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Titansfan777
10-02-2009, 10:30 AM
Per NBC...I blame it on the French, as I do everything else.

Sect309Fan
10-02-2009, 10:40 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4525513

COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- In a stunning turn, Chicago was eliminated in the first round of voting for the 2016 Olympics.

Tokyo was eliminated in the second round, leaving Rio de Janeiro and Madrid as the final two candidates for the 2016 Games.

Parddy
10-02-2009, 10:50 AM
I heard this morning that this would be the first time that a sitting US President lobbied directly to the IOC for a city and lost.

Sect309Fan
10-02-2009, 11:00 AM
I heard this morning that this would be the first time that a sitting US President lobbied directly to the IOC for a city and lost.

True. But he appparently is following the lead of other world leaders.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4510742

Orca
10-02-2009, 11:56 AM
True. But he appparently is following the lead of other world leaders.

http://sports.espn.go.com/chicago/news/story?id=4510742

The President of the United States is not other world leaders, and it is difficult for me to understand why he should follow their lead. Maybe Orca is just a little old fashioned.

Titansfan777
10-02-2009, 11:57 AM
Rio wins...that was my 2nd choice if Chicago lost

Yvette
10-02-2009, 12:03 PM
I'm glad they lost. That's all we need right now, more debt grrrrr

TitansFan23
10-02-2009, 12:07 PM
I'm glad they lost. That's all we need right now, more debt grrrrr

Really!

Get us out of debt, and get people back to work.

Parddy
10-02-2009, 12:19 PM
I'm glad they lost. That's all we need right now, more debt grrrrr

I'm sure the Chicago politicians had a skimming plan in place.

Titansfan777
10-02-2009, 12:52 PM
It's not like the games are in the next year or so, they are 7 years away. The economy could be a whole new animal by then...preferably a bull.

Yvette
10-02-2009, 01:03 PM
Our national debt won't be better for a very long time, if ever :sad

http://www.usdebtclock.org/

SwissTitansFan
10-02-2009, 02:48 PM
http://homepages.ius.edu/JMHANNON/chicago_cubs_logo.png

next year.....!!!