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2012 Olympics in London

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Milanista

Mangiamoli!
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19 December 2002
London & Milan
AC Milan
Eh. Congrats.

The Olympic anthem stinks, but the host was quite hot.

I'll probably living in London in 2012.... although france wouldnt have made a big difference since its all in Europe.
 

Carl

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27 December 2001
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HAHA, well you had the World Cup in 98 and the rugby World Cup in 2007, time to try again........ ;)
 

Joystick

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10 August 2004
London
The Arse
Have some of that Chirac, not been the best few weeks for you eh? :D

If anything I'm happy because at least they'll now be forced to re-develop Stratford and the rest of East London, which is a hole at the moment.
 
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Milanista

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19 December 2002
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Paris have lsot 3 times in the last 20 years. And the Favourites have lost 3 times out of 4. Its a tradition.
 

Nickybaker

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15 October 2003
Essex
The one and only Arsenal
What a brilliant result, i'm gonna try to get tickets for as much as possible.

It seems like France taking Chirac was like London taking Prince Phillip. :)
 

rockykabir

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30 March 2003
London -> New York -> San Francisco
Liverpool FC
Jesus....I'll be 30 by the time :shock:

I'm ecstatic to hear about this. The Stratford area is a dump at the moment - it will be good to finally see that area all pimped up :mrgreen: ;)

But my heart goes out to all the French. They really wanted it...Whether Chirac's comments had any affect or not, his political career is over
 

proxi

Champions League
9 February 2003
Sheffield
Tottenham Hotspur
Billions out to Africa
Billions spent on the Olympics (most likely)

Poverty is on a one way flight to the UK.

*takes off his cynical hat
 

proxi

Champions League
9 February 2003
Sheffield
Tottenham Hotspur
I'm gonna start rationing my weekly allowance of alcohol from this moment on - a sudden drop of money and items for myself would be too hard to take once the taxes kick in
 

Nickybaker

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15 October 2003
Essex
The one and only Arsenal
rockykabir said:
In the short term, yes. But TV income, sponsors, housing from the redeveloped areas, tourist sales etc.... makes up for it all and then some.
Exactly, countries don't apply for the olympics to burn up cash!
 
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Milanista

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19 December 2002
London & Milan
AC Milan
rockykabir said:
In the short term, yes. But TV income, sponsors, housing from the redeveloped areas, tourist sales etc.... makes up for it all and then some.
Moscow and Montreal were still paying their Olympics debt until last year.

Olympics are very good for boosting a country's image, and future tourism.

Quote from BBC :

[size=-1]The soaring cost of the 2004 Olympic Games looks set to drive Greece deep into
debt, its prime minister warns.
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crayon

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23 October 2004
Japan
Liverpool FC
On a different note Milanista, I thought the 1990 World Cup was magnificent. Is Italy still paying for that?
 

rockykabir

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30 March 2003
London -> New York -> San Francisco
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Milanista said:
Moscow and Montreal were still paying their Olympics debt until last year.

Olympics are very good for boosting a country's image, and future tourism.

Quote from BBC :

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True...but I think TV revenue and sponsorship deals have become more ever present since then. Olympics is a huge commercial event with companies willing to spend zonks. I get the feeling that a vast majority of the construction work will be covered by commercial deals alone.....or am I being too optimistic?
 
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Milanista

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19 December 2002
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I doubt you (the english people) will suffer at all from the debts. The government probably has some plan to spread it out or somehting like that.
 
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