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The Next IOC President
AustralianFan posted a topic in General Olympics DiscussionWho will the next IOC President be? Thomas Bach’s second term ends in 2025. In this ATR interview, Bach talks about the possibility of a woman being the next IOC President.
I'd like to start a discussion on the current state of the Paralympics and what it could be in the future. Let's hash out the pros and cons of the Paralympic Games being staged before, alongside, and after the Olympics. Let's talk event logistics, impacts on media, political influence, effect on athletes, etc. There are so many angles to look at. At first thought, I'd really like it to be staged during the Olympics, by extending the Olympic program another two weeks to accommodate Paralympic events being fully integrated throughout. I mean, "para" infers that they run parallel to the Olympics. Last time I checked, AFTER isn't "running parallel." Further analysis to come!
This is just a hypothetical at this stage. We’s surely all hope it doesn’t happen. But it sure is ominous. But if it does, what would it mean for the games - apart from the fact of giving us far bigger things to worry about. Do the games get called off? Is Russia expelled for breaking the Olympic truce? Do the contentious teams get separated? I mean, at the very least it would make the village very tense. There could be altercations between athletes. But how far materially would the games be impacted?
Critics of Tokyo 2020 venues misguided
sportsjapan posted a topic in Tokyo, Japan 2020 Olympic Bidhttp://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2014/08/19/olympics/critics-tokyo-2020-venues-misguided/
Yet again the Winter Olympics is causing havoc with the environment http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/sep/16/olympic-organisers-destroy-sacred-south-korean-forest-to-create-ski-run. The IOC claims to uphold the environment as its Third Dimension! Same happened at Vancouver and Sochi and is also happening at Beijing2022 http://www.nature.com/news/chinese-biologists-lead-outcry-over-winter-olympics-ski-site-1.18174?from=timeline&isappinstalled=0
Which cities would you like to bid for the 2022 Summer Youth Olympics and is there any Proposed Bids? rr