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  1. 2 points
    ... and yet neither Melbourne, nor any other Australian city or region is making any moves toward a bid. So let go of Melbourne, they’re not bidding. End of story. I’m a Melbourne resident and I know Melbourne have not yet shown any interest in a bid for 2032 or any other games. We are now in the Agenda 2020 era. A 2032 Brisbane/SE QLD bid has been shown to be very feasible under Agenda 2020. In Australia, only Brisbane and South East Queensland are making any moves ahead of a possible bid.
  2. 1 point
    So we really are seeing the end of the Olympic bidding process. Probably for the best in terms of the long-term health of the Movement, when you see the legacies of over-promising around the world. And if Coates is right (obviously there’s the caveat that he is Australian) there’s one thing for sure - Australia will be great hosts, they always are. I imagine this’ll mean Salt Lake 2030 will be confirmed at the same session if they get official quickly enough.
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    Yep. Obviously a priority for them. Right after finding a way to feed their billion plus impoverished citizens, fixing the epidemic of corruption and working towards basic human rights. Maybe abolish the caste system, cut down on the raping and the female infanticide. Possibly halt that undeclared domestic war against religious minorities as well and build some basic national infrastructure. Oh I could go on but that's just off the top of my head.
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    It's a hypothetical, but it's one based on the organizers waking up one morning and deciding they don't want to host the Olympics anymore after they already agreed to host the Olympics. It's not going to be as simple as public support dropping and the organizers coming to a sudden realization. You're skipping ahead to where that's already happened and say "it'd be a stain," but wouldn't that be cause to NOT make that decision in the first place? I just can't envision the issue of public support (which isn't exactly that high right now) being the breaking point that would compel them to tell the IOC no thank you. There would have to be something more than that. And in reference to Denver, here's some good reading for you.. 'Colorado Would Be Laughing Stock of the World': Remembering Denver's Disastrous 1976 Olympic Bid The simple view of history is that it was NIMBY-ism and backlash from environmentalists that got the games cancelled. That's largely true, but it ignores the efforts of the Denver organizers who promised the host the games on a laughably small budget and were piss poor and planning the games. The result was massive changes to the venue plan which led to skyrocketing rockets and emboldened the Olympic opposition movement. In that regard, it's not unlike Boston's 2024 bid which made promises they weren't going to be able to keep, so it was easy for anti-Olympics movement to make the case against them. So back to Stockholm. Seems like they're well managed. They have a plan that doesn't require much new construction. Most importantly, there is a good amount of private financing. So what case to the citizens of Stockholm and Sweden have to oppose it? If it's just a general anti-Olympics sentiment, is that going to mean much for the organizers who obviously remain committed to the effort and certainly wouldn't back down anytime after Bach opens the envelope that says "Stockholm" on it.
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    That Milan is bidding as a regional concept and Stockholm is including another country, the cat is already out of the bag on this one. Has no bearing on the 2026 bids, but we'll see what it means for the future. However.. we saw elsewhere that the IOC wants to make sure these bids stay cohesive. So while this is an invitation and could encourage more bidding, it's not a concept that necessarily lends itself to a winning bid if a more suitable option is out there.
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    https://ticket.tokyo2020.org/File/ToKyo2020/Olympic/Production/GP/Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 Price List_Seat Map_EN.pdf
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    Finally we got the mascots with the sports disciplines. https://i.imgur.com/NhO3QN1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N3TZ6ck.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gRinyTQ.jpg if you wanna see them in better quality go here: https://news.mynavi.jp/photo/article/20190401-800077/images/028l.jpg
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