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Everything posted by Augie4040

  1. So with FIFA basically selecting hosts so far in advance... Qatar is 12 years away, is FIFA basically taking the decade off? Was that the reason for the 2 selection in one day? when will they start taking 2026 bids? Winners announced December 2, 2019?
  2. North America: Summer- Toronto, Canada(2040) Winter-Lake Tahoe, CA/NV(2022) South America: Summer-Buenos Aires, Argentina(2036) Winter- Santiago, Chile(2034) Asia: Summer-Doha, Qatar(2032) Winter- Almaty, Kazakhstan(2030) Oceania: Summer-Tokyo, Japan(2028) Winter- Queenstown, New Zealand(2038) Europe: Summer-Paris, France(2024) Winter- Zaragoza, Spain(2026) AFRICA: Summer- Cape Town, South Africa(2020)
  3. Europe: PARIS Asia: DUBAI Africa: CAPE TOWN Oceania: AUCKLAND North America: AUSTIN South America: BUENOS AIRES
  4. Well, I agree to a point, but OLD doesnt mean historic. In my town in East Texas there is a Black Church that was built in the 1890 that has fallen into serious disrepair. The county wants to demolish it and have the land sent to auction. There is outcry from the black community that it is historic and should be preserved. but there is a REAL and very SERIOUS difference between "HISTORIC" and just "OLD" Nothing notable happened in this church, nobody of importance ver set foot in there, and the church that was older than it got replaced like 20 years ago, so the only thing about the property is that its "old". Ask the guy for Rome's subway system about historic property. They have to shut down every 100 ft because they run into some roman-era wall. What im trying to say it. let Istanbul be a 21st century nation, not relegating city planning to what Nero decided was the city architecture. There is NO reason that Istnabuyl cant work the actual "historic" parts into the design. Im just saying they shuld really look at a Bospherous frontage Olympic Park. Youre Turkish and know more than me about Istanbul. But I think it would be an asthetic night/day for the Olympic Stadium to be on the water next to the Golden Horn. As for the 3rd bridge, that was actually a Bekitash friend of mine who suggested that. Sultanhmet doesnt mean leveling the hyiah sophia for a bridge it just mean making the kennedy a road/bridge on ramp.
  5. It kinda worries me about the poor planing for the games. Istanbul owuld be an amazing Olympics, but why did they build the Attaturk Stadium way over west, why didnt they just replace BJK İnönü Stadium with a 90,000 seat stadium and raze a bunch of land around it for the Olympic Park with Aquatics Center and Velerodome. There is a University nearby who could probably use facilities like that(legacy!!). Plus it would be right on the Bosphorus with a view of Asia. Great views for the NBC helicopter cameras. 2020 might me too soon, If I was the TOC Chairman I would just put all my efforts into making the bid for 2028 as rock solid as possible. spend the next 10 years just building subway lines and possibly a 3rd bridge from Sultanhamet to Harem Otogari. But the idea about Inonu Stadium may merit some thought, there is no reason Istanbul cant have 2 big stadiums. To really make it pretty, you could burry a long stretch of the Meclis-i Mebusan in an underground road tunnel to give the Olympic PArk a nice grassy Waterfront access. Just a thought.
  6. What would you think of the Olympic Village being placed in Taksim in Istanbul?
  7. Ugh I wrote Rugby but iPhone autotext made it " reign"
  8. I think it would be a historic event if Auckland held the 2013 IOC Session where South Africa was awarded the 2020 Smmer Games. Is there still anamosity over tha reign match in the 80s?
  9. Hold it in Honolulu, treat the IOC to a tropical vacation and have a huge Luau in their honor with hot-as-hell topless Hawaiian women as the servers. So when the USOC bids Honolulu for the 2032 games the IOC will be like "oh hells yes, that island was fuckign awesome! Damn straight I want to spend 2 weeks there at the Oahu Four Seasons"
  10. What is the method for bidding for an IOC Session? Or does the IOC just decide on a city? If there is a bidding process who is bidding for future session after Durban in 2011?
  11. Nothing looked worse than the USA's 1998 NAGANO outfits...looked like bargain basement rain coats.
  12. I wrote 3 threads about realigning the US professional team divions, I wote them under the MAIN thread "OFF TOPIC" but i realize they need to be under " OTHER INTERNATIONAL GAMES" would you please move them to the appropriate thread?
  13. How long do the pan Am GAmes take place after being awarded(Olympics its 7 years)?
  14. Toronto is a lock for 2015. Its clean, its safe, and its higher lattitude ensures a milder weather games.
  15. and each medals' wooden "reverse" would be hand carved, each medal unique and different...oh sh*t guys I think we have a winner. Only thing is i dont know what the front of the medal should look like. I'm thinking a high detaiul maple leaf on the fron, almost liek apressing, so you can see the veins of the leaft in detail. with the logo-dates- and Location underneath. We have a BINGO here.
  16. I know Delhi is having problems, but so was Athens up to a month before the games. If Delhi pulls off a good games, could they be in contention for 2028 SOG?
  17. Brilliant idea. If i could add to your idea 1. The medals be really thick like NAGANO's. 2. The first nation designs be made of lacqured British Columbian wood, and have the name of the sport/ discipline carved into the wood 3. The metal part of the medal is like a frame for the wooden disc, the front of the medals be metal as would the rim and just a little overlap on the back. thoughts?
  18. Has Delhi unveiled their Medal design yet?
  19. Cape Town 2020. Just wait till then and South Africa automatically fields 3 athletes in VERY discipline. Try and work up a better/ newer SAOC medal program and test it out in 2012 London and 2016(chicago/Rio) and with so many South African participating in 2020 Cape Town Games, I can foresee South Africa walking away with 25 medals. Shocking "home field advantage" improvements happen, just look at the US performance in Salt Lake City compared Nagano only 4 years earlier(we almost tripled our medal count). Just start HEAVILY recruiting young folks now so they will be ready by 2020. You just gotta build that program.
  20. Jamie Sale & David pelletier will hand off the torch to Wayne Gretzsky who will light the cauldron. Just like Michael Jordan would light the 2016 chicago Cauldron or Pele would light the 2016 Rio Cauldron...Wayne will light Vancouver's. Only an attack from Skynet will prevent that.
  21. I have heard no such thing about the medal design being announced this month. I think with all the hoopla over the 2016 vote that Vancouver will wait until after the election, let all the dust settle, and then announce on a landmark date like 100 DAYS UNTIL OPENING CEREMONY to show them off. I think 100 days is like early november. thoughts?
  22. Anyone Know when 2010 Vancouver Committee plans to show off the medal design. Its only about 160 days till the games! What are they waiting for?
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