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Old 09-29-09, 09:23 PM   #1
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2016 Olympic - bid city videos

The winning city to host the 2016 Summer Olympics will be announced Friday - here are presentation videos from some of the cities that are bidding...

Tokyo



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Madrid



Rio

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Old 09-30-09, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

http://chicagoansforrio.com/
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Old 10-01-09, 07:24 AM   #3
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

It's funny....I figured that going from DC to Chicago for work this week, I'd get a break from Obama, but all that was on the Chicago news was Obama going to Copenhagen.

Judging by all the commotion, this is a big deal to Chicago. I'd be surprised if they lost, but I've been surprised by these things before.
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Old 10-01-09, 10:50 AM   #4
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Judging by all the commotion, this is a big deal to Chicago. I'd be surprised if they lost, but I've been surprised by these things before.
It's a big deal for Daley and his cronies who will make tens of millions off this. Just about everyone I know doesn't want it.
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Old 10-01-09, 10:53 AM   #5
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It's a big deal for Daley and his cronies who will make tens of millions off this. Just about everyone I know doesn't want it.
Indeed. Chicago politics and the Olympics are a match made in heaven. One wonders why it took over 100 years to happen.
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Old 10-01-09, 11:25 AM   #6
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It's a big deal for Daley and his cronies who will make tens of millions off this. Just about everyone I know doesn't want it.
I'm sure there is plenty of money in the state budget for it.
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Old 10-01-09, 11:40 AM   #7
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

With the Olympics it's about the money and (all things being equal) where the members want to party.

I think Chicago and Rio will be favored because the U.S. television market is a key factor. Put event on time-delay and people will just watch on the Internet, if at all.

I like Chicago as a city but summers in Chicago are pretty darn hot. Grant park is also a logistical nightmare with large crowds as it is so that will be far from ideal.

Rio is my choice but it will be there in their winter which may not appeal much to voters and the sport organization they represent.

It's been in Spain recently so I think Madrid may have to wait a while and it's already been in Tokyo.

I'm guessing Chicago wins but I still think Rio would be a more interesting selection. I know that it's awarded to host cities not nations but it's hard to dismiss that the U.S. has held the Olympics way more than our fair share.
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Old 10-01-09, 12:14 PM   #8
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I'm sure there is plenty of money in the state budget for it.
meh, Todd Stroger will probably make every winner pay a tax on each medal they win and the people that carry the torch will need to buy a special permit
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Old 10-01-09, 12:46 PM   #9
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

When I was in Chicago, I saw on the news that they just amended the proposal which guaranteed that the government would cover any cost overruns. Does anyone know if that's local, state, federal or all of the above?
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Old 10-01-09, 12:59 PM   #10
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The city is responsible for any overrun
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Old 10-01-09, 01:01 PM   #11
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The city is responsible for any overrun
OK, but with Obama in the White House, I'm sure he'll be more than happy to bail them out when they need it. It's the American way.
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Old 10-01-09, 01:33 PM   #12
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Either way the money will be from China
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Old 10-01-09, 01:37 PM   #13
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Either way the money will be from China
They should just let Beijing host it all the time. Nobody will ever top that Opening Ceremonies and the time zone works well for US television.
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Old 10-01-09, 01:53 PM   #14
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

The announcement will be carried live on NBC Universal Sports (both broadcast and online) tomorrow at 10 am EST:

http://www.universalsports.com
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Old 10-01-09, 03:05 PM   #15
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So with all the graft and corrpution inside the IOC, as well as within Chicago and Illinois political circles, does anyone reasonably think that Chicago is NOT going to get the bid? I wonder how many bribes and kickbacks have already been given or pledged?

I hope it goes somewhere else... that much organized crime in one concentrated area might rip a hole in the fabric of the universe, and I'm pretty sure a lot of Indiana will get sucked into it.
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Old 10-01-09, 03:30 PM   #16
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Re: 2016 Olympic - bid city videos

I get what you are saying, but i love the idea of only a 5-hour drive to see an Olympic event. Plus, here some of the events might actually be here.
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Old 10-01-09, 03:37 PM   #17
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I thought the video in this thread was the Chicago bid video:
http://forum.dvdtalk.com/other-talk/...ught-tape.html
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Old 10-01-09, 03:57 PM   #18
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So with all the graft and corrpution inside the IOC, as well as within Chicago and Illinois political circles, does anyone reasonably think that Chicago is NOT going to get the bid? I wonder how many bribes and kickbacks have already been given or pledged.
No, see, that's going to be the problem. I think Daley and Stroger & Co. have been confused by the Olympics thing. I'm not sure they grasp that they're expected to be giving bribes, not receiving them.
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Old 10-02-09, 10:44 AM   #19
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Chicago was eliminated in the first round, Tokyo went next.

As an Illinois taxpayer - I am happy.
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Old 10-02-09, 11:09 AM   #20
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The media here is going bananas. One network is blaming the head of the USOC, one network is saying it's anti-Americanism, one just looks like someone ran over their dog.

Some network had the geographic breakdown of the vote and almost half the vote belonged to Europe so I have no idea how people thought Chicago had a good shot.
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As a Chicago taxpayer, I say "Thank goodness."

As someone with even a slight bit of pride for my city and my country, I say "Bite me, IOC."
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As a Chicago taxpayer, I say "Thank goodness."

As someone with even a slight bit of pride for my city and my country, I say "Bite me, IOC."
And what about as an Obama fan? Can we get that reaction? I assume you're absolutely crushed that Europe thumbed their noses at him.
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The media here is going bananas. One network is blaming the head of the USOC, one network is saying it's anti-Americanism, one just looks like someone ran over their dog.

Some network had the geographic breakdown of the vote and almost half the vote belonged to Europe so I have no idea how people thought Chicago had a good shot.
I wonder if this story had anything to do with Chicago losing
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Some network had the geographic breakdown of the vote and almost half the vote belonged to Europe so I have no idea how people thought Chicago had a good shot.
I figured all those Europeans loved Obama. So much for that. I also figured they loved (US TV) money more than they hated America. So much for that.
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