Thursday, July 07, 2005

NYC--Screwed Again

I can't judge the merit of London's winning bid for the 2012 Olympics or know for sure whether Paris was the real runner-up, as opposed to New York. But it's a real kick in the teeth when New York doesn't even get to throw its hat in the ring for 2016 without potential U.S. rivals. Apparently this goes against Olympic tradition, because losing U.S. bidders usually get to try again with no home-grown competition.

The truth is, New York never stood a chance. As my friend Russ says, the current administration has managed to destroy any residual international goodwill leftover from 9/11 in the last four years. Just wasn't going to happen. But the city should be given the courtesy of an unencumbered next try, don't you think? I mean, the Yankees aren't even close to being a threat this year, right?



Anonymous pepperbro said...

and now, no baseball or softball either. the extememely Euro-heavy IOC has spoken (love a good conspiracy)! on several levels we may have deserved some of it but i can take comfort in the fact that its been reaffirmed once again that while Europeans use their hands for talking, we get to play with ours! (Yeah, I know. Shutup--but in a good way!)

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