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Frenchy

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  1. Happy birthday! http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-33404776 http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2015/jul/05/olympic-legacy-failure-sporting-numbers-plummet http://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2015/jul/05/olympic-legacy-failure-london-2012-message-millstone http://www1.skysports.com/more-sports/olympics/news/14935/9904679/dame-tessa-jowell-government-has-wasted-olympics-legacy-opportunity http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3150711/Wicked-negligent-politicians-failed-use-London-2012-legacy-inspire-generation-children-sport-says-ex-Olympics-minister-Tessa-Jowell.html
  2. I seem to remember Mike Lee was also instrumental in getting the 2022 WC awarded to Qatar after having been overlooked by the British 2018 team...... http://www.theguardian.com/football/2010/dec/02/mike-lee-qatar-world-cup-bid http://www.espnfc.com/story/848615/where-england-failed-and-why-qatar-won
  3. Considering how we were treated last time, ie: playing by the rules and getting shafted for doing so, we can now afford to be smug...... The IOC is on the back foot. They can either commit suicide or......award 2024 to Paris!!
  4. We are smart enough to not make any hints on that very touchy subject. Nevertheless scaring off any future bidder will be the elephant in the room....... They know it. We know it. And we know that they know that we know it........
  5. Like making sure they don't scare off any future potential 'A lister' by turning down Paris a fourth time......
  6. It's probably a case of "keep your friends close and your enemies closer"! And he won't be playing on someone else's team......
  7. He'll need all that time to do the shredding!! I agree with Michelle, Noël Le Graët is an absolute buffoon who needs to be kicked out of the FFF now!! As to who will succeed Splatter, Platini may not be perfect but in the cesspit that is FIFA he is one of the rosier smelling ones........
  8. Problem is, he's a great footballer but a useless speaker!
  9. .....with a tendency to confuse his personnal finances with those of LOCOG! http://uk.reuters.com/article/2007/12/04/uk-britain-olympics-idUKL043165120071204 http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2007/sep/10/Olympics2012.politics http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/c4-defends-dispatches-from-attack-by-coe/121672.article as revealed by Channel Four's 'Dispatches' investigation.
  10. When was the US of A's last Olympics? When was Paris' ? Nuff said..........
  11. This is very obviously a consequence of the actions of former bidding teams - such as London 2012. Methinks the IOC has learnt its lesson....................
  12. Hope you'll be on the shore to wave the arrival of the Hermione, Baron!
  13. Paris mayor, Anne Hidalgo, stated that the Parisians would be "consulted". What form that consultation would take wasn't specified. It seems, nevertheless, that a full on referendum isn't on the cards...... Seconded....
  14. The poll was published in a Sunday newspaper: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CB0BzfgWEAENTiV.jpg:large Anne Hidalgo has also hinted that there might be a referendum in 2016. Her exact words were that "the Parisians will be consulted in 2016" (video in French): http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2lr8q3_anne-hidalgo-le-village-olympique-doit-etre-situe-en-seine-saint-denis_news Lastly and unsurprisingly! https://twitter.com/trolympic/status/584799222895095808 PS: ignore previous post.....
  15. Sublished in a Sunday newspaper:
  16. The PSG 10 were absolutely heroic against the Chelsea 12 (no need to ask who's side the ref was on....). A match that'll go down in history. Well done Laurent....
  17. I can't say that I completely disagree with that statement!!
  18. The Paris Hotel de Ville where the 2024 announcement was made is a 19th century building. The Louis Vuitton foundation is a 21st century one. Both bids (2024 & 2025) showcase what we did best yesterday and what we do best today and tomorrow!
  19. We're obviously not reading the same articles Tulsa. This one claims the contrary and says that there is nothing to stop France from organising both the 2024 SOG and the 2025 UE: http://www.lexpress.fr/actualite/sport/jo-2024-et-expo-2025-deux-projets-qui-ne-se-marchent-pas-sur-les-pieds_1658406.html (in French) The article goes on to remind the reader that Spain held both the 1992 SOG in Barcelona and the UE in Seville the same year. That the rugby WC will be held in Japan in 2019 and the SOG in 2020 and that both the 2016 WC and 2018 SOG have/will take(n) place in Brazil. As for the suggestion that Paris should sit 2024 out and wait for 2028, it's only a minority that are voicing that proposition. Funnily most of them are from the 2025 UE bidding team!!
  20. Well he would say that, wouldn't he! He there's one thing he's terrified of and which probably gives him nightmares, it's Paris 2024 doing a 'Rome 2020'.......
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