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cfm Jeremie

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  1. There was some technical issues with the Suzanne Lenglen court (there is no real roof but just a cover, making climate control inside the venue - a requirement for hosting boxing- a challenge and a non-sense from a sustainability point of view). The final phase will be in the Chatrier court equiped with a real roof and having already hosted boxing event.
  2. It has been customary over the last few editions of the Games to have among the Torch Relay presenting partners both TOP and domestic partners (e.g. RBC in Vancouver, Loyds in London...) There will be TOP partners as presenting partners of the Relay.
  3. No it is not. The qualification events and organisation of the Boxing Tournament will not be run by IBA but there will be an alternative model (most likely a Task Force like was done in Tokyo). Boxing is however uncertain for LA 28.
  4. The notion of Applicant Cities was only introduced in 2000 for the 2008 bidding process. All the 2000 bid cities were candidate cities. Berlin didn't withdraw and was part of the 2000 vote.
  5. I have voted for Athens. I may be biased because it was the first Opening Ceremony I attended in person and also because I have a keen interest into Greek culture, but for me, it remains one of the main elegant, meaningful ceremony ever. I can understand some people found it cold but it felt very emotional to me, with a very human touch and scale. It has also aged very well. For winter I have voted for Albertville, as I definitely think it has led the way to more creativity but Vancouver and Sochi were quite impressive as well.
  6. The main (and probably only) obstacle preventing the double award is the fact that no TOP partners nor RHBs is signed post 2032 so far. I think it would be a (rather small) gamble for the IOC to commit to a specific funding to the 2034 host without securing a significant part of the revenues.
  7. Not saying that Beijing 2022 is an example of sustainability but to speak of "motorways and rail lines leading nowhere" is a stretch. The City of Zhangjakou has 1.5 million inhabitants, a figure that raises to 4.6 millions at prefecture level. But I agree that organising winter games in one a the most arid region of China was probably not the wisest decision.
  8. As part of the New Norm, the IOC (through Olympic Channel) is delivering the Games-time website for every edition of the Games. First time was in Tokyo.
  9. Any potential double awarding would most likely be linked to the status of Broadcast rights sale. Through the Host City Contract, the IOC commits to a financial contribution to the OCOG. As most of the broadcast rights are secured until 2028 or 2032, I am not sure the IOC is willing to take a gamble by awarding the 2034 Games if they are not 100% confident about the revenues they will be able to secure.
  10. Whatever one might think about the new bid process, it is a fact that the bids themselves are a lot cheaper than in the past (the 2026 bid cities spent a fraction of what was spent for 2022, and same goes for Brisbane). (note that I am not saying that the staging of the Games will necessarily be cheaper)
  11. The plan is to have one temporaty aquatics stadium which would host swimming and one permanent aquatics centre that would host water polo, diving and artistic swimming, the two of them being collocated next to the Stade de France. The configuration is really similar to the one in Rio.
  12. Hi all, The Olympic World Library has been updated and now includes digital copy of all (it seems) candidature files. For example here is Toronto 1996 Candidature File. You can you the search function to explore the library. Happy reading.
  13. https://www.milanocortina2026.coni.it/en/ It comes with the bid book.
  14. According to media, Paris 2024 is targetting figures of EUR 100 millions + for its tier 1 partners. I have no doubt that LA, given the size and strength of the US market and the fact that the LA 28 partners will be able to activate over a longer period than usual, can achieve its funding goals.
  15. Actually Paris Arena 2 has not been scraped: it has been moved to Porte de la Chapelle and will host Badminton. The Olympic Aquatics centre was originally to be a 15,000 seater reduced to 5,000 post-Games (hosting Diving, Swimming as well as Artistic Swimming and Water Polo Finals) with Water Polo Preliminaries to be hosted in a renvated Aquatics Centre in Marville. In the updated plan, the Olympic Aqiatics Centre will have on permanent pool of 5,000 (2,500) post Games hosting preliminary waterpolo, diving and artistic swimming and a temporary 15,000 pool for Swimming and Water Polo finals. The renovated facility in Marville will be used for training.
  16. Calgary did keep the same emblem. Albertville was very slightly re-designed (the final emblem is more stylish than the bid one - flame part slightly redesigned).
  17. Well here are a couple of videos from Munich 2018: And one from PyeongChang:
  18. Things do not change here.... The budget for organising the YOG will be the responsibility of the YOGOC and the local, regional and national public authorities. The IOC will fund the travel and accommodation arrangements of IOC representatives, NOC athletes and team officials at the village and IF international technical officials. The IOC will fund the production of daily TV highlights produced by Olympic Broadcast Services (OBS). Source: YOG 2016 document
  19. The IOC did not do Celebrate Humanity for Beijing. They have changed their campaign. In Beijing, it was The Best of Us campaign.
  20. The point being? Your previous post claimed that "Africans generally consider the olympics and the Commonwealths a White persons set of sports festivals", to which I pointed out that Africa only came up with one credible bid. As usual your post does not address the issue. Plus comparing WC and Olympic Games is dubious: they are absolutely not on the same scale in terms of the pressure they put on a city infrastructure.
  21. Again, how many decent credible bids from Africa for the Olympics? One (Cape Town 2004).
  22. Why are you whining like Toronto has already lost? Toronto definitely has a very strong bid and is in good position for winning the 2015 Pan Am. But, like in any race, it's not over until it's over. And you have to realise that: - the best technical bid does not always win - winning a bid involves a combination of several factors (technical, geopolitical, economical...) - "It's our turn" has never been a winning approach Website is not very important for bidding city (especially in Pan Am Games). There is no such requirement as releasing a venue plan before the bid book.
  23. And JJ has brilliantly demonstrated how well connected he is during the race for the 2014 CWG. He is the mastermind behind the plan than delivered Abuja a brilliant victory! LOL...
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