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  1. If LA does to the dual concept, I think this is the best concept. I mean the broadcasting will start at the LA Coliseum, head into Inglewood, and back to LA Coliseum for the parade of nations and the lighting of the cauldron. A separate channel could cover the entertainment while the parade of nations is going on...with the main broadcasters out in the Coliseum can drop in whenever they please. The production looks complex, but I think this is the best way to utilize both stadiums and honor the legacies of 1932 and 1984.
  2. I wonder how LA executes the dual stadium Opening Ceremony concept. This should be interesting. One thing for certain, the opening ceremony will be under broad daylight (assuming a 6pm start to accommodate east coast viewers). If I was Garcetti, I would start the ceremony at the LA Coliseum (introduce the President and National Anthem), bring the artistic portion to Hollywood Park (for the theatrical darkness), the parade of nations and speeches back at the LA Coliseum, host a couple of musical performers back in Inglewood, and finally light the cauldron at the Coliseum. For the final le
  3. The nation (and the world) likely expects Michael Phelps to light the cauldron. Greg Louganis is a great pick. Carl Lewis has to be a part of the final leg (most decorated athlete of the 1984 games). Misty May and Kerri Walsh is at my #6. I wouldn't be surprised if they ran the torch around the track. The Dream Team changed basketball and made it a worldwide game, not to mention Magic Johnson is a LA sports legend. They got the 1980 Olympic Team together in Salt Lake City, so its possible in LA. If its not feasible, Johnson and Bird can run on their behalf. Don't expect them to light the
  4. During the Atlanta games...NBC started their coverage at 8pm and the ceremony started at 8:45. The same happened in Vancouver (NBC started at 8pm, EST, the ceremony started at 9pm). American and Canadian interests will be used to schedule events. The Olympic finals for track, swimming, and gymnastics starts at 5:30 local time.
  5. LA 2028 is entertaining the concept of dual stadium ceremonies, so the final relay lineup is going to be huge. Michael Phelps gets the honor to light the cauldron, but I would like to see those who participate in the final leg join Phelps in lighting the torch together as Team USA, reenacting what the Miracle on Ice team did in Salt Lake City. 1. Michael Phelps 2. Caitlyn Jenner 3. Magic Johnson and Larry Bird (w/ the Dream Team) 4. Carl Lewis 5. Mary Lou Retton (w/Carly Paterson, Nastia Liukin, Gabby Douglas, and Simone Biles)
  6. LA already hosted the Olympics twice. The most recent one in 1984 was a huge success. It sucks the venues are spread out, but its the best option available for the USOC. Most of the venues from the 1984 Games still exist. Basketball would be held at the Forum. Gymnastics at the Staples Center. Field Hockey at the Stubhub Center. The campuses of UCLA and USC are perfect locations for other events and training centers. The LA Convention Center can house the broadcast and press facilities as well as host additional events such as weightlifting, taekwondo, wrestling, judo, and fencing. Although i
  7. Washington DC is a great city. However, most people do not know is the local government is plagued with corruption. The Metro is efficient, but the infrastructure is horrible. The stations are a cold, colorless underground bunkers. Since the venues are spread out, improving public transportation is vital in order for DC to be successful in this bid. That's not going to be a reality unless the city corruption is eradicated.
  8. You forgot the campuses of the University of Maryland, American University, and George Mason University. American has a 4,500 seat arena that can host an small event or two. Maryland has five large sports venues (basketball arena could host basketball prelims) but some require temporary expansion of seating such as the baseball and soccer stadium. George Mason has a 10,000 seat arena. These campuses are Metro accessible.
  9. Let's be realistic here, an Olympic track can't fit into Soldier Field. It's current seating capacity is 55,000. If the City of Chicago and the Bears want to add a track, the lower bowl needs to be removed and the field raised so it can fit. Otherwise, the stadium would have to be razed to its pre-renovation state and rebuild from there. The issue of converting the stands into press rows should not be a problem since they could convert all the luxury suites into additional press boxes/broadcast booths. The seating capacity would be reduced to 48,000; little over half of what the IOC requires.
  10. Competition was tight to bid for the 2012 Olympics. Voting was close until the last round. Vancouver 2010 might have something to do with it since the IOC probably did not want the Olympics to happen consecutively on the same continent. Bidding for the Olympics is not an easy task and you need a large team plus public support in order for a bid to be successful. Bob Costas interviewed IOC President Thomas Bach in Sochi and he said the IOC wants to promote the Olympic Movement by allowing areas that has not hosted yet a chance as well as bringing the Games to regions where its held multiple ti
  11. The cities capable of hosting the Summer Olympics are New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Chi-Town is the best location since its suitable for North American television coverage. Los Angeles has the experience in hosting the Olympic Games twice. New York is the "American Babylon" of cities. I think New York should give a shot in bidding for the Olympics. If the city bids again with proper planning, the IOC will probably give the games to NYC.
  12. Rugby is popular in the collegiate level. Athletes who played sports such as American football, Lacrosse, Soccer, and Wrestling in high school end up playing Rugby at the club level. It's popular in areas such as North Carolina, California, Utah, Pennsylvania, and New England. The Rugby World Cup costs the same amount as hosting the FIFA World Cup. The United States already has the stadiums and over a dozen seats 80,000+. The only problem is security costs, but the government funds that. The IRB is looking to promote the game in North America.
  13. Rugby in the United States has been growing rapidly in recent years. Let's start a discussion about bringing the World Cup to America in 2023!!!!
  14. I think the United States should host a Summer Olympic games before another Winter games.
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