Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 05/01/2015 - 11:49.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 11/11/2013 - 23:43.
After a period of Olympic silence it's kicking off in Madrid at #COIgohome
A small sample of tweets in English - most of the rest, unsurprisingly, are in Spanish!
Mario Cuéllar ?@mcuellarb
#COIgohome Would you mind going away as soon as possible? We do not want the Olympic Games here.
Economía Justa ?@EconomiaJusta
Rather than producing economic benefit, Sydney Games reduced Australian household consumption by $2.1 bill #COIgohome theconversation.edu.au/hosting-the-ol …
AlteaLaFea #14A ?@AlteaLaFea
If there's no money for our children to get a proper public education, there's no money for Olympics #OICGohome #COIgohome
Antonio Barragán Sev ?@ntonioBarragan
#COIgohome @Olympics We want no Olympic Games in Spain. #Madrid2020
agua salada ?@aguasalada12
#COIgohome and please don't come back
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 19/03/2013 - 04:49.
At the announcement of the defeat of Annecy's bid to host the 2018 Olympic Games, over 300 anti-JO activists uncorked the champagne out on the mountain meadow. A victory that rewarded two and a half years of struggle.
With only seven votes of IOC members from 95 is a real slap in the face which was announced on July 6, 2011 for the bid of Annecy 2018. Since 1988, only Osaka was "better" with 6 votes for the 2008 Olympics. For Métral Guy, president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Haute-Savoie, "the defeat of Annecy is a blow" . Charles Beigbeder, chairman of the Annecy 2018 bid, said he was "extremely disappointed". For Chantal Jouanno, Minister for Sport, "it's hard to take for French sport, because our sport does not deserve this" . For Guy Drut, a member of the French bid, "it's a very, very cold shower " . France tonight and JDD pronounced it "a fiasco" . Over 300 anti-JO present were out on the meadow uncorking the champagne and celebrating.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Thu, 21/07/2011 - 18:10.
Flagged up on nogameschicago.com, stablemate of the popular Londonist blog the Chicagoist asks:
Is Chicago Ready to Host the Olympics?
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Sat, 01/08/2009 - 10:23.
As reported by Crain’s Chicago Business reporter, Greg Hinz:
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Fri, 26/06/2009 - 09:56.
Chicago's 2016 bid committee hopes the 80 pages of information it sent last week to the International Olympic Committee will help distinguish the quality of the city's Summer Olympic bid from those of its six rivals. After all, the IOC will pick finalist cities in June largely on the basis of that information.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 15/01/2008 - 23:06.
The American city of Chicago is such a hot favourite to win the right to host the 2016 Summer Olympics that only they can mess it up, a senior International Olympic Committee (IOC) member told AFP.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Tue, 08/01/2008 - 09:13.