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REG861
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Meh. Much rather Chicago.


yea, it would look great to have visitors from around the world gunned down left and right






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mattz1122
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yea, it would look great to have visitors from around the world gunned down left and right



Doesn't stop NO from hosting tons of events domestically.






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cjared036
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


Biggest reason why Chicago's bid failed is because the Olympics have never been held in South America.

They were due



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cjared036
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Chicago is the perfect city for an American Olympics.





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beaver
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Biggest reason why Chicago's bid failed is because the Olympics have never been held in South America.


Chicago is about as safe as Rio






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GCTiger11
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


Bring it to BR.





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Wally Sparks
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Doesn't stop NO from hosting tons of events domestically.



Honestly, if NO had a rail transit system, I could see them being able to host.






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REG861
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Doesn't stop NO from hosting tons of events domestically.


Honestly, if NO had a rail transit system, I could see them being able to host


no way.






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Vicks Kennel Club
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Chicago is about as safe as Rio








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beaver
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


would NO build a stadium? I doubt it





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Wally Sparks
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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would NO build a stadium? I doubt it


Superdome would be almost 50 years old by that point. The new Olympic Stadium could be designed as its replacement.






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Bench McElroy
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Honestly, if NO had a rail transit system, I could see them being able to host.


No offense to New Orleans but I don't consider it a very international, world-class city. But then again, neither was Atlanta in 1996. Either way, it would be pretty stupefying for another city from the south to host the Olympics before New York City or Chicago.






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saintsfan22
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Olympics need a ton of venues beside Olympic Stadium. We've got nowhere to put all that stuff and they aren't building it. If they did, a ton of Louisiana politicians will be getting rich skimming off the top.


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okietiger
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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Meh. Much rather Chicago.


Yeah. Let's give it to Chicago, AKA "The War Zone":

LINK






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beaver
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


well, when Atlanta hosted, they had some events in Bham and Florida and whatnot





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Wally Sparks
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well, when Atlanta hosted, they had some events in Bham and Florida and whatnot


Soccer prelims (also had them at RFK in DC).






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blzr
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Yea Bham held soccer at Legion Field





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beaver
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well if you build a new stadium you have that...you have that, the superdome, wherever the Hornets play, Tiger Stadium, whatever stadiums UNO, Tulane, etc have...don't need a baseball stadium anymore so you're set there

not that farfetched...ATL also had smaller sports at Clark-Atlanta U and whatnot






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LSUtoOmaha
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That actually had an Olympic event at Legion freaking Field? WTF that is embarrassing.





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Wally Sparks
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?


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not that farfetched...ATL also had smaller sports at Clark-Atlanta U and whatnot


We definitely used a lot of different places for sure:

Alexander Memorial Coliseum – Boxing
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium – Baseball
Centennial Olympic Stadium – Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) – Soccer
Clayton County International Park (Jonesboro, Georgia) – Beach Volleyball
Forbes Arena – Basketball
Georgia Dome – Basketball (final), Gymnastics (artistic), Handball (men's final)
Georgia International Horse Park (Conyers, Georgia) – Cycling (mountain), Equestrian, Modern pentathlon (riding, running)
Georgia State University Sports Arena – Badminton
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center – Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo
Georgia World Congress Center – Fencing, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Golden Park (Columbus, Georgia) – Softball
Herndon Stadium – Field hockey (final)
Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia) – Canoeing (sprint), Rowing
Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama) – Soccer
Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida) – Soccer
Omni Coliseum – Volleyball (indoor final)
Ocoee Whitewater Center (Polk County, Tennessee) – Canoeing (slalom)
Panther Stadium – Field hockey
RFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) – Soccer
Stone Mountain Tennis Center (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Tennis
Stone Mountain Park Archery Center (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Archery
Stone Mountain Park Velodrome (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Cycling (track)
Sanford Stadium (Athens, Georgia) – Soccer (final)
Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Georgia) – Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball (indoor)
Wassaw Sound (Savannah, Georgia) – Sailing
Wolf Creek Shooting Complex – Shooting






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