[Hacklabs] los olimpicos del 2012

ana anap at riseup.net
Fri Feb 11 04:04:01 CET 2005

Hola gente,

especialmente la de madrid... no hay ningun grupete contra la propuesta
de las olimpiadas del 2012? como de costumbre todo lo que mando esta en
ingles... mas abajo, una url con algo de info. Y, mas abajo aun, cositas 
de un pais llamado... :-p


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Subject: 	[no2london_olympics2012] international news
Date: 	Wed, 09 Feb 2005 13:01:45 +0000
From: 	zelda jeffers <zeidyj at hotmail.com>
To: 	no2london_olympics2012 at lists.riseup.net

Dear Friends, just to let you know some good news, I was on an Air France
plane crossing the atlantic Saturday/ Sunday and the on plane news had an
item about Madrid's olympic bid which it said had "massive public support,
unlike London where anti olympic protests were likely to cause problems" so
the word is definatly spreading.
All the best Zelda

>http://www.hackthebid.org/nowhere.html is, to me, a very cogent
>argument - why should the corporate/ security / development olympic
>travesty be inflicted on any city?

 >From th Financial times on Wednesday -

Paris leads race to host Olympics
By David Owen, Sports Editor
Published: February 2 2005 22:46 | Last updated:
February 3 2005 13:04

The next stage of the race to host the 2012 Olympics
began on Thursday, with Paris looking well placed to
win. The International Olympic Committee's evaluation
commission arrived in Madrid to conduct its first
assessment of the plans submitted by the five
competing cities.
By mid-March, the commission, chaired by Morocco's
Nawal El Moutawakel, the first woman from an Islamic
nation to win an Olympic medal will have visited all
five bidders in this, the toughest-ever race to stage
the Games.
The report it submits could be an important factor in
determining which of the candidates London, Madrid,
Moscow, New York and Paris will host the Games. The
moment of truth comes in July in Singapore, when more
than 100 IOC members from around the world will cast
their votes.
José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Spanish prime minister,
on Thursday told the commission members that his
country was behind the bid: “Nothing unites Spaniards
more than the Madrid 2012 bid.”
Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, Madrid's mayor, on Thursday
tried to allay security concerns after last year’s
train bombings in the city that killed 191 people.
”If our bid is succesful, Madrid will be the safest
city in the world,” he said. Mr Ruiz Gallardón on
Wednesday asserted that the commission would be “very
surprised by the level of excellence” his city had
But after scoring well in an initial IOC report, the
Spanish capital is perceived to have lost ground.
By contrast, New York and London, whose bid is headed
by Olympic gold medallist Lord Coe, are both said by
IOC members to have campaigned effectively. There have
been setbacks for the British capital's bid recently.
First, it was reported that the Queen told a visitor
to a Buckingham Palace reception that she expected
Paris to win. Then, last weekend, a Sunday newspaper
claimed that London had “in effect abandoned hope of
Paris is favourite, quoted on Wednesday at odds of 2/7
by one bookmaker. The French capital learnt from its
unsuccessful bid for the 2008 Games
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