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Boba Rhett
03-05-2002, 04:11 PM
Ahahahaha! This is a true story. What are the odds this will ever happen? Good luck Saddam! :rofl:

I've made the best parts and the necessary parts bold.

Baghdad to bid for 2012 Olympics

Saddam Hussein appears to be preparing a bid to be host of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Iraqi president already has invited bids for construction of a 100,000-seat Olympic stadium, which documents show is to serve as the foundation for a 300-acre Olympic Sports City in Baghdad.
A company based in Jordan has been soliciting the bids from international contracting groups on behalf of the Iraqi Ministry of Education, which is in charge of the project.
"There will be many contractors bidding, but I can't tell you now how many yet," said a source at the Jordan based company. Most of the bids are coming from European companies.
As far as the modern-day Olympics go, Iraq is considered somewhat of a lightweight.
It sent one athlete, a wrestler, to the 1996 Centennial Games in Atlanta, but he went home empty-handed.
The Iraqi soccer team competed in Sydney in 2000. But after a 2-2 tie with Saudi Arabia in the second round, the Saudis advanced, not Iraq.
In the Sydney Paralympics, a competition for handicapped athletes that follows the Olympics, some Iraqi weight lifters were disqualified for using steroids. :lol:
In all, Iraq has won one medal, a bronze in weight lifting at the 1960 Games in Rome.
Iraq does have a National Olympic Committee, although no one there could be reached for comment.
A link on the official Olympic Web site (www.olympics.org) says the committee is headed by Saddam's son, Oday.
Oday is infamous for unleashing violent rages against Iraq's forlorn national soccer team.
When the Iraqi team returned to Iraq after being eliminated from the 2000 Asian Cup, Oday imprisoned three players.
He once had the entire team whipped on the feet after it lost a World Cup qualifying match.
British industry sources confirmed that several companies have been making inquiries about how to enter bids.
The British Consultants Bureau confirmed that it has received "a couple" of queries from major contractors.
The specifications for the two-tier stadium say it should be built according to British standards and comply with regulations of international sports federations governing soccer, and track and field.
Bids to build the Iraqi sports complex were due Feb. 20, but the Jordanian source said the response was so overwhelming that bids from latecomers still might be considered.
Saddam's viewing comfort is paramount, the documents say:
"The seats are to be made of plastic, but the seats of the VIP platform and the first-class seats should be of very good quality.
"The special position for the VIP seats must be separated from other parts by transparent partitions."
The design must "reflect Iraqi architecture in different stages of history."
British standards are specified for the reinforced concrete superstructure, fire prevention, electrical systems and sanitary equipment.
The specifications state: "The construction of this stadium shall be the base for the future development of an Olympic Sports City in Baghdad."

Tie Guy
03-05-2002, 06:06 PM
I think that if they had it there, then only Iraqi people would show up. Everyone else would be scared they would be blown up or shot or taken hostage or something. Oh well, it'll never happen anyways. Pretty funny though, thanks Rhett.

03-05-2002, 06:09 PM

Good find.


03-06-2002, 07:46 AM
If Saddam stays in power the chances are Slim to none, since the US will definately boycott those games and I don't think the IOC would like the most medal winning nation to boycott again (The US did it in 1980 when it was held in Moscow)

Lets not forget that Bagdhad is in a GODFORSAKEN DESERT! Which is not the best place to hold an Olympics...

03-06-2002, 07:47 AM
I read somewhere that the San Fransisco Bay Area asked to host the 2012 Olympics too. I hope it happens in the Bay Area...

03-07-2002, 02:09 AM
Yeah, as if the traffic isn't horrendous enough...

Gaming Nut
03-07-2002, 02:45 AM
You must look at histroy before you laugh this off they let hitler and U.S.S.R (somewhat softer version) have the games hitler in I think 1936 maybe 38 and the U.S.S.R in 80. It's unlikely at best but can't be totaly laughed away.

I also wouldn't put it past him to use it as an exmpale of western captialist pig dog elitleism if they say no.

03-10-2002, 08:50 PM

I'm surprised he thinks he has a chance.

03-10-2002, 10:41 PM
It's the 100 yard dash. In a minefield. That would be an olypmpic sport in Iraq.