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Anyone else think Rio was a terrible place for Olympics

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    From what I know of Rio De Janerio, yes. A mass of some of the very most wealthy people in the world, partying within a mile or two of one of the biggest crap-holes/open sewers in the world.

    Maybe they can do like China did, closing all the factories during the games so the air was breathable, only Rio can get a HUGE tarp and throw in over all the slums so no one notices?
     
  3. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    My dad spent some time working in Rio while he was living in Brazil and from what he has said it's a complete dump.

    Wasn't it Rio where some drug lirds downed a helicopter?
     
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    PaulB47 Hillsboro Well-Known Member

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    Usually the Olympics take place and finish, before the city that hosts them goes bankrupt. :rolleyes: I guess Rio is getting the job done early.
     
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    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    You mean a place with hot guys and valuptuous women and a sexually transmitted disease?
    What could go wrong?
    Oh, were you talking about the crime rate? Or how they say there is a secondary government there?
    (My friend mentioned this and I asked him if the Olympics were in Washington DC)
    It will be fine:confused:
     
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  6. cmica

    cmica puy Active Member

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    need to change title to "IS" not "Was" hasn't happened


    Yes its a chitty place to hold it
     
  7. L84Cabo

    L84Cabo Orcas Island, WA Well-Known Member

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    The Olympics will continue to struggle as more and more countries realize it's generally a money losing proposition. The cash outlay to construct the venues and infrastructure is enormous and usually in the billions. Moreover they simply don't generate enough revenue to pay for it all. Add to it that the majority of the venues go unused once the Olympics are finished.

    Personally, I think the Olympics in it's current form is living on borrowed time. I suspect in the future we will see the events scattered across multiple countries to take advantage of venues that are already in existence as well as distribute the crowds so no one country has to spend so much on infrastructure improvements. Alternatively, they can stick to a very few locations that are probably already equipped to handle an Olympic. Los Angeles comes to mind. But again, there just aren't that many places large enough to handle something the size of the Olympics.
     
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  8. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    The Olympics are safe . . . The games keep the important news off page one!!!!!!!

    Sheldon
     
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  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I think what you are looking for is EVERYONE thought Rio would be a total disaster for the Olympics
     
  10. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    Failure.
     
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    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Its a perfect place! Maybe they will show all the slums of Rio...

    Slums_in_Rio_de_Janeiro_21.jpg
     
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    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    good thing penecillin cures everything:confused:o_O:D
     
  13. cigars

    cigars Beaverton, USA Cav Scout/Armorer/Cold War/Communist Borders Platinum Supporter Gold Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Considering how corrupt the IOC is, perhaps they felt "at home" there.
     
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    Goosebrown Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I think it wasn't a terrible choice. South America deserved a chance. Now though they lost oil revenues ski they're hosed.
     
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    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Out of the 4 finalists I can't understand why they chose by far the worst possible one, the others being Madrid, Chicago, and Tokyo.

    It may take some of the supposed fun out of it but maybe they should just do the Olympics in the same place each time around. At least that way the venues and infrastructure wont become abandoned and it can go back to being more about the sports rather than each city going bankrupt trying to outdo the last Olympics.
     
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    albin25 Lewiston Idaho Well-Known Member

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    The problem with a permanent location is that the USA would end up footing the bill for most of the costs of a steroid enhanced UN type bureaucracy.

    But if one place HAD to be picked, I'd vote for Antarctica...
    ...Summer AND Winter.
     
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  17. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    The Olympics are an international joke . . . !!!!!!
    BUT, They do get the important news off the front page.
    Sheldon
     
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    Dungannon Vancouver, WA Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    raftman Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Why would the US end up paying for it?
     
  20. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So I heard they have this beautiful beach where the volleyball is going to be played, However, there's one small problem.....body parts keep washing up on shore.

    Hope nobody accidentally serves a severed head