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Who should host in 2020

View Poll Results: Who should host in 2020
Tokyo 28 45.90%
Madrid 7 11.48%
Istanbul 26 42.62%
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08-13-2012, 08:22 AM
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I vote for Istanbul. Organizing such an important event will underline the fact that Turkey has become the leading nation in that region, a role it has taken over from Iraq and Egypt. It would also be the first time a predominantly muslim nation organizes the Olympics.
I hope its Istanbul for these reasons.

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08-13-2012, 08:58 AM
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I was listening to BBC world news on my way to work today and they were talking about this but mentioned that even though Istambul has the great allure of being a different and new location which is one of the major factors the IOC supposedly looks at, that Turkey is also bidding to host EURO 2020, and that Platini has made it clear that it will be impossible for Turkey to do both events basiacly a month appart, and thus that Turkey will ultimately decide which they want to bid for and it appears that they will prefer hosting the Euros as opposed to the Olympics

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08-13-2012, 09:12 AM
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As for the options in the OP, I'd say Istanbul. Madrid has other things to worry about and Japan has had the a few times already.
They've only hosted the games once, in 1964.

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08-13-2012, 09:16 AM
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They've only hosted the games once, in 1964.
They've hosted it on 3 occasions - Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagano. They've only hosted summer once.

I think it should be Tokyo. I'm surprised that Madrid hasn't withdrawn the bid at this point. As for Istanbul...I don't think so. Also, doesn't get unbearably hot there in the summer?

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08-13-2012, 09:27 AM
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They've hosted it on 3 occasions - Tokyo, Sapporo, Nagano. They've only hosted summer once.

I think it should be Tokyo. I'm surprised that Madrid hasn't withdrawn the bid at this point. As for Istanbul...I don't think so. Also, doesn't get unbearably hot there in the summer?
They don't take into account winter locations, or at least, I hope they don't.

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08-13-2012, 09:36 AM
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I'm hoping Spain recovers financially by then.

Perhaps a date with the IOC eight years from now will be the kick to the gonads that they need to right the ship.

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08-13-2012, 09:57 AM
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Can't see Madrid getting it. Spain is in way too much financial turmoil right now.

Tokyo and Istanbul are both good choices. Don't think geography will play a part in it, as both are technically Asian countries.
True, but Istanbul is located in the three percent of the Turkey landmass that is located in Europe. It is a European city that happens to be at the confluence of two continents.

It would get my vote. Spain is experiencing far too much financial turmoil at the moment to award the Games to Madrid (we all saw the disastrous financial consequences Athens experienced for hosting in 2004) and Japan has held three Olympics to date (Tokyo 1964, Sapporo 1972, and Nagano 1998), while a Muslim-majority country has never had the privilege of hosting the Olympics.

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As for Istanbul...I don't think so. Also, doesn't get unbearably hot there in the summer?
It's located on the Bosphorus Straits that connect into the Black Sea, so I would imagine the climate is quite temperate.

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Istanbul is characterized as having a hot-summer Mediterranean climate, according to the updated Kppen-Geiger classification system. However, due to its vast size, diverse topography, and maritime location, Istanbul exhibits microclimates. Northern parts of the city express characteristics of an oceanic climate because of humidity from the Black Sea and the relatively high concentration of vegetation. The climate in the populated areas of the city in the south is warmer and less affected by humidity.

Summer weather in Istanbul is warm, with high temperatures in July and August averaging 28 C (82 F).[77] Extreme heat, however, is uncommon, as temperatures rise above 32 C (90 F) on only five days per year on average. Rainfall is also uncommon during the summer, with only four or five rainy days per month. Winters are cold, wet, and often snowy, with the temperature in January and February averaging 4 C (39 F). Snowfalls tend to be heavy, but snowcover and temperatures below freezing rarely last more than a few days. Spring and autumn are mild, but often wet and unpredictable; chilly winds from the northwest and warm gusts from the south—sometimes in the same day—have the tendency to cause fluctuations in temperature.

Istanbul has a persistently high humidity, which can exacerbate the summer heat. Humidity generally reaches eighty percent, particularly during the morning hours, and fog is very common although it usually dissipates by noontime. The city receives fog an average of 228 days each year, with the highest concentration of foggy days being in the winter months. Thunderstorms are uncommon, occurring just 23 days each year, but they occur somewhat frequently in the summer and early autumn months. Istanbul has an annual average of 124 days with significant precipitation, which amounts to 855 millimeters (33.7 in) per year. The highest and lowest temperatures ever recorded in the city are 40.5 C (105 F) and −16.1 C (3 F), respectively. The highest amount of rainfall recorded in a single day is 227 millimeters (8.9 in), whereas the highest recorded snow cover is 80 centimeters (31 in)

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I dare say Beijing's nasty humidity is way worse than Istanbul's climate. Another nasty event was the World Cup football 1994 in the USA, which was held in june. I remember Belgium playing against the Netherlands in Orlando... That day, the temperature rose above 40C.

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Japan because the opening ceremony would be amazing.
Yes.. Yes.

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As for Istanbul...I don't think so. Also, doesn't get unbearably hot there in the summer?
Istanbul air pollution is pretty bad, but NOTHING in the world can beat Beijing's heat-humidity-air pollution mix.

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Stupid that Rogge and his IOC don't want joint bids. Otherwise I would've liked to see the Benelux join forces.
Our infastructure is a joke we wouldn't stand a chance

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Geographically, it would suggest Istanbul would be the favourite, followed by Madrid. That being said, the economic uncertainty in Spain may raise some eyebrows in the IOC. My guess is the games to to Istanbul. Puts the games in a region they haven't been before, which is something they like to do.

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Imagine Olympic swimming @ Olympia or archery @ Koude Keuken.

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I dare say Beijing's nasty humidity is way worse than Istanbul's climate. Another nasty event was the World Cup football 1994 in the USA, which was held in june. I remember Belgium playing against the Netherlands in Orlando... That day, the temperature rose above 40C.
Playing football in central Florida in June...yikes.

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Playing football in central Florida in June...yikes.
Get ready for Qatar in 2022!

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Playing football in central Florida in June...yikes.
Yep, and to make things even worse: to cater the European audience, the organization decided this game was to be played at noon local time. It surprises me they made it to the end of the game without any casualties.

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I really think Istanbul would be an amazing choice. One of the world's most historically relevant and important cities. A true cultural gem. I think it would be absolutely incredible! And with it coming from such a unique background historically, I can only imagine the pageantry of the opening and closing ceremonies would be beyond awesome!

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As for Istanbul...I don't think so. Also, doesn't get unbearably hot there in the summer?
Less so than in Madrid or Tokyo.

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I'm pulling for Istanbul. Think it would really help the games in that region, Turkey is a worthy host country and Istanbul would make for a really iconic host city, and I just don't think that Japan and Spain should be getting Olympic games again after having hosted them relatively recently given their relative small sizes compared to the rest of the world and other major Olympic participants.

That being said, I honestly wouldn't be shocked to see Europe vote as a bloc for Madrid, as they just don't like given Turkey anything. I see the Islamic world and Africa voting for Istanbul over Madrid and Tokyo, though, and not seeing much Asian support for Tokyo, for various reasons, so it's going to have a lot of swing votes. Latin America and East Asia are going to be the key swing regions, in all likelihood.

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Why wouldn't Europeans vote for Turkey? How are they left out and ignored, as you say?

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My guess is the games to to Istanbul. Puts the games in a region they haven't been before, which is something they like to do.
It's hardly a new region, the Games were already in the East Mediterranean just eight years ago.

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Why wouldn't Europeans vote for Turkey? How are they left out and ignored, as you say?
uh... seriously? Have you not been paying attention to how adamant they are against letting them into the EU, especially how petty a lot of the complaints levied against them have been?

There are certainly legitimate criticisms against Turkey, but the same could be said for a number of other states that have had military juntas and coups in recent memory that are currently in the EU, such as Spain and Greece.

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uh... seriously? Have you not been paying attention to how adamant they are against letting them into the EU, especially how petty a lot of the complaints levied against them have been?
They shouldn't be let into the EU because they're a predominately Asian country. Can't see how they can complain about that.

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