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  1. I visited the SCCOG website once (although the links don't seem to work anymore) and if i remember correctly, LA's 2016 bid proposed that UCLA be the home of the Olympic Village. In my opinion, it looked like it would put many athletes rather far away from their competition venues. Surely, if they want to host another Olympics in the future, then they should try to come up with something more centralized, if they can. If not.....
  2. I think I'll give this a try. Chicago Houston San Francisco
  3. Most of this comes from the original NYC plan and Wikipedia. I guess-estimated on some of the capacity numbers. NYC Plan Existing Venues Madison Square Garden - Gymnastics (18,200) Barclays Center – Basketball (18,103) Citi Field – Archery (40,000) 369th Regiment Armory – Badminton, Rhythmic Gymnastics (6,000) Wien Stadium – Field Hockey (18,000) Yankee Stadium – Baseball or Rugby Sevens (50,000) Izod Center – Handball (18,000) Richmond County Bank Ballpark – BMX (7,000) Fresh Kills Park – Mountain Biking Staten Island – Road Cycling course USTA National Tennis Center – Tennis Radio City Music Hall – Weightlifting (6,000) Breezy Point – Sailing Javits Convention Center – Wrestling, Judo, Taekwondo, Table Tennis Carnesecca Arena – Fencing (5,600) Central Park - Triathlon New Venues Olympic Stadium: Ceremonies, Athletics, Football finals (72,000) Olympic Aquatic Center Swimming, Synchronized Swimming (20,000) Water Polo, Diving (9,000) [*]Corona Park Regatta Center – Rowing, Canoe/Kayak Flatwater [*]Corona Park Whitewater Center – Canoe/Kayak Slalom [*]Staten Island Equestrian Center – Equestrian [*]Olympic Volleyball Arena – Indoor Volleyball (17,000) [*]Queensbridge Olympic Velodrome – Track Cycling (6,000) Temporary Venues Olympic Boxing Hall – Boxing (8,000) Pelham Bay Shooting Center – Shooting Beach Volleyball Arena – Beach volleyball (12,000) Football Venues MetLife Stadium – 82,500 (East Rutherford, NJ) Rutgers Stadium – 52,454 (Piscataway, NJ) Lincoln Financial Field – 68,532 (Philadelphia) Gillette Stadium – 68,756 (Foxboro, MA) Rentschler Field – 40,000 (East Hartford, CT) Yale Bowl – 64,000 (New Haven, CT) Is it good? Or does it suck?
  4. In my spare time, I've compiled hypothetical venue plans for potential New York and Chicago bids (the latter of which I live near and thus have first hand knowledge of), since I consider myself pretty knowledgeable on the subject of sports venues. I don't know if I should share them though.
  5. I don't know NYC very well, so I'm asking people who either live there, or know the city very well. What can anyone tell me about this area at these coordinates? 40°43'20.07"N 73°55'26.18"W This looks like a decent, somewhat centrally located area to put an Olympic park and Athletes' village.
  6. According to Google Earth, about 20 minutes apart by car. Makes me wonder how it could work if they were to have two cauldrons. As for London's cauldron, In my opinion, the way they have it sitting in that tunnel makes it look so insignificant.
  7. Steve Nash was one of the cauldron lighters in Vancouver, and he isn't a winter athlete, so there is precedent. My guess, maybe someone from either hockey or figure skating, since those are big winter sports in Russia.
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