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Postby Dixie » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:18 pm

Finally, neither Paris nor Madrid will held the Olympics in 2012. London is the winner. Well done!

Everyone is really happy today in Catalunya 8) 8)
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Postby Shazzam » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:52 pm

Sure is great news! I'm sure they will hold an amazing event!
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Postby idalia » Thu Jul 07, 2005 2:03 am

Why are you so happy in Catalunya Dixie???

it wouldn't be better for you if the Olympics had been held in Madrid? :shock: :shock:

It's just a question, I think it's great for people in London to have an event like that 8)
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Postby frengo » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:51 am

I suppose that all the sports played outdoors will be quite... wet! :wink:
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Postby Danyet » Thu Jul 07, 2005 6:56 am

This is terrible news. It should have been held in Petersburg or Moscow.
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Postby Lalee » Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:39 am

danyet wrote:This is terrible news. It should have been held in Petersburg or Moscow.


And why is that, danyet?
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Postby Dixie » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:10 pm

idalia wrote:Why are you so happy in Catalunya Dixie???

it wouldn't be better for you if the Olympics had been held in Madrid? :shock: :shock:



Catalans are happy for many reasons, which I do not have time to explain right now. By the way, the Olympics were held in Barcelona in 1992, so we already had our games :D

By the way, do you think the terrorist attacks in London are related to the Olympics?
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Postby Danyet » Thu Jul 07, 2005 4:52 pm

Lalee wrote:
danyet wrote:This is terrible news. It should have been held in Petersburg or Moscow.


And why is that, danyet?

Because it seems to me that it is time for Olympics to be held there before LOndon or Paris and such. Last Olympics in Russia was not true Olympics since it was boycotted by USA.
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Postby Lalee » Thu Jul 07, 2005 5:08 pm

danyet wrote:Because it seems to me that it is time for Olympics to be held there before LOndon or Paris and such. Last Olympics in Russia was not true Olympics since it was boycotted by USA.


Oh, I see.
Danyet, I'd like to know more about that boycott. How did that happen? Could you tell me, please?
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Postby Danyet » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:50 pm

MOSCOW 1980

A U.S.-led boycott reduced the number of participating nations to 80. The boycott was in protest to Soviet Union's invasion of Afghanistan in December 1979. Some governments, like those of Great Britain and Australia, supported the boycott but allowed the athletes to decide for themselves whether to go to Moscow.
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