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http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/10/02/olympics.2016/index.html

We didn't get the Olympics! We didn't get the Olympics! Hip Hip Hooray!

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rhobike
Oct. 2nd, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Oh happy day!
p.s. hope you are feeling better.
frenchpony
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:31 am (UTC)
Feeling okay, but definitely not in prime health. Sukkot tomorrow is probably a no-go, and I'll have to see if I'm up for Alioni.
telperion1
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:19 am (UTC)
*cheers*

I remember when Atlanta had the olympics. My grandparents were living along the Georgia border at the time, and there were some events being held in our neighborhood. I remember the concern my grandmum had, that all those out-of-towners were going to ruin her flowers somehow. She wasn't the only one - there was a lot of concern, some of it nowhere near that out there.

I'm just glad you'll escape the commotion.
frenchpony
Oct. 3rd, 2009 02:32 am (UTC)
If the Olympics had been in Chicago, they would have been in the Washington Park neighborhood, which borders my neighborhood. So right in my backyard.
elliska
Oct. 5th, 2009 01:29 pm (UTC)
I do wonder why people would actually want this to happen in their community. Talk about a nightmarish way to make life difficult and spend a lot of money. I'm glad you were happy about it. I felt sorry for all the sad looking people on the news.
frenchpony
Oct. 5th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
I think most people don't really understand what they're getting into when they think Olympic. Just "Olympics! Yay!"

What's really been funny is that the U of C has a guy in the econ department, Allen Sanderson, who does sports economics, and he's been on WBBM a lot recently trying to explain just what kind of damage the Olympics could have done to us economically -- his key phrase is "the Olympics are never a good investment" -- and he sounds a bit more irritated each time, as if the interviewers are students who Just Don't Get It.
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