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  1. Haven't been here in awhile and finding a story about this decision brought me back. Yeesh. Yet another massive financial loss to an Olympic host. Hoping all those who booked hotels are able to get a refund.
  2. The 2010 and 2014 games had the benefit of having a shorter distance between the host city and the ski resorts/outdoor arenas. Although Seoul and Pyeongchang are only about a little over 2hrs of travel time between them, I remember there being complaints on here as well as a couple of articles where that was some sort of downside. Here's hoping Seoul does decide to bid again and make use of those venues used for Pyeongchang. As far as those potential bids mentioned, I don't think a Colorado bid would ever happen without Denver being the host nation. Barcelona has shown interest in hosting a winter games with the pyrenees being the location of the outdoor events but never put forth such a bid. I would totally love France to put in a bid with Lyon being the host city. I think it would be a tough bid to compete against provided they get the proper support for it. And a Munich/Garmisch bid would probably be DOA, again. Garmisch locals showed no interest in hosting the 2018 games, and I don't think much has changed since then.
  3. Thanks to Covid-19 I'm getting around to watching OCs, and maybe CCs, I've missed the last couple of years due to work and my obsession with Pokemon Go. Currently watching the 2019 Minsk OC and dear god WTF did I just watch??? In more positive news, the Olympic channel finally uploaded my all-time favorite Olympic OC, the 2000 Sydney OC. The footage looks exactly what davidatkinsfan had uploaded on his channel, which currently is unplayable due to "restrictions." Anyways, here's the link. PS: The channel will be uploading the 2006 Torino/Turin OC in about 12hrs.
  4. Anyone else think it's pretty early to be installing seats in the stadium and completing the bathrooms? Isn't that usually something that is done just a couple of months before its first use? It's looking great though! I hope if it's completed well before the rugby world cup that the matches can move back to this stadium!
  5. I haven't been here in months but my god it's like i never left. It's like the same people are spewing the same comments over and over again. There is no way in hell LA is viewed as an underdog in any way unless English is your 2nd language and you don't know wtf the definition of underdog is. There was a period where IOC favored new markets over old markets because more cities/regions were willing to take on the financial risk without having as much public outcry over the budget. Those days are long gone. And why are we still quoting alan abramson on here? I thought he was an obnoxious twat that promotes his own warped opinions rather than actually promote facts? I know very well what trash FOX "news" spews so i don't go out quoting them for anything unless I'm using it to bash them lol
  6. News outlets are reporting that 2014 figure Skating bronze medalist Denis Ten died as a result of stab wounds he received during an attempted car robbery. It all happened in Almaty, where he lived and trained. So sad to see this in the news. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/early-lead/wp/2018/07/19/olympic-figure-skating-medalist-denis-ten-killed-in-stabbing/
  7. Toronto? There's another joke of a bid! I hate Russia with a passion, but even I can see them hosting a summer games before Toronto does!
  8. Since the lineup will be increasing perhaps it's wise for them to do a joint bid with another country? Perhaps Portugal? By the looks of it they can add another 3 stadiums with a minimum capacity of 40k for the event.
  9. Are we seriously thinking this trash country has a shot at hosting considering their meddling in countless electiond across Europe, as well as the US, and all other political/international scandals?
  10. Did you really think they had a chance? It's considered part of Trumptard country no way in hell theh would have made it one of the finalist cities.
  11. Or just hosting once. I swear they'll never get their s**t together to actually seriously put in a bid for the event. So many missed opportunities it's like why even bother anymore?
  12. I wonder if people realize that many of those that withered away are already signed on to continue their role? No way in hell they would make them all prequel films, so they'll return. For part 2 I'm more concerned about those that remained, since those are the ones we more than likely won't be seeing again.
  13. Maybe all these stupid bitches don't realize there is a part 2? I probably won't be seeing it until Monday.
  14. "Erzurum has a wealth of experience..." https://media.giphy.com/media/YEOhCFRF9NFba/giphy.gif
  15. IMO it was the choice that made sense. They have natural snow. When the IOC officials visited the city months before voting, they could look outside their hotel room and see the snowcapped mountains, and even see the ski jumping venue. They had a great plan which would have had every event taking place within a much smaller radius than Beijing would have. I put safer in quotes because it's not the typical safer choice you would expect. I guess by safer I really mean familiar. They wanted to be in a market they had experience in. Financial risk on either bid was not an issue given the vast amount of wealth of each nation, but still they had experience dealing with Beijing on an Olympic games level, not Almaty.
  16. Manifest destiny? Did that awful term really have to be resurrected and used here?
  17. Didn't matter how well China impressed the IOC to host 2022. For Beijing to go against Almaty, a relative unknown in winter sports, and only win the race by about 4 votes, shows that it was a reluctant choice. Had we all not witnessed the nightmare that was Sochi and the massive headache the IOC and the world witnessed in seeing Rio prepare for the games, they for sure would have happily taken the risk of going to Almaty over Beijing. The IOC had no choice but to choose the "safer" choice. If they weren't in such dire need to repair the image of the Olympics, they would have never done a double summer olympics award last year.
  18. Well good, it's as it should be. American women have been dominating in the Olympics for awhile now. They not only won us more medals this olympics, they also won us more gold medals than men. They're clearly the more reliable athletes.
  19. First impression was there were a ton of moments that were recycled from past ceremonies, like thr drum segment and olympics real from Beijing, dancing volunteers from Vancouver, Tokyo handover ceremony from Rio, etc. Disappointed more wasn't done to showcase Korean history. Yes I knoe they want to look forward and all that jazz, but some of the best OCs of all time (Athens, Sydney and Beijing) didn't seem to hurt from that focus. I'll have to watch it again either on primetime or HULU since I was watching from my phone this whole time.
  20. Probably the best part of the entire OC. 2nd best is the Tonga athlete once again walking in the stadium shirtless!
  21. Agree. Not worth getting less than 3hrs of sleep to see it live and probably not worth opening a free hulu trial to see the remainder of it after the NBC only offering the 1st 30mins for free.
  22. Oh man I haven't heard that song they're playing the ceremony off with in ages. Anyone remember the name to it?
  23. Wait, was she not 1 of the athletes carrying thr Olympic flag? I wasn't looking but I thought they announced her name. Maybe she'll be the one lighting the cauldron
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