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  1. Please correct me. Is the living / residential zone for the Olympic Village planned on an island. Will it present similar security threats to the concerns around the NY and Tokyo Olympic Village or is this a completely different scenario?
  2. If nobody in Europe wants it....send it elsewhere.
  3. Glad to see this bid come together but one would imagine that masterplan of the Olympic Park site would need revisions. The BOH/FOH setup as an example. Would it be possible to swop the OV site with the Aquatic Centre island (even if it does seem smaller)? Is it wise to combine the 3 major venues with the OV and other services on two islands with what seems to be moderate access?
  4. I would like to write about this. Is there a summary available for the venues, and their current status?
  5. Cauldron in the canal. Will rise up near stadium
  6. Basically the one in Cape Town but put on top of containers.
  7. Attempt 2. Triangular torch opening. Triangular stadium floodlights.
  8. Rectangular floodlights. Rectangular torch opening.
  9. I struggle to take it seriously. Especially when looking at the comparative scores. - An "equal" security rating? - Madrid has almost double the accommodation capacity of Istanbul... - Venue plans only has Madrid 1 point ahead of Istanbul? What are these people smoking?
  10. The only reason a media village concept even exists is if hotel rooms are insufficient. Yes, they are fine with existing accommodation, rather than "potetial" media villages.
  11. City asked to consider bid for 2018 Youth Olympics February 14 2012 at 12:31pm By Nondumiso Mbuyazi INL SA Tubby Reddy, CEO of South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee testflying at the cricket sa hearing. Picture : Sizwe Ndingane The eThekwini municipality has been asked to consider bidding to host the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. In a letter to the city expected to be tabled at Tuesday’s executive committee meeting, the SA Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had approached all national organising committees of the world to consider bidding to host the games. The committee’s chief executive, Tubby Reddy, had also approached three other cities in the country – Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Johannesburg – to ascertain if there was any interest. “In the vision driven by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula in which he is focusing on the growth of school sport in our country … we believe strongly the Youth Olympic Games will be a catalyst to showcase the work being done in our country and to ensure the kind of results we are looking for in 2020, 2024 and beyond,” Reddy said. The tournament, he said, would cost about R250 million to host and it would be jointly funded by the national and provincial government, the city, IOC and Sascoc. “You will notice that the demands to host a Youth Olympic Games are way below those of hosting the Olympic Games,” he said. In May last year, the cabinet turned down a request by Sascoc to bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games, saying the $50m (about R350m) required to bid for the event could be better spent on other needs, such as service delivery. However, late last year spokesman for the Department of Sport and Recreation Paena Galane said Mbalula would ask the cabinet to reconsider its decision to turn down an opportunity to host the games after Durban successfully hosted the 123rd IOC Session. The proposal is likely to be slammed by opposition parties and ratepayers following last year’s approval by the city’s executive committee of hosting the Top Gear festival in June. The festival will cost R31m, and Durban signed the deal on condition that the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government footed half of the bill. This means that the festival will cost Durban’s ratepayers R15m over the next three years. If Durban agreed to bid and the city was successful, Reddy said there would be no need for any additional facilities. The deadline to submit the name of the bidding city is March 1, said Reddy.
  12. Budapest vs. Wroclaw. Leaning towards Budapest.
  13. Cape Town has withdrawn its bid for the 2017 World Games citing financial implications.
  14. love. love. love. More proof. Temporary is not bland.
  15. I'm beginning to see good elements, that if packaged correctly, can become that much needed compelling narrative, to put Istanbul in a good positiion come 2013. Here is my current preference. 1. Istanbul 2. Rome 3. Madrid (not far behind Rome) 4. Tokyo 5. Baku 97. Doha
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