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  1. Understand something about that though.. The Summer Olympics are a once every 4 years event. That means at most only 25 countries can host an Olympics in an entire century, and that's if there are no repeat hosts. I know the idea of smaller nations hosting an Olympics is alluring, but given the amount of money and resources they require to put together, it's not always such a wise idea to try and put that together. I don't want to imagine an Olympics being held in Qatar. It's a bad idea for so many reasons and I'm happy the IOC has flatly rejected the notion of Doha putting a bid in.
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  2. Are you seriously suggesting that COVID not only was intentionally released into the world (you're not the first person to suggest that), but that China did it in hopes of screwing over Japan in hopes it would help their Olympic aspirations? Not sure I can express just how batshit crazy that idea is if that's what you're suggesting. Yes, this all is extremely unfortunate for Japan their Olympics will now be anything but a joyous celebration. It's a separate conversation about the IOC and future Olympic hosts, although 1 thing you can be sure of is that Japan won't be in the running to b
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  3. As I've said elsewhere the recent number of new daily cases in Japan is roughly the same as here in Pennsylvania, and we have a tenth of the population of Japan. I would love to have Japan's percentage and it just seems ridiculous that people want to call this off when I see what is going on here and elsewhere in our country.
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  4. SEQ is a meaningless initialism outside of Australia. Either of Brisbane 2032 or Queensland 2032 would be fine, depending on whether you want to go the traditional route or emphasis the regional nature of these Games. As for the logo, it's normally the case that it's unveiled 5 years prior to the Games, in the non-Olympic year before the preceding Games. I guess from the IOC's point of view it means they've not got a plethora of logos to be dealing with at any one time - there will only ever be a maximum of three 'in the wild' as it were. So that would put Brisbane on schedule for a 2027
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  5. They could have 10 million signatures and it probably wouldn't matter. Follow the money. If the sponsors and other companies funding the Olympics are still invested, the Olympics will go ahead regardless of what individuals want. There would have to a major change in the course of the pandemic for the Olympics to get cancelled
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  6. The issue isn't about athletes going rogue. Again, Japanese citizens aren't concerned that the Olympics will turn into a super-spreader event. They're concerned their government is putting the welfare of the Olympics and olympians ahead of them. At this point, the folks in Japan don't want to hear what outsiders think and how outsiders would advise them. They want assurances that hosting the Olympics will not hamper the country's effort to fight and address the pandemic. And I'm starting to understand more and more why that's a concern for them.
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  7. Good morning comrades, I’ve taken the feedback onboard and now post mostly brief posts with links to open the full article. This hopefully had opened up more space and oxygen to discuss opinions and developments more freely. Some articles are behind paywalls so will post one or 2 paragraphs to capture the gist of the story. Recent exceptions to this was this week’s major announcement around the demolition and rebuild of the Gabba as the Olympic Stadium including athletics.
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  8. i believe i read somewhere (and i can not find it now) that the bid docs have been submitted to the IOC. now we wait for July
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  9. The DOSB is currently facing huge accusations against its President and his inner circle about a climate of fear they created internally. A little distraction with another bid discussion cannot harm there. German sports officials are at an all-time low. Basically the entire top ranks of DFB (football) have imploded this week as well.
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  10. as they should. It gives them time to refine and work the bid. The thing that worked in Brisbane's favour - the advanced state of the bid could work for Rhine-Ruhr
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  11. Whatever grumblings West Ham's fans have about the layout, the track is not going anywhere. It's not their stadium, it's publicly owned and British Athletics has a 50 year contract to host events there each summer. If the track does go, any prospect of a London bid would disappear with it.
    1 point
  12. Yes, you’re right the Brisbane sign by the river that would be a great location. Our colourful version of the Hollywood sign by the Brisbane River and a very recognisable symbol of the soon-to-be Olympic City, we hope. It would look great to have the big Olympic rings complementing it.
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  13. i would think so as well - i also suspect we might see some quickly on the end of the brisbane sign at southbank - perhaps the first place we might see them
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  14. i was thinking more of this sort of thing: which i see around for the Brisbane Lions and Broncos
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  15. due to kids sport and family business i did alot of driving all over Brisbane this weekend including in the CBD and there was nothing to indicate we are close to getting 2032 - no "bid city" flags on light poles or anything. I would expect though that should we be awarded the games in July the rings will go up quickly
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  16. It is completely stupid to suggest moving the games to another place. There are only 75 days until the Opening Ceremony. It would be anything but "easy" to move them to another venue and yes, it is completely and total bullshit to think that another city could throw plans together in a little over 2 months to make it happen. Even without fans, think about the number of people involved. 11,000 athletes. Media. Support staff. And everything else. Can't just drop that on a city on such short notice. No they can't. Beijing's village is for a Winter Olympics, which is a lot smaller
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  17. That poster over on the move 2022 thread would love that.
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  18. The plan is to eventually link to the gold coast airport with a spur to metricon stadium. this should be done asap if the games go ahead
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  19. What on earth are you talking about ? You really have no idea what you are saying. Seriously, you’re speaking utter bulls—t.
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  20. @REDWHITEBLUE24is a master of confirmation bias.
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  21. Just came here from the London 2036/40 thread. Whether the bid happens or not, having one of the most high profile Muslim politicians in the West speaking in good terms about the Olympics must be music to the IOC's ears at the moment!
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  22. from a purely political standpoint the feds have a lot to lose if they get in the way. there is a federal election due by september next year (talk is it will be the 2nd half of this year) and queensland is really the pivotal state
    1 point
  23. In theory, we have had a year to get used to protocols, understand how the science works through the process, and do this safely. If I were involved in this process, I’d be advising that I think Tokyo can pull this off using the right measures. In practice, we have a substantial subset of several populations who think they know better than scientists and are off in their own reality. If the people of Japan were to ask me if those people can be kept away, I could answer that such people are far less likely to make the trip, but I couldn’t be 100% confident that some athletes wouldn’t go ro
    1 point
  24. It's just replacing the Albion stadium proposal of a similar price tag. The better thing about the Gabba proposal is it will already have tenants (cricket and AFL), while the Albion stadium had a big risk of being a white elephant, and it's close to the CBD and transport.
    1 point
  25. This week the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved an amendment to a comprehensive bill on China that would require a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics. The amendment, offered by Senators Mitt Romney (R-Utah) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), would permit athletes to participate in the Olympics while withholding funding for high-level U.S. government participation in the Games. Such a move would express formal U.S. disapproval while stopping short of a full boycott—something which would dash American athletes’ Olympic dreams for political reasons, with little real impact.
    1 point
  26. Federal government agrees to fund half of Brisbane’s 2032 Olympic Games costs Prime Minister Scott Morrison has guaranteed the federal government will cover half the costs for the 2032 Olympics, should frontrunner Brisbane be confirmed as the Games host. The pledge was contained in a letter from Mr Morrison to Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, which arrived with the Premier late on Monday afternoon. By Tony Moore 26 April, 2021 Credit: Brisbane Times - click to read more
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  27. Inside working class Woolloongabba’s push to host the Olympics For many Queenslanders, two words can bring feelings of state pride, forged on sacred sporting ground, rushing forward. “The Gabba.” One of Brisbane’s two great temples of sport, it was announced last week the Gabba would be completely redeveloped at a cost of $1 billion as the main stadium for Brisbane’s 2032 Summer Olympics, should the bid be successful By Tony Moore April 24, 2021 — 8.00pm Link to Brisbane Times
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  28. For 2022, they were left with a choice between China and Kazakhstan. And Kazakhstan nearly won. Almost goes without saying that the voters are in it for the money. They're happy at this point to get in bed with a dictatorship where there's little risk of public backlash. That's probably going to bite them in the ass at some point though.
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  29. when the talk of the stadium at albion started i was suprised. it felt like a waste of money as the main reason cross river rail was going there was due to the stadium and it would have been a waste to not use the Gabba I hope when they re-build they put a bus plaza underneath the stadium (same as what Suncorp has) or at the minimum link it easily to the new raised pedestrian plaza (i think this is more likley as they won;t want a ton of busses crossing main street)
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  30. It surprised me too re this week’s sudden announcement that the Gabba will now also be the athletics venue. Previously, redevelopment of the Gabba was not on the cards and it was only to be used as is for ceremonies, not athletics. Then I realised that this announcement was not a redevelopment of the Gabba but a total demolition - followed by construction of a new raised Olympic Stadium on the site of the old Gabba. It makes perfect sense: - very central to Brisbane - much more accessible than previous athletics option by bus at Carrara Stadium on Gold Coast or new sta
    1 point
  31. Cheers. I know the New Gabba is set for the ceremonies. I was under the impression the athletics venue was still undecided with the New Gabba one of the possibilities, that's why I asked.
    1 point
  32. Could someone outline the options for the athletics and ceremonies stadium(s) with images and the pros and cons of each?
    1 point
  33. people need to remember Scott Morrisons background is in marketing, and there is no better marketing opportunity than the billions of eyes the olympcs brings to a city. he will be on board
    1 point
  34. Exercising caution is not living "in a perpetual state of fear and paralysis." Think about how much money is spent on security at the Olympics. Most people would agree it's a very necessary expense, but it's not done out of fear. It's done out of preparedness in order to prevent problems from happening. That's how we need to approach sports in the COVID world, especially at this point in time where we are very much still in the throes of the pandemic. The sports world had to completely shut down last spring because no one really knew how to manage the virus and what might happen if we
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  35. No. All 3 of those are a complete and total non-starter
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  36. I hope it does. As someone who goes to the Gabba almost weekly (Go Lions!) having a raised pedestrian plaza makes a lot of sense. The biggest problem with the Gabba is that for people to access the stadium from the bus stop they need to cross a major road. This redevelopment will fix this.
    1 point
  37. This will also be the smallest Olympic Stadium since 1928
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  38. This is so exciting!!! They went with the Gabba because of public transport. I do think though that 50,000 capacity for the main stadium is a bit low. Regardless of the Olympics, Brisbane are screaming out for a brand new state of the art circular stadium to compete against their counterparts. Adelaide and Perth have great stadiums and now it is Brisbane's turn. Sometimes there are talks of Olympic Stadiums becoming white elephants- no need to worry here. It will still host cricket and football (maybe even attract new events too!) I do have a few concerns though. If it is
    1 point
  39. A new stadium for Brisbane is soooo neded, but paying $1bn for a 50k stadium? Isn't that a bit too expensive for an stadium that small?, even Perth's Optus Stadium which had the same cost, has 15k more seats
    1 point
  40. This is great and eliminates the prospect of a white elephant stadium which was really the biggest problem to be solved.
    1 point
  41. After 3 years, we can see the highights of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony. According to me, a BRILLIANT ceremony! An example to follow to make "small TV oriented" ceremonies. A great job!!! Still waiting the full version.
    1 point
  42. Brisbane 2032 Bid Reaches Milestone 8 April 2021 (ATR) In the week when Seoul announced a proposal to jointly host an Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2032 with South and North Korea, Brisbane quietly delivered its latest 2032 submission to the IOC. Credit: Around The Rings — - - - click to read more
    1 point
  43. Well, right now it's going forward, so unless something happens to change that, it's going to continue to go forward. The working assumption should be that there will be an Olympics this summer until someone in a very official capacity says otherwise. Sure, there will continue to be lingering doubts whether or not it will happen, but we shouldn't pretend like we need to wait to figure out if the Olympics are going to happen or not. So yes, at this point, Japan wants it over and done with. Do you see the folly based on that to talk about Tokyo hosting a future Olympics if this summer wo
    1 point
  44. agreed on both. I live in Brisbane and work in the CBD. I would love to discuss the bid from a locals perspective, but when i do post, it just gets drowned out by the long form articles. The long form articles are great as a historical record but it really stifles conversation
    1 point
  45. Very disapointing, taking in consideration Italy has one of the best logos ever for a winter Games: Torino 2006. Definitely, number "6" is for Italian Winter Games.
    1 point
  46. I voted for the cube... The futura logo es too simple! it centrates only in the year "26" such as London logo, which was centered in the year "2012". I think this happens for cities which don't need any presentation at all....
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  47. He's a bit defensive and a wee bit condescending, but we've had far, far worse. It's good we've got a local who is posting updates us on the likely 2032 host. But he seems to have a blindspot when it comes to how discussion forums are meant to work. Unfortunately, the Brisbane thread is impossible to browse and scroll through because full length articles are being posted one after the other. It's just walls and walls of text.
    1 point
  48. Unveiling of the Milano-Cortia2026 Emblem on Twitter March 30 noon @milanocortina2026
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