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Original article in Portuguese, so I had to use Google translator. Sorry for that folks.

Pele criticized Chicago and jokes: "we are winning two to one"

Back in Copenhagen to help the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, Pele is one of betting on Brazil to receive the competition. Besides praising the strengths of Rio, he made a point of criticizing the nomination of Chicago. In an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paul, the soccer star says he feels an asset for the Rio bid.

"We are winning two to one," joked Pele, in an interview with the newspaper. He was referring to the fact that Chicago had "only" the support of U.S. President Barack Obama, while Brazil has Pele and President Lula.

In the interview, Pele said that the economic crisis experienced by the United States is something that can interfere with the U.S. application. "Chicago and the United States are going through a huge economic crisis. The euphoria of receiving the event is not existent there and this helps Rio," he said. "From the beginning we knew it would be difficult, because Chicago has Obama. And it is not to discuss Obama vs. Pele," he pondered. "We have Lula, who is very good. I Only play in winning teams." He told O Estado de S. Paul.

The announcement of the host city will be made next Friday. While Brazil has Pele and Lula and Chicago has Obama and basketball star Michael Jordan, Madrid, another candidate, will have Pau Gasol, basketball, and Raul, football. Tokyo already will be without stars of the sport.

http://esportes.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI...-EI1894,00.html

What an arrogant prick , does he really thinks that he's equal to Obama ? :lol:

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Original article in Portuguese, so I had to use Google translator. Sorry for that folks.

Pele criticized Chicago and jokes: "we are winning two to one"

Back in Copenhagen to help the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, Pele is one of betting on Brazil to receive the competition. Besides praising the strengths of Rio, he made a point of criticizing the nomination of Chicago. In an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paul, the soccer star says he feels an asset for the Rio bid.

"We are winning two to one," joked Pele, in an interview with the newspaper. He was referring to the fact that Chicago had "only" the support of U.S. President Barack Obama, while Brazil has Pele and President Lula.

In the interview, Pele said that the economic crisis experienced by the United States is something that can interfere with the U.S. application. "Chicago and the United States are going through a huge economic crisis. The euphoria of receiving the event is not existent there and this helps Rio," he said. "From the beginning we knew it would be difficult, because Chicago has Obama. And it is not to discuss Obama vs. Pele," he pondered. "We have Lula, who is very good. I Only play in winning teams." He told O Estado de S. Paul.

The announcement of the host city will be made next Friday. While Brazil has Pele and Lula and Chicago has Obama and basketball star Michael Jordan, Madrid, another candidate, will have Pau Gasol, basketball, and Raul, football. Tokyo already will be without stars of the sport.

http://esportes.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI...-EI1894,00.html

What an arrogant prick , does he really thinks that he's equal to Obama ? :lol:

here we go with Obama again.. Pele is just the king of soccer and alike Obama he's black lol =p he's got more influence in sports and an experienced sports organization leader.. Obama is just there to say "Yes we Can!" now plzzz stoooooooooooooooop no more Obama! It's getting on my nerves..." x(

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here we go with Obama again.. Pele is just the king of soccer and alike Obama he's black lol =p he's got more influence in sports and an experienced sports organization leader.. Obama is just there to say "Yes we Can!" now plzzz stoooooooooooooooop no more Obama! It's getting on my nerves..." x(

I agree with you about Obama's overexposure, many are a little weary of Mr. Cool, but I think he will have a positive impact in Copenhagen.

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I agree with you about Obama's overexposure, many are a little weary of Mr. Cool, but I think he will have a positive impact in Copenhagen.

Yes u got my point, I really don't have a prob talking about it. What frustates me is the fact people treats him like a god and a super celebrity, not as a president like he should be. If people really take him like that, and are expecting his speech will give Chicago the victory, if any silly and unhappy comment the bid should automatically fail, and it's no the case. Made my point, I'm done... Grrr

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I really think the Americans overestimate some of the people they are taking. Obama can be a big difference, but how he would reply to this question: "So, if Chicago 2016 gets broke are you going to step up to pay for it?". He is putting his personal support behind and the moral support from the US government, but there is no financial support behind. If that's what the IOC members want, they are not going to get it.

Another problem is Oprah. Is she really that influential outside the 50 states? If you ask who Oprah is to most people outside the US, you are probably going to get an "I don't know" or "an American celebrity". People might even know about her, but they don't have the same image of her as the Americans do.

In my opinion the best support is from Havelange. He wrote personalized letters to all IOC members - not the same one as did Obama, Lula and others. And I have read that in all of them he emphasized that he would be really happy that his home city hosts the SOG in the year when he will be 100 years-old. Unlike the other supporters, he is an IOC member (the oldest) and he knows these people for a long time.

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#1 - "So, if Chicago 2016 gets broke are you going to step up to pay for it?".

#2 - he emphasized that he would be really happy that his home city hosts the SOG in the year when he will be 100 years-old.

#1 That's why the City has taken out like $1 billion insurance. And YOU KNOW IT's NEVER GOING TO reach that amount.

#2 - Does JH really have longevity in his family's genes? How can he "represent" that he would be around in 2016 when only God knows that? :rolleyes:

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Yeah, I can't stand it no more either.

I mean Obama is OK but he's NOT the Messiah as somebody/ones likes to describe him here. He's human after all.

For now, at least, he didn't make any miracles, or have I missed something? :blink:

Well, the G20 summit went very well, considering it was the FIRST summit the young president hosted.

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Obama, with his dark glasses and his six pack abs absolutely annoys me. He doesn't look like a president (that's not because he's black, that's because he's pseudo-cool). He reminds me of our very own Fernando Collor.

I hope the conservative IOC members feel the same way.

He RARELY wears those dark shades. As a matter of fact that photo is the I think the first one I've seen him with shades on. Now, the man CAN'T wear dark glasses to protect his eyes because it makes him look "un-presidential"? :rolleyes:

Luckily, lucas, he doesn't listen to such irrelevant comments like yours.

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Yeah, I can't stand it no more either.

I mean Obama is OK but he's NOT the Messiah as somebody/ones likes to describe him here. He's human after all.

For now, at least, he didn't make any miracles, or have I missed something? :blink:

This my message is refered to "cslopes54".

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Obama, with his dark glasses and his six pack abs absolutely annoys me. He doesn't look like a president (that's not because he's black, that's because he's pseudo-cool). He reminds me of our very own Fernando Collor.

I hope the conservative IOC members feel the same way.

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CHItown '16

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#1 That's why the City has taken out like $1 billion insurance. And YOU KNOW IT's NEVER GOING TO reach that amount.

Really, I don't know that. Considering the latest SOG costs, Chicago seems to have an optimistic budget estimate.

#2 - Does JH really have longevity in his family's genes? How can he "represent" that he would be around in 2016 when only God knows that? :rolleyes:

Even if does not make it, it would be a great celebration of his legacy as both an athlete and a leader. Havelange actually managed all sports in Brazil from 1958 to 1974, when he presided over the old CBD - which controlled not only football but all sports in Brazil. By the way, the old man got his way for a long time on earth, so maybe both the Almighty and the Price of Darkness are afraid that when he gets there he will calling the shots.

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Really, I don't know that. Considering the latest SOG costs, Chicago seems to have an optimistic budget estimate.

I believe... $500 mil from Illinois for a shortfall; and $500 mil in private insurance (probably Aeon, or whatever that insurance company of Patrick Ryan is).

Anyway, Barack's answer would be: we'll throw them another stimulus package!! :lol:

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Original article in Portuguese, so I had to use Google translator. Sorry for that folks.

Pele criticized Chicago and jokes: "we are winning two to one"

Back in Copenhagen to help the candidacy of Rio de Janeiro for the 2016 Olympics, Pele is one of betting on Brazil to receive the competition. Besides praising the strengths of Rio, he made a point of criticizing the nomination of Chicago. In an interview with the newspaper O Estado de S. Paul, the soccer star says he feels an asset for the Rio bid.

"We are winning two to one," joked Pele, in an interview with the newspaper. He was referring to the fact that Chicago had "only" the support of U.S. President Barack Obama, while Brazil has Pele and President Lula.

In the interview, Pele said that the economic crisis experienced by the United States is something that can interfere with the U.S. application. "Chicago and the United States are going through a huge economic crisis. The euphoria of receiving the event is not existent there and this helps Rio," he said. "From the beginning we knew it would be difficult, because Chicago has Obama. And it is not to discuss Obama vs. Pele," he pondered. "We have Lula, who is very good. I Only play in winning teams." He told O Estado de S. Paul.

The announcement of the host city will be made next Friday. While Brazil has Pele and Lula and Chicago has Obama and basketball star Michael Jordan, Madrid, another candidate, will have Pau Gasol, basketball, and Raul, football. Tokyo already will be without stars of the sport.

http://esportes.terra.com.br/interna/0,,OI...-EI1894,00.html

What an arrogant prick , does he really thinks that he's equal to Obama ? :lol:

Pele should stick to selling Viagra instead of talkin' smack about the United States! :lol:

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P.S. A word of advice to you Pele, if Michelle Obama gets wind of you downplaying her hubby she will be mighty pissed. Everyone knows she reads these forums so don't be disrespectin' Miss O's hubby!

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And we all know how much sass little miss O has! She'll eat Pele alive and then send his pieces back home in a empty Viagara box XD

Now that Obama is going, we should send Mangabeira Unger there! Perhaps the sight of his old teacher at Harvard will make him nervous? XD

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Pele should stick to selling Viagra instead of talkin' smack about the United States! :lol:

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P.S. A word of advice to you Pele, if Michelle Obama gets wind of you downplaying her hubby she will be mighty pissed. Everyone knows she reads these forums so don't be disrespectin' Miss O's hubby!

This could be turned Rio's way. Considering the average age of IOC members, having someone to fix them with a Viagra batch might be very poisitive.

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And we all know how much sass little miss O has! She'll eat Pele alive and then send his pieces back home in a empty Viagara box XD

Now that Obama is going, we should send Mangabeira Unger there! Perhaps the sight of his old teacher at Harvard will make him nervous? XD

Miss O is a sassy minx who will booty clamp Pele if he keeps running his mouth off! :lol:

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