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Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics (time to glow)
CBS ^ | September 7, 2013

Posted on 09/07/2013 2:36:08 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

CBS/AP/ September 7, 2013, 9:45 AM

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

Tokyo defeated Istanbul 60-36 in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

Tokyo, which hosted the 1964 Olympics, billed itself as the safe and reliable choice at a time of global political and economic uncertainty

(Excerpt) Read more at cbsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: duplicate; fukushima; olympics; radiation; tokyo
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1 posted on 09/07/2013 2:36:09 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; LUV W; AmericanInTokyo; All

Props to Godzilla countrymen LOL!


2 posted on 09/07/2013 2:37:35 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...

P!


3 posted on 09/07/2013 2:38:57 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

ZERO muzzie security concerns, I can almost guarantee it.

I hope this is not mid-summer, though...?


4 posted on 09/07/2013 2:39:30 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: TigerLikesRooster

So glad the Muslims didn’t get it.

Call us back when you’re “Constantinople” again.


5 posted on 09/07/2013 2:41:10 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster
(time to glow)
Time to Sydney
6 posted on 09/07/2013 2:41:53 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: SevenofNine

7 posted on 09/07/2013 2:42:14 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Here's a mascot idea. Pluto Kun


8 posted on 09/07/2013 2:42:35 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: ErnBatavia

9 posted on 09/07/2013 2:43:10 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: ErnBatavia

10 posted on 09/07/2013 2:45:22 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Tokyo will do a good job, I’m sure.

This is the guy who should light the flame

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj535O4ZJxM


11 posted on 09/07/2013 2:46:23 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The alternative was Istanbul.

Let’s take our chances with Tokyo, at least we won’t be surrounded by Muslim kooks & terrorists.


12 posted on 09/07/2013 2:48:53 PM PDT by canuck_conservative
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To: dfwgator

Not sure about a good job. My suspicion: Money can trump radiation.


13 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:25 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Glad they didn’t pick the other choice. Based on the trend over the last few years Istanbul in 2020 might be like Cairo or Damascus today.


14 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:32 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (I love it when spell check highlights every single word.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands"...

Wait! Wasn't Chicago in the running? It has gun control! And except for the gangs, the shootings, and the political corruption it's perfectly safe.

15 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:43 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: ErnBatavia

OMG NOT HELLO KITTY
That cute that my picture of my pj shirt LOL!


16 posted on 09/07/2013 2:49:55 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Billthedrill

I’m sure Tokyo’s gun control is worse than Chicago’s


17 posted on 09/07/2013 2:50:21 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: dfwgator

My money is on Godzilla

LOL!


18 posted on 09/07/2013 2:50:52 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Monty22002

I think this lady would call it out LOL about gun control ROFL

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLvz5E61UNs


20 posted on 09/07/2013 2:51:54 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I think your added comment to the title is just terrible, “time to glow”. Radiation is a very real threat to humans and the environment. You should be ashamed of yourself!

do I really need a s/tag?


21 posted on 09/07/2013 2:52:06 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Maybe they could allow Sumo wrestling as an official Olympic Event.


22 posted on 09/07/2013 2:52:11 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SevenofNine
Or Mothra:


23 posted on 09/07/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: ErnBatavia

Wine spewing on keyboard..!


24 posted on 09/07/2013 2:53:19 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; Jet Jaguar; All

YOU KILLIING ME TIGER LMAO

Where is Jet Jaguar
Sweetie check in Jet Jaguar LMAO


25 posted on 09/07/2013 2:53:47 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: ErnBatavia

WHOA that something new

I never see that before

So he is saying that racist in Japanese LOL!


26 posted on 09/07/2013 2:54:18 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: 23 Everest
Obviously, you don't understand sarcasm. If you read my past postings, you would know where I stand on this issue. It is a pun on “glow in the dark.”
27 posted on 09/07/2013 2:54:44 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Oh Tokyo,
They got some saki, and sashimi, and some clean sheets,
Oh, kimono, oh, kimono.


28 posted on 09/07/2013 2:55:01 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

You could never get them lined up for a race in Chicago because they’d keep taking off at the sound of gunfire.


29 posted on 09/07/2013 2:56:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

HOLY RADIOACTIVITY BATMAN!


30 posted on 09/07/2013 2:56:39 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Great...so the track and field events will all be at 2AM our time.
31 posted on 09/07/2013 3:01:30 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (If Obama Had A City It Would Look Like Detroit)
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To: SevenofNine

Love that movie and scene. heh


32 posted on 09/07/2013 3:02:15 PM PDT by Monty22002
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Because of their nuclear generator problem, will they need nights at night...or will the irradiating glow suffice? Also, with wrestling out as a sport will the Japanese audience be satisfied with ribbon & ball tossing or rhythmic swimming?


33 posted on 09/07/2013 3:04:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Gay State Conservative
Not sure if there would be Track and field event. There could be boycotts by individual athletes or countries.
34 posted on 09/07/2013 3:04:13 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Due to radiation problem.


35 posted on 09/07/2013 3:06:00 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

First light-less Olympics because everything will be glowing in the dark and they won’t need lights.


36 posted on 09/07/2013 3:08:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

It will be interesting to watch the scramble when they have to move the Games.


37 posted on 09/07/2013 3:10:22 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....Let It Burn...)
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To: SaxxonWoods

Move it to Okinawa or Guam.


38 posted on 09/07/2013 3:12:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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I think I’ll stay home.


39 posted on 09/07/2013 3:12:34 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Stay home and watch athletes glow in the dark. LOL.


40 posted on 09/07/2013 3:14:01 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Fukushima will take care of the Tokyo Olympics.


41 posted on 09/07/2013 3:14:53 PM PDT by bergmeid
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To: TigerLikesRooster

“Move it to Okinawa or Guam.”

They can’t move it to Guam. There is a danger of Guam flipping over if too many people go there. :)


42 posted on 09/07/2013 3:17:19 PM PDT by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: cripplecreek
You could never get them lined up for a race in Chicago because they’d keep taking off at the sound of gunfire.


43 posted on 09/07/2013 3:17:28 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: UCANSEE2

LOL


44 posted on 09/07/2013 3:19:37 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I saw this a couple of days ago and thought Istanbul? No way.


45 posted on 09/07/2013 3:19:58 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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To: Gay State Conservative

Don’t forget NBC would have anything on Tape delay LOL!


46 posted on 09/07/2013 3:25:46 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: SevenofNine

I think that they should have for the Tokyo Olympics not one mascot, but rather they should use ALL the radioactive monsters from every Japanese SciFi movie as mascots.


47 posted on 09/07/2013 3:46:20 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

sugoi ne


48 posted on 09/07/2013 3:47:21 PM PDT by OwenKellogg (Fundamental transformation is really starting to suck.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The Japanese were absolutely radiant when they heard it.


49 posted on 09/07/2013 3:52:13 PM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: Sporke; Texican

I know a guy who did a little more on Guam.


50 posted on 09/07/2013 3:52:46 PM PDT by real saxophonist (All you poor, all you needy, all you're doin' is givin' to the greedy... Temptations, 'Power')
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