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  1. I mean it's hard to compare the blatant bribery from cities like Nagano and SLC to what's gone on here. I see no cities that have been screwed over that actually had a chance at hosting. I can see the maneuvering of him saying look it's an unstable time, Australia handled Covid well, pick us and secure the games before the uncertainty (like we're seeing with Tokyo) goes on for years. Because countries and cities aren't focussed on a 2032 Olympic bid right now when many are in lockdown. Brisbane though has the luxury of not worrying about it too much and can take the front foot. I mean as you p
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  2. Well, that’s just it. The IOC is supposedly beyond the days of their shenanigans of the past (as you pointed out with Nagano, Sydney & SLC) with their new “reforms” & what not, & wanting to be more ‘transparent’ going forward. But yet this entire ‘new’ process was ultimately done behind closed doors. So it doesn’t seem like much has changed then, other than the format of how they perform their “new” antics now. It’s just painting them as the “usual (corrupt) IOC” from the outside. Was Doha-hah one of them (that one was for my other favorite GB’s friend )? There’s been so ma
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  3. So, DOSB have defended themselves, stating they told the IOC they did not want to participate in the dialogue stage as long as there has not been referendum, rather than - as the IOC let us know last week - they had no intention to enter the dialogue stage at this time. Which sounds the same to me, but apparently makes all the difference for DOSB. There have been talks between North Rhine-Westphalia Minister President Laschet and DOSB president Hörmann this week. They agreed they want to presume their initiative "without any time pressure". Which basically shows they have still not unde
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  4. very true but in this case, i suspect there is some cross-communication going on. I suspect Brisbane Live will not be a full time aquatic venue but will be a general entertainment venue, with a temp pool installed for the games
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  5. thats my understanding it will be a 17,000 seat arena that will hopefully take over from the outdated (and middle of nowhere) Brisbane entertainment center in Boondall (which is a 1/2 hour train ride from the CBD, and if an event goes late there is a real chance you will miss the last connecting train or bus home)
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  6. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/mar/01/boycott-beijing-winter-olympics-berlin A good article.
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  7. not a problem at all. as things move towards 2032 i'll take as many photos of games related things i can
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  8. Maybe not Brisbane, but some people are already pointing their fingers at Coates, IOC VP & AOC president. So much for the “transparency”, right? I can ultimately understand the selection (considering most of the other lackluster bids), but at the same time, the process does seem to be a bit dodgy, especially still this far out from 2032 anyway.
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  9. I think this process can be seen as their most corrupt yet (I am not implying Brisbane is corrupt)......but having a behind the scenes situation where you make a secret proposal ten plus years before the Games, it gets discussed and developed behind closed doors, then suddenly WHAM you are the preferred candidate before anyone knows....
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  10. pretty much. The gabba is hemmed in on all sides by major roads, a school and a building site for Cross River Rail (An underground metro expansion) Schools are in short supply, especially in the inner city area so any attempt to remove the school to allow the gabba to extend would almost cause riots. The old government printers site where the underground station for the metro is being built was not planned with the idea of having any form of warm up track and given they have already dug out the station box and commenced tunnelling for the dual tunnels needed for the lines an
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  11. It seems this block has recently been cleared and is a construction site for a new metro line. Meaning when they are done around 2024 access to the underground station and a new bridge to the Gabba will mean that - even if the real estate development was to be pushed back until after 2032 - there will probably not be enough room left to fit an Athletics track. So I guess we can expect the new stadium at Albion to be built. For sure, Brisbane officials will mant to make sure the icing on their Olympic cake is not held in another city. Plus, having another 2,000-ish athletes + officials at
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  12. Nikki Haley talking about “upholding America’s guiding principles” on Faux News is absolutely hysterical! Considering that’s not what they were doing at all when they were peddling the big, fat lie for weeks, which put on own Republic’s democracy at great risk. So please Nikki, just spare us the hypocritical hyperbole about Nazi Germany & “evil China” (when people like you are also part of the problem), & which is only meant for your own selfish, political self interests.
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