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About iceyone

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  1. Yes true - I'm not sure Australia will host the CWG's after 2018 - maybe by 2038? As for the Rugby World Cup - Ireland/South Africa/France/Australia/Wales/Argentina - all countries who should host it before NZ - so I wouldn't expect NZ to host it until 2051.
  2. Russia will get to keep 2018, while Qatar should be stripped for a variety of reasons. Either give 2022 to the u.s or ask for a re-vote?
  3. I am from Brisbane - I don't see it as an Olympic host yet. Plus we only hosted it as a country in 2000 so shouldn't bid before 2036. I think South Africa should host one for sure, as should the united states again.
  4. Not just once - Multiple times! http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/27652181 Qatar World Cup: '$5m payments to officials' corruption claim Fifa is facing fresh allegations of corruption over its controversial decision to award the 2022 World Cup to Qatar. The Sunday Times has obtained millions of secret documents - emails, letters and bank transfers - which it alleges are proof that the disgraced Qatari football official Mohamed Bin Hammam made payments totalling $5m to football officials in return for their support for the Qatar bid. Qatar 2022 and Bin Hammam have always strenuously den
  5. It will be a long time before Australia bids to host anything to do with Fifa. We spent $50 million and got 1 vote. Fifa can go jump for all I care.
  6. It's no surprise that it has now come out that Qatar bribed exco members (how many is anyone's guess) - I don't blame them however. The real culprits are Fifa - they voted for a bid that was unsuitable, want to move the tournament and have been shown to be corrupt. They should never have voted for Qatar - any of the other 4 bids would have been acceptable! As it is - they've made their bed and have to lie in it. As for Australia - we should never have bid,
  7. Australia got 1 vote - we will never host a world cup. As for Qatar bribes - nothing may ever be found, but if it smells like a duck etc. I'm enjoying the shite fight Fifa are now having though re:the Winter World Cup. I really do wonder how much the EXCO were paid - what's a few million between friends?
  8. Instanbul for mine. Doha and Dubai - good luck with that.
  9. The U.S has proven to be a very safe pair of hands, and a great host. However for whatever reason there is an anti-u.s stance in the IOC currently. Bid for a summer games for the 2028/2032 games and see what happens. Australia probably won't host another one in my life time (or if they do, not until 2048/2052!) Good luck to the u.s - you will eventually get to host an olympics again.
  10. I would like either Brisbane or Melbourne to host before Perth. As we just hosted in 2000, I wouldn't bother bidding until 2028 or 2032 - even then, it may be too soon. By 2048 we should have a good shot at holding the olympics again.
  11. It's going to be in Qatar - if they took the world cup off them it would create all sorts of issues. I can only hope no players die from dehydration and people don't get arrested for drinking/being gay.
  12. Would be funny if they had trouble attracting bidders for 2026 after the 2022 decision. Fifa can go jump - Australia won't be bidding for another world cup, we're happy enough to make it (hopefully for a 3rd time in a row) and go from there. To only get 1 vote for 2022 showed us that in world football we are either not cared about or minnows when it comes to politicking. I really hope England gets to host one day (they would be an amazing world cup) but don't have high hopes of this happening.
  13. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_at_the_Olympic_Games A famous saying is "Don't through stones in glass houses!" From that list the following countries have: Russia 7 Bulgaria 7 United States 6 Hungary 4 Ukraine 3 Sweden 3 Belarus 3 Spain 2 North Korea 2 Germany 2 Uzbekistan 1 United Kingdom 1 Unified 1 Romania 1 Poland 1 Norway 1 Netherlands 1 Mongolia 1 Ireland 1 Greece 1
  14. We wouldn't want it anyway. If there are any changes, the losing bidders should sue Fifa. Fifa shouldn't change a thing - the bid was for a summer world cup - if Qatar cannot deliver the air conditioned stadiums then too bad - Fifa/Qatar have made their bed - let them lie in it.
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