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Thu Jul 26, 2012, 02:33 PM

22. And remember the Salt Lake City Olympics was Winter - much smaller than Summer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_Olympic_Games#List_of_Games

Salt Lake City: 2500 Atheletes from 77 Countries participating in 78 games (from 7 different sports).

Beijing (No London # yet): 11,000 Atheletes from 204 Countries participating in 302 games (from 28 different sports).

Think about the hosting logistics. For Winter the main thing you need is a decent mountain that gets a good amount of snow - that covers your skiing events. You need to build the Slides/Jump for Bobsled & Luge & Ski Jumping. You need enough rinks to cover Hockey (the only team sport), Figure Skating and Speed Skating. And you need a wide open space for the cross-country events. Any major city near a major mountain range probably already has at least 1 major arena. So if you have the mountains and the arena, the rest is pretty doable.

Summer Olympics is crazy organizing. First you have massive amounts of team sports both indoors and out such as Volleyball, Basketball, Baseball, Softball, Soccer and Field Hockey. You need to have a decent river for your rowing events and near the ocean/large sea for yatching/sailing events. You need an olympic size pool, regulation field & track and venues for gymnastics. You need 4 times the housing as the Winter Olympics and and probably 4 times as many hotel availablity.

Sure, a city like London could never host the Winter Olympics but only because London is not near a mountain nor is it a snowy region. But then again you could never really consider a city like Salt Lake for the Summer Olympics.

So Mitt needs to shut his yapper.

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