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Alexjc last won the day on June 28 2018

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  1. If there is still a community here on GB Forums, I wouldn't mind having a centralized discussion here on what the future, if there will be one, of the Commonwealth Games. Clearly we have seen since at least 2014, a disinterest in hosting what is now considered an anachronism from another time. Cost verses benefits seems to be what causes local politics to shy away without the help of provincial/state or central governments whom are usually luke-warm to dishing out money for what is little more than a 14 day sports extravaganza of countries that only have British colonization...in mo
  2. Wow... The Americas Cup remains New Zealand's Cup... Beating Luna Rosa 3-7. But speculation is that the new Challenger of Record, INEOS Team UK has proposed a one off Deed of Gift challenge best of three race series around the Isle of Wight in 2022 to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 70 years reign on the throne. They would pay all costs to move Emirates Team NZ over to the UK and agreed to still host the 2024 cup in Auckland if they win... The current AC 75 foiling monohulls being used. It's an offer that has upset other regular challengers who would prefer the status q
  3. Wow, totally forgot about this thread. Been an interesting buildup to 36th edition. America's Cup Class 75 Foiling Monohull yachts reaching speeds of up to 50+ knots. Covid 19 really disrupting the event, especially the Prada Cup and the lead up regattas. There were three challengers, United States: Team USA Great Britain: IENOS Team UK Italy: Prada Pirelli Luna Rosa...(challenger of record). Difficult to handle, the AC75s were constantly being developed and adapted within the rules by all three challengers with spectacular results. The big shock
  4. Just teasing... But really, there will be more revenue gained from TV/Online viewing now in the post Corona era. Naturally Aussies and Kiwis will fill out stadiums and probably a large horde of supporters from USA. I don't think a lot of Europeans would want to risk a flight to the other side of the world. We've only got three years to prepare.
  5. Don't expect New Zealand and Australia to support any future England Men's FIFA WC bid in retaliation. ...And EXPECT the sh!ttiest seats in the stadiums to be allocated to England supporters.
  6. From what I've heard is the Universiades are just one big "hot young bodies having sex orgies" event. Even the Olympics are chaste in comparison. NZ needs to host Sports events with meaning...Which is what it does.
  7. Birmingham may have to host the 2026 CWGs as they are the "previous" hosts and ready to go again. It's such a sad situation.
  8. Got a feeling that 2030 will be the last Games...They have so fallen into irrelevance that no one cares anymore.
  9. It's Simple...NZ has no interest in them...Yes there is always a "when are we going to host again?" every time the games are on but it soon shuts down when $$$$ are shown. The only city that can realistically host them for now is Auckland but that city is in the throws of a decade long infrastructure building boom that wont be ready in time. Also remember the last time Christchurch hosted was in 1974 when it was just the 10 core sports. Christchurch is still far from recovered in Earthquake damage repairs...Ratepayers have enough to pay for service already. I still think the next hos
  10. True...As it started to unfold it felt like 9/11. It was late dinnertime when the death toll was officially announced, you could sense the country collectively bursting into tears. Over the Tasman our cousins seems to have taken it hard. It was one of their own that did it. Australia giving it equal coverage. NZ's terrorist alert is still High, meaning attack immenent/underway. The "Five Eyes" network in action. Thanks to those nations who have sent sympathies, including Australia, UK, USA, Canada, Turkey, Germany/EU, Indonesia among the many.
  11. An AUSTRALIAN Born White Supremacist has lead a band of Terrorists on a Shooting Massacre in Christchurch, killing over 40 people in two inner city mosques. What a horrific day in New Zealand's history. New South Wales born 28 year old Brenton Tarrant laid out a 40 odd page manifesto of what he planned to do, why he chose New Zealand (it's cultural diversity, tolerance of religion, acceptance of sexual orientation...pretty much everything he as a White Australian HATES) and then he filmed it!!!! He says an attack in NZ would give massive global impact. He succeeded! He has been rema
  12. New Zealand's main cities...Flat out not interested in a CWGs this side of 2030. I'm wondering if a paired down "emergency" venue is being geared up?
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