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donutman88

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  1. Honestly, should Munich not bid, I really think Krakow could be a dark horse over Oslo. They are building all the infrastructure and offer a new place to host the winter games, sort of similar to Beijing. I don't know why, I just find Krakow an attractive place to host the games...
  2. Now the final question is Munich. If they don't bid Oslo is going to run away with it...
  3. Although I agree they won't win....I think its interesting they are deciding to bid. Although I will say, should Munich not pass its referendum, they may have the slightest, and I mean slightest chance of pulling it off.
  4. I'd say Krakow and perhaps Almaty has a slight chance should Munich not pass the referendum, otherwise yes, they are as good as dead. I'm kind of hoping they don't pass the referendum because I'm more of a fan of Oslo...
  5. It sounds like it is....but formally the NOC hasn't approved it quite yet, I believe that comes here in the next week or two. Also, even though the referendum was "over 50%," it really wasn't approved by much, as I recall around 53%. That's not something the IOC likes to see in a bid, considering that Tokyo had around a 90% approval rating with the local public, and as I recall similar numbers were seen in Pyeongchang and Rio's bids. If Oslo does bid and Munich doesn't, unless the deadline is extended I think you can be sure Oslo will win, even with the low ratings.
  6. Say that Munich and/or Oslo decide not to bid by the 14th, so the IOC extends the deadline until say January or February. Does anybody think the USOC would remotely consider putting together a bid? I think if that happens, or at least if Munich doesn't bid, they'd stand a much better chance winning 2022 than 2024. It's unlikely, but I have a feeling with only cities like Krakow, Lviv, and Almaty on the table, the IOC might sway the USOC a bit if that were to happen....
  7. That's true, it would be more likely for them to extend the deadline. That being said, I don't see that happening with Munich and Oslo probably deciding at the last minute. If for some reason one of the two doesn't bid, or say even both of them, I think the IOC would have no choice but to allow a joint Polish/Slovakian bid, although I already think they will allow it with so few bids being put forward. Then again, you never really know with the IOC...
  8. I read somewhere that the Krakow bid will be submitted just hours before the deadline, and I'm assuming Munich and likely Oslo will do so as well. If Oslo and Munich don't decide to bid, I'd venture to bet somebody may rush the papers and put in a sloppy last-minute bid or change their minds...
  9. I don't think there is any doubt they would lose, but does anybody think Harbin/Beijing will bid for 2022, or at least use it as a test run for bidding for 2026 or 2030? I think they would stand a good shot at getting shortlisted because the Chinese would be willing to spend any amount on infrastructure. I'm not saying there is any chance they would win, but they haven't come out saying they are delaying the bid as a result of Tokyo/Pyeongchang winning. Also, does anyone else think the Krakow/Slovakia bid stands a really good chance at winning. The facilities are in place or are currently being built, and I think a new place for the WOGs makes for a very attractive bid, to at least change up the countries that hold the games all the time. (i.e. Norway). I think Oslo, Munich, and Krakow are going to be involved in a tight race with 2 other cities shortlisted between Lviv and Almaty.
  10. I think the only other place in Africa that could have been an "attractive" host would've been Nairobi, Kenya....but after the whole mall attack today and the consistent terror threat over the past few years...I think its safe to say South Africa is about the only country that can host an Olympics in Africa right now.
  11. Right....I know it never would've happened. I just thought it'd be an interesting idea and probably "the best" chance (or I guess you could say excuse) at having them in the Southern Hemisphere for a long time to come, but yes exactly nobody is prepared to host them. I'm one of those people who always likes to see the olympics go to new places, if they'd likely be successful and no major issues are currently present. (Hence why I didn't support Istanbul b/c of Syria, and especially after the doping drama). I agree that it's madness with the World Cup and the same would happen if you moved the Olympics/Paralympics and the viewership might go down, but I was just thinking about that today with the IOC coming out and saying they want nothing to do with moving the World Cup. I do hope at some point the IOC moves beyond the typical countries that host the Winter Games, because time and time again its the same exact countries, where at least during the summer games you get a fair variety of hosts. Still though, I think if anybody is prepared to host, it'd be say Melbourne or far into the future Santiago and/or Auckland, but yes, I think it will be a long time until that happens.
  12. Now I know there is no way it'd happen, but it seems to me the 2022 games would've been the perfect opportunity for the Winter Olympics to move to the Southern Hemisphere. The World Cup could be moved to February, and the Olympics to June and July....a little ol' switcheroo actually would've made for an attractive option to move the winter olympics to a new place and to safely and successfully have the World Cup in Qatar....but it's too late for New Zealand or say Australia to put together a bid...had FIFA discussed moving the World Cup say 3 years ago, right after or before Qatar won the bid, I think you could've seen an Olympics in the Southern Hemisphere....
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