Olympics 2012

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  1. student_trap macrumors 68000

    student_trap

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    Ok so where it will be held gets decided today.

    Its going to be either either:

    London
    New York
    Madrid
    Moscow
    Paris

    Where do you think that it will be best? Where do you think it would be worst?
     
  2. rdowns Suspended

    rdowns

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    Best - New York
    Worst - New York

    Since I live 5 miles from the proposed Olympic Stadium and there are a couple of venues between home and work, I see this as a commuting nightmare if it comes here.
     
  3. Don't panic macrumors 603

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    i am rooting for NY.
    the traffic issues will be only for a month, but this is a great opportunity for the city. too bad the chances are really slim.
     
  4. redeye be macrumors 65816

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    It will be either London or Paris. Paris being my favorite. I would just love being able to drive down to the games :D.

    www.parisjo2012.fr
    www.london2012.org
    www.nyc2012.com - organisational nightmare, holding games mid city
    www.m2012.re/en - only half the Russians seem to want to host
    www.madrid2012.es - Barcelona was only 20 years ago - a pro is 'car-free' games

    More importantly, they'll decide what sports must go out of the olympics. Baseball might be one of them.
     
  5. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Come on Paris.

    I live right beside where the Olympics would be in London and really don't fancy 5-6 years of heacy construction, not to mention the fact that all of us Londoners will have to pay increased taxes to fund at and not even get free tickets!
     
  6. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    The US only had the Olympics in 1996, and Spain in 1992, so it would be good to see the Games go to a nation that hasn't hosted them for a while.

    I suppose we'll find out this lunchtime...
     
  7. Applespider macrumors G4

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    Paris please...

    I don't want to pay the extra council tax for very little benefit - and Paris would mean being able to hop on the Eurostar if I really felt inclined to go to any events...
     
  8. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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  9. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    Follow it Live.

    It's down to London or Paris already.
     
  10. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    Small update...

    This means "Olympics special edition mac" @ Paris expo 2012!

    You saw it here first! ;)
     
  11. garybUK Guest

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    Phew! at least it's still within driving distance be it london or paris.
     
  12. CmdrLaForge macrumors 68040

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    Its Paris or London baby,

    ...I certainly do hope for Paris - I can drive there in 6 hours.
     
  13. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    in 7 years it will take less than 4.5 hours for you!!
    I'd fly instead of drive... 30 min? :)
     
  14. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    London it is.

    It may be expensive to host, it's benefits may be questionable... but if us getting it upsets the French then it's fine with me. ;)
     
  15. AmigoMac macrumors 68020

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    and the winner is:

    London !!


    Congratulations!

    No Mac Special edition @ Paris 2012 :( ... who cares!

    Damn! you got it first :( ... ;)
     
  16. Prelude2Tragedy macrumors regular

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    London still undefeated, as Paris just got kicked in the face again.
     
  17. WinterMute Moderator emeritus

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    Note to self, simply said....: Bugger.

    5 years of construction, higher taxes and crowded tubes, I can't wait.

    7 years to find someone else to live.... :rolleyes:
     
  18. wordmunger macrumors 603

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    It's gonna be Paris. The early leader wins it by a mile.

    edit: Oops! Looks like it was already announced when I posted. Congrats, Londonites....
     
  19. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  20. iGav macrumors G3

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    I'm really surprised to see the downer vibe that the London folk have got on here... :rolleyes:

    I think it's f'in fantastic myself :D
     
  21. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    As this is a family forum I'll constrain myself to Bum. Bum Bum Bum Bum Bum.

    I'm really looking forward to the massive increase in traffic in my local area, paying more taxes for venues that I don't really think we want or need (and some of them will then be moved outside London to places that did not have their taxes raised), a few mad weeks when I will want to move elsewhere then a load of low cost housing getting dumped into the local market at the end when they sell off the village at the end.

    :( :mad: :( :mad:
     
  22. Applespider macrumors G4

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    I'm sure it will grow on me once we see some of the plans coming to fruition. My downer vibe comes from the overblown budgets and/or late-timings of the last few major London projects - the Dome, the Jubilee Line, Wembley Stadium.

    And I guess since it's all out East where they've spent so much money in recent years without much effect. I'd have liked to see them spread the love around a little - use it to get better transport to South London (rather than yet another link to Stratford) and update some of the facilities at Crystal Palace etc, rewarding those areas for their long term commitment to sports etc
     
  23. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Meh. As if anyone cares about the Olympics anymore. That's, like, so two thousand years ago!



    They can be fun for a week if you try to ignore the fact most of the athletes are actually doped up gorillas with pushy parents, but the post-Olympic hangover is intense. Look forward to legions of ex-Olympic volunteers still trying to guide you to your nearest ablutions facility, six months after the athletes have packed up and gone home. :(
     
  24. mgargan1 macrumors 65816

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    I guess the whole, googling the phrase "french military victories", and then clicking "I'm feeling lucky" kinda holds up in this situation. Yea, i know it's not a military loss, but still gotta be rough...
     
  25. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    That's awesome! Thanks for that. :D
     

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