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  2. FYI

    DENVER 2030

    You must be related to a certain DB. Cuz you two have this awful “fetish” with ‘that central Asian city’.
  3. mountainboarder_530@yahoo.

    DENVER 2030

    If that were to pass, Salt Lake City, Sochi, Sapporo, and .......wishful thinking.......Annecy France? could just rotate. We are a few "bids" away from that IMO. Its gonna come, but I think thatll be in the 2040s. 2030s will probably see the end of the traditional bidding in the winter olympics after that city in central asia finally gets its turnas a host city.
  4. mountainboarder_530@yahoo.

    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    They can advise all they want, if italy is literally the only game in town, italy will build if they want to build. It would be pretty miraculous to swing this with minimal central government support, but theyre the only game in town, so we shall see.
  5. Quaker2001

    DENVER 2030

    No. This situation out there isn't so hopeless that the IOC needs to choose X number of cities as permanent hosts. Not exactly the best time to do that because what city in Europe would be on board with that? Sure, Salt Lake would probably sign on for that, but don't know who else would? And even for cities with all the necessary infrastructure, there's still the matter of athlete and media housing that can't exactly be kept on the ready, even if we're only talking for once every 20 years.
  6. Sure, but the article doesn’t even mention 2030. It says ‘council suspends 2026 bid’. Plus, after the stink show that was Calgary’s 2026 bid, I don’t think that they’ll be back again for yet a long time to come.
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  8. yoshi

    DENVER 2030

    So is it time for the Winter Olympics to end the idea of a bid process & have a formal host city list & rotation policy? If so, then quite simply - how many, & who?
  9. baron-pierreIV

    United States 2026/2030

    Oh, if that happens, then all bets are off; and it's probably SLC-USOC's for the asking, much to the chagrin of LA. But LA will just have to suck it up. The IOC will throw them another $600 mil. I think we'll know by March. The IOC has to know if there's going to be a full Session for June or not. If it's just the Italian bid left, then they can just acclaim that. No need for a full Session, altho the IOC might still want everyone there for their annual pow-wow. It was just the IOC Exec Board which ratified LA's bid for 1984 in August 1978 when LA was the only one left. The ratification vote can also be done electronically; and probably 90 days away is what the Swiss-Tek Convention Center will want for cancellation of the June event with minimal penalties.
  10. FYI

    United States 2026/2030

    What if Milan & Stockholm fall to the wayside & the IOC has to turn to SLC for 2026? Then they’re out for 2030, so that just leaves Sapporo as the solid bid. And Lillehammer? Norway is wishing thinking at this point in time, & Almaty & Erzurum are not the “traditional winter Olympic sport destinations” that the IOC is so desperately wanting to return to. Even if Milan, or to a lesser extent Stockholm, were to make it to the 2026 finish line, I think the USOC (& IOC) will want to still work something out for 2030. And then I agree, either way, once Paris 2024 comes & goes, perhaps Annecy will then want to make a run for 2034.
  11. baron-pierreIV

    United States 2026/2030

    I don't think they will award 2030 early because there are at least TWO solid bids there (Sapporo, a US bid, and possibly Lillehammer, Almaty and Erzurum again. And after a good Paris 2024 Games, who knows, the good burghers of Annecy might want to try again; or at least position themselves for 2034.) So, as long as Sapporo has hinted they will go for 2030, the IOC will NOT short-circuit the process for 2030, especially as Tokyo 2020 might turn out to be a profitable one as well.
  12. FYI

    United States 2026/2030

    For someone that says that they weren’t insulted by it, you sure do enjoy going on a nuclear diatribe about how I rattled your cage, & then further saying what a cesspool that this website has become (& it’s not the first time that you’ve said such things, either). But the irony in that is, that you keep coming back to the cesspool again, again & again. Go fu@king figure. But again, talk about attracting attention to yourself (your words), this is what I see when keep harping about this nonsense: But to quote your last “gif” (as it the difference between that & a meme really means diddly squat ), I really “don’t give a sh!t” what you have to say. Moving on - BCUZ I’m done with this pot of sh!t that you continue wanting to stir.
  13. baron-pierreIV

    DENVER 2030

    Or @ the Pettit National Ice Center in Milwaukee, which has a fully enclosed 400m speedskating track as well. http://thepettit.com/
  14. Quaker2001

    DENVER 2030

    It's not just that. A lot of facilities a Winter Olympics brings are of limited use. So to build new ones in a region where they'll see limited use for competition or training is pretty redundant. When we're talking about facilities like sliding tracks and ski jumps and speed skating ovals.. does the world need more of those venues for training and competition beyond what's already there? If I'm a speed skater in North America, I can train in Calgary or in Salt Lake. Those are world class venues. So what's the utility in building another? Ditto in Japan where it's already difficult to attract World Cup events there, although it will probably help for Korea, Japan, and soon China to all have those facilities. The big issue is that the Winter Olympics have been so many places that at this point, the sensible thing to do is return to where they have already been and use those venues rather than to spend money to build new ones. And even then, we've seen what happened to the ski jumps in Calgary. Or the sliding track from Torino. If it costs more than it's worth to maintain those facilities and they don't get use out of them because there are other places they can do to train and compete, that's where it's a tough sell to spend the money where it might not have been 20-30 years ago.
  15. Quaker2001

    United States 2026/2030

    Oh, I wasn't insulted by it. Trust me, at this point I'm well aware what a cesspool this forum has become (I have someone who I blame for that and no, it's not you) that turns us all into bitter assholes, myself include. No, it's just your typical back-handed slap where prior to offering your opinion, you had to take a shot at me (whatever, I don't care, but still gonna call you out for it). So if someone posted "hey FYI, what do you think about this?" and I jumped in and responded ""Lmfao, is FYI your GB's mentor?" and "here's 2 posts worth of what he thinks about this and I, OTOH, think the opposite," you're telling me you wouldn't have the exact same response as I did? Bullshit! You would have had the exact same reaction and fired back at me. You can comment on whatever you want, but for FFS, let me tell another poster who ask me a question what I think when he asks me. You want to tell him what you think to further the discussion, I'm okay with anyone doing that. But you are one of the last people here I want to tell other people about my opinions. That's like someone asking me what I think of tonight's dinner and then you eat it first and tell him to just smell your farts. So you just recycled the same thing I sent to you. Real original. And FYI, that one is a Gif, not a meme. Get it straight! As if you haven't responded to a post before with just an image. The funny thing is.. I'm pretty sure you picked up that habit from me I do hope you appreciate the irony here you're telling me about what you "can or can't post about" and then in the next breath, telling me what not to post. If it bothers you so much..
  16. Why do you keep saying ‘suspend’. Shouldn’t it be ends or cancels.
  17. FYI

    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    From my understanding, Milan would still need to build, in addition to the speed skating oval, two more arenas for ice hockey & another one for curling. All of which Turin already has just sitting there & that Milan doesn’t need once the Games are gone & would come at a huge financial cost.
  18. Nacre

    DENVER 2030

    In fairness part of this is simply the result of demographic and macroeconomic issues in the western world. It was lot easier to spend money on sports venues when 1) a big chunk of the population is the right age to use them, 2) governments aren't spending huge amounts of money on debt servicing, and 3) when sports are one of the biggest forms of entertainment. Now we have an aging population and will eventually have to raise the retirement age or face economic ruin, Western governments have fallen into a massive hole of debt, and people prefer to spend their free time binging tv shows or playing video games (or wasting their time on online forums!) instead of getting out and exercising.
  19. Maximf83

    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    Kinda what I thought. The alpine venues are ready. The jumping hills are there however no real sledding track. I think Milan have enough arenas to accommodate hockey, figure skating and short track however the long track is what they need
  20. By a City Council unanimous vote of 15-0, Calgary’s proposed 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games bid has been suspended, bringing to an end almost three years of exploration and comprehensive planning behind Canada’s bid to host its third edition of the Games. The decision was widely expected after a non-binding plebiscite last Tuesday revealed […] The post Calgary’s City Council Officially Suspend 2026 Winter Olympic Bid, Leaving Two Cities In Race appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  21. FYI

    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    The IOC has ‘advised’ CONI & Milan that they should use the track in Innsbruck or St. Moritz to keep cost down. Whether they’ll listen is a different story. They still want to heavily refurbish the one in Cortina. Milan also needs to build a couple of skating rinks. That’s why many were saying that Turin was the better option, as far as readily available venues were concerned.
  22. paul

    DENVER 2030

    I think they are talking about a temporary sliding track and it's interesting to note the US Bobsledded federation is headquartered in Colorado Springs. And with US training ctr in Colorado springs.......I mean the proximate to Denver is one big thing that sort of makes a games in Denver sort of compelling. There is a jump hill over near Steamboat that is in use, but it would need a rebuild.......I think it's a pretty active hill and lots of Olympians train there.....and maybe lots actually came form that area. The issue would be the maintenance cost after.......but lets imaging that DENVER 2030 could make a huge profit (like many US games seems to)....they could conceivably have a legacy plan to cover maintenance cost.
  23. yoshi

    DENVER 2030

    It’s pretty plain that any bid that even mentions holding a public vote is dead. Problem is, that furthers the argument that the IOC is un (or even anti) democratic. Continuing the vicious cycle. How do the IOC get out of this?
  24. Maximf83

    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    What's the status of the sledding track? I think they should use st. Moritz to lower costs. What else do they need to build? The oval I'm guessing
  25. How to get volunteers between Stockholm - Sigulda- Are (and between Milan and Cortina)? Elon "Tesla" Musk and his B-O-R-I-N-G Company comes to the rescue! Of course, BORING could be a TOP sponsor!! https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2018/10/22/elon-musk-says-boring-company-test-tunnel-high-speed-travel-open-december/?utm_term=.c7e3ac1d705b What's not mentioned in all this talk about BORING is that its done all those uncertified testing in the Gaza and in the US-Mexico border! El Chapo will be the spokesperson!
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