Anyone excited about the Olympics?

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  1. mmswm

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    It's all about the money....they won't show the closing ceremonies till prime time.
     
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    It's me again, blabbing about my son. He got to go to the track and field events again last night. He sent pics this morning. He was inside the birds nest, and he had a very good one of Bolt taking a victory lap right in front of him. He saw a lot of different places and things in China, but the olympics takes the gold!! I can't wait to get all of his pictures developed (for albums) and put on cd's. He also saw the USA's 4 x 400 men's and women's teams win the golds and get their medals--along with some other victories. Anyway, please keep him and all the other students he is traveling with in your prayers. They are leaving today (it's Monday in China) to come home, so they will be in the air most of the time.
     
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    Are we seeiing the entire closing ceremony or bits and pieces? What I am seeing is extraordinary! London will have some huge shoes to fill!
     
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    I have them on now. No idea if NBC is showing the complete ceremonies, but I am guess some parts will be trimmed down. They zipped through (or skipped) some of the countries that marched in during the Parade of Nations in the Opening Ceremonies.
     
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    Any guesses as to who will be chosen to host the 2016 games? I don't even know who is being considered aside from Chicago.
     
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    Well, in my area, the closing ceremony is on from 7 - 10:30pm, so I don't know if that's the entire thing or not.
     
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    They advertised it as coming on at 7:00 here too, but what they showed at 7:00 was the men's volleyball team winning their game. The closing ceremony actually started at 8:00. I had already seen the volleyball game earlier, so I don't know why they replayed it again. Oh well.
     
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    London will have to work really hard to top China's ceremonies.

    The cities that are being considered for the 2016 games are Chicago; Madrid, Spain; Tokoyo, Japan; Rio de Janerio, Brazil.
     
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    I don't think London should even try. I'm far less impressed with China's opening ceremonies since I found out how they treated their performers. London should be itself. Understated, with a dry sense of humor, and really classy.
     
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    I agree mm. It should be more about familiarizing the world with London and Great Britian and their culture than anything else.
     
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    Often times there's greater beauty in simplicity......
     
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    OK, I missed it. Did they announce which city won the bid for the 2016 Olympics? I was watching Mystery on PBS and kept switching back and forth. I'm really hoping for London. Then I have a good excuse to save like mad and take another trip over there.

    What I saw of the closing ceremonies wasn't terribly impressive, more pomp than anything but that's usually the case. I like the credit best when they were showing all the winnings and heartbreaks. And then at the very end, "See you from Vancouvor (SP) Winter Olympics 2010, 18 months" I'm already excited!
     
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    London's got the 2012 games. Last time I looked, the cities vying for 2016 are Chicago, Madrid, Rio de Janirio and Tokyo.
     
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    And they'll make the announcement as to who gets the 2016 games Oct 2009.
     
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    If so, stop by and we can have lunch! :D
     
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    Sounds good! :)
     
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    Madrid, Spain; Rio De Janiro, Brazil, and Tokyo, Japan

    of course... I'm rooting for Chicago!!
     
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    One of the announcers said that China spent 4 billion dollars on the games. A lot of that was on construction.
    London will be using some already existing locations (Wimbleton), so they won't have to spend quite so much.
    As to topping the ceremonies, London doesn't want to top them, they want to match them.
     
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    This shows how tired I was last night. I know London has the 2012 Olympics. I watched the fly-over above Buckingham Palace on TV! Oh geez. I think Rio de Janirio would be really cool. At the risk of sounding un-American, I kind of hope we don't get the Olympics again. It seems like we host them every decade. Let someone else have a turn. I don't remember the last time a country south of Texas hosted the Olympics, it has been so long.
     
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    1968 the Games were held in Mexico City.
     

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