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  1. They want to either build their own stadium or get the track out too. 2022 will be vital for Munich’s Olympiastadion as it’s been a bit neglected after football went out. Its maintenance is costly and only really justified by huge events, so I’m glad they’ll have reason to invest in it again.
  2. The bidders are keeping very quiet about the “track stadium”, AFAIK. Probably for those exact reasons you mentioned.
  3. So it’s official: Munich is going to host 2022. Confirmed sports: athletics (Olympiastadion), golf (venue tbc), gymnastics (in new arena in Olympiapark), cycling (track in Olympiahalle as velodrome was torn down some years ago, rest Olympiapark/city), rowing (1972 regatta course), triathlon (Olympiapark). A seventh sport will be added, maybe swimming, but they’re still negotiating. Dates: 11-22 August
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    2023 European Games

    You heard it here first: European Championships 2022 will be in Munich. Olympiapark has been posting sime cryptic countdown the last few days, promising big news 50 years after the Olympics. I guess there’s an announcement tomorrow (including which sports will be involved).
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    New NOC Chair To Focus On Indonesia 2032 Olympic Bid

    Good luck with that one. Jakarta will be under the sea before it ever hosts the Olympics.
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    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    Nobody will ever fly to Malpensa for going skiing in Cortina. That’s madness to assume people would do this. I haven’t studied exact plans for this “increased train service” to Cortina, but certainly the topography there doesn’t really lend itself to high speed connections unless at absolutely extreme financial and environmental costs. Even getting there by road was quite a stretch (from Verona/Venice), as far as I remember.
  7. I’ll believe the IOC has changed once they have true alternatives to choose from, a lavish and a sustainable bid, and they pick the latter. Until then, I’m not holding my breath.
  8. Rhein-Ruhr actually has a reputation of having rather run down infrastructure, compared to other parts of Germany except the East. Don’t hold your breath.
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    2030 Olympic Winter Games Bids

    Dieter Reiter, Munich‘s mayor, has a tough local election to fight next year. He wouldn‘t touch an Olympic bid with a bargepole now.
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    Belarus with Russia or Ukraine

    When 2004 bidding happened in the mid-90s, Russia was in deep economic and social troubles with a weak President. Now, Putin tries to portray his country as a superpower again, so the context is different. OTOH, the post-Putin era 2030 and beyond might be very unstable again. Signs are already on the walls.
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    Ukraine Sets focus On Future Olympic Games Bid

    As long as the unofficial war goes on, it’s obviously not happening. Overall, Kyiv certainly would have more potential than Budapest, not the least given Ukraine’s size.
  12. Uh! Don’t call Cologne (Düsseldorf, Essen, Aachen, Bonn) (west) Westphalia - it’s like calling Chicago New England
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    Lets discuss Madonna again.

    Anyone who watched her live (and not the manipulated YT afterwards) at Eurovision knows it’s time for her to retire.
  14. Slovenia is hosting regular World Cup/Champs in all skiing disciplines, and Ljubljana has at least one indoor arena. Maribor could have another one and if Italy was involved anyway, there’d also be Trieste. It’s all hypothetical though...
  15. Well, for the ski jumping and downhill (because Croatia doesn’t have a downhill course AFAIK), they could team up with Slovenia - and use the nearest soon fully renovated bob track in Cortina