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  1. It has been more than 10 years since Qatar was awarded this World Cup. And from that moment, there was virtually zero chance that FIFA was going to pull a reversal. Not after the false promises and air conditioned stadiums. Not after moving the World Cup away from its usual calendar. Not after reports of bribery. Not after we heard that migrant workers are literally dying to build the stadiums. Even if FIFA was willing to strip Qatar of the World Cup (which we know they're not going to do after all this time), would England even want this? To host a World Cup on a little over a year
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  2. The other tune is the theme song from the television show "Bonanza".
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  3. Well, guess what? NOKOR just bailed out of Tokyo 2020ne, supposedly for Covid reasons. I think that just killed a joint Korea bid. How can anyone really depend on a regime like NoKor's for anything? North Korea withdraws from Tokyo 2020 over COVID-19 fears (insidethegames.biz)
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  4. Really shouldn't reuse the Comm Games mascot.
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  5. Australian Fan, what are you posting about? Please. Tell us more, I am NOT getting the message.
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  6. One bad apple does not spoil the whole bunch.
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  7. 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.
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  8. Vancouver & SLC are actually in different times zones, but still, they’re only an hour apart from each other. Albertville ‘92 & Lillehammer ‘94 were in the same time zone. So two consecutive NA Winter Olympics should be no issue, if need be. But be careful of suggesting another double-award around here, or you could be labeled of having a “double fetish”.
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  9. NBC would welcome a 2030 WOG in Salt Lake. At least it's already paid for. It's LA28 and US sponsors that's the problem. So far, LA28 has signed up Delta Airlines and Comcast (which owns NBC). In whatever deals LA28-USOPC are negotiating for the big sponsors (amazon, Apple, Walmart, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Coke, Visa -- who might be stretched out for 5 years (WC 2026, LA28 and then SLC 2030), I am sure they can include variability clauses and set up deals that will be a 2-for-1 if SLC were to get 2030.) And like the IOC paid LA something like what? (was it $550 mil or $950 mil)?) to giv
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  10. I expect the Sapporo bid to be scrapped following the Tokyo games. So much money has been spent and with these mega sized venues probably with only a handful of spectators, the Tokyo Olympics are headed for a major financial loss. Given that, I don't expect Japan to have much of an appetitie for spending more money on an Olympic bid so soon. I'd go as far to say the financial ramifications from Tokyo will keep Japan out of Olympic bidding for at least a decade if not more. If the IOC isn't serious about getting Salt Lake City on the phone, they need to be.
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  11. I don’t think that Karenina was being any of those things. She merely pointed out two simple facts. That all of those three interested NOC’s indeed DON’T have a “John Coates” in their corner to catapult their bid forward. I know Anita Defrantz is a U.S. IOC VP as well, but she doesn’t appear to be thrusting Salt Lake’s case like a certain other VP did for their city. She’s also not the USOC president, either. I never said anything about a city’s chances because of that. It’s about the *chronological order* of things - 2030 comes before 2032 & that’s just a simple fact. So if anythi
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  12. It's nice people are suggesting London again, but I can't see it so soon after 2012. Madrid feels like a city that could be tempted back but I think they got severe bidding fatigue. They feel like a city who'd be ideal for conferring preferred bidding status on so they won't have to be put through another brutal vote. If I were the IOC I'd be pushing for this to happen. Budapest, I can see it. They were the forgotten child of the 2024/28 bid process but they did hang on until the end unlike every other bid besides Paris and LA. They're quietly building some impressive facilities and
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