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Mischa
-25th May 2003, 17:18
OK, following on from the London discussion thread, how about a vote on whether you think this is a good idea or not?

Edit:

We're talking about the London Olympic Bid 2012 here.

James
-25th May 2003, 18:33
i cant decide
yes it would be nice to get something like that in britain
but why london
and what else could be done with the money that'll be poured into
(whatever they do you know they'll go over budget)
really difficult choice
and as for those from britain who would be going to the olympics
(2012, hmm, i'd be a not bad age for going, and with the length of time maybe thats a suitable goal to consider)
wouldnt they be disappointed to have to stay in rainy britain rather than going somewhere exotic?

James
(arghh can't decide!!!)

Muso440
-25th May 2003, 20:05
Originally posted by James

and what else could be done with the money that'll be poured into


Argh don't get me started on that one! Not to mention whatever else could have been done wtih the money spent dropping bombs on Iraqis!

This is a public-sector employee speaking here, in case you can't guess....

Mischa
-25th May 2003, 20:22
I voted yes btw.

And let's not try to turn this thread into an Iraq debate.

3 Card Trick
-25th May 2003, 21:18
It's London because the IOC have made it clear that only a bid from the capital can be considered.

Let's not debate it, we are in for the long haul. let's get behind the bid and do our damndest to make it happen.

:)

Rdb811
-25th May 2003, 23:15
Originally posted by Mischa


And let's not try to turn this thread into an Iraq debate.

Oh God, not the 100 e-mails a day, rolling slanging match. And that was only a dozen of us.

Rdb811
-25th May 2003, 23:17
Originally posted by James
what else could be done with the money that'll be poured into

or more likely poured out of my pocket.

Still we had better prove that we are a big nation capable o being at the centre of the world stage.

Muso440
-26th May 2003, 06:51
Originally posted by 3 Card Trick
It's London because the IOC have made it clear that only a bid from the capital can be considered.


Er, can someone explain this to me?? It's the 2nd time I've heard it. Other countries are submitting non-capital cities - New York, Leipzig - so how come it's different for this country? Are we somehow a special case, or have the other countries not read the rules properly, or what??... :confused:

And don't worry I'm not going to say another word about Iraq.

Muso440
-26th May 2003, 06:52
Originally posted by Rdb811
Still we had better prove that we are a big nation capable o being at the centre of the world stage.

Why do we have to prove that? Why can't we just quietly get on with our lives?

Rdb811
-26th May 2003, 16:27
Originally posted by Muso440
Why do we have to prove that? Why can't we just quietly get on with our lives?

Because that would be admitting that as a nation we had dynamism, no vision.

Rdb811
-26th May 2003, 16:31
Originally posted by Muso440
Er, can someone explain this to me?? It's the 2nd time I've heard it. Other countries are submitting non-capital cities - New York, Leipzig - so how come it's different for this country? Are we somehow a special case, or have the other countries not read the rules properly, or what??... :confused:



The Leipzig bid includes Dresden, which was the capital of Saxony.

Neither Atlanta or Barcelona were capitals (but were probably more significant as wrold cities than Manchester or Birmingham, he adds befoe he contradicts his earlier post).

Muso440
-26th May 2003, 19:03
Originally posted by Rdb811
Because that would be admitting that as a nation we had dynamism, no vision.

Maybe we don't? Not collectively anyway. Just individually.

Muso440
-26th May 2003, 19:06
Originally posted by Rdb811
The Leipzig bid includes Dresden, which was the capital of Saxony.

And still is. But how does that help? Is being capital of the region allowed? Then Guildford could put in an Olympic bid because it's capital of Surrey....



Neither Atlanta or Barcelona were capitals

So how did they get round the capitals-only rule then? Or are we gradually coming to the conclusion that that is actually a pile of pants / not true?

Rdb811
-26th May 2003, 19:47
You might have detected that I've got a feeling that the capitals only rule doesn't exist - Sydney wasn't either.

Hang on - does this mean that there is a no-capitals rule ?

Craig
-30th May 2003, 19:13
I'm for the NYC 2012 bid.

Then again, I've got a bias...

;)

gladiator
-1st June 2003, 08:46
But wouldn't you prefer to come and see all us happy smiling fencers in sunny britain!?