Wednesday, 6 July 2005

London Olympics 2012

London, my adopted home-city, has won the right to hold the Olympic Games in 2012, which is good news.

I am rather sorry for Paris - my previous home. The French deserve something for opposing the Iraq war so vociferously. Then again, the French also voted down the EU constitution. I am from just outside Montreal, and so recall, as a kid, the 1976 Games we had. It was a great moment, but very expensive.

I suspect London's Games will be great. Hope Paris gets the chance in 2020 - 2016 will have to go to a continent other than Europe.

My guess is South Africa will get the games then. It'll be Africa's turn. In 2020, the candidates are likely to be Moscow, New York, Paris, Tokyo and perhaps a South American city. New York will likely win this one.
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