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

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by allezfred, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    The 125th IOC Session is happening this weekend with the host city for the 2020 Olympics being decided tomorrow. It's between Istanbul, Madrid and Tokyo.

    Wrestling will be vying with baseball/softball and squash to remain in the Olympic programme while a succesor to Jacque Rogge will also be selected in Buenos Aires.

    The session will be covered live on http://www.olympic.org/

    Let the Games begin! :sekret: :bribe: :grope:
     
  2. BaileyCatts

    BaileyCatts Well-Known Member

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    I don't think there's a chance in hell it will go to Turkey.

    Ever since the Final 3 were announced, I was thinking that Tokyo would win it hands down ... until the tsunami happened. Japan has way more important things to deal with than the Olympics.

    So I'm guessing Madrid will get it on a first round vote.
     
  3. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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    Madrid should be the last choice, I really don't think they can afford it. I hope IOC members for once use their brain...

    My pick:

    1) Tokyo
    2) Istanbul
    3) Madrid
     
  4. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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  6. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    If you're going to say that, no country should ever bid for an Olympics. :p
     
  7. misskarne

    misskarne #AustraliaForTheTeamEvent

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    Japan will get it. It's only sensible choice out of those three.
     
  8. Vagabond

    Vagabond Well-Known Member

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    So do I. As I said, it took place in March 2011, fourteen months before the IOC chose Tokyo as one of the Final Three. I am sure the IOC was well aware of the problems arising from Fukushima when it made the selection.

    (Click the second link in my previous post.)
     
  9. mrinalini

    mrinalini Well-Known Member

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    I think Japan will. I saw bits of the presentations from both Istanbul and Tokyo, and Istanbul's was woefully uninspiring in comparison. The last guy who talked (I think it was the mayor?) kept on repeating the same old spiels without addressing the major issues surrounding the bid. Tokyo, OTOH, was more rousing, sharper, and to the point.

    Personally, I'd love if either Istanbul or Madrid got it. It's rare that I'll have been to two of the bidding cities (I've been to Istanbul and loved it, and I'll be touring Spain and Portugal in late October), and I think it'd be a lovely coincidence if Madrid gets it as our decision to visit in October was made unawares of the Olympic bid.
     
  10. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Madrid's presentation so far is a bit dull....
     
  11. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    My feed has cut out mid-way through Madrid! :drama:
     
  12. Domshabfan

    Domshabfan A proud P/C fan

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    Technical difficulties :(
     
  13. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Feed is back!
     
  14. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    I want to give the IOC the benefit of the doubt but I am so weary of both them and FIFA. So I'll just wish the bidding cities good luck and say there seems to be no great choice here. Istanbul could provoke more protests, Madrid and Spain is broke and Tokyo is a short distance away from Fukushima. But if I had to pick one it would be Tokyo.
     
  15. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    "Madrid Makes Sense" must be one of the least inspiring slogans I've ever heard. :lol:
     
  16. mrinalini

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    Not a very impressive presentation from Madrid...they're obviously banking on their charm offensive. I hear no concrete responses to the hard-hitting issues unlike what we heard with Japan.
     
  17. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    IOC Evaluation Committee now giving its report before the vote.
     
  18. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Votes are about to be cast! :drama:
     
  19. Buzz

    Buzz Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully we will soon find out who has won the auction...ahem.... I mean the bidding process. :p
     
  20. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    It's all down to Madrid and Istanbul.
     
  21. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    A tie between Madrid and Istanbul! I'm guessing this is for which got the lowest number of votes.
     
  22. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    For second or third. If Tokyo had been third, it would have been announced as eliminated.
     
  23. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Madrid eliminated!

    Makes sense. :p
     
  24. Zemgirl

    Zemgirl Well-Known Member

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    And Madrid is out. Clearly it'll be Tokyo.
     
  25. chipso1

    chipso1 Well-Known Member

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    Madrid :wuzrobbed:
     
  26. mrinalini

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    They weren't impressive at all in the presentation, but all the same...:wuzrobbed for Madrid.

    Congratulations, Tokyo!
     
  27. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    Tokyo hasn't won yet! :drama:
     
  28. ehdtkqorl123

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    Go! Istanbul Go! No way should it be radioactive Tokyo..
     
  29. allezfred

    allezfred Master/Mistress of Sneer Staff Member

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    :rolleyes:
     
  30. beepbeep

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    If Rio, with all of its problems, got it, I can't see what would be the problem with either Istanbul or Tokyo.
    I was rooting for Madrid... :(