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(NBC Washington)   Washington DC will bid on the 2024 Olympics. Plans include lighting the Olympic flame only after an 11th hour House resolution to pay the gas bill for the cauldron   (nbcwashington.com) divider line 59
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2013-08-27 07:30:18 PM

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Oh, that's cool. Just this morning I was thinking to myself how great it would be if they could find a way to make traffic even worse around here.


Good grief, just when I was thinking it was impossible for that to happen too.  Look at how much of our country is basically unoccupied, surely we can't just build a whole new city out in the middle of nowhere to have the Olympics instead?  It might even be a little cheaper to put that together.
 
2013-08-27 07:40:01 PM

06Wahoo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Oh, that's cool. Just this morning I was thinking to myself how great it would be if they could find a way to make traffic even worse around here.

Good grief, just when I was thinking it was impossible for that to happen too.  Look at how much of our country is basically unoccupied, surely we can't just build a whole new city out in the middle of nowhere to have the Olympics instead?  It might even be a little cheaper to put that together.


You'd need access to a huge body of water for the sailing/rowing events so most of the US is out.
 
2013-08-27 09:41:18 PM

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: 06Wahoo: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Oh, that's cool. Just this morning I was thinking to myself how great it would be if they could find a way to make traffic even worse around here.

Good grief, just when I was thinking it was impossible for that to happen too.  Look at how much of our country is basically unoccupied, surely we can't just build a whole new city out in the middle of nowhere to have the Olympics instead?  It might even be a little cheaper to put that together.

You'd need access to a huge body of water for the sailing/rowing events so most of the US is out.


We could build that, too.
 
2013-08-28 02:16:32 AM

snowshovel: Cheron: I think this would be great for DC, the cost of the Olympics is typically paid back six or seven fold.  Once the Olympics are over there are dozens and dozens of profitable uses for the buildings and fields.  Win-Win

You haven't researched what has happened to the facilities of the last few summer games, have you?


Well, DC needs a new football stadium (well, need is a strong word) anyway, so that's one that will get real use.We have a ballpark that could be used for things. We're going to have a shiny new soccer only stadium soon. Much of it will already be in place. No idea about the swimming facility, and the Potomac isn't as toxic as it used to be, so that works for rowing events. There's already a suitable tennis venue.

Marathon? Please. We got this, biatches. Make 'em run around all the monuments.

Most cities need to build stuff, and don't have a good plan for using it afterward. That wouldn't be the case in DC. Most of it's already there, or something the area has plans to build anyway. And our politicians understand how bribes work, so they'll get along great with the IOC.
 
2013-08-28 02:17:59 AM

ManateeGag: Grand_Moff_Joseph: ManateeGag: They won't get it. Washington is sick of Kenyans winning important races.

LMAO.  Will all foreign athletes be required to show long form birth certifs in order to play?

yes.  As well as college transcripts, high school records, medical records and tax returns going back 10 years.


So that rules out the Chinese gymnastics team then.
 
2013-08-28 07:13:51 AM
It would have to be DC and Baltimore together. Silver line to Dulles would be up and running. Union Station would need a lot of work.
 
2013-08-28 08:47:47 AM
Don't do it. Hosting the international wank-fest is not worth it.

-Atlanta
 
2013-08-28 01:03:33 PM
My God, could you imagine the traffic?  It's be a nightmare. 

/It already is.
 
2013-08-28 11:11:35 PM

foo monkey: It would have to be DC and Baltimore together. Silver line to Dulles would be up and running. Union Station would need a lot of work.


Uh, why would we want Baltimore involved? Ick.
 
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