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Because The Olympics Is All About Athletes And Competition, Right?

Posted on | August 22, 2011 | 7 Comments

by Smitty

The Puffington Host:

The U.S. Olympic Committee has notified all interested cities that it will not submit a bid to host the 2020 Olympics, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Monday.
Chicago, New York and Dallas were among those that had expressed interest in putting forth a bid to host the games, but any bid was contingent upon the USOC working out a long-simmering revenue-sharing deal with the International Olympic Committee.

The Olympics is like the U.N. in better physical condition, and with a more reasonable world impact.

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  • Anonymous

    Three cheers for the USOC.  I for one, am damn sick and tired, of the USA paying (soak the rich) under the New World Order (UN style) “progressive”, depending which country, gouging.  It’s like our prog networks that have no problem picking up 80% of the broadcast tab, USA consumers will pick up the tab thru advertising, while the rest of the world gets virtually a free ride.

    Just like the International Red Cross.  Americans pay 80% of its cost.  Stop the Inequity Now (SIN)!

  • mojo

    Hosting the Olympics is guaranteed to cost big bucks, a net loss for the host country.

    Give it back to Greece?

  • Anonymous

    There’s a glaring exception to that. When the host country is the US, the Olympics don’t lose money (and when they’re in a modern country with a diverse sports culture, they usually don’t lose a lot of money). So of course the corrupt idiots at the IOC haven’t awarded the Games to the US since 2002, and have sufficiently discouraged the USOC that we’re not even trying for 2020, instead favoring 3rd-world locales where the Games will lose lots of money.

  • https://plus.google.com/114041580398058374552/posts McGehee

    Whatever happened to Peter Ueberroth, anyway?

  • Anonymous

    “When the host country is the US, the Olympics don’t lose money”

    I suspect that’s the reason the IOC is demanding a bigger cut.

  • http://twitter.com/dustbury Charles G Hill

    He heads up an operation called Contrarian Group, and is a partner in the Pebble Beach Company, which owns a golf course somewhere.

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