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Lord David

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  1. Ballarat has a cycling track in Sebastopol. Just resurface it in wood like Athens did and add temporary stands. An outdoor track could still work.
  2. I'm not trolling anyone. If literally any other country and one of their cities wanted the Commonwealth Games, they would have gotten it. I'm just stating the facts, since no one else wanted it, the Commonwealth Games Federation asked if we wanted to host it. I'm all for it being regional, but Geelong (with Ballarat and Bendigo) sounds more sleek than "Victoria" 2026. Having events spread out as far as Gippsland is a tad too much. We'll see if it ends up working logistics wise or for those who want to see one event in say Geelong then have to travel all the way out east. So basically, I have no problem with the decision, just the approach to it.
  3. Umm, you host the games no one else wanted for next to nothing? And ensure it makes a profit? No need to build any new arenas and general infrastructure projects are being done anyways.
  4. If you want to actually reduce costs, just have it in Melbourne! Do an Innsbruck 1976 where all you need to build is the athletes village.
  5. If you must do this because no one else wants it, then make it Geelong, with Ballarat and Bendigo. No need to have it all the way out in Gippsland. Geelong: Athletics (and Ceremonies) at Kardinia Park (30,000-36,000) Aquatics (including Diving) at Kardinia Park Aquatics Centre (5,000/2,000) Netball at Kardinia Park Netball Centre (2,000-3,000, with a temporary/permanent roof) Field Hockey at Hockey Geelong (3,000-5,000) Lawn Bowls at Geelong Lawn Bowls Club (1,000-2,000) Table Tennis at Table Tennis Geelong (1,000-2,000) Badminton at Geelong Arena (2,000) Weightlifting at Costa Hall (1,397) Beach Volleyball - Temporary Triathlon - Temporary Marathon - Temporary Ballarat: Basketball at Selkirk Stadium (3,000) Cricket at Mars Stadium (10,000-20,000) Rugby 7's at Ballarat City Football Club (5,000-10,000) Boxing at Ballarat Minerdome (2,000) Track Cycling at Sebastopol Cycling Track (2,000) BMX at Sebastopol BMX Club (2,000) Shooting Walks - Temporary Bendigo: Gymnastics at Bendigo Stadium (4,000) Squash at Bendigo Exhibition Centre (1,000) Road Cycling - Temporary Mountain Biking - Temporary Extensive use of temporary stands at existing venues. There's absolutely no need to have Gippsland venues, it's just too far away. If you're not going to have it in Melbourne, then just use Geelong, Ballarat and Bendigo.
  6. Even with no loom of an impending war, what does Lviv have? A ceremonies stadium, the ski jumps, the ski resorts, an unfinished arena, maybe a smaller arena? And then what, they'll be having to build everything else?
  7. Nope. Either Berlin alone, or Tel Aviv alone once peace has been firmly established. Berlin has all the venues already and can easily justify a modern new exhibition center for many indoor sports for example (They proposed the use of the International Congress Center for some indoor sports and Main Press Center for their 2000 bid). The 1936 pool could be enclosed to serve as the main swimming venue too and the city could justify the construction of a new modern stadium for football.
  8. Yes, only once peace is made. Should Tel Aviv even be considered as a suitable host. Perhaps even proper recognition from Iran and other nations.
  9. Ain't going to happen. Either Berlin on their own or Tel Aviv on their own. But Tel Aviv only if there is clear security with regards to Palestine (i.e the peace process), but I wouldn't expect them to host until the 40's or even 50's.
  10. What mandate? If you're the only city who wants the games, then you can host it any time you please. But it was Brisbane that put their hand up and the AOC went with them.
  11. Just give the Commonwealth Games to Adelaide.They have most of the venues in place already.
  12. I'd expect Sarajevo to make a symbolic bid for the 50th anniversary in 2036. That's when they'll reconstruct the devastated Olympic venues if they're not done by then. If Spain wants an Olympics, it should be able to host alone.
  13. They have the determination behind them as well as successive Olympic victories in both Winter and Summer Olympics. For example, my proposed ceremonies venue of a new world class athletics stadium would be one of the legacies for Summer athletes. Cortina would be the sliding track venue if they don't want to build their own.
  14. Maribor isn't necessary. There's plenty of ski resorts near Ljubljana and the west of the country to host the Alpine and Snowboard events. Planica Nordic Center will host the Ski Jumps, Cross Country and Biathlon. If Slovenia wants their own track, build one around here. Otherwise, Cortina would work. Add Kanin – Sella Nevea/Bovec ski resort to the mix as it's close to Cortina. The indoor venues are simple. There's only the need to have a Speed Skating oval. You can replace the old outdoor one at SK Ilirija icerink, that could easily serve as a legacy multi-purpose venue. Podmežakla Hall at Jesenice would be ideal for Curling. The standing area could easily be converted for media and VIP. Tivoli Hall would serve as Ice Hockey II. Arena Stožice would be Ice Hockey I. As for Short Track Speed Skating and Figure Skating, a roof (temporary/permanent/retractable) over Stožice Stadium could work. Alternatively, you have Podmežakla Hall for Ice Hockey II, Tivoli Hall 1 for Short Track Speed Skating/Figure Skating, Tivoli Hall 2 for Curling and Arena Stožice would remain for Ice Hockey I. Which leaves Stožice Stadium, which is probably too small for ceremonies, even if you cramped people at field level. I would use that as the marshaling area during Ceremonies for athletes and performers. Across the road you could build a IAAF standard athletics stadium with temporary stands for up to or over 30,000 spectators. I think Slovenia can easily host it alone. But using Cortina if they don't want to build the sliding venue.
  15. At least Leipzig has that large trade fair going for them. What does Vladivostok have other than being the same timezone as the Australian Eastern States?
  16. There's the Build Build Build program by the current Duterte administration. Also there's 2 international airports being built in the coming years. Once all these projects are completed then you could turn NAIA into an Olympic Park. I wouldn't exactly call it lightyears.
  17. Rio's problem was the corruption (a given) but more importantly, the fact that they didn't plan the 2016 Olympics as Pan Ams 2.0. They tried going greater than that and made a mess of it. India's just a mess no matter what city it decides (if any) to put forward. Does Singapore want the big one? Istanbul is just another opportunity to snub them. Jakarta is sinking and even with the experience of hosting the Asian Games, that's not going to help. So long as Manila's 2 planned airports, the subway, National Railway (expansion and rehabilitation) and other infrastructure projects are complete by the time a bid is even considered, they might stand a chance. All that would need to be built is the Olympic Park, village, and some specialized venues. They have most of the arenas already.
  18. But they can't help it. They're desperate for bidders from anywhere. As long as Manila has the prerequisite of all their major transport projects completed, they might not need an Asian games to help boost an Olympic bid.
  19. No mention of Manila? This Skyscraper City post of mine lists Manila's potential without the need of an Asian Games as prerequisite. https://www.skyscrapercity.com/threads/2036-olympic-summer-games-bids.2316193/post-174616920
  20. I would still opt for a dedicated tennis Center and use Parken as a dual indoor venue like Atlanta did with the Georgia Dome. Malmömessen is large enough to host something. They hosted Eurovision once. Otherwise, this would be a media subsite. Malmø and New Malmø Stadium is perfect to have temporary hockey pitches.
  21. Hvidovre Stadium makes no sense for Field Hockey. Why not have it at Malmø Stadium and New Malmø Stadium? You have a potential 14,000 - 18,000+ All seated venue at Malmø Stadium and the rectangular New Malmø Stadium would host finals at a 22,000 seater capacity. Parken makes sense as a roofed venue that could be divided to host 2 indoor team sports. Ballerup Superarena has a capacity of 3,700 seated in Track Cycling mode. Just keep it as is. It might be able to host another indoor sport (Montreal's Velodrome did), but expect no more than 5,000. Equestrian should be held at a dedicated Equestrian Centre. Baseball/Softball should be in it's own venue, a football stadium simply won't work. You forgot Malmö Isstadion. That could serve an indoor sport. Malmömässan could also serve something. Tennis would need it's own dedicated venue. Bella Center, site of the 2009 IOC session would be the Main Media Centre. The land next door could serve as a media village.
  22. I always assumed that Toronto got undermined because of the whole "Breads not Circuses" campaign against the Olympics. Even when the bid committee conceded that the proposed athletes' village would become public housing, this still wasn't enough to appease the no crowd.
  23. Why would Singapore need to team up with anyone else other than their next door neighbour of Johor Bahru? They've got plenty of existing venues and would probably team up with next door Malaysia for some specific sports.
  24. What about Slovenia? Ljubljana has some arenas, could replace the old outdoor speed skating oval, has that Nordic Centre and a Biathlon course. As well as the necessary ski resorts of course.
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