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Now maybe the city can focus on something other the getting the bid.

But WTF eliminating us first? Screw the IOC.



Oct. 2nd, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
I did read something that said the fact that Obama only scheduled a brief stop in Denmark and left before the results were announced might have been interpreted as disrespect by the IOC.

We'll never know for sure, of course.
Oct. 2nd, 2009 07:07 pm (UTC)
There's also chatter about rivalry or tensions between the USOC and the IOC. And a perception of American arrogance can never be totally ruled out when it comes to anything international. Collectively, we have that effect on people.

You're right, aunt_deen, that we won't ever know for sure. But I lean toward this being about validating Rio, and by extension Brazil and South America, than about smacking America's hand.

I think the rest of the world might find it arrogant for Americans to presume an anti-American motive in the vote, actually. ;-)
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:50 am (UTC)
LOL. Your last line made me laugh out loud Tommy.

I'm sorry Chicago didn't win, despite being against Sydney getting them right up until they started, I adored the Sydney 2000 games (and I'm sorry but it still cracks me up that Sydney's postcode is 2000. I'm easily amused).

I agree with Tommy's reasons and think Rio will get it too, but the IOC let power go to their heads a bit so who knows what really affected their decision.
Oct. 3rd, 2009 03:55 am (UTC)
Glad to be of laughter-inducing service, Anabelle. The thought amused me, too: "Oh yes, it's always all about you." ;-)