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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 - 40,0
  3. The problem is if Barcelona or Oslo or St Moritz win the rights to 2022, then it will be 2030 or maybe even 2034 before Munich would like host again with North America in 2026 and maybe someone like China in 2030
  4. 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.
  5. How can you block a particular user and their obnoxious attitude?
  6. I don't even think they've broken ground yet. The decision is made on 7 September 2013 and I would love it if the city waited until then, though of course they can clear the existing stadium Ideally what they should design is something like the Moses Mabida Stadium with modular and movable seating - a stadium which can be built to hold 80,000 fans, but can have the top tier removed taking the capacity down to 54,000 If it is built with a movable stand section like the Stade de France, Singapore Sports Hub, Stadium Australia etc, the football only capacity could be increased to about 66,000 s
  7. Denver and Berne have previously withdrawn from competitions and its not affected them.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 ev
  8. 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.
  9. The triangle issue is considered a negative for Munich. When Quebec proposed their bid, one of the issues in addition to the hill, was a third bobsleigh track in Canada potentially underused with both Calgary and Vancouver tracks being available. Would three in a country like Canada be too many? Germany already has four tracks. So if it is impractical to build a fifth track near Garmisch or on that side of the Bavarian Alps, would it be possible to offer the facilities that Garmisch has (alpine, nordic, ski jumping) near Schonau am Kongisee? The answer is YES, and even if modifications wer
  10. 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.
  11. Its closer than Denver is to Vail
  12. and while you've got the Berchtesgaden resort you've also got Obersalzberg Bischofswiesen/Goetschen Ramsau/Hochschwarzeck Jenner different events could be held within 4-7kms of each other
  13. I think the issue is with Berchtesgaden it would simply be the Alpine events ...... they've held FIS events before. Rupholding is over 40km from there heading towards Munich so the crowds would be coming in from separate directions. And the point is the local economy is built there on tourism and sports events, not just biathalon but also mountain biking championships etc. It is also less than 50km from Salzburg allowing spectators to stay there and commute. If people go to Garmisch you either have Garmisch or have to commute 90km from Munich Garnisch local population is just under 27,000
  14. But you could argue that if there was going to be an ideal place to build/extend an extra hill that place would be Ruhpolding. I do have some sympathy with opposition from Garmisch. Whilst they have held the FIS World Championships, International Nordic Events and obviously the Four Hills Ski Jumping, I think it is the problem of trying to hold them all at the same time which is the issue.
  15. Obergamarou was to be used for Nordic competitions. It was replaced by Ohlstadt, but unfortunately snow is pretty marginal here in Febraury, often snow free, which is a major negative regarding Nordic events. Meanwhile over near Berchtesgaden is the world class Ruhpolding which does not suffer from this problem at all. As part of 2018, there was to be a permanent Ice Hockey arena on the old velodrome sight, and temporary speed skating and second ice hockey venues. It was these venues which caused the problems as the Greens objected as they'd have to be on green land. Even if they used the Oly
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