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  1. I can say a Toronto 2024 bid is imminent. The decision to kill the bid in 2014 will be overturned. Rob Ford was the main reason why the bid was killed, his negativity rubbed off on a majority of the Executive committee members. With John Tory in the mayor seat, the change in atmosphere and perception is a total 180. I can say there are city councillors that were against a bid last year who now have changed their stance on this matter. The bid has big name support behind it. Preliminary plans have always been in place. Stadium and Athlete's village will still be in the Portlands.
  2. Finally this is available for public viewing!! Based on Toronto's competitor profiles, the city views Paris and an American bid as its strongest competitors over any South African bid.
  3. It would be interesting if an informal polling was done to get an idea how the general public in Italy feel about bidding for the 2024 Olympics.
  4. Not surprised. Berlin is the next to bow out.
  5. Yes, I'm begining to believe the field for 2024 won't be that deep. I highly doubt Berlin is seriously in for 2024 now after what happened with Munich. And well with Rome, the economic crisis isn't improving but getting worse. Can we really expect Rome to put in a bid for 2024 after they pulled their 2020 bid for these exact reasons?
  6. What a ridiculous travel time between Stockholm and Are. This is really going to hinder the bid. Hmmm, it will be a tough sell but at the same time Sweden is long overdue for a Winter Olympics. This could be a sentiment shared by many IOC members that could help Stockholm. Got some side info here: Calgary was ready to submit a bid for 2022. COC rejected them, not interested in bidding for 2022.
  7. The USA would have been hard to beat if they had presented a bid here. Just sayin' The lack of competition is quite sad.
  8. Host city winner Madrid First city voted out Tokyo How many voting rounds to decide the winner 2 Which sport will be added Wrestling Who will be the new IOC president C.K. Wu
  9. Wait until you hear about the preliminary stadium plans. A game changer for Toronto.
  10. I just love seeing all these cranes up
  11. Since Chicago is out, the remaining cities don't look too promising unless NYC throws itself in the ring. I don't think L.A. can sell itself to the international community to get its 3rd Olympics. What about Miami? There's always been something about Miami that's always interested me and it's tropical climate. Of course they're would be obstacles to a Miami Olympics but has there been any word out of that city in pursuing a bid?
  12. Cleared Tulsa is #1 on our main competitor's list. Los Angeles and San Francisco who?
  13. We're really talking about venue names? Seriously!?! I've recently have been in contact with authoritative figures, sporting community, etc. at a general lunch last week. Not going into detail as it is still very early but what I can say is the City of Toronto is quite confident and this thread will be very active by years end. It's already active but you know what I mean.
  14. Forget about Dallas, it's all about Austin!! I just love how the anchor talks as if this is a realistic thing for their city. "An Olympics in Austin, well the USOC might want it so" Best line! http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/austin/Copy_of_austin-considered-for-2024-olympics
  15. Even if there is something new. A 3rd Olympics of Los Angeles? It's beyond me what the USOC are going to do. If at the end they have Dallas, Tulsa, Minneapolis and Philadelphia wanting to be the US candidate city, will they just forget about 2024 completely? It's like they want to bid for 2024 but I feel like they won't have the right city to bid with and will opt out for 2026 instead.
  16. Exactly what I believe 2nd and 3rd rate American cities aren't going to cut it for 2024. The only big mega city that will probably bid is Los Angeles really. Chicago is out and it seems like NYC doesn't give a ****. And even with Los Angeles there are a lot of question marks. Will the IOC go back to L.A. for a 3rd Olympics? I find it a really hard sell. Actually an extremely hard sell. It's unfortunate that Chicago does not want the Olympics anymore. They would have been ideal.
  17. Dallas won't get far. It just wouldn't be able to compete with the international competition.
  18. Any word from Los Angeles yet?
  19. FYI, I notice you've been an avid American Olympic follower so you would probably guess this better than let's say me or any other member outside the USA. Do you honestly think Chicago or NYC will come forward with a bid or will they ultimately pass? Is Chicago really over the Olympics?
  20. Has there not been any serious talks coming out of Chicago or NYC?
  21. I see that it has begun. You'll be seeing more media reports throughout the next couple months. I really like this project. It will transform this part of downtown and will change Toronto's skyline big time. It's a great idea to develop downtown parkland and over old railland. The expansion of the convention centre is needed.
  22. Toronto didn't have a "front runner label" for 2008. Beijing had it all the way through. There's many different possible scenarios that could play out. Without bidding, the city would not even have a chance. If it bids, it will be shortlisted giving it a chance. It's not like an impossible feat but it would be a uphill battle. I also believe the city wouldn't allow this to go forward unless it believed it had a fighting chance to win it. This would be the 3rd attempt.
  23. That's one thing that Toronto's bidding team would need to work hard on. Coming up with a compelling argument as to why the city should be awarded the games besides it probably having the best bid out of the bunch of candidates which in reality will probably be true. After all, the majority of votes is based on political b.s.. I will agree that will be difficult for the bid team to work on. I never did say Toronto would win 2024. I'm here as a supporter. The city has publicly made its intentions known that they're pursuing a bid for 2024. This is fact. Hence, why I'm here to discuss that. Mayb
  24. I'm talking about the city's significance on the world stage? Who's looking out for Durban? I never hear about this city unless its discussed about here on these boards.
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