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    [QUOTE=pauliec;2653077]Wow... athletes having to bring their own food and stay 3,000 miles away, people practicing standing in line, dogs and cats being taken off the menus... what was the IOC thinking when they chose China?[/QUOTE]

    china was expected to get the games in 2000 but lost out to sydney by a whisker- it was only a matter of time...

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2656057]china was expected to get the games in 2000 but lost out to sydney by a whisker- it was only a matter of time...[/QUOTE]

    Yup.

    The sponsors have a lot of clout at the Olympics. And China is the world's biggest untapped market. They were never going to pass up that platform. Too much money to be made.

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    [QUOTE=nuu faaola;2656074]Yup.

    The sponsors have a lot of clout at the Olympics. And China is the world's biggest untapped market. They were never going to pass up that platform. Too much money to be made.[/QUOTE]

    money to be made by whom????

    if you enter the olympics as a money making venture you're a fool....except for Aussie in '00 and the games which took place on the north American continent (except Montreal in '76) most of the games have suffered collassal loses.....

    there won't be a seat empty in this summer's games- the chicom's will ensure this by bussing citizens in and making them sit in the seats...that doesn't mean the games are a financial success....

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    [QUOTE=Come Back to NY;2656057]china was expected to get the games in 2000 but lost out to sydney by a whisker- it was only a matter of time...[/QUOTE]

    Good thing they got them this year...another 4 years and the smog would [b]really[/b] be bad!:eek:

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    [QUOTE=asuusa;2656551]Good thing they got them this year...another 4 years and the smog would [b]really[/b] be bad!:eek:[/QUOTE]

    you know those football games you can't see because of fog on the field....

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