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  1. And if Los Angeles does held the Pan American Games in 2027, it would have the same scenario as Seoul in South Korea. In this case, Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games; two years prior to their hosting of the 1988 Olympics. It acted as a test event to the Olympics, as the venues and facilities that would be used in the 1988 Games, were also used during the Asiad.
  2. Looked like an April Fools Joke from Gamesbids, but that would be a great idea or concept when it comes to the IOC's new bidding procedures. Just like the IOC double awarding both 2024 and 2028 to Paris and Los Angeles respectively, that would do the same to both the Winter Olympics in 2030 and 2034, so does the Summer Olympics in both 2032 and 2036. That scenario would give an elected host city more time with the period of 11 years (within 12-15 years if given 2036 Games) to prepare sports venues and accommodation facilities for athletes, officials, and spectators, as well as completing transportation infrastructure projects in time for the games, just as Los Angeles does in time for 2028. In addition, during the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021, the Parade of Nations will see for the first time that the countries that will host the next two Olympic Games, France and the United States, will march before hosts Japan enters last. What if that happened again in future Summer or Winter Games? Imagine if that happens in the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 with the hosts of 2030 (Japan, Spain, or the United States) marching third to last, followed by Italy, hosts of the 2026 Games, being second to last to enter the "Bird's Nest" Stadium before hosts China entered last. Do the same again for Paris 2024 with the host country of 2032 entering the Stade de France third to last, while Team USA being the penultimate nation to march into the stadium before the hosts France.
  3. Surprisingly, 2021 will be 125 years after the first Modern Olympic Games held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. A 125th anniversary is commemorated in term, as a Quasquicentennial. The term is broken down as quasqui-, meaning "and a quarter", and centennial, which is 100 years. "Quasqui is a contraction from quadrans "a quarter" plus the clitic conjunction -que, which means "and". That term was coined by Funk and Wagnalls editor Robert L. Chapman in 1961. It would have followed suit from Atlanta in 1996, branded itself as the "Centennial Olympic Games", and the Tokyo Games in 2021 would have referred as the "Quasquicentennial Olympic Games". By coincidence, Athens will set to stage the 2021 IOC Session, and the Presidential vote will be the leading item on the agenda during the meeting. In addition, 2021 will mark the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, which was celebrated as Greece's Independence Day.
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