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Everything posted by iceman530

  1. yeah I dont think they care if it hosts a fourth time. They're already griping enough about the newest High Speed Rail. Its hitting California HSR boondoggle levels. Theyll happily recycle London with a smile on their face
  2. Dude Barcelona is a disaster, I only half gest buy Lviv almost has a better shot than Barcelona........almost. (yes, I recognize the humor)
  3. Not to thread jack but to fix that problem, picking istanbul would check off both the Europe and the Asia check box. That said, London would be the runaway favorite if it decided to go for it I would think
  4. Love it, would be happy to see it again. Except hopefully they get that 3.5 hour airport customs and immigration thing figured out next time around.
  5. Well.......might as well put this thing to use now that there's some traction to it. Id say beyond the rest of the pack, this actually could be the most favored candidate now? Authoritarian leader who isnt quiiiiite putin, but will do all he can to throw out the red carpet for the IOC. Maybe between Budapest and Istanbul now?
  6. Interesting.......so basically the Michelob Ultra version of a Russia bid. Which.......the IOC will find appealing. And frankly with the rest of the pack (the basket of deplorables: India, Indonesia, Qatar, Russia, Egypt) ..........I'd say its between Budapest and Istanbul right now
  7. it has an unofficial poll, which it seems they are going to run with, lol. I selfishly hope this is all they need to secure this, because I want a Sapporo 2030 bid :p .
  8. was the most recent defeat an Orban referendum? Not being snide, legitimately curious. I agree that Orban could become a new appealing partner as stated above, a Putin Mini-Me. He has all the authoritarian tendencies that the IOC loves without going completely off the deep end apparently. Could Budapest pull it off?
  9. seriously........ not a great look. That and this is dead by referendum anyways, per previous attempts
  10. Yeah this ship sailed in January. Was a lesson learned for me. Full speed ahead for Sapporo and SLC double
  11. Expedite it and pound it through. I know this is cheap, but I really want this bid to happen, lol.
  12. I like the upside of this bed. It would really show the IOC is open to more versatility and rationality in the bidding process. Hopefully they consider it.
  13. Thats really the angle we are just gonna have to look at if this thing has any survivability. Realistically, this is only going to be a Zaragoza, Jaca, Andorra bid. Can that work? Looking at the Real Zaragoza's La Romareda Stadium, its at 33,600. That could probably work for the opening/closing ceremony. But what else is there? Does the region have the carrying capacity to take other projects on?
  14. Well it might not seem like it but these guys lucked out with the timing of the Olympics. COVID in China is ratcheting up right now, and mass lockdowns are occurring in Shanghai and other Chinese cities.
  15. Well at least we will have something decisive here one way or the other, as bad as this bid is. My guess is it dies today.
  16. USA's qualification for the elimination rounds is hilariously low. They have us finishing dead last. That is absolutely hilarious. The only team that scares me in the group is England. Im not saying its a sure thing that we advance, but jesus, at those odds, Im willing to throw 200 at it. The English are absolutely stoked on the draw......they couldn't be happier. They're a good team, but the pressure is literally all on them now. They have a mentally strong side and are very quick. They wont be slouches, but the US are good for a surprise result there to give them some humble pie, I know that. Iran is boring, but disciplined. That one feels 0-0 all the way through the last team is gonna be Ukraine, it just feels like it will be. That one scares me. It is damn near impossible to beat teams like Ukraine when they have circumstances like they are facing right now.
  17. 2030 probably not... Things are already in motion in that regard. But......with global warming and climate change, I would absolutely not laugh at the prospect of an anchorage games in a couple decades (2040s-2050s). It could very well be the most realistic prospect the US has if it continues to warm drastically.
  18. How does the old airport location look as a place to stuff a bunch of the venues? From what I remember, I think they could fit a LOT of stuff there comfortably, if they need to build something.
  19. Caveat* if it was in Pyrenees france, it would be one thing. If it is all the way in the French Alps, thats something else
  20. This bid needs to figure out something with that slide track. Having it way the hell over in France is pretty obscene. I get that being spread out is no longer scary, but there has to be something within reason there.
  21. with the disappointing news of Madrid biting the dust, the field remains Istanbul, Qatar, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and RuSSia. I know its early days, but out of that "basket of deplorables", Istanbul is looking pretty dang good..... Its a long way out but.........man. If a UK bid without a track stadium is the best we can do, thats not gonna cut the mustard. Will see who else can come out of the woodwork.......Canada? Independent Scotland? 100 year germany centenial? Frankly, that one is looking less and less scary now. Point being, Istanbul as things currently stands looks like the least turd sandwichy of the bunch.
  22. This was my favorite summer bid.......what a disappointment this is. Especially since the 2030 effort looks incredibly uncoordinated.
  23. Sooooo Spain is getting neither summer or winter that means.
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