Which UK city should be candidate for hosting the Olympics?

London - the ONLY place to be.   0 votes - 0 %
London - the only place with a chance   1 vote - 10 %
Manchester - sooner or later we'll get it!   0 votes - 0 %
Liverpool - well, you know, the Beatles... huh.. oh have you visited the Cavern club?   0 votes - 0 %
Sheffield - HuSi should sponsor them and become 'The Official Olympics Scoop Site'   1 vote - 10 %
Sunderland - they need it   0 votes - 0 %
Nottingham - close to NE, but will appeal to the tourists because of Robin Hood   2 votes - 20 %
Wales - so they'll stop whinging for a bit   1 vote - 10 %
(London)Derry - will be top for shooting   0 votes - 0 %
Birmingham - why should London always get everything?   0 votes - 0 %
Edingburgh - the Fringe is not badenough   0 votes - 0 %
Glasgow - Rogerbord in drags to be the mascotte   2 votes - 20 %
I Don't Know These Cities (IDKTC), but it hs to be London   0 votes - 0 %
IDKTC, but a cute little touristy town, like Nottingham, Edinburgh, or Stratfor-Upon-Avon   0 votes - 0 %
IDKTC, but I vote for a small place in need of help   0 votes - 0 %
Invalid, postal or void votes   3 votes - 30 %
 
10 Total Votes
It's tricky to work out. by ambrosen (4.00 / 1) #1 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:24:57 AM EST
Manchester and Liverpool are probably the most famous UK cities outside London, and both have somewhere in the order of enough infrastructure to manage it, whereas Edinburgh, which is almost as well known is too crowded and pretty short of facilities. Glasgow's big enough, but not so well known. And Belfast would be a good one if the troubles reach a satisfactory ending, and would get the IOC sympathy vote, although it lacks large venues, AFAIK. Birmingham's got the facilities and the size, but is still a bit obscure, like Glasgow.

Atlanta was obscure too by extremely tedious HuSer (2.00 / 0) #2 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:35:30 AM EST
Mind you, we know how they got selected

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Birmingham by snugglebunny (4.00 / 1) #7 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 02:18:47 AM EST
Is hardly obscure. We wish it was obscure but the amount of people who've heard of it or the infamous accent is huge.

Could be a next poll. Are you nonUKian and have you heard of Birmingham.

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Most people who heard of Birmingham by extremely tedious HuSer (2.00 / 0) #9 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 02:34:36 AM EST
It's because of Martin Luther King

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I propose Dublin by Rogerborg (4.00 / 1) #3 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:49:57 AM EST
Shhhh.  It's not like anyone's going to know.  If we need evidence that Ireland is in the United Kingdom, then we can just play footage of Terry Wogan creaming his pants when Ireland are winning Eurovision.

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WIPO by Cloaked User (4.00 / 1) #4 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:53:11 AM EST
None of them


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I forgot that one! by extremely tedious HuSer (2.00 / 0) #6 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:58:16 AM EST


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Gotta be London by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #5 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 01:54:38 AM EST
Especially if you're competing against cities like Paris, New York, Moscow or Madris. All major world cities which the other cities in the UK apart Londinium aren't.

Self serving logic, though by IEFBR14 (2.00 / 0) #13 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 04:09:33 AM EST
Not that I disagree with you particularly, but one of the things that establishes a city on the world stage is hosting events like the Olympics.

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Yeah but by jump the ladder (2.00 / 0) #14 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 05:17:15 AM EST
They've tried bids with Birmingham and manchester before and the fedback from the IOC was that only city in the UK that they'd consider is London.

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Picketts Lock by Dr H0ffm4n (4.00 / 1) #8 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 02:34:24 AM EST
Very nice area, the post apocalyptic industrial wasteland surrounded by rolling countryside would be spoiled by a sports stadium.

Seriously... by squigs (4.00 / 2) #10 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 03:11:43 AM EST
I was quite fond of the idea of Manchester.  I get all the national pride of my country hosting the Olympics, without ever having to go within 100 miles of where all the hassle is.

WIPO by hulver (2.00 / 0) #11 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 03:43:58 AM EST
Stoneybridge
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Of course by extremely tedious HuSer (2.00 / 0) #12 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 03:47:51 AM EST
Just to piss off the locals

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Re: Wales by pinkcress (4.00 / 1) #15 Tue Apr 12, 2005 at 06:19:13 AM EST
You'll never get the Welsh to stop whinging.

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