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  1. I don't think such a thing would happen. Firstly, it didn't happen last time (and I know social media wasn't a thing, but still, there was much more to protest against last time in terms of disruption, costs etc). Secondly, because there's a real fondness for London 2012 that didn't exist before the Games. Pre-2012 many were lukewarm to cynical*, post-2012 and especially with Brexit, the Games are already being viewed in warmly nostalgic terms. Most people would, in London at least, love to have them back. The NoBostonOlympics stuff wouldn't fly in post-2012 London. At worst, I think we'd have some Extinction Rebellion protests. My main "concern" (if you could call it that, because I'm not advocating for another bid), would actually be from the other end of the spectrum. I don't think this government would want to be seen to be pushing for London to be the focus of a major event. -- * I think you're misremembering the level of public support. It was good (around 65%), but not massive, and the excitement didn't really ramp up until we got quite close to the event. Similarly, I don't think anyone is going to be excited about Brum 22 just yet.
  2. Given the IOC were trying to get South Korea to use one of Japan's sliding tracks for 2018 I don't think they'd have a problem.
  3. So I guess it'd be ceremonies at the newly refurbished and newly roofed Bernabau, athletics at the Wanda, Atletico to share with Real Madrid for a couple of seasons. I believe the aquatics centre from the recent bids was never completed and the building intended for that is now club offices for Atletico. So they'd need to think of something new for that.
  4. OK, I found this: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/atletico-madrid-incredible-new-stadium-unveiled-football
  5. I believe it is possible for that stadium to be used for athletics, but it would require the team to relocate for a not insignificant period and I don't suppose the capacity would be brilliant.
  6. Given LA's readiness in all other areas, the best reason for awarding Paris 2024 and LA 2028 (and not the other way around) was to give LA time to implement a better transport solution. It might be independent of the Games in a technical sense, but I'm not entirely sure the IOC see it that way.
  7. If things go really bad in the Middle East, 2022 could be the Year Of The Replacement Host
  8. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/51013587
  9. This was on Only Connect yesterday, and neither team got it. What comes fourth in the sequence (no points for anyone here getting this, it's too easy)
  10. Seems FIFA is in love with joint bids right now. England could host the World Cup alone in 2030, but we're going to be submitting a multi-nation bid with the other UK nations and Ireland. I think it's just a case of playing the game. If that's what FIFA says it wants now, it'd be a bit self-defeating to go against that.
  11. Inkscape for logo creation: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92.4/ Something like PaintNet if you want to photoshop your logo onto any IRL scenes https://www.getpaint.net/ Doubt I'll get a chance to submit anything, but hopes this helps!
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