The IOC sure know how to pick 'em…

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  • Premier Icon Matt24k
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    A lot can also go right in 8 years so each of those cities could have benefited from being awarded the games. Just look at the transformation of the area around the site of the London games. It was not far short of a nuclear waste land 8 years ago. Granted it wasn’t off the Richter scale but it was a post industrial eye sore.

    Madrid – skint.
    Istanbul – close to the Syrian war zone and itself simmering with unrest.
    Tokyo – close to Fukushima and overdue for a major earthquake.

    And the winner is Tokyo! A lot can, and probaly will, go wrong in eight years.

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Oh stop with the optimism – this is a site for middle aged cynics

    cynic-al
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    Jeez, why is the UK such a negative place.

    Tokyo – close to Fukushima and overdue for a major earthquake.

    Bradwell (far closer to London than Fukushima is to Tokyo) was hit by lightning a few years back and caught fire, for some reason it never made the news (I just happened to be stood in a boatyard down the road). And geological events are notoriously easy to predict aren’t they?

    oldnpastit
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    Jeez, why is the UK such a negative place.

    All the optimists went to America 250 years ago.

    We’re the B ship. Get used to it 🙂

    Premier Icon boxelder
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    Ah, the American Dream…….

    mrlebowski
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    A lot can, and probaly will, go wrong in eight years.

    Youre a real ray of sunshine arent you..

    Premier Icon mikewsmith
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    Just what Japan needs to kick start it’s economy and focus it’s rebuilding efforts. It will give them a welcome boost over the next 8 years after the terrible events that happened.

    I assume the OP was not impressed by London (Riots, shootings, bombings etc)

    Edric 64
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    Tokyo – close to Fukushima and overdue for a major earthquake

    They should spend billions sorting that mess out and helping the people affected rather than hosting the drug fest that is the Olympics

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    They should spend billions sorting that mess out and helping the people affected rather than hosting the drug fest that is the Olympics

    They could also do both…..

    Guaranteed to be a disaster, they can’t even put together a half decent car…

    Premier Icon thorlz
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    ^^^^^
    They are pretty good at motorbikes though.

    😀

    jonba
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    I’m looking forward to the opening ceremony already. There were huge numbers of people who were negative about London. When it came round I thought it was an amazing success. Still ‘everything as planned and working well’ doesn’t make news.

    I’m still negative about the London ‘legacy’.

    Premier Icon MSP
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    I was kind of hoping Istanbul would get it.

    Hoi – I’m the chief morale officer round here.

    Premier Icon jambalaya
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    The games in London were absolutely fantastic

    As per @MSP I had hoped Istanbull would get it. Tokyo will be well run but probably too expensive to visit.

    Premier Icon footflaps
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    The games in London were absolutely fantastic

    +1000

    I’m still negative about the London ‘legacy’ pretty much everything.

    chewkw
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    ohnohesback – Member
    Tokyo – close to Fukushima and overdue for a major earthquake.

    And the winner is Tokyo! A lot can, and probaly will, go wrong in eight years.

    They could always have mutant Olympics … 😆

    The games in London were absolutely fantastic at reinforcing the idea that sport is something to be watched on television.

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