Skip to comments.Confusion reigns in host city vote as Istanbul celebrate prematurely
Posted on 09/07/2013 4:36:45 PM PDT by Dave346
There was widespread confusion following the announcement of Istanbul's victory over Madrid to decide the first round of voting here in the race to host the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games as many presumed that Istanbul had won, not the first round, but the whole competition.
Istanbul defeated Madrid in an elimination decider after the pair had initially tied behind first round winners Tokyo
But, as Madrid's fate was sealed, a huge chant of "Istanbul, Istanbul" erupted around the media room as a large Turkish press contingent celebrated what they believed to be the countries first victory at the fifth attempt.
After the tie was not explained by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and nor immediately was the fact that Madrid were eliminated thereafter this confusion was understandable after a decidedly strange announcement process.
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You want the Games, maybe if you changed your name back to “Constantinople” that might be a good start.
Who wants to go to a Muslim country for the Olympics?
Same as the old muslims.
You want the Games, maybe if you changed your name back to Constantinople that might be a good start.
This is for you,enjoy.
I’m partial to the They Might Be Giants version.
It’s good, I just like classics.
Guess Allah sided with the Japanese....too much goat sh!t and rug salesmen .... besides a shortage of human prostitutes.
Anyone else notice a surge in bad news about Japan’s leaking reactors coinciding with this weeks vote on Olympic venue? Coincidence?
Nothing, but nothing, will replace the schadenfreude of Chicago NOT getting the Olympics after the Messiah himself went to lobby the IOC for his adopted home town. (He walked across the Atlantic for that, didn’t he?) Still gives me a wonderful, tingly, giggly feeling.
Winners get a medal - losers get a bunch of virgins...sounds like win-win!