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  1. Very exciting!!!! This is real now!!! A live in Melbourne and as much as I love my city, I would’ve had soccer in Queensland instead. A missed opportunity to not have Metricon Stadium used.
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  2. 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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  3. A second Olympic Games in my lifetime. Bring on Brisbane 2032.
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  4. You know, we keep hearing about how great Japan is and that they're a good country to be put into this position because they can handle it, but look at the reality? Japan is struggling with the virus. Their population dislikes and distrusts country leadership. So maybe some of this praise for Japan is a little misplaced. Time will tell how this all went. It'll all be based on the COVID numbers in the month or so following the Olympics. If there's an uptick in cases and COVID deaths, the Olympics will undoubtedly get blamed. So let's hope that Japan does in fact know what they're doi
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  5. IOC EB Meetings aren’t broadcast. There is a press conference after each one that can be accessed via the IOC Media YouTube Channel. IOC Sessions are generally broadcast to the same channel and Olympic Channel.
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  6. Looking at the branding and the 'name' of the Games, the following name trademarks have been registered with IP Australia Brisbane 2032 Queensland 2032
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  7. https://www.instagram.com/p/CP0jL6lgC0J/ I found an aerial picture of the Tokyo National Stadium. They seem to be getting ready for the Opening Ceremony stage. It looks very much like the stage floor of leaked rejected idea of the Opening Ceremony.
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  8. I doubt anyone feels that but you. Calls are not growing. They're just making headlines this week because Pelosi's name entered the conversation. A total boycott is probably no more likely or less likely to happen now than it was a week ago
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  9. i think this is supposed to be a "build it and they will come" scenario. what i mean by that is that is if it takes 45 mins to get from Towoomba to the CBD suddenly it's not an isolated city 100+ KM out of the CBD, it's a viable alternative to living in Logan or Ipswich, which will have people seeing them as viable places to live, increasing land value and desirability. on another topic with all the meetings between the IOC (such as the recent 3 day one) and the comments from Coates i think we can be pretty sure (failing something major) that the IOC sesson in July will vote for th
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  10. It certainly would look better set in nature. But it’s nature’s unpredictability, especially in Queensland with the sudden very heavy flooding rains which can cause rivers and creeks to rise and overflow very quickly. It’s interesting the organisers are not going to use the Sydney 2000 regatta centre and have opted to host rowing and canoe sprint and whitewater events in Queensland.
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  11. wonder if any tv channels will covert the ioc session live
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  12. Here is why the Premier got her Pfizer covid shot: As envisaged in the Olympic Host Contract - Principles for the Games of the XXXV Olympiad in 2032, the proposed Brisbane 2032 signatories are: • The Brisbane City Council (“Host City”), represented by the Lord Mayor of Brisbane • The State of Queensland (“Host State”), represented by the Premier and Minister for Trade • The Australian Olympic Committee (“Host NOC”), represented by the President In executing the Olympic Host Contract, the host parties acknowledge and confirm that the signatories will be duly and
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  13. I find it sad they cant do whitewater on a real river. (I think Paris 2024 asked the IOC about this)......in North Qld the Tully River in the Rainforest is amazing!
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  14. Brisbane 2032 Future Host Commission Questionnaire Reponse
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  15. That would be similar to GC2018 or LA28
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  16. it will be on the sunny coast according the feasablity study
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  17. I presume the cycling rod racing will be on the Gold Coast/Hinterland? Maybe it could start in Brisbane and head to the GC, often the first stretch is just a long 'warm up' run.....
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  18. I miss the days when bidding cities had a website that you could onto to see all the proposed venues alongside a map and images.
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  19. I prefer referring to them as anarchists.
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  20. Oh god, these guys. They zoomboomed a IOC meeting last month, destoryed private prosperity eleven years ago in Vancouver and released a restaurant owner's personal phone number two years ago. These guys are mostly radical left. If you looked them up on Reddit, you can see the antifa logo on a No Olympics demonstration back in July 2019.
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  21. Seems like the reveal will have even less fanfare than anticipated if they're gonna annnounce it this week.
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  22. Annastacia is a tough cookie, she’ll be fine and is a very determined leader to get things done with the backing of her Government’s recent landslide win in the Queensland State Election.
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  23. She is absolutely coping it on twitter. I feel bad for her
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  24. We just got to wait until either the IOC would copyright claim this video, just as the one from Rio was leaked three months prior to the 2016 Games; and then was taken down in the following month, or one of its official broadcasters would preview this, just like Romania's TVR did, to use it for their promo of its PyeongChang 2018 coverage. And hopefully, this would end with Tokyo 2020's emblem being shown in the end rather than the OBS logo, and if it does, it would be the first time that we would see an emblem being featured in an official Summer Olympics intro since Barcelona, in which the 1
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  25. i suspect, given the games are not being awarded to brisbane anymore but SEQ, as the premier she might need to sign the documents
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  26. Looks like Annastacia Palaszczuk might be travelling to Tokyo afterall. She got the vaccine today so she can travel. https://twitter.com/AnnastaciaMP/status/1401693483727949825?s=20
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  27. 7 years made sense when there were was an abundance of cities bidding. you don't want a ton of brands in the marketplace for games, but given the lack of bidders they need to award as good bidders come up, but keeping it realistic with the timeframes. I feel with the new normal 7 years would be plenty as the focus is not on building new stadiums but using existing and temp structures that would take the pressure off
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  28. I agree. 9-10 years should be max far in the future. Many things can happen, But 7 years also has seemed to short, many times i remember it has struggled to get finished in time.
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  29. There isn't much opposition to the Brisbane bid though. Brisbane and the Queensland govt would be hoping they do announce it right on the eve of the games that way international broadcasters could promote Brisbane 2032 in their broadcast? Maybe this is what they will do which is broadcast across the globe: Olympic Anthem, speech from Tom Bach then the winning announcement and speech from the Queensland Premier and John Coates (Coates will be in Tokyo, the QLD premier will probably be in Australia). This will then show a live cross to the Brisbane 2032 representatives and an Olympics
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  30. The reveal will be far less dramatic this time given there really are no other competitors and it already seems a done deal.
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  31. Will it be broadcast on Channel seven?
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  32. A shame we won’t witness this in July
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  33. given this was a market led proposal (AEG Ogen approched the Qld government with this) and it is supposed to not cost the taxpayer a cent for this, there are a ton an variables as to if this goes ahead. I'd love to see it - i'm off to boondal in november to see Kiss and i'm expecting to be sitting for 30 mins before i even get out of the carpark, but until it opens i have my doubts
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  34. The $2 billion cost is making it hard for them to build a business case and given the Olympics only goes for a few weeks it's doubtful that improves the business case a whole lot.
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  35. thats probally it, although the area is not dependent on the olympic bid from my understanding
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  36. Gee, allow me to feign my shock and dismay that Coates and Bach would say something that is completely tone deaf that would spark outrage. The more those 2 can stay out of sight and mind over the next 10 months, the better. I could only imagine how ugly it would all get if they had to spend more time focusing on China. In that regard, the best thing that could have happened was for Tokyo to get postponed and for all the discussion to be on them to the point that many people probably forget there's another Olympics less than 6 months following the end of Tokyo. It's a valid quest
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  37. So what would the IOC's recourse be if Tokyo pulled the plug? The IOC is a nonprofit organization with no political power. What are they going to do? File a lawsuit against Tokyo or the Japanese government? Laughable, not to mention the fact with the IOC's reputation not in the best of shape, an attempt to take legal action especially when a cancellation would be to protect public health, would backfire horribly on the IOC in terms of public relations.
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  38. Not quite yet. I don’t mean to temper your excitement but this was only the launch of the Bid. The Host has not been decided upon yet, but Australia is considered favourite. Rugby Australia - click here
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  39. I really hope you are wrong. I love the Commonwealth Games. There is a reason why they call it the Friendship Games. That is because of what the CWG is all about! There are cities in the Commonwealth that can host the games but for whatever reason aren't putting their hands up. Yes that is right, I am looking at you New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Kuala Lumpur, Wales, Sri Lanka, South Africa. Adelaide, Canberra, Darwin, Tasmania all haven't hosted the Games in Australia so they could host it to provide a different city if it needs to come back to Australia.
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  40. I can’t see the IOC tolerating countries being banned from taking part - they would simply arrange quarantine procedures. Don’t the contract with the IOC forbid a host from enforcing normal immigration rules for the games,
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  41. All they need to do is wait. once the docs are signed and the games are in brisbane, there will be money for upgrades
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  42. Normi Okura? Are you kidding me? Show some respect for goodness sake. You’re not funny if it was an attempt ar humour. Her name is Naomi Osaka - which you know full well, as a long standing Olympics fan, and who has clearly deliberately messed up her name and in doing so has disrespected Naomi. Naomi Osaka is a champion tennis player, has won 4 Grand Slam tournaments, including being the reigning US and Australian Open Champion. For the record, Naomi has beaten Serena, also a Champion player, in 3 of 5 head to head meetings.
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  43. Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba, Townsville, Carins, Sydney and Melbourne are all slated for the football (at least in the feasibility assesment)
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  44. Excerpt from the 1985 Universiade (Kobe, Japan) closing ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGLoLNKD2vM
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  45. I think Salt Lake City will bid for 2030, It would be the 50th anniversary of 1980 Winter Olympics held in Lake Placid!
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  46. The posters of Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics have been unveiled today. Poster for the olympics is literally a Manga strip by Naoki Urasawa, while the Paralympics one, drawn by Jojo Bizarre Adventure author, depicts athletes descending into Japan and showing the Kanagawa Wave You can see all the remaining posters right here: https://tokyo2020.org/en/games/artposter/ Here are some of the ones I liked the most. And to be honest I think the Paralympics got the best posters, personal taste wise.
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  47. Its time for the IOC to cancel the Youth Olympics. With two cities out of the bid for 2022 winter games the IOC should take heed. No one watches it and no one cares.
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