thai747
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Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 2:58 pm

With Bangkok , Kuala Lampur , Cairo , Havana and Seville ( spelling?) eliminated from the short list..Which city do yo think will be the lucky one?  

Osaka or Beijing or Toronto or Paris or even Istanbul

Jak.... a disappointed Thai  
 
thai747
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 3:02 pm

Forgot to add my opinion...

I strongly support Beijing , it's time for a developing country in Asia to show the world what we've got...
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 5:49 pm

My bet is also on Beijing.

J777
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 7:49 pm

I`d say Toronto.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 8:36 pm

I would have liked Havana to have received it, but since they're out, I would like it to be Beijing. But I don't think they'll get it...I think the lucky ones will be Toronto...I can just smell it in the air.... 

Tommy  
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Aug 29, 2000 10:40 pm

Whoever bribes the committe the best .
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 12:22 am

TORONTO ALL THE WAY!!!
Proud to be an Assyrian!
 
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RE: Seattle

Wed Aug 30, 2000 1:21 am

The media here in Seattle is talking like we are getting it. Don't really know though.
 
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Toronto

Wed Aug 30, 2000 2:00 am

Toronto all the way!!!

EUROFLYER
Born to fly !
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 5:58 am

I think that Toronto would be nice. Its a great city.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:22 am

I am hoping Toronto gets them. I live 45 minutes away and figure I can make a killing turning my house into a bed and breakfast for the three weeks.

Oops excuse me, I got caught up in what the Olympics have become, a giant commercial enterprise for multi-national corporations.

Seriously, I hope Toronto does get them and I think they have a real good shot.

Copper1
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:22 am

I'd like to see Bejing get the olympics. Toronto would be good too, but they had them in Montreal not too long ago. I know that Houston is making a bid for the 2012 olympics.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 6:39 am

It would be nice if Beijing would get it, a great boost for the countries image and all, but I even with all the improvents the government is making to the city I doubt it would be more enjoyable for the fans and athelets to have it there rather than Paris (great ambiance), Toronto (very nice all around city), or Osaka (can probably accomodate the Olympics easily, and the Japanese definitely know how to treat guests).

Aaron G.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 8:27 pm

No way that Toronto doesn't get them.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 9:19 pm

Beijing. They lost to Sydney by a very narrow margin. By 2008, the last time the Summer Olympics will have been held in Asia is 1988, Seoul.

I'm sure the IOC would like to spread the Olympics around, especially since China is such a potentially HUGE market. North America gets the Olympics often enough.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 10:50 pm


I would like to see them in either Toronto or Paris !!
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Wed Aug 30, 2000 11:16 pm

Isn't Sarajevo making another bid for them?
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Fri Sep 01, 2000 12:21 am

I hope toronto gets them because it 45 minutes away from where I live and I would love to have them that close and there is even talk that my city could see some action.
 
thai747
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Sun Sep 03, 2000 9:06 am

Anyone know when they will select the city? Anyway, Beijing all the way 

Regards,
Jak
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Sun Sep 03, 2000 9:39 am

T-O-R-O-N-T-O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What else is there to say?
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Mon Sep 04, 2000 12:09 pm

I may be Australian,

But I think that Beijing is not up to hosting the Olympics, Paris well, just too french, not to mention the horror of going to the airport. Osaka, Maybe but

TORONTO should get it because I love the city, it's perfect to hold the games.

qantas
 
thai747
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Mon Sep 04, 2000 1:49 pm

How many times have these countries hosted the Olympic games?

I know Paris hosted twice already , once in 1900 but those were ages ago

Japan hosted the game once in Tokyo , how about Osaka?

Canada , China or Beijing ...I'm not sure.. any help?

Jak

PS. can you clarify what you meant by "Just too french?" 
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Mon Sep 04, 2000 4:58 pm

I hope Cape Town, South Africa, because they have never had the Olympics in South Africa. 
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Mon Sep 04, 2000 9:18 pm

I hope Cape Town get's it as well, but we're not running for 2008. We gonna try Soccer World cup 2010, cause we lost the 2006 bid, and we were sooooooooooo pissed off with fifa, that basically the whole country signed a petition to FIFA to make sure that the 2010 soccer world cup goes to an African country...they also made a new rule that from now on they're going to rotate which host country should host the soccer world cup from continent to continent. I think that it much more fair!

Tommy  
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Tue Sep 05, 2000 12:19 am

It will definelitly be either Toronto or Beijing. I know L.A. wants to bid again, for 2012. That would make L.A. a three time Olympic host city!
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Fri Sep 08, 2000 3:49 am

Beijing is my guess. The chinese are going to put in a very strong bid and there's the potential market arguement as well.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Fri Sep 08, 2000 4:05 am

i think Toronto should get it, More live media coverage can be made to north america due to the time zones, the language is english which is what most people speak, and Toronto has a great transporation system, as well its in a country that doesn't abuse people (not to mention any names *cough* "China"). Toronto also has good scenery out by the lake, and they have a lot of commitment put into winning this bid. I dont know about paris or istanibul, but between Toronto and Beijing, i think Toronto has a better chance of getting it.
 
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RE: Where Will Olympic 2008 Be?

Fri Sep 08, 2000 4:36 am

does anyone know if Florida lost its bid? Tampa had a bid that would have events stretched from central Florida to Northeast Florida. They were planning on Jacksonville and some other cities hosting events, such as Alltel Stadium being where the soccer will be played, Tampa and maybe Orlando and Gainesville would host events, etc. Anyone know if it got cut?

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