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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    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.



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    I'm sure there is a lot of spin both ways.

    I do know that the competition is fierce especially among US nominees to get the games.

    LA and SLC resulted in large surplusses. I'm not sure about Atlanta, although from what I've read they were deemed a "success"...whatever that means.

    It all depends on infrastructure. LA didn't really have to build a whole lot. Same with SLC. Athens on the other hand had to build major venues and transportation.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    Chicago was looking at guaranteeing against losses with taxpayer money. While there is plenty of money to be made, the massive amount of infrastructure and security etc will now cost more than one will most likely bring it.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Chicago was looking at guaranteeing against losses with taxpayer money. While there is plenty of money to be made, the massive amount of infrastructure and security etc will now cost more than one will most likely bring it.
    I'm not familiar with the Chicago bid indepthly. If they would have to build a lot of facilities, then yes, that would cost some money. However, Chicago likely would not have had to put in a lot of money for transportation and those types of expenses.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    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.
    Reality would like to disagree with you.
    Beijing Olympic Organizers Report $176M Profit From Games
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    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.



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    Alot that the 500 mil payed for was useful for lots more than just the Olympics.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    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.
    Look, I've made it clear that I'm no fan of Obama, so if I wanted to use that headline to bash the guy, I damned well would do it. That isn't the case here pal, so you can stuff your "Republicans want America to fail" bull**** where it belongs...

    I stated clearly why I posted that headline, and stated for the record that I don't believe that politics played a part in the committees decision. I expected a headline like that to come from some partisan on-line news outlet here in the States, not from the Times of London.

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Reality would like to disagree with you.
    Beijing Olympic Organizers Report $176M Profit From Games
    Chicago is a bit different from China. It will take billions and billions of dollars to build what is necessary for the Olympics, including buying some property up. While it's possible to make money on the Olympics, if you have to build too much stuff it will end up costing you. Less you can get virtually slave labor...like certain commie countries can drag up.

    But seeing as smarmy was the way you wanted to go:
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/s...ryId=113351145
    "There has never been an Olympic Games that has made a profit," says Robert Barney, director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Barney is also co-author of Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism.

    Fold in all the costs and revenues, he says, "including federal allotments, municipal allotments, provincial or state allotments, it's always been that a debt has to be paid somewhere."

    The additional costs include security and infrastructure improvements not included in the Olympic budgets but provided by government.
    So reality disagrees with you.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Quote Originally Posted by Grim17 View Post
    Look, I've made it clear that I'm no fan of Obama, so if I wanted to use that headline to bash the guy, I damned well would do it. That isn't the case here pal, so you can stuff your "Republicans want America to fail" bull**** where it belongs...

    I stated clearly why I posted that headline, and stated for the record that I don't believe that politics played a part in the committees decision. I expected a headline like that to come from some partisan on-line news outlet here in the States, not from the Times of London.

    If I have something to say, or have a message for anyone, I will say it loud and clear.

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    Whatever dude....you were practically wetting your pants in your post.
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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

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    Re: Chicago doesn't get 2016 Olympics

    Obama&rsquo;s Olympic failure will only add to doubts about his presidency - Times Online



    chuckles. the UK is saying what we have been suggesting about Obama from before the election.


    Carter the 2nd.....


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