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Everything posted by yoshi

  1. 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
  2. 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?
  3. 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?
  4. 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?
  5. 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.
  6. I don’t actually take part, only organise, but check the post of @Rob. on this page:
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. I certainly never knew that - explains the rather incongruous western battle scene
  10. 2005 Mediterranean Games opening appeared too - very impressive for a small event in a city I've literally never heard of:
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. There’s maybe an argument at this point to say give Birmingham 2026 & cancel 2022. Would give the World Athletics Championships & their athletes the space they need, 2022 is a very cramped summer. Although obviously it’d be best of all if they can find a host for 2026 & keep Brum - I like the Commonwealth Games, it’s very sad to see them in so much trouble
  15. Assuming the money’s still there it makes their success even more inevitable - Australia looks to be having more success at combatting the evil germ than just about anywhere in the western world. I’d think the IOC should be looking at getting the deal done ASAP once the world’s back in action - secure the future of the Games & make sure there’s a good long recovery time before the next ‘bid process’.
  16. Well it’s the first I’ve heard of any concrete news on this, but Wikipedia appears to have made its mind up (unless it’s a Malaysian editor having some fun)...first I’ve heard of Shah Alam at all tbh: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2026_Commonwealth_Games
  17. @paul @JDCLauron @Glacib @daveypodmore @Scotguy @Lord David @Rob. @thatsnotmypuppy @mr.bernham @woohooitsme83 @VIK @baron-pierreIV @JMarkSnow2012 @nzl @Utkarsh Verma @Athensfan @Citius Altius Fortius Some notable names from comps of old & others I could think of - since almost all of them will be in some kind of lockdown hopefully alerting them will get them in. There’s no particular order. And I’ve probably forgotten many...man I wish we had an @everyone. Oh & @GBModerator would you be kind enough to shout this out like you did for that Olympic comp please? We might be able t
  18. Bumping into the recents. Who wants to be first?
  19. Through no doing of FIFA, Qatar 2022 has accidentally become the right World Cup at the right time - for all the wrong reasons. Funny how these things turn out
  20. Is it sure to be July 2021 or might it yet be this autumn - or the other way, summer 2022? It’s not like there’s a World Cup after all...
  21. Yes I know it's a bit insensitive but I just can't hear the word lockdown without thinking of this... First, a bit of history... In the early 1900s, the Olympic movement wasn't in a great place. Two Games in a row had been eaten up by the World's Fair, leaving them as an awkward afterthought lasting 6 months. This somewhat pissed off the Greeks, who thought the Olympics were their property, so set out to save them - by using the 1906 10th anniversary to stage their own Olympics, known to this day as the Intercalated Games - Olympic but unofficial, they
  22. I know they said four weeks, but in today’s social media world, these bits of news from Canada & Australia will surely mean the IOC will need to officially announce today. Only question is what’s to be done about the rest of the calendar & future Olympics - full cycle shift isn’t implausible, the Euros & Olympics will be in 2021, the athletics will need to move, & the next World Cup is almost in 2023 anyway...
  23. Question - if the Olympics are moved by a year, then with everything else that’s already been postponed, would it be considered to move the entire sporting cycle by a year so Olympics would be in odd years instead of even? Only thinking that if there is a postponement & Paris keeps to 2024, there’s gonna be a very very cramped couple of years in 22/23.
  24. @StefanMUC Without having heard what Bach said, what you say sounds like he’s referring to a total cancellation as being the least fair solution - as against a postponement. If holding the games as planned is impossible (which it almost certainly already is), then would you rather they were postponed (either to later this year or to summer 21) or cancelled altogether, for the Olympics to resume in 2024?
  25. The great irony...October/November is the most sensible time to have a sporting event in Tokyo anyway
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