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Prime Minister Naoto Kan, second right, meets with members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) at his official residence in Tokyo on Friday.

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Don't you realize that the Olympic only benefits business community and unemployed?

I am proud to tell you our voters said "no" to the Winter Olympic committee as we wanted to protect our quality of life and beauty of our state in US. It was a right decision to do so. Very beautiful, peaceful, quiet. I am very lucky to live here.

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What a bunch of blithering idiots: news flash, South Korea got the winter games for 2018.

If you think the IOC is going to send the Olympics back to Japan in 2020, I want what you are smoking.

Better things to spend money on than another stroke job for your egos.

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Tokyo: too hot and too congested to host the summer games.

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Don't they have a conference room with a table?

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They certainly look like they're enjoying themselves.

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What a boring room for this exciting bunch.

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C'mon Japan - get your house in order first before mucking around with Olympic bids. It is highly doubtful the taxpayers are interested in more of their taxes being thrown away. Maybe come back and bid in 2040 or something.

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Lets go 2020 Tokyo Olympics!

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Tokyo: too hot and too congested to host the summer games

That's why the 1964 Summer Olympics Games in Tokyo were held in October, like Mexico in 1968. No problem!

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How much was wasted on Japan's previous bid?

How about those countries that did get to host - did they make a profit?

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Yeah, screw rebuilding Tohoku, lets just stick a bunch of buildings in Tokyo that no-one will use once the event is over instead.

How about those countries that did get to host - did they make a profit?

I would REALLY love to know the answer to that.

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What the hey? Didn't they just say they didn't have a chance because the winter Olympics is in Korea? WASTE OF MONEY! This is beyond stupid... I hate the fact Japan will spend billions of yen because they dont want to lose face... STUPID!

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Japan. The world does feel sorry for you. But not THAT sorry. Stop wasting time money and resources and spend that money on the people of Fukushima!

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hate the fact Japan will spend billions of yen because they dont want to lose face... STUPID!

Speaking about losing face, Japan is not good at this. We all know that only courageous one know how to lose face and walk away.

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Absolute waste of money and resources - but Tokyo does have a huge chance to win the right to host the lymprics for 2020, you can bank on that.

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Do all these people from the Olympic Committee understand J. Gov is still holding all Red Cross contributions to earthquake victims? Help and spend that money on the victims first..

It is so disgraceful that J. Gov still cannot get act together with a Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). All J. politicians need counseling. Forget the Olympic, help victims!!

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More debts piling

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I would REALLY love to know the answer to that.

Well, Greece hosted the 2004 Summer Olympics and look how they ended up.... bankrupt (LOL)

Seriously though...

There has never been an Olympic Games that has made a profit, says Robert Barney, director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies at the University of Western Ontario. Barney is also co-author of Selling the Five Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Rise of Olympic Commercialism.

More here: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113351145

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The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics are often hailed for finishing with a $233 million surplus. But the calculation includes only direct costs of staging the games and not the indirect costs provided by city, state and federal governments. The same is true for the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary in Alberta, Canada, and the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. Organizers of both games claimed multimillion-dollar surpluses, but neither included massive federal spending when adding up costs.

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Ladies and gentlemen of the Olympic committee, let me guide you to dinner. We're having beef with shiitake mushrooms this evening.

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If Japan can win the 2020 Olympic bid, Japan can do more for both economics, social benefits, and international trade and relationship.

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Wow, so many people over for a freebie at the expense of the Japanese government. Sure am glad you could come.

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Since Fukushima needs to be reconstructed, why not have Fukushima bid for the Olympics. Tokyo does not need the jobs or infrastructure rebuilt.

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Time to start gathering up email addresses and contacts of IOC members and their staffs. Going to have to resend a whole bunch of stuff that I sent years ago slamming S.I. for his xenophobia then just wait for him to open his big dumb mouth again. This should be fun.

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