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Kuetsar    1,167
On 3/30/2017 at 3:35 PM, Pete said:

Oh yeah, not that I wouldn't have loved Olympic baseball at Wrigley. My point is that all the TCOTs, Freepers and Real 'Muricans who were RAAAAAAGE spittle-spewing over the very idea of that socialist Obama trying to get the Olympics to HIS city (never mind that Bush was the one who got the ball rolling) will be falling all over themselves to put Trumpy on Mount Rushmore for the exact same thing. I'm calling that shit right now.

Maybe, but its not as if LA(or California in general) is very high on their list. . . .

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Dolfan in NYC    6,686

So, it appears a deal is being worked out for the 2024 games to be hosted by Paris.  As I mentioned earlier in this thread, this will be a hundred years after they first hosted. 

The caveat is, the IOC appears to be ready to award the 2028 games to LA.  (Over potential bids by the likes of Brisbane, Toronto, Buenos Aires, and Nairobi.) 

This could all happen as soon as the IOC meeting tomorrow, even though the formal vote won't happen until September. 

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Death From Above    2,777

McDonald's is giving up Olympic sponsorship after 40 years, among rumours the Olympics want to jack the cost even more.

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piranesi    12,487
1 hour ago, Death From Above said:

McDonald's is giving up Olympic sponsorship after 40 years, among rumours the Olympics want to jack the cost even more.

OUR TIME IS NOW!!!

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odessasteps    5,576
1 hour ago, Death From Above said:

McDonald's is giving up Olympic sponsorship after 40 years, among rumours the Olympics want to jack the cost even more.

 

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RIPPA    17,971

For all intents and purposes - Paris will be getting the 2024 Summer Olympics and LA will get the 2028 ones

Granted - things could change but basically the IOC changed the rules to allow the two cities to work out a deal

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Brian Fowler    6,104

In a sentence I never thought I'd type in my life: I really wish more cities would act like Boston.

Tell the Olympics to go fuck themselves.

(Ironically, I love the Olympics themselves)

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NikoBaltimore    1,553

If I lived in LA I'd be mortified to live there while the Olympics are going on.  Traffic's bad enough but that would make it metric tons worse.  And if they're still in financial trouble then the worst thing they could do is host the Olympics.  Greece had their Olympics last decade and it fucked up their financial situation much worse than it already was.

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Ace    2,696

Meh. A couple hundred thousand extra people in town won't make much of a difference. We constantly get it for something or other.  We just take different freeways.

In reality, a Los Angeles Olympics doesn't take place in just Los Angeles. It'll cover all of L.A. and Orange County with some probable Riverside. Remember when TNA came to LA with Bound for Glory? It actually went to Irvine, 40 miles away.

 

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Greggulator    2,540

YO THE OLYMPIC CHANNEL! 

The Olympic Channel is the best. They're showing The World Games. I am currently watching something called FISTBALL. It's like volleyball but on grass and you can let the ball bounce once and can only use your fist. It's awesome. They also have kayak polo (water polo but with people in boats) and a bunch of other weird sports that aren't in the Olympics. I highly recommend ignoring korfball.

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AxB    2,226

Usain Bolt bows out in London. With a Bronze in the Men's 100 metre final. Justin Gatlin won, and got booed out of the stadium every time he was shown.

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