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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby AvatarX » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:24 pm

Today I heard about some companies in Poland that have declared bankruptcy . I found a relevant article about it:

"Even as the Euro 2012 soccer championships kick off Friday, it’s already clear there will be big losers in host countries Poland and Ukraine.

The first former Soviet-bloc nations to host the quadrennial tournament have spent almost $39 billion getting ready, including $25 billion in Poland and $14 billion in Ukraine. Besides accommodating an expected 1 million soccer fans, the two countries are betting that new stadiums, roads, and other infrastructure will help give a nice boost to their economies and local companies.

So far, it hasn’t worked out that way. Three of Poland’s biggest construction companies have declared bankruptcy in recent weeks after running up hundreds of millions in losses on Euro 2012 projects."

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/20 ... ccer-hosts


That reminded me the economic situation in Greece after Olympic games 2004, an event that had cost Greece a HUGE amount of money for constructing new buildings etc. and was one of the biggest reasons Greece ended with a huge debt after a few years.

It seems that it is too costly to host a big athletic event nowdays, especially if the country doesn't have the facilities to host it already built (or have a lot of funds (Qatar comes in mind) to support it).
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:32 pm

I always imagined that host countries would make that money back :o
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby AvatarX » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:33 pm

As I said some months ago (blog/euro-2012-draw):

"In a Europe struggling to solve financial issues during a deep economic crisis, with a lot of young people searching to find a decent paid job, to look ahead to the future positively, with unemployment rates going up to almost 20% in some EU countries, a lot of people will welcome the thought of a nice event or some entertainment to take their minds off of their problems."

At least we can enjoy some good matches while at the same time the crisis has getting a lot deeper, with Spain and Italy flirting with IMF (the beginning of the end for Euro IMHO), those clouds in the sky of Europe look darker every day...
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby AvatarX » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:34 pm

FCBayernMunchen wrote:I always imagined that host countries would make that money back :o


Actually in Greece situation, Olympic Games multiplied the country's debt, because there was a need for a lot of constructions to support such event. All those constructions never really paid back...
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:01 am

Interesting. I knew there were expenses and many people say these kind of events are a waste of money, but I always figured the income would be higher or at least close to the expenses.


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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby tflags » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:04 am

Oh f*ck, there goes Brazil...
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Postby BayernLove » Thu Jun 14, 2012 8:28 am

Watching A best of Kahn when the 2001 CL Final PSO was won by us. I just cried and thought "It was not meant to be, we didn't do that again" :feelsbadman:
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby bayern4l » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:05 pm

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Postby BayernLove » Fri Jun 15, 2012 4:05 pm

Yay!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby tflags » Sat Jun 16, 2012 11:48 am

lau03143 wrote:Noone should have to explain why they support a team.


Dammit, why did we erase the "Instant Classic" thread...
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby tflags » Sat Jun 23, 2012 10:29 pm

Ribéry lost. Some idiot just brought a present from Germany that turned out to be a Two disc DVD set titled 'Dortmund, the golden years. Featuring Mats Hummels.' And I am spending the rest of the day with 9 pre-teen girls on the movies watching some Cinderela Hunter remake. F&ck this is one lousy Saturday .

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Postby BayernLove » Sun Jun 24, 2012 11:06 am

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Postby BayernLove » Sun Jun 24, 2012 4:53 pm

Hey BayernLeb. Iraq miss! 0-0 Gomez are disappoint.
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby AssemFCB » Sun Jun 24, 2012 5:21 pm

The Muslim Brotherhood candidate just became Egypt's president. It's horrible that the final two candidates were an Islamist and a member from Mubarak's regime, but that's what democracy without education brings!
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Re: General Chat Thread

Postby The Spyware » Sun Jun 24, 2012 6:09 pm

AssemFCB wrote:The Muslim Brotherhood candidate just became Egypt's president. It's horrible that the final two candidates were an Islamist and a member from Mubarak's regime, but that's what democracy without education brings!


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