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  1. hay guardian have you ever been to new zealand?

    cos you seem to have no dout that nz can host a games!

    No, but I would like to try. I just don't have the finances right now. Oh, BTW, the Austrian ski teams train in NZ at the Southern Hemisphere's winter season. If the Austrians are satisfied with skiing there (and they are powerhouses for sure), then why not NZ and the Winter Olympics? There's nothing wrong with artificial snow at all. Calgary did that for the 1988 Winter Olympics.

  2. I think NZ at the moment would not be a feasible place for the summer or winter games (someone earlier saying how the NZ government stated that a SOG would bankrupt the country?).

    But in 2036, 40, 44, when an Australian city is bidding (with a good chance of success),  by that time NZ will probably be much more developed, and be able to put in a strong bid from Auckland, to host a SOG.

    So far as the WOG are concerned, again in the future (20 years) it is a possibility.

    Well, the NZOC is studying the possibilities of hosting either Games for now. I think it has a chance to host the OWG more than the Summer Games at this time.

  3. If we were ever to host an Olympics here in NZ, there would be *so so much* work neede to be done. There are virtually no venues I can think of (except a planned indoor arena) in Auckland which would be up to Olympic standard. Also, the transport here is terrible. Totally unreliable overground rail service, no underground/subway, and terrible roads. Maybe hosting a successful Commonwealth games, or other world championships may improve our chances.

    And I don't think that a Winter Games would be realistically feasible either. There are not really any major cities near mountains, and although the games would probably be very picturesque. Everything else may not.

    However the one major thing in our favour is the successful hosting of 2 America's Cups' and turning them into a huge event.

    Andrew in a hot NZ

    So? Calgary had to build all, but one facility, from scratch. This is coming from a country that "specializes" in winter sports, especially ice hockey and curling.

    In other words, it is possible for NZ to host the Winter Olympics in the future.

  4. Rjmac, I want NZ to get a shot of bidding, never mind hosting, an Olympic Games. It is, in my POV, the ISFs that are getting in the way of that dream for the country. If those ISFs gives New Zealand a World Cup, or such big event, to the country in some sports, then it will get noticed in "international sporting circles."

    Sure, NZ did a great job in hosting the 3 Commonwealth Games so far. So, it deserves to transcend itself from that to go for bigger fish to catch.

  5. it would be so great if nz could host a olympic games winter or summer. but the games would bankrup our nation nz just would not have the money and our population isnt big auckland has only 1.2m and nz has a total population of 4m

    Well, Norway has only about 5 million people and it hosted 2 Winter Olympics already, with thoughts about wanting a third one.

    So, you say that Auckland has a population of about 1.2 million, right? What about Barcelona? It had about 1.6 million at the time it hosted the 1992 Olympic Games and it was successful.

    Oh, by the way, welcome to the forums, nzolympic.

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