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Question: Of these applicant cities, which bid do you support?
Chicago   -17 (44.7%)
Prague   -2 (5.3%)
Tokyo   -2 (5.3%)
Rio de Janeiro   -11 (28.9%)
Baku   -1 (2.6%)
Doha   -4 (10.5%)
Madrid   -1 (2.6%)
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Total Voters: 37

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« on: April 08, 2008, 06:09:57 pm »

The candidate cities will be known in June, and the host on October 2, 2009.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Summer_Olympics
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« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2008, 06:11:30 pm »
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« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2008, 06:14:03 pm »
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« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2008, 06:21:07 pm »
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« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2008, 06:23:01 pm »
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Chicago

I'm ethnocentric when it comes to Olympic cities.
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« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2008, 06:37:39 pm »

I'm pulling for Rio, but wouldn't be deceived if Prague, Madrid, or Chicago got them.

I'm neutral on Doha, but I staunchly oppose Baku.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2008, 06:55:20 pm »
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With London 2012, I can't see Prague or Madrid getting it in 2016 unless none of the other candidates are suitable.

Baku has no chance for a multiplicity of reasons.

I doubt Tokyo will get it.

Chicago will get it if nether Rio nor Doha prove suitable.

I think the IOC will want to wait and see how Brazil handles the 2014 World Cup first.

Doha has the inside track.  Money won't be a problem and the IOC likes to think that sports can somehow solve political problems.



As for what I think would be the best venue, probably Madrid, but as I said, no way it gets it.
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2008, 07:29:51 pm »
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I think Doha is the most likely unless protests cause serious problems at the Beijing Olympics, in which case they'll go with the much politically safer Rio. Chicago might stand a chance as well, but Tokyo, Madrid and Prague all have the region problem. (Although, after thinking about it, Vancouver is in 2010, so that might hurt Chicago.)
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2008, 07:32:30 pm »
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Baku or Doha. Would love to see an Olympic Games in the Middle East.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2008, 07:40:54 pm »
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Chicago, obviously.

(Although, after thinking about it, Vancouver is in 2010, so that might hurt Chicago.)

It's not unprecedented to have the games on the same continent in such a small timespan:

Atlanta 1996 Salt Lake City 2002
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2008, 07:52:26 pm »
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I'd like for it to be in Chicago, but Rio or Tokyo would be cool.
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« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2008, 08:38:10 pm »
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Rio would be cool.  Thats probably the favorite too since its never been in South America and thats a more stable area than the Middle East.
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« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 08:47:45 pm »
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Chicago, maybe then I could see some of them. Tongue
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« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 09:08:57 pm »
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Chicago!!!

Though Doha would be cool.
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« Reply #14 on: April 09, 2008, 12:48:01 am »
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Baku? LOL.

Doha, because I have a cousin there. Though Prague'd also be nice.
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« Reply #15 on: April 09, 2008, 01:42:02 am »
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Not Chicago...I'm hoping Philly (i can dream) gets another shot soon, and that wont happen with a chi-town selection.

I've always wanted an Istanbul games.
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« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2008, 01:55:14 am »
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I'm split between Prague and Tokyo, but Chicago will win.
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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2008, 02:29:40 am »
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It does matter... given their current track record, they will probably pick Pyongyang.
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« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2008, 03:03:38 am »
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They are practically obliged to hold it every 20 years or so in the US. Asian and European cities are out - the Olympics would have been too recent. Everyone who thinks that Rio has a chance doesn't know what he's speaking.
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« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2008, 06:44:24 am »
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Chicago will probably win, but i'd prefer Rio. Both South America and Africa have never hosted the games, they should be given the chance too. The same is true for the middle east btw, but i don't think Doha has any chance.
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« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2008, 07:04:23 am »

It does matter... given their current track record, they will probably pick Pyongyang.

No, they'd pick Baku to keep in line with their track record of holding them in great democracies.
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« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2008, 07:08:16 am »

Rio or Madrid
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« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2008, 07:28:42 am »
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Go Chicago!
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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2008, 08:28:20 am »

After thinking, I change my vote to Doha.
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It does matter... given their current track record, they will probably pick Pyongyang.

No, they'd pick Baku to keep in line with their track record of holding them in great democracies.

If by which you mean countries that routinely seek to invade their neighbors using minor territorial disputes as pretext, then yes.
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