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Post by Witness » Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:31 am

The Guardian wrote:Italy suspends Rome's 2024 Olympic bid

The Italian National Olympic Committee has suspended Rome’s bid for the 2024 Games, though it has left open the possibility for a revival of the candidacy if there is a change in the city’s government.
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The move follows a vote by Rome’s city council last month to withdraw support of the bid on the recommendation of its mayor, Virginia Raggi. The city’s withdrawal would leave Los Angeles, Paris, and Budapest in the running for the Games. The IOC will select the host city in September 2017.

It would also mark the second time in four years that a Rome bid has been withdrawn or interrupted. In 2012, the then prime minister, Mario Monti, scrapped the city’s bid for the 2020 Olympics because of financial concerns.

Raggi, who represents the anti-establishment Five Star Movement, said taking on the cost of an Olympic bid was “irresponsible” for a city struggling to emerge from years of corruption and poor public services.
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/ ... -games-bid

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Who wants that kind of BS, anyway? :mrgreen:

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Re: Good News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:52 am

Good news for Italians perhaps, but it makes Chicago more likely again. :evil:
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Re: Good News

Post by Grammatron » Wed Oct 12, 2016 5:30 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Good news for Italians perhaps, but it makes Chicago more likely again. :evil:
The US Olympics already chose Los Angeles for 2024

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Re: Good News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:10 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Abdul Alhazred wrote:Good news for Italians perhaps, but it makes Chicago more likely again. :evil:
The US Olympics already chose Los Angeles for 2024
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Re: Good News

Post by Grammatron » Wed Oct 12, 2016 6:15 pm

Los Angeles actually makes money on Olympics.

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Re: Good News

Post by Rob Lister » Wed Oct 12, 2016 11:27 pm

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Those are some serious looking women.

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Re: Good News

Post by Witness » Thu Oct 13, 2016 1:31 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote: :Yippeee:
Chicago still paying for failed 2016 Olympics bid

(AP) — Although Chicago lost its bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics to Rio de Janeiro, it is still paying for the effort.

When Mayor Richard M. Daley launched the bid in 2008, he promised only private funds would be used. There was one exception, the site for the Olympic village, for which the city paid $91 million.

The city hasn't been able to sell the former Medline/Michael Reese Hospital site and will be paying for the property until 2024.
http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/ ... ympics-bid

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(And I'm sure they will try again.)

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Re: Good News

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Thu Oct 13, 2016 8:55 am

Yeah I know. :|
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Re: Good News

Post by Witness » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:14 am

Rob Lister wrote:Those are some serious looking women.
It can get a tad creepy. :shock:
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