Tuesday, July 05, 2005

NYC 2012. No!

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The International Olympic Committee is meeting in Singapore to choose the host city for the 2012 Summer Games. The decision will come down in about 10 hours.

I so don't want the games here in New York, primarily because this will surely disrupt transportation, but in addition, haven't the Olympic games been in North American too often? Hopefully Brazil can get its act together so that the games will be in South America at least once before they stop doing this. As for Africa, well, unfortunately only South Africa can handle it. And who would benefit from that?

Between the Summer and Winter games, the Olympics have been in North America seven times since I was born, with another one in Canada in 2010. Enough already.

Summer Games:
1968 - Mexico City
1976 - Montreal
1984 - Los Angeles
1996 - Atlanta

Winter Games:
1980 - Lake Placid
1988 - Calgary
2002 - Salt Lake City
2010 - Vancouver

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