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  3. The good news is the Seoul 1988 Opening Ceremony has been uploaded to the Olympic youtube channel. The bad news is when you go to the page, you get an error message that it is a private video and to sign in if you have permission to access the video. What the he-- is up with that? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KeWSC7iCnpM
  4. 17 Fast-tracked projects and Campaigns Credit: From the ‘Committee for Brisbane’ website - COVID-19 Recovery Strategy The Committee for Brisbane is an active participant in and facilitator of discussions locally, state-wide and internationally about planning for the recovery phase from the COVID-19 pandemic. Tuesday 26 May 2020 Update – The Recovery Strategy Group has formed a list of priority projects and funding levers designed to generate new jobs and deliver regional economic value. These documents have been provided to the Lord Mayor, Deputy Lord Mayor and Cr Adam Allen. 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games: Release visions around the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics candidature and commission upgrades required for an Olympic bid (as soon as practicable). Establish a Legacy Planning Taskforce (with significant private sector participation) to guide the investigation and development of long-term, public and social infrastructure projects; and consider opportunities for inclusive tourism, leisure and event experiences for participants and spectators. Brisbane Live: Finalise the business case, market soundings and any other assessments as a matter of urgency and announce the commencement of the Brisbane Live entertainment precinct that has the potential to deliver 450 jobs per year during construction and 600 ongoing jobs once operational. Cross River Rail Precincts Strategy: Fast-track the CRRDA precincts strategy around the high-capacity stations at Boggo Road, Woolloongabba, Albert Street, Roma Street, and Exhibition. The precincts strategy can significantly revitalise key inner-city growth areas and is expected to leverage up to $20 billion in new city-changing investment and generate around 35,000 new jobs. Kangaroo Point to CBD and Breakfast Creek green bridges State Government approval processes to be fast-tracked to enable construction timelines to be brought forward. Subject to community feedback and government approvals, construction of the green bridges could commence as early as 2021, with expected completion by 2024-25. North West Transport Network Council is developing a business case to help reduce congestion on Brisbane’s north west transport network. The business case study is currently being finalised. CFB calls on the Federal Government to fast-track its assessment of the business case, once submitted. Brisbane Metro: State Government and Council to resolve the redesign of the Cultural Centre Metro Station as a matter of urgency and bring forward schedules to deliver this project sooner than its planned 2023 completion. Waterfront Brisbane Fast-track approval of the $2.1 billion Waterfront Brisbane project to transform Eagle Street Pier into a premium business and leisure destination. It is estimated that 1,120 construction jobs per year will be created, on average, over the next 10 years, with an additional 900 operational jobs supported once fully constructed. SEQ City Deal Federal, State and local governments to recommit to the SEQ City Deal which was scheduled for release (version one) by mid-2020. The SEQ City Deal should play a critical role in any economic recovery strategy. With the amount of time and energy expended to date on exploring the SEQ City Deal, it is clearly a logical place to start. Connecting Inland Rail to the Port of Brisbane Advocate for a dedicated freight rail line to the port. The link could increase GRP in the region by around $5.4 billion to 2045 and deliver 2.4 million less truck movements, around $820 million in economic, social and environmental benefits each year and an average of 1,200 new jobs each year to 2045. Further, we call on the Federal and State Governments to fast-track approval processes so the detailed design and construction of the Queensland sections of the Melbourne to Brisbane project can start sooner. Suburban renewal opportunities: Conduct an audit of potential suburban renewal projects, for example, undertake a cost/benefit analysis of the 2019 Suburban Alliance proposals for Chermside and Salisbury. A $100m project can make a big difference to suburban centres and is more likely to be tendered and delivered by local businesses and professionals. Royal Queensland Golf Club State Government and Brisbane City Council to support the redevelopment of Royal Queensland Golf Club as an integrated tourism hub, with golf retained as the primary use supported by a golf- focussed, commercial, community precinct. Victoria Park Continue to develop the Vision and masterplan for Victoria Park. The future design, protection, celebration and activation of Victoria Park is critical to stitching together the city centre and one of Brisbane’s greatest assets. Marketing Brisbane’s creative sector Fund and implement an immediate, multifaceted marketing campaign that draws on the archive of Brisbane’s creative sector to highlight the value of creativity, culture and lifestyle. The campaign should be devised and driven in partnership with the sector. Longer-term, fund and implement a 12-24 month recovery marketing campaign, aimed at local, intra and interstate audiences, that re-engages people with arts and culture and increases their confidence around Brisbane’s recovery. “Streets of Your Town” music history trail and placemaking Provide financial and administrative support to undertake the “Streets of Your Town” activated cultural heritage project (that has been developed by QUT Creative Industries) to develop a new approach to creative city development by activating cultural heritage through popular music. Streets of Your Town is a placemaking and tourism concept supported in principle by the Committee for Brisbane, that may form part of its broader Creative Brisbane Vision planned for 2020. Brisbane Charter of Digital Capability Develop a charter of minimally acceptable internet services for Brisbane that enables businesses and their staffs to competently ask for and access suitable standards of service. Internet services are as important to the modern business for connectivity and supply chain as are roads and railways. Internet black holes Commission an audit and develop a program of rectification for Brisbane’s internet “black holes”. Access to quality IT advice and standards Support and fund the establishment of a Brisbane SME advisory service that allows SMEs to be briefed on available business technology services, minimum standards of service and support. The ITC industry is largely unregulated, and vendor driven, and Brisbane SME’s deserve an impartial and qualified advisory service to maximise their capacity in the digital economy.
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  6. Does anyone know if there is still an actual digital copy of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Books? The ones I had saved were on hard drives that are now gone. I found a scanned copy of the actual bid book but I'm hoping someone has an actual PDF digital copy that they could send me? If they have a link or can email me a copy please let me know. @intoronto do you still have a copy? Thank You.
  7. Exactly my point. Hawaii might be a perfect case in point -- with at least 4 major inhabited islands (Oahu, the big H, Maui and Kauai) there would be enough room for even 40 cruise ships -- and 28 sports spread out over the 4 islands! Honolulu is big enough to be the major anchor city. Football in Honolulu, Hilo, Kona and Princeville. And Surfing could have its choice of coastlines!
  8. As reported on Gamesbids.com: IOC To Resume 2032 Olympic Bid Discussions With Australia ‘At The Appropriate Time’ Posted on May 26, 2020 3:31 PM by Robert Livingstone in Featured, Future Summer Bids The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that it will wait until Australia and other nations are ready to continue with their Olympic bids while they step back during the current coronavirus pandemic. Last week the Premier of Australia’s South East Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her state’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games would be “put on hold until further notice” while focus remains on responding the the impacts of COVID-19. Officials in Indonesia said last month that their work behind a Jakarta 2032 bid would be limited until at least December while the pandemic is raging through many nations in the world. An IOC spokesperson responded to the news Monday, telling GamesBids.com that these are prudent actions moving forward. “One of the priorities for the IOC and the Olympic Movement at the moment is to support the containment of the virus,” the spokesperson said. “In that spirit, we fully understand and support this approach. “Flexibility is one of the key drivers of the IOC’s new approach to future host elections, which means we will be able to continue our discussions with the Australian Olympic Committee and government stakeholders at the appropriate time.” Other 2032 bids have been positioned from India, Germany, China and jointly between North and South Korea. Japan, Spain and the United States were named by the IOC in January as nations in discussions to host a future Winter Olympics in 2030 or 2034. After government approval, the South East Queensland (SEQ 2032) bid was the first to roar out of the gates last December and has been considered the front runner in the fledgling race. Insiders were expecting a quick election as early as 2021. But now – after most spectator sports around the globe has been halted – so is the bid. The new time window could give other the bids a chance to catch up, or interest from other nations to emerge. For Australian officials the delay is not causing concern and Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Chief Matt Carroll says his bid centered around state capital Brisbane could be better positioned after the pandemic is under control. “Queensland is ahead of the game. They can move very quickly,” Carroll told the Sydney Morning Herald. “They’re already well down the track of master planning for the Games. “The other cities are talking about it, but they haven’t started their candidatures. “Whether they do after this crisis, the IOC can make a decision by 2022. They’re no longer bound to (make a decision) seven years before a Games.” New rules voted into place last year dropped the fixed calendar and put the timing at the discretion of the IOC’s host city commissions. “On the other side of the crisis, we think the candidature has a role to play,” Carroll said. “There’s a 10-year runway. “If you think about it a different way, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the additional benefits and drivers are actually an incentive towards hosting the Games.”
  9. I have a Norway team fleece from the 2004 games that I can’t find anywhere on the internet. Could anybody tell me how much it’s worth? thanks
  10. I was thinking about them too, I wonder what it would be like? wuxiaworld
  11. Thank you for giving me your thoughts, but I think you need to refer to more information, not sure if a civil war will happen in France. animal crossing
  12. Nothing can be argued about when a law is made but still violating. Only a pity for some Russian players to suffer. novel online
  13. Oh really, whether the number of infections in China has stopped, I think they're hiding. periodic table
  14. I'm happy to be with you, this issue I'm also very concerned about, do you still care about it? basketball stars
  15. With more than 60 or 70 cruise ships laid up around the world, why a potential coast city could host an Olympics with 2 years notice! mapquest directions
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  18. Why would anyone waste their time watching or reading the Queen of Cheats? 192.168.100.1 192.168.1.1
  19. Why would anyone waste their time watching or reading the Queen of Cheats?
  20. I've said it many times on here.. a lot of infrastructure projects got spurred on by the 2012 bid that might not have happened otherwise. So there was some value in that effort and what it led to, even though it didn't result in the Olympics coming here
  21. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has confirmed that it will wait until Australia and other nations are ready to continue with their Olympic bids while they step back during the current coronavirus pandemic. Last week the Premier of Australia’s South East Queensland Annastacia Palaszczuk announced her state’s bid to host the 2032 Olympic Games would […] The post IOC To Resume 2032 Olympic Bid Discussions With Australia ‘At The Appropriate Time’ appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
  22. Ah, brings back memories of when I first moved to NYC in the early 1970s. I first lived in the Flushing-Bayside area. That natatorium, of course, wasn't even on the drawing boards then.
  23. Queensland Olympics bid to drive post-COVID-19 recovery: AOC Credit: Brisbane Times https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/queensland-olympics-bid-to-drive-post-covid-19-recovery-aoc-20200526-p54wkf.html By Gregg Baum May 26, 2020 — 2.53pm Far from dampen Queensland’s 2032 Olympics bid, the coronavirus crisis can work in its favour as well as acting as driver of recovery for the state, the Australian Olympic Committee says. AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Queensland already has the edge on less advanced bids from Indonesia, India, Germany, Spain and, jointly, North and South Korea. “Queensland is ahead of the game. They can move very quickly,” Carroll said. “They’re already well down the track of master planning for the Games. “The state government already has given the green light to pursue it. The other cities are talking about it, but they haven’t started their candidatures. Whether they do after this crisis, the IOC can make a decision by 2022. They’re no longer bound to (make a decision) seven years before a Games.” The AOC and the Queensland government have put the bid on hold while the country negotiates a path through the crisis. Meantime, maverick north Queensland Federal MP Bob Katter has labelled it a waste of money and resources at the worst time "If it was a stupid idea to sink billions into a Brisbane Olympic games before COVID-19, then it is infinitely more stupid now," Katter said. But Carroll maintains that under new, slimline International Olympic Committee protocols, the Games themselves will be cost-neutral to Australia. Meantime, there would be a decade of new opportunities. “On the other side of the crisis, we think the candidature has a role to play,” Carroll said. “There’s a 10-year runway. There’s the other major events that a thing like the Olympic Games will start to attract to Australia.” Already locked in the women’s basketball world championships in Sydney and the world road cycling championships in Wollongong, both in 2022. Beyond, there’s the possibility of the women’s soccer World Cup in 2023 and the men’s rugby World Cup in 2027. Australia have made bids for both. “The Olympic Games is the icing on the cake in the end,” Carroll said. Carroll said there would be immediate work in planning and tourism, and nearer to the time work in businesses providing services to the Games as well as at the Olympics themselves. Typically, he said, the host broadcaster employed 10,000 local people to produce the Olympics coverage. These would be spread across the state. “If you think about it a different way, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the additional benefits and drivers are actually an incentive towards hosting the Games,” Carroll said. “And hosting the Games is getting cheaper each time. The IOC is simplifying the Games.” Host cities are now encouraged to use existing and temporary venues, smaller than previously. “The IOC now says, if you don’t need it in the future, don’t build it,” Carroll said. “Just do a temporary facility. You’ll see it in Tokyo [next year] and certainly in Paris and Los Angeles, hosts in 2024 and 2028. Extras such as live sites are optional henceforth. “You can see the scale is being adjusted, and for good measure,” Carroll said.
  24. What is a "world class aquatic centre" anyway? Having an Olympic-sized pool and ancillary facilities is something many cities can build, but there's very little use to put thousands of seats in that venue considering how little that would get used. But it's interesting to note this is a thing... Flushing Meadows Natatorium That was going to be the water polo venue for the New York's 2012 Olympic bid. It got built anyway and opened in 2008.
  25. Why would anyone waste their time watching or reading the Queen of Cheats?
  26. I do find it weird though that mega cities, like Paris, dont have a world class aquatic centre or velodrome....or a sports mad city like Brisbane not having a decent 60,000 seat stadium. An advanced city should have a these facilities..Ok I agree white water stadiums and bobsled tracks are a bit niche!
  27. Seems like Hamilton is now going for the 2026 Games, since we've already been awarded it. This will be used to help the economy post-COVID19. I think Hamilton council might sign off or deny the Games sometime in September. Right now all the focus is on COVID19. The committee is committed to keeping the games no more than $1 billion and they'll shrink the number of sporting events, since we only have six years to prepare. I think this is a good idea, since these games have gone way overboard with the cost of hosting.
  28. Full Salt Lake City 2002 Opening Ceremony
  29. makes sense at the moment to sit and see what happens. There was a radio interview this morning with a sports reporter and the thinking was as follows: we don't know whats happening with Tokyo. It's possible Tokyo will not go ahead. if this is the case, Tokyo has flushed big money down the toilet. they will want some return for this money. therefore, do we push everything back 4 years? (ie Tokyo 2024, Paris 2028 and LA 2032) or do they award Tokyo 2032 as a compensation? The bid is not dead - as much as some on the more extreme right would like it to be - it's just paused, and it is the right thing to do at the moment.
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