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Olympic Fan Darcy

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  1. 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.
  2. Brisbane's looking a lot more appetizing now isn't it?
  3. 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.
  4. 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%26rk
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. Stopped taking the post seriously when you said "idk if I would take him with any sort of credibility". Him of course being the Vice President of the actual International Olympic Committee. Clearly the Vice President of the IOC would have an inkling, just a little bit of knowledge about what his fellow members would prefer and he clearly doesn't think they are going to bend the rules again just to allow Melbourne to host. And I don't have to believe that Brisbane would win if they bid, I think it would be a good way to gain some exposure and can be used as a platform for further bids an
  16. Well it sure seems like the Australian Olympic Committee are far more interested in Brisbane than Melbourne for 2032. I mean, John Coates is the Vice President of the IOC and he's behind Brisbane and not Melbourne. Interesting that.. I think the man who's one of the most senior in the International Olympic Committee might know what the IOC would do in a bidding race. Clearly, he's not foreseeing the time window being changed for Melbourne, otherwise perhaps he would already be lobbying and talking down the importance of a July/August games in support of Melbourne. Instead, he knows how crucial
  17. Really confused. The IOC has got an abundance of bids for 2032 but then they need to go and change a rule just for Melbourne? Which one is it?
  18. Well your post literally discussed direct quotes from my previous post so it was clearly directed, at least somewhat at me. And it's not just NBC's preferred timeslot... remember, the IOC used it as a reason to throw away Doha's 2016 bid? It's part of the criteria, stop pretending like the IOC will simply overlook this for Melbourne, it's incredibly naive. And please, Boston and Budapest are pretty known around the world. Of course they're nowhere near in the same regard as London, Rome, Tokyo or NYC but neither is Melbourne. Was Boston the original choice by the USOC before they
  19. This post is clearly directed at me so i'll go right ahead and reply. When did I say "screw NBC"? I don't recall saying it and I haven't really posted here much for quite some time so if I did say it, it must have been before cities were dropping like flies from being interested in hosting. It's pretty rich that you're ignoring the main point of the argument. Cities around the world that are world-renowned like Rome, Budapest, Boston, Oslo, Krakow and Stockholm all bid for recent games and then just withdrew because barely anyone wants to host anymore. Beggars can't be choosers at t
  20. But what Melbourne doesn't have is weather that suits the Summer Olympics time slot and the IOC can't change it as it would jeopardize one of the largest incomes they have, the USA broadcasting rights with NBC. They bent the rules with Sydney but they're not going to do it again, especially when Los Angeles is likely going to save their ass for a second time in 2028. The IOC can't afford to annoy the Americans so if Melbourne can't host in July/August (which it can't considering it's pretty damn cold then), then it's Brisbane/South East Queensland for the Australian bid.
  21. As a Brisbane local i'm biased but I can see this bid happening (not saying it'll win against larger global cities). The main issue I find is that they'd need to work on a fast rail between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I volunteered for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games while living in Brisbane and it took me almost 2 hours to get from where I live to the main stadium in GC. And i'm located near the Brisbane airport which would be a good location for the Olympic Village and was in fact the plan for the Olympic Village for the 1992 Brisbane Olympic bid. Other venues: The aquati
  22. Funny cause I read this article yesterday by the Economist which showed it’s as bloc-voting as ever. https://www.economist.com/news/europe/21742117-continents-annual-singing-tournament-becoming-increasingly-partisan-neighbourly-voting And the article you posted doesn’t really say much. Tries to use Germany coming last three years in a row to coming 4th this year as a reason why politics isn’t a factor in Eurovision? Please, everyone knows politics is alive and well in Eurovision voting. Otherwise Russia would’ve given jury points to Jamala in 2016 and Russia wouldn’t still be being b
  23. Have some opinions on this years Eurovision Did not like Austria or Sweden and like the commentators, was shocked every time they got 12 points. Televoters got it right by not giving them many points but not impressed Austria came 3rd and Sweden got 7th. Australia's ranking was not deserved. I guess we've perhaps overstayed our welcome and the Europeans are sick of US? I honestly thought Jess Mauboy's song was a top 5 contender. It's the the 2nd best of all the Aussie songs submitted so far (Dami a clear first, then Jess, then Guy, then Isiah a distant last). Coming last in the t
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