Athensfan Posted July 6, 2012 Report Share Posted July 6, 2012 Baron, I agree with you about Madrid's appeal. I would most want to travel to Madrid for the Olympics. My parents just returned from Istanbul and confirmed that it is absolutely a traffic nightmare and that the two bridges are nowhere near enough to handle the population. They couldn't imagine an influx of millions of foreigners for the life of them and my dad was involved with LA '84 so he knows whereof he speaks. That leaves Tokyo and Madrid. Madrid's problem is the economy. That's what's gonna get 'em. The unemployment. The perception of the Games as a luxury event for the very rich. Spain's inability to pay its bills. It looks horribly wrong. Id much rather go to Madrid than Tokyo, but it just isn't going to happen. Tokyo should win. Maybe the Japanese will learn how to spice things up a little. I sure hope so. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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