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RFSTB
Sep 13th, 2009, 12:32 AM
Which city do you think(not hope) will win the 2016 Olympics?

The IOC report says all 4 cities have issues. Jacque Rogge said it'll come down to 1 or 2 votes.

Rio has the fewest issues, but crime is a major sticking point. President Lula is expected to attend the voting in Copenhagen on Oct. 2. They think they are the front runner.

Chicago's biggest issue is lack of financial backing from the US Federal government. However Chicago's mayor signed an agreement for the city to pick up the tab if they run a deficit. Michelle Obama will be in Copenhagen for the voting(instead of the President). Chicago was the frontrunner but no longer.

Tokyo and Madrid both planned to have their crown prince in Copenhagen. Since Beijing and London hosted the 2 games before frankly I think they have little chance. It's really a race between Chicago and Rio.

Keegan
Sep 13th, 2009, 12:55 AM
I agree with your points. Out of the two you've chosen, it'd probably go to Chicago. Rio does have major crime issues, therefore they shouldn't hold a massive international tournament there (although, they're going for SA2010 for the World Cup).

I'd like to see Tokyo or Chicago though. I imagine the Tokyo opening ceremony would be amazing.

KournikovaFan91
Sep 13th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Rio deserves it way more than Chicago but I reckon the Obama factor will kick in a Chicago will get it :rolleyes:

I can see Madrid and Tokyo getting very few votes.

Mateo Mathieu
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:06 AM
Rio deserves it way more than Chicago but I reckon the Obama factor will kick in a Chicago will get it :rolleyes:

I can see Madrid and Tokyo getting very few votes.
Agreed :( I hope they surprise us and Rio get it.

Blu€
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:07 AM
Rio is clearly the favourite, if they don't win I'd be surprised

NeeemZ
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:30 PM
People should remember that Brazil is hosting the World Cup in 2014 so that might work against them.

Williamsser
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:35 PM
U.S. economy is hurting as it is. No need for Chicago to get it and follow in the footsteps of financial disaster, Athens.

matthias
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:44 PM
i think it will be a fight between Rio and Chicago

maybe Obama will go to Cophenhagen
Rio would be the first games in SouthAmerica

matthias
Sep 13th, 2009, 02:51 PM
Madrid - very good and strong bid, but very unlikely after London 2012. Also the europeans on IOC will not vote for Madrid since few other european cities waiting to bid for 2020/2022 (Paris/Rome/rumours about Amsterdam/and maybe Berlin if Munich 2018 fails)

Tokyo - seems to be technically the best bid. But Asia again after 2008 in Beijing? and Tokyo 2016 would kill the hope for SouthKorean or chinese Wintergames in 2018, so the Asian IOC-Members will most likely not on Tokyo´s side

Chicago - USA is the big market for the IOC, the TV right for the US-Marked bring more then the rest of the world i guess, also they have Obama in the back. So this points could help to get over few financial problems.

Rio - this is the strongest South-american bid ever, sure they are some problems with criminal rate, but this is the chance for the IOC to bring the games to a new part of the world.

Aaric
Sep 13th, 2009, 04:42 PM
Madrid please :sobbing:

CanIGetAWhat
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:23 PM
Chicago FTW, please! :worship:

Danči Dementia
Sep 13th, 2009, 08:39 PM
Rio!!!

southamerica deserves the games.

come on Río!!!! :bounce:

Haimar
Sep 13th, 2009, 10:45 PM
I just got back from Madrid and it seems like they are doing everything to get it, everywhere you went there were posters with 'Madrid 2016'. I hope they get it, beautiful city :hearts:

But of course with London 2012 it's a very small chance, then I would go for Rio!

thalle
Sep 14th, 2009, 05:19 PM
How funny :D
I'm working at a congress-bureau and we are organising the IOC :D Registration, hotels etc etc :D :bounce:

WowWow
Sep 15th, 2009, 05:48 AM
Rio baby!:rocker2:

RJWCapriati
Sep 15th, 2009, 07:07 AM
Tokyo

WowWow
Sep 28th, 2009, 05:49 PM
Obama to make 2016 Olympics pitch for Chicago
"Barack Obama to become first US president to lobby International Olympic Committee in person"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/28/obama-olympics-2016-chicago

Great:rolleyes:

Now Rio will have zero chances.

Wannabeknowitall
Sep 28th, 2009, 06:05 PM
Obama to make 2016 Olympics pitch for Chicago
"Barack Obama to become first US president to lobby International Olympic Committee in person"

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/28/obama-olympics-2016-chicago

Great:rolleyes:

Now Rio will have zero chances.

I still feel that Rio has a good shot.
The city is a big financial hub in South America and that really makes for a climate for sponsers.
The weather is beautiful. The culture is beautiful.

Chicago has crime. Chicago doesn't have the money, unless Oprah flips the bill and I haven't heard any indication of that happening.

IMO it's easier to get rid of crime in 6 years than build up finances for the facilities.
Ask Athens for an example on that.
Wawrinka's ass.

zvonarevarulz
Sep 28th, 2009, 06:09 PM
Chicago please:kiss:

WowWow
Sep 28th, 2009, 06:13 PM
Chicago has crime. Chicago doesn't have the money, unless Oprah flips the bill and I haven't heard any indication of that happening.



Rio is in same shit. High crime rate, even worse than Chicago.
I really doubt they'll get it.
It's a shame, though.

DiscoStick
Sep 28th, 2009, 09:37 PM
Chicago/Tokyo.

young_gunner913
Sep 28th, 2009, 09:41 PM
Fuck all those choices. Stockton, California FTW!! :rocker2:

Uranium
Sep 29th, 2009, 12:01 AM
Decision is made in 4 days:bounce:

ElusiveChanteuse
Sep 29th, 2009, 02:30 AM
I hope Rio!

KournikovaFan91
Sep 29th, 2009, 02:39 AM
Go Rio :bounce:

It would be great for them:p

kittyking
Sep 29th, 2009, 06:33 AM
http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii284/weirdchicago/weird_chicago.gif
http://images.mirror.co.uk/upl/m4/aug2008/9/8/09D2CD8F-088F-7124-218EC6D8F78448F5.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/151/399043874_b9cfa3a6cf.jpg?v=0
http://www.bigtravelweb.com/images/rio_de_jeneiro_l.JPG

Enough said. Go Rio.

flyingmachine
Sep 29th, 2009, 08:51 AM
I think it will be between Rio and Chicago.
Personally I would love Rio to win. :dance:

Punjabi_playboy
Sep 29th, 2009, 11:17 AM
I am hoping that Rio wins it, but I would really really like to see India host it sometime

pushpakamara
Sep 29th, 2009, 11:28 AM
I is wantings Tokeo to wins becos i can go becos its not far from my homeland :D

Ysabella
Sep 29th, 2009, 11:34 AM
please give it to Rio! it would be really an interesting olympics with such a beautiful country. definitely not tokyo, beijing was only last year, we do'nt need another asian country hosting it. i say give it to brazil! south america baby!