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  1. I have been working on my guesses for this for the past three days. It was the perfect way to procrastinate from studying for finals! 1996: Candidates: Athens, Atlanta, Belgrade, Manchester, Melbourne, Toronto Athens is elected the host of the 1996, narrowly beating out Atlanta 51-35. Due to budget concerns and construction of venues and infrastructure falling far behind, the IOC revokes the 1996 games from Athens and places them in 1984 host, Los Angeles in October of 1993. 1998: Candidates: Aosta, Jaca, Nagano, Ostersund, Salt Lake City After the United States was defeated in the 1996 bid, they came on strong with the 1998 bid with Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt Lake City wins the bid in the first round of voting. Because of the 1996 games being put in Los Angeles, in October 1993, the USOC is forces to give up the 1998 Winter Games in November of 1993. The IOC places the 1998 Winter Games in 1976 host, Innsbruck, Austria. 2000: Candidates: Beijing, Istanbul, New York, Sydney, Toronto The election of the 2000 Summer Olympics was help in September of 1993, one month before the 1996 games were moved to Los Angeles. Many see Beijing as the initial front runner, but after the candidate city visits, Beijing receives a low score which all but kills their chances. New York, Sydney and Toronto are seen as the front runners with New York leading with a slight advantage. Istanbul is eliminated first, followed by Beijing. Sydney is eliminated in the third round leaving New York and Toronto in the final round. Toronto pulls a surprising defeat over New York in a 46-42 vote. 2002: Candidates: Muju, Nagano, Ostersund, Salt Lake City, Sion Going into the 104th IOC session, the IOC was split between two camps: Those who wanted to see Salt Lake City win, and those who thought that North America had hosted enough times already. In the end, Salt Lake City did not have enough support. Nagano defeats Sion in the final vote. 2004: Candidates: Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Rome, Stockholm, Sydney After losing the 2000 by a surprise victory for Toronto, Sydney comes back with a stronger bid, but faces stiff competition from Rome. Despite the competition, Sydney defeats Rome in the final round. 2006: Candidates: Helsinki, Klagenfurt, Poprad-Tatry, Salt Lake City, Sion, Turin, Zakopane Because no bribery scandal came out because of the 2002 Salt Lake bid, the weird 1999 candidate selection process never takes place. Helsinki, Salt Lake City, Sion and Turin become candidates. Salt Lake City wins by a narrow margin against Turin in the final round. 2008: Candidates: Beijing, Istanbul, Madrid, Paris, Rome Beijing comes in as the overwhelming favorite. Istanbul is eliminated in the first round, and Beijing wins the bid easily in the second round. 2010: Candidates: Berne, Helsinki, Ostersund, Salzburg, Turin After the 2002 games being awarded to Salt Lake City, Europe is seen as the favorite to win the 2010 games. The Salzburg bid is plagued from the beginning, such as the sliding center actually being in Germany. Before the final vote, Berne withdraws its bid due to low public support. Salzburg is eliminated in the first round, followed by Helsinki. In the final round, Ostersund pulls off a surprise victory over Turin by a narrow margin of 54-52. 2012: Candidates: London, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, Rio de Janeiro Because the 1996 games were moved out of Europe to North America, Europe is heavily favored to win the 2012 games. The United States does not submit a bid because North America hosted two games in a row fairly recently. Rio de Janeiro begins its campaign to get the first Olympics in South America and manages to get its self onto the short list. In the absence of the 2002 Salt Lake bribery scandal, the French are able to use this to their advantage. Moscow is dropped in the first round followed by Rio de Janeiro and Madrid. In the final round, Paris edges out London by a margin of 54-50. 2014: Candidate: PyeongChang, Salzburg, Sochi, Vancouver The Russians launch a grand and elaborate bid for the 2014 Winter Games, which some refer to as the “Winter Olympic Beijing.” The Canadians put forth a good effort, but many think it’s not enough. Once again, Salzburg is eliminated in the first round, followed by PyeongChang. In the final round, Sochi edges out Vancouver in a 49-47 margin. But a little bit over a year later, Russia invades South Ossetia, Georgia and international pressure forces the IOC to move the games to Vancouver in September 2008. 2016: Candidates: Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo With the 2014 games recently being moved to Vancouver, Chicago went from being the favorite to win, to having no chance at all and is eliminated in the first round. Madrid is eliminated next due to the economic downturn. Rio expanded their bid plans for 2012 to bring the first Olympics to South America and is successful, defeating Tokyo 59-39. 2018: Candidates: Annecy, Madrid, PyeongChang, Sochi Sochi submits another bid after having the 2014 games revoked. Sochi is eliminated first because of the stigma of the 2014 games. Annecy is eliminated next because of the Paris 2012 victory. Munich defeats PyeongChang in the final round, 50-45. 2020: Candidates: Istanbul, London, Madrid, Moscow, Tokyo Because of the Anti-gay legislation in Russia, the IOC suspends Russia’s membership, dropping Moscow as a candidate. Istanbul attempts to copy Rio 2016’s method of trying to get the first Olympics in the Arab World. In the first round, Madrid is dropped due to economic concerns, followed by Istanbul due to political tensions. London and Tokyo are left in the final round, with London beating out Tokyo 54-41. 1996: Athens (Los Angeles) 1998: Salt Lake City (Innsbruck) 2000: Toronto 2002: Nagano 2004: Sydney 2006: Salt Lake City 2008: Beijing 2010: Ostersund 2012: Paris 2014: Sochi (Vancouver) 2016: Rio de Janeiro 2018: Munich 2020: London
  2. I love the idea of the winter Olympics returning to the home of curling. The idea of Great Britain hosting a winter Olympics is interesting considering that they haven't won many winter medals. But if anybody could make it work it would be the British. I also think Glasgow would be s great host for an IOC session with the SECC and the a Clyde Auditorium.
  3. If the term is 12 years then how did Samaranch serve for 20 from 1981-2001??
  4. Does anybody know about the process it takes to become president of the IOC? When do candidates have to declare by, do they campaign etc.?
  5. As many of us know the current president of the IOC, Jacques Rogge, is due to step down as IOC President next year. I was wondering what the process is for electing a new president. Who is considering running, who are the front runners? I know next to nothing about this process for any information would be welcome.
  6. Does anybody thing that the cauldron will look anything like the one cauldron being used for the torch relay? http://www.flickr.com/photos/daseiserneskreuz/7310383854/ I know that the cauldron for the relay seldom if ever resembles the cauldron during the games, but is there a chance that London will break with tradition??
  7. What part did you have in the ceremony if you don't mind me asking???
  8. I like this idea, but if the cauldron is to be hidden right now, wouldn't we have seen something going on in the river by now? But it would be an awesome sight to see a cauldron rising out of the water, and hanging over the stadium. I'm also starting to think the idea of the "perfect lighting" isn't possible. Sydney's was near perfect, except for the mechanical glitches. Athens was elegant but not dramatic enough, and Beijing's wasn't visible to everybody in the stadium and as it's been said before, it dragged on. I think we've got to figure out what will fit with the flavor or taste of the London Ceremony, which of course we won't know until July 27, probably not until the moment the torch comes into the stadium.
  9. True, the situation with Vancouver made it impossible to have a single cauldron. But after listening to all the arguments for and against the inside and outside cauldrons, that the two-cauldron idea seems [to me at least] a bit more simple and easier to facilitate. But as the quote goes, "All good things to those who wait," so I guess we will have to wait until July 27 [two months from toddy, btw] Thanks! The Salt Lake were the first games I ever watched so they're special to me. And the cauldron is pretty epic.
  10. I'm new here, but I've been reading this thread since the beginning. I'm starting to believe that the London cauldron is going to be like the Vancouver cauldron, in that there will be two, one inside the stadium and one outside the stadium for the general public to see. I just have a feeling that trends are changing and that a time of multiple cauldrons is come upon us, one inside, one outside. As for where the second cauldron will be place, it's anybody's guess, unless they reveal the design/location as they did with with the 2006 cauldron in Turin. http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/index.php?news=1135273263
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