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  1. 6 hours ago, BTHarner said:

    The uneducated public is always quick to blame the IOC for all the ills associated with the games, but the greedy IFs are equally to blame. They're a bunch of spoiled brats who have ridden the gravy train for decades and can't take no for an answer without throwing a tantrum. I hope the IOC is able to organize the 2020 boxing competition without AIBA, it might set a precedent that could be repeated down the road.

    Is boxing a mandatory sport in Olympic Games? Maybe a time for IOC to replace it with other new and young sports?

  2. 21 hours ago, spiele said:

    I agree. I do think that Greece deserves its recognition but I find when it becomes so regular and routine it loses its meaning. But thats the nature of the Olympics - highly protocol driven. 

    I agree with the Greek anthem at the opening of the SOG, but that should be it. 

    I've actually always thought it would be nice if the former hosts were recognised like the Commonwealth Games by marching first - perhaps the Winter Games could have done that (so South Korea would march first at Beijing 2022). 

    I agree regards to appreciate and recognize the previous edition host nation.

    Furthermore, in my opinion, they should end the tradition to light up the torch in Athens, Greece. Let do it in the host nation soil and perhaps it may cut the cost for host nation to bring everyone concern in the ceremony to Greece, at least the host nation team. 

  3. Thailand Mulls Bid To Host 2026 Youth Olympic Games

    Thailand is interested in hosting the 2026 Youth Olympic Games, it was revealed in PyeongChang this week during the Olympic Winter Games.

    Thai National Olympic Committee (NOC) President and Deputy Prime Minister General Prawit Wongsuwan told the Bangkok Post after a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach “This year’s edition [of the Youth Olympic Games] will be taking place in Argentina and the next edition of 2022 is likely to be held in Africa.”

    “No country has so far expressed its interest to host the Games in 2026,” he added, hinting that could be Thailand’s target.

    Four Thai NOC representatives were on hand at the high-level Olympic meeting in South Korea including IOC Member Khunying Patama Leeswadtrakul who claims the IOC will support a Thai bid.

    “The IOC president said that if the event benefits Thai people, it could propose [to host the Games],” she told the Bangkok Post.

    “There is no need to have new stadiums built and making full use of the existing ones would be enough.”

    Earlier this year the IOC outlined its mandate to site the 2022 edition of the quadrennial youth event in Africa – with Senegal being the current leading candidate.  Further, the IOC says it will target strategic regions in the future and proactively work with cities in order to keep the costs of bidding for the Games very low.

    The IOC will elect the successful 2022 African city in October at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games, but the organization has yet to describe its direction for 2026.  The strategy is to bring the smaller Youth Olympic event to areas that couldn’t typically support the larger mainstream Games.

    Many IOC members including International Sport Federations and other sport leadership from around the world will descend upon Bangkok in April for the annual SportAccord Convention – the biggest meeting of the year on the International Sport Calendar.

    The Youth Olympic Games were launched as a project by former IOC President Jacques Rogge and saw its inaugural edition hosted in Singapore in 2010 followed by Nanjing in 2014.  The Winter editions have taken place in Innsbruck in 2012, Lillehammer in 2016 and will be hosted in Olympic Capital Lausanne, Switzerland in 2020.


     

  4. 41 minutes ago, anthonyliberatori said:

    Yes, I am sorry, I meant the Southeast Asian Games. 

    Of the three you listed, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia, assuming the big cities of Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, and Jakarta are the chosen host city bids from those countries, which do you think could put on the best Olympics?

    all of them have equal possibility.

    Thailand is one of sport power house in the region but lack of major multi sport events experience. They last time hosted Asian Games in 1998. They may have to build or revamp a number of venues to meet Olympic criteria.

    Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur) hosted Commonwealth Games in 1998 and last year Southeast Asian Games. They could reuse all the venues and build temporary venues to meet Olympic Games criteria. They plan to bid as the Commonwealth Games 2022 but lack of government support. Rumor said they plan to bid for the 2026 edition instead.

    Indonesia (Jakarta) will host the up coming Asian Games this year. They could reuse all the venues and build temporary venues to meet Olympic criteria.

    However, I think the fastest Southeast Asia region could have strong bid is not near future, at least they could try to bid 2036 or 2040 edition, but perhaps it may need to face huge contender such Shanghai and India which plan to bid Olympic Games as well.

  5. 11 hours ago, anthonyliberatori said:

    I know Kuala Lumpur  bid and lost for the 2008 Games to Beijing, but why have they given up hope? With the impressive Asian Games hosting, they were left with a good deal of modern venues. I wonder if we could hope to see a Malaysian bid sometime for 2032 or later. 

    I don't remember that KL hosted Asian Games before.

    I guess you referred to the latest Southeast Asian Games which was KL hosted last year. And I hope either Malaysia or Indonesia or Thailand could bid sometime in the future and bring Olympic to Southeast Asia region.

  6. On 10/20/2017 at 3:27 AM, baron-pierreIV said:

    Question to the crowd: does attaching the Paralympics to the regular Games help or hinder the OGs as we see them today?  I think they are an extra burden to host cities.  If the IOC is to streamline itself, it should just cut away from the Paralympics.  

    Thoughts?   

    I couldn't agree more with the idea.. the current host city mostly treated PG as second priority. They poured all the resources and funds to OG then PG (as they didn't have choice, their main aim was OG but they should still do PG).

    Let IPC find their own host city that will pour wholeheartedly to stage PG. SO could find their host, I think IPC will also able to find their own host.

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  7. 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

  8. 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

     

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