125th IOC Session - 2020 Olympics/Wrestling In or Out?/New President

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  1. mrinalini

    mrinalini Active Member

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    Well, maybe I jumped the gun a bit earlier, but it has to be Tokyo's now, right? As Fred said, they were ahead of Istanbul and Madrid in the first round or they would've been eliminated and there wouldn't have been that tie-breaker between Istanbul and Madrid.

    But I seem to recall reading about Beijing leading in all the earlier rounds only to be defeated by Sydney in the final stages for the 2000 Games. I can't see Istanbul making it this time, though; there are just too many strikes against them. It's sad, too, since they were the early favourites and would've made history with a win.
     
  2. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Madrid winning would have put the dampers on Paris putting in a bid for 2024 so that may have come in to play.
     
  3. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Here we go! :drama:
     
  4. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    YEssssssssssssss! :cheer:
     
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  6. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    :HA!:
     
  7. Fergus

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    Cheers for Tokyo! :cheer2: Yay!
     
  8. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Wheeee! So happy! :cheer:
     
  9. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member

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    So a non-European city winning means that the German is the favorite to take over for Rogge? Or is that too simplistic?
     
  10. oleada

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    Congrats, Tokyo :cheer2:
     
  11. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    I think it means we'll be back in Europe in 2024. ;)
     
  12. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Tokyo 60 to Istanbul 36 in final round.
     
  13. kylet3

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    while I was very disappointed to see Madrid lose out, I am very comfortable and satisfied with Tokyo winning the right to host the games. I had endorsed them for 2016, I have no doubt they will put on a very efficient and well organized Olympic Games. They did well to win and didn't make any major missteps and had a very good technical plan. Congrats!
     
  14. Asli

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    I wonder why Paris didn't put a bid this time round.

    Good for Tokyo. It's the right decision. :)
     
  15. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    2024 will be the 100th anniversary of their last hosting of the Olympics and they probably felt they'd have a better chance.
     
  16. Rob

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    Ok, 2020 it is for me! I think it will be wonderfully organized and I can spend a week at the games and another week in other parts of Japan. I can't wait!
     
  17. Oreo

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    I'm sad for Madrid (and I adore the city and the Spanish), but I'm perfectly fine with Tokyo. It'll be fun for the athletes there, and the Japanese will do a great job. And, speaking from experience, it'll be better for the females in Tokyo than in Istanbul.
     
  18. Gazpacho

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    This is great news for wrestling. Japan won 6 wrestling medals, including 4 gold, in London. No way will they allow an Olympics in Tokyo without wrestling. :cheer2:
     
  19. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    YAY! For Tokyo!!! 2020 Olympics will be here before we know it, and they seem to be ready, with 4.9B already (expected cost: 6 B)
     
  20. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member

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    YEAH! TOKYOOOOOOO!
     
  21. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    Well not every country is dealing with a nuclear crisis right now.
     
  22. BaileyCatts

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    Yes, that's what I meant.
     
  23. allezfred

    allezfred Mince Pie Depriving Admin Staff Member

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    Well let's cancel everything in Japan until they solve it then. :p
     
  24. BaileyCatts

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    "Everything" is not on a scale the magnitude and influx of people as the Olympics.
     
  25. allezfred

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    Well, the IOC obviously feels that Tokyo is capable of dealing with the magnitude and influx of people and that's why Tokyo will be the host.

    You'd swear the Olympics were being held in Fukushima the way you're reacting.
     
  26. Asli

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    Tokyo would probably be safer than any other city in the world, for both men and women. However, Turkey hosts many high-level international sports competitions and receives more than thirty-five million tourists a year (presumably half of whom are "females" as you call them.) Every year the number of tourists increases and more and more international events are being held. So the overall experience must be quite good.

    OTOH I am glad that we have escaped the economic burden of the olympics and the disastrous amount of construction it would have inflicted on the already fragile Istanbul. Plus this is not our priority right now.
     
  27. manhn

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    So, the chance that an Asian locale will host 2022 Games becomes pretty darn slim. Wiki states that Almaty, Kazakhstan is the only city to confirm its intention to bid for the Games. Wiki states that the US is bypassing the bid process. So, a European city getting the Games becomes quite likely. Madrid* or Vienna?

    * ETA: Oops, meant Munich.
     
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  28. Coco

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    Didn't Germany come a close second to South Korea for 2018? Maybe they would bid again?
     
  29. Vash01

    Vash01 Fan of Julia, Elena, Anna, Liza, and Vera

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    I hope they will. I may even try to go there if they get it. Why is the USA not even trying for 2022? May be they want to put their efforts into 2024?
     
  30. SHARPIE

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    Lets hope so, after the luxury of London 2012 the time zone for the next 2 Olympics is a bit shit for us here innit :(

    Congrats Tokyo ! I'm sure it will be a wonderful games!