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Dakooo last won the day on August 25 2015

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  1. If you give Paris the games because of the attack, you are forgetting the attacks on Beirut, Kenya, Nigeria, Metrojet and all the other places that have been bombed by ISIS. I care and feel love as much as everybody else on this matter, but I dislike when other terrorist attacks are ingnored and Paris's is made far bigger then any other attacks.
  2. Stole my words.I liked LA as an underdog trying to make the games financial again and that's why I went for them, but now I fully go for Paris. The attacks have changed my view on how comforting a city can be.
  3. Saw that on the tellie the other day.I love the fact that people living in Melbourne have the Helenski and London ('48) medals, the two games before the '56 games.
  4. Everybody start searching the hell out of Cole Porter.
  5. Hearing from other reports and NOT my own experience, apparently their are many parts of the city that need renewal.
  6. Personally, I think this is a good thing. There are a lot of seats at the back of the stadium that aren't used. I think that a capacity of 70,000 is very realistic. I think the roof will be added during the season after the VIP seats are added because it is a roof and roof renovations to existing bowls usually allow games to be played in the stadium.
  7. Posted this on my SSC account, might aswell repost it here: Stage one of the plan is to build the VIP Facilities with the universities private funds. Stage two is dependent on if their is an LA Olympics. It involves pretty much roofing all or nearly all (peristyle could be an exception) of the stadium. By the looks of it, this is what LA 2024 had planned all along.
  8. I think LA has a far bigger youth appeal then Paris.
  9. See Hampden Park, which had a 1 million dollar track laid before the games that can be removed afterwards. And in terms of an OG 1million is absolutely nothing.
  10. I've done my research.London, the most recent Olympic host had 11 indoor arenas (which are all indoor-sport arenas and all convention centre arenas, excluding velodrome and aquatics centres which have different venue requirements) which are the most expensive part of any bid. Rio has the same amount of arenas. The Los Angeles bid has 14 indoor arenas, almost half are around 18k. Again pretty much false.The only thing Los Angeles will need to build is a renovated velodrome. Every single sport will take place in a stadium that is perfect for it besides the already mention hockey and fencing. Fencing has its own 4-thousand seat venue for the first stage of the competition but the bid uses the iconic Microsoft Theater for the finals because of its international appeal. All other venues (including the soccer stadium) will be perfect for the games and almost all do not need expansion or renovation. Besides the Aquatics stadium, the most repurposing you'll see is the change of a basketball venue to a handball venue or gymnastics venue. I'm sorry to be harsh but really? They've got 9 years to finalise plans for an upgrade to a stadium. And they get 500m of government funding for free. If they don't pay this 300m they lose 500m in upgrades.
  11. I do agree with this. There are many people who see Durban as a city that could win the bid tomorrow. That is what the post was for. But there are many people, like you and me, who see Durban as a city that does need some work to host the Olympics, but if they did they would host a great one.
  12. Kazan's was a bit messy and did not have a diving arena
  13. Los Angeles has so many arena's that they do not need to build anything. Almost every arena is 10k+, with most at 18k+. It has been noted that there are still some 18k+ arenas that haven't been picked for the Olympics because their are too many. The only reason for a move to Sacramento would be for a boost to state-wide poll numbers. Talking about the swimming arena, it is a new deal and not many details have come out yet. I did some calculations and while a soccer pitch is too big for a swimming pool. With added seats it is doable. As for the hockey arena, they will probably change it at a later date.
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