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  1. Geesh, couldn't they just have put up a PDF? What a chore.
  2. amorincognito

    Boston 2024 Olympic Games Backers Want State-Wide Referendum

    The Boston bid just needs to be clear in its arguments where the whole state stands to benefit, it's not just about where they put the competitions. Massachusetts is a small size state, it's not like you're trying to convince California to fund Los Angeles, the effects from Boston would seem to easily reach even into neighboring states. It's counterproductive to spread out venues to win local support when that spread out concept is likely to become a liability in the quest to ultimately win them. Agenda 2020 or not, you're not the only bidder.
  3. amorincognito

    2022 Bid Books?

    ^ Great! Thanks for the translation.
  4. amorincognito

    2022 Bid Books?

    If I'm not mistaken, Mandarin is the government standard, and Beijing 2008 did have their bid books in Chinese as well as in English and French. You can try sticking the page through Google Translate....?
  5. amorincognito

    2022 Bid Books?

    Almaty is up on their home page. http://almaty-2022.org
  6. BOSTON! Follow US Olympic TeamVerified account‏@USOlympic BREAKING: The USOC selects #Boston2024 as U.S. bid to host the 2024 Olympic & Paralympic Games http://bit.ly/Boston2024 Boston 2024 Reply Retweet Favorite More RETWEETS352 FAVORITES85 3:29 PM - 8 Jan 2015
  7. Pack for Boston, LA, SF and DC. Yeah, I'd definitely have to check a bag. And, it would be really funny if they actually did print it on a giant boarding pass. It would look like Publisher's Clearing House with the giant check.
  8. amorincognito

    Self improvement

    Academic writing also means respecting the context and knowing your audience. Including all of the above, and probably below, I would ask that you respect the context of Olympic bids by assuming that we all know in which country a bidding city is located, and to know your audience of fellow forum members who (mostly) like to have discussions that remain fairly concrete and evidence based - much like academic writing in general. I do sincerely hope that you can improve, because as I read these forums, your ideas and your manner of treating people leave much to be desired. That being said, you aren't the only one, so it will take some fortitude on your part not to get sucked into arguments with those other members and stoop to that level again.
  9. amorincognito

    Almaty 2022

    Well that's disappointing; I was having so much fun watching GCL and Tony argue. Wait, let me pull out the finger quotes: "argue".
  10. amorincognito

    Norway Learns From PyeongChang 2018

    Is there some way that your articles could stop referring to "Oslo Norway" "Almaty Kazakhstan" and "Beijing China"? We all know where they are.... well maybe except for one.
  11. amorincognito

    Dubai Considers Bidding For Olympics Within Eight Years

    Her voice, it's like buttah.... melting really fast in desert heat....
  12. amorincognito

    Berlin To Unveil 2024 Games Bid

    Well, at least it looks like they may have the referendum before the German city is chosen, instead of having the chosen city drop out because of a failed vote.
  13. amorincognito

    Bach Sees Nanjing 2014 As Test For Future Olympic Bid Models

    Does Bach realize or even care that it's not the "OCOG budget" that is the object of criticism? This isn't even the right direction for thought, much less for action. Someone whack him over the head (repeatedly) with the German/Austrian/Swiss/Swedish report, please! Maybe some of the ideas will make it in.
  14. Great stuff. Just wonderful. Bach et. al. would be stupid not to consider this advice and take up the offer of further discussion.
  15. amorincognito

    GamesBids Forums Birthdays and Anniversaries

    You may not be able to see the previous threads.... based on past observations, usually the thread is a singular thread for the person, so people who interact with that person can reply with their greetings based on the name of the thread (for example "Happy Birthday Sam"). One should not have to open the thread to figure out who is the subject, which is why a general thread would seem to me not to be a particularly welcome idea. Just a thought.