BidIndex: Istanbul, Tokyo Lead 2020 Olympic Bid in Volatile Race
Posted 14 May 2012 - 01:56 AM
Since i'm new here and havnt seen before how often do you update the index?
Posted 14 May 2012 - 02:10 AM
It makes sense that Madrid is farther back, that Rome would have been, that Doha is keeping pace and that Baku is trailing.
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Posted 14 May 2012 - 03:32 AM
I think BidIndex is really near of what I see and feel about this race.
That's all, see you guys soon (maybe sooner, since it seems this race will start to get warm now)
Posted 14 May 2012 - 05:35 AM
I agree i think they have some potential i mean Doha has the money edge but Baku is oil rich too and has a bigger population and better climate so i think it should be much closer to Doha
Sorry but I find Baku ranking in the BidIndex too low. As for Istanbul and Tokyo, I agree that the main battle is between them. Let's wait for May 23...
Posted 14 May 2012 - 07:39 AM
So based on past voting patterns, and disregarding for the time-being the Euro debacle (which doesn't sound like it's been factored in), Istanbul is looking like it's mirroring Rio.
I want to quote PureFacts' post from another thread though:
Irrespective of Euro, Istanbul plans are challenging.
Could be done, but current situation in Rio (e.g. venue plan still not finalised) will probably not help Istanbul.
So whilst it's campaign may be trying to mirror Rio, and whist geo-politically its timing might be great like Rio's was, are we in an ironic situation where Rio might be hampering Istanbul in some ways? Am I right in assuming this is a factor BidIndex possibly can't account for?
Just as Delhi 2010 undoubtedly affected the mindset of the CWGF, could Rio's preparations - not that I'm saying they're shambolic like Delhi's - affect the mindset of the IOC and therefore make BidIndex slightly less relevent?
Rio's impact on this race and its preparations hasn't been discussed much yet.
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