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2018 Winter Olympics

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HackyMcHack, Jul 6, 2011.

  1. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    Announcement about to be made ... a first-ballot winner. Pyeongchang, South Korea is the favorite, followed by Munich and Annecy. Of course, they're taking their own sweet time to make the announcement....
     
  2. HackyMcHack

    HackyMcHack Member

    And Korea gets it.
     
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Free Hyundais and a Samsung 3DTV for everyone on the selection committee?
     
  4. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Short-track speedskating should be a fixed hoot.
     
  5. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Can't wait to watch those figure skating finals 13 hours after they occur.
     
  6. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    To use a phrase the kids are using these days, I think the Olympics are definitely trending down these days.

    But the time the ones in the skiing hotbed of Korea roll around, I'm guessing the Olympics will be battling tennis for the attention of about 20 viewers in the US.
     
  7. Rumpleforeskin

    Rumpleforeskin Active Member

    Hoped for Qatar.
     
  8. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    Too bad Munich failed. Would have been the first city to host summer and winter games.

    Obviously the games in the early 1940s would have been canceled anywhere they were scheduled, but it's somewhat odd that from 1936 through 1944 they were held or scheduled in the following countries:

    Germany (winter 36)
    Germany (summer 36)
    Japan (winter 40)
    Japan (summer 40)
    Italy (winter 44)
     
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Not really surprised. It's been Sydney, Utah, Athens, Italy, China, Canada, London, Russia, Brazil and back to Asia. The U.S. is due for another Summer Games sometime, right? Apparently not until at least 2024 due to problems between the USOC and the IOC.
     
  10. terrier

    terrier Well-Known Member

    Guess my dog and cats won't be making the trip.
     
  11. Mark2010

    Mark2010 Active Member

    It's not all about the US, mate. There's a whole world out there. Americans can watch their, um, basketball.
     
  12. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Good for NBC, they are subsidizing the Olympics for the world and their main advertising demographic, America, gets a tape delayed TV show.
     
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