GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by Worldbo » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 07:12:03


DOnt tell that to China, whos bidding for 2008.

I for one support China, or Osaka.
'cause if Toronto wins, which is aiight, we
wont have a chance in Wash/Balt to get them
in 2012.

If Asia gets it, all bets are off.

 
 
 

GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by Frank Downe » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 08:05:02

Quote:

>DOnt tell that to China, whos bidding for 2008.

>I for one support China, or Osaka.
>'cause if Toronto wins, which is aiight, we
>wont have a chance in Wash/Balt to get them
>in 2012.

>If Asia gets it, all bets are off.

LOL. I have decided that the next Olympics that are
held within a reasonable travel distance, I am going.
Dammit, I'm gonna see *one* Games live.
"Reasonable travel distance" from Boston--
well, both Toronto and Balt/Wash qualify.

So, go whomever! <G>

Frank

 
 
 

GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by mutant ax » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 09:14:49

Quote:

> DOnt tell that to China, whos bidding for 2008.

> I for one support China, or Osaka.
> 'cause if Toronto wins, which is aiight, we
> wont have a chance in Wash/Balt to get them
> in 2012.

> If Asia gets it, all bets are off.

Well considering that USA has had the games twice in the last 50 years
dont you think its a bit unfair that you get it again ?

btw.........who is only the other country to have the Olympics twice in the
last 20 years ?

Yes.........Australia, how can such a small country ( population wise ) get to
hold the Olympics twice, thats amazing

 
 
 

GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by Neville Lindsa » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 09:52:58


Quote:




Quote:
> > DOnt tell that to China, whos bidding for 2008.

> > I for one support China, or Osaka.
> > 'cause if Toronto wins, which is aiight, we
> > wont have a chance in Wash/Balt to get them
> > in 2012.

> > If Asia gets it, all bets are off.

> Well considering that USA has had the games twice in the last 50 years
> dont you think its a bit unfair that you get it again ?

> btw.........who is only the other country to have the Olympics twice in
the
> last 20 years ?

> Yes.........Australia, how can such a small country ( population wise )
get to
> hold the Olympics twice, thats amazing

1956, 2000 - twenty years? And to such a mathematically-challenged country
as well!

NL

 
 
 

GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by W Yu » Wed, 13 Sep 2000 10:54:53


Quote:

> Well considering that USA has had the games twice in the last 50 years
> dont you think its a bit unfair that you get it again ?

> btw.........who is only the other country to have the Olympics twice in the
> last 20 years ?

> Yes.........Australia, how can such a small country ( population wise ) get to
> hold the Olympics twice, thats amazing

Because Australia is a nice place and there isn't all the political
controversy of holding it in the Los Angeles/Moscow/Seoul of past
years. Hopefully the terrorists might take a holiday too.

--
Weiyun

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GAMES GETTING TOO BIG, SAYS SENIOR IOC OFFICIAL

Post by Rob » Sat, 16 Sep 2000 11:36:04


Quote:




Quote:
> > DOnt tell that to China, whos bidding for 2008.

> > I for one support China, or Osaka.
> > 'cause if Toronto wins, which is aiight, we
> > wont have a chance in Wash/Balt to get them
> > in 2012.

> > If Asia gets it, all bets are off.

> Well considering that USA has had the games twice in the last 50 years
> dont you think its a bit unfair that you get it again ?

Actually the USA hosted it twice in the last 16 years - and Nth America
three times in the last 24.

Quote:

> btw.........who is only the other country to have the Olympics twice in
the
> last 20 years ?

> Yes.........Australia, how can such a small country ( population wise )
get to
> hold the Olympics twice, thats amazing

No.....Not Australia.  We have hosted the Olympics twice - 1956 in Melbourne
and 2000 in Sydney.  That is 44 years apart - not twenty as you suggest.
You may be thinking of the 1982 Commonwealth Games which were held in
Brisbane.  And why is it amazing?  Australia may be small population wise
but it has a proud Olympic tradition.  We are one of only three countries
that have competed in every modern summer Olympic games.  Australia is
essentially free from political unrest which makes it a relatively safe
option for a games host.  Then their is the geographical aspect.  I believe
that the 2000 games are just the second Olympics to be held in the Southern
Hemisphere.  That means that this is only the second time in 26 Olympiads
that people from this part of the world have had any realistic chance of
seeing the games live.  So IMHO the games being held down under again was
long overdue.