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View Poll Results: Olympic host cities you've been to
Vancouver 141 48.45%
London 147 50.52%
Beijing 33 11.34%
Athens 37 12.71%
Sydney 38 13.06%
Atlanta 131 45.02%
Barcelona 77 26.46%
Seoul 19 6.53%
Los Angeles 193 66.32%
Moscow 13 4.47%
Montreal 115 39.52%
Munich 75 25.77%
Mexico City 42 14.43%
Tokyo 59 20.27%
Rome 96 32.99%
Melbourne 20 6.87%
Helsinki 18 6.19%
Berlin 70 24.05%
Amsterdam 90 30.93%
Paris 140 48.11%
Antwerp 29 9.97%
Stockholm 32 11.00%
St. Louis 117 40.21%
Salt Lake City 112 38.49%
Calgary 89 30.58%
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Old Posted Sep 16, 2011, 12:01 PM
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Just 5 for me:
Vancouver
Atlanta
Paris
St. Louis
Los Angeles

(Unless you count flight connections, in which case I've been in Greater London.)
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My very short list...
London
Paris
St. Louis
Atlanta (airport only)
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London
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Los Angeles
Rome
Melbourne
Berlin
Amsterdam
Paris
[Munich]

and been through Atlanta's megaport.
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I would like to see the Olympic Games in the ancient city, e.g. Rome.
what about istanbul? they're bidding for the 2020 games, the 5th(?) time they'll have bid for the olympics.
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Been to:

London
Paris
Amsterdam
Barcelona
Los Angeles
Vancouver (went to the games)
Rome
Montreal
Calgary

plus several more of the smaller winter host cities not included in the list:

Chamonix
Grenoble
Torino
Lake Placid

Toured the Olympic venues at Barcelona and Montreal, both were very cool.

Went to the opening ceremonies of the Vancouver games, also very cool.
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what about istanbul? they're bidding for the 2020 games, the 5th(?) time they'll have bid for the olympics.
I think that would be spectacular.
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I think that would be spectacular.
I only knew about Byzantium, Constantinople & Istanbul but it turns out that it has had so many names it need its own wiki page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_Istanbul

the area was settled in the 13th-11th century BC. is that ancient enough?
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I live in Atlanta.
Stockholm
London
Paris
Salt Lake City
St. Louis
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Vancouver, LA and Salt Lake City.
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I didnt know St. Louis was an Olympic host city, strange...
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I didnt know St. Louis was an Olympic host city, strange...
I'm not sure if you made it to the Central West End when you were in St. Louis, but that neighborhood and the area just to the west and all the way across to the west of Forest Park was developed in concert and speculation with the local economic bump of the 1904 worlds fair, and reflects some of the trendy "apartment lyfe" and mansion architecture popular at the time that stands in sort of stark opposition to the rowhouses, mansards, and 2 story flats in other areas of the city - and shows the break that St. Louis made from having a little bit of New Orleans in it's DNA as a hardcore, working class, dirty river city, to looking more modern like the apartment blocks of Chicago. As the city sprawled out onto the prairie and sent out rails [a little late, but did so]. Whew. Runon sentence.
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wasn't st louis the 3rd-biggest city in the US 100yrs ago?
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Been to 18 of the 25 Olympic cities.

London
Beijing
Athens
Sydney
Atlanta
Barcelona
Los Angeles
Munich
Mexico City
Tokyo
Rome
Melbourne
Helsinki
Berlin
Amsterdam
Paris
Antwerp
Stockholm
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wasn't st louis the 3rd-biggest city in the US 100yrs ago?
Almost, fourth. New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia were far ahead, but in both 1900 and 1910 St. Louis edged out Boston.
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Actually, St. Louis was indeed the 3rd largest city in the US in 1870, kind of. It technically ranked #4 behind New York, Philadelphia and Brooklyn (then a separate city from NYC). So by today's measure, St. Louis was the 3rd biggest city at one time. Chicago surpassed St. Louis by 1880 and Brooklyn and New York merged into one, thereby relegating St. Louis to the #4 spot.
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well 3rd or 4th & knew it was a lot bigger than it is now (in a way)
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for the first time Paris and London are now tied for second.
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No Nagano or Sapporo voting options?

-Tokyo
-Nagano
-Sapporo
-LA
-London
-Vancouver
-Atlanta
-SLC
-Seoul
-Montreal
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Paris
London
Barcelona
Moscow
Beijing
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