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The W - Sports that aren't Baseball, Football, Basketball, or Hockey - IOC has scared off governments
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/​blogs/​early-​lead/​wp/​2014/​10/​02/​oslo-​drops-​2022-​winter-​olympics-​bid-​leaving-​ioc-​with-​two-​bad-​choices/​?​tid=pm_​sports_​pop

So, the 2022 Winter Olympics bidding process is underway, but Oslo has pulled out, leaving only Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan as potential host cities. This does not sound good, at all.

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That list of demands by IOC members is hilariously absurd. Good for cities for finally realizing that the Olympics are a scam.



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    Originally posted by Big Bad
    That list of demands by IOC members is hilariously absurd. Good for cities for finally realizing that the Olympics are a scam.


Not just a scam but one that breaks the bank. It is simply ridiculous to spend that kind of money on venues for one big event and then search what to do for most of them after the games are over.



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The IOC running to shady governments is nothing new, but they have not had to deal with the spotlight of the media age. Any country or city that takes one of these things is asking for trouble. It will be laughable if they couldn't find a place for the Summer Olympics. These are a group of people who need to be humbled. Besides Hockey, I could give a shit about the Olympics.



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