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  1. I'm pleased that Boston was selected! Look forward to an interesting couple of years!
  2. But it is highly unlikely that another member of the Windsor family would be appointed to the IOC. One would be seen as "enough." And, regarding Seb Coe's inappropriate remarks, the head of an OC should never have an opinion aobut his/her country's athletes or the IOC....his/her job is to be an impartial OC leader, mostly cheerleading for the Games, and never becoming mired in specific athletes or countries..... That's part of the reason they are picked, but the most important reason is that the IOC (and past and current presidents) like to be seen with "royalty" surrounding them, and kee
  3. The IOC will NEVER agree to have them run at the same time as the OG. NEVER.
  4. Even if this were a good idea, the IOC wouldn't do it. Philosophically, it doesn't fit with the OG. Not a good idea because would take too long (now 3 weekends & 2 weeks in between), would be almost impossible to get volunteers to run them, high cost (now, they have 2 budgets for the OG and the Paralympics), not enough support for ParaLympics in the IOC member nations (athletes with disabilities are not given opportunities to train and/or compete in many countries)....
  5. Softball (played only by women in the OG) and baseball (men) were dropped from the program. Women don't usually play baseball. Both groups have been lobbying to get back into the OG.
  6. Women's BASEBALL? Not likely! Softball, we hope!
  7. Should have agreed to reno Ivor Wynne Stadium a long time ago. That is the best solution for PAG and for the Ticats.
  8. Not surprising that the track facility has been a topic of conversation. Football, both amateur and pro, don't like stadiums that have a track. Football fans/owners etc like to have the crowd close to the game. A track puts the fans too far away from the game they believe. Here in Kingston, the university (Queen's) has plans to renovate their stadium, without a track in it. Only an artificial turf field. Not surprisingly, the plans are on "hold" due to the gigantic cost and the other expansion of the university. Needless to say, the track people are not pleased, nor are many others. A
  9. Both Belgrade and Madrid have hosted them before. Should pick other cities........
  10. FINA has taken lessons from the EOC! Oops, maybe FINA thinks it IS the IOC!!! lol Sorry...meant IOC....wrong fingers. (I don't know how to correct an error like this, even moments after posting!)
  11. Sounds awfully familiar, doesn't it?! Saturday, May. 29, 2010 Brazil's World Cup: The Worrying Starts Early By Andrew Downie / São Paulo Consternation usually follows celebration when a country wins the right to host the World Cup. It is, after all, the most popular of sports championships and no one wants to be embarrassed throwing one of the biggest parties on the planet. It was Brazil's turn for anxiety after it won the rights to the 2014 Cup two and a half years ago. Critics were concerned about the country's ability to build or renovate 12 stadiums in time for the tournament and feare
  12. Not only is the location an issue, but what is included in the staduim will soon become an issue. Football teams (as in Canadian football, not what we Canadians call soccer!) do NOT like to play in stadiums that have a track around the playing surface, between the fans and the football players. That's why the suggestion to have track & Field at U of Toronto, in their new facilities, and build a football stadium (that can also be used for soccer, field hockey, rugby etc) in Hamilton is a good one. Then, the location can be more to the 'Cats liking. Mr Fenn is going to have a tough time
  13. I've encounered Speedsk8ter on another forum/response place on the internet. Always complaining. Nothing's ever ok.
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