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Rafa

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As someone previously said, the centennial games would had been realized in Athens automatically (but the IOC thinked that the city wouldn't be ready for the games in that time).

Would liked that Salzburg or Pyeonchang win the 2010 games host, instead of vancouver.

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2010 to Salzburg

2008 to Paris

2000 to Berlin, loved the venue clustering and the nice bear mascot

1996 to Athens

1992 to Berchdesgaden

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2000 to Berlin, loved the venue clustering and the nice bear mascot

Rather than Sydney. Really?

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2000 to Berlin, loved the venue clustering and the nice bear mascot

Rather than Sydney. Really?

I love Berlin. The 2000 bid was really great and as a German I would have liked to see the Games in Berlin.

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Berlin 1936. "It will keep Hitler quiet" they all said. Those games didn't change anything and should have been in Barcelona.

(People gloss over the fact with Jessie Owens that Germany finished top of the medal table.)

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Berlin 1936. "It will keep Hitler quiet" they all said. Those games didn't change anything and should have been in Barcelona.

(People gloss over the fact with Jessie Owens that Germany finished top of the medal table.)

Berlin got the games because of losing their hosting earlier

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It was also awarded the games before Hitler came to power _ indeed, the official Nazi Party response at the time was largely negative towards the games.

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Hitler was elevated to Chancellor in 1933 and then Fuhrer in 1934.  Berlin hosted the Olympics in 1936.  I think you are confusing the Sudatenland and the Munich Agreement with the Olympic Games.

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The Berlin Games were also very innovative. The first torch-relay was invented (by Carl Diem, who was no nationalsocialist). An Olympic legacy we have until today.

They had the first TVbroadcastings there, too.

So, not everything was bad in 1936.

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The Berlin Games were also very innovative. The first torch-relay was invented (by Carl Diem, who was no nationalsocialist). An Olympic legacy we have until today.

They had the first TVbroadcastings there, too.

So, not everything was bad in 1936.

The (only) negative thing about the Berlin (more so than the 1936 Winter) Games was that the party in power hijacked them for their  ends -- and the IOC kept its word to the city that won the bid.  

Also, the Nazis happened to be masters at iconography.

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The Berlin Games were also very innovative. The first torch-relay was invented (by Carl Diem, who was no nationalsocialist). An Olympic legacy we have until today.

They had the first TVbroadcastings there, too.

So, not everything was bad in 1936.

The (only) negative thing about the Berlin (more so than the 1936 Winter) Games was that the party in power hijacked them for their  ends -- and the IOC kept its word to the city that won the bid.  

Also, the Nazis happened to be masters at iconography.

Is it just me or the Olympic Games that gets hosted in Germany seem to get this kind of attention of sorts? First of all, the "real" first Olympic Games in Germany got cancelled because of WWI, the 1936 editions were "Hitler's Games", and the 1972 edition in Munich is talked about sometimes because of the slaughter of Israeli athletes.

If Germany does get the Olympic Games again, will it get the "same treatment" as the other ones? I'm sure that the best highlights is what we should concentrate on about each Olympic Games, but it sickens me that the ones that contradicts the Olympic ideals is talked about the most.

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