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Dr RC
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re: 2020 Olympics to Tokyo
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Istanbul was getting lots of hype a year ago. I figured Tokyo would get it though. Middle East is a scary place and Spain is broke.




Turkey is not really the Middle East. Near East is the better term. Hell, it was mostly considered part of Europe up until the Ottoman Empire was dismantled post WW1.


Wally Sparks
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re: 2020 Olympics to Tokyo
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Washington DC is bidding for 2024 and had a compelling argument for being the most powerful national capital and never hosting. Don't know if they could do it on all the tangible fronts.


I think their bid also includes Baltimore.


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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: 2020 Olympics to Tokyo
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Turkey is not really the Middle East. Near East is the better term. Hell, it was mostly considered part of Europe up until the Ottoman Empire was dismantled post WW1.


The one thing I took away from visiting Turkey is that it certainly isn't European. I think near East works for it. I saw why it's EU membership is highly contested.

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I think their bid also includes Baltimore.


Makes sense
This post was edited on 9/8 at 1:55 pm


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