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  1. Melbourne would be in revolt if Sydney got a second games before us. It's political poison for any Australian government that supports such a travesty ------------- Perth for me is a better choice than Brisbane, but neither is a good choice. Maybe by the time 2044 rolls around that will have changed, but for me I'd like to see another Australian games in my lifetime, and that realistically means Melbourne.
  2. Spain's credibility is in the toilet, which is a real shame because the Spanish people are amazing. But all CNN or Al Jazeera or the BBC needs to say is "25% unemployment" and everyone in the world automatically assumes Spain is a basketcase. I'd've supported bids for events like the UCI Worlds, but the Olympics just isn't the right fit for the country at this time, particularly when it is a country still in the first tier of recent hosts.
  3. I really like the logo, and I expect it to be incredible versatile, forming the glyphs for sports, directional arrows, the shape of icons etc. The look being used in things like that Athletics sheet is safe and not overly distinctive, but does a good job of not being as offensive to the eye as London's was. I'm expecting a lot of deep yellow vs blue play, with flashes of Green and a lot of blank space. As far as the official font goes...I really dislike it. It doesn't represent Brazil to me, it's difficult to read, and although it's distinctive, it isn't as memorable as London's.
  4. Melbourne and Victoria have plenty of stadiums with sizeable capacity. The loss of the MCG would be difficult to handle, particularly in relation to the finals season, but I suspect the MCC wouldn't mind, and a bit of creative fixturing could see stadiums like Whitten Oval, Coburg City, and Princes Park used efficiently, as well as some regional venues. We have a very small chance of bidding successfully, despite being a city eminently capable of hosting an Olympics, and our best bet of hosting a games soon might be as the emergency backup for a failed hosting. I think it would be in Melbourne's interests to build that water course to ensure we're truly ready at the (relative) drop of the hat to host the games in a 6-month time-frame, instead of a 6 year time-frame - the only other cities that could do it would be London, Beijing and Sydney, and in all but London's case, probably at a lesser level. Melbourne needs to be an assumed future host. As we have done for the last decade, Melbourne should continue to host many and varied major events in Sport, to ensure our name is well known to all sports federations and that we are thought of fondly. Melbourne needs to become an assumed host, not just the best city for the distant future. We need the SFs, IOC, media and money to assume we'll have an Olympics, and that we're truly in the first rank of next hosts. Rather than actually bidding and getting shot down, we ought to spend a decade and change talking about how we are getting ready for the bid, and constantly including mentions of our future bid when talking about world championships in Gymnastics, or swimming, or even Archery; when we hold the Australian Open, Melbourne Cup, F1... the people of Melbourne and Australia need to assume we'll bid, and when we do, that we'll win. Hopefully we can convince the rest of the world of it too, and see Melbourne 2036/40.
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