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Which city would you prefer for the Olympic Games of 2010? :)

Vancouver - Canada
3
10%
Sarajevo - Bosnie-Herzégovine
4
13%
Jaca - Espagne
1
3%
Salzbourg - Autriche
6
19%
PyongYang - Corée du Nord
3
10%
Harbin - Chine
1
3%
Berne - Suisse
4
13%
Andorre-la-Vieille - Principauté d'Andorre
9
29%
 
Total votes: 31

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Winter Olympics Game of 2010

Post by Olivier » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:52 pm

Which city would you prefer for the Olympic Games of 2010 among the candidates cities? :)

Next games will take place in Athens (2004), Torino (2006), Beyjing (2008).
The decision will be announced by the CIO in 2003, in Prague.

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Quelle ville préférez-vous pour accueillir les JO d'Hiver de 2010, parmi ces villes candidates?

Les prochains jeux auront lieu à Athènes (2004), Turin (2006) et Pékin (2008). Le choix de la ville hôte des jeux de 2010 sera annoncé par le CIO à Prague en 2003.

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Re: Winter Olympics Game of 2010

Post by Olivier » Wed Jul 17, 2002 4:57 pm

I personnaly like the Salzkamergut (Salzburg area), where I have had beautiful vacations a few years ago. :)

I'd like a european city, so we won't have all the results for the breakfast (or short nights). :)

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Post by BossaNova » Wed Jul 17, 2002 8:06 pm

well I'm always with the smaller and unprotected, so Andorra would be great! 8)

as to North Korea, probably it would be good to have there the olympics, it would make things change.. at least for a few weaks.. but I don't believe that COI (that's the portuguese version) chooses it..

but I don't care too much, after all portugal never participates... :lol:

no snow, just sun 8)

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Post by wouter » Wed Jul 17, 2002 10:49 pm

BossaNova wrote:but I don't care too much, after all portugal never participates... :lol:
no snow, just sun 8)
I want to vote Jamaica always sun and they can bob too

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Post by bhoeyb » Thu Jul 18, 2002 10:24 am

smh wrote: Andorra is a bit to small i think, so a lot of events have to be held in Spain or France

Jaca, hmm, never heard of that, but i just can't imagine winter games in spain.

Not sure if Sarajevo is ready for it yet.
I've been to Andorra & Jaca last winter. They have both snow and mountains. But Andorra is REALY too small. Jaca is nice. I think they had those games some years ago. There were a lot of remains over there.

I think Sarajevo is the best. It's a way to help the people from BiH.
So many people probably also using the Euro: we can get our first EBT hits from BiH :wink:

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Post by Olivier » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:43 pm

smh wrote:CIO :?: :?: The french really like to turn thigs around :P
No, no... it's the reste of the world! :p
smh wrote: North Korea, are they really a candidate? I think a lot has to happen there before there will be olympics.
China has the 2008 ones, so doubt they'll get 2010
Andorra is a bit to small i think, so a lot of events have to be held in Spain or France
Jaca, hmm, never heard of that, but i just can't imagine winter games in spain.
Not sure if Sarajevo is ready for it yet.

Austria and Swiss are probably good candidates, but the 2006 ones are in europe already so that leaves Vancouver for 2010


I think the IOC might follow your argument...

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Post by Olivier » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:47 pm

smh wrote:In Dutch (and English) it's IOC

Before the olympics will be held in North Korea ther has to change a lot.

The country is very poor and the money there is is spend on the defense departement. For visitors it's almost not possible to travel unacompanied. And if you don't do what your guide says the'll put you out of the country. I've been told that there are never more then a few dozen tourists at the same time in the country. They are brought to a couple of luxures hotels and only shown the things that you are allowed to see. At this moment Americans aren't even able to get a visa

Although they disagree, the country is still in a different time.
I have seen some reports on the franco-german channel ARTE. People arte starving so much, that they sometimes are obliged to eat human flesh...
The people who cross over the river to China are simply killed, or taken back to N. Korea, which means the same.

I remember all we discovered when Albania finaly opened its borders. I fear the situation is just the same. :cry:

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Post by Olivier » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:48 pm

wouter wrote:
BossaNova wrote:but I don't care too much, after all portugal never participates... :lol:
no snow, just sun 8)
I want to vote Jamaica always sun and they can bob too
You remember that film... rasta rocket? :D

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Post by Olivier » Thu Jul 18, 2002 3:52 pm

bhoeyb wrote: I've been to Andorra & Jaca last winter. They have both snow and mountains. But Andorra is REALY too small. Jaca is nice. I think they had those games some years ago. There were a lot of remains over there.
Spain has only had the games in Barcelona (92).

I never go to ski in Spain, I don't know why... For me it's more funny in the Alps :)
(or in Canada)
bhoeyb wrote: I think Sarajevo is the best. It's a way to help the people from BiH.
So many people probably also using the Euro: we can get our first EBT hits from BiH :wink:
Yes, but the country is still divided in two parts: the serb republic of bosnia, and the croato-muslim part... :?

BTW, Yougoslavia does not exist more... Do you know what happens in the new state Serbia-Montenegro ?
I have read they copied the constitution of the empire of Austria-Hungary :!:

I guess Montenegro will take its independance soon...

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Post by Donald » Thu Jul 18, 2002 8:48 pm

I voted for Andorra, just for the fun of it. If they really can do it, they should get it. On the other hand, we have Torino in 2006 and the IOC will not favour 2 consecutive winter games in Europe.
Out of the non-European candidates I would expect the most interesting result from China (Harbin). China is changing at such an incredible speed that we can expect a perfect organization and further improvements of the human rights situation. I have seen pictures of wintersports in China on TV and this looks very exotic, Vancouver would be comparably boring.

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Post by Antti » Fri Jul 19, 2002 12:35 pm

In all other languges it's IOC or the same letters ia a different order, but in finnish it's KOK :!:

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Post by Olivier » Fri Jul 19, 2002 1:05 pm

India has never been candidate... there are "nice small mountains" in the north of the country. :)

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Post by Olivier » Tue Oct 01, 2002 4:26 pm

smh wrote:Yes, maybe the olympics in Kashmir is a good way to reunite India and Pakistan
slalom between the nuclear bombs... ? 8O

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Post by Olivier » Mon Feb 24, 2003 1:49 am

Do you know the cities in the last round for the Olympics 2010?

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Post by Olivier » Thu Mar 06, 2003 1:19 am

Olivier wrote:Do you know the cities in the last round for the Olympics 2010?
There are two:

PyongChang (China) and VANCOUVER in Canada!! :D :D

I wish it was in Canada!!

(I live not far from the Olympic Parc of Montreal - 1976 ) :)

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