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  1. UEFA EURO TÜRKİYE 20?? which year will be the lucky year best forum-friends, im proud to present you this thread with an enthousiasm after that; yesterday, 13.03.2022 the greek prime minister mitsotakis came to istanbul on invitation of erdoğan.. the photo beneath is taken from the official guesthouse "the-vahdettin-villa" with the bosphorus on the background.. this remembered me the first ever bid from türkiye in 2008 to co-host with greece back then.. the turkish national team came third in 2008 (with the co-hosting of AUT-SWI).. the best placement ever at an euro tournament. As the other thread of "2028 Euros" is actually a preliminary thread, when the date of 23.03.2022 comes closer to an end about the allocation of the 2028 euro (& and maybe a double allocation of the 2032 euro) hosting.. in this thread we can continue to discuss the further course of the eventually turkish FA bids & candidature/s for after 2028 with the aim to organize the european football championships on turkish soil.. >> source-1: UEFA Euro 2028 - Wikipedia >> source-2: UEFA Euro 2032 - Wikipedia Meanwhile i made a time-span & grid of the 3 official logos produced at that time out of the 5 consecutive bids. Türkiye has build up a euro-hosting-bid-history with each time elevating the quality of the bids simultaniously with the needed infrastructure of transport/stadiums etc.. in 2030 there will be built about between 12.000 and 13.000 km of high speed rails to increase the infrastructure in host everything in the near future and of course this infrastructure/stadium-legacy will be enourmous for generations to come..
  2. 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!
  3. The Qatar Olympic Committee has announced it's interest in hosting the 2032 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Qatar unsuccessfully bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in both 2016 and 2020. The Qatari capital of Doha hosted the 2006 Asian Games, an event which was seen to have encouraged them to bid for other global events. This included the FIFA World Cup, which Qatar will host in 2022 after being controversially awarded the tournament in 2010. This was despite the bid process being the subject of allegations of bribery and corruption. Similar allegations also surrounded the World Athletics Championships, which the country hosted last year. Opponents have claimed Qatar has used major sporting events to improve its image amid a poor human rights record, and criticism of migrants' rights at World Cup construction sites. Qatar is also bidding for the 2027 Asian Cup, and is set to be in a head-to-head battle with Saudi Arabia for the hosting rights for the 2030 Asian Games, with the two neighbours locked in a diplomatic crisis. Following the announcement of the two bidding countries, Amnesty International called on the Olympic Council of Asia to ensure all bids are assessed to identify potential risks. The organisation said the Games should be used to bolster and defend human rights in host countries. - Article
  4. Following successfully hosting the 18th Asian Games, Indonesia plans to bid for the 2032 Olympic Games. http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/09/01/indonesia-to-bid-for-2032-olympics.html
  5. Looks like there's a chance this may start to gain traction. A couple of weeks ago, there were rumblings that at least 1 US city was showing interest in the Winter Olympics. Now it appears the USOC is willing to entertain the thought.. USOC expects to discuss possible Winter Olympic bid So let's see where this goes, but clearly this is beyond the purely hypothetical stage where the highest ranking members from the USOC have publicly acknowledged the possibility.
  6. The 2016-17 figure skating season officially concludes next week with the World Team Trophy in Tokyo but here's the schedule for the important events in the figure skating calendar for the Olympic season. Grand Prix Circuit Russia October 20-22, 2017 Canada October 27-29, 2017, Venue: Regina, Saskatchewan China November 3-5, 2017 Japan November 10-12, 2017 France November 17-19, 2017 USA November 24-26, 2017, Venue: Lake Placid, New York GP Final Japan December 7-10, 2017, Venue: Nagoya, Japan Challenger Circuit U.S. International FS Salt Lake City, USA September 13-17, 2017 Lombardia Trophy Bergamo, Italy September 14-17, 2017 Autumn Classic International Montreal, Canada September 20-23, 2017 Ondrej Nepela Trophy Bratislava, Slovak Republic September 21-23, 2017 Nebelhorn Trophy Oberstdorf, Germany September 27-30, 2017 (Olympic Qualifier) Finlandia Trophy Espoo, Finland October 6-8, 2017 Minsk-Arena Ice Star Minsk, Belarus October 27-29, 2017 Warsaw Cup Warsaw, Poland November 16-19, 2017 Tallinn Trophy Tallinn, Estonia November 21-26, 2017 Golden Spin of Zagreb Zagreb, Croatia December 6-9, 2017 Important Tournaments Europeans, January 15-21; Moscow Four Continents, January 23-28; Taipei Olympics, February 9-25; PyeongChang World Juniors, March 5-11; Sofia Worlds, March 19-25; Milan
  7. According to a NYT story, by 2050 several former winter Olympic hosts will no longer be able to host the winter olympics again due to climate change. Some on there weren't at all surprising to me like Sochi and Garmish (I've noticed a trend in warming temps there when I compared temps between that area and Pyeongchang while they were bidding to host the 2018 winter games). Looks like maybe Vancouver should try and put in 1 more bid soon. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/01/11/climate/winter-olympics-global-warming.html
  8. We're just about halfway the games, but we already have some estimates of how much Pyeongchang 2018 has costed. $12.9 billion dollars. Still a farcry to the infamous $50 billion of Sochi, and it's almost on pair with the $13.1 billion of Rio 2016. Still though, it is a shame the costs increased because of transport (that train from Seoul to Gangneung along added a lot of money to the budget) https://www.cbssports.com/olympics/news/2018-winter-olympics-pyeongchang-games-reportedly-cost-4b-more-than-expected/ Time will tell, but the early indications are that the big bucks may be paying off. Just this week, Shaun White's gold-medal run at one of Pyeongchang's venues became the second most-watched event in NBC's Winter Games history.
  9. Well, we're just 3 days away for the start of the games (even if they technically start on thursday), so I imagined we might as well get started for the traditional Livechat thread to share our thoughts, views, joys and cringes. Even though this time many of us will have to wake up very early to watch the show. The opening ceremony will start at 8:00 PM (Korea's local time). That would be 5:00 AM (Central Standard Time), 6:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time) and 3:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) in the US, respectively. If you want to know exactly at which hour the Opening begins, you can use this Timezone converter right here. https://www.worldtimeserver.com/convert_time_in_KR.aspx NBC will be broadcasting the Opening Ceremony live on their website, without commercial ads, for those living in the US. However if you know any other sources where we can watch the ceremony, make sure to share them with the rest of us.
  10. Epidemics have ruined lots of good plans. But this time it relates Olympic Games planned in South Korea and this is a catastrophe imo. https://www.reddit.com/r/korea/comments/7r8hd4/south_korea_is_hit_by_dangerous_bird_flu_virus/ Lots of financial and human resources have been already spent in the run-up to the Games. But the risks are too high to ignore this challenge called H5N6.
  11. MUMBAI India's Olympic Association has asked the government for permission to bid for the 2032 Olympics and 2030 Asian Games as part of a drive to put the country at the heart of the international sporting community, IOA President N. Ramachandran has told Reuters. Ramachandran said the IOA also wanted India to host the Asian Beach Games in 2020, the Olympic Council of Asia's general assembly that year, and the International Olympic Committee session in 2021. The aim, Ramachandran said, was to use the engagement as a catalyst for the growth of Olympic sports in India and to help improve the country's miserable standing in pretty much every sport apart from cricket. As the world's secondmost populous nation after China, Ramachandran said it was time for India to follow its powerful neighbour in showcasing its burgeoning economic muscle through sport. Dismissing concerns about whether India can afford to stage such huge sporting spectacles, Ramachandran said the country was one of the few in the region that did have the means. It was up to the government to set the wheels in motion, he told Reuters in an interview. "From my part, I am telling them if you bid, I will make sure you get it," he added. Ramachandran said he had spoken about India's prospects of hosting an Olympics with IOC President Thomas Bach, an indication of the early groundwork required for a serious bid. "You cannot take a decision today and say, 'I want to host an Olympic Games tomorrow.' It is an eightyear process. So you have to start now," Ramachandran said. "If you are looking at anything it's 2032. That will give you 10 years to improve the infrastructure and you will have a decision (to make) in the next four to six years." The Indian government had agreed to discuss the proposals in cabinet and revert back to the IOA, Ramachandran added. ECONOMIC POWER Winning the hosting rights for an Olympic Games is not the hot ticket it once was. Los Angeles and Paris are the only candidates left in the race for the 2024 Olympics after four other cities pulled out over cost concerns. The IOC will award both the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games at the same time and the expectation is that the two cities will host one each. For the 2022 Winter Games, four of six bidders pulled out citing high costs or lack of support, leaving Beijing to beat Almaty in the final vote. Ramachandran was confident India, which has Asia's thirdlargest economy, would be capable of meeting the costs. "India is one of the emerging economies," he said. "Even assuming you spend $12 billion on an Olympic event, $6 billion will be given to you by the IOC. "What is $6 billion over a period of eight years for a country which has the size of the economy which India has today? "Not many countries today wish to host the Olympics. China has already had everything possible that can be hosted." In terms of hosting experience, India has successfully staged several global cricket tournaments, and FIFA say they are satisfied with preparations for the Under17 World Cup in October. But a question mark over the country's ability to host an international multisports event has hung over India since the 2010 Commonwealth Games, a $6 billion event billed as Delhi's answer to the Beijing Olympics. LEARNED FROM MISTAKES A series of embarrassments over leaking stadiums and filthy accommodation culminated in Games chief Suresh Kalmadi spending nine months in prison for inflating tenders worth millions of dollars. Ramachandran said there would be no repeat of those blunders. "We have learnt from our mistakes. You see the South Asian Games (in 2016) that was hosted in Guwahati. Nobody said anything," he added. "We should stick to what we know best technical conduct of the Games. Even when we hosted the Commonwealth Games in India, (the IOC) praised the technical conduct of the event. And we also did very well in the medals tally." While the hosts finished second to Australia at the 2010 Commonwealth Games, to say that India has underperformed at the Olympics is an understatement. India has won just 28 medals since 1900, with Abhinav Bindra claiming the country's only individual gold medal in the men's 10 metre air rifle in Beijing. "We have very clearly advised the government that if you are just going to send your athletes to participate in international tournaments, that alone will not be sufficient for sports to grow in India," Ramachandran said. "You also need to conduct multisports events in India. Because then you will have more referees, more officials, your administrators can get into international sports federations. source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com
  12. August 29, 2016 - Protests against the coup explode in Brazil between Olympics and Paralympics RIO DE JANEIRO SÃO PAULO BRASÍLIA (CAPITAL CITY) FLORIANÓPOLIS ____________________________________________________________________ AND TODAY, IN SÃO PAULO IMAGES FROM FACEBOOK (Mídia Ninja and Jornalistas Livres) Here: https://www.facebook.com/jornalistaslivres/photos https://www.facebook.com/midiaNINJA/?fref=ts
  13. Rio 2016 is not an event with protests against the interim president Michel Temer, only. Rio 2016 is an event with art and sport celebration too OLYMPIC BOULEVARD - Rio's Port Area Rio’s Olympic Boulevard unveils massive mural celebrating indigenous cultures One of the most impressive works in our recent spotlight on Rio de Janeiro’s vibrant street art scene is a brand new masterpiece by Brazilian artist Eduardo Kobra, who just transformed a whopping 190-meter-long (that’s over 600 feet) wall in Rio’s renovated port district into a celebration of the world’s indigenous cultures. Measuring almost 3,000-square-meters in size, "Ethnicities," (or Etnias, in Portuguese) hopes to secure a Guinness World Record for the largest mural from a single artist. The mural features five colorfully abstracted faces, each representing an indigenous population hailing from the five world continents depicted in the Olympic rings. http://www.curbed.com/2016/8/8/12402118/rio-olympics-mural-kobra BEACH VOLLEYBALL - Copacabana Beach WOMEN'S MARATHON - Around the Museum of Tomorrow WOMEN'S MARATHON - And the SugarLoaf with the cablecar TENIS ARENA - Olympic Park
  14. I made this video from a building and i want to share this beautiful experience with all of you. I hope you will like it
  15. Hello there!, First, let me introduce myself, My name is Sabin, I come from Onesti, Romania. Growing up, I was very interested in gymnastics (mainly the women's) Romania is actually a large gymnastics nation (Nadia came from Onesti!) Anyway, I started this topic so I could discuss the many scandals and robberies that have taken place in gymnastics events at the Olympics, I will be mainly focussing on the women's side but if anyone has any suggestions, feel free to ask and I would love to study them, here's the first of many - Andreea Raducan being stripped of her 2000 All-Around Gold - In 2000, Romania made history by winning their first ever team gold medal in women's gymnastics. Not only that, they again made history when all three of their gymnasts (Maria Olaru, Simona Amanar & Andreea Raducan) swept the All-Around Podium at the Sydney Games. However, soon after her historic win, Raducan was stripped of her All-Around Gold when she was found to test positive for Pseudoephedrine. Raducan and her Coaches stated that she was given the substance in the form of 2 cold pills by team physician and that she had no idea that the substance was in them. They did not affect her performance either since the substance she took was supposed to make her dizzy. Her teammate, Simona Amanar (Who won Silver in the All-Around) had also taken the substance (Again, without her knowledge) but since she was older and taller than Raducan, it did not affect her. Many Romanians (Including 1976 AA Champion Nadia Comaneci) Went against the IOC's decision and demanded the medal should be given back to Raducan, But the IOC Refused to do so. This all lead to Amanar being promoted to Gold Medal position, Olaru upgraded to Silver and China's Liu Xuan was given the Bronze. All 3 refused a formal Ceremony after the Medals was re-handed out, It is also said that Amanar returned the Medal to Raducan after the Games. A few years later the substance Raducan had taken was UNBANNED which I think is injustice to Andreea meaning she should be Re-Instated as Olympic All-Around Champion of 2000. I believe Andreea should be given her title back, No matter how long ago it was, it was injustice to her. If the IOC care about doping to a point where they would strip someone who didn't even know she was taking a substance that was banned, Why haven't they stripped the GDR of their 1988 Olympic Team Bronze when Dagmar Kersten ADMITTED to taking drugs without her knowledge? Up Next - USA's .5 Deduction Allowing The GDR To Take Team Bronze.
  16. I didn't find one of these threads here, so I thought I'd make one. I found a video on youtube once which showed the host city announcements for the olympics from 1976-2020 but now its gone! There are a few one websites. I'll post the ones I find.
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