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  1. Kazakhstan has been working on its international profile for some time and I wouldn't discount their chances. Firstly, it gives the IOC the opportunity to award the Games to a relatively stable Muslim majority country that has good relations with most of the world and certainly with the USA, Russia and China. It's a cultural crossroads between East and West and I would expect them to make much of that. The IOC can also be seen to be spreading the Games to different areas. They are currently experimenting with a period of visa free travel for a limited time to promote tourism. They promote
  2. It's a straight-forward question but I don't seem to be able to get an answer. What is this forum's policy on hate speech?

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    2. DannyelBrazil

      DannyelBrazil

      There are no limits... When I complained in the past, all I got was a statement about freedom of expression in the board...

    3. DannyelBrazil

      DannyelBrazil

      Years later I got a thread locked because an innocent parody...

      Some people have free pass here.

      Just get used as most of us.

    4. markun

      markun

      I'm leaving anyway. Had enough of wading through rubbish to find information easily available elsewhere.

  3. Can the moderator let us know what the forum's policy is on hate speech and how this is implemented?
  4. Why is the UN branch in Europe an 'EUro'? What even is an 'EUro'?
  5. Kosovo's NOC has been fully recognised: http://www.theguardian.com/sport/2014/dec/09/kosovo-recognition-international-olympic-committee-rio-2016
  6. The visual identity has been launched for 2015 http://www.eurovision.tv/page/news?id=eurovision_2015_theme_art_is_here
  7. Oba and Eba sounds like Ebola... I didn't like them at first but they are already growing on me.
  8. There isn't a 'Norway-Sweden' bid. If they did open up the process - which of course is highly unlikely - or block the two current applicants it would be Stockholm's bid (with Åre) that would be resurrected. Oslo's is dead unfortunately.
  9. Well that depends on a) if they actually adopt it and how they implement it. That's not supposed to be an emoji it's supposed to say 'b'!
  10. It does matter. Homophobic legislation is about much more than sex. What message does it send out about tolerance, acceptance and celebrating diversity? These issues are as relevant for kids as they are for adults. And homophobic bullying continues to be a serious reality, sometimes even resulting in suicide. What message does that give young people who are GLBT or questioning? It tells them that they don't matter.
  11. Up against Almaty and Beijing I wouldn't be so sure.
  12. Stockholm pulled out because it lacked the necesarry government support, nothing to do with mountains.
  13. Officials come up with suggestions like this now and then which have no basis in how the Games actually work. I cannot see anything coming out of Norway for the foreseeable future and Norway are capable of hosting by themselves. Cross border bids are only allowed if the principle host country does not have the necessary geographical features and Norway clearly does. I'm still holding out for a future Swedish bid from Stockholm.
  14. Don't forget that Hiroshima hosted the Asian Games in 1994.
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