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  •  Yup, bribes to get Lake Placid. (0+ / 0-)

    Atlanta, the Coke Olympics. Some countries should be banned from holding them. China, Russia, USA, North Korea for a start.

    •  You can't have it both ways (7+ / 0-)

      If it weren't for the corporate sponsors willing to step up and pay for the "Coke Olympics", there would have been none.  Nobody wanted to hold the Olympics that year, claiming they couldn't afford them.

      •  How did that come to pass? Ever since I've been (0+ / 0-)

        old enough to pay attention, there's been numerous cities competing for them; to my memory, I was in high school during the Atlanta games, if I have the year right ('96?).  Not arguing with you, just looking to learn more.

        "The first drawback of anger is that it destroys your inner peace; the second is that it distorts your view of reality. If you come to understand that anger is really unhelpful, you can begin to distance yourself from anger." - The Dalai Lama

        by auron renouille on Wed Aug 14, 2013 at 01:55:04 PM PDT

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