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Olympic Fan Darcy last won the day on May 22 2020

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  1. Are they trying to make Brisbane look better? I mean pushing a joint bid with a dictatorship that's closed to the outside world and executes both foreigners as well it's own? Gee, Brisbane is starting to look like a world class bid in comparison. All we need now is Joko Widodo to announce Indonesia is interested and then maybe Qatar and their use of slave workers to build air conditioned stadiums.
  2. How smart would the IOC be to choose Doha after everything that went on with FIFA and the exploitation of North Korean workers to build the stadiums...
  3. I mean it's hard to compare the blatant bribery from cities like Nagano and SLC to what's gone on here. I see no cities that have been screwed over that actually had a chance at hosting. I can see the maneuvering of him saying look it's an unstable time, Australia handled Covid well, pick us and secure the games before the uncertainty (like we're seeing with Tokyo) goes on for years. Because countries and cities aren't focussed on a 2032 Olympic bid right now when many are in lockdown. Brisbane though has the luxury of not worrying about it too much and can take the front foot. I mean as you point out, LA got the games 11 years before the actual event and people are suddenly outraged Brisbane could get it 11 years out like it's a first? It's pretty obvious that the 2028 decision was along the lines of, look here LA, you give up 2024 to Paris, you've got 2028. Also, cities and countries have had the chance to express their interest in 2032, Brisbane has been on this for almost 4-6 years now, way before Covid was a thing. Doha, India, dictatorship and country that executes foreigners were our biggest threat? They never had a chance. Budapest, Hamburg and Rome had all withdrawn mid race in 2024/2024 due to opposition from citizens so they weren't exactly looking promising either. Then you have this bid from a region that beat Covid, is a first world nation, is committed to the bid, has the support of all levels of government and it's citizens. And people are shocked they get preferred status? Seriously. Also, I never wanted Doha to host. It was the inconsistency of the IOC saying they can't bend on the heat issue for Doha and then potentially entertaining Melbourne or Sydney as you and other posters kept pushing (guess where that ended up). Doha outranked other bidding cities in many categories but weren't entertained because of their various human rights abuses but the IOC chose a stupid issue to remove them from the race. Anyway, they were heard multiple times and the IOC rejected them, no way they can redeem themselves for 2032 anyway unless the IOC wants to officially end the Olympic Games by awarding it to Doha. This isn't my feelings of my hometown, in fact I used to say many times how Brisbane isn't ready to host the Olympics and I still feel that way. ALOT of investment and upgrades are needed for this, but, they are 100% the right choice right now. Only other place that's handled Covid better is NZ (Auckland currently in lockdown) or Singapore (someday soon?).
  4. Yes cause the IOC is well known for being transparent and handing the hosting to the most deserving city and not at all behind the scenes dealings. I mean i'm surprised at how shocked people are by the IOC wanting to choose a city in the country that handled Covid one of the best. No community transmission of Covid, no deaths this year. Brisbane holds the record for the largest sporting event held since Covid became a pandemic. Now how is the UK doing? USA? Italy? And they aren't even wanting the games. What we're actually left with is Doha and a possible joint bid of South Korea with a dictatorship or hey maybe Shanghai cause as I said above, China is looking awesome. I mean hey, remember how me and you used to get into arguments about Doha? I'm now meant to feel sorry the Qatari's aren't singled out as the favourite because they haven't had the chance to bribe everyone like they did with FIFA for 2022? Or i'm meant to feel suspicious because the IOC want to secure a city in these incredibly uncertain times?
  5. I mean people really going to say this is the most corrupt after Salt Lake City? Nagano? Sydney? All the bribery scandals, free gifts, free trips, free university? Sorry people are mad that the obvious choice is being preferred. I mean hey if you'd rather: Doha - human rights abuses, 50 degree heat, slave labor, bribery scandals Indonesia - executing foreigners India - might want to focus on the whole poverty, lack of proper sewage, South Korea joint bid with a dictatorship Shanghai - cause everyone is itching to go to China right now. Maybe Wuhan can have the closing ceremony?
  6. Not Doha suddenly being touted by people here as a good alternative after being mocked for the longest time . And then Indonesia? Hopefully Joko Widodo isn't executing any people when the IOC visit. Or hey maybe a joint bid between South Korea and a dictatorship? Or yeah, Shanghai, i'm sure everyone is going to be flocking to go to China after everything that's happened in the last 16 months or so. Maybe Wuhan might host some events too? Gee its a real surprise why the IOC is rushing to pick a city in Australia, the country that handled Covid one of the best in the world where we have no community transmission while other countries have overloaded hospitals, cities in lockdown while we're able to host events. (Brisbane holds the record for the largest sporting event since Covid became a pandemic with over 50,000 people packing out Suncorp Stadium). Not surprised they want to secure a host given these incredibly uncertain times especially after city after city kept dropping out of multiple bidding races.
  7. Look at the preparations for the Australian Open tennis. It'll likely go ahead but that was with a hard 2 week quarantine and more. That's around 200-300 people. This is 10,000-20,000 people with their athletes and their coaches, teams, physio etc. You really think this event will happen? Yeah those nation wide leagues like NHL and NBA happened, this is the largest sporting event in the world. Let's not play dumb.
  8. So if not 2022 or 2032, no Olympics for Tokyo then? $33 billion down the drain with no chance of return on investment? Cause I do not see it happening this year at all.
  9. Looks epic, definitely have to post some pics when it arrives. I've been adding quite a bit over recent years. The best being Brisbane 1992, Atlanta 1996 and London 2012. A few others. You?
  10. You make a good point but the only other alternative is to postpone it by 11 years until 2032 which would be even worse. Let's be real, the Olympics aren't happening this year. Tokyo is still in a state of emergency. This virus is getting worse, mutating several times into a more infectious and deadlier virus. Look at the shitshow going on with the Australian Open tennis and that's in Australia where there's no community transmission and with only 200 or so athletes. This would be thousands and thousands of athletes from every inch of the earth in a country where Covid has forced a lockdown. I can't see it happening this year at all. So if not 2022, that means 2032.
  11. Haven't been on here for ages but seems I jumped on just in time to vote in my hometown logo comp! I love A but D just really does it for me. All are fantastic!
  12. After 7+ years of searching I am now finally the owner of a Brisbane 1992 Olympic bid book set. Very happy and it's in perfect condition.
  13. I’d just like to point out that Bob Katter is one of our idiot politicians. He’s from rural Queensland (the state I live in) and he’s a homophobic idiot who is essentially just a shock jock who goes for headlines. He’s not a politician anyone in this country with a brain takes seriously.
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