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  1. Brisbane's looking a lot more appetizing now isn't it?
  2. 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.
  3. Thought i'd pop back in on this site, see if anyone's added any bid books to their collection of late? There's a few floating around on ebay for a good price. NYC 2012 for $100 https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-York-City-2012-Olympic-Bid-Official-Candidate-Bid-to-the-IOC/174253339637?hash=item28924ef3f5:g:or0AAOSwK05emRGw Berlin 2000 currently at around $40 https://www.ebay.com/itm/Olympic-Games-2000-Bid-Book-BERLIN/164161100215?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160811114145%26meid%3D64971fee9bad40168ee988851806b115%26pid%3D100667%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D8%26mehot%3Dnone%26sd%3D164161100215%26itm%3D164161100215%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2334524&_trksid=p2334524.c100667.m2042 And then you've got the Atlanta 1996 set listed at $4800... think i'm happy I got my Atlanta set for around $350. https://www.ebay.com/itm/1996-Atlanta-Olympics-Signed-Proposal-Bidding-Books/164161462267?hash=item2638c91ffb:g:MBIAAOSwr2delluk
  4. Wasn't planning on attending although I did apply for a job there. However, I can't see the games going ahead. Feels crazy saying that but this is definitely going to get worse before it gets better. Unless a vaccine is found and globally distributed by May/June then it won't happen.
  5. Not quite sure I follow this? Brisbane hasn't been given the games, they're just going ahead with a bid. No different to Hamburg in 2024, Baku and Doha in 2016 and 2020, Havana and Leipzig in 2012... Sure they don't have the name recognition of the other cities, i'll be the first to admit that but currently nobody else has thrown their hands up. Should Shanghai or Rome or Berlin come into the mix then the IOC can dismiss Brisbane/South East Queensland but for now, beggars can't be choosers.
  6. Haven't been on here much but I have been following Brisbane's progress and I have to say i'm still a bit stunned. People keep me asking me what I think of Brisbane 2032 and the whole time i've said, it's not going to happen, it's good to put us on the map with a bid but we won't win. Now Palaszczuk is in Lausanne, apparently an announcement is expected to be made by the end of the year now the bid team said. I think I heard Bach say this is the most prepared they've seen any bid in history this far out. There's just no discussion of any potential opponent, nobody has really been given a chance cause clearly Queensland/Brisbane want to lock things up nice and early. I mean 13 years is a huge amount of time to plan a games, 85% of the venues are existing or already in motion. The big flaw is a lack of a big stadium but there's a few options on that one. A few different places where one could be built, I recall Victoria Park being floated as an idea, QEII could be knocked down and rebuilt, Coates said the Gabba isn't off the table (not sure about that one). As said, with 13 years to go, the options are there. I still feel like 2032 isn't going to be awarded to Brisbane but Brisbane will be the Australian bid. People here really need to stop mentioning Melbourne. That's just not happening.
  7. You REALLY think Coates is the one and only reason Melbourne isn't in the picture? Come on. And besides, why are you still arguing it then if you know that Melbourne isn't happening. Brisbane's on the cards and that's it. And yeah I did argue that Brisbane wasn't going to win, when I thought the IOC was still holding actual votes for it's Summer Olympic host cities. Then 2024 and 2028 were gifted without a voting process and given how much focus they've given to this South East Queensland bid and nothing for anyone else than perhaps not. If this goes to a bid and Berlin and Shanghai throw their hat into the rings then probably not but currently nothing is happening.
  8. You argued over and over that the IOC would bend the rules for the date change which is still yet to happen. You argued that Brisbane wouldn't happen and that Melbourne would which also, is still yet to happen. Where exactly is Melbourne in this bid race? Cause pretty much every second thread here has been about Brisbane updates. Melbourne's not in the picture. You need tor realize that.
  9. The NBC revenue is one of the most important incomes for the Olympics. The fact they haven't renewed for the games after 2032 is worrisome for any city that proposes hosting outside the proposed date window. If it looks like they'll be held outside their preferred window then that deteriorates the value for NBC and gives less income to the IOC. Why mess with that formula? Melbourne can go ahead with bidding outside the window but I doubt the IOC would be interested, especially when there's a city/region from the exact same country that is interested in bidding, within the right time frame and has the support of the head of the Australian Olympic Committee. Melbourne's out of the equation, not sure why people are still hung up on it. Just because FYI pathetically argues that Brisbane has the same international recognition as Leipzig (seriously?) or a population the same size at Kansas City doesn't matter. Seems this is the only serious bid on the table at the moment and the IOC are taking it seriously. Bach has invited the Premier of Queensland to come to the IOC headquarters at the end of the year.
  10. 2 years on and you're still out here whinging about Melbourne being discarded. You call me naive because years ago I told you the IOC wouldn't bend the rules on the date issue for Melbourne and that they set the benchmark for that with Doha even if it was a smokescreen. You said Brisbane was stupid and that Melbourne would be the bid and the IOC would change the rules for September/October. We argued it over and over and yet here we are, the IOC Vice President and actual President praising the Brisbane bid, Melbourne not even in the picture. The timing rules not being changed. It's been 2 years, you need to get over it. Seems you're the naive one after all.
  11. So do those people who were telling me that a Brisbane/South East Queensland would never happen and that it’d be Melbourne bidding for 2032 still want to stand by that? People kept going on and on about how the IOC would concede the weather time frame to allow Melbourne to bid and kept ignoring the Brisbane bid. Well it’s looking more and more real now. I still dont think Brisbane/SEQ will win but it’s looking like they are in the running. Apparently other names in the ring currently are Jakarta, Buenos Aires, India and Germany.
  12. Has anyone added any new bid books to their collection in the last year or two? I got a fantastic London 2012 set a couple months back.
  13. Not sure if anyone is still around on this forum but just saw this pop up on eBay, I already have a set but thought someone here might be of interest! It's the Toronto 2008 Bid Book Set. It looks like it's missing the top part of the steel briefcase but still looks decent.
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