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Gerald Davis
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We got the games Vindaloo, Vindaloo , Vindaloo Vindaloo Vindaloo na na Vindaloo. What a party!!!
[ July 06, 2005: Message edited by: Gerald Davis ]
Axel Janssen
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This might be the biggest surprise victory of England in international sports after the 1966 final in Fifa World Cup.
This time without a goal, which was none. Much more in synch with well known fair play kind of sportsmanship of englishmen.
Congrats
I was pro-London.
Johannes de Jong
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Congrats
Jeroen Wenting
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Vindaloo?
Didn't know India was in the race for the games

Congrats to Londinium
[ July 06, 2005: Message edited by: Michael Ernest ]

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Alan Wanwierd
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Funny how just after celebrating a 200yr old battle where the English defeated the French and the Spanish - London managed to emerge victorious in a different kind of battle against Paris and Madrid!!

I wonder how much Chirac's little dummy spit the other day influenced the IOC delegates decision? I think I read somewhere that the 2 Finnish delegates were thinking of changing their vote away from Paris and to London after he offended the whole of Finland with his statements about Finnish cuisine! - If thats true then Chirac almost certainly lost it for the Paris bid!!
Dave Lenton
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Originally posted by Adrian Wallace:
Funny how just after celebrating a 200yr old battle where the English defeated the French and the Spanish - London managed to emerge victorious in a different kind of battle against Paris and Madrid!!

It was also slightly ironic that London's celebratory party started in Trafalgar Square.

I wonder how much Chirac's little dummy spit the other day influenced the IOC delegates decision? I think I read somewhere that the 2 Finnish delegates were thinking of changing their vote away from Paris and to London after he offended the whole of Finland with his statements about Finnish cuisine! - If thats true then Chirac almost certainly lost it for the Paris bid!!

Yes, Chirac's comments have certainly reduced to nil any sympathy I may feel for the Parisians. Given that, and their apparent arrogance in thinking that they would certainly win, made images of their reaction to the decision somewhat amusing. I can't see it enough times - a square full of Parisians, covered in Paris2012 banners, jumping around... the result is announced... and then the sound of mass moaning and hands slapping foreheads.


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Paul Bourdeaux
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a square full of Parisians, covered in Paris2012 banners, jumping around... the result is announced... and then the sound of mass moaning and hands slapping foreheads.

I was actually pulling for New York (It was a long shot, I know)... but in the end I am glad it was London over Paris!


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