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  1. So there was a tie between Madrid and Istanbul, where eventually Istanbul won 49 to 45 votes. Will there be enough votes to swing votes away from Tokyo to Istanbul?? I really hope so....
  2. So I think we agree then no FYI ;-)? You also think it'll be Istanbul?
  3. I am from The Netherlands. I am a tolerant person who advocates for tolerant games in a city that is not prone to instability. Having said that, Istanbul would perhaps not be a good choice. But my gut feeling says that Istanbul will win. Why? Realistically all three candidate cities can organize the games at this stage. But during the very final voting procedure, emotions will be very decisive for the final outcome. And I do think Istanbul has the best chance to win it then. Why? --> First Olympics in a predominantly muslim country = more sympathy from IOC --> First Olympics on the border of two continents: Europe and Asia = bridging feeling --> First Olympics in Turkey ever = sympathy and willingness to let 'them' have it --> Istanbul tried it three times in a row (!!) = trying to get the Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Tokyo I think will be 2nd. They perhaps have the best total package = most compact games, nicest amount of investment money. But my question then will be: Why do you wanna organize again after the 1964 Olympics and 1998 Winter Olympics? And....does your prosperous nation really need it? Madrid will be 3rd. So many disadvantages. Public opinion on the whole is very low, especially in Catalunya and Basque Country. Unemployment in Spain will most likely be 20% or higher in the upcoming 6 years. Prime Minister Rajoy and his Partido Popular have been accused so many times of fraud. And there is Barcelona 1992. So be prepared for Istanbul 2020. Several months after angry demonstrations took the public opinion hostage, now we will see lots of cheerful hands on the streets :-).
  4. I am from The Netherlands. I am a tolerant person who advocates for tolerant games in a city that is not prone to instability. Having said that, Istanbul would perhaps not be a good choice. But my gut feeling says that Istanbul will win. Why? Realistically all three candidate cities can organize the games at this stage. But during the very final voting procedure, emotions will be very decisive for the final outcome. And I do think Istanbul has the best chance to win it then. Why? --> First Olympics in a predominantly muslim country = more sympathy from IOC --> First Olympics on the border of two continents: Europe and Asia = bridging feeling --> First Olympics in Turkey ever = sympathy and willingness to let 'them' have it --> Istanbul tried it three times in a row (!!) = trying to get the Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Tokyo I think will be 2nd. They perhaps have the best total package = most compact games, nicest amount of investment money. But my question then will be: Why do you wanna organize again after the 1964 Olympics and 1998 Winter Olympics? And....does your prosperous nation really need it? Madrid will be 3rd. So many disadvantages. Public opinion on the whole is very low, especially in Catalunya and Basque Country. Unemployment in Spain will most likely be 20% or higher in the upcoming 6 years. Prime Minister Rajoy and his Partido Popular have been accused so many times of fraud. And there is Barcelona 1992.
  5. I am from The Netherlands. I am a tolerant person who advocates for tolerant games in a city that is not prone to instability. Having said that, Istanbul would perhaps not be a good choice. But my gut feeling says that Istanbul will win. Why? Realistically all three candidate cities can organize the games at this stage. But during the very final voting procedure, emotions will be very decisive for the final outcome. And I do think Istanbul has the best chance to win it then. Why? --> First Olympics in a predominantly muslim country = more sympathy from IOC --> First Olympics on the border of two continents: Europe and Asia = bridging feeling --> First Olympics in Turkey ever = sympathy and willingness to let 'them' have it --> Istanbul tried it three times in a row (!!) = trying to get the Games in 2004, 2008 and 2012 Tokyo I think will be 2nd. They perhaps have the best total package = most compact games, nicest amount of investment money. But my question then will be: Why do you wanna organize again after the 1964 Olympics and 1998 Winter Olympics? And....does your prosperous nation really need it? Madrid will be 3rd. So many disadvantages. Public opinion on the whole is very low, especially in Catalunya and Basque Country. Unemployment in Spain will most likely be 20% or higher in the upcoming 6 years. Prime Minister Rajoy and his Partido Popular have been accused so many times of fraud. And there is Barcelona 1992.
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