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121st IOC Session - Olympiad 2016

Discussion in 'Sports Programming and Events' started by MrSmartyA, Oct 2, 2009.

  1. MrSmartyA

    MrSmartyA Mentor

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    I watched 3 presentations so far (on UniversalSports.com - also live on Olympic.org) starting with Chicago, followed by Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro. The last presentation, from Madrid, is still 1 hour away.

    Off those three, unfortunately, I must say the Brasillian presentation was the most compelling one so far. There never have been Olympic games in the South American continent and the the facilities and venues are in beautiful surroundings (Copacabana and other scenic beaches and parks, including an ESPN style X-games park). The cruise ships used as swimming hotels will anchor right next to many venues. Also the finances are fully secured.

    Obama, Chicago major Daley and co will have a tough time defeating Rio's bid.

    My prediction in order:

    1) Rio
    2) Chicago
    3) Madrid (haven't seen that one yet)
    4) Tokyo (cute presentation, based on the "Green environmentally friendly games theme", but the other ones were better)
     
  2. jabrwocky7

    jabrwocky7 AllStar

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    The first round of voting is now open.

    Button / City

    4 / Chicago
    7 / Rio
    8 / Tokyo
    9 / Madrid

    0 / Abstain
     
  3. jabrwocky7

    jabrwocky7 AllStar

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    First round of voting is closed.
     
  4. jabrwocky7

    jabrwocky7 AllStar

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    Boxes Given: 95
    Participants: 94
    Abstain: 0
    Valid Ballots: 94

    The City of Chicago having obtained the least number of votes will not participate in the next round.
     
  5. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    Chicago and Tokyo are elmininated.
     
  6. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    It's RIO...

    :eek2::eek2::eek2::eek2::eek2:
     
  7. RACJ2

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    First time for a South American country, so I'm glad for them. Especially after being enlightened on what it was going to cost the US government to host the games in Chicago.
     
  8. hdtvfan0001

    hdtvfan0001 Well-Known Member

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    But sad for the rest of the world....:(

    My guess is they'll endless party until then, and forget all about any preparations...
     

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