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08-03-2012, 09:39 AM
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NYC, Dallas, Chicago considering 2024 olympic bid

http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic...216136249.html

Uh Oh. If Toronto wants in looks like a hill would have to be climbed.

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Meh. In the IOC spirit, shouldn't someone else get a chance? I nominate Yemen.

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Paris too.

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Chicago can bid on their US leading murder per capita rate.

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Still better than Rio!

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From a pure strategy standpoint (financial commitments not considered, only the odds of winning the bid process), 2020 was the year to bid for Toronto as all the current contenders (Madrid, Tokyo, Istanbul) have major flaws. Moreover, the IOC would be willing to rotate back to North America in either 2020 or 2024 and the US cities were sitting out as part of the protest between the USOC and IOC.

I hope Istanbul gets the 2020 games, but the IOC tends to favor applicants that bid consistently (Tokyo and Madrid).

Chicago would be great for 2024 and with the USOC/IOC dispute resolved they would have a great chance based on the strong bid they composed for 2016 and the tendency of the IOC to rotate continents (NA is due for a Summer Olympics). The only thing that would hurt their chances significantly is a US city winning the 2022 Winter Olympics bid process.

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Nations who come close with bids tend to get strong considerations in later bids. Beijing lost by a nose to Sydney, and Athens were fairly close to Atlanta.

Paris were a whisker from hosting these games, so I'd bet on them. Could depend on how things go with Madrid for 2020 as back to back Games in Western Europe would seem unlikely.

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Still better than Rio!
It's gonna be fun when Rio has massive blackouts during the games in 2016.

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Paris too.
http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic...216136274.html

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I selfishly hope CHI doesn't get it... traffic due to construction is already sooo bad every single summer, I truly can't imagine how it would be in the years leading up to the games. And the city would be almost completely impassable during the games themselves.

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Wasn't NYC the favorite to host the 2012 games until their financing fell through?

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Honestly surprised that Chicago could possibly be thinking about another run at it. Could've sworn that all support for it dried up after the 2016 bid debacle and Daley not running for reelection.

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Chicago can bid on their US leading murder per capita rate.
Looking at cities with 250,000 and above, 17 cities have higher per capita murder rates than Chicago (at least as of 2010).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

Nice try, though.

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Philadelphia also expressed interest.. They apparently were going to be one of the US' bids for the 2012 or 2016 bids but no one from the city had experience with such big events.. Now with them running the Olympic Trials in the US the past few years, they have some experience

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Honestly surprised that Chicago could possibly be thinking about another run at it. Could've sworn that all support for it dried up after the 2016 bid debacle and Daley not running for reelection.

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Looking at cities with 250,000 and above, 17 cities have higher per capita murder rates than Chicago (at least as of 2010).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

Nice try, though.
It's 19.5 per 100,000.

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http://www.gamesbids.com/eng/olympic...216136249.html

Uh Oh. If Toronto wants in looks like a hill would have to be climbed.
There isn't a lot of enthusiasm in Toronto for another bid as soon as for the 2024 games. The games are an economic sinkhole and people see that. When Ford said we wouldn't be bidding in 2020 it was about the only thing he's done that people approve of.

Quebec City should try to get the summer games...Halifax could try, too (if Atlanta, Lillehammer, and Albertville were big enough for the games, then I suppose Halifax would be).

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Chicago can bid on their US leading murder per capita rate.
Yeah, but how much of that is random? Isn't a lot of it gang-related?


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Looking at cities with 250,000 and above, 17 cities have higher per capita murder rates than Chicago (at least as of 2010).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_..._by_crime_rate

Nice try, though.
One of which is Atlanta - which has hosted the games

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Meh. In the IOC spirit, shouldn't someone else get a chance? I nominate Yemen.
Agreed

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It's 19.5 per 100,000.
Which would still have about ten cities ahead of them, so again... no.

And, as another user pointed out, the higher murder rate in Atlanta certainly didn't seem to hurt them.

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Which would still have about ten cities ahead of them, so again... no.

And, as another user pointed out, the higher murder rate in Atlanta certainly didn't seem to hurt them.
They had a terrorist attack too.

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They had a terrorist attack too.
uh..... so?

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Newark might as well step in to replace NYC since most of the venues would most likely be in New Jersey anyway. There's absolutely no room in NYC.

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Newark might as well step in to replace NYC since most of the venues would most likely be in New Jersey anyway. There's absolutely no room in NYC.
That would be a terrible option. I would fear for the athlete's lives

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Dallas has the potential to be a good host city. The other two would be construction cluster****s.

Although maybe if New York gets it they can put Trump in charge. He can have a season of The Apprentice where the winner gets to take the reigns of the Olympics planning.

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Dallas has the potential to be a good host city. The other two would be construction cluster****s.

Although maybe if New York gets it they can put Trump in charge. He can have a season of The Apprentice where the winner gets to take the reigns of the Olympics planning.
...and the Olympics are typically on NBC! Good thinking. Seriously though, I want Dallas to get it. Jerry's World as Olympic Stadium? I can get down with that

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I would rather see LA host the olympics again before any of those cities get it.

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