Friday, 2 October 2009

I Have A Feeling...


'Tengo Una Corazonada' is the slogan for Madrid's bid for the 2016 Olympics. It means 'I have a feeling'. Today, the IOC will make its decision. I have a feeling that Madrid has no chance for the very simple reason that 2012 is in London and they never have consecutive Games on the same continent. Still, we live in hope...

Shall I venture a prediction? On the basis of almost no evidence: Rio, Madrid, Chicago, Tokyo. Let's see how wrong I can be!

5.20pm: Chicago out!

5.30pm: Tokyo eliminado!

5.45pm: We have to wait another 45 minutes. Tension is mounting. I think Madrid can do it: 70% of the infrastructure is already built (including Metro station Estadio Olimpico): this makes it a good bet in these financially-straitened times. Plus security is not the concern it might be in Rio. Fingers crossed...



I wish I'd known this was happening a bit earlier: coulda gone down to Plaza de Oriente (outside the Royal Palace) and got me a BIG HAND.

6.25pm:
TeleMadrid is showing Plaza de Oriente and Rio side-by-side: I have to say if it depends on the size of the crowd, Rio wins.

6.55pm: Rio. Borrocks.

So I was three-quarters right with my prediction, and there's always 2020.

4 comments:

qatarbilly said...

Hi Keefieboy, I dunno, but I reckon Barack may just swing it for Chicago.

Keefieboy said...

QB: just shows you how much anti-US sentiment still exists in the world. I love Obama to bits, but for most of the world, visiting the US is still a daunting prospect.

the real nick said...

It's never been clearer that this time. US was never going to get the vote of the rest of the world, Asia already had two games fairly recently, Europe has 2012 - I mean, Ladbrokes ahd Rio down as 5/4fav's - meaning you weren't even going to win anything be betting on Rio!

the real nick said...

blddoy spellgin!!