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Does Delta Have Olympic Influence  
User currently offlineROSWELL41 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 803 posts, RR: 1
Posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 1155 times:

In 1996 the Olympic Games were in Atlanta and in 2002 they are in Salt Lake City. Both of these cities are Delta hubs and it's a fact that they make huge money off of these events. Any ideas if Delta has any influence in this or is the Olympic commitee partial to Delta?

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Mike

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User currently offlineFlyCMH From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 2287 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

I've wondered this myself. In fact, Cincinnati is trying to be the host city for the 2012 Olympic Summer Games. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International is another Delta hub.

User currently offlineSVG From Norway, joined Sep 1999, 284 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Delta is also the only American airline flying from Athens (2004), Greece to the US. I remeber that Delta suspended the Oslo-JFK service shortly after the Lillehammer Winter Olympics in 1994. But there is probably no connection between the IOC and Delta Air Lines.

User currently offlineLindy field From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 3129 posts, RR: 14
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1119 times:
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I thought Swissair was the official Olympic airline. Perhaps better to say "was"?

Maybe those of you who think Uncle Leo is on the Olympic Committee should consider the possibility of coincidence or better yet the strength of Delta's hub network and route map.


User currently offlineSkyhawk From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1066 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1114 times:

If I am not mistaken, the "official" airline can vary from Olympic games to Olympic games. I think that the airline bids for the right to tout themselves as the official carrier. In 1984 Pan Am was the official carrier to Sarajevo, United has also been the official carrier I think, of course Delta, Quantas, among others. Right or wrong?

User currently offlineTransSwede From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1104 times:

For the right amount of $$$$, anyone can have olympic influence. The IOC (internation olympic comitee) is nothing more than institutionalized bribery.

User currently offlineOA412 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 5351 posts, RR: 25
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1066 times:

SR is the official airline of the IOC, not of any particular Olympic Games.


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