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  1. If Beijing China host 2022 Winter Games then it will be another Sochi Russia which will mean make Europe not likely to bid for the 2030 Winter Games and will also the IOC will be pushing Calgary Canada to bid for the 2030 they know they can put on an Conservative Games and looks like we will be seeing an back to back winter games in North America too.

    I am not against the Chinese people, but they are going to get the same treatment from Beijing 2008, if it wins 2022. In other words, rob the poor and vulnerable to feed the corrupt CCP rich and officials. 2008 was a vanity project just for a select few of CCP cronies. Like I said before, I would not be surprised that some Chinese that were volunteers for Beijing 2008 was either in "house arrest", silenced, or even worse. Never mind that a few venues for Beijing 2008 is now abandoned and left to rot. And, to top everything about Beijing 2008, to have the world see that "Hitler salute" by brainwashed children during the Chinese national anthem sequence reminds me too much of Berlin 1936.

    Since I am currently living in Calgary, I would love to have the city host the Winter Olympics again. Like the decision to give the 2020 Summer Olympics to Tokyo, Calgary for 2026 could potentially be a stable choice for the IOC and to counteract any possible negative outlooks from 2022. However, the one issue I have about a possible Calgary bid will be the Olympic village for the athletes. Otherwise, with a few upgrades on some venues, the idea would work. Well, I wouldn't be surprised, if Salt Lake City would try to come up with a bid, too.

  2. Well, this situation could result of the USA hosting both 2024 Summer and 2026 Winter, like the way that the 1980 Winter and 1984 Summer bids were made. Besides, it is American greenbacks that the IOC wants badly, to save their skins. In other words, like 1980 Winter and 1984 Summer, the IOC needs a "bailout" again from American taxpayers. I think the majority of Americans are not going to like that at all.

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  3. Uuggghhhh, another city drops out. Looks like Sochi made the Olympics look like its very expensive to host. I hope Almaty gets it. 3 games in a row in Asia. No Asian city has any hopes of winning 2024 or 2026. We won't see an Olympics in Asia for a long time.

    I think that Almaty has got these Winter Olympics in the bag now. I do not like the idea of Beijing hosting another Games, due to that the 2008 one was just a "prize" for the Chinese Communist Party. How many white elephants are there, from those 2008 Games? The Olympic Games are not the BIE's World's Fair. According to BIE rules, once a World's Fair is done, the area must not leave any trace of what transpired there. In other words, almost everything that was built for the Fair must be destroyed. That, to me, is a big waste of time, energy, space, and money for any city. The IOC better not follow the BIE's ways.

  4. 20 might not be a stretch. 12 new events were added for Sochi, Canada won 2 of those events at the last WC for each event.

    But almost everything has to go right.

    I have to agree. A massive 22-year run of Olympic Winter Games successes is a major accomplishment for Canada so far. It could get interesting, if Canada can outperform the 14-gold medal run at Vancouver 2010 with another world-breaking record of gold medals to be won at Sochi 2014.

  5. By the way, does anyone know what is going on at the Wikipedia entry about Sochi 2014? Someone keeps on claiming (without concrete evidence) that the motto of those upcoming Games has changed. However, the "new motto" seems more like a satire of a James Bond movie (and a bit of a subtle threat) than an actual motto. Yet, this person continues to change it to its "present" form, not the "Gateway to the Future" motto.

  6. Just remembered a piece of news, regarding and off-topic remark by a certain ophthalmologist from UBC from either CBC or CTV, during London 2012. VANOC and the COC sure knows him well because he was "public enemy #1." Yep, still calls Vancouver 2010 "the biggest mistake Canada has taken so far." 2 years after it is all over and he is still shooting his mouth about he is "anti-Olympic" and so forth.

    Anyway, rumors has it that he may join forces with BnC, and other like groups, to protest at Toronto 2015 Pan American Games and the 2015 Women's World Cup venues. Just rumors, nothing more. Like, doesn't he have thesis papers and course teachings in UBC's faculty of medicine's ophthalmology department to worry about MORE than protesting at these events? I wonder how the UBC views this guy now.

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  7. Final medal results for the following events on August 11.

    Men's 50km Race Walk:

    - GOLD: Sergey Kirdyapkin (Russia) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Jared Tallent (Australia) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: SI Tianfeng (China) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-50km-walk/phase=atm095100/index.html

    Women's 20km Race Walk:

    - GOLD: Elena Lashmanova (Russia) (World Record)

    - SILVER: Olga Kaniskina (Russia) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: QIEYANG Shenjie (China) (Area Record)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-20km-walk/phase=atw092100/index.html

    Women's High Jump:

    - GOLD: Anna Chicherova (Russia)

    - SILVER: Brigetta Barrett (United States) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Svetlana Shkolina (Russia) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-high-jump/phase=atw071100/index.html

    Men's Javelin Throw:

    - GOLD: Keshorn Walcott (Trinidad and Tobago) (National Record)

    - SILVER: Oleksandr Pyatnytsya (Ukraine)

    - BRONZE: Antti Ruuskanen (Finland)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-javelin-throw/phase=atm053100/index.html

    Men's 5,000m:

    - GOLD: Mohamed Farah (GREAT BRITAIN)

    - SILVER: Dejen Gebremeskel (Ethiopia)

    - BRONZE: Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (Kenya)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-5000m/phase=atm050100/index.html

    Women's 800m:

    - GOLD: Mariya Savinova (Russia) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Caster Semenya (South Africa) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Ekaterina Poistogova (Russia) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-800m/phase=atw008100/index.html

    Women's 4 x 400m Relay:

    - GOLD: United States (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Russia (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Jamaica (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-4x400m-relay/phase=atw404100/index.html

    Men's 4 x 100m Relay:

    - GOLD: Jamaica (World Record)

    - SILVER: United States (National Record)

    - BRONZE: Trinidad and Tobago

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-4x100m-relay/phase=atm401100/index.html

  8. August 11 is Olympic final day for the rest of the track and field events, save one for the final day tomorrow. They are:

    - Men's 50km Race Walk;

    - Women's 20km Race Walk;

    - Women's High Jump;

    - Men's Javelin Throw;

    - Men's 5,000m;

    - Women's 800m;

    - Women's 4 x 400m Relay; and,

    - Men's 4 x 100m Relay.

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/schedule-and-results/day=11-august/all-day.html


  9. Final medal results for the following events on August 10.

    Men's Pole Vault:

    - GOLD: Renaud Lavillenie (France) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Bjorn Otto (Germany)

    - BRONZE: Raphael Holzdeppe (Germany) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-pole-vault/phase=atm072100/index.html

    Women's Hammer Throw:

    - GOLD: Tatyana Lysenko (Russia)

    - SILVER: Anita Wlodarczyk (Poland)

    - BRONZE: Betty Heidler (Germany)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-hammer-throw/phase=atw054100/index.html

    Women's 5,000m:

    - GOLD: Merseret Defar (Ethiopia)

    - SILVER: Vivian Jepkemoi Cheruiyot (Kenya)

    - BRONZE: Tirunesh Dibaba (Ethiopia)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-5000m/phase=atw050100/index.html

    Women's 4 x 100m Relay:

    - GOLD: United States (World Record)

    - SILVER: Jamaica (National Record)

    - BRONZE: Ukraine (National Record)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-4x100m-relay/phase=atw401100/index.html

    Women's 1,500m:

    - GOLD: Asli Cakir Alptekin (Turkey)

    - SILVER: Gamze Bulut (Turkey)

    - BRONZE: Maryam Yusuf Jamal (Bahrain)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-1500m/phase=atw015100/index.html

    Men's 4 x 400m Relay:

    - GOLD: Bahamas (National Record)

    - SILVER: United States (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Trinidad and Tobago (National Record)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-4x400m-relay/phase=atm404100/index.html

  10. Final medal results for the following events on August 9.

    Men's Decathlon:

    - GOLD: Ashton Eaton (United States)

    - SILVER: Trey Hardee (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Leonel Suarez (Cuba) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-decathlon/phase=atm900j00/index.html

    Men's Triple Jump:

    - GOLD: Christian Taylor (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Will Claye (United States)

    - BRONZE: Fabrizio Donato (Italy)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-triple-jump/phase=atm062100/index.html

    Men's 800m:

    - GOLD: David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) (World Record)

    - SILVER: Nijel Amos (Botswana) (National Record)

    - BRONZE: Timothy Kitum (Kenya) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-800m/phase=atm008100/index.html

    Men's 200m:

    - GOLD: Usain Bolt (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Yohan Blake (Jamaica) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Warren Weir (Jamaica) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-200m/index.html?v=20120810-013814419

    Note: A clean sweep!

    Women's Javelin Throw:

    - GOLD: Barbora Spotakova (Czech Republic) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Christina Obergfoll (Germany)

    - BRONZE: Linda Stahl (Germany) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-javelin-throw/phase=atw053100/index.html

  11. Final medal results for the following events on August 8.

    Men's 110m Hurdles:

    - GOLD: Aries Merritt (United States) (Personal Best)

    - SILVER: Jason Richardson (United States)

    - BRONZE: Hansle Parchment (Jamaica) (National Record)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-110m-hurdles/phase=atm012100/index.html

    Women's Long Jump:

    - GOLD: Brittney Reese (United States)

    - SILVER: Elena Sokolova (Russia) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Janay Deloach (United States)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-long-jump/phase=atw061100/index.html

    Women's 400m Hurdles:

    - GOLD: Natalya Antyukh (Russia) (Personal Best)

    - SILVER: Lashinda Demus (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Zuzana Hejnova (Czech Republic) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-400m-hurdles/phase=atw044100/index.html

    Women's 200m:

    - GOLD: Allyson Felix (United States)

    - SILVER: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce (Jamaica) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Carmelita Jeter (United States)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-200m/phase=atw002100/index.html

  12. Final medal results for the following events on August 7.

    Men's High Jump:

    - GOLD: Ivan Ukhov (Russia)

    - SILVER: Erik Kynard (United States)

    - BRONZE 1: Mutaz Essa Barshim (Qatar)

    - BRONZE 2: Derek Drouin (Canada)

    - BRONZE 3: Robert Grabarz (GREAT BRITAIN)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-high-jump/index.html?v=20120808-012858287

    Women's 100m Hurdles:

    - GOLD: Sally Pearson (Australia) (Olympic Record)

    - SILVER: Dawn Harper (United States) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Kellie Wells (United States) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-100m-hurdles/phase=atw011100/index.html

    Men's Discus Throw:

    - GOLD: Robert Harting (Germany)

    - SILVER: Ehsan Hadadi (Iran)

    - BRONZE: Gerd Kanter (Estonia) (Seasonal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-discus-throw/phase=atm052100/index.html

    Men's 1,500m:

    - GOLD: Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria)

    - SILVER: Leonel Manzano (United States) (Seasonal Best)

    - BRONZE: Abdalaati Iguider (Morocco)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-1500m/phase=atm015100/index.html

  13. Final medal results for the following events for August 6.

    Women's Shot Put:

    - GOLD: Nadzeya Ostapchuk (Belarus)

    - SILVER: Valerie Adams (New Zealand)

    - BRONZE: Evgeniia Kolodko (Russia) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-shot-put/phase=atw051100/index.html

    Women's Pole Vault:

    - GOLD: Jennifer Suhr (United States)

    - SILVER: Yarisley Silva (Cuba) (Equalled National Record)

    - BRONZE: Elena Isinbaeva (Russia)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-pole-vault/phase=atw072100/index.html

    Men's 400m Hurdles:

    - GOLD: Felix Sanchez (Dominican Republic) (Seasonal Best)

    - SILVER: Michael Tinsley (United States) (Personal Best)

    - BRONZE: Javier Culson (Puerto Rico)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-400m-hurdles/phase=atm044100/index.html

    Women's 3,000m Steeplechase:

    - GOLD: Yuliya Zaripova (Russia) (Personal Best)

    - SILVER: Habiba Ghribi (Tunisia) (National Record)

    - BRONZE: Sofia Assefa (Ethiopia)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/women-3km-steeplechase/phase=atw033100/index.html

    Men's 400m:

    - GOLD: Kirani James (Grenada) (National Record)

    - SILVER: Luguelin Santos (Dominican Republic)

    - BRONZE: Lalonde Gordon (Trinidad and Tobago) (Personal Best)

    Link: http://www.london2012.com/athletics/event/men-400m/phase=atm004100/index.html

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