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  1. So today I was thinking about the Salt Lake City 2002 bid scandal and had a thought come to mind. I am not by any means saying what they did was okay or that I support it, but I would like your guys honest input. The bid scandal is a sore mark for SLC and the IOC, rightly so. But SLC really COULD (not saying they should) be appreciated for recognizing the problem. Let me explain. We all know that what SLC had done, all past cities had done. It was common practice, it was how the process worked. But SLC was the first city to admit it and say that it was not right. It was a SLC journalist w
  2. First, this is not an American problem. All countries, whether they want to admit it or not are the same way. It's human nature. Everyone has short attention spans. We all here talk about how we get bored or how we want the next segment needs to start when watching the ceremonies. The US is just in a position where it is easy to call out. I should have written it as 'should' instead of 'need,' however. I don't disagree with you either. But it's hard to see in the future what is going to happen. The IOC has there money worth through 2020, but if, for some reason, viewership declines in 2016 a
  3. Thanks for the response Athensfan. I guess it doesn't make sense due to the politics. Still, if the IOC wants to increase their revenue, especially during this economic downturn, they need to elect a US host. The US TV rights are the IOC's single greatest revenue source. Also, we Americans have short attention spans and need a games to reinvigorate us. The only thing keeping us interested as of know are our athletes, mainly Phelps. I am not sure it would be a good thing, as others have stated, if the US have to wait into the 30's or even 40's. (I know I am having a hard time being patient!) I
  4. I forgot about Sochi. So that would be 2 each of WOG's and SOG's. making it only 10 since the last European Games.
  5. I don't quite understand why the US should not bid. I understand that Europe's chances for hosting has gone up due to 2020, however, since 2002 North America has only hosted 2 WOG's while Europe has held 2 SOG's and 1 WOG during the same time. It will have been only 12 years since London and 14 since Vancouver, 22 since Salt Lake and 28 since Atlanta. I understand Europe has about 50 countries and N.A. only has 2 viable countries, but Why Europe first?
  6. When I heard DC, I initially thought Denver. The congress is replaced every two years so if they somehow managed to find federal funding, the next congress could overturn it. The US congress is responsible for the district as per the district clause which grants Congress the power "[t]o exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever" over the District. If they can't manage the countries debt, ust imagine the debt they would accumulate on an olympics! Too much uncertainty, which is why I believe DC is a no go.
  7. I think it would be neat if they moved the airport (the problem then is finding a replacement location) and built an amazing sports complex and parks and such in its place. There in lies your legacy too. It is right on the bay and has amazing views of the city. I agree in thinking San Diego has huge potential. It is a very beautiful city.
  8. Did Coe receive the Olympic Gold Order? I remember at the closing ceremony of Salt Lake that both Mitt and Fraser Bullock (2nd in command) were awarded the gold order. At least that's what I remember it being, they got a gold olympic ring necklace. How come they got this? Is it something all chief organizers get? How come Mitt got his at the closing ceremony?
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