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requiem 09-07-2013 02:09 PM

Tokyo to host 2020 Olympics
Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

19wingz 09-07-2013 02:20 PM

I love the Olympics. Like LOVE the Olympics. LOL

requiem 09-07-2013 02:22 PM

I find myself caring about it more each year. Lol

Yellowdog 09-07-2013 02:41 PM

The IOC is awful. They've been taking brides for decades. At least Tokyo makes sense. If it was Istanbul you would know they took another bribe just like Brazil.

requiem 09-07-2013 02:44 PM

You think Brazil getting selected was shady? Why do you say that?

Yellowdog 09-07-2013 03:07 PM

The IOC has been caught redhanded a few times. Salt Lake City gave them massive bribes that were widely reported. Nagano did too. In fact most have bribed the hell out of the IOC. There's been no concrete evidence yet with Brazil but everybody assumed it was going on. Why else go to Brazil? These games will be a disaster. The crime there is insane.

Here's one report on SLC.

requiem 09-07-2013 03:13 PM

Wow. That was a great article. Shady shady shady!

Yeah the crime rate in brazil is insane...it's not going to be a clean affair.

Sphinx 09-07-2013 05:50 PM

Not really shocked, I already read that Tokyo had bigger bribes than Istanbul. They won't touch the middle east for some time yet. What IS shocking to me? The United States hasn't won an Olympics bid in some time. When's the next time we can host one, 2022 or 2024? That'll be over 20 years.

I just want to go to one Olympic game. And, fuck that. South Korea is hosting them in 2018 and Tokyo in 2020? Really?

I just need curling this winter.

requiem 09-07-2013 07:06 PM

I love me some curling! GO CANADA!

19wingz 09-08-2013 04:41 PM

I love curling too and I want the US to get a games again soon. it's been a while.

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