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Old 07-06-2005, 08:52 AM   #21
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Oh good. Now they'll stop playing those silly "Bring me your tired... blah blah blah" NYC 2012 commercials on TV.
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:35 AM   #22
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Hi all,
I'm sorry for those here who were hoping for other cities (Paris would have been great), but I'm also happy to see London win!

Wow. The plans for the new aquatic center look wonderful.

San Francisco (which included the whole SF Bay area) bid, but it didn't even make the final round. Oh well.

Maybe 2012 will be the year I finally make it to the Olympics, though in the only sport I really like to watch is swimming, and sometimes diving. I always try to watch a bit of the swimming - a sport I can actually understand and follow.
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Old 07-06-2005, 09:37 AM   #23
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I wonder if Cricket is an olympic discipline...


I guess India would be very pleased about that.

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Old 07-06-2005, 09:48 AM   #24
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I still remember how excited we were when Korea got the 1988 Olympics. It was such a big deal for the entire country. I was all set to enjoy the games and then my family immigrated to the US in 1987 so I had to watch it from afar. I wished hard that NY would get it but knew that the chance was very slim.
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Old 07-06-2005, 10:53 AM   #25
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NOOOO! Spain lost!
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Old 07-06-2005, 11:01 AM   #26
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From the UK to our Olympic event competitors -


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Old 07-06-2005, 11:07 AM   #27
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From the UK to our Olympic event competitors -


Hey, this from the bunch who made Crazy Frog into a bestseller! I won't take it, you hear me, I will not.

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The success of Crazy Frog's remix of Harold Faltermeyer's 'Axel F', the theme to '80s action comedy 'Beverly Hills Cop', has been nothing short of phenomenal. In the UK the novelty record is outselling the rest of the singles chart twice over, and has sold three times as many copies as Coldplay. An estimated 200,000 singles a week being sold.
The London Olympic theme will be a Crazy frog tune, I just know it.

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Old 07-06-2005, 12:38 PM   #28
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Big surprise, NY didn't win. Oh well, nobody watches the olympics anyway...at least, nobody with a life.

When I was watching it on the news this morning, they were talking about how Londoners really didn't want the olmypics and were complaining about the traffic it would cause and one guy was like "Well, it'll certainly give them more things to complain about, and when they run out of things to complain about, they just complain about the French, which is what they've been doing a lot of lately."
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Old 07-06-2005, 01:05 PM   #29
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From what I read, the chances for NYC weren't bad to start with, though they got eliminated pretty early. I think the chances for NYC will be a lot better in 2016.

People don't watch the Olympics! Of course they do! I love the Olympics. Even I, the least sports oriented person on the planet, watches some of the Olympics. Well, I admit, it's mostly swimming that I watch.
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From what I read, the chances for NYC weren't bad to start with, though they got eliminated pretty early. I think the chances for NYC will be a lot better in 2016.

People don't watch the Olympics! Of course they do! I love the Olympics. Even I, the least sports oriented person on the planet, watches some of the Olympics. Well, I admit, it's mostly swimming that I watch.
But it's so boring!

How could NYC have had a chance? The panel is all Europeans, there's no way any US city would have made it.

But anyway, I think they made the right choice. I've never been to London myself, but I hear it's quite right (speaking of which, did you know that's thatís how the band "Quiet Riot" got their name? An English pronunciation of "Quite Right." Wick.)
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But it's so boring!

How could NYC have had a chance? The panel is all Europeans, there's no way any US city would have made it.

You had the olympics a few years ago in Atlanta and look what happened then
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You had the olympics a few years ago in Atlanta and look what happened then
We did? Hmm...what happened? Like I said, I don't watch
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We did? Hmm...what happened? Like I said, I don't watch
*KABOOM*

you tried to blow it up.

(Well not you personally)
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*KABOOM*

you tried to blow it up.

(Well not you personally)
Who told?!

I mean...
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Old 07-06-2005, 02:09 PM   #35
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Yeah, the problems with the Atlanta Summer Olympics (1996) didn't help the US chances. The summer Olympics also aren't always in Europe - so that's not the way to look at it.

For all that, by 2016, enough time may have passed - if not then, then the 2020 summer Olympics. Good to take the long view!

Speaking of Olympics, I'm thrilled that the recent summer Olympics, in Greece, went so well. They were way behind schedule on the construction, and they pulled it off! Still, it must have been blazing hot at the swimming events - there wasn't time to complete the roof, so it was open air.

I don't follow the locations for the winter Olympics, as much as I follow the locations for the summer ones.
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Sorry, Moscow.
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Well, there's always 2016.
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Well, there's always 2016.
Good god, i'll be 33.
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Good god, i'll be 33.
Yeah yeah rub it in.
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