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2016 Summer Olympics

Postby ferri » Feb 18th, 2016, 11:59 am

i just read this article and it made me sick. yuck.

When bidding to host the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio de Jaineiro promised the International Olympics Committee that it would eliminate 80 percent of the sewage found in the city’s notoriously filthy water, and would fully regenerate the lagoon in which rowing and kayaking events will be held. Now a few months from the start of the games, Rio has given up on keeping those promises.


http://deadspin.com/rio-has-given-up-on ... socialflow
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Feb 18th, 2016, 12:05 pm

Looking back Beijing is now looking beautiful compared to whats coming this Summer, I feel for athletes.
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby ferri » Feb 18th, 2016, 2:51 pm

i wonder if any of them will change their minds about going? i think i would.
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Feb 18th, 2016, 3:01 pm

ferri wrote:i wonder if any of them will change their minds about going? i think i would.


I remember read an article (years ago), it asked Olympic metal hopefuls. If they could be guaranteed a gold metal, would they take drugs. Overwhelming Yes
Thats tell me, some may decline to go but most will not.
Funny (maybe not) how hard IOC pushed to have companies & restaurants with names close to Olympic name removed with no ands.... buts or maybes about it.
But could not force Brazil to clean up the mess before awarding them the Games, priorities are screwed up here.
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » May 23rd, 2016, 6:16 pm

More I hear about whats happening in Rio, you could not pay me enough to go
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » May 27th, 2016, 12:03 pm

GordonH wrote:More I hear about whats happening in Rio, you could not pay me enough to go


http://www.castanet.net/news/World/1667 ... o-Olympics

just not worth the risk
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Jun 11th, 2016, 7:40 am

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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby sooperphreek » Jun 12th, 2016, 2:50 pm

what do you expect hosting an event in a 2nd world country?
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Jun 24th, 2016, 6:58 pm

Another problem hits
http://www.castanet.net/news/World/1691 ... -Rio-games

Summer & Winter games should have 3 or 4 set locations that rotate.
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby Poindexter » Jun 28th, 2016, 12:42 pm

The Olympics should be scrapped altogether or greatly modified to meet current global economic realities.

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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby gman313 » Jun 28th, 2016, 12:43 pm

Poindexter wrote:The Olympics should be scrapped altogether or greatly modified to meet current global economic realities.


Back to Greece. One set of venues and go there every time. No need to build these facilities every 4 years to have them abandoned.

And no tax money

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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby Poindexter » Jun 28th, 2016, 1:20 pm

gman313 wrote:

Back to Greece. One set of venues and go there every time. No need to build these facilities every 4 years to have them abandoned.

And no tax money


Greece is pretty broke and may need help for the start up but after that it should pay for itself and may even be an on going revenue generator every four years. Great idea.

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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Jun 28th, 2016, 1:58 pm

gman313 wrote:
Back to Greece. One set of venues and go there every time. No need to build these facilities every 4 years to have them abandoned.

And no tax money

Poindexter wrote:Greece is pretty broke and may need help for the start up but after that it should pay for itself and may even be an on going revenue generator every four years. Great idea.


I'm more Winter Games, set the location either Norway or Austria
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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby gman313 » Jun 30th, 2016, 4:35 pm

now they have body parts washing up on the beach

I wouldn't go to brazil for anything

except some of the women

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Re: 2016 Summer Olympics

Postby GordonH » Jun 30th, 2016, 4:47 pm

2 notable golfers have pulled out of Rio 2016:
Rory McIlroy
Jason Day
Both because of the Zika virus
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