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London wins 2012 olympics bid!!!
BBC | 07/06

Posted on 07/06/2005 4:49:21 AM PDT by phoenix_004

Per BBC(Not posted yet... ) London wins 2012 Olympics bid!!!


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; london; madrid; moscow; nyc; olympics; paris; turass; uk
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1 posted on 07/06/2005 4:49:21 AM PDT by phoenix_004
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To: phoenix_004

GOOD!


2 posted on 07/06/2005 4:49:54 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: phoenix_004

If NYC can't have it, London works for me.


3 posted on 07/06/2005 4:50:09 AM PDT by mhking (The world needs a wake up call gentlemen...we're gonna phone it in.)
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To: phoenix_004

The "Red Ken" games !


4 posted on 07/06/2005 4:50:15 AM PDT by 1066AD
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To: phoenix_004

Looks like Chirac has screwed le pooch again. Open another bottle of wine, Paris. And weep!


5 posted on 07/06/2005 4:51:01 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: SueRae

I would have preferred Paris, so the France can be bankrupt


6 posted on 07/06/2005 4:51:16 AM PDT by RexFamilia
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To: phoenix_004

Fox and CNN confirm: It's London!


7 posted on 07/06/2005 4:51:21 AM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: phoenix_004

I think Moscow would have been more interesting.


8 posted on 07/06/2005 4:53:05 AM PDT by kharaku (G3 (http://www.cobolsoundsystem.com/mp3s/unreleased/evewasanape.mp3))
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To: phoenix_004

Wonderful. Eat crow, Chirac.


10 posted on 07/06/2005 4:53:26 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Typing from an undisclosed location.)
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To: phoenix_004

2005 has been good for us. Chirac's pain is a joy to behold.

Regards, Ivan


11 posted on 07/06/2005 4:53:40 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: SueRae

Yeah it is... I hope the unemployment rate skyrockets in france and thier economy tanks further. Screw the CESM's.


12 posted on 07/06/2005 4:53:54 AM PDT by mugsaway
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To: phoenix_004

This is definitely not the Year of the Frog.


13 posted on 07/06/2005 4:54:51 AM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: phoenix_004

Isn't every Olypics a drain/strain on the host city? It's like a commitee announcing which city will be burdened 7 years hence.


14 posted on 07/06/2005 4:54:56 AM PDT by Textide
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To: MadIvan
Chirac's pain is a joy to behold.

Yes, it is. And congrats to you and all of our friends across the pond.

15 posted on 07/06/2005 4:54:57 AM PDT by Bahbah (Something wicked this way comes)
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To: All

I would invite all my American friends to come in 2012. Let's make it a party that celebrates the triumph of the Anglo-Saxon world.

Regards, Ivan


16 posted on 07/06/2005 4:55:08 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: SueRae

I agree..........(so much for sending Shrill to bat for us, eh?).


17 posted on 07/06/2005 4:56:35 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: MadIvan

Congratulations to England.


18 posted on 07/06/2005 4:56:36 AM PDT by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR) [there's a lot of bad people in the pistachio business])
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To: phoenix_004

Job 1, clean up the Muslim pandering. Then we'll have an Olympics.


19 posted on 07/06/2005 4:57:09 AM PDT by AbeKrieger (Islam is the virus that causes al-Qaeda.)
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To: phoenix_004

Serves the frogs right.


20 posted on 07/06/2005 4:57:35 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: mhking
"If NYC can't have it, London works for me."

YES! In your face Chirac! hehehehe

21 posted on 07/06/2005 4:57:40 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg ("`Eddies,' said Ford, `in the space-time continuum.' `Ah,' nodded Arthur, `is he? Is he?'")
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To: RexFamilia

My thoughts exactly.

I definitely found it amusing watching hopelessly socialist Greece go bankrupt hosting the 2004 Summer Olympics.


22 posted on 07/06/2005 4:58:29 AM PDT by saneright
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To: elhombrelibre
Wonderful. Eat crow, Chirac.

Or eat cow

23 posted on 07/06/2005 4:58:35 AM PDT by Always Right
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To: MadIvan

...but chirac said the food is SO bad! I bet not as bad as the sour grapes he must be ingesting right about now!


24 posted on 07/06/2005 4:58:46 AM PDT by small voice in the wilderness (Quick, act casual. If they sense scorn and ridicule, they'll flee..)
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To: MadIvan

Only if you promise to get the exchange rate back to a level that won't bankrupt me...Living on a Britsh isle this $1.89 to the pound is killin me. :)


25 posted on 07/06/2005 4:58:50 AM PDT by mugsaway
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To: MadIvan

Oh...and Congrats!


26 posted on 07/06/2005 4:59:35 AM PDT by mugsaway
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To: mhking
Saints be praised NYC *didn't* get it. I'm sick of that pompous piece of property.

Congratulations to Blair, QE2 and the Brits!

27 posted on 07/06/2005 4:59:50 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Remind Liberal Cowards Why America Freed Iraq: http://massgraves.info/)
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To: small voice in the wilderness
Looks like Chirac has screwed le pooch again.

But they do have such fine French cuisine, so much better than the Fins, Brits & Scots.

Bugger off, Chirac.

28 posted on 07/06/2005 4:59:57 AM PDT by citizen (Yo W! Read my lips: No Amnistia by any name!)
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To: Always Right

Roast beef with Yorkshire pudding for Jacques. Served with some English ale.

Regards, Ivan


29 posted on 07/06/2005 5:00:03 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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30 posted on 07/06/2005 5:00:23 AM PDT by BulletBobCo
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To: mhking

Agree wholeheartedly, although in a way I'm glad New York didn't get the Olympics--I don't even want to think of how much worse the traffic would have been!


31 posted on 07/06/2005 5:00:39 AM PDT by GiveEmDubya
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To: phoenix_004

GOOD FOR THE BRITS!!


32 posted on 07/06/2005 5:00:52 AM PDT by conservativecorner
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To: citizen

The French newspapers apparently said the only thing that could destroy Paris' bid was Jacques Chirac.

They were right.

Regards, Ivan


33 posted on 07/06/2005 5:01:03 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: phoenix_004

Paris is deeply disappointed.

34 posted on 07/06/2005 5:01:17 AM PDT by JennysCool (Be good, and you will be lonesome. - Mark Twain)
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To: Textide

Actually when the host cities use corporate sponsorships i.e.
LA, Atlanta, Salt Lake City they've all made money


35 posted on 07/06/2005 5:01:33 AM PDT by philo (It is much easier to be critical than to be correct. - Benjamin Disraeli)
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To: phoenix_004

Darn it, I was looking forward to watching the German athletes marching into Paris, while the French cower in fear! Or watching the French do the wave! What? It's not the wave, they were just surrendering!


36 posted on 07/06/2005 5:01:57 AM PDT by NathanBookman
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To: 1066AD

Better than the Yellow Fro...oh, never mind. Why kick the french when they're down? They obviously like being there, so let 'em suck up their own sewerage as the civilized planet's most contemptible country.The London games will get a lot more traffic & tourism $$ from this side of the pond than the snarky-farty french would have. Smartest choice by the IOC. I just pray the economics of all this helps London, though, Mr. Livingstone aside.


37 posted on 07/06/2005 5:02:29 AM PDT by leilani
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To: phoenix_004; Destro; knighthawk; MadIvan; an italian; anonymoussierra; Grzegorz 246; lizol; ...

Yahoo! Paris defeated! France defeated!


38 posted on 07/06/2005 5:02:32 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: MadIvan

And once again Hillary didn't bring home the bacon to NY'ers.

Gee, how great for the libs it would have been if tomorrows NY Times, WAPO and rest of the lamestream media had as a headline, "Hillary brings Olympics to US."

Guess they never thought about it. As they say in French Le Bummer..HAHAHA


39 posted on 07/06/2005 5:03:26 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Liberal Talking Point - Bush = Hitler ... Republican Talking Point - Let the Liberals Talk)
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To: kharaku
My wife and I said the same thing yesterday, In terms of city layout (wide streets), spread out.. Moscow made the best choice. My wife is from NYC (Ive only been a hand full of times) and neither of us could imagine what a nightmare the Olympics there would have been and, from what I hear, London is even worse.

Oh well I am kinda happy the French did not get it. Even though usually the Olympics are a net (-) it still would have given those frogs something to crow about..

40 posted on 07/06/2005 5:03:32 AM PDT by N3WBI3 (I musta taken a wrong turn at 198.182.159.17)
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To: MadIvan
Having been to London 5 times myself, I really cannot think of a more fun city to go see the Olympic Games at. Congrats!!!!

The added bonus is that it really must make Chirac's skin crawl that Paris lost to London.

41 posted on 07/06/2005 5:04:02 AM PDT by FranklinsTower
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To: phoenix_004; CarrotAndStick; Gengis Khan; Srirangan; sukhoi-30mki

Any plans for India to run for Olympic candidate in the future?


42 posted on 07/06/2005 5:04:15 AM PDT by Wiz
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Defeating both the French and Hillary is worth the extra taxes to me.

Regards, Ivan


43 posted on 07/06/2005 5:04:15 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: phoenix_004; Just another Joe; Madame Dufarge; MeeknMing; steve50; Cantiloper; metesky; ...
Well, we can blame Mayor BloomingIdiot of NYC for the losing of the Olympics because of his no-smoking policy!
 
And no one can tell me different!


44 posted on 07/06/2005 5:04:33 AM PDT by SheLion (Donate to Free Republic! Help keep our forum free!!!)
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Ohhh!!! Poor French!!!Now they have to goto London and taste that "bad lousy British food" !!!!!!
45 posted on 07/06/2005 5:05:01 AM PDT by phoenix_004
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To: FranklinsTower

Well that's what everyone is saying here...people are delighted because it means that we truly gave Chirac a kick in the goolies.

Regards, Ivan


46 posted on 07/06/2005 5:05:27 AM PDT by MadIvan (You underestimate the power of the Dark Side - http://www.sithorder.com/)
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To: small voice in the wilderness

LOL! This dissent, coming from the hoity toity man who used to work the ice cream counter at HoJos. There's nothing wrong with honest work, but if he wants to be le food snob, then he should apologize to HoJos.


47 posted on 07/06/2005 5:05:38 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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To: FranklinsTower
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Congratulations...

Another generation of younger people will be inspired to compete at the highest level of sport.

48 posted on 07/06/2005 5:05:46 AM PDT by ajolympian2004
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To: phoenix_004

Great. I'll do my best to be there.


49 posted on 07/06/2005 5:06:35 AM PDT by an italian (God bless all the b in the world... Bush, Berlusconi and Blair...)
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To: Always Right

Ooo! Frog cornish pasties?


50 posted on 07/06/2005 5:06:36 AM PDT by saveliberty (Liberal= in need of therapy, but would rather ruin lives of those less fortunate to feel good)
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