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xinhui
02 Oct 09,, 19:36
well done and looking forward to the game.

xinhui
02 Oct 09,, 19:42
Disappointed White House Struggles to Explain Chicago's Defeat
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U.S. Loses Olympics Bid
President Obama urged the International Olympic committee Friday to choose Chicago for the site of the 2016 Summer Games, but the Committee eliminated the city from the competition in the first round of voting.
Disappointed White House Struggles to Explain Chicago's Defeat - washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/02/AR2009100202779.html)

tankie
02 Oct 09,, 19:45
Disappointed White House Struggles to Explain Chicago's Defeat
Gallery
U.S. Loses Olympics Bid
President Obama urged the International Olympic committee Friday to choose Chicago for the site of the 2016 Summer Games, but the Committee eliminated the city from the competition in the first round of voting.
Disappointed White House Struggles to Explain Chicago's Defeat - washingtonpost.com (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/02/AR2009100202779.html)

Bit of a slap for Obama , but congrats to Rio , now can we get the London games out of the way , its been promised to be the B all and end all , yea right ,:rolleyes: it will be late and over budget :eek:

gunnut
02 Oct 09,, 19:51
I'm just happy that Chicago, and the US, didn't get the Olympics. It's a waste of resources as long as government is involved. Obama just wanted to line the pockets of his cronies in Chicago with tax money.

Luke Gu
02 Oct 09,, 21:01
Obama just wanted to line the pockets of his cronies in Chicago with tax money.
gn,you're really A cheapskate。

gunnut
02 Oct 09,, 21:03
gn,you're really A cheapskate。

I don't think you have any idea what kind of corrupt politics are at work in Chicago.

Luke Gu
02 Oct 09,, 21:19
I don't think you have any idea what kind of corrupt politics are at work in Chicago
I think it's nothing when you see corrupt politics in China。

citanon
02 Oct 09,, 21:27
Shows how naive Obama's foreign policy approach really is.

Parihaka
02 Oct 09,, 22:51
I don't think you have any idea what kind of corrupt politics are at work in Chicago.

I'm only beginning to understand it....

Parihaka
02 Oct 09,, 22:53
Yeah and congrats to Brazil. Will they be held in Rio? If so will Carnival costumes be introduced as a showcase event?

gunnut
02 Oct 09,, 23:43
I think it's nothing when you see corrupt politics in China。

And you're OK with that?

Merlin
03 Oct 09,, 00:18
It is good the Olympic Games are going to S America for the first time, to Rio de Jeneiro.

Start the samba lessons _ Rio gets 2016 Olympics (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5j5pw86VCD5S9GGTz78vgxNbmhlYgD9B375BG0)

Mobbme
03 Oct 09,, 00:26
Maybe a Brazilian guy/gal will join this forum in time to see this thread and say thanks guys!

Luke Gu
03 Oct 09,, 05:07
And you're OK with that?
No,I think you’re Exaggerated about corrupt politics in Chicago

Merlin
03 Oct 09,, 09:46
It is carnival time in Rio.

Olympian carnival in Rio de Janeiro (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8288219.stm)

3 Oct For the crowd waiting on Copacabana beach there was a momentary pause after the announcement that Rio had secured the 2016 Olympic Games.

It was almost as if no-one wanted to believe it until the news from Copenhagen had been confirmed in Portuguese.

With all doubt removed - what followed was an outbreak of unrestrained Brazilian-style jubilation worthy of a World Cup victory.


http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/46487000/jpg/_46487919_008061986-1.jpg

The cheers, shouting, hugs and applause soon blended into a carnival-style celebration complete with the sound of samba and silver ticker tape.

The beers - and the even more potent caipirinhas - were soon flowing. ....

Brazilians are passionate about sport and about their country, and this was good news on both fronts. ....

Brazil will be relying on a strong economy that was one of the first to emerge from the economic crisis to provide much of the budget for the Olympics.

The decision also seems to mark a defining moment for South America's largest country, which despite its struggles with inequality, poverty and violence is carving out a new leadership role for itself in the developing world. ...

...Rio's triumph was also a personal victory for Brazil's President Lula.

President Lula appears to have studied the way former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair helped secure the Olympics for London, and skilfully adopted the approach for his needs.

Brazil will now host the [B]World Cup in 2014 and the Olympics two years later, which even for a nation that has had so many sporting landmarks in its history will surely be a remarkable period.

Bigfella
03 Oct 09,, 10:17
Congrats to Brazil. It will be quite a spectacle. I think a lot of the fears expressed will turn out to be exagerated. After all, Brazil is hosting the most important sporting event in the world in 2014 - they will have a great chance to get everything working well then.

Chunder
03 Oct 09,, 11:15
Aye yes, much bette rscenery than Chicago! I was listning to Obama on the news yesterday thinking "My god the man has a speech for this too good god man shut up!"

Rio's spectacular - not without it's own equally corrupt political sphere to rival Chicago's!

Bigfella
03 Oct 09,, 13:25
Shows how naive Obama's foreign policy approach really is.

Wouldn't have picked you as a fan of Jimmy 'realpolitik' Carter.