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Everything posted by Roger87

  1. I also would like to hear the German bid- The prior bids went kapputt with the referendums but having the macrorregion of Europe and one of the most developed zones per infrastructure may help. Also, having a full multicultural region remarking the new Germany can work.
  2. You can't be serious or you are completely delusional... Jakarta? You mean, one of the most polluted cities around the world, with a huge issue of environemental crisis around being sinked to the ocean. And that's not counting the severe lack of infrastructure in public transport and security (Worse now with the recent political inestability). Rio de Janeiro would be a field day on the country comparing Jakarta. And of top of that, the weather during the summer. I don't know if you've been there (I did), cause you need to verify yourself to drop that pipe dream. Imagine the own Indonesian government had approved the first steps to change the capital to Borneo. And finally, you forgot the 2018 Asian Games were actually split between Jakarta and Palembang (That last city had the Sport complex)
  3. The level of naivety is something even in our current days. Remember Sochi boycott related to the gay rights and the killings in closing Chechnya? Or how about the criticism over Rio and the police in the favelas for order? China had faced this before and the IOC knew about this. It won't matter in the long term, not when China is one of the superpowers of the world.
  4. Toronto handover was boring, but it wasn't terrible. Santiago, on the other hand... Srly, who thought this was a good idea? Especially when Lima closing ceremony was a full spectacle of folklore and tradition (And the closing was a much better show). Good thing it was short. Tokyo showed us how to make a really modern handover without losing traces of national identity or culture. But reggaeton, really? Still considering this is from the same team who made the opening ceremony of Copa America 2015...
  5. Doesn't matter. Boris is currently a lame duck and will have the hot potato exploding on his face.
  6. True. Ironically, for once in years, all the EU members are united in something... Don't making Brexit easy for UK.
  7. The MVP of the spectacle hands down
  8. Yep. At least things in Torino came on good shape. And for the distances it can perfectly work. Although mayor Chiara Appendino is currently facing investigations, her image works better and she always have the incompetence of Roma's Virginia Raggi as lifeguard.
  9. Now, this is territory of delusional thinking. Especially when Melbourne can work per September timeline.
  10. Define "stable country" in Subsaharian African country? Just recently Kenya faced a close political crisis per elections and has faced criticism for the border with Somalia and menace of terrorism.
  11. Well, at least this won't be Mediterranean arrogance anymore Unless Coates has Italian/Castillian roots.
  12. Indeed. Brisbane is growing as a city, but even among some Aussies (Just watch Youtube), Brisbane is akin to St. Louis or Minneapolis. Not only Sydney and Melbourne had everything in consideration, but also both cities are global cities per excellence. Sydney is like Los Angeles as the shiny, modern metropolis while Melbourne is like NY, as the old soul but also the cultural, college Australian capital. Both cities have considerable infrastructure per public transport, venues and locations and their populations are young enough to keep the spirit (And both cities are mostly known for their cultural and social diversity. Melbourne has more reasons to enter in the list for the double Olympic host cities alongside Tokyo and Beijing. Now, if Brisbane can work for that starting now, then it will be great. But these projects must be start with or without the Olympics to make a proper case. When Barcelona was selected, Spain entered in a new age after years of Franco regime and Barcelona, as antagonist of Madrid, it was always the more liberal and pro european spanish city (It was the main center of the Spanish Republic). It came in a full reconstruction. The Olympics gave a new identity to that narrative. Brisbane must show that. If it wasn't for the idea of bringing Pyongyang for the bid, Seoul would have been my main candidate for the 2032-2036 Olympic host. Safe Summer Olympics host. A proper metropolis which can enter on that prior list. Powerful country in sports. Now the Rhine Ruhr bid can offer a new interesting perspective. Sure, the purists would love to see Berlin, but that ship has sailed. And Hamburg/Munich were eliminated for referendums. At least an advantage for Germany is, even as a unified country, for history the country has clear regional identities which can offer different elements (and came strong for federalism). It's not the same Baviera and Berlin. Rhine Ruhr is the center of the prior West Germany economic miracle, a multicultural population divided in cities widely connected, and as main circle of Bundersliga, the sport has roots there. The question is about how the Germans will sell it for population and IOC. Otherwise, maybe Madrid has a chance now
  13. First wait if Nairobi doesn't end as disaster like Durban
  14. Canada just recently rejected Calgary. China has Beijing 2022 South Africa burnt all the bridges with the Commonwealth Games disaster and the IOC wants safe hosts New Zealand is out and really small for XXII Games
  15. Also, from Germany, there's fight over "which" bid: if 2032 Rhine Rhur or 2036 Berlin https://gamesbids.com/eng/summer-olympic-bids/future-summer-bids/german-minister-rules-out-possible-berlin-2036-olympic-bid-due-to-controversial-anniversary/
  16. You missed the Castilians for a fourth try https://www.marca.com/olimpismo/2019/06/19/5d0a3f9a22601d300b8b45fa.html
  17. I like it. This is actually really Japanese.
  18. If the Castilians are envious and stubborn of the Catalans to get the Olympics first (Exclusive words of Ana Botella). Imagine now with the Basques Not gonna happen in eons
  19. At least Anna König Jerlmyr was trendy on twitter (But not for the right reasons) At least poor Ana Botella will have a rest of the jokes. Good to know the third Anne (Hidalgo) wasn't on that list
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