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spiele last won the day on March 20

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  1. Its lip service . They should work with what they've got - or work on their PR.
  2. Birmingham should cut them loose. Such arrogance on the part of the CGF - they deserve this humiliating death.
  3. As much as it pains me as a Melburnian to admit, it would be foolish to rule out Sydney as an option in the coming decades. Only a few years ago the idea of another LA Olympics so soon after 1984 would have been unbelievable. Who knows - Sydney 2032? Admittedly however much of these stadia reconfigurations are NOT Olympic friendly at all. Brisbane has the weather, Melbourne has the infrastructure. If Melbourne can convince an early October Olympics -it might just happen. September is not cold but might be too cool.
  4. Actually this move will make it harder for Sydney to bid reasonably for a second Olympics as the 'new' Olympic Stadium is proposed to be tightly rectangular - a far more costly retrofit than the existing stadium which could just be reconfigured to its 2000 form by removing the two ends (which were added in 2002). Also should be noted many of the venues used around the Darling Harbour Olympic Zone have been demolished in the past few years (Convention Centre, Entertainment Centre, Exhibition Centre...) All this aside - Sydney's Olympic Park is looking great and is thriving - soon it will be connected to the Parramatta LRT network.
  5. The announcement has drawn huge criticism in NSW and has reignited debate on the legacy of the 2000 Olympics. The announcement has drawn huge backlash on the wastefulness of the state government.
  6. Sydney's 2000 Olympic Stadium will be demolished. IMO a very sad loss and premature. Both of Australia's Olympic Stadium will now be lost (as the Melbourne's Olympic Stadium has been fully rebuilt since 1956). With the loss of the Georgia Dome and Tokyo Olympic Stadium, do we know of any other former Olympic venues that have numbered days? http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-11-23/olympic-and-sydney-football-stadiums-demolished-and-rebuilt/9182798
  7. LA 2028 Ceremonies

    Maybe a giant tarpit (a la Athens meets La Brea) in the middle of the Coliseum and all athletes march into the bubbling black pit never to return. Sounds intense, but hear me out: It's Authentic: an iconic Los Angeles experience. It's creates a Legacy: "LA2028 Memorial Museum contains the remains of thousands of the world's athletes who perished that night in 2028." Supports the Olympic Movement: It boosts the appeal of the Olympics for 2032 candidate cities by cutting the number of athletes they need to organise for by two thirds.
  8. Beijing 2022

  9. *I truly hope LA does NOT put the ceremonies in the new stadium at Hollywood Park....
  10. The only city. Tokyo will utilise a rebuilt Olympic Stadium. While Athens and London reused existing previous stadiums for other sports, only Los Angeles can boast the same stadium for track and field for possibly three Olympics. I truly hope LA does put the ceremonies in the new stadium at Hollywood Park - even if it means a less high tech ceremony can be staged at the Coliseum. The heritage value of the event is too much to ignore, and the disconnect in Rio made me feel there was a lack of 'spirit' to the occasion having the ceremonies in a football stadium.
  11. Adelaide? lol. Did you mean Brisbane? Adelaide is like proposing Milwaukee or Nashville.
  12. Given the intensity of iconic options possible - it wouldn't surprise me if LA did a London and gathered a diverse bunch of young Angelenos to light the cauldron (perhaps in an SLC 2002 kind of way if they use the 1932 cauldron). Would also fit the LA narrative of urban regeneration and hope .
  13. Yeah - sadly not going to happen due to aforementioned organisational issues. The idea of a new frontier in 2032 does seem enticing. Remember, by 2028 we would have had three consecutive former hosts staging the Games in a row. By then, we will be in a different era - Sochi and Rio possibly a distant memory, and the desire for an exotic host will be back. That said, I don't necessarily think India is the right place. Shame that South Africa stuffed up Durban. The Commonwealth Games might be a minor event compared to the Olympics, but I firmly believe the IOC uses it as a good yard stick for a city's organisational capability. So ruling out South Africa and India in 2032, who else? Bangkok? Kuala Lumpur? Madrid (40 years out from Barcelona - might this finally be Madrid's year?). Wouldn't surprise me if Russia and China heap a city onto 2032 also.
  14. Bach should watch his words - he can be quite passive aggressive. 11 years is a long time - there is still a possibility of LA going politically cold on the Olympics idea and during a Denver-Durban.
  15. Movies set in Olympic Cities

    My comment was directed at Baron, not you.