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  1. South Korea has proposed that North Korea host some of the skiing events at next year’s Winter Olympics, in a move it hopes will ease cross-border political tensions. The South Korean sports minister, Do Jong-hwan, has also suggested forming an inter-Korean women’s ice hockey team to compete at the Games, which open in February in the South Korean town of Pyeongchang. Do cited North Korea’s “top-class” Masikryong ski resort as a potential venue and said he would discuss co-hosting with Jang Woong, North Korea’s delegate to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), according to South Korean media. His overture reflects a desire by South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in, for cautious engagement with Pyongyang, despite anger over the its recent missile launches and the death this week of the US university student Otto Warmbier after nearly 17 months in a North Korean prison. Moon suggested earlier this month that the two countries lead a north-east Asian bid to host the 2030 World Cup. North Korean involvement in the tournament would require huge investment in infrastructure, but Moon said: “If the neighbouring countries in north-east Asia, including North and South Korea, can host the World Cup together, it would help to create peace.” Do will raise the idea of moving some of the skiing events north of the border when he meets the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach, later this month, South Korean media said. North Korea’s footballers have made two appearances in the World Cup finals – notably in 1966, when they beat Italy 1-0 to reach the quarterfinal stage. The country’s athletes won seven medals, including two golds, at last summer’s Rio Olympics. But it has a poor track record in the Winter Olympics, having won just a silver and bronze medal in eight appearances. It did not take part at the Sochi Games in 2014. North Korean athletes have failed to qualify for any events at Pyeongchang, with the pairs figure-skating competition their only hope of representation if Do’s plans for a joint ice hockey team idea fall through. Do said he hoped North Korea’s participation in the Winter Olympics would make Pyeongchang a “peace Olympics”. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to thaw lingering tensions as we try to bring North Korea on board,” the Korea Herald quoted him as saying. The two Koreas have taken part in several sporting exchanges this year. Their women’s football teams played each other in Pyongyang in April, and their women’s hockey teams competed in South Korea. A North Korean taekwondo team will join South Korean athletes this weekend in a demonstration at the opening ceremony of the sport’s world championships in Muju, South Korea. Pyongyang boycotted the 1986 Asian Games and the 1988 Olympics, which were both held in Seoul, but has since taken part in international sports competitions south of the border, most recently the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon. source: https://www.theguardian.com
  2. MUMBAI India's Olympic Association has asked the government for permission to bid for the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Asian Games as part of a drive to put the country at the heart of the international sporting community, IOA President N. Ramachandran has told Reuters. Ramachandran said the IOA also wanted India to host the Asian Beach Games in 2020, the Olympic Council of Asia's general assembly that year, and the International Olympic Committee session in 2021. The aim, Ramachandran said, was to use the engagement as a catalyst for the growth of Olympic sports in India and to help improve the country's miserable standing in pretty much every sport apart from cricket. As the world's secondmost populous nation after China, Ramachandran said it was time for India to follow its powerful neighbour in showcasing its burgeoning economic muscle through sport. Dismissing concerns about whether India can afford to stage such huge sporting spectacles, Ramachandran said the country was one of the few in the region that did have the means. It was up to the government to set the wheels in motion, he told Reuters in an interview. "From my part, I am telling them if you bid, I will make sure you get it," he added. Ramachandran said he had spoken about India's prospects of hosting an Olympics with IOC President Thomas Bach, an indication of the early groundwork required for a serious bid. "You cannot take a decision today and say, 'I want to host an Olympic Games tomorrow.' It is an eightyear process. So you have to start now," Ramachandran said. "If you are looking at anything it's 2032. That will give you 10 years to improve the infrastructure and you will have a decision (to make) in the next four to six years." The Indian government had agreed to discuss the proposals in cabinet and revert back to the IOA, Ramachandran added. ECONOMIC POWER Winning the hosting rights for an Olympic Games is not the hot ticket it once was. Los Angeles and Paris are the only candidates left in the race for the 2024 Olympics after four other cities pulled out over cost concerns. The IOC will award both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games at the same time and the expectation is that the two cities will host one each. For the 2022 Winter Games, four of six bidders pulled out citing high costs or lack of support, leaving Beijing to beat Almaty in the final vote. Ramachandran was confident India, which has Asia's thirdlargest economy, would be capable of meeting the costs. "India is one of the emerging economies," he said. "Even assuming you spend $12 billion on an Olympic event, $6 billion will be given to you by the IOC. "What is $6 billion over a period of eight years for a country which has the size of the economy which India has today? "Not many countries today wish to host the Olympics. China has already had everything possible that can be hosted." In terms of hosting experience, India has successfully staged several global cricket tournaments, and FIFA say they are satisfied with preparations for the Under17 World Cup in October. But a question mark over the country's ability to host an international multisports event has hung over India since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a $6 billion event billed as Delhi's answer to the Beijing Olympics. LEARNED FROM MISTAKES A series of embarrassments over leaking stadiums and filthy accommodation culminated in Games chief Suresh Kalmadi spending nine months in prison for inflating tenders worth millions of dollars. Ramachandran said there would be no repeat of those blunders. "We have learnt from our mistakes. You see the South Asian Games (in 2016) that was hosted in Guwahati. Nobody said anything," he added. "We should stick to what we know best technical conduct of the Games. Even when we hosted the Commonwealth Games in India, (the IOC) praised the technical conduct of the event. And we also did very well in the medals tally." While the hosts finished second to Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to say that India has underperformed at the Olympics is an understatement. India has won just 28 medals since 1900, with Abhinav Bindra claiming the country's only individual gold medal in the men's 10 metre air rifle in Beijing. "We have very clearly advised the government that if you are just going to send your athletes to participate in international tournaments, that alone will not be sufficient for sports to grow in India," Ramachandran said. "You also need to conduct multisports events in India. Because then you will have more referees, more officials, your administrators can get into international sports federations. source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com
  3. Indonesia local news reported that Asian Games 2018 Test Event will be rescheduled to early next year as most of the venues will be ready by end of December this year. http://bola.liputan6.com/read/2970789/tes-event-asian-games-2018-molor-inasgoc-enggan-dicap-lamban
  4. Why don't on IOC session in Lima to vote which candidate cities will host the 2014 edition and the lose have special privileged to choose to host 2028 or drop it?
  5. unless no bid from Europe and N. America cities or all of them withdraw from the candidacy process, then they may be awarded to host WOG 2026.
  6. They will give press release on Monday afternoon local time to confirm that Durban will not host CG2022. http://www.iol.co.za/sport/more-sport/commonwealth-games-not-coming-to-durban-8169843
  7. most likely move to Liverpool for the 2022 edition. http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-39118266
  8. Another article that praises Sapporo on how they manage the Olympic Venues legacy which that they still use them post-Olympic Games and were used during the recent Asian Winter Games. http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__59234/Title__Sapporo-Setting-the-Standard/292/Articles
  9. The Sapporo 2017 Asian Winter Games is officially closed today and the OCA flag handed over back to OCA as the next edition Asian Winter Games will be decided at OCA General Assembly in Ashgabat later this year.
  10. For Asia, I think Busan, South Korea, also has chance.. I read somewhere they want to have it there. For America, Guadalarjara maybe have chance if 2028 is not awarded to any American cities.
  11. maybe back to Asia..
  12. ONOC seems keen to participate in all OCA's events. Will in the end these two continental associations merge together? Interesting to keep following the update on this matter. http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1047370/updates/26954
  13. Local Organization Committee needs to pay travel grants at least to NOCs and NPCs. http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1045092/rio-2016-finally-pay-travel-grants-to-international-paralympic-committee-three-weeks-after-deadline
  14. what do you think if paralympics merge with Special Olympics and Deaflympics... seems these two events can still survive without tapping to Olympic. And perhaps if these 3 organizations could join force together to have single mega big events.. they will have better exposure.
  15. if in the end there are no strong WOG 2026 bid from Europe and North America, perhaps Asia will host three consecutively the Winter Olympic Games.