American taxpayers. I think the majority of Americans are not going to like that at all.
  3. I think that Almaty has got these Winter Olympics in the bag now. I do not like the idea of Beijing hosting another Games, due to that the 2008 one was just a "prize" for the Chinese Communist Party. How many white elephants are there, from those 2008 Games? The Olympic Games are not the BIE's World's Fair. According to BIE rules, once a World's Fair is done, the area must not leave any trace of what transpired there. In other words, almost everything that was built for the Fair must be destroyed. That, to me, is a big waste of time, energy, space, and money for any city. The IOC better not follow the BIE's ways.
  4. Well, the door to host the 2024 edition is now wide open. A North American city could be a favorable next destination for it, while there will always have an European nation wanting it, too.
  5. With this news, Japan is now in third place, by itself, in terms of how many Olympic Games it has hosted in the past, with four in total. Only France and the USA hosted more Olympic Games than Japan, with five and eight of them respectively.
  6. Congratulations to Tokyo and Japan. I guess that the IOC wanted to have a "safe" location to host an Olympic Games, against the backdrop of all those Olympic Games being hosted for first-timers.
  7. What are warning points? I have only just saw that now in my profile.
  8. The Chinese may have this achievement, but I bet there are some misgivings about the whole idea. See how these "American Chinese spies" (aka New Tang Dynasty) uncovered the other side of this story:
  9. Meanwhile, China opens the world's longest high-speed train line between Beijing and Guangzhou. Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20842836
  10. And Dubai wants to host an Olympic Games in its future? Didn't it withdrew from the 2014 Asian Games, too?
  11. I wonder, if these three new episode movies would be based on the Timothy Zahn novels: Heir to the Empire, Dark Force Rising, and The Last Command?
  12. I have to agree. A massive 22-year run of Olympic Winter Games successes is a major accomplishment for Canada so far. It could get interesting, if Canada can outperform the 14-gold medal run at Vancouver 2010 with another world-breaking record of gold medals to be won at Sochi 2014.
  13. Well, if this is the case, then Germany is definitely overdue to having an Olympic Games. Remember, the IOC does have a long memory.
  14. By the way, does anyone know what is going on at the Wikipedia entry about Sochi 2014? Someone keeps on claiming (without concrete evidence) that the motto of those upcoming Games has changed. However, the "new motto" seems more like a satire of a James Bond movie (and a bit of a subtle threat) than an actual motto. Yet, this person continues to change it to its "present" form, not the "Gateway to the Future" motto.
  15. If London can do 2012, then why not New York City? Besides, when Baron de Coubertin was alive, he wanted NYC to host an Olympic Games. If the USOC says yes to 2024 and nominates it and Toronto does the same in Canada, what a contest that would be for me to witness.
  16. Just remembered a piece of news, regarding and off-topic remark by a certain ophthalmologist from UBC from either CBC or CTV, during London 2012. VANOC and the COC sure knows him well because he was "public enemy #1." Yep, still calls Vancouver 2010 "the biggest mistake Canada has taken so far." 2 years after it is all over and he is still shooting his mouth about he is "anti-Olympic" and so forth. Anyway, rumors has it that he may join forces with BnC, and other like groups, to protest at Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 Women's World Cup venues. Just rumors, nothing more. Like, doesn't he have thesis papers and course teachings in UBC's faculty of medicine's ophthalmology department to worry about MORE than protesting at these events? I wonder how the UBC views this guy now.
  17. Final medal results at the men's marathon: - GOLD: Stephen Kiprotich (Uganda) - SILVER: Abel Kirui (Kenya) - BRONZE: Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich (Kenya) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-marathon/index.html?v=20120813-003558877
  18. The last event of track and field, as per Olympic tradition, is the men's marathon on August 12. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=12-august/all-day.html
  19. Final medal results for the following events on August 11. Men's 50km Race Walk: - GOLD: Sergey Kirdyapkin (Russia) (Olympic Record) - SILVER: Jared Tallent (Australia) (Personal Best) - BRONZE: SI Tianfeng (China) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-50km-walk/phase=atm095100/index.html Women's 20km Race Walk: - GOLD: Elena Lashmanova (Russia) (World Record) - SILVER: Olga Kaniskina (Russia) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: QIEYANG Shenjie (China) (Area Record) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-20km-walk/phase=atw092100/index.html Women's High Jump: - GOLD: Anna Chicherova (Russia) - SILVER: Brigetta Barrett (United States) (Personal Best) - BRONZE: Svetlana Shkolina (Russia) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-high-jump/phase=atw071100/index.html Men's Javelin Throw: - GOLD: Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago) (National Record) - SILVER: Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine) - BRONZE: Antti Ruuskanen (Finland) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-javelin-throw/phase=atm053100/index.html Men's 5,000m: - GOLD: Mohamed Farah (GREAT BRITAIN) - SILVER: Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia) - BRONZE: Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-5000m/phase=atm050100/index.html Women's 800m: - GOLD: Mariya Savinova (Russia) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Caster Semenya (South Africa) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Ekaterina Poistogova (Russia) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-800m/phase=atw008100/index.html Women's 4 x 400m Relay: - GOLD: United States (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Russia (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Jamaica (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-4x400m-relay/phase=atw404100/index.html Men's 4 x 100m Relay: - GOLD: Jamaica (World Record) - SILVER: United States (National Record) - BRONZE: Trinidad and Tobago Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-4x100m-relay/phase=atm401100/index.html
  20. August 11 is Olympic final day for the rest of the track and field events, save one for the final day tomorrow. They are: - Men's 50km Race Walk; - Women's 20km Race Walk; - Women's High Jump; - Men's Javelin Throw; - Men's 5,000m; - Women's 800m; - Women's 4 x 400m Relay; and, - Men's 4 x 100m Relay. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=11-august/all-day.html
  21. Final medal results for the following events on August 10. Men's Pole Vault: - GOLD: Renaud Lavillenie (France) (Olympic Record) - SILVER: Bjorn Otto (Germany) - BRONZE: Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-pole-vault/phase=atm072100/index.html Women's Hammer Throw: - GOLD: Tatyana Lysenko (Russia) - SILVER: Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland) - BRONZE: Betty Heidler (Germany) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-hammer-throw/phase=atw054100/index.html Women's 5,000m: - GOLD: Merseret Defar (Ethiopia) - SILVER: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya) - BRONZE: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-5000m/phase=atw050100/index.html Women's 4 x 100m Relay: - GOLD: United States (World Record) - SILVER: Jamaica (National Record) - BRONZE: Ukraine (National Record) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-4x100m-relay/phase=atw401100/index.html Women's 1,500m: - GOLD: Asli Cakir Alptekin (Turkey) - SILVER: Gamze Bulut (Turkey) - BRONZE: Maryam Yusuf Jamal (Bahrain) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-1500m/phase=atw015100/index.html Men's 4 x 400m Relay: - GOLD: Bahamas (National Record) - SILVER: United States (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Trinidad and Tobago (National Record) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-4x400m-relay/phase=atm404100/index.html
  22. August 10 sees that Olympic medals are handed out in the following events: - Men's Pole Vault; - Women's Hammer Throw; - Women's 5,000m; - Women's 4 X 100m Relay; - Women's 1,500m; and, - Men's 4 X 400m Relay. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=10-august/all-day.html
  23. Final medal results for the following events on August 9. Men's Decathlon: - GOLD: Ashton Eaton (United States) - SILVER: Trey Hardee (United States) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Leonel Suarez (Cuba) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-decathlon/phase=atm900j00/index.html Men's Triple Jump: - GOLD: Christian Taylor (United States) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Will Claye (United States) - BRONZE: Fabrizio Donato (Italy) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-triple-jump/phase=atm062100/index.html Men's 800m: - GOLD: David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) (World Record) - SILVER: Nijel Amos (Botswana) (National Record) - BRONZE: Timothy Kitum (Kenya) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-800m/phase=atm008100/index.html Men's 200m: - GOLD: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Yohan Blake (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Warren Weir (Jamaica) (Personal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-200m/index.html?v=20120810-013814419 Note: A clean sweep! Women's Javelin Throw: - GOLD: Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic) (Seasonal Best) - SILVER: Christina Obergfoll (Germany) - BRONZE: Linda Stahl (Germany) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-javelin-throw/phase=atw053100/index.html
  24. August 9 sees that Olympic medals are handed out in the following events: - Men's Decathlon; - Men's Triple Jump; - Men's 800m; - Men's 200m; and, - Women's Javelin Throw. Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=9-august/all-day.html
  25. Final medal results for the following events on August 8. Men's 110m Hurdles: - GOLD: Aries Merritt (United States) (Personal Best) - SILVER: Jason Richardson (United States) - BRONZE: Hansle Parchment (Jamaica) (National Record) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-110m-hurdles/phase=atm012100/index.html Women's Long Jump: - GOLD: Brittney Reese (United States) - SILVER: Elena Sokolova (Russia) (Personal Best) - BRONZE: Janay Deloach (United States) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-long-jump/phase=atw061100/index.html Women's 400m Hurdles: - GOLD: Natalya Antyukh (Russia) (Personal Best) - SILVER: Lashinda Demus (United States) (Seasonal Best) - BRONZE: Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) (Seasonal Best) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-400m-hurdles/phase=atw044100/index.html Women's 200m: - GOLD: Allyson Felix (United States) - SILVER: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) (Personal Best) - BRONZE: Carmelita Jeter (United States) Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-200m/phase=atw002100/index.html
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