2016 Olympic Games

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  1. iLoveMyMBP macrumors regular

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    Just announced during the half time of the Pittsburg vs. Ottawa Hockey Game that the games will (hopefully) be in Chicago!!! I think that's really exciting. I live in Milwaukee so hopefully that will bring lots of people here seeing is how Chicago is less an hour and half drive!!:D :D
     
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    Congrats to Chicago, good luck in the next round of the selection process...I was already mapping out how I was going to avoid the traffic jams if it was in LA in 2016.
     
  3. iLoveMyMBP thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeh they said LA had it twice already and Chicago is willing to build all new complexes...i can't wait to see the delelopment of this!!
     
  4. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!


    sorry. i can't imagine the utter chaos that will ensue having them here. seriously.
     
  5. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Los Angeles had it in 1932 and again in 1984...I seriously don't think we should have been given a chance to bid again until the mid 2030's...it's just fair that it gets spread around.

    Looking at the other possible bids, it looks like the honor of hosting would likely go to South Africa if they can pull off the 2010 World Cup successfully. If they can't, I'd bet India is next in line, then maybe a South American bid.
     
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    Cue your migraine. It'll suck, but it'll bring in plenty of money. Not that you'll see it ;)
     
  8. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    I want chicago to get it ... but I don't like the idea of crazy flight prices that summer if I'm still not in the area.
     
  9. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    actually if i'm working for the people that i am now and we have the same location. i'll see it. just won't be mine. :p
     
  10. polevault139 macrumors 6502

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    Chicago should be the place to have the Olympics. I have been waiting to see the pole vault since 1996 and have not been able to go. If it is at Chicago that is less than an hours drive so that would be incredible.
     
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    yea yea, chittown is the place to have it, its awesome i only live 45 mins away, hopefully i still be in illinois if they come here. im only a freshman in HS and the olympics are along time off
     
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    Do you work at a bank?
     
  13. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    no but i work for a company that has a souvenir store at a huge tourist attraction in Chicago. so i can't imagine what the store would be like if the Olympics end up here
     
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    I'm excited. I got to attend the '96 games in Atlanta for a few days and had a great time, and Chicago is my home town. I really hope they win!
     
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    Hopefully there won't be any bombings or threats of bombings....that would just plain ol' suck :( :apple: :apple: :apple: :apple:
     
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    dang... sf bay area would've been the best but the freakin 49ers and their stadium issues... well good for chicago anyway
     
  17. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Don't most cities that host an olympic games end up going bankrupt in some form.
     
  18. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    depends on the funding they can get for the construction and such.

    lets not forget Chicago is the city that 'gets things done' ;)
     
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    Now a days security costs alone are enough to eat up a whole budget.
     
  20. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    oh i agree.
    there are many, many reasons i don't want it here..
    i can't imagine what'd do to our economy and taxes here for one. and i just don't want the influx of people to deal with either.
     
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    I don't think they can wait until 2010 to award the 2016 olympics. India (I'm guessing Mumbai would be most probable) has a fair shot if China does a good job with the Beijing games. The only problem with South America is that there has never been a summer olympics there before.

    That said, with Beijing getting the 2008 games and London getting the 2012 games, The americas appear to be a front runner.
     
  22. iRachel macrumors 6502a

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    The 2016 Olympics will be awarded in 2009. (It's always 7 years ahead of time).
     
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    I think if South Africa bids and looks like it is on target to hold a successful World Cup, they will likely give it to them in 2009. If things totally fall apart at the World Cup in 2010, they may reevaluate and reassign it.

    There have never been a games in South America or Africa, so I'm sure there is a urge to give them a Games as soon as they think it will be successful...that's what drove the decision to mandate a World Cup on African soil, and the same forces are at work in the IOC.
     
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    I dont think they would re evaluate because the chosen city needs to start builiding their stadiums ammenities etc. and they might think S.A. will not have enough money to fund the olympics along w/ the world cup
     
  25. EngBrian macrumors regular

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    Keep in mind that Canada is getting the 2010 winter games. So it isn't like they need to rush back to "the americas" in 6 years. I realize that some people don't place as much prestige on the winter games but none-the-less something to keep in mind.
     

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