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  1. Almost one year without vising this website and today after the WC I thought about the Olympics and remembered game bids... I come here just to read athensfans is still spouting the same BS he hid in the past. Pathetic. I still remember when he said WC stadiums would be empty because brazilians had no money to buy the tickets. Actually he was quoting a moronic lawyer from an obscure newspaper. Same crap. Now, the funny part is that this dude worried about how Brazil spends its' money is the same dude that have a sig and username praising the Athens game, the 2nd worse in modern history, trailing only Atlanta 96. But the irony is that Greece still suffering the economic consequences of those Games, because they were a small country that would not be viable hosters. Athens 2004 cost ~7% of Greece's annual GDP at the time. Rio 2016 wont even reach the 1% mark, lol. btw, back in 1999, years prior to the games, 18% of greeks households had not running water. Around 9% of all households (and 25% of low-income households) lacked direct access to a bath or shower (Eurostat, 1998). Talk about hipocrisy... PS: Millions of american have not access to running water right now. Anyways, this has nothing to do with the Olympics. It would be a valid discussion prior for the citizens pior to the bid campaign now that discussion doesn't have a place. Bringing things like this to a thread called "Rio-2016 news" just show either ignorance or downright trolling. Too bad gamesbids lacks moderation to keep this trolling controlled. Since there are no moderators this pathetic dude can still explicit his personal frustrations on this forum on daily basis.
  2. I know you gave the correct information. I was more curious about your intentions. "Is he a perfectionist or was he throwing jabs at the colorados?" That was my thought process at the time. Because only recently it was officially accepted that the Guaíba is not a River, just a big Lake, even scientists proved it was a lake since the 80's.
  3. Let's be fair, Mr. Danny. We should not say "the international press". As far as I know we only heard of one RETARDED "journalist" spouting this bullshit. Not even the idiotic journalists from the Queen's land would say such absurd thing. Anyways, I'll post more facts to help Mr. Athensfan change his stance. At first he chose to believe in an ignorant person instead of us, just because he wrote in a newspaper (like if it meant anything in today's world). WC 2010: After FIFA's 1st stage of ticket sells - 1.8M requests; 70% of the requests came from foreigners, 30% from locals. WC 2014: After FIFA's 1st stage of ticket sells, 6.2M requests ; 29% were foreigners, 71% from locals. Still, 50% more foreigners applied to get tickets to Brazil 2014 than in SA 2010. Remembering: Only 6.6M tickets are available. FIFA could've sold 90% of tickets in this 1st stage. But obviously they wont, they want to Make more money and give tickets to corporations and tourism agencies all over the world.
  4. I wouldn't be that sure about it, Mr. Pallette. But hopefully your positivism wont be proved wrong. Btw, is Mr. Bezzi a Gremista? Haha. Beira-Lago is what Gremistas call the beira-rio. That little tidbit of information sounded suspicious to me. Was that a jab towards the colorados, Mr. Bezzi? Oh, and Natal's stadium is looking really awesome.
  5. lol, LDOG I believe most argentinians choose to apply for cat3 tickets and those are the most disputed tickets. Just like Brazilians did. Richer countries should get a better success rate because the most pricey tickets have less demand. Also, FIFA warned that you gotta keep your CC limit available. We don't know how many argentinians won the lottery but the CC wasn't valid / had the limit expired. OTOH FIFA delayed the announcement because they were forced by a law to have an external auditory on the whole process. Didn't saw Mr. Bezzi's post.
  6. He's crack and cocaine user or a crack user? I know the Active Ingredient is the same, but snorting cocaine is not as bad as smoking Crack. So... If he's only addicted to cocaine I can see him turning things around but crack is too much. I don't know anyone that recovered from crack addiction. And I know a lot of cases. Unfortunately it's a huge problem in Brazil. Oh, I just google'd the news about him a bit before posting. Something sounds fishy. I doubt he was a crack addict. He seems normal or maybe it was a long time ago. Seriously. You cannot hide a Crack addiction. Simply impossible. Unless even fucking crack is better in Canada. If that's the case I'm moving to Canada ASAP.
  7. I agree with what Mr. Danny said. I enjoyed that episode very much. I didn't laugh, tho. But only because I don't find Simpsons as funny as it was in the past. Btw, the almighty Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, the people's joy, will be on a episode of Simpsons, a site revealed this some time ago.
  8. just checked the news: it was just some styrofoam panels in the underground area of the stadium that combusted. Luckily it was not a big deal. Uff!
  9. A fire interrupted the works at Cuiaba Stadium today. It was controlled by firemans but not sure how this will afect Cuiabá's preparation for the WC.
  10. Oh, let me clear that again, lol. I meant that there isn't a what we could call an "anti-blacks" law in Russia, so we can say Russia's society approves racism, directly or indirectly. Anyways, I'm tired of this thread already, I believe I did my job here as good as I could. So let me be sincere here: Aren't you guys focusing on the wrong target? It's fucking IOC, IT'S FUCKING FIFA YOU SHOULD BE CRITICIZING AND YES, ITS' SPONSORS AS WELL. IOC/FIFA needs to feel the heat so, in the future, they wont let this happen again. Right now it's too easy for them. You'll criticize Russia/Qatar, Russia/Qatar wont do **** and FIFA/IOC executives will say 'sorry' and that's it. Why can't you see this? NBC should show how could IOC harm its finest product letting an extremist country host it. Any journalist that have the change to ask questions to IOC executives should bring this up, but not to blame the countries for having their own legislations, it's stupid. |They need to blame IOC. You wont change Russia's society in a couple of years. They'll learn soon or later that once the country had stupid anti-gay laws. It happened in your country, it happens in my country. It's human nature, we evolve... Obviously that Gay activists should keep fighting/pressurring authorities to make changes happen faster (as fast as possible) but Russian's mentality wont change in a heartbeat because of international pressure. They sincerely feel they need to protect the "families" against the "perverted homos" so it takes a lot time to erase those thoughts. Actually, it's impossible to erase, I should say: it takes a lot of time to control those stupid thughts.
  11. Just to be clear to others ( I understood your point): I said that about racism. OTOH, I already said that, based on the limited knowledge I possess, Russia's "anti-gay" law proves their society is not as evolved as they could be. It's a stupid law, IMHO. I could be wrong, tho.
  12. Hey Scotties, what's up? Does anyone know where that thread about Scott's independence went? This forum really confuses me, I can't find it. I just realized one more thing that makes me love Scotland and I want to post there.
  13. Oh, so it still happens, eh? Sometimes it's even worse than what happened in Russia: it happens amongst colleagues. So should I say: "what a lovely country" too? Hypocrisy is hypocrisy, my friendo. We don't have the right to judge an entire nation because of the behavior of some individuals. *thx for the tip, tho. Much appreciated.
  14. Oh wait! are you saying this doesn't happen in the Britt wonderland? lol Gotta love hate the hypocrisy here. "Because of some individuals I should condemn an entire nation. AKA: I'll be doing to russians what racists there - and in my country too - do to black players." What does that makes me? You're no different then them. *than
  15. Lovely continent, no? This happens all the time in Europe. Football is infested with racists. Even players do this to fellow colleagues.
  16. Canadians or others? I immensely doubt the Americans top swimmers will participate in the pan ams. they never do. Athletics, then, it's even worse. Not even some Caribbean nations send their best athletes. Hopefully I'm wrong.
  17. Your argument, as I understood, is: USA vs. England drew good ratings not because of real football followers but because it was an game involving US and A. So you expanded by asking the ratings from Algéria vs. Slovenia to compare with the US and A game so you could prove your point. So firstly I let you know I doubt such game was broadcast in the US, therefore we can't know the real ratings, and secondly I tried to explain to you that even tho, most likely, a Slovenia match would have shitty ratings in the US it still wouldn't make your point valid because it would also have shitty ratings in every corner of Planet Earth. Even in Brazil, and we all know Brazilians love football. In conclusion: that isn't a good argument at all. Anyways, I believe you are underrating real Football growth in the US. IIRC it's the most practiced sport in schools in the US and with the growing concern over safety of the practitioners of other "violent" sports that are popular in the US, real football will only grow. Thx sawker mons. We love ya.
  18. Come on, Mr.Quaker. Don't act so condescend with me. I know NFL is huge in the US and A. They wouldn't lose much, I meant, because the niche group that loves 'soccer' usually don't like 'football'. I mean: girls, latinos, europeans descendants... Do you have numbers showing the overlap in the fanbases is bigger than I thought? FIFA would need to avoid having USA games on a Sunday, tho.
  19. It had better rantings the NBA too, but since you're canadian I thought you'd value Stanley Cup more so my point would be better understood. Now about Slovenia - Algeria. Did they broadcast that game to the US? That wouldn't have great ratings in no part of the globe outside of Slovenia/Slovakia (are they rivals? SImilar name, so I'll assume they were once connected but a trivial problem the brother countries separed and now they hate eachother with passion ) and Algeria. Such a game would be on premium cable in most part of the world.
  20. Some of you people forget that afterall it's just politiks. Based on this alone hosting not-that-much-desired events will grant respect from IOC executives and therefore some votes. SA should go after the commonwealth games, some not-so-popular sportive World Championships, etc. It all helps and also, if you do correctly, you'll have something to show to the executives during the bidding period. For some time rio wanted the Olympics but would bid for the fucking PanAms. What should American IOC members think? It's disrespectful. That's why I also think USOC should present a city to host the PanAm games just to help the event grow and get more sympathy from IOC members that was lost in the past decade. Then, go for the Olympics, even if its a different city. Now if you people still want to believe in technical reports, then...
  21. Hahaha. Ok! That sounded more Argentinian to me. We are good again.
  22. US$1mi? I don't think you can do much with 1mi.
  23. How many millions of people are you discounting? Do you realize that you're discounting an US population that would bigger than the majority of the countries in the World? How about the womans? They are more than 50% of the country, aren't they? Millions of girls love the real football in the US. Btw, the ENgland vs. USA game on the last World Cup drew much better rantings than the Stanley Cup finals average.
  24. Compared to WC? Yes. See the IOC executives crying because the WC would affect their event. You're are from Canada so your insult doesn't surprise me that much. And people say I'm too aggressive here. If I reported all the insults ignorant users threw at me, you'd be all banned. But I don't like to resort to undemocratic solutions. I'll respect your right to lack proper manners, Mr. Intoronto. Chicago was also much stronger than Rio, if you read the technical report you'd know. rolleyes emoticon.gif Technical reports means very little nowadays. WTF is Mayne-Nicholls? I meant the newspaper. The royal press still crying. They absolutely can. Now about the NFL: I don't think fox would lose much in the ratings. Anyways, if the contract says nothing about the date where the WC should take place (and I doubt FIFA would allow this) then they can only cry. What a stupid writer. Is he seriously comparing a fucking kids tournament to the greatest sportive event on the World? lol. U17 tournaments always have empty seats. It's an amateur tournament that only hardcore fans care, and most hardcore fans are only hardcore about their clubs, not NTs. So tickets are usually worth very little or just given for free. btw, I think I just met Captain Obvious: "The FIFA under-17 World Cup will include plenty of future stars – but they aren’t stars yet. Drop a tournament with a bunch of unrecognizable names into pretty much any land, and this is what you are likely to get, a tough sale." OH REALLY????? Oh really? OMG! What the **** is his point? If he knows a kids tournament is a tough sale, then why is he bringing this up as an argument against the Arab WC?
  25. Corinthians Arena West side Façade: So beautiful.
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