Skip to comments.Vanity - Was Sochi chosen for the Winter Olympics in order to push "global warming"?
Posted on 02/13/2014 8:38:40 AM PST by Perdogg
I hate to sound like a conspiracy theorist, but was Sochi, Russia chosen to push global warming because of the naturally mild climate?
Sochi is a resort on the Black Sea where many Russian use to flee the harsh winters Moscow and St Petersburg.
When the temperature is 0 degrees in Moscow - a winter temperature of 60 feels like summer.
Had it not been for the cold winter in the US, the warmist cult would try to point at Sochi "as another example with global warming".
Sochi was chosen because of massive corruption in the IOC. Nothing more, nothing less.
I am thinking it had more to do with the fact that Putin and his cronies had large real estate and business holdings in the area and he wanted to use taxpayer and international money to fix up his resort.
Same thing Harry Reid does.
I don’t think so. Climate might be milder on the Black Sea but the nearby mountains are high enough for the temperature to be lower and for snow not to melt most of the time.
I heard they have had some pretty cold winters.
I bet some of it had to do with Russia’s oil and gas contracts basically owning Europe’s energy needs.
From the few pics I’ve seen, there’s not much snow there. The Black Sea for a winter venue?
That great and renowned climate scientist Rachel Maddow has said, hotter, colder, it’s all climate change. And it’s all, ehem...man made.
Her too. Tough break.
But you do. You sound like a nutcase, in fact.
I forget who I heard on TV, while I was doing dishes, maybe Dennis Miller. He said the only place where it wasn’t freezing cold this week was at The Winter Olympics!
This would also be the exact situation in Vancouver.
The Olympics before that (2006) was still reeling from the corruption which had been publicized so it was informally decided that it was Europe's turn. Turin, Italy beat the only other bidder (Sion, Switzerland) that year.
The low-key 2006 affair was in response to the 2002 award to Salt Lake City when it was reveled that bribery and free stuff went into the 1998 award to Nagano, Japan which had beat Salt Lake City by 4 votes in the final round. The IOC has hoped to keep their way of doing business off the radar screen by awarding Salt Lake City the 2002 edition by an overwhelming 54-14 vote over its nearest competitor in the first round.
The sheer margin of that vote aroused suspicions. The Nagano bid team and the Salt Lake City bid team compared notes and both decided to go public. But that was then and this is now, so the IOC has gone back to business as usual.
“Global warming” AND sexual deviancy. I haven’t watch one minute of this propaganda garbage.
At this point, it looks like Atlanta would have been a better choice.
The jet stream that used to push cold air down over that part of Russia has shifted around the globe and is now affecting the North American continent. It will continue to shift. Forever.
Why not Murmansk?
it is snowing in Lillehammer today.
Not sure but Murmansk is north of the arctic circle isn’t it?
This is not the first time they have picked someplace that is not usually cold for the winter Olympics.
I think Helsinki FI would be better. Scenic, cold, and full of resorts (probably hot Finnish women too!).
Why the hell does NBC allow it is beyond me.
I thought Vancouver was more suited for the Summer games than the Winter games.
Kind of reinforces your point !
I think it is. It would definitely be cold enough that they wouldn’t have to worry about the half-pipe course melting...
Russia, with an economy dependent on the extraction and export of oil and gas, is not a supporter of global warming theory. Indeed, Russia prefers global warming because it would ease the burden of winter and open up large sections of Russia’s Arctic region to exploration and exploitation. Sochi was likely settled on by Putin and his cronies because it offered an easy opportunity for graft on a monumental scale.
The only way a crappy location like that could have been chosen is corruption. It didn’t have any facilities, did not have any infrastructure and was used by commie party leaders as a place to bring their girlfriends.
I predict that it will revert back to a borderline 3rd world city after the local loot everything they can.
Correct, Russia spread $ around. The IOC makes a Haitian election look democratic.
Agree with the corruption comments. Also, there is no alpine skiing in Russia except for the Caucasus, unless you include Siberia. I hear Magnitogorsk is lovely this time of year.
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