That list of demands by IOC members is hilariously absurd. Good for cities for finally realizing that the Olympics are a scam.
"It breaks your heart. It is designed to break your heart. The game begins in the spring, when everything else begins again, and it blossoms in the summer, filling the afternoons and evenings, and then as soon as the chill rains come, it stops and leaves you to face the fall alone." --- Bart Giamatti, on baseball
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.
OK. So Real Madrid pays 30 million for Robinho. 25 Million for Baptista. So now they have 5 world-class stikers (Raul, Robinho, Ronaldo, Baptista, and Michael Owen) that they're paying God knows how much money, for 2 positions.