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Old 09-07-2013, 02:09 PM   #1
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Sports 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.
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:20 PM   #2
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I love the Olympics. Like LOVE the Olympics. LOL
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Old 09-07-2013, 02:22 PM   #3
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I find myself caring about it more each year. Lol
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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.
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You think Brazil getting selected was shady? Why do you say that?
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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.
http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/o...y-1075358.html
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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.
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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.
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I love me some curling! GO CANADA!
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I love curling too and I want the US to get a games again soon. it's been a while.
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