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Which city should host the 2020 Summer Olympics?

Madrid
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Istanbul
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Tokyo
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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:08 am

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Still stupid.


Still take that stick out of your *ahem* and get over it.

In any case, I'd like Istanbul, because it would be a first for the Arab world. Then again, not sure how well that would go. Not even sure how well the ones in Brazil will go.

Tokyo already held it before, but they can afford it and they seem pretty stable.

Turkey isn't in the Arab world...

The modern Turks are largely the descendants of Turkic migrants who originated in western China which spoke Altaic languages (that is, stuff like Mongolian/Japanese/Manchu/etc), as well as the indigenous peoples of the area who were gradually assimilated, who before then, I'm assuming, probably spoke Greek.
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Postby Sdaeriji » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:10 am

Ramenasia wrote:Istanbul is a great city filled with historical stuff to visit. There's not much to see in Tokyo besides steel, glass, and weird vending machines.


What a shockingly stupid thing to say.
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Postby Novaya Tselinoyarsk » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:14 am

Either Toyko or Istanbul, either one would be pretty damn cool to see. Honestly, regardless of where it is I just hope another network gets the coverage. The absolute lack of forethought in the coverage in 2012 was a complete pain in the ass in the U.S. And seeing commercials of whom won a competition before it was even shown, etc.
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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:14 am

Ramenasia wrote:Istanbul is a great city filled with historical stuff to visit. There's not much to see in Tokyo besides steel, glass, and weird vending machines.

Also large skyscrapers, the Tokyo Tower, the Imperial Palace, Tokyo Disneyland, Rainbow Bridge, endless museums, Roppongi, Harajuku, Shinjuku, Tokyo Sky Tree, etc.
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Postby Torcularis Septentrionalis » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:16 am

Novaya Tselinoyarsk wrote:Either Toyko or Istanbul, either one would be pretty damn cool to see. Honestly, regardless of where it is I just hope another network gets the coverage. The absolute lack of forethought in the coverage in 2012 was a complete pain in the ass in the U.S. And seeing commercials of whom won a competition before it was even shown, etc.

I wanted to scream last year. Someone should kick whoever did that shit.
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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:16 am

Torcularis Septentrionalis wrote:
Novaya Tselinoyarsk wrote:Either Toyko or Istanbul, either one would be pretty damn cool to see. Honestly, regardless of where it is I just hope another network gets the coverage. The absolute lack of forethought in the coverage in 2012 was a complete pain in the ass in the U.S. And seeing commercials of whom won a competition before it was even shown, etc.

I wanted to scream last year. Someone should kick whoever did that shit.

What happened?
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Postby Kemalist » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 am

Ramenasia wrote:Istanbul is a great city filled with historical stuff to visit. There's not much to see in Tokyo besides steel, glass, and weird vending machines.


That depends on where one's interest lies. Personally I'm not really interested in historical stuff. Tokyo is much better than Istanbul in terms of looking, transportation, traffic etc.
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Postby Torcularis Septentrionalis » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:18 am

Arumdaum wrote:
Torcularis Septentrionalis wrote:I wanted to scream last year. Someone should kick whoever did that shit.

What happened?

Wasn't live, commercials every two minutes (fucking. literally.), and they played commercials showing who won before we got to see the event! It ruined the olympics for anyone watching in America.
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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:21 am

Torcularis Septentrionalis wrote:
Arumdaum wrote:What happened?

Wasn't live, commercials every two minutes (fucking. literally.), and they played commercials showing who won before we got to see the event! It ruined the olympics for anyone watching in America.

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Postby Nova Pruthenia » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:22 am

I bet on Japan. Spain has too big financial problems, Turkey is still too undeveloped. Japanese are very proud, hardworking and organised, I'm sure they won't let their Olympics become a disaster.
I'm also curious about the hi-tech they'd use to hold the Olympics.

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Postby Kemalist » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:22 am

Arumdaum wrote:
Mike the Progressive wrote:
Still take that stick out of your *ahem* and get over it.

In any case, I'd like Istanbul, because it would be a first for the Arab world. Then again, not sure how well that would go. Not even sure how well the ones in Brazil will go.

Tokyo already held it before, but they can afford it and they seem pretty stable.

Turkey isn't in the Arab world...

The modern Turks are largely the descendants of Turkic migrants who originated in western China which spoke Altaic languages (that is, stuff like Mongolian/Japanese/Manchu/etc), as well as the indigenous peoples of the area who were gradually assimilated, who before then, I'm assuming, probably spoke Greek.


Turks and the Japanese are relatives. I don't know about the Japanese but Japan and the Japanese people are held in high esteem amongst Turks. A poll indicates that Japan is the most-favorable country in Turkey (then comes Germany and South Korea)
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Postby Novaya Tselinoyarsk » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:24 am

Arumdaum wrote:
Torcularis Septentrionalis wrote:Wasn't live, commercials every two minutes (fucking. literally.), and they played commercials showing who won before we got to see the event! It ruined the olympics for anyone watching in America.

:(

Yup, NBC really ruined the whole damn thing for everyone watching. They really shouldn't be allowed to be the network to show it again, as they handled it terribly.
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Postby Towson » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:24 am

Istanbul it's about time a Olympics took place in Turkey.

Tokyo would also be nice.But Turkey needs more attention.
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Postby Afalia » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:24 am

I'm going to have to go Tokyo, no offence Istanbul or Madrid.

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Postby United commonwealth of ayrshire » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:25 am

We had it on the BBC over in Britain. No adverts. Maybe you guys should petition or something for a network like the Beeb.
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Postby Torcularis Septentrionalis » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:29 am

United commonwealth of ayrshire wrote:We had it on the BBC over in Britain. No adverts. Maybe you guys should petition or something for a network like the Beeb.

Hahahahahaha you think America is going to give us something as nice as the BBC? Cuuuuuute.
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Postby Grenartia » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:35 am

Arumdaum wrote:
Mike the Progressive wrote:
Still take that stick out of your *ahem* and get over it.

In any case, I'd like Istanbul, because it would be a first for the Arab world. Then again, not sure how well that would go. Not even sure how well the ones in Brazil will go.

Tokyo already held it before, but they can afford it and they seem pretty stable.

Turkey isn't in the Arab world...

The modern Turks are largely the descendants of Turkic migrants who originated in western China which spoke Altaic languages (that is, stuff like Mongolian/Japanese/Manchu/etc), as well as the indigenous peoples of the area who were gradually assimilated, who before then, I'm assuming, probably spoke Greek.


So, basically, Turks are Asian/Greek hybrids.
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Postby Arglorand » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:36 am

Grenartia wrote:
Arumdaum wrote:Turkey isn't in the Arab world...

The modern Turks are largely the descendants of Turkic migrants who originated in western China which spoke Altaic languages (that is, stuff like Mongolian/Japanese/Manchu/etc), as well as the indigenous peoples of the area who were gradually assimilated, who before then, I'm assuming, probably spoke Greek.


So, basically, Turks are Asian/Greek hybrids.

Also Hittite. There's been a lot of peoples in Turkey.
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Postby Grenartia » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:39 am

United commonwealth of ayrshire wrote:We had it on the BBC over in Britain. No adverts. Maybe you guys should petition or something for a network like the Beeb.


We have politicians wanting to cut the already limited funding for the clearly socialist institution known as PBS. You really think we'll get a full BBC-type network anytime soon?

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So, basically, Turks are Asian/Greek hybrids.

Also Hittite. There's been a lot of peoples in Turkey.


So its like New York City. Everybody's been there.
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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:40 am

Grenartia wrote:
United commonwealth of ayrshire wrote:We had it on the BBC over in Britain. No adverts. Maybe you guys should petition or something for a network like the Beeb.


We have politicians wanting to cut the already limited funding for the clearly socialist institution known as PBS. You really think we'll get a full BBC-type network anytime soon?

Arglorand wrote:Also Hittite. There's been a lot of peoples in Turkey.


So its like New York City. Everybody's been there.

I haven't been there yet. :(
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:42 am

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Siaos wrote:It has little to do with Americans, I would just rather have a nation which doesn't dislike Americans as an American myself.

Political entities can dislike people now?


go ask the armenians.
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Postby Ethel mermania » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:44 am

Novaya Tselinoyarsk wrote:
Arumdaum wrote: :(

Yup, NBC really ruined the whole damn thing for everyone watching. They really shouldn't be allowed to be the network to show it again, as they handled it terribly.


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Postby Arumdaum » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:45 am

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Arumdaum wrote:Political entities can dislike people now?


go ask the armenians.

Not really talking about things the state enacts, but rather him suggesting that states might have feelings.
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Postby Arglorand » Thu Sep 05, 2013 7:46 am

Arumdaum wrote:
Grenartia wrote:
We have politicians wanting to cut the already limited funding for the clearly socialist institution known as PBS. You really think we'll get a full BBC-type network anytime soon?



So its like New York City. Everybody's been there.

I haven't been there yet. :(

I have. As a kid. Not to anything really cool like Istanbul or Izmir or Ankara, but rather to the southern, touristy coastline, around Antalya.
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