#IOC to choose between #Tokyo, #Madrid and #Istanbul for the (dubious?) honour of hosting the 2020 Summer Olympics on 07/09/2013 #Olympics— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) August 25, 2013
Final three candidates all have serious issues: #Tokyo literally in the shadow of #Fukushima; #Madrid bankrupt; #Istanbul 'tainted' #IOC2020— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) August 25, 2013
Winner will have to stump up 'unbelievable' #subsidy for corporate + state #corruption; 'kiss of death' awaits victor tinyurl.com/kfr485p— Asad Yawar (@Mediolana) August 25, 2013
Filed under Urban Life
Tagged as 2020 Summer Olympics, International Olympic Committee, istanbul, London 2012, Madrid, Team Japan, Tokyo
The world has problems. There’s no way of avoiding it. Corruption, inequality and incompetence generate contradictions that come to haunt you in due course.
In 2007 Madrid would have been the clear winner; in 2010 Tokyo; and in 2012 Istanbul. In 2013, these candidacies seem bizarre on so many levels.
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