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Everything posted by zekekelso

  1. The overall effect of the games is *unquestionably* bad, because of bad stuff that isn't the fault of the Olympics? I stand by "no".
  2. Since I can't fully trust American media on things like F1, any comments on this article: http://blackflag.jalopnik.com/formula-1s-new-owners-finally-call-out-one-the-worlds-s-1793356240 TL;DR: New owners aren't going to sell their souls to dictators anymore.
  3. As am American, I don't really understand the Eurovision contest. So I listened to a bunch of the songs. Is the point to try and sound like generic crap? Or have I just become a cranky old man who doesn't understand kids today and their music.
  4. Cities that will never host an Olympic games: - Erzurum, Turkey.
  5. What are the costs and benefits of joining the commonwealth? Do we get t-shirts or anything if we join?
  6. Pretty much rules out an Olympics Games in RSA for a long time
  7. I read this as "Australia can only host if it includes lots of cities, which coincidentally, includes us"
  8. Considering that even his closest aides and family members have no idea what our fearless leaders is going to do, I'm not sure how he can promise Trump will waive the ban for anybody.
  9. You keep using words. I do not think they mean what you think they mean.
  10. Morocco has roughly the same population as Canada, and significantly more large football stadiums. I'll believe they will solo host before I believe Canada will.
  11. Jesus it's bad enough that you continually feed the troll in the LA thread, do you have to spread his crap here? If you've got something to say about Paris, let's hear it.
  12. I'm guessing there is an old thread on this somewhere, but I couldn't find it. Realistically, what's the earliest Melbourne could host? What summer events need warmer temperatures? Can we ship 1-2 (beach volleyball?) to someplace warm?
  13. This is very helpful. Thank you, thank you, thank you. Of course, there are still many questions to be answered... hopefully we'll get much more info as time goes by.
  14. He should have taken that left turn in Albuguergue
  15. I don't understand all the numbers, but I did get me some of them Havaianas, which were awesome and cheap souvenirs.
  16. VCR's hit mainstream in the late 70's. Fortunately they were common enough by late '78 that the Star Wars Christmas Special was recorded and saved by a few people
  17. I think the average LA 2024 supporter will understand if they lose to Paris on Paris' fifth try - there won't be a great insult or anything. Especially when LA believes it can host the Olympics for free, why wouldn't they be back for 2028?
  18. In other words, they ain't picking 2024 and 2028 at the same time
  19. If Paris wins, I'm not sure Europe is out for 2024. If the IOC can do back to back to back east Asia, it can do two in Europe, especially if it goes to East Europe. >> Yes, and now Budapest is gone I don't think it'd be bad form to do this. If Paris wins, we might see Toronto go for 2028 (if they can get their act together) but Asia and Europe are effectively out
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