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Republican95
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10/8/2009 6:13:09 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
If could see one city host the Olympics which one would it be?

I think it would be interesting to have New Orleans, Dubai, or Cairo host the Olympics.

A New Orleans Olympic games would be interesting because, well, New Orleans is just a beautiful city with a rich culture. Their infrastructure would have to be worked on a bit (a bigger airport and new public transport), but if they started working now, I think they could be just as qualified as any other American city by the 2030s or 2040s. The only problem would be that the Summer Olympics falls right in the middle of hurricane season, and that is probably the one reason why New Orleans will NEVER host the Olympics, but I wish they could.

Dubai would be interesting too. Since around 2000, Dubai has been undergoing a massive modernization project. They have build artificial islands and super tall skyscrapers. They could easily handle the Olympic games. If they started preparing now, they could be a Candidate City by at least 2020. Having the Olympics is a predominantly Islamic country would be good, I think, for international cooperation. But, because of its geographic location, it might be a big target for terrorists.

Cairo would be cool! They have most of the infrastructure already there. When we think of Egypt we think of sand, pyramids, and pharaohs. If Cairo got it, they could really blow the socks-of-the-world when it comes to their modernization. And i think it would usher in a new era for Northern Africa.
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10/8/2009 6:42:37 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/8/2009 6:13:09 PM, Republican95 wrote:
If could see one city host the Olympics which one would it be?

I think it would be interesting to have New Orleans, Dubai, or Cairo host the Olympics.

A New Orleans Olympic games would be interesting because, well, New Orleans is just a beautiful city with a rich culture. Their infrastructure would have to be worked on a bit (a bigger airport and new public transport), but if they started working now, I think they could be just as qualified as any other American city by the 2030s or 2040s. The only problem would be that the Summer Olympics falls right in the middle of hurricane season, and that is probably the one reason why New Orleans will NEVER host the Olympics, but I wish they could.

Dubai would be interesting too. Since around 2000, Dubai has been undergoing a massive modernization project. They have build artificial islands and super tall skyscrapers. They could easily handle the Olympic games. If they started preparing now, they could be a Candidate City by at least 2020. Having the Olympics is a predominantly Islamic country would be good, I think, for international cooperation. But, because of its geographic location, it might be a big target for terrorists.

Cairo would be cool! They have most of the infrastructure already there. When we think of Egypt we think of sand, pyramids, and pharaohs. If Cairo got it, they could really blow the socks-of-the-world when it comes to their modernization. And i think it would usher in a new era for Northern Africa.

i am from new orleans so i would like to see it there... but i doubt it will ever happen
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10/8/2009 8:32:42 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/8/2009 6:13:09 PM, Republican95 wrote:
If could see one city host the Olympics which one would it be?

I think it would be interesting to have New Orleans, Dubai, or Cairo host the Olympics.


Great choices.
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10/13/2009 9:23:17 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
There are a few cities I like. Indianapolis, Chicago, and Boston. For international cities, i'm really looking forward to London!
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10/13/2009 9:40:40 AM
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I would like it in DC, i feel that that will never happen... but i think it would be pretty cool... have people come and see our history, capital, and everything... i would love it
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10/13/2009 9:44:17 AM
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At 10/13/2009 9:41:41 AM, theLwerd wrote:
The last thing we need right now are the Olympics in the U.S.

i know, but if it did come around i would like it in DC.
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10/13/2009 10:12:45 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/13/2009 9:44:17 AM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/13/2009 9:41:41 AM, theLwerd wrote:
The last thing we need right now are the Olympics in the U.S.

i know, but if it did come around i would like it in DC.

To have the Olympics in D.C. would be redic.
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10/13/2009 10:33:05 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/13/2009 10:12:45 AM, untitled_entity wrote:
At 10/13/2009 9:44:17 AM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/13/2009 9:41:41 AM, theLwerd wrote:
The last thing we need right now are the Olympics in the U.S.

i know, but if it did come around i would like it in DC.

To have the Olympics in D.C. would be redic.

dude.... it would be awesome.
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10/13/2009 6:29:44 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/13/2009 6:11:49 PM, BrandonClark wrote:
At 10/13/2009 8:24:20 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 10/10/2009 2:43:20 PM, BrandonClark wrote:
Minneapolis 2020!

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us...

No.

yes

I know your from around there so you have a bias opinion, but come on, we have better places in the US.

like dc
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10/13/2009 6:33:16 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
I don't have a problem with DC. However, a lot of the venues would probably be outside of the District of Columbia; either in neighboring Virginia or Maryland.

The best U.S. cities to host the bid are probably, I like New York City, Boston, maybe Houston...
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10/14/2009 6:59:44 PM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/13/2009 6:29:44 PM, comoncents wrote:
At 10/13/2009 6:11:49 PM, BrandonClark wrote:
At 10/13/2009 8:24:20 AM, theLwerd wrote:
At 10/10/2009 2:43:20 PM, BrandonClark wrote:
Minneapolis 2020!

http://www.house.leg.state.mn.us...

No.

yes


I know your from around there so you have a bias opinion, but come on, we have better places in the US.


like dc
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I probably won't be living there in 8 years so it wouldn't matter. D.C. doesn't have nearly enough facilities to host the Olympics. Minneapolis does.
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10/15/2009 7:22:02 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
New Orleans certainly deserves it.

Otherwise, I would choose a joint bid from Beirut and Gaza City because their infrastructure needs rebuilding after being destroyed by the Israeli military.
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10/15/2009 8:17:15 AM
Posted: 7 years ago
At 10/15/2009 7:22:02 AM, brian_eggleston wrote:
New Orleans certainly deserves it.

Otherwise, I would choose a joint bid from Beirut and Gaza City because their infrastructure needs rebuilding after being destroyed by the Israeli military.

New Orleans has a nice place for an Olympic Stadium. It's not too big though and it's kind of old.
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10/15/2009 10:41:42 AM
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At 10/14/2009 1:03:13 PM, BellumQuodPacis wrote:
MIAMI 2020!! They could hold the main events there in Miami and then they could hold other events in Palm Beach.

I don't mind that.