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  1. Does anyone know if there is still an actual digital copy of the Vancouver 2010 Bid Books? The ones I had saved were on hard drives that are now gone. I found a scanned copy of the actual bid book but I'm hoping someone has an actual PDF digital copy that they could send me? If they have a link or can email me a copy please let me know. @intoronto do you still have a copy? Thank You.
  2. Hi All, I'm based out of Canada and normally I get a chance to record the coverage of the games but because I've been travelling extensively and generally away from home, I've not had a chance to get any coverage captured at all so I'm really hoping someone here can help me. I'm looking for CBC coverage. What I'm looking for are the Canadian medalists in their entirety with medal ceremonies as well as their interviews at the competition venues as well as the in-studio interviews as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies, if anyone could possibly help me please direct message me or send me an email at krempfer@hotmail.com. I know the coverage is on-demand on CBC for a time, but that's only for a limited time and I'd like to be able to have a recorded copies of the competition. If anyone could help I'd greatly appreciate it! Thanks! Kyle
  3. I went through the same thing with Vancouver. I applied for a whole boat load of tickets (multiple curling medal games, hockey medal games, figure skating finals) and only ended up getting the bronze medal curling game for the women officially. I had to go through a ticket broker and pay an insane amount of money above the asking price... but would I do it all over again? In a second! I'm glad to hear that Brazilians are embracing these games and going for the tickets. I just hope the tickets that go to the so called "Olympic Family" aren't wasted. This is a once and a lifetime chance for a Brazilians to see a games at home. I would love to go myself but I'm planning for New Zealand in 2016, the World Cup was well done, and I'm sure these will be a solid games. There's still not a moment to lose but it looks like things are coming together!
  4. Durban 2022 had better get it's act together and get it together right now. Alberta is heading towards recession before the end of the year. The last thing that this city should be on the hook for is a massive multi-sports event that we simply can not afford. Our provincial government loses $200 MILLION in revenue every time the price of oil goes down a single dollar. Bottom line is that will have a massive hole in our government budget and the province simply wouldn't be in a place to help pay for it. Not when it comes to critical infrastructure projects that we have on the go. We don't need it and we can't afford it.
  5. That's kind of how I felt about Pyeongchang 2018 and Tokyo and Istanbul for 2020. I'm one who craves details and venue renders, not just of the outside but of the inside and an actual vision of what the games will look like, so when I saw those bid books, I was hugely disappointed when there was hardly any details, just aerial shots of the indoor venues. They really just kind of coasted and didn't care. I thought they were of very poor quality. Of course it doesn't mean that they won't put on a decent Olympics and all the actual venues usually end up looking totally different, but still, I'm someone who likes to see what kind of vision and ideas they have and when they don't do that, it kind of is a big let down.
  6. Beijing has the experience of hosting the much larger scale Summer Olympic Games and they have hosted Grand Prix Figure Skating for years as well as the 2014 Men's World Curling Championships, so to say they are without experience hosting winter events is incorrect, they do. There's no doubt in my mind that assuming they win this bid, that they'll work to put on a decent Winter Olympic Games. That being said though, they're not without their problems, they've got to come up with solution to fix their pollution problem, not just temporarily, but they've got to find ways to fix it permanently. The 200 KM distance between Beijing and Zhangjiakou is a bit much (even with the new high speed rail they would build) and they clearly have a legacy issue from Beijing, that being said though they are tried and tested. Almaty though does at least have a bit of experience with the Asian Winter Games from 2011 and they'll be hosting the 2017 Universiade, so it's not like they have zero experience. They have a solid venue plan and it's a hell of a lot more compact than the Beijing bid. Again though, major smog issues in Almaty, Human Rights issues and run by a dictator, both are not without their detractors but I think either one of this point is your damned if you do and damned if you don't. Beijing probably still wins this in a runaway, but Almaty is going to at least make them work for it.
  7. Fair point, but it all sounds fairly risky to me, Quebec isn't really in a financial situation right now or for the foreseeable future to be able to financially afford hosting the Olympics. Getting back on topic now though back to bid books, has anyone else seen any other recent candidate cities anywhere? I haven't seen San Juan anywhere or Lille! If I do though I'll let you know!
  8. Well given what was going on behind the scenes - Quebec or any other city was never going to be considered, that being said even if the bid process WAS totally fair, Quebec wouldn't have won anyways. Sion and Ostersund would have been far better choices and actually had mountains that would have been capable of hosting Alpine events. That optimism that people in Quebec had was greatly misplaced. It's never going to host a Winter Games.
  9. Wowza, that's crazy! I'm surprised Quebec ever got approved as a candidate considering there is no ski hill in the province with a hill high enough to hold Alpine events. At least in the speed category. I'm keeping my fingers crossed Vancouver pops up soon! Hopefully you can find what you are looking for too!
  10. Almaty really worked and put forward a solid bid. Like I said before, they've got their own issues that they have to deal with: being run by a dictator, LGBT Rights, major smog problems, etc. That being said, they are up against a juggernaut at this point and I can't see them winning but they've put forward a decent effort and I think they could put on a decent Olympics, but I think Beijing is still going to be nearly impossible to beat.
  11. Haha I saw that, I'm jealous! I'd buy it off you if I could, but first come first served!
  12. That would be fantastic! I've tried as much as I can, but Ebay hasn't had one for quite a while so if you find a set let me know! Thanks so much! I appreciate it hugely!
  13. I've been looking for years, but if anyone has an extra Vancouver 2010 Bid Book around that they'd be willing to sell, or if anyone can direct me to where I could purchase one. I would dearly love to get my hands on a copy for sentimental reasons. I know PDF versions can be found, but it's just not the same thing. I'd absolutely love to purchase a physical version, if anyone can help out, direct message me! Thanks a bunch!
  14. It sounds now like things are starting to ramp up in terms of preparations and moving along. I, like everyone was concerned with the reports, and with the bay being as polluted as it is, but Brazil put on a very respectable World Cup and I think now we will see in the next two years everything revved up so by the time we get to Rio, we will see a very good games put on.
  15. I'm looking forward to a successful games for Toronto, perhaps to launch them towards a 2028 or 2032 bid.
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