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First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby Metroid » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:59 pm

I just watched the announcement live that Rio De Janeiro will host the 2016 summer games, beating out Madrid in the final voting. Tokyo and Chicago were eliminated in the previous round, Chicago being the first eliminated.

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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby BitterDodgerFan » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:02 pm

wow it will do wonders for their prostitution economy. :-B
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:03 pm

Doesn't Rio have some of the worst air quality in the world? It'll be interesting to see how they handle that following last year's issues in Bejing.
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby Metroid » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:19 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:Doesn't Rio have some of the worst air quality in the world? It'll be interesting to see how they handle that following last year's issues in Bejing.


I think the scantly clad costumes the Brazilian ladies wear in the opening ceremonies will more than make up for the poor air quality. :-D



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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby acsguitar » Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:47 pm

Is this the murder olympics?
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:01 pm

acsguitar wrote:Is this the murder olympics?


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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby The Artful Dodger » Fri Oct 02, 2009 2:13 pm

Interesting that Rio won the bid although I would have thought that it was either them or Chicago. Brazil actually hosts the World Cup in 2014 and they're going to have to step up plans for building new facilities/infrastructure as well as upgrading what they currently have. Anyway, it's pretty massive to have the World Cup and the Olympics in the neighborhood within a two year time span.

As for air quality, I reckon the bigger problem than air in Rio is the usual gun fights between rival drug cartels there.
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby JTWood » Sat Oct 03, 2009 8:36 am

The Artful Dodger wrote:As for air quality, I reckon the bigger problem than air in Rio is the usual gun fights between rival drug cartels there.

They should just legalize drugs.
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby RugbyD » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:13 am

I am quite happy my hometown didn't win. Maybe I should go buy a nice TV to watch to 2016 olympics on with the dollars I'm no longer going to have to fork over in corruption and boondoggle taxes.
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Re: First South American country wins Olympic bid

Postby ayebatter » Sat Oct 03, 2009 10:33 am

Congrats Rio ;-D But now I wonder how Mr & Mrs Obama are going to pay off the Chicago politcos.
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