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  1. Well the Mall would be one huge place. It would essentially be a two mile long party zone between the Washington Monument and the Capitol. Then there's the the Ellipse in front of the South Lawn of the White House. These don't close and I sure there are dozens of parks and open greens that can be used for party sites. I'm sure there would be sites around George Washington, Howard, and American Universities as well and some of the more relevant museums would probably stay open a bit later. There are clubs and bars and restaurants that would be open. And while Annapolis and Baltimore are farther afield and would have there own sites, Alexandria and Arlington are really not that far, just across the river and easily accessible by foot, car, bus or Metro.
  2. I wouldn't call it a civil war mockumentary. With the music it sounds like a cheesy travel video from the '90s.
  3. 1. Agree. A place like DC will probably be in a better place security-wise because it is the capital. 2. This not in favor or against any bid, but it appears dull because the focus most see is on the political side of it. I have a been few times and have been there when there have when the have been festivals going on. It can take on quite a fun atmosphere.
  4. 1. This is just an assumption on my part but I assume they want to put it over the same spot as RFK is now already. It would probably go to the Redskins NFL team. And it looks like they would have room. 2. Actually the metro is pretty good. It just would need to be upgraded. But as far as the system itself it pretty good. 3. Yes it is. And I say this as some whose been to DC multiple times as it's my favorite getaway spot. Earlier in the summer DC is gorgeous, but at the timeframe when most Games are held it is ridiculous.
  5. It does sound a little crazy, but it's true. DC only has a single delegate that has very little voting power. They have a certain amount of home rule, but Congress can swoop in at any time and essentially do whatever they want. And they frequently have.
  6. I don't know if I would characterize them as American Style, unless your talking about the way the governments are set up. Many liberal democracies yes. But American Style may need some qualification. And our leader like to think they're the most powerful in the world, but I don't know how true that is. 1. That depends on what they're here for. If it's a UN thing then of course it's NYC but most other mundane meetings happen in DC or if you want to stretch it Camp David like the 2012 G8 meeting. Unless it's a big summit then they may chose a city outside like the 2009 G20 being in Pittsburgh. 2. I agree. I don't think the issue will be Maryland, Virginia and DC getting on the same page. The issue will be Congress. Like Baron pointed out It's a federal district and Congress has exclusive jurisdiction. I guarantee there will be political bickering like never seen, because as pointed out before you'd have representatives and senators from different parts of the country with no connection to DC getting involved.
  7. Not to overly dispute you but peak of the season is actually starts from about mid-September and wanes in October. That would actually be outside a July/August Olympic/Paralympics Games window. Sadly, I have to agree. While the CIty and County agreed to form a committee to explore and the hosting of a Games is included in all development plans, no concrete actions of have been taken. While I don't have a special insight in to the Cuban Community even as resident, I suspect that as long as Castro or any of his lackeys don't physically attend the Games, they wouldn't actively try to sabotage something that, in my view, would be a positive development for the community. I didn't know that, that's just hilarious!
  8. Of course other than my first love, I would strongly root for a Washington D.C. (Baltimore) bid. As much as I would also enjoy a Games in say Philly or Boston, I think with a good plan they could beat the big four (NYC, CHI, LA, SF) in a domestic race and be on a level field with a Paris, Rome, Berlin etc. After all it's one of the power centers of the world.
  9. I wouldn't suspect they'd be bidding for 2024 more than likely 2028 plus I wouldn't presume to dispute you at all, but I would contend based on the fact that it is their officially stated desire to host the Games and based on planned, and in some cases active, infrastructure improvements particularly in regards to transport and city developments, not to mention the economy is starting to recover, albeit slowly, down here we could possibly and I stress possibly, though while not probable, come up with some with some workable plan. It would just require proper leadership, which of course is no small consideration.
  10. I'm glad you like the idea of Miami! You're right it does have logistical issues, but there has been some interests about the Games. A few years back The County Commission has set up an exploratory committee to look in to the City and County hosting a Games in the future and the County and City's develop plans has hosting the Games as a priority in help Miami emerge as true global city.
  11. According to the Court Circular she did have a few public Olympic related outings. "BUCKINGHAM PALACE: The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, accompanied by The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, this morning visited the XXX Olympic Games at the Olympic Park, Stratford, London E20, and were received by the Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (the Lord Coe), the Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (Sir John Armitt) and the Mayor of London (Mr. Boris Johnson). Her Majesty and Their Royal Highnesses, escorted respectively by the Lord Coe, Sir John Armitt and Mr. James Bulley (Director of Venues and Infrastructure, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games), met Orbit Tower designers and London Ambassadors before visiting the Aquatics Centre and meeting staff and athletes and viewing swimming heats in the pool. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, afterwards visited the Athletes' Village, were received by the Chairman of the British Olympic Association (the Lord Moynihan) and met members of the Association's staff. Her Majesty and His Royal Highness subsequently visited an apartment in the Village and met athletes and Team GB athletes. The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, with The Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence then visited the Canteen and, having been received by Mr. Nigel Garfitt (Director of London 2012 Villages) and the Mayor of the Olympic Village (Sir Charles Allen), met athletes, the Villages team and catering staff. The Queen this afternoon visited London City Airport, Newham, London E16, to mark the Airport's Twenty Fifth Anniversary, and was received by Her Majesty's Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London (Sir David Brewer), the Chairman of London City Airport (Mr. Roy Griffins), Mr. Declan Collier (Chief Executive Officer) and the Mayor of the London Borough of Newham (Sir Robin Wales)."
  12. While it doesn't say expressly in the media guide it was for the 7/7 victims, it was still part of the ceremony and should have been shown. I for one was looking for it as was bewildered when I couldn't find in the broadcast.
  13. After lurking for so long I'll make a first post. Looking at things in the thread, I don't to think or feel about the OC. I guess I'll say I'm intrigued especially after seeing the green googles,dalmatians and NHS nurses. But I guess the thing to remember is that every individual element will be perfect but it's the overall experience that counts. So I guess I'll just have to hold my curiosity until tomorrow. The excitement is mounting. 10 hours to go (at least for those of us in NBC-land).
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