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kernowboy last won the day on April 6 2012

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  1. 'Joint bids by 2 member associations are permitted and, under exceptional circumstances, joint bids by 3 member associations may be considered.'
  2. A potential 'Kalmar' bid could be interesting. When we consider a 16 team tournament with two hosts has 14 places, a 24 team tournament with 3 hosts still leaves 21 places. Sweden are desperate to hold a football tournament again and have tried to bid with Norway, Denmark as well as the entire Nordic area. I think they could pull it off. Sweden Solna - Swedbank Arena 50,000 Gothenburg - Ullevi 43,000 either Stockholm with the new Stockholmsarenan (30,000) and/or an expanded Malmo Swedbank Stadion (24,000) Norway Oslo - new National Stadium - 50,000 Trondheim - Lerkenhal - 35,000 - 40,000 either Stavanger with an expanding Viking Stadium (15,600) or Bergen with a new stadium for Brann Denmark Copenhagen - Parken 40,000 Brondby - Brondby Stadium 26,000 (to be expanded) Aarhus - NRGI 20,000 (replaced with a new 30,000-35,000 seats stadium) Opening - Oslo QF - Oslo, Gothenberg, Solna, Copenhagen SF - Oslo, Solna F - Solna
  3. I think several cities pulled out because of other commitments or a lack of government support. In 2014, there were 3 candidates in the bidding process, but another 4 submitted official bids but were not shortlisted to go to the next stage.
  4. How can you block a particular user and their obnoxious attitude?
  5. Denver and Berne have previously withdrawn from competitions and its not affected them. I think 2 years away in 2013, and lets say a minimum 10 years away in 2022 are different questions. Unlike Maribor, Ljubljana is the capital city with a population 3x the size. There are already sports venues in place in the capital which could be used, and a sporting culture that could use all of the facilities post games. There is a world class ski jumping venue at Planica with hills of HS215, HS140 and HS100, and a stadium with a 30,000 capacity. Kranjska Gora already hosts annual World Cup slalom events and has a vertical of 838m and is less than 90km from Ljubljana. The nearby town of Jesenice with its ice hockey team could be another possible indoor venue. If Ljubljana bid, you could bet the government would not withdraw funding for such a signifcantly more prestiguous event than the Universiade
  6. Of course if England chose to bid, they could host it tomorrow Wembley 90,000 The Emirates 60,342 New White Hart Lane 56,250+ Old Trafford 76,000 Etihad Stadium 48,000 St James's Park 52,000 Stadium of Light 49,000 Elland Road 40,000 Villa Park 42,000 Anfield 45,000 before we consider new stadiums or expanded stadiums such as Southampton, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham or the redeveloped Olympic stadium. As England cannot bid for the Rugby World Cup, FIFA World Cup, Summer Olympics etc for some time, then that leaves the Euros.
  7. If Italy can't host the Olympics I'd be surprised if they host the Euro's England might be a candidate - it would cost us nothing as all the stadia are already there. Germany have never held the Euro's before (they were West Germany in 1988) whilst when Spain held it in 1964, there were only 4 teams. Again they've got everything in place.
  8. Under the new 24 team format, you need to provide 9 stadiums and I think an additional 3 stadiums in reserve unless you can absolutely guarantee those 9. The capacities need to be: 2x 50,000 seats 3x 40,000 seats 4x 30,000 seats but once you take into account VIP and press, the capacity minimum tends to be about 4,000 seats higher. I think the winner of the 2020 Olympics could have an impact. If its Istanbul, Baku or Madrid, you'd think they'd struggle to host the tournament. Those expected to bid include: Georgia/Azerbaijan Croatia/Bosnia/Serbia Czech Rep / Slovakia Romania/Bulgaria Ireland/Scotland/Wales with single bids from Turkey Germany Netherlands Belgium For me Turkey are the favourites. If Istanbul is awarded 2020 then Germany look incredibly strong in the current economic climate wiith every stadium in place. If Madrid aren't awarded 2020, I'd like to see a Spanish bid. They've only held the Euros once in 1964 when there were only 4 teams and they certainly have all the necessary stadiums. A potential bid could be: Madrid Bernabeu - 80,354 Barcelona Nou Camp - 100,000 Valencia Nou Mestalla - 75,000 Sevilla La Cartuja - 57,580 Bilbao San Mames Barria - 53,000 Zaragoza La Romareda - 34,596 Elche - 38,750 Murcia - 31,179 La Coruna Riazor - 35,000 There are also extra stadiums in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville plus other new stadiums being built
  9. I'm a big fan of making things scaleable. Often a stadium is built and it is then really expensive to expand it. The Joao Havelange was built at 46,000 but easily increasable to over 60,000. Reading about athletics, have they actually settled on the site yet? It does seem ridiculous that the Skydome is possibly only going to be used for ceremonies. Why not close the roof and use all that interior space?
  10. I still don't get that once it became clear that in mid summer 2010, that Hamilton was rapidly becoming not an opton, that the Committee did not immediately pursue a waterfront option especially especially as the York location had already been rejected for a MLS and CFL stadium due to its remoteness. Whilst 2007 was an excellent stringboard for Rio successfully winning the 2016 games, 9 years later, Toronto seem to be striving for the complete opposite. Can you imagine a Joao Havelange Olympic Stadium built for 40,000 in the eastern portlands close to the village, ready to be expanded for the 2024 games? Talk about a missed opportunity. The irony is with over 3 years to go, it would be possible even now to build something similar.
  11. The concern must be that Toronto are making an absolute Horlicks of this and whether it might affect any future Olympic bid. On the negative it doesn't look too good, but I guess it could be argued that all the kinks in organising a major multi-site event were ironed out during 2015, and that a future bid would go like clockwork
  12. Well they've indicated that they want to bid - Philadelphia public officials that is. As for the main stadium, I hear what they say about the Franklin. However the Temple Owls used the Linc at the moment and might fancy getting their own stadium (they left Temple Stadium in 1977) and Villanova Wildcats who are currently looking at playing some games at the PPL because their own stadium is too small. An 80,000 (4 deck) stadium, with the top 2 decks removed post games could easily suit eithers needs.
  13. Well in terms of money you begin with COMCAST - owners of the NBC/Universal group - it is the 7th largest metropolitan economy in the USA with a total GDP of $347billion in 2010 Other huge companies on the Fortune 500 include Colonial Penn, Lincoln Financial, CIGNA, Sunoco, Boeing Rotocraft, GlaxoSmithKline (USA) etc
  14. With stunning alpine resorts and winter sports conditions within a hour ..... would seem a colossal waste
  15. Its proximity to LA counts against it. Realistically an East Coast olympics would be interesting.
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