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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Funny....LA, SLC and Atlanta all did quite well financially from the games.
    Oh...those pesky little facts.
    Athens lost money, and currently any city which takes the Olympics will end up losing money on the deal now.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Athens lost money, and currently any city which takes the Olympics will end up losing money on the deal now.
    You base that on..?
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

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    You base that on..?
    I base it on a world wide recession....but call me freaking crazy....

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    Unions....corruption......should I go on?

    Romney actually had to come in and save the games in SLC, would you like to discuss that?
    That's one of the main reasons I am a Romney fan, despite some of his positions.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Athens lost money, and currently any city which takes the Olympics will end up losing money on the deal now.
    Not true. The Olympics generally make money in The United States. They are a bigger financial risk for some cities. Athens had to build a ton of facilities and infrastructure.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    You base that on..?
    On the fact that building everything necessary for the Olympics, security, transportation, etc. will take more money than that which a city can draw in during the Olympics.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Where exactly did I express any joy or "I hate Obama" tones in that post?

    I thought it was interesting that London put such a political spin on it, but never stated that I agree with their headline. I personally believe that the most deserving city won, and politics played little or no factor in their decision.

    As for the CNN clip, I thought that was funny as hell. That anchor couldn't keep bias in check. Rio was the odds on favorite, as I'm sure he was aware of, yet he reacted in such utter disbelief. You could just hear it in his voice... He couldn't believe that after Obama had graced the Olympic Committee with his presence, that they didn't bow to his desires. You could just hear the "How dare they" in his voice.

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    Grim you aren't fooling anyone. You are happy that America lost as long as you can spin some failure onto Obama. That is typical of your posts.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not true. The Olympics generally make money in The United States. They are a bigger financial risk for some cities. Athens had to build a ton of facilities and infrastructure.
    The Olympics in the past have generated money for the host city. But costs rise, interest wanes and profits turn into losses.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The Olympics in the past have generated money for the host city. But costs rise, interest wanes and profits turn into losses.
    Look at the history of the games. They always do better financially for North America than they do in other parts of the world.

    For one, the main revenue source, TV contracts ALWAYS are larger when the games are in the North American Time Zone, especially when they are in the US.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Funny....LA, SLC and Atlanta all did quite well financially from the games.
    Oh...those pesky little facts.
    Is this really true? I'm genuinely curious, because I thought that the Olympics occasionally failed to make much money once you include government spending.

    The Atlanta Olympics followed the model established by the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The cost to stage the Games was US$1.8 billion. Governmental funds were used for security, but not for the actual Games themselves.[1] To pay for the games, Atlanta relied on commercial sponsorship and ticket sales, resulting in a profit of $10 million.[2] It must also be stated that up to 500 million dollars of tax payer money was used on the physical infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, centennial park, expansion of airport, improvement in public transportation, and redevelopment of public housing projects.
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