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  1. what r u talking about?

    How can you even compare the Beijing - Tibet siutation with Chicago - Al Sharpton? One is a country's sovereignty and people's freedom. The other is a candidate city vs. a ridiculous charlatan who is soon to be joined by Barrack Obama's equally inflammatory minister?

    Jeex, james, kindly use coherent English which makes sense, please.

    Defend what you want to defend, mister. Human rights violated remains human rights - be it national or a city.

  2. No country is free of bad human right record and China has be use as scapegoat to send a message to the developing world how powerand intelligent they can persuade, any nation willing to grown, to dance to their tune. On the other hand I believe Tibetans deserve the right to govern themselves if the so ask for it.

    But, is it neccessarily right to use the Olympic as a means in achieving this aim? Cos Chicago Olympic vs All Sharperton was unanimously disagreed with here on gamesbids.com.

  3. They have a strange atmosphere those forums, good for finding out about certain things but, despite the seemingly strict moderation, they have a fairly large contingent of trolls.

    The truth is that the so called trolls can not be outlawed as they too are part of any society. Their views go deep to understand the issue though most time they are out of the topics.

    I visit skyscrapercity regulrly but don't participate in posting comment.

  4. Maybe you tried to be funny, but it turned out as completely rude.

    Wie würde es dir denn gefallen, wenn ich dir gegenüber künftig auf Deutsch umschwenken würde? Oder bereitet dir das etwa auch Probleme?

    What? You didn't understand a word I wrote? Hmm, funny... So why do you reproach other members with their problems speaking, writing or understanding a foreign language, then?

    There are some things one simply shouldn't make fun of. You wouldn't like it either if you seriously tried to speak or write a foreign language and were derided for it.

    You don't have to be offended about that comment. Baron doesn't write good English either. So, why are you worrying yourself over English language? R u is a non-standard way of writing You are. Lol!

  5. The cauldron is lit late in the OC. Right.

    How about the closing ceremony? The flame will have to burn for 2 and a half hours until it's extinguished. Kinda toxic, huh? It will surely be the most awaited moment of Vancouver 2010 Closing Ceremony, specially for the people inside BC Place!!! It will be the largest barbecue since Seul '88.

    I doubt it.

    If you can explain better why you think it will be your so called largest barbecue since Seul '88 might be more apprecitaed by me.

  6. The Scottish Parliament is expected to approve new laws designed to help the organisers of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

    The measures will provide the authorities with extra powers for tackling ticket touts, street traders and unauthorised advertising.

    Glasgow City Council will also be given special powers to control traffic and to purchase land.

    The legislation is likely to be in place by the end of May.

    FULL STORY - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/glasgo...est/7266041.stm

    I commend Scottish parliatment for coming up with such intelligent ideas. I think this will go a long way to make Glasgow 2014 commwealth games be among the best if these are done as said.

  7. As you may be aware Moscow has already staged the first of the kind back in 1998 anyway. B)

    It was called World Youth Games under the IOC patronage, not exactly the YOG.

    But in essense the Games was equivalent to and even bigger than what will now happen in Singapore.

    There was no media hype and associated commercial benefit then - Moscow did it purely to promote youth sports.

    Many of the several thousand participants grew up to become Sydney and Athens champions.

    Over 40 IOC members attended the event and praised it (coincedently Moscow got 44 votes this time).

    Mind you, nobody is blamin' Moscow for not winnin' YOGs. Moscow is a great city but the way it went about the YOGs was too professionally high. Don't gorget where there is a winner there is a loser.

    I don't think Moscow was robbed off the games cos Moscow was the influencial one in the bid.

  8. I'm not against Africa, but like other user said previously, why we should keeping helping a continent which has not helped itself? Just look all the civil wars and goverments which have lasted for more than 20 years, which are disguised dictatorships (Zimbabwe, Angola, Egypt...), as well for the rage they have between themselves, fighting like wild dogs (specially with the ethnicities. Any help we could give them, it would be destroyed by their own foolishness over and over again.

    You have hit the nail on the head.This is what Spielberg smells is cooking is that China is fueling the war through arms sales to Sudan. The Arms are getting into the hands of those oppressing others -- I hope that clears you up on why should we help a continent that has not helped itself from this context on Sudan.

    Actually, many countries in Africa are trying their best to get up but you seem to forget how the world really think and deal with Africa progress. And, the face of Chinese in Africa is almost proving something can be done to help Africa to help itself. That shouldn't be the way to start of which maybe Spielberg has over-reacted here. From many people this migh look like stinking-thinking but it's also the most avalaible chance for him which must be utilized quickly as it last to acheive some important aim.

  9. It's been shameful to see all these artists would like to make a world a better place by joining the game of politics. That's not neccessary and rationally to say, it would go to no end. Instead, it is just making the international atmosphere worse than ever or to be fair to say it's already back to the COLD WAR, making the distrust between each other more complicated.

    I amsume at the end, the winners are still those politicians who would just like to win the games during the New Cold War era. especially America and China or Russia. For those socalled superpowers, their people and their nations are always at the first positions. You cannot say that's wrong. At the end of world, that's just the universal principle for any humankind to survive. Just look at those conflicts around the world, who are those really behind the terrible trades, still those superpowers. Nobody's hands are clean.

    I suggest those artists like Steven Spielberg, if you guys really would like to save the world, either adopt a child, a family, found a foundation, a charity. Be realistic, be quite about it. Be clever about your choices. learn more about this world rather than staying under the spotlights with your huge ego all the time. Crying out like a messiah, because no one would really give a Fcuk. Especially those powers who already enjoying the oil, the money, the sex, the nasty pleasure as much as they wanted.

    You are wonderfully blessed. And that's the reason why some part of the world would not see the light -- the superpower political play.

  10. What does that mean?

    James, you have to learn to read, listen and think.

    I never said Singapore was not capable of or that its infrastructure was outdated.

    What I said is based on facts (read Singapore and Moscow bid books as well as the various IOC reports): at the moment, Moscow has more infrastructure related to its YOG concepts than Singapore (not by much, I gladly admit) as well as more experience. And BTW, should you actually read an actual document, you would see that Moscow, besides its Olympic Stadium for the Ceremonies, is not really going to use "mega structure" and that its plan is in line with what the IOC has in mind for the YOG concept.

    Again, based on the last IOC report, it seems that Singapore is indeed more than capable of hosting, in which case I would like for them to host. But a Moscow victory wouldn't be a scandal..

    "And, we have seen enough of Russia hosting this or that."

    Hmm I wonder how many events you have seen hosted by Russia....

    Am so glad it has really boiled down to the truth of the matter. To respont to your first line of comments, it means the kids are to young to run that if mega idea is put into place as you are concentrating on it. For you information it was for instance.

    I didn't say either that you said Singapore infrastructure was outdated. I was just bringing into place of how Singapore bid is not inferior to Moscow.

    The fact also never said Singapore was not going to win. Thank you for saying that the IOC said that Singapore was more than capable and that coupled with Moscow bragging would mean something meaningful for the YOGs.

    If we haven't see enough of Russia then, I can refer you back to your one time post:

    Wrestling World Champs in 1995 and 2002,

    - Equestrian World Cup events from 1995 to 2004

    - Cycling-Track European Champs in 1996,

    - Modern Pentathlon European Champs in 1997,

    - Wrestling European Champs in 2000,

    - Swimming World Champs in short pool in 2002,

    - Fencing European Champs in 2002,

    - Modern Pentathlon World Champs in 2005

    And, you shouldn't be angry over that.

    If the real concept behind the Yogs is a global movement to educate youth beyond borders and one country is pre-occupied with another thing so, why not let the one which is less busy and can do well host the games for God sake! You see, influence in this present world makes me sick cos it's a clique thing. If you don't belong you're gonna lose. That been said, I don't think somebody is even going to think of Moscow winning is a scandal but to me an idea to impress.

  11. You don't get it.

    The main question is: which city, within the less than two and a half years left to the inaugural YOG, has the greatest capability of staging the Games? All other considerations ("It's Asia's turn", "I don't like Moscow"...) are secondary.

    Clearly, Moscow is one step ahead of Singapore at the present time (all the venues more or less ready including YOV, loads of experience to build on).

    This being said, it's clear that from the last IOC Evalution Report, that Singapore does not present significant risk and would be a great host as well. In which case I do think that Singapore hosting the inaugural YOG would be a greater symbol than Moscow (but there is little question in my mind that Russia would have zero problem hosting both the YOG and the 2014 Olympics: the YOG budget represents a tiny portion of the 2014 budget, the Russian federation could support it).

    If I should agree with you on that one that means Russia is fighting to host two games consecutively when another nation can do well in the bid race. Would that be fair games? I still think there are things the Russians have to grapple with, like Seeing YOGs as equivalent to the main Olympic, trying to put to idea the use of mega infrastruture for something so small in comparison --- I even wonder if some of those kids would run a 400m field without compelled to, etc.

    Sorry to say, I haven't read where it was written in this forum that it's Asia turn. Besides, Singapore is highly capable of hosting the games, though, being a small country in term of size, which is totally contraditory of the point. I for one see this as an opportunity for Singapore to prove what it's capable of doing in organising games and of which they can do with more than enthusiasm.

    All been well said about the Russians' experiences and infrastruture. I don think Singapore infrastruture is outright outdated either. Let's be realistic about this. If children are the focus on these games, much priority should be given to those areas of sports with carefulness reaching for those things which would build them up and upon to be on by them. Mega infrastructure is not one of them, on this context, is for impressionable idea of which is totally absurd while comparing Singapore to Moscow. Gigantic structural buildings are taking place in Moscow but, these are far from the usefulness of sports to the ordinary youths. Sports as forms of development yet Singapore would be a new frontier.

    If YOGs actually represent a small portion of the budget, then Singapore being a small country in term of land mass with one of the word class infrastructure is more placed to host the youth Olympic while Moscow for the big Olympic events. And, we have seen enough of Russia hosting this or that.

    All these being relevance to sport without border, the aforesaid are actually a yard stick on how youth sports developement require different cultural and racial background to grow. Wheeling on from nation to nation bringing together people of different background. I believe we have to see beyond mega infrastruture in this YOGs.

    Thank you.

  12. Even the blind man can see it that that YOGs is better off as a consideration for Singapore than Moscow by this time. The timing is really in favour of the Asian country if we have to consider hosting of Games -- as Russia would be fighting to host two Olympics Games consecutively, dragging Sochi on one hand and the YOGs on the other. To me this is not wit but display of prowess rather non needed thing in sports. We shouldn't see this as a contest of superiority between both countries and, I hope Moscow knows what that means.

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