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Go Valencia 2016

Posted on 02 October 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Update 6:55pm Central European Time: So close yet so far…. Madrid and Rio de Janeiro were the two finalists, after the swift elimination of Chicago and Tokyo, but the Cariocas had the last word. As a result, sailors around the world aspiring to an Olympic medal in 2016 must pick up a Portuguese dictionary and start studying the winds off Copacabana. Who knows, it might be Valencia 2020 but I doubt it…..

In a couple of hours, the International Olympic Committee will vote on the host city of the 2016 Olympics. Why do we care at Valencia Sailing? Because Valencia will be the sailing venue, if of course Madrid’s candidature prevails. So, Go Valencia 2016!!.

Members start voting at 5:10pm Central European Time and voting will be finished by 5:40pm. The announcement ceremony is scheduled from 6:30 to 7pm.

For all those interested, you can watch live here the candidate city presentations as well as the voting procedure. Just click on the “Play” button. Be patient, the live streaming might be slow to start due to heavy traffic.

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Norby Says:

    i strongly doubt the races will be held in front of copacabana, in the open sea. much more probable inside the guanabara bay.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Rio…some of the worst dinghy sailing conditions in the world…

  3. Doug Says:

    Anon 7:14

    worst than Quingdao?

  4. Norby Says:

    i doubt, doug.

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Go Valencia 2016

Posted on 02 October 2009 by Valencia Sailing

Update 6:55pm Central European Time: So close yet so far…. Madrid and Rio de Janeiro were the two finalists, after the swift elimination of Chicago and Tokyo, but the Cariocas had the last word. As a result, sailors around the world aspiring to an Olympic medal in 2016 must pick up a Portuguese dictionary and start studying the winds off Copacabana. Who knows, it might be Valencia 2020 but I doubt it…..

In a couple of hours, the International Olympic Committee will vote on the host city of the 2016 Olympics. Why do we care at Valencia Sailing? Because Valencia will be the sailing venue, if of course Madrid’s candidature prevails. So, Go Valencia 2016!!.

Members start voting at 5:10pm Central European Time and voting will be finished by 5:40pm. The announcement ceremony is scheduled from 6:30 to 7pm.

For all those interested, you can watch live here the candidate city presentations as well as the voting procedure. Just click on the “Play” button. Be patient, the live streaming might be slow to start due to heavy traffic.

8 Comments For This Post

  1. Norby Says:

    i strongly doubt the races will be held in front of copacabana, in the open sea. much more probable inside the guanabara bay.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    Rio…some of the worst dinghy sailing conditions in the world…

  3. Doug Says:

    Anon 7:14

    worst than Quingdao?

  4. Norby Says:

    i doubt, doug.

  5. Norby Says:

    i strongly doubt the races will be held in front of copacabana, in the open sea. much more probable inside the guanabara bay.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Rio…some of the worst dinghy sailing conditions in the world…

  7. Doug Says:

    Anon 7:14

    worst than Quingdao?

  8. Norby Says:

    i doubt, doug.

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