i understand why family members and people interested in the various competitions would do it, sure. But i wouldnt just go for the fucks sake of it like i would the Cup
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I don't think that Rio's infrastructure is up to the challenge of hosting the Olympics, the World Cup yes, but the Olympics is a whole other beast. This is clearly a political move on the part of Copenhagen.
I forgot to add this:
A very persuasive argument indeed.
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Could give a shit about any other sport anywhere. However, track and field, or Athletics as it's known pretty much everywhere else, is the only thing that could make me turn my head these days.
You're hoping to compete in the games frazzles? Holy shit, that's awesome. Best of luck man! How cool would it be to have someone from the Coachella board to cheer for!?
My main aim has never been 2012, but sprinters tend to peak in their late 20s. I'll need every advantage possible since the average world class sprinter stands at 6 foot+ and I stand at about 5'9" or 5'10". However, to help compensate, my loose interest in gymnastics and martial arts as a child left me much more flexible than most men and with a stride longer than most (last time it was measured, it was about 80 or so inches and max acceleration, which was 3 years ago when I was 17) and being a tad bit shorter meant quicker turnover.
The problem in high school was that my coaches failed to realize how important it was to intergrate a good strength-condition program into sprinter development. In contrast, my first high school did realize it, however their interest was always in those goddamned football players shitting on my sport, using it for their offseason bullshit. That, and injuries that left me MIA my sophomore and junior years and threw my scholarships down the drain.
Anyways, the plan for now is to get a couple of indoor and outdoor meets done in Baton Rouge and Alexandria early next year, then be on my way for the Air Force team, 2011 World Military Games, etc, etc, etc whatever. I can just imagine speeding all down this motherfucker
But then again, I do tend to have delusions of grandeur and seem to be fairly injury prone.
Ouch Chicago....People were soooo into supporting the Olympics here. The entire county is bankrupt. Then they spent all that money on the Olympic bid...such a waste.
O well...I am going to Rio December 2010. I have always wanted to go.
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The first segment on the Rachel Maddow Show was about the right-wing media -- Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, et al. -- celebrating the fact that America didn't get the 2016 Olympics. (Not to inject politics into this discussion.)
I'm sooo glad Rio won....Chicago would have been awful, so so glad it was ousted in the first round...plus it was sorta a given that Rio was going to win, if you follow these things...the IOC will never (if ever, then VERY RARELY these days) give back to back games in very close proximity, which means Madrid had no real chance, given the 2012 games are in London. And Vancouver (N.America) has the games in 2010, so going right back there in 2016 would have just seemed too bias and unfair. Plus I didn't like Chicago's proposal...didn't like the bay area or NY one either actually.
Well, good for Rio, that city could use a few billion to spruce it up...
Good for the locals, good for everyone.
It might be worth going!!
Hell, I would like to go shortly before the Olympics, just to be like "i know where that is!!"
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Yes, it will be winter in Rio, just like it was in Sydney.
Not that it gets cold there anyway. Rio winter = 82 and sunny.
The side-by-side picture on the news was amazing. The contrast........just beautiful.