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  1. Roger, just consider the source. Enuff said.   ^_^ It’s the same one who kept saying that the IOC should just call up a certain central Asian country to “save” the IOC’s butt for 2026. And the same one who suggests a Summer Olympics in “January”. :lol:

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  2. I guess not. Cuz didn’t the bookies say Stockholm? At least that’s what was being discussed over in the “who will win, & what will be the vote difference” thread.

    As far as future betting, isn’t there always something to bet on, regardless of the process? Especially since the rest of the IOC members are supposedly going to still be filled in with the new process.


  3. ^As already has been mentioned here before, & not by me, but Coates has an axe to grind against Melbourne. So that’s why they’re currently not on the table, cuz Coates has gone out of his way to push Melbourne aside for his own personal vendetta during his re-election campaign for AOC president. 

    Again, if you claim that Brisbane isn’t going to win anyway, then all your accusations are really a moot point.


  4. 10 minutes ago, Olympic Fan Darcy said:

    We argued it over and over and yet here we are, the IOC Vice President and actual President praising the Brisbane bid, Melbourne not even in the picture. The timing rules not being changed.

    Perhaps you’re confused, cuz we never argued this over & over again. It was Beijing over Almaty, remember? Which, if we’re going to be this schoolyard game, you got WRONG, & I got right. 

    And so f’n what if John Coates is “praising” the Brisbane bid (& Bach is just being diplomatic, not necessarily praising anything). Cuz remind how well that worked out for Gunilla Lindberg & Stockholm 2026. :P

    16 minutes ago, Olympic Fan Darcy said:

    It's been 2 years, you need to get over it. Seems you're the naive one after all. 

    Right, look in the mirror. Cuz you’re seeing what you want to see. Aren’t you the one that keeps saying that Brisbane won’t win anyway, so WTF is your problem then. :rolleyes:


  5. 6 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:

    I doubt they'd reject Australia outright simply for proposing an October Olympics (although that seems like it's a moot point anyway), but it's something the IOC will have to try and put a value on.  If the numbers don't work out, then it's likely not going to happen.

    You need to tell this to Darcy then, since it very clear that he enjoys to ‘misrepresent’ my posts, even though it’s obvious that I’m not the only one with this opinion. Maybe he’s ‘obscessed’ with me or something for whatever his reasons.


  6. 6 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

    Why the Summer Olympics are held in July, August despite heat

    It's not just NBC.  Other broadcasters and sports federations have similar preferences for that window as well.

    That was an interesting read. Damn the welfare of the athletes (which is what the IOC always rants about) & spectators as long as they can get every bit of revenue they can for their Olympic ‘investment’. 

    6 hours ago, Quaker2001 said:

    Prospective bidders are free to propose dates outside that window if they want.  That's what Doha did.  Yes, they got rejected, but mostly because the IOC said Do-haha to them, not necessarily because of the dates.

    Do-haha! :lol:;)

    Exactly, the date argument was merely a smokescreen to deny Doha-ha for other real issues that the IOC couldn’t just come right out & say to them (depsite of what any other ‘naive’ bias bid supporter around here wants to say about it). 


  7. It’s not just a matter of size, but also of perception, though. St. Louis is also a metro area of 3 million, but can anyone here see them hosting again in the 21st Century?

    Or Minneapolis/St. Paul with a metro area of almost 4 million? People here still balked about Boston 2024 & their greater metro population is well over 5 million, comparable to Sydney & Melbourne. 

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  8. The IOC is probably keen on returning to Australia at some point. But are they really “that keen” on Brisbane, though (other than John Coates, of course)? 

    Sydney 2000

    Athens 2004

    Beijing 2008 

    London 2012

    Rio 2016

    Tokyo 2020

    Paris 2024 

    Los Angeles 2028

    Brisbane 2032 or 2036? (Especially for a city that requires a lot of work which would then seem to go against the “New Norm”)?

    That’s like Germany putting up Leipzig or the U.S. going with Kansas City or Minneapolis. I know many outside the U.S. here were flabbergasted when the USOC originally chose Boston for their 2024 bid. 

    I know the IOC is in a very senstative spot these days, as far as bid cities are concerned, but it’s not like they’ve totally done away with their old ways of thinking that much, if last Monday’s election of Milan for 2026 is any indication. 


  9. While awarding Australia so early may benefit their apparent bid city that requires a lot of work, what about the other interested 2032 parties that will certainly cry foul if they so quickly annoint 2032 like this without a formal bid process. I don’t think doing that twice in a row will sit too well with some NOC’s. I know that the Charter was just changed to accommodate some out-of-the-box thinking, but this seems like it would be pushing it. Plus, what about the risk in awarding an Olympic Games this far out? I know many Angelino’s were griping about that when 2024 was looking that it wasn’t going to be theirs & they had to “settle” for 2028 then.


  10. 6 hours ago, Smitty said:

    Regarding Trondheim, Granåsen can stage cross country, ski jumping and biathlon, and they have the mountains for alpine according to their 2018 bid proposal, but they would have to build most of the ice venues and a sliding track. The takeaway is that they would not need Åre at all, though.

    Can Trondheim justify building the ice venues post-Games, though?

    As far as the sliding track goes, they can still use the one in Lillehammer.


  11. What about a Trondheim/Are combo? I know that Trondheim (& fricken Tromso) tried for the 2018 Winter Olympics, but the Norwegian gov’t of course didn’t support it. Trondheim is also much larger than Ostersund.

    I know that Trondheim has a stadium & a nearby ski jumping facility, but what else would need to be built? Would it make sense post-Games to even try. That’s another (Scandie :D) alternative that could possibly be looked into.

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