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  1. the odds of the Queens stadium even being capable of expanding by 50,000 seats and to accommodate a track are too low to even joke about logically, winter hosting and summer hosting should be completely divorced from one another considering the limited number of countries that can host the former. Sadly, the IOC isn't a logical organization.
  2. A lot of American cities could host the Olympics, but realistically only those named and MAYBE Washington or Philadelphia will get the chance. I'd like to see a bigger commitment to the Pan Am Games here since it'd give the Detroits and Clevelands of the world a chance to throw those rings up at least
  3. Chicago's stadium problem is one likely to be encountered in any of the major US cities bidding, so in the context of this thread it's not really much of an issue
  4. what are Tokyo, Madrid and Istanbul's big iconic buildings again?
  5. I've taken friends from London, New York and Paris to Chicago over the years and each one of them has loved it and compared it favorably to their hometowns. Perhaps it does lack a global profile (outside of the Anglosphere anyway), but once people get there and see that it truly is a beautiful, buzzing, global metropolis with insanely good public transportation and parks. It's cleaner than most cities of it's size and the city supports the arts to an unprecedented degree. Besides, there aren't many cities in the world (let alone the US) where you can walk from a giant skyscraper to a white san
  6. Detroit 2024! I'm not serious, of course (I think we could handle a Pan-Am Games, though), but I'm sure such a proposal would make the IOC wet themselves
  7. I disagree with basically every premise in the original post. 1. I don't think the Olympics are in any jeopardy in the US. I think as long as we continue to excel at them and as long as the rest of the world covets them, there will be sufficient interest here. The things you mention as being threats are actually working the Olympics favor... the world is shrinking dramatically. For all the stereotypes about Americans being disinterested in the rest of the globe, that's never been less true than it is today. Travel is getting cheaper, the internet and TV are evolving to make covering events on
  8. A British bid can't happen, not just because England wouldn't need it but because any cooperation by those 4 FAs would be seen as a potential threat to their independent status. There are still a lot of people freaking out over this whole Olympic team thing because they're SURE Blatter's just waiting until next week to make it permanent.
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