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Sophandros
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?

And Cali has a budget surplus for 2013, thanks to a combination of tax increases and spending cuts.


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Probably the biggest concern would be fear of a Hurricane.


This. Imagine the cluster frick of a major hurricane headed for LA during the Olympics.


ohiovol
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
America should stay away from this financial drain and just worry about bringing the World Cup back. Everybody wins.


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Probably the biggest concern would be fear of a Hurricane.


If you hold it in early August, the hurricane issue is moot. The 2012 Games were held July 27-Aug 12.


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DovaVol
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here in Oxford I was listening to local sports talk this morning and they were talking about how the US Olympic folks contacted Memphis about hosting and they were talking about how excited they were (while neglecting to mention like 30 cities were reached out to)...talking about how great a Memphis Olympics would be



I heard this yesterday here in Memphis and Parrish was joking about it on twitter. Places like ATL and Dallas have Marta and Dart, Memphis has the Main St/Madison Ave. trolley and Mata buses . On the plus side, we will have the biggest Bass Pro in the pyramid...so there's that
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TheCaterpillar
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Jerryworld as the Olympic Stadium?


Would be awesome. They have all the facilities there and in the infrastructure to handle it.

I want Chicago though.


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foreverLSU
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
I'd love to see DC/Baltimore get a real look from the committee. They have the facilities and infrastructure to accomodate something like the Olympics.


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Miami FTMFW!


Wally Sparks
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Miami FTMFW!


SunLife can change its name again (to Olympic Stadium).


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nicholastiger
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No way Atlanta gets it again over all the other potential US cities


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TDawg1313
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Regarding Seattle, doesn't it get a good amount of rain too? I know you hear about how rainy it is and that they get it almost every day. I'm assuming it's nothing like the torrential downpours you get in the south on a summer afternoon, though.

It doesn't rain here in the summer hardly at all (which is when the Olympics would be). It would likely be between 70-80 degrees and sunny for the entire event.

As far as event centers or stadiums, what are the major ones that the Olympics would require?


alajones
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Between downtown and the U of Washington, I can't think of anything Seattle doesn't already have.

And the rowing sports would be awesome in the bay.

Find a real river for the kayaking though. That course in London was lame.


LexCat
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
Would they really give it to Denver due to its elevation? Something tells me long distance runs and the marathon would be disasters waiting to happen in the thin air.


Wally Sparks
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Would they really give it to Denver due to its elevation? Something tells me long distance runs and the marathon would be disasters waiting to happen in the thin air.



Mexico City (1968) hosted it with no problem and it's about 3,000 feet higher than Denver.


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GeauxColonels
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I could see it doing well in San Fran.

Other options that might work are Chicago, Indianapolis or Boston.

Well, San Francisco was one of the US cities that submitted bid applications to the USOC before Chicago eventually won out for the US bid.


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TDawg1313
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Between downtown and the U of Washington, I can't think of anything Seattle doesn't already have. And the rowing sports would be awesome in the bay. Find a real river for the kayaking though. That course in London was lame.


I think you're right. We would have everything in the area. The only thing I don't think we have is a large arena or stadium for track and field (unless an existing stadium can make that work). The track at Husky Stadium is officially gone.


KosmoCramer
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
How far is Eugene from Seattle?

Don't they have an awesome track and field venue?


KosmoCramer
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
P. S. - Isn't Olympic Stadium supposed to have a track, so Jerryworld wouldn't work?


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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
Jerryworld could be the venue for opening an closing ceremonies, an outdoor track venue would probably need to be constructed.

I honestly think Nashville could make a run if it weren't for serious deficits in mass transit and the need for a track venue.


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Feed Me Popeyes
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re: Atlanta possibly bidding for 2024 Olympics?
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I'd love to see DC/Baltimore get a real look from the committee. They have the facilities and infrastructure to accomodate something like the Olympics.


If they went through with a bid, it'd be strong and presumably very well-funded. Between the two cities, there'd be plenty of room to build everything. I think the bid would only have DC's name on it, even though it would really be the "Maryland" bid. And setting aside international visitors, the mass of people with disposable income in this region guarantees that every event would sell out 100%, no matter what was charged for tickets.

Probably the biggest drawback to such a bid is European snobbery at putting the Olympics in what is already considered the military power center of the world


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