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    I fail to see why you're all panicking. The chances of this woman or her party ever being elected to the Paris town hall are zilch! She belongs to a far left party called "La France Insoumise" (A Rebellious France) led by a fire breathing demagogue called Jean-Luc Mélenchon who still hasn't lived down the humiliation of having lost a presidential election he was probably the only one to think he could win! This call for a referendum is some last ditch & desperate call for attention. Nobody listens what she has to say and no one cares......
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    The Mario & Sonic games usually always show more or less the look the games they end up wearing (with some minor changes regarding its arrangement). And I kind of believe it since its pretty much using the Hanabi motif they said would be the main element of the look, which they're also using on the website. Some examples Vancouver 2010 London 2012 Sochi 2014 Rio 2016
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    Apart from of the less serious parts of your post, Macron has heard you: He wants to have everything rebuilt within five years.
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    BidWeek, Reporting From Toronto, Canada – I’m not entirely sure when I first made the realization. Last week, just hours before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Evaluation Commission were to touch down, oddly in Venice, a distance away from Italian 2026 Winter Olympic bid co-host cities Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, I sat at the edge of […] The post BidWeek: There May Never Be An Olympic Winter Games Host City Again, And Other Gleanings From Italy appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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    A lot. Which is why several posters have called you out for - as Jesse very accurately put it - a staggering amount of bullshit. Yes, the Soviet bloc boycotted 1984. What does that have to do with anything? The fact that you're trying to throw shade on LA by comparing them to Atlanta is just a petty insult and makes it hard to take anything you're saying seriously. It's basically the kind of generic "here's how much you suck" narrative that posters here like to throw out there to be mean. Do you honestly believe that the world's press is going to come to LA in 2028 and think it's like Atlanta, let alone because of the venue plan? I find it hard to believe you actually believe that. It's hyperbole for the sake of hyperbole. Here's the irony in your whole narrative. You refer to LA as using "cheap facilities" and now you're saying they have to make due with what the private sector provides. Well.. the private sector has provided LA the new stadium at Hollywood Park, Banc of California Stadium, Staples Center, Galen Center, Microsoft Theater, the sports park in Carson, plus massive renovations to the Coliseum, the Forum, and Pauley Pavilion. Yea, what a hardship for LA that they have to "make due" with all those excellent facilities. So what if they're not supported by the government. Who gives 2 shits if they're not "national" buildings as if that is a knock against Los Angeles or the United States in general. And I say that as an arrogant New Yorker who thinks LA is by far the ideal city in the United States for the Olympics, not here. And it's precisely because of the private sector investing in sports infrastructure that has made it that way. Not to mention 2 massive universities who spent about as much money on dorm rooms as another city might have to spend on an Olympic village, yet you're trying to spin that into a negative. Does any of this make Paris' venues better than LA's by comparison? Absolutely not. Does it make LA cheap? Hell no. Yes, Paris can offer up some iconic venues and vistas that LA doesn't measure up against (although by your own admission, LA does have a few of their own that Paris isn't on their level). But your narrative that the world is going to return to Los Angeles and that everyone is going to dislike the venues because they are "cheap" is completely full of horse manure. And some of the statements you tried to back it up with, particularly the ones where you claim LA has lost because they don't offer more extravagant bids, make you seem not only clueless, but extremely ignorant.
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    The binational aspect of Stockholm is being overlooked in coverage of this. I think it’s the most important aspect of the bid - if it works, it’s a total game-changer for countries without bobsled tracks, high ski runs etc.
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    I didn't actually name you, but that's quite a reaction. Guilty conscious? And since you bring up "immaturity" - most here think you're a horrible little cunt who who brings little to this forum aside from from casual homophobia. Just to be clear where we all stand.
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    FYI: Munich is bidding to host the 2022 edition, mostly using the 1972 legacy. Decision some time this year, there may still be other candidates though, but so far no big resistance like with the failed WOG bid for the same year.
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    He's not panicking. He's trolling. Poorly, at that. And yes, thank you for providing some perspective as someone who doesn't think the Olympic world revolves around Los Angeles and that everything is about them.
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    The gouverment says YES to Olympic games 2026 in Stockholm/Åre. They support this bid. https://www.aftonbladet.se/sportbladet/a/QoJvGJ/regeringen-sager-ja-till-vinter-os-2026
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    Nice looking arena especially with that different looking fourth stand
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    Took some screenshots from the trailer of the videogames. Seems this is how the Look will be.
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    Meh...like the idea of Adelaide hosting (should have been their turn instead of GC) but I just get the feeling that unless Hamilton really can somehow come through for 2030 they might as well formalise the UK-Oz alternation & have done with it. Oh for a NZ, South Africa, Singapore etc just for something different - this’d mean only 1 of the last 7 Games was outside UK/Oz.
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    it's also 3 different countries that could referendum this bid out of existence so i'm guessing the answer is probably no. 80 percent of winning a WOG is just staying in the race.
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    The anti Olympic Games and tourist Mayor of Barcelona is very likely to get the boot out of office the stars could align very well for Barcelona 2026 or 2030 could JAS Jr save the day?
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    Went for a little stroll yesterday...
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    Finally here is the design of the torch https://tokyo2020.org/en/special/torch/olympic/design/
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    Link to news announcement They will be using 5 colors for the look of the games.
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    OBS congress was held recently on the eve of the 2 year to go events and the mascot official introduction. According to the keynote, which shows temptative dates (that means, they could change), it seems the key elements of the Look of the games will be announced next month, while its official introduction will be in April 2019 for the 500 days to go events. Pictograms might be unveiled in October 2018, and the Torch design in March 2019. Medal design will probably be done in July 2019
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    It would not be Paris 2028 that will be dead in the water we could see Los Angeles USA 2024 - Jakarta Indonesia 2028 Jakarta was an outstanding back up host for the 2018 Asian Games they could easy put on and be the back up host for the 2028 Summer Olympic and Paralympics Games, By then Jakarta would have a good railway system, The Current President of Indonesia is very likely to get re-elected before Easter and if 2024 games are moved to Los Angeles he could try to get the 2028 Summer Games to Indonesia.
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    I mean the US is a dumpster fire right now, politically, but for the time being, at least, LA is not rioting nor is it up in flames.... nor has support for the games diminished. Maybe a swap would be on the table? LA 24 Paris 28?
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    It also doesn’t cover if California Tax Payers are comfortable being the guarantor of the LA2028 bid while the IOC, specifically, saves itself and places the risk on the taxpayers to also take in SLc. That’s certainly a road the IOC wants to travel, right? The answer is no. It’s not going to be happening. There is zero history of it in the Olympics and I would bet as soon as a material change like that is made California and LA would stop backing the awarded games. As a matter of fact the material change is so much, LA could just cancel the games. There is history here, refer to the NFL.
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    Oh, I’d take that bet against you, too. SLC may be all for it, I’m sure. LA2028, not so much. Even if SLC could turn a surplus and be a good 2030 host, you mention how SLC is ready to spend money. What you didn’t mention was weather the investors in LA2028 were prepared to spend money, too, and for no benefit.
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    This is the point Quaker missed or doesnt value. IMO, that phrase could have been used in 1980 and we all know how that turned out. History is a great source of reference, and that was precisely what I was referencing. Today LA and SLC’s models work, tomorrow we don’t know. Atlanta tried to be an LA in terms of its private, commercial model and the IOC hated it and went for the cities that were willing to saddle themselves with debt and rotting venues instead for the following 2 decades. If the IOC proves successful with this model, weather it’s good for the IOC or not in the long term as Quaker has rightfully noted, it won’t matter if the IOC doesn’t “need” that kind of bid because cities who share these kinds of regional opportunities will come forward. It will no longer be theory, pie in the sky, or unimaginable. As far as Alan Abrahamson I started saying Sweden and a possible departure for SLC because I referenced this history point. Alan posted his article after I had already discussed this on this thread. I am not saying I am more informed, it was just a point I ran into and shared with the thread. And facts aren’t promoted, they’re just facts. It’s a fact that nobody wanted to host in 1984, and it’s a fact that after cities wanted to host. It’s a fact that cities don’t want to host now. Would a city want to host if Stockholm unlocks the door to a sustainable, private, European Games? And what happens when the list of potential hosts increases to reflect this. Sure, you have SLC. But how many metro/mountain combos would suddenly see the limelight? I used any major metro California-Tahoe as an example and Lake Placid / Boston or New York. That’s just the US though. I could see a successful Stockholm-Are bid easily emboldening regions that would have not thought they were fit for hosting a Winter Olympiad suddenly thinking they’re fit for a Winter Olympiad, and just like that, SLC becomes “too soon” or “been there, done that.” New Markets, new reach sound familiar? And let’s not forget, SLC holds this unique position today because it’s the only city that wants to host. How would that change if it no longer wasn’t? Same story as LA.
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