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07/11/2008 10:45:00 AM · #1
kind of interesting -- this came up in conversation with some friends this week. i'm not a huge fan of the olympics (like, i don't go rabid for figure skating and stuff), but it turns out that i've visited a ton of cities that have hosted the olympics. i didn't even realize!

here's a list of the cities, so you can play along.

i'm counting "visited" to mean "spent the night in." so far i've ended up in: 9! paris, amsterdam, st. louis, los angeles, helsinki, rome, seoul, atlanta, and salt lake city. the big ones that i am missing that i really want to get to are london, berlin, and sydney. ah... some day when the dollar gets out of the toilet.

so, anyone else want to play?
07/11/2008 10:52:13 AM · #2
Barcelona, Athens, Paris, Amsterdam

you beat me :p

ps: I could count Antwerp in, I'm like 40 km away, so I don't think I'll ever spend the night in :)
07/11/2008 10:58:44 AM · #3
flew in to LAX once and then my brother picked me up and we drove to Monterrey. So, I've been to LA, but I wouldn't call it a 'visit', so I'll say NONE.
07/11/2008 11:02:18 AM · #4
Montreal! (Only because my extended family lives there), Tokyo and Nagano.

Actually had no idea till right now that the 1964 olympics were in Tokyo =)

07/11/2008 11:02:23 AM · #5
I've been to 12

Paris, France
St. Louis, United States
London, United Kingdom
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Los Angeles, United States
Mexico City, Mexico
Montreal, Canada
Atlanta, United States
Beijing, China
Oslo, Norway
Lillehammer, Norway
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:02:32.
07/11/2008 11:03:44 AM · #6
An interesting question. I guess in need to get out more...
Paris, London, Rome, Barcelona, LA, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Vancouver, Montreal, Calgary, and St. Louis

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:29:58.
07/11/2008 11:05:09 AM · #7
Here's mine...

Paris, France
St. Louis, United States
London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, United States
Tokyo, Japan
Montreal, Canada
Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
07/11/2008 11:06:03 AM · #8
St Louis? Really - or was that the world's fair...

Post comment:Thanks to Bear_Music for clarifying that StLouis did host the games...I didn't know that!

Originally posted by sempermarine:

Here's mine...

Paris, France
St. Louis, United States
London, United Kingdom
Los Angeles, United States
Tokyo, Japan
Montreal, Canada
Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia)
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States


Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:29:39.
07/11/2008 11:09:10 AM · #9
Summer Olympics:
Paris
London
Stockholm
Amsterdam
Berlin
Helsinki
Rome
Munich
Barcelona
Atlanta (and I was in Atlanta during the Olympics. Worked at a newspaper as photo technician at that time and spent 12 hours a day at the press center)

Winter Olympics:
Oslo
Innsbruck
Grenoble
Lillehammer

Total: 14

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:09:35.
07/11/2008 11:10:57 AM · #10
Yeah, definitively need to get out more... only 9 :-(

Paris, France
London, UK
Melbourne, Australia
Montreal, Canada
Sydney, Australia
Lake Placid, USA
Squaw Valley, USA
Sarajevo, BiH
Vancouver, Canada.

There are a couple of easy ones I should get to , LA, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, etc.

(The only one I happened to be at DURING the games is Sarajevo, 1984)

Also been through:
Los Angeles,
Atlanta,
Calgary,
Amsterdam.

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 14:18:16.
07/11/2008 11:13:55 AM · #11
Get out more!?@$ I doubt I could put more than three on there.
07/11/2008 11:23:54 AM · #12
Summer

Paris, France
St. Louis, United States
London, United Kingdom
Stockholm, Sweden
Paris, France
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Los Angeles, United States
Helsinki, Finland
Mexico City, Mexico
Munich, West Germany (now Germany)
Montreal, Canada
Los Angeles, United States
Barcelona, Spain
Atlanta, United States
Sydney, Australia

Winter
1964 - Innsbruck, Austria
1968 - Grenoble, France
1992 - Albertville, France
2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2010 - Vancouver, Canada

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:25:12.
07/11/2008 11:27:56 AM · #13
Calgary (cuz I live here)
Montreal (when I flew to New York)
Vancouver (2010 baby!)

Yeah. I kinda suck :(
07/11/2008 11:28:21 AM · #14
Interesting question, and I come to realize I've been to a LOT more of these than I thought; I have only NOT been to 9 of the locales. I am really surprised. Bear in mind that I lived in Switzerland for 4 years in the late 50's/early 60's and we skied all over in the winter and toured all over in the summer :

Here's a list of all the modern host cities. Strikeouts are ones I have not been to. Note that St. Louis DID host the Olympics, in 1904

Summer Games

1896 - Athens, Greece
1900 - Paris, France
1904 - St. Louis, United States
1908 - London, United Kingdom
1912 - Stockholm, Sweden
1920 - Antwerp, Belgium*
1924 - Paris, France
1928 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 - Los Angeles, United States
1936 - Berlin, Germany
1948 - London, United Kingdom*
1952 - Helsinki, Finland
1956 - Melbourne, Australia
1960 - Rome, Italy
1964 - Tokyo, Japan
1968 - Mexico City, Mexico
1972 - Munich, West Germany (now Germany)
1976 - Montreal, Canada
1980 - Moscow, U.S.S.R. (now Russia)
1984 - Los Angeles, United States
1988 - Seoul, South Korea
1992 - Barcelona, Spain
1996 - Atlanta, United States
2000 - Sydney, Australia
2004 - Athens, Greece
2008 - Beijing, China
2012 - London, United Kingdom

Winter Games

1924 - Chamonix, France
1928 - St. Moritz, Switzerland
1932 - Lake Placid, N.Y., United States
1936 - Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
1948 - St. Moritz, Switzerland*
1952 - Oslo, Norway
1956 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1960 - Squaw Valley, California, United States
1964 - Innsbruck, Austria
1968 - Grenoble, France
1972 - Sapporo, Japan
1976 - Innsbruck, Austria
1980 - Lake Placid, New York, United States
1984 - Sarajevo, Yugoslavia (now Bosnia and Herzegovina)
1988 - Calgary, Alberta, Canada
1992 - Albertville, France**
1994 - Lillehammer, Norway**
1998 - Nagano, Japan
2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2006 - Torino (Turin), Italy
2010 - Vancouver, Canada
2014 - Sochi, Russia

R.

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 11:29:48.
07/11/2008 01:18:18 PM · #15
*Sigh*.....none. I've only been in the Vancouver airport and the Montreal airport a few times.
07/11/2008 01:43:11 PM · #16
spent the night night in
Atlanta, Moscow and Vancouver

Been through St. Louis, Salt Lake City
07/11/2008 03:02:51 PM · #17
Hmmm, six here...London, LA, Rome, Munich, Innsbruck, Turin. Whee!
07/11/2008 03:07:11 PM · #18
Only been to Atlanta. =(
07/11/2008 03:07:22 PM · #19
Montreal, Canada
Atlanta, United States
Lake Placid, New York, United States

Only 3, I need to travel more.
07/11/2008 03:13:06 PM · #20

Summer Games

1900 - Paris, France
1904 - St. Louis, United States
1924 - Paris, France
1928 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
1932 - Los Angeles, United States
1936 - Berlin, Germany
1968 - Mexico City, Mexico
1972 - Munich, West Germany (now Germany)
1984 - Los Angeles, United States
1996 - Atlanta, United States

Winter Games

1932 - Lake Placid, N.Y., United States
1956 - Cortina d'Ampezzo, Italy
1960 - Squaw Valley, California, United States
1980 - Lake Placid, New York, United States
2002 - Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
2006 - Torino (Turin), Italy

07/11/2008 03:14:03 PM · #21
That's easy, just one. Just this week.

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
The DPC Workshop was in the "Olympic Volunteer Center".

Drove through and had plane stopovers in several.
07/11/2008 03:25:10 PM · #22
Lake Placid, New York, United States

... it's only 135 miles from my house, and I've been there a few times, but never spent the night ... so zero for me :)

Oddly, they even use the ski jump for training during the summer
07/11/2008 03:46:49 PM · #23
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Interesting question, and I come to realize I've been to a LOT more of these than I thought ...

So have I, though way fewer than you. Actually, for some, I can say that I've been to the airport (St. Louis and Paris), and I've driven through Salt Lake City more than once. I've actually spent at least a day in Los Angeles, Vancouver, Montreal, and Squaw Valley.
07/11/2008 04:29:00 PM · #24
Paris, France when I was 16 - stayed in a hotel on Rue Blanc; story has it, when the flour wagons traveled through, it dusted the street - hence the name. I remember some really strong coffee!

Amsterdam, Netherlands Same trip with Tante Hildegard & Onkle Franz

Los Angeles, United States Visited my friend in the 80's

Montreal, Canada A weekend get-a-way!

Atlanta, United States Spring Break over night on my way to Daytona because I wanted to see the city

London, United Kingdom My 80's travel bug

St. Moritz, Switzerland That same trip with Tante Hildegard & Onkle Franz...I stayed May 10 through 2 days before school started; Dad calls it the summer I ran away from home (1976)

Lake Placid, N.Y., United States My sister competed in figure skating national competition! She did well too! ...while Mom and I rented paddle boats and drank bloody maries

Innsbruck, Austria That same trip with Tante Hildegard & Onkle Franz...

Grrr I thought San Diego hosted? Was there for Irish Dance competition - NOT ME COMPETING silly! ...my nieces; they're really good, too - Won All Ireland in choreograph dance for Celtic Hoe-Down in 2005!
Geeze, I'll brag about those girls at every chance ;)

ETA: ...while me and mom to Mom and I

Message edited by author 2008-07-11 16:59:39.
07/11/2008 05:53:45 PM · #25
Paris (several times)
London (couple of days)
Stockholm (fav city, several times)
Antwerp (bwah)
Amsterdam (duh)
Los Angelos (couple of days in '97)
Helsinki (twice)
Rome (2008)
Moscow (three times now, nice city, but crazy, very good clubs,live is interesting, better than any other big city I've been to, including New York)
Oslo (twice)
Lillehammar (visited when they were building the olympic things)
Atlanta

Maybe I will go to Sochi for the wintergames. It's also said to be a nice place to be for the summer.


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