Friday, September 7, 2007
This week I read that our neighbor Qatar (which is pronounced almost like "cutter" but with a harder "K" sound) is vying for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.

Olympic rings

Now, I don't know specifically the temperatures in Doha, Qatar in the summer, but as it's just up The Gulf from Dubai, I think I have a pretty good idea.


And as far as I know, the summer games are always in August, right? I mean, they probably wouldn't delay them until November.

Maybe all of the events would be indoors?

Yeah, I've got nothing. This sounds a little crazy to me.

Other cities in the running for the Olympics are Chicago; Tokyo; Prague, Czech Republic, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Madrid, Spain.

The International Olympic Committee will select the winning city in 2009.
posted by Josh at 10:38 AM |


At September 8, 2007 8:11 PM, Blogger mrsmichaeldavis

Hi Josh and Liz
I was online trying to look up the Bridgton News contact info and linked over to yours. Not sure if you remember me or not. I babysat Josh once and played Field Hockey with Liz. Anyways congrats on getting married. My husband is actually in Bahrain right now for the month. Small world! Looking forward to reading more of your blogs. Thinking of you,
Kristie (Kilborn)Davis


At January 18, 2008 11:11 PM, Blogger Moviemaker92

Did ypu not get the memo? They have Baku, Azjerban or however you spell it running too. They don't even have a logo or a website. Doha is just waiting for rejection in June



At February 12, 2008 3:01 AM, Blogger Moviemaker92

go to this website: Scroll down to the bid logos.
The cities not using the Olympic colors are going to be eliminated quickly. Chicago just barely gets by.

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