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And it would be Madrid's fourth, third consecutive, Spain's 15th more or less... Ha! Beat that, Istanbul :P

But we could become the patience and persistance allies against Rome. We could say something like: "Dear IOC friends, there are two cities here that have shown real interest recently in the Olympic Games. We haven't given up. Are you going to give the Games to a city that hasn't shown that interest?" :lol: What do you think? Allies then? ;)

hahaha one day they gonna sick of us and just give the games without any elleminations not to see our names again in the race :D ahahahha

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If PyeongChang can copy a map (and win), Madrid can copy the patience and persistance motto. We need to have Rafael Nadal and Pau Gasol there à la Yuna Kim and Toby Dawson, and it would be something like: "Dear IOC friends, you taught us two years ago how patience and persistance are rewarded. And here we are, we have learnt from our mistakes, we're ready, we believe it's our destiny, blah, blah... (Starting to sound desperate. Tell a joke about Albert of Monaco)", and that's it!! Absolute majority in the first round! :lol:

Oh! I forgot. Someone has to cry... Well, Samaranch Jr. would cry saying this would be the perfect last gift from the IOC to his father :P

Try! Show a map of major European capitals, and show London and Paris in extra bold for being repeat hosts, and mark up Berlin and Rome too. For good measure, even colour in Amsterdam and insert your Albert joke. :P

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That's not fair...the Olympics have never been to the "new horizon" of Castilla-La Mancha...or anywhere in the center or west of the Iberian Peninsula, even. If the IOC doesn't make good on its promises to Madrid, the Olympic dream will die there, die!

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:lol: I was reading Italy is so close to being at Greece's level in terms of economic ruin and they might need a bailout. Apparently the amount of debt they have is higher then all of Canada's economy (which is a little higher then $1 trillion) :blink: So one has to think when they do the opinion polls if the people of Italy and Rome will shoot the idea down.
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We were comparing the economic situation in Italy and Spain some days ago... Spain was weaker, but Italy seems to have got worse very fast recently :unsure:

That's not fair...the Olympics have never been to the "new horizon" of Castilla-La Mancha...or anywhere in the center or west of the Iberian Peninsula, even. If the IOC doesn't make good on its promises to Madrid, the Olympic dream will die there, die!

You're right. That's totally unfair! :P But Madrid is in its own Autonomous Community, not in Castilla-La Mancha ;)

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Good lucky to Rome!

The handover ceremony of Rio 2016 to Roma 2020 would be fantastic since Brazil and Italy have long time ties. (Recently they are fighting about an Italian prisioneer in Brazil, but these things passes) =]

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Once Spain defaults, it'll trigger a domino effect and Italy will be the next victim

Rome should be able to put forth a great bid but the financial situation of the country will significantly affect public opinion and ultimately cost them votes.

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Rome should be able to put forth a great bid but the financial situation of the country will significantly affect public opinion and ultimately cost them votes.

The Italian govt's already bleeding votes. It's not like Berlusconi's popularity could fall much further.

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The Italian govt's already bleeding votes. It's not like Berlusconi's popularity could fall much further.

That is true.

I'm guessing if a public opinion poll was conducted. Rome's bid would probably have roughly 60% national support or am I being too generous with this estimate?

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Let's root for this economic crisis in Europe be a temporary one, or all the world will suffer one of the worst economic downturns ever...

Specially the countries in middle of the problem.

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let's make something straight

Italy is not new to financial difficulties: since the 80' we have had the largest public debbt/GDP of any developed county except Japan

In 1992 we were in a situation much, much worse than today and we pulled off without ever asking money to anyone. Italy is a large and diversified economy and with all its problems has still one of the lowest deficits of europe (check the figures)

Rome's bid - I said it long time ago - is mandatory a conservatory bid. We cannot afford - we could not afford even before - a crazy extravaganza Beijing style. We can make good use of the existing and under construction infrastructures, we have a large pool of private investors that can foot the bills of several projects.

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GREEN LIGHT TO ROME 2020, 3 MLN ALLOCATED FOR COMMITTEE

(AGI)Rome -The provision was approved with 51 votes for, 2 against (Alzetta & Azuni) and 2 abstained (La Destra Storace & Rossin). The Capitoline Municipal Council approved the decision to authorize the presentation of the candidacy of Rome for the Olympic and Paralympic games of 2020. It was decided to formally establish the Promoting Committee for Rome 2020, approving the Statute and authorizing Mayor Alemanno to appoint the members thereof and allocating 1 million Euros a year for 3 years (in addition to another 500,000 Euros at the time of establishment)

http://www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-notizie/201107141546-pol-ren1059-green_light_to_rome_2020_3_mln_allocated_for_committee

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GREEN LIGHT TO ROME 2020, 3 MLN ALLOCATED FOR COMMITTEE

(AGI)Rome -The provision was approved with 51 votes for, 2 against (Alzetta & Azuni) and 2 abstained (La Destra Storace & Rossin). The Capitoline Municipal Council approved the decision to authorize the presentation of the candidacy of Rome for the Olympic and Paralympic games of 2020. It was decided to formally establish the Promoting Committee for Rome 2020, approving the Statute and authorizing Mayor Alemanno to appoint the members thereof and allocating 1 million Euros a year for 3 years (in addition to another 500,000 Euros at the time of establishment)

http://www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-notizie/201107141546-pol-ren1059-green_light_to_rome_2020_3_mln_allocated_for_committee

A minimum of 57 other millions are missing.... Good luck !

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Some briefs from yesterday's municipality assembly:

- The board expects an overall investment of about 12/13 billions € (of which 4 bi. public) and estimates a revenue of 24 bi.

- The economic and financial compatibility committe will prove, especially to skeptical North League party, that the overall investment will benefit the entire country.

- The assembly approved plans to refurbish the Foro Italico

- Rogge: Rome is strong, Tokyo, don't give up.

Here the source: http://www.repubblica.it/sport/vari/2011/07/14/news/roma_candidata_olimpiadi_2020-19125520/

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I just took a look on the venue plan for Roma 2020 - I have to say that I absolutely don't like that the venue for gymnastics artistic stands far away from the other venues in a "suburb" in the southeast of Roma...

Yeah it may look far distant from the City (like 25 km from the OV), but consider that the new Tor Vergata complex is also for Volley and Basket, not just Gymnastics and it is close to the motorway A1, the Rome ring road, the Ciampino airport and the new metro line C undercostruction.

Besides, its new shiny look would compensate pretty well for the distance.

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