Out of New York, Paris, London, Moscow and Madrid, I’m glad London won. Britain is our ally, and London is just a cool city.
I can see why New York would want to host the Olympics, why it would be meaningful and impactful and all that, but if you think about it, 2012 is eleven years after 9/11–and in terms of Olympic history, the US just hosted it (1996 in Atlanta, and, for that matter, 1984 in Los Angeles). It wouldn’t really be fair to give it to us again.
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