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  1. Why the upset? It was a quick article that some people may have looked at for about 10 seconds. The public will hardly have noticed it, let alone taken it seriously.
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    Qatar 2022

    What happens to all the other sports who will have their seasons ruined by all of this?
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    Qatar 2022

    It might also create a slight clash with most domestic seasons across the northern hemisphere...
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    USA 2024

    Where is the evidence that South Africa is physically ready to host? What level of infrastructure is minimum for them to be able to host? What is the gap they need to bridge before being crowned as hosts?
  5. I would put it more that there needs to be a certain level of economic, political and social stability (over a period of decades) to be able to pull off a successful games. The workforce needs to be educated to a certain level, you have to be certain that the power / other infrastructure will be able to cope under the increased stress and world attention. The hospitality for the athletes / officials / media / foreign tourists needs to be upto standard (not necessarily 5* for everyone but of a certain quality that not everywhere has yet). This doesn't mean that you have to be a G8 capital, but I think the fact that Tokyo nearly won in round 1 would suggest that this is more important than perhaps we realised before.
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    125th Session - live chat

    Lost feed here too
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    125th Session - live chat

    Budget is sensible? That is probably the key question.
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    125th Session - live chat

    Does anyone have a quick recap of the Istanbul presentation?
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    125th Session - live chat

    Surely it does when an IOC member thinks about "who do I trust most?".
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    125th Session - live chat

    I've only just seen the Japanese one, they are doing well to my mind
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    Legacy mode

    Any links as to where?
  12. Also, how would Lake Placid afford it? Even a bill of $1 billion would be about $2000 a person.
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    Istanbul 2020

    Maybe big screens could be put up in there to watch the action in the various sports in the days in between the ceremonies.
  14. Good thinking. Maybe 2028 is better for NYC as the mayor would be more midterm than lame duck. It would also give time to make it into a long term regeneration project than a one shot glory hunt