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  1. Bid officially given the green light by the QLD Government today .... Meh .... LA, Paris, Tokyo, Rio, London, Beijing ...... Brisbane International cities vs. a hick backwater IOC has gone past the days of an Atlanta type which Brisbane is
  2. The 2026 bid is interesting as there is no candidate at present after Adelaide dropped out, the CGF must be getting a bit nervous as is only 6 years away now "Default, The two sweetest words in the English language"
  3. Adelaide has dropped it's bid for 2026 Back to the drawing board for the CGF
  4. Louise Martin interview on BBC radio said that the plan is to announce the 2026 & 2030 hosts at the General Assembly in October 2026 Adelaide 2030 Hamilton no other candidates expressed any interest, so lock them in Paris/LA style
  5. Nobody bid most likely Perth dropped out a day before the deadline https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/athletics/world-athletics-championship-push-for-perth-in-2029-no-commonwealth-games-bid-ng-b881060779z
  6. I think we have almost reached the point where it is enviable that all multi-sport events including the CommGames & Olympics will be "host countries" rather than "host cities" 2022 CG games will probably be the beginning of that trend with Durban stripped and the events farmed around to cities in the UK
  7. Stick a fork in this Time for "Ode to Joy" and fireworks and wrap it up please
  8. Duller than dull And I don't need to be force-fed Climate Change propaganda from one of the most polluted places in the world with human faeces and corpses floating in their city
  9. Having had a re-watch, still bewildered that Sweden won Take away the hot looking guy+"oooh look such cool graphics" factor you are left with a bland rubbish song Eurovision lived up to the VISION part of it's name this time around and not as a SONG contest Italy had the best "song" performance and should've won just as they did via the general public televoting. Russia, Latvia & Belgium just behind them imho
  10. Stip away all the cartoon gimmickry from Sweden and you are left with a boring song that wouldn't finish in the Top 10 But that sums up Eurovision too a tee though Gimmicks always get votes (cue. last year & Lordi)
  11. Preferred by who? 7's past olympic coverage has been utterly disgraceful While 9 was no better in 2012 at least they had FOXTEL as a partner and had multiple channels .... that won't happen while Kerry Stokes is in charge of 7 Remember Yum Cha?
  12. Just as I suspected Australia and it's equally corrupt tactics will also feel the heat http://www.canberratimes.com.au/fifa-world-cup-2014/world-cup-news-2014/ffa-dragged-into-vote-corruption-allegations-20140602-39etx.html Old news though ... as the corruption was reported back in 2010 -> http://www.thenortherntimes.com.au/story/886677/secret-millions-grease-world-cup-bid/
  13. Australia's own bid was corrupt and dirty If not worse than Qatar as it was using Australian taxpayers money to grease the plans of corrupt 'consultants' and Jack Warner's pockets rather than oil money Frank Lowy should've paid for it out his own pocket rather than Kevin Rudd stupidly wasting the peoples money on a pie in the sky folly
  14. Looking forward to Clinton (H) v. Bush (J) in 2016
  15. Depends on what you mean as "famous" ..... Doubt that 99.95% of the Australian population would've ever heard of these people on the banknotes Monash maybe if you are Victorian ... as he has a university, a road, hospital & local council named after him, but even then doubt most would know of what the man did himself
  16. John Monash is the only person I've ever heard of
  17. Where are they going to hold it? MCG is the only viable option, but the cost to put in a track is extreme for a 1 week event Could hold it in the 2nd week of October after the AFL Grand Final if they do what they did with the Commonwealth Games is put the track in before and bury it for 6 months, but even then for the Comm Games the MCG needed to be reconfigured with some seating removed to fit it in Don't think they could fit a track inside Etihad? Unless they are planning to do something with the Smurf Turf Stadium at Albert Park? IAAF says the stadium must be a minimum of 30000 covered
  18. Romney has the support of Clint Eastwood & Chuck Norris I'd be too frightened not to vote for him
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