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Alexjc last won the day on June 28 2018

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  1. Alexjc

    2030 Commonwealth Games

    Got a feeling that 2030 will be the last Games...They have so fallen into irrelevance that no one cares anymore.
  2. Alexjc

    2026 Commonwealth Games: Where?

    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 host will be Australian...if nobody else wants them...And sadly they may have to stay in England if otherwise.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 remanded in custody on a single murder "holding charge" until April 5 when more in-depth charges are laid. AAAAAAAAAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHH!!!!!
  5. Alexjc

    2026 Commonwealth Games: Where?

    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?
  6. It does make you think...Perhaps having LA, London, Paris, Beijing, Tokyo on a permanent standby basis? I'm grateful that I will be alive for LA to bookend the "Commercial/OTT" era that city began. The Olympics need to evolve into a "nationwide" like event simply to handle costs. I know that LA will set a new standard...It needs to...LA seems to be the benchmark that sets the Games.
  7. Alexjc

    2025 EXPO

    Agree...Went to Expo88. It was awesome. It had a huge beacon light you could see flashing over 100kms away. New Zealand's pavilion was considered the best and put the country on the map. After the Expo closed, they packed up the pavilion and brought it home and reassembled it beside Auckland Airport (AKL). There are still bits of it left in Brizzy and agree that the legacy is a good one. NZ last hosted a "sanctioned" Expo in 1925 in Dunedin and it's legacy is beautiful sports grounds including the current University Cricket Oval, now the main Cricket ground in the south.
  8. Naturally we all stayed for the credits end and got our teaser at the end???
  9. Alexjc

    I Miss ߷

    TNMP, why didn't you ever rename yourself a symbol?
  10. Agree...QEII is finished. I'm amazed it lasted as long as it has, and was always criticised for being in that awful windy spot. Check out the Opening of the CWGs as an example. Those bleacher stands were never meant to stay after the 1982 Commonwealth Games...But they did.
  11. Been there done that for the 2006 proposal...It was going to be a regional games but facilities acceptable then are not now. Wellington doesn't have an indoor velodrome. The original idea was to have Track cycling in Whanganui on it's then new outdoor circuit. There were plans to put a roof on it but have stalled since the National Track Cycling centre was built near Hamilton. There are only two covered velodromes in NZ, the other is at Invercargill. Also Wellington is deeply in debt and couldn't cope with the expense. Weather wise it can be very fickle even in high Summer which is February. As for Westpac Stadium, it is due for a massive refurbishment soon and could loose it's Oval shape as NZ Cricket now prefers to use it's much loved and popular Basin Reserve Oval, which is getting a massive upgrade with light towers. There is also no room for a practice track.
  12. Host nations get to load events to favour home advantage...There were 150 events in the pool as an example for Gold Coast. Get smart England - do the same!
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