Skip to comments.“You can play a great game and still not win,”
Posted on 10/03/2009 1:24:12 PM PDT by Starman417
Rio is ecstatic:
Silva called the win a "sacred day" as he was interviewed in Portuguese by Brazilian reporters in Copenhagen.
"I confess to you if I die right now my life would have been worth it," Silva said. "No one can now doubt the strength of Brazil's economy, it's social greatness, and our ability to present a plan."
He said Brazil's passion, heart and soul helped Rio win the Olympics against Madrid, Chicago and Tokyo. The Brazilian city had failed in attempts in 1936, 2004 and 2012.
"This is a day to commemorate because Brazil has left its status of a second-class nation," Silva said. "Today we're getting the respect that Brazil has been deserving."
Kanye took time out of his busy schedule to kick over the Brazilian sand castle, by interrupting with the following:
Hey, hey Rio, Im really happy for you, Imma let you finish, but I just want to say Chicago had one of the best bids of all time. OF ALL TIME.
Brazil is relying on a strong economy to stand behind its $14.4 billion budget for the games -- the largest among all bidding cities.
Chicagoans were stunned at the humiliating rebuke (check the update); however, they, along with the U.S., dodged a bullet:
(Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net
Remember now, Obama doesn’t like “victory” anyway, so all this probably worked out to his liking.
However, when you come in last, you probably didn’t “play a great game”.
Yeah...let's hear you repeat that sentence in 2017 after untold billions have just gone down the drain (cf. Athens). Sucker!
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