Wednesday, July 06, 2005

London Beats New York for Olympics

Many New York City area residents are disappointed at the decision made by the Olympic committee to award London, Great Britain, the 2012 olympics despite major lobbying by the Bloomberg administration, including promises of new subway lines and increased security for the games. New Yorkers had reason to feel optimistic right before the vote because of an impressive presentation by the New York delegation that detailed the international atmosphere unique to New York as well as the city's economic power. Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) even made an appearence and as the Times says "seemed to charm the I.O.C members".
However, "we" didn't get it. And neither did the French, our counterparts. However, the Olympics probably was probably not suited for New York or any of the old east coast cities of the U.S. There is frighteningly little space to build the enormous stadiums required and even less room for the traffic that one anticipates with the Olympics coming to town.
One of the many New Yorkers who did not see the olympics as beneficial to his city, this blogger, Spencer, detailed the case against New York's bid.


At 3:12 PM, Blogger Sam said...

The French our "counterparts"? That's a joke, right?

I think the fact that the French also lost out on the Olympics is the only thing giving Americans any consolation about this morning's results.

By the way, in case you couldn't tell, I check your site for updates each time I check my mail. Keep it coming...


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