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  3. The youthful street dance style of breakdancing (breaking) has emerged as a likely new addition to the Olympic program at Paris 2024. According to FranceInfo, the Paris 2024 organizing committee is in final stage discussions with the World Dancesport Federation regarding the inclusion of breaking to the Olympic sport program in the French capital. The Paris […] The post Breakdancing Considered Likely New Sport At Paris 2024 Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  4. mountainboarder_530@yahoo.

    Indonesia Makes 2032 Olympic Bid Official With Letter To IOC

    2032 is gonna be much more interesting of a discussion than 2026 and 2030 lol. We might actually have a decent fight between India, Indonesia, Shanghai, possibly St Petersburg (though the recent internet mumbling has said they might wait til 2036),........okay Brisbane too (though theyll fall off quick surely). looking forward to that discussion.
  5. Indonesia has made good on its promise last year to bid for the 2032 Olympic Games, submitting a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) confirming its intentions. The letter signed by President Joko Widodo was delivered to IOC President Thomas Bach at headquarters in Lausanne by Indonesia’s Ambassador to Switzerland Muliaman Hadad on February 11, according […] The post Indonesia Makes 2032 Olympic Bid Official With Letter To IOC appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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  7. panamfan

    Past Olympics Media Coverage

    Here is a new posting on youtube: Day 8 of ESPN's coverage of the 1987 US Olympic Festival in North Carolina on July 24, 1987. Hosted by Jim Kelly and Gayle Gardner the broadcast features track and field, tae kwan do, and gymnastics. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC7u-l1M_uk
  8. baron-pierreIV

    Amazon's Search for a 2nd HQTRs

    Ha! Even amazon bailed out of NYC after picking them. Bid required too many stadia!!
  9. It may not be the exception. But it’s important to note that ALL of LA’s venues, over the course of 50+ years, were privately financed and city hall resisted contributing taxpayer funds outside of infrastructural work. I think it’s implied that because it’s being talked about now or because of the Olympics LA has started doing this now but it’s not the case. This is the policy of LA and has been for a long time. It’s what delivered venues to 1984. It’s what made the very existence of venues pencil out. All of the venues primary purposes are not the Olympics.
  10. Quaker2001

    Los Angeles 2028

    And LA isn't even an exception in America. MetLife Stadium in New York East Rutherford, NJ was entirely privately financed as well. And to tie that into the Olympics, remember that project came about not too long after the NYC 2012 Olympic bid where the Jets would have moved into the new stadium built on the West Side of Manhattan as the main Olympic stadium as well as additional convention space.
  11. Sport delegations representing North and South Korea met with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Friday in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss further cooperation between the two at-war nations. Among the topics discussed at the high-level tripartite working group meeting was a possible joint Korean bid to host the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. “We warmly welcome […] The post IOC Welcomes Joint Korean 2032 Olympic Bid, But Warns Process Will Be The Same For All Interested Nations appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  12. LA is proving to be an exception in the World when it comes to how it funds a Summer Olympics (not in terms of the model, but in terms of how much private money is available, making the public subsidy needed that much smaller). LA is proving itself to be an exception in America, not the World, when it comes to funding stadiums built for pro-sport teams though. People said, look, the LA Rams are funding their own stadium. America went "wow! ". The rest of the world said "And?" But since this is a thread about the Summer Olympics, not the LA Rams, it will certainly be impressive if LA pulls of the Games in the way they hope, with a combination of huge sponsorships and existing venues allowing for relatively little spend.
  13. https://www.sportcal.com/News/Search/124402 No translation necessary. Very patient but persistent lobbying on the part of SOK is moving things.
  14. What the heck are you talking about? Atlanta got bad treatment in the press because aside from the Olympic Park bombing, they were considered one of the more poorly run Olympics. I mean come ON, bus drivers there were getting lost taking athletes to their competitions. That's pretty bad! Let alone the crass commercialism that marred those Games, which the IOC was not happy with. Cheap facilities? Again, what are you talking about? UCLA housing the athletes, yeah, they're existing dorms, but they're not exactly mobile homes either. They're perfect for housing Olympic athletes, and they already have dining facilities: I don't know if you know, but The Forum was renovated in 2014 and now hosts big events like concerts, sporting matches, and awards shows: Pauley Pavilion on the UCLA campus also went through an extensive renovation in 2012 and is a state of the art sports arena: Again, thanks for your concern, but I won't worry too much about the media talking about our "cheap facilities."
  15. After three unsuccessful attempts to secure a spot on past Olympic programs, the sport of squash Thursday launched a new bid to be staged at the Paris 2024 edition of the Games. The World Squash Federation (WSF) and Professional Squash Association (PSA) have teamed up to unveil a new campaign named “Squash Goes Gold” with […] The post Squash Launches Fourth Bid, Striving For Inclusion At Paris 2024 Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  16. baron-pierreIV

    Future Olympic Hosts

    I guess for me, the jury is still out. I was strongly advised by my oncologist (who is from the Delhi area) not to visit India (what with a suppressed immune system). And I know he only had my best interests at heart. But I am glad I came and saw the old parts of a small part of India. So I can cross India off my bucket list. Been there; done that. India (and I guess the whole subcontinent) is not for everyone. You wonder why the Brits held on to it for so long. All the tea in the world ain't worth it.
  17. Olympianfan

    Future Olympic Hosts

    Had Canada went with Toronto for the 2010 Commonwealth Games with the Toronto 2008 Olympic bid plan they would of won hands down but no they went for Hamilton, If they went with Toronto we could be seeing them host next years Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games after hosting the 2010 Commonwealth Games and 2015 Pan Am Games they could really become a new sporting hub in the world. If had Toronto Canada hosted the 2010 Commonwealth Games we could of seen the 2014 Commonwealth Games went to Glasgow Scotland, Delhi India might have hosted the 2018 Commonwealth Games with the new government taking over from 2014 it would not have been a shambles from the Indian National Congress it would have been an ok games. Perth Australia would likely be the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games with the new Perth Stadium being major factor and Ron Clarke being no longer the Mayor of the Gold Coast.
  18. Sir Rols

    Future Olympic Hosts

    C‘mon M., we just expect too much Indians and Westerners have different standards of hygiene And there were only a few cases of dogs running into the road events and athlete’s village... Beyond all that, are you having a good time? India sure is confronting. But just try Dacca...
  19. baron-pierreIV

    Future Olympic Hosts

    Yeah, Delhi and the -pur cities, Jaiour, Udaipur are in the Rajahstan area , , , which is desert country. And India will have to do seomthing about their sacred cows raoming the streets and the lazy dogs all over to even allow the Pre-selection Committee to visit and NOT give them an XXX at the start! I don't know how they got the 2010 CWGames at all.
  20. Dezcrafty


    Someone, somewhere, has made a 2032 Olympics Wikipedia page! I know I might be the only one that cares but that's okay! https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2032_Summer_Olympics
  21. I don't look at it that way. The bid itself was never the problem. It was the level of support they had. This is largely the same plan they've been rolling with (and were considering for 2022 except they got scared off by the thought the IOC would never accept a bid with the alpine events split off at Åre.. needless to say, they probably would have won easily had they stayed in it). The Swedish Olympic Committee has been behind this the whole time. They have never wavered. The substance of the bid has always been there, it just needs the government and the citizens of the country to get on board. And yes, if the work of the folks on the committee makes that happen, it will be extremely impressive.
  22. FYI

    Future Olympic Hosts

    Yeah, just like Egypt. As mystical as an Olympics would be in both those places, the grim reality is that the Olympics are likely beyond the reach of both those countries ATM.
  23. YAY, Seoul is the chosen one!!
  24. Yep, & that was the case back in ‘97 with their 2004 summer bid. Everyone wanted Stockholm for those Games. Everyone except for the Swedes themselves, that is. And I’d say that the likelihood of them wanting a(n) (Winter) Olympics now is even less likely.
  25. Olympianfan

    Future Olympic Hosts

    With Manila Philippines and the UAE planning a bid to host the 2030 Asian Games the Philippines is more develop then India they might not even get the 2030 Asian Games 2010 Commonwealth Games is still very well known Delhi is next door to the least develop part of India Uttar Predesh and Bihar which is develop as Cambodia and Pakistan is right now. It might be a while before India host the Asian Games Thailand could host the Olympic Games I think Shanghai China is more likely to be the next Asian host for the Summer Games Thailand and Indonesia is more capable of hosting the games then India.
  26. The World Chess Federation (FIDE) announced Tuesday that it has launched a bid to have its sport added to the program at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Claiming that Chess has “genuine global appeal” with 189 national federations and 600 million players, FIDE is proposing that faster forms of chess including the ‘rapid’ and ‘blitz’ […] The post Chess, Motorcycling and Snooker Among New Sports Vying For Inclusion At Paris 2024 Olympics appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  27. baron-pierreIV

    Future Olympic Hosts

    Delhi 2032 NOT happening! Am on my 2nd to the last night of my India trip. Delhi 2032 CERTAINLY will NOT happen. Delhi and India are just too dirty, over-crowded and chaotic for an Olympics to happen in Delhi or ANY Indian city. I suppose dreaming is free; and maybe it's just something to raise the hopes of Indian athletes but I wouldn't even give a World Championships to India. It's still very much a 3rd world setting despite so-called strides into becoming a developed country. After 50 years? maybe.
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  29. mountainboarder_530@yahoo.

    Adding Åre A ‘Natural Step’ To Sweden’s 2026 Olympic Bid

    I freely admit all the hard work behind the scenes has been impressive for Sweden. They basically took a corpse of a bid, took pieces of body parts, and is trying to turn Frankenstein's monster on.
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