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Zhou Jiaming

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  1. 15 hours ago, stryker said:

    2030 goes to SLC if they want it. Forget Sapporo after the financial disaster that Tokyo is shaping up to be. In terms of a SLB being  a case of pressing the panic button, it's far from it. In fact, the likes of Salt Lake City or a possible Vancouver bid are exactly what the IOC needs. Safe bids that don't require a lot of spending. I can only see a credible bid from western Europe being the only legitimate competition. The problem is where does that bid come from? France and Italy are out. The IOC burned all its bridges with Norway after the Oslo fiasco in the 2022 race, the IOC did itself no favors with the recent spat with Germany over the 2032 race, and can any bid survive a public referendum in Sweden, Switzerland, or Austria? The Barcelona bid seems to crop up every once in a while, but it's not exactly financially or logistically feasible. Forget the likes of Almaty (unless there are no other bidders) either. Add it all up and it's Salt Lake's for the taking. 

    Oh, of course! By 2023, the Salt Lake City Winter Olympics Bidding Committee delegation is about to arrive in Mumbai to participate!

  2. 10 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

    Salt Lake City would love to bid for 2030, but that might not work out so well for the USOPC which has LA 2028 just 18 months prior.  Better strategy for them is to have Salt Lake bid for the 2034 Olympics.  But we'll see what happens with the IOC and if they need to beg for bid cities consider a general lack of interest and the prospect that Sapporo is probably going to take a hard pass depending on what happens with Tokyo this summer.


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