I really don´t hope that multisite games are the pass. I hope it will grow more! I love those kind of games. Unfortunately are the Olympics the only one that get attention here in Denmark Thats why I keep on hoping that European Games will grow and become a continental games that will give cheer and drama and lovely sport. And i think a lot what has to be done to make that happen. And I truly belive it has to be moved to even years. So it is 2 years to the Olympics and become an own event, and not a pre event for the Olympics. And then really try to get the athletics and swimming on board en full scale!
Is it completely unrealistic that the continental games all over the world would be held on the same time... Then all federations ajust there calendar towards that, like they do reagarding the olympics! I think the following: Asian Games, African Games, American games (One og two in north and south, i´m not that well known overthere), and of course european games. If those all were the same 2 weeks in even years opposite the Olympics. Then it all could fit together beuatifull, and the athletes all have the same calendar, if you can say that. Of course there can be som regional differences in the sport that are on board, but the main sport will be the same.
And for the olympics, I must say Im a bit surprised to read today that the Asian games have more athletes than the Olympics! But how can the Olympics grow and still be smaller and more easy for the host cities. Because I think there are many sports, and disciplines that could be in the Olympics. For example i don´t understand why in archery there are only recurve in the olympics, and not combound (Not sure if its called different in english). The stadium are there, and not used for other things later on. Why not those also... It doesn´t cost much. Then there are lots of potentiel sports that have a lot of attention. It could be Padeltennis, Snooker (and other pool disciplines perhaps), just to mention a few. I believe there are much more. It doesn´t demand big venues at all!
But then there are football (Soccer)... It is not the best in the mens competetion... Then I don´t think they should be there. And then skip the Women football too... Then you have a lot fewer athletes that could be filled with some of the others that mentioned before. Alså for many cities i Believe they could build a roof over one og perhaps 2 football stadiums, and rearrange it for Swimming, or make 2 or 3 indoor venues, and temp seating of course on the field, so all the way around. It must be much cheeper than 2-3 big new indoor venues, and if football don´t have to use it, it is possible for many. That would also lower the cost.
Another thing is what I have mentioned earlier. The possible for co hosting 2 cities in different countries. If both countries have perhaps 6-7.000 athletes, it is easier to manage, and not that much different venues. I know some of the charm of it all together will dissappear. But i would rather have the games in perhaps Warzaw and Budapest, in stead of spread all over a country perhaps. Or it could be Amsterdam and Bruxels. Copenhagen and Stockholm. Prague and Split... There are many combinations possible, and then divide the sport after what suites best the country sport history and existing venues etc.