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Could Utah host Winter Olympics with six months notice?
The Lowell Sun / The Associated Press ^ | August 8, 2013 | Matthew Piper, The Salt Lake Tribune

Posted on 08/08/2013 11:13:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Will Salt Lake City host the 2014 Winter Games? Almost certainly not. But could the Utah capital, logistically, host the 2014 Games?

The answers range from no doubt to no chance.

A grass-roots movement is afoot to boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics or move them to another city after Russian President Vladimir Putin in June signed a law banning "propaganda of nontraditional sexual relations" and giving the government seemingly broad powers to discriminate against gays.

Salt Lake City is on the short list of places that could conceivably host a modern-scale Winter Olympics on a moment's notice.....

(Excerpt) Read more at lowellsun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections; Russia; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; obama; olympics; romney; russia; utah; winterolypics
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1 posted on 08/08/2013 11:13:25 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Utah is so much more gay-friendly than Russia ... NOT!


2 posted on 08/08/2013 11:15:13 PM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Well, there is always Innsbruck, Austria.


3 posted on 08/08/2013 11:16:16 PM PDT by Nowhere Man (I miss you Whitey! (4-15-2001 - 10-12-2012). Take care, pretty girl!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
this is utter nonsense....Russia has every right to expect people to obey their laws....and to not make a spectacle of yourself is a fine law if you ask me....

China kills baby girls by the thousands....pushes abortion...and by some accounts uses live political prisoners for organ donation...and yet we went there in the Olympics.....

4 posted on 08/08/2013 11:17:02 PM PDT by cherry
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

screw that, why aren’t libs tolerant of people who don’t hold their views?!? friggin hypocrites. more americans wish we were back under moral laws rejecting sodomy and lesbianism.


5 posted on 08/08/2013 11:18:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

probably

Mormons are a determined lot

and disciplined


6 posted on 08/08/2013 11:18:28 PM PDT by wardaddy (the next Dark Ages are coming as Western Civilization crumbles with nary a whimper)
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To: Nowhere Man

Don’t forget...San Fransicko


7 posted on 08/08/2013 11:23:10 PM PDT by Patriot Babe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why not? The entire games would fit inside the NSA’s illegal eavesdropping backup facility.


8 posted on 08/08/2013 11:24:29 PM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Since when should a totally different country like Russia have to conform to the American left?


9 posted on 08/08/2013 11:28:38 PM PDT by toddausauras
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To: Nowhere Man

Yeah! Wasn’t Bruno Austrian?


10 posted on 08/08/2013 11:30:58 PM PDT by Catmom (We're all gonna get the punishment only some of us deserve.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stupid LDS slanted article.

Let the Games go on at Sochi and respect local customs.

If the games were held in North Africa the world would respect their local customs.


11 posted on 08/08/2013 11:32:49 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: toddausauras

November 4, 2008?


12 posted on 08/08/2013 11:35:38 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Florida
13 posted on 08/08/2013 11:40:10 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Texas could do it in 4 months. Top that

We just need a gay olympics. Any new sports ideas??? Its Friday let’r rip.


14 posted on 08/09/2013 12:15:53 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

WAAAAAAAAAAAH BOOOOOHOOOOOO!!


15 posted on 08/09/2013 12:19:20 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

This has got to be one of the stupidist ideas on record, even for liberals. Geez....


16 posted on 08/09/2013 12:30:02 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Patriot Babe

Might as well start getting Detroit ready to host the Olympics.


17 posted on 08/09/2013 12:30:05 AM PDT by wastedyears (One nation, under wub. Saints Row IV)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

So, the Olympics will never be held in an Islamic country, then?


18 posted on 08/09/2013 12:38:47 AM PDT by paudio
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
It's been around for a while: Gay Games.
19 posted on 08/09/2013 12:42:22 AM PDT by paudio
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To: cherry

..Russia has every right to expect people to obey their laws..”

I do believe I read something written by our very own MSM agreeing that the Muslim’s have the right to ban the reading of Bibles and public praying by our soldiers who are stationed there. Even though we have a volunteer military, the guys really don’t have a choice about being there.

I bet if Russia welcomed gays with open arms and some of our Olympians didn’t want to go because of it, the MSM would be all over them like white on rice.

Selective journalism at its finest. Makes me ill.


20 posted on 08/09/2013 12:43:28 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: paudio

Which Islamic country could host the winter Olympics?


21 posted on 08/09/2013 12:43:51 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I aim to raise a million plus for Gov. Palin. What'll you do?.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Correct!


22 posted on 08/09/2013 1:33:05 AM PDT by toddausauras
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’m no fan of the militant gay agenda. I’m also not a fan of infringement on free speech. These laws are not a good thing.


23 posted on 08/09/2013 2:36:14 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

The Olympics, summer and winter, are full of homos and lesbians.


24 posted on 08/09/2013 3:16:43 AM PDT by twister881
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Obvious Gay Olympic Event: Two Man Luge.

Texas could definitely host it. Does Mount Houston have snow? Where is Mount Houston? Heck they have a road called Mount Houston, there has to be a mountain somewhere named Houston.


25 posted on 08/09/2013 3:19:49 AM PDT by OC_Steve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Uzbekistan, I believe - if they had the infrastructure.

Or in about 10 years, England.


26 posted on 08/09/2013 3:57:05 AM PDT by jimjohn
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If they move it from Russia nobody will want the games in the future and the Olympics dies.

It isn’t going anywhere.


27 posted on 08/09/2013 4:16:07 AM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Vendome
Let the Games go on at Sochi and respect local customs.

Liberals are all about respecting cultural differences until they encounter a different culture.

28 posted on 08/09/2013 4:26:08 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Texas could do it in 4 months.

Where ya gonna hold the bobsled and alpine ski events?

29 posted on 08/09/2013 4:30:39 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Boycotting the Olympics is so “Carter,” kind of reminds you the libs only ideas have to do with “recycle.”


30 posted on 08/09/2013 4:43:16 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Hot Tabasco

The exit from I 45 marked “ MT. HOUSTON “


31 posted on 08/09/2013 5:00:10 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Which Islamic country could host the winter Olympics?

Sarajevo, Bosnia.


32 posted on 08/09/2013 5:01:15 AM PDT by irish_links
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If that happens, I guess I’ll have to boycott the US Olympics. We need to get our noses out of other countries’ business. Like Ben Franklin said.

We’re throwing huge money and arms at countries with national religions and huge destructive agendas, meanwhile punishing those who don’t threaten us.


33 posted on 08/09/2013 5:05:16 AM PDT by gotribe (Vladimir Putin is MY President)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These poofters are wasting their time. It is too late to change the venue.


34 posted on 08/09/2013 5:06:18 AM PDT by dforest (BR)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why would Utah WANT to hold the Winter Olympics? The Olympics always are a money pit for whoever hosts them — and the debts the locals incur live on long after the Olympics are over.


35 posted on 08/09/2013 5:34:54 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: who_would_fardels_bear

Well actually, it is, almost anywhere is less hostile to homos than Russia and pro-gay propaganda is legal under the first amendment.

Salt Lake City itself is run by liberals who are very pro-gay.


36 posted on 08/09/2013 5:35:38 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Perdogg; BillyBoy; NFHale; ...

Highly amusing.

I find myself in unfamiliar territory being on Russia’s side on something.


37 posted on 08/09/2013 5:39:54 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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Texas could but why would we? It’s always a financial disaster to the host city/country.

We’d have to make the snow and somehow keep it frozen but how about a snow boarding obstacle course down Congress Ave. in Austin dodging and jumping over weirdos. Maybe cross country skiing to everywhere Sheila indignantly asked, “Don’t you know who I am?!?” Speed skating through Oak Cliff in Dallas, the East side of I-35 in Austin, or where the low lifes reside in Houston. The luge would have lots of fans in Dallas. Being as it’s Texas and temps reached 110 this week, throw in some summer events such as swimming in Lake Travis that’s 1/3 full what with the drought. Weight lifting nekkid sunbathers out at Hippie Hollow although the cameras would have to severely edit that event. Or cycling along Highway 130 during rush hour with posted speeds at 85 mph. I’d love to see a Run for the Border triathelon event to clear out the illegals.


38 posted on 08/09/2013 5:44:15 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: Impy
Did you read it?

Its starts off saying that no way will this happen.

Dems are comparing Russia’santi-homo laws to Hitlers cool reception of that black track-and-field star Jesse Owens 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Gays are the new blacks its sounds like.

39 posted on 08/09/2013 5:48:09 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Grass roots? More like ass roots.


40 posted on 08/09/2013 5:50:34 AM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
Utah is so much more gay-friendly than Russia ... NOT!

You are so wrong. Utah is as gay as they come. Salt Lake City was named the "gayest" U.S. city. And after supporting Prop 8, the LDS has since reversed itself and is bending over to the LGBT thugs at every turn.

41 posted on 08/09/2013 5:52:13 AM PDT by montag813 (NO AMNESTY * ENFORCE THE LAW * http://StandWithArizona.com)
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To: sickoflibs

Russia has guaranteed that no athletes will be arrested if they stage gay nonsense (no matter what a few Russian politicians have said), the US team will never boycott but I could see a bunch of sissys holding some kind of counter games. LOL. The left wanting to boycott Russian Olympics, what’s the world coming to!


42 posted on 08/09/2013 5:52:49 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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I really just want to sit with my kids and watch the Olympics.. I don’t want to have to give them a social lesson in perversion at their age..


43 posted on 08/09/2013 5:54:25 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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RE :”The left wanting to boycott Russian Olympics, what’s the world coming to!”

Saw a couple of gays on MSNBC last night calling for boycott.

That wouldnt help Obama any. He will give a lecture on TV or two but that is it,.

I bet they are scared that if they go out barhopping afterward and try their funny business then they will get a very cool reception, not having special laws against those who dislike Homosexuality like this open minded country does,...

44 posted on 08/09/2013 6:04:18 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US Citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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In the orignal version of this photo there was a gay guy standing to the right of Stalin. He was erased!


45 posted on 08/09/2013 6:26:19 AM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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Could Utah host Winter Olympics with six months notice?

Doesn't matter. I'll "boycott" the GAY-limpics.

46 posted on 08/09/2013 6:35:19 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No.


47 posted on 08/09/2013 6:36:49 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Paging John McCain...

McCain complained on the Senate floor that Willard was spending too much on graft for the 2002 games...

From the Congressional Record:

Senator McCain on the GAO Report

On Sept. 19, 2000, Sen. McCain, speaking in opposition to the Conference Report on the 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations bill advised the Senate of details from the GAO’s report. As recorded in the Congressional Record, Sen. McCain stated,

“The GAO now determines that $1.3 billion—and some of those I will read:

$974,000 for the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command;

$5 million for the Utah Communications Agency Network;

$3 million to Olympic Regional Development Authority, upgrades at Mt. Van Hoevenberg Sports Complex;

$2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics bus facilities;

$2.5 million, Salt Lake City Olympics regional park-and-ride lots;

$500,000, Salt Lake City Olympics transit bus loan, and on and on;

$925,000 to allow the Utah State Olympic Public Safety Command to continue to develop and support a public safety program for the 2002 Winter Olympics;

$1 million for the 2002 Winter Olympics security training;

$2.2 million for the Charleston Water Conservancy District, UT, to meet sewer infrastructure needs associated with the 2002 Winter Olympic Games.

What the Olympic games supposedly hosted and funded by Salt Lake City, which began in corruption and bribery, has now turned into is an incredible pork-barrel project for Salt Lake City and its environs.” — Sen. John McCain in the United States Senate, Sept. 19, 2000 - [Page S8731-S8748 - Congressional Record.]


48 posted on 08/09/2013 6:41:36 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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Is it even remotely possible that Putin actually WANTS the games pulled..and he’s purposely trying to create an incident. There’s been much coverage about a real lack of snow..and construction of the many venues is way behind schedule..he may want to avoid an unfavorable comparison to China..


49 posted on 08/09/2013 6:53:23 AM PDT by ken5050 (My tagline is on summer break..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Irrelevant. If they allow the boycott and switch the Winter somewhere else, I don’t see how Summer would be different. Aren’t they both under IOC?


50 posted on 08/09/2013 7:04:41 AM PDT by paudio
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