Jump to content

Suit U Sir !!!

  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

0 Neutral

About Suit U Sir !!!

  • Rank
    Flag Bearer
  1. Roughly 1 year ago there was talk that New Delhi was planning to build a new athletics stadium for the 2010 commonwealth games. However, there's been no further mention of that since, so they probably won't be building it. India says it wants to bid for the 2020 olympics with New Delhi. If this is the case, then they should not build a new stadium for the 2010 CG's, but instead offer a brand-new athletics stadium to the IOC, as part of their 2020 summer bid.
  2. I don't blame them. After hosting the 2010 World Cup it would be a step down for the country to host a commonwealth games. Cape Town should bid for the 2020 summer olympics.
  3. That's looking at it from a very positive perspective. The danger is that South Africa can't be ruled out that easily, if they bid for the olympics in 2016/20 are they don't win, then they could once again be interested in the CG's. In terms of South Africa being intersted in other events, don't forget the Rugby world cup in 2015, they might be in with a chance for that, if Japan (no longer interested after the 2011 saga) and England (concentrating on a 2018 WC bid) are not interested. The second danger is that New Zealand, rather than being distracted from bidding for the CG's again/ con
  4. I feel sorry for Adelaide, because in theory Melbourne has pinched 2 events from the city. Firstly, the F1 Grand prix was moved, and then melbourne was picked as Australia's 2006 CG candidate. Of course, with Wellington dropping out Adeliade would have hosted the 2006 CGs, as it would have been the only bid.
  5. Sadly, Adelaide faces huge obstacles in getting the CG. They've wanted them for a long time, but their chances don't look too good for the near future. Firstly, there's the domestic competition, Perth and Canberra, both having more world status than Adelaide. Australia putting forward it's capital city, or no.4 city (perth) would stand better chance of bringing games back to the country. Secondly, even if Adelaide is the Australian candidate in 2022 etc, the international competition will be too strong- -Wellington/ Auckland/ Christchurch (NZ not having hosted since 1990) - Glasgow
  6. It already is the most famous stadium in the world, Also, structures/ monuments don't have to exist/ be complete for them to be famous icons. New York's most famous landmark is the twin towers of the world trade center- even though they no longer exist. Well, I could think of others: the Astrodome, Yankee Stadium, the LA Memorial Coliseum, Montreal's (Unfinished) Doughnut (of 1976), Estadio Azteca of Mexico City, the Maracana Stadium in Rio, a few others. I think these are equally famous. I think Wembley is only famous among you Brits. I certainly don't hold it up there among my top
  7. I think its also a sign of where stadiums are going in general. The old idea of the big publically owned multi purpose stadium seems to be dieing and instead were getting mutiple stadiums designed and owned by individual clubs or sports federations. I think it's great and refreshing how in the UK, each sport has it's own special stadium, in the majority of cities (not just London). Manchester for example has 2 football stadiums for individual peremier league teams, not to mention separate cricket and rugby grounds. I'm not in favour of the situation in cities like Paris and Melbourne, w
  8. It already is the most famous stadium in the world, even though it's still under construction. Wembley is lot about brand name as well- that's why when Birmingham put forward a counter bid for the national stadium, they too said they'd call it Wembley. Also, structures/ monuments don't have to exist/ be complete for them to be famous icons. New York's most famous landmark is the twin towers of the world trade center- even though they no longer exist.
  9. I'm actually really glad that Wembley wasn't designed to hold a permanent athletics track, and that a brand new purpose built stadium had to be designed for 2012. The city will therefore have 3 stadiums with a capacity 80,000 or above: Wembley- 90,000 Twickenham- 82,000 Olympic Stadium- 80,000 That is something to feel proud of.
  10. Well we know that 2012 is definetly not going to a new country/ continent, and 2016 is unlikelt to do so either- it will most probably be a USA vs. Canada showdown. 2020/ 2024 is the earliest Africa can get the summer olympics. Cape Town would be a good bid, coming third in the 2004 race. Other African bids maybe another Cairo bid, Abuja or Lagos and Nairobi. The important thing is that an African bid needs to bad the Asian and Latin American votes as well as the nearly guaranteed African ones (unless someone in Germany, Italy or australia has university places up for offer!). Beijing was
  11. I mean, at the moment, in terms of dimensions, would it be able to fit a running track inside it, or would a great deal of renovating be needed for it to be able to host an event like the IAAF World Athletics championships??
  12. Just wondering, will the 2000 Olympic stadium/ Telstra stadium ever be able to house an athletics track again?
  13. Well I know that Atlanta's 1996 stadium is now a baseball ground- Turner field, home to the Atlanta braves. Sydney's 2000 stadium is now the telstra stadium.
  14. The best hope for the African continent hosting a SOG would be Cape Town and Cairo. Both cities have failed bids behind them, in 2004 and 2008, respectively, so would surely have improved any future bid considerably, and be taken much more seriously by the IOC 2nd/3rd time round. But maybe we will see a commonwealth games in South Africa, before an olympics. But certainly by at least 2020/4, the IOC should give South America/ Africa a SOG. I think Rio (after the 2007 Pan-American games) would be favoured over Cape Town. So maybe we will see a Rio SOG followed by a Cape Town games.
  15. More Montreal 1976 Olympic stadium photos:
  • Create New...