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I never said it was. Read the post before you act like a total smart ass and embarrass yourself like total eejit.

Of course you did not, and I didn't say you did. Perhaps you might wish to tone down on your comments too before doing the 4.5 million Singaporeans back home a disfavour with your display of an ugly Singaporean.

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Of course you did not, and I didn't say you did. Perhaps you might wish to tone down on your comments too before doing the 4.5 million Singaporeans back home a disfavour with your display of an ugly Singaporean.

Hey, I don't think your mouth is wide enough. Maybe you can open it the more for us to know that you can speak bad words.

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Well maybe you should shut up before going around labling people. I am sure you're no angel yourself. If I knew any better you're an MRT seat hogger that goes around littering everywhere.

I certainly do not pretend to be an angel, for I am not one. I believe I am very much human, thank you very much. Meanwhile, I fail to see the existence of any "labelling exercise" as you insinuate. A simple message advising you to hold your tongue and basically display basic manners (especially towards someone whom you obviously have never come across) cannot be dismissed as mere "labelling" just to score sympathy points for yourself. As for the MRT and littering...hmm....how did you know?! :P

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Hey, I don't think your mouth is wide enough. Maybe you can open it the more for us to know that you can speak bad words.

Honestly speaking I am having some trouble making sense of this post, but anyway, maybe it is time to go back to the topic at hand? ;)

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Why No Africa can be best narrow to the number of those who don't want to see good things come to africa. And, they are in larger number than those who want them to come to Africa.

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James, stop trying to make Africa happen! It's not going to happen!

Are you among those who don't want things to happen in Africa? It will happen one day!

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Are you among those who don't want things to happen in Africa? It will happen one day!

Goodness no, I'm very much in favour for the advancement in Africa. I think Africa is a serious problem which needs to be tackled, but it's very hard to progress a society so entangled in corruption.

An Olympic Games isn't what the continent needs, it needs stability and fresh ideas - on how to move Africa upwards and onwards. An Olympic Games would be a waste of money to almost 90% of African countries. South Africa and Egypt (and even that is pushing it) would be the only candidates with a serious chance.

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Goodness no, I'm very much in favour for the advancement in Africa. I think Africa is a serious problem which needs to be tackled, but it's very hard to progress a society so entangled in corruption.

An Olympic Games isn't what the continent needs, it needs stability and fresh ideas - on how to move Africa upwards and onwards. An Olympic Games would be a waste of money to almost 90% of African countries. South Africa and Egypt (and even that is pushing it) would be the only candidates with a serious chance.

And an Olympic Games with all its multiple contracts would be the greatest cause kickback celebre in African history!! And of course, while in the US (and I imagine Europe), minority and female-owned businesses have an edge in Olympic contracts, I guess in (South) Africa, it would be majority (the black) businesses having the edge. :o

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Goodness no, I'm very much in favour for the advancement in Africa. I think Africa is a serious problem which needs to be tackled, but it's very hard to progress a society so entangled in corruption.

An Olympic Games isn't what the continent needs, it needs stability and fresh ideas - on how to move Africa upwards and onwards. An Olympic Games would be a waste of money to almost 90% of African countries. South Africa and Egypt (and even that is pushing it) would be the only candidates with a serious chance.

What makes you think SA and Egypt alone would be more promising than others in a bid?

Even in world cup 2010 bid they score below Morocco. So, what are we saying, I mean what are you talking about? Does Africa see to scare you?

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What makes you think SA and Egypt alone would be more promising than others in a bid?

Even in world cup 2010 bid they score below Morocco. So, what are we saying, I mean what are you talking about? Does Africa see to scare you?

World cup bids are different from Olympic bids. Cairo did really poorly with its bid for the 2008 games.

At the moment I believe only 2 South African cities would be able to shortlist.

James, no scores were released for the 2010 World Cup Bids, even if they were, Olympic Games are hosted in a single city not an entire country.

Please also make some attempt to construct your replies in a more structured manner. There is no issue with your English, but your ability to debate needs work.

"Does Africa see to scare you"...instead you could have said: " What characteristics about Egypt and South Africa lead you to believe that they are the only countries with cities capable of hosting the Games. Morocco was ranked higher than Egypt in the 2010 World Cup bid by FIFA."

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James, no scores were released for the 2010 World Cup Bids, even if they were, Olympic Games are hosted in a single city not an entire country.

Actually, FIFA did publish a ranking of the African candidate federations for the WC 2010: South-Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia was the ranking (source: Fifa inspection group report).

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I actually think that the Youth Olympic Games are perfect opportunities for some African countries. Morocco has a good history of youth events, they hosted a good youth IAAF World Championships. Tunis, Tunisia is also a good possiblity. Not to mention a South African city.

For the WYOG, it would be a good opportunity for a country like New Zealand to start building the winter sporting tradition.

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Actually, FIFA did publish a ranking of the African candidate federations for the WC 2010: South-Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Lybia was the ranking (source: Fifa inspection group report).

scores and rankings are different.

In the case of the World Cup, since its a country that hosts the event, with no scores available, Cairo couldn't really be compared to a Moroccan city using the ranking of an entire country.

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scores and rankings are different.

Yea but they are linked...

In order to produce a ranking you have to evaluate the various candidates against a set of criteria and give them scores. Whether you publish the scores or just the final ranking is another subject.

Anyhow, reading the FIFA report it's clear where each federation scores high or not. It also clearly gives information, city by city about accommodation, transport infrastructure, health facility...

In terms of general infrastructure, I think Cairo has the edge over any Moroccan city (not saying that Cairo could stage the Games soon). Cairo 2008 questionnaire was very poorly prepared and lacking details in a lot of areas so I am not sure it does any justice to the city true potential as a host city.

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I actually think that the Youth Olympic Games are perfect opportunities for some African countries. Morocco has a good history of youth events, they hosted a good youth IAAF World Championships. Tunis, Tunisia is also a good possiblity. Not to mention a South African city.

For the WYOG, it would be a good opportunity for a country like New Zealand to start building the winter sporting tradition.

Firsly, thank you, MO.

Yes. We can continues with this restriction of the games to only the developed countries which will create some kind of lopsidedness.

No sentiment no Africa really moving forward with the world the way the want everything to go.Peace!

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