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  1. This does give us a reason to build a new stadium that can be used as the centre piece for a 2028 Olympics as the article stated. I imagine those groups who previously tried to secure an NFL team a couple years ago would go at it again if stadium plans begin. It's all speculation now.
  2. I'm shocked that a joint 3-way bid is actually going to happen. I'm having conflicting feelings on this. On one side, I'm thinking I would rather be greedy and bid solo with a chance to host it by ourselves. But on the other hand, I have a feeling that FIFA would award this 3-way bid which atleast would give Canada a hosting gig and possibly a brand new stadium. Logistics may be challenging. I'd love to see their plan on that.
  3. I hope the investments in Swimming and Athletics increase after the performance at these games. This is where the bulk of the medals are. Penny Oleksiak and Andre de Grasse will be gold medal favourites come time for Tokyo 2020. And the great thing is they're so young and have lots of years ahead of them. Hopefully the male swimmers will fully develop and medal the next games.
  4. I think Canada gets 2 medals tomorrow and we beat our highest medal total from 1996.
  5. Why haven't the Japanese been dq'd as well? They clearly stepped on the line.
  6. Just estimating how many more medals we should probably win and I'm thinking we tie the record medal count of 22 the country achieved in Atlanta
  7. What do you guys think of De Grasse's chances for a medal in the 200m now? He's definitely a darkhorse
  8. I'm so happy DeGrasse medaled in the 100m. God its been so long since Canada won a medal in this event.
  9. A new Canadian Olympic star is born. I never expected Canada to do so well in the pool. All these medals are bonus as no one predicted us to medal in the pool. Canada should surpass its medal total from London, or dare I say surpass Atlanta 1996 (22 medals). Faster, your probably the best person to ask this. How many legitimate medal chances are left?
  10. I find it unrealistic the feds financially back both a Calgary 2026 Olympics and Canada 2026 World Cup. We're going to have to pick one to bid for. I can't wait to see how this unfolds.
  11. How serious is a Toronto Winter Olympics? It really does seem like an odd ball move and an uphill battle. Let's just wait for 2028.
  12. It would have been exciting to see Toronto enter the race but no one can fault John Tory for saying No at this time considering the tight time constraints. Had city council continued the study in 2014 instead of voting it down it would have been a different story now. Considering the city went through all this the past couple months, we can safely assume Toronto will be back for 2028.
  13. Let's see how Los Angeles pans out. I still don't think they'll win but you never know. If LA comes back for 2028 they'll probably be considered the front runners as its due to come back to North America and they bid for 2024. Toronto will be a not too far second
  14. A source to the Toronto Star is saying the answer will be a no.
  15. Don Peat ‏@reporterdonpeat 17m17 minutes ago John Tory announcement on Sunday? "Mayor Tory will make an announcement at Toronto City Hall's 50th anniversary celebration" #TOpoli Let's see if this is true. Coming for a SunMedia reporter
  16. http://globalnews.ca/video/2198187/olympic-bid-talks-continue-with-no-firm-decision-in-sight
  17. Leaked emails via the noto2024 website. Richardson and Tory have been accepting resumes for the bid committee team since august. NoTO2024.ca ‏@NoTO2024 Sep 9 If there "is no bid team", why is @JohnTory sending resumes to @bobredelmn? Details: http://www.noto2024.ca/blog #topoli
  18. Liberals would partner with Toronto on Olympics: Justin Trudeau http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/09/09/liberals-would-partner-with-toronto-on-olympics-justin-trudeau.html
  19. Aubut confirms commitment to Toronto. The COC is pursuing a Summer Olympics and won't allow a Calgary or Quebec City Winter Olympic bid interfere. http://www.torontosun.com/2015/09/08/questions-linger-as-clock-ticks-down-on-toronto-2024-olympic-bid TORONTO SHOULD HAVE SPOTLIGHT ALONE Should Toronto decide to bid for the 2024 Summer Games, Marcel Aubut says other Canadian cities interested in hosting a Winter Olympic Games should take a step back for the greater good. Both Quebec City and Calgary are rumoured to be considering bids for 2026. “It’s not possible anymore to have two cities bidding — one for summer and one for winter,” the Canadian Olympic Committee president said Tuesday. “This is just impossible. This is crazy. We have to get 100% focus on one. Not only the organizing committee, or the bid committee, but everybody in the country should be focused on one.” If Canada splits time, energy and resources by going after two Olympic Games, Aubut warns it risks losing out on both. “You don’t beat them with two cities — one in winter and one in summer trying to get the best of all of it,” he said. “You will never get anything ... It’s not only Toronto but it’s Canada, bidding for getting the Summer Games. We’ve had two Winter (Games) before. It’s time for the east part of the country and time for Toronto and time for summer sport.” Montreal is the last Canadian city to host a Summer Olympics in 1976. Canada hosted the Winter Olympics in Calgary (1988) and Vancouver (2010.
  20. The Jays come to mind as permanent tenants of the new stadium. It's well known they want a new home, baseball purpose stadium with grass. It will obviously have to be re-purposed for baseball afterwards.
  21. Video of CBC interview with Marcel Aubut: Will Toronto make a bid to host 2024 Olympics? Marcel Aubut, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, speaks with CBC News Heather Hiscox, as the deadline looms
  22. I'm done believing these people who say they know everything. Lol. I honestly thought they would announce their decision today. Sorry everyone for posting rumors that didn't come to fruition.
  23. This article doesn't specify how much the Aquatic Centre can be expanded to but it does confirm it can be expanded from its 6,000 seat capacity. Quote from a news article. The Aquatic Centre capacity can be expanded. The shiny new Pan Am/Parapan Am Aquatic Centre and Field House is world-class and can expand its 6,000-seat capacity.
  24. Looking at the 2008 bid, Gymnastics was supposed to be in the Direct Energy Centre. I doubt things would change this time around. As for the seating capacity of some of the Pan Am facilities, I agree with you it will be a hard sell if they're kept at the current capacities. As I've mentioned earlier, the veledrome and Aquatics centre would need to be retrofitted. Realistically, I see another new Aquatic centre as part of this bid. The Scarborough Aquatic centre will be used for Water polo.
  25. Some information I'm getting from urbantoronto. One of the guys is quite trustworthy. And he's one of the people who mentioned that the bid would be announced Tuesday Who told you about the Tuesday announcement? With a brand new administration, it's taken me almost a year to gain new contacts. I'm sure you'll understand that I'll provide news to UrbanToronto without outing who's tipping it. You're free to question whether those tips are trustworthy or not. Go back a few pages and you'll find that I laid out the timeline which is now coming to fruition. and someone else from UT. Seems to talk like he/she knows what's going down.
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