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  1. Some interesting comments on this thread Firstly the airport had over 16million passengers in 2019 and as a visitor on business, I have never experienced any delays. There were already proposals for a new Terminal3. The missing infrastructure is connections to the city, but a metro expansion would make a huge difference. As one of the Top25 most visited cities in the world, I imagine that Budapest could handle an influx of visitors. As for venues, the city is hosting the World Athletics Championship in 2023 with a new 40,000 seater .. this is the same capacity as being touted for oth
  2. There were some discussion about a joint bid in 2017 building on the Olympic Agenda 2020 allowing co-hosting. It seems unlikely that the Poles would be in favour as the referedum for Krakow 2022 rejected the proposal by almost 70%, though less than 36% voted. The bid was to include Jasna in Slovakia for the Alpine events, though Zakopane 2006 was completely within Poland. If this is a non-starter for the Poles, what about the Czechs? They've already dipped their toes in the water with Prague 2016. So might it be possible to look at the other games. So how about a Prague 2030/2034
  3. There has been some romantic suggestions that one day Sarajevo could host the Winter Olympics again. With the idea about maybe bring back the games to the former Yugoslav countries, how about possibly hosting the games in Slovenia with Ljubljana as the anchor? Ljubljana is the capital city so of course has a number of facilities beyond its size with a population just under 300,000 people with the second city Maribor 132km away and the country's third city Celje, in between. The natural geography of Slovenia makes itself suitable for winter sports with Kranjska Gora and the Maribor Po
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  5. The argument for Vancouver would be like this - IMO 1. Most of the facilities used previously that would be reused again would in 2030 need only minor upgrades - add another 12-30 years and we are talking major upgrades or new builds 2. Money has already been set aside for some of the community centres that could be used - they are likely to be built whether a bid happened or not, but a Games could allow for better facilities that might otherwise be built (hence public support?) 3. The big social issue in Vancouver is affordable housing/social housing - building a village for 30
  6. and the 1948 Summer Olympics went to London which was not exactly a neutral country in WW2
  7. A United States bid where they are holding the Summer Games two years earlier ... apparently SLC don't think they match up against the likes of Sapporo https://www.foxnews.com/sports/salt-lake-city-eyes-2034-olympics-after-sapporo-bid-for-2030
  8. How about Vancouver 2030? Unlike Calgary, there appears to be a little more support in BC, with maybe 60% in favour of making a bid - 2010 did make money despite what people think with the ex-VANOC CEO pushing the idea ... and a new Olympic village could assist in dealing with the No1 issue of housing affordability and homelessness. BC Place has been modernised into a world class venue since 2010 and a number of the venues such as GM Place (Ice Hockey1), the Pacific Coliseum (Figure Skating) and the Thunderbird Sports Centre (Hockey2) could be easily used again. Whilst the use of the
  9. It is such a disappointment that we don't look like seeing Munich 2030. An international city with direct international connections to five continents, with all the venues already in place bar an extra coat of paint and meeting the minimum capacity requirements without the need to add a single seat Ceremonies - Olympic Stadium Bobsleigh/Luge - Schonau am Kongisee Speed Skating - Max Aider Arena, Inzell Cross Country/Biathalon - Ruhpolding Skiing/Ski Jumping - Garmisch Partenkirchen Figure Skating - Olympiahalle Ice Hockey Main - SAP Arena Ice Hockey
  10. Do members of the forum actually think this is an option that the IOC might seriously considered if officially put forward? 13 cities with an approximate distances of a maximum 160km between the furthest edges, excluding Kiel. There are 16 existing stadiums of 30,000 seats, 24 large sports halls so 80%+ venues are already in place. The one missing component is the ever problematic Olympic Stadium - a potential remedy will be 1FC Koln. The Rhein Energy Stadium with a capacity of 50,000 seats is deemed too small. They want to expand to 75,000 seats. There are a number of issues w
  11. It does not seem to stop people saying SLC 2030 is the favourite having just had LA 2028 I'm not sure the IOC can be that picky
  12. I think if Madrid enter the games they represent a severe threat to the current front runner. Facing facts were are talking about the 3rd largest city vs. a capital city and soon to be 2nd largest in the EU. Dust off the 2012/2016/2020 bids there is a low risk bid for the IOC with no white elephants but lacking one venue - the Olympic stadium .... ... how about a temporary expansion of the Estadio de Vallhermoso, an existing 12,000 seat venue with temporary stands up to 60,000 seats currently hosting the Meeting de Athletismo Madrid?
  13. I think Madrid might be a case of 5th time lucky .... if there is the money available there are definitely the venues ... and even the issue of the athletics stadium might be resolved by a temporary expansion of Vallehermoso stadium from 12,000 to 60,000 with temporary seating rather than host the athletics in Barcelona or Sevilla
  14. and of course in 1998, SLC almost went out in R1 and had to win a run off with Aosta After that, the assistance of a few brown envelopes aided the closeness with Nagano They learnt their lesson in 2002 ... bigger brown envelopes from the start
  15. For Lillehammer to add those additional sports would be minimal ... Kanthaugen hosted freestyle skiing and half-pipe, and Hafjell the slopestyle in 2016, the curling already has a purpose built arena and there is likely to be enough capacity to host additional women's hockey games A games encompassing the true spirit of the games vs a games forever tainted by bribery ... clearly an easy call
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