Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

November 21st, 2006
Olympic Bids: The Agony and the Ecstasy

Several shocking announcements swept through the IOC Summer 2016 Olympics Bid this month, the worst of which was a crushing blow to San Francisco’s bid because of their numbskull, stupid football team who was supposed to build a gorgeous new stadium in the city but has decided to relocate to a different county altogether instead.

As someone who wouldn’t have minded wandering out my front door to catch a few Olympic events, I scream, "IDIOTS!!" Not that I ever attended before, but I am certainly boycotting the local football team now, those Forty-Whiners…

Rob of Rob’s Olympic Bid Blog said he could, "…practically hear the frustrated sighs emanating from the United States Olympic Committee…"

In other news, the Azerbaijani capital city of Baku announced their desire for the ’16 bid this month. From the City By the Bay to Baku…thanks, Shorty-Niners. The final vote will be held in Copenhagen in October of 2009, and these cities will wait with baited breath:

Chicago, L.A. (our greedy ’84 Olympics host to the south), Dubai, Monterrey (Mexico), Madrid, Hamburg or Berlin, Rio, Rome, Tokyo, Tel Aviv, St. Petersburg, and the countries of Chile, Qatar, Argentina, India, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal and Thailand.

Winter 2014 is down to 3 candidates: PyeongChang, South Korea, Salzburg, Austria, and Sochi, Russia, and those results will be announced next year, July 4, 2007, in Guatemala City.

And as I’m sure you know, Summer 2008 will be in Beijing, Vancouver hosts the Winter 2010 Games, and London will host in Summer 2012. And San Francisco? Hey, we got that World’s Fair in 1915, right?
 

 

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