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  1. thatsnotmypuppy

    2021 Asian Winter Games: Shenyang or Beijing?

    The OCA has not confirmed anything. With Pyeongchang, Sapporo (again) and Beijing all able to host at short notice I'm guessing they are waiting until everything (sponsors/sport federations) are all lined up.
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    Paris 2024's Official Mascot

    LOL - ill fated 1992 bid. They were own-goaled as soon as they let Albertville run for the Winter Games - allowing Samaranch an easy way to give Barcelona the Summer Games.
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    Brisbane 2032

    Neither of which is possible. Suncorp is not a modular stadium - it would require a complete rebuild. The Gabba cannot accommodate a track in it's current configuration and there is no land nearby to expand into. It is completely surrounded by major arterial roads and residential areas. Furthermore Cricket Australia have flat out stated they will not allow it. The only feasible existing stadium is QSAC - however access via public transport of spotty at best and the entire area is completely built up now. The best immediate option is Metricon Stadium down on the Gold Coast but there is no way the IAAF or the IOC will let that happen.
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    TOKYO 2020 Venue Plan

    The coastline down Zushi way would be a nice option as well. It is normally quite nice that time of year.
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    TOKYO 2020 Venue Plan

    Yep - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2019/10/16/more-sports/track-field/ioc-planning-move-tokyo-olympic-marathon-north-sapporo-bid-avoid-heat/#.Xaf6uUYzaUk I'd imagine the medals will be still be presented in Tokyo - however this is a good idea. Maybe the road cycling as well?
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    I've had a look - not a great deal to get excited about. I find it hard to believe the only football tickets available are to the semifinals and are $500 a pop. So every other single match all across Japan are sold out? That'll be a first...
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    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    Edited - was complaining about CoSport not having Paralympic tickets in Australia - it's Kingdom Sports selling them apparently. Move along. Nothing to see here.
  8. It's a local issue. I don't know why these Boston idiots feel the need to start grass root anti-Games committees outside of Boston. Do I think building a new 80,000 seat stadium is needed in Brisbane for any reason? No. Would I welcome the public transport overhaul a Games would bring? Yes. Do I think a region like mine could responsibly host a Games with the existing infrastructure to the degree the bidders claim? No. The cost and the way they are sprouting how much revenue the 2032 Games will bring in is ridiculous. The only way a 2032 Games will succeed is if local sponsors are absolutely gouged for licensing fees and ticket prices are sky high - unless it all comes from taxpayers. These are my issues. If the 2032 team came out with solid financials that are open and transparent I'd feel better about Brisbane hosting. The IOC seemingly still discourages this by just endlessly spouting the "we'll kick in a billion or two!" - like that will pay for everything and us tax and rate payers won't get fuccked over. I want to pay my part of the Games via a ticket. And only via a ticket. Make that happen and I'm behind it 100%.
  9. Which will be quickly eaten up with the maintenance costs of the venues. So yay - but hmm.
  10. Well that'll give those venues a bit more use - still... not a good look.
  11. thatsnotmypuppy

    2030 Olympic Winter Games Bids

    I think we touched on this in one of the long gone fantasy bid competitions. I think the general concensus was the distance was prohibitive (700+km from Barcelona to Albertville, 800+ km from Andorra la Vella to Albertville) however that doesn't seem to be a huge issue these days. Yes - Milan to Cortina is half of these distances - however the IOC may be open to this plan to show they are serious about legacy.
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    2030 Olympic Winter Games Bids

    Ah Barcelona again. I don't know. I much rather another summer Games from them or Madrid. Maybe Lisbon? I just can't equate Spain with winter sports. I know they have mountains but... eh. It's a stretch.
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    Brisbane 2032

    There was a credible push from the Victorian state government for a Melbourne bid for 2028/2032 however the AOC flat out said no (there is a lot of back story to the AOC basically hating Melbourne). Thus the Melburnians know until Coates is ousted (and they tried to do that a couple of years back) there is no point.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    I'm hoping there are lots of escalators and lifts that I'm just not seeing because that is not a Paralympic friendly venue based on the latest pics...
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    2026 Commonwealth Games: Where?

    Not a surprise. They are too expensive unless you have the vast majority of venues and infrastructure already in place. Adelaide most likely has enough venues - however they may not be of the right capacity for the CGF. It may get to the point where the CGF will approach cities directly. Melbourne again? Back to back in the UK?