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11. Posted by mj75 (Full Member 42 posts) 11y

Quoting MASSAGEUK

please, not London

I'm with you on this. Give the debt to someone else.

Isn't Canada in the last stages of finally clearing their debt when they hosted the games back in 1976

We need to spend the money elsewhere - Our NHS is in debt, our transport needs updating, roads need replacing education needs money pumped into it.

What makes me laugh is that they reckon it will only cost london £1.8 billion.... yer times that by 5 and you will be nearer the truth. AND one way to help with the costs, they are going to use the taxpayers of london "council tax" to help fund a % of the costs. Thank god i only have a few more months left in London before we head off on our travels.

£1.8 billion for 3 weeks games ... what a waste

MJ
:)

12. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

I'm with you on this. Give the debt to someone else.

This statement reminds me of Athen 2004! Billions of debt for centuries to go...horrible!

However, NY CITY which emphasizes a lot in profit-making doesn't impress the committees.

Lee

13. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

However, NY CITY which emphasizes a lot in profit-making doesn't impress the committees.

New York garnered a lot of big names to support the bid, but they basically screwed up with the stadium issue (although they sort of rescued it with a revised stadium at Queens). They don't come across as really wanting to host the Games, at least not to me.

Sometimes you wonder if it's really all worth it.

14. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

They don't come across as really wanting to host the Games, at least not to me

Summer, you've spoken my language! That's the real image pictured by NY City. This 'country' again and again has given me bad impression in the international stage these few years!!! USA won't even be in my top 52 dream list all this while although I understand they have many great people and scenic places to look into. It's just the idea of imperialism and capitalism projected from them do not really make us feel comfortable! (Joz, Isa and Jeff - please do not feel offensive of my words am I sound too serious...ok ok

15. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

I am not offended at all Lee, as a matter of fact, it just saddends me.
There really are a lot of wonderful places in the U.S. but our government has made many enemies. I don't know if it will ever be possile to change the world's view/impression of Americans.
I just look at individuals, not countrys :)

16. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

Quoting cikusang

Summer, you've spoken my language! That's the real image pictured by NY City. This 'country' again and again has given me bad impression in the international stage these few years!!! USA won't even be in my top 52 dream list all this while although I understand they have many great people and scenic places to look into. It's just the idea of imperialism and capitalism projected from them do not really make us feel comfortable! (Joz, Isa and Jeff - please do not feel offensive of my words am I sound too serious...ok ok

Well, I wasn't really referring to the historical or political aspect. New York has hosted a lot of big sporting events, as have other cities, but the whole bid felt... well, it just didn't feel that they wanted it enough. You can tell London are desperate to have it, from the way their team have gone about promoting the bid (of course, what individuals felt about the bid, I can't say for sure). I didn't get that feeling with New York. I don't quite see them as a sporting city, though others might beg to differ.

Besides, Atlanta hosted the 1996 Games, so that diminishes the possibility of New York hosting one so soon after (same problem for Madrid, because of Barcelona 1992).

17. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

The host of the 2012 Olympics is:

LONDON

18. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

shame

19. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

It's obvious the influence of politics is the strongest in today's any major and minor events...to make the poverty a history??? I'm afraid this would rather to be a ever-lasting myth...

Anyway, congratulation to London and all the UK people! To the rest, don't being diffident and pessimistic, try again!

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