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  1. Yup, stick a fork in it. There's too much uncertainty in the world for the IOC to go around making more for itself and other cities with no need. In fact if I was Bach, I'd be arranging for the confirmation to be done virtually before 2020 is out, leave next year totally dedicated to Tokyo prep, & minimise the fallout on 32 if the worst happens & they have to cancel.
  2. Assuming that the Tokyo games go ahead next July, & that there's an accompanying IOC session as normal, would it be fair to expect the confirmation vote to be then?
  3. Well I can't say I've noticed any coverage of the World Games in this country (UK btw) beyond the very specialist sports sites like here, hence the comment. If it's a much bigger deal in other countries, then great, didn't know that - maybe we (well our main media) should be less parochial - wouldn't be the first time that's been called for - & give it more attention next time
  4. Well that came out of absolutely nowhere Not sure what to make of what must be the first DIY Olympic logo... certainly an interesting step. Which A is 'the' official logo?
  5. Adelaide would be a great host, by right they should've had 2018 to complete the set of mainland states. Would still mean only 1 of the first 7 games of the century held outside the UK or Oz though...what would it take for somewhere properly new to take it on?
  6. What makes Bach so unpopular there - does it all come since he got the presidency or was he already disliked before - was he involved in dodgy dealings within Germany?
  7. Is this actually serious? I’d heard about there being looks into a bid but I don’t know if they’re taking it further to the IOC. Could be a very good concept, especially if they can find a way to handle the stadium. Apart from Bonn & Aachen I was actually surprised when I was there, just how close the cities are - it does feel like travelling through one big city.
  8. I don’t actually take part, only organise, but check the post of @Rob. on this page:
  9. Fair point, I kinda forgot that was actually a decision they had to make. It’s a good sign though that the technical evaluations matter again & will be important in determining who wins, unlike in Bl*tt*r’s era. Hopefully those calls will be enough for the Home Nations to be convinced to go for 2030. With that, it doesn’t really matter whether we win or not, as long as it’s a fair process - if Uruguay or someone else beat us fair & square, we should definitely go for the Women’s World Cup in 2027. (Tbh, I’d probably rather England went for that anyway but as I don’t think anyone could
  10. FIFA made the right decision for the first time in sooo long. As for UEFA’s bloc votes, it’s sad to see that even now individuals in FIFA don’t get to vote for themselves, & from a perspective of naked self-interest re 2030, the FA probably made the decision that’d piss off fewer voters, but the real insult is the reason given by UEFA - describing the Women’s World Cup as a ‘development tournament’. Whoever at UEFA came up with that one should be ashamed of themselves Congrats ANZ, hopefully you’ll show FIFA what 2022 could’ve been too if the brown envelopes hadn’t won.
  11. I certainly never knew that - explains the rather incongruous western battle scene
  12. 2005 Mediterranean Games opening appeared too - very impressive for a small event in a city I've literally never heard of:
  13. So I went down a YouTube wormhole... Can anyone shed light on what this actually is? I thought the opening ceremony would’ve been in the stadium before the first match like normal...not to mention how weird the actual show is
  14. With all that’s being said about John Coates within the AOC & IOC, it’s very reminiscent of how Bach was talked about during Rogge’s second term. Is this dual inside-IOC ‘grooming’ - preparing Brisbane for getting the Games & getting Coates ready for a smooth transition to the presidency?
  15. Ok bumping this up. The deadline’s out the window - I won’t put anything specific on this but we’ll see how it goes over the next month. If there’s nothing or only one we’ll fold it into the annual comp in December
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