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China Gets the Olympics…Again!

Moose Jawvians are very disappointed to have once again lost the Olympic bid. Beijing who hosted the Olympics back in 2008 have managed to win the 2022 Winter Games outraging many locals here in Moose Jaw who’ve been bidding to host the Olympics for well over twenty years.
“It’s an outrage!” says public worker Andy Nohandis. “They don’t even have snow! WE have snow!”
“I think it would have been a show of good faith to give Moose Jaw a chance,” says an anonymous representative from City Hall. “In addition to putting in a bid every two years, we’ve hosted band festivals, word festivals, and even Toby Keith. Surely we can handle a minor Olympic ceremony like the Winter Games.”
Moose Jaw is surrounded by nothing for miles in any direction providing ample space for Olympic tracks and stadiums. The city is even home to an arena, Mosaic Place.
“I don’t see why they can’t just hold international figure skating and speed skating competitions at Mosaic” says the same representative Carrie McIntosh. “And we’ve got plenty of other facilities in town that could serve as homes for Olympic games. With a few adjustments Providence Place could easily be turned into a Biathlon range.”
Many cite some of the roads on South Hill as being ideal for Mogul skiing and the Serpentine Creek in Crescent Park if drained can service luge, bobsledding, and skeleton games.
The City of Moose Jaw assures us that they will continue to bid in the future as the city’s elevation to Olympic host could be a good boost for tourism. As for now, most locals are just pouting at Beijing’s second win. They join most of the worlds’ sentiments in that regard.

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