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  • a stunning repudiation for the USOC

    the NGBs (National Governing Bodies) are shrieking for heads (link now on front page).

    And check out the results of their survey:

    http://assets.teamusa.org/assets/docume ... esults.pdf

  • #2
    Ummm. The natives are restless.

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    • #3
      Hey, Kimmel and Short got canned after Pearl Harbor, should this be any different ?

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      • #4
        http://mb.trackandfieldnews.com/discussion/posting.php?mode=

        Phil Hersh weighs in again today.

        "Were they misled or did they miscount?...
        Some on the bid committee were saying Chicago had up to 33 votes in the first round. Charlie Battle of Atlanta, among half a dozen international relations consultants paid by the bid committee, said he expected "23 or 24."

        Instead, Chicago wound up with 18 and was knocked out in the first round, when Tokyo had 22 votes, eventual winner Rio de Janeiro had 26 and Madrid, 28....

        "I think the IOC should in the future really study the (voting process)," said IOC member C.K. Wu of Taiwan.

        The IOC insists the secret ballot gives its members independence from global politics. Yet French President Nicolas Sarkozy said his country's two members would vote for Brazil, which agreed last month to buy 36 military aircraft from a French company.

        Battle endorses the idea that some IOC members who had committed to Chicago were so confident the city would advance they shifted to Tokyo in the first round after hearing its committee plead to help it avoid embarrassment."

        http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi- ... 158.column

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        • #5
          This merely reiterates the old adage that elections are won on the day of voting and on the day of counting. Nature of the beast!!!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Pelpa
            This merely reiterates the old adage that elections are won on the day of voting and on the day of counting. Nature of the beast!!!
            There's been a lot published in the past week that suggests that this election was won and lost by what was done and not done before the day of the the voting.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tandfman
              Originally posted by Pelpa
              This merely reiterates the old adage that elections are won on the day of voting and on the day of counting. Nature of the beast!!!
              There's been a lot published in the past week that suggests that this election was won and lost by what was done and not done before the day of the the voting.
              Or by people making individual choices that they thought would be purely strategic/symbolic and not have a meaningful impact....but enough people made the "same" choices that it was absolutely, if unexpectedly, meaningful?

              Sort of like the nightmare scenario of "everyone" in the US deciding that they should send a "message" by voting for Ralph Nader, and lo and behold, Nader wins in a landslide?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by tandfman
                Originally posted by Pelpa
                This merely reiterates the old adage that elections are won on the day of voting and on the day of counting. Nature of the beast!!!
                There's been a lot published in the past week that suggests that this election was won and lost by what was done and not done before the day of the the voting.
                Just a note to say that, no matter what is done not done or strategised; it boils to the voter and his secret ballot on election day unless you are there with him when he makes the mark and verify what mark he made after he made it in his presence. Or should I say...its a function of who did more?

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                • #9
                  Bad enough you put all your eggs in one basket but don't go counting your eggs for chickens.

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