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Oh please, such biased idiocy from Athensfan whose stupid SUMMER USA dream will not come true in the NEXT 40 years!!.... /\ Reno is a trend-starter in global political movements of conscience!! Th

For 2022 I'm quite sure that Europe will make it. It's the very fist time that there are 3 consecutive winter games not held in Europe with Vancouver in NA and Sochi and PC in Asia (sure Sochi is part

It has been explained to you COUNTLESS times already "why", but you, just like your "pathetic" lost brother Tulsa, REFUSE/WON'T listen. And what's most "pathetic" of all, is that you're suppose to be

I think he just wants to make some allies on this board. :D

Korea will try a 4 attemp? PC 2022? I think Korea should stop its crazy dream. Korea isn't a winter country, You don't have a good potential.

But I think in 2022, will be a match USA vs Asia. Maybe Harbin, Denver or Reno, Quebec city and maybe Japan or another Korean bid.

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Korea will try a 4 attemp? PC 2022? I think Korea should stop its crazy dream. Korea isn't a winter country, You don't have a good potential.

But I think in 2022, will be a match USA vs Asia. Maybe Harbin, Denver or Reno, Quebec city and maybe Japan or another Korean bid.

You can cross Denver and Quebec off the list. The fact that the FIS has ruled that La Massif is not suitable for the alpine events more or less eliminates any shot for Quebec. Everybody already knows what happened with Denver in 1976. If the USOC throws their hat in the ring, it's likely to be Reno. If Munich falls short in Jul y, I see them giving 2022 a shot and they'd probably go in as the favorite especially if Pyeongchang wins 2018 as I suspect.

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In case of PC victory, We will have a race Europe vs USA

USA will have : Denver or Reno Lake Tahoe

Europe Will have : Munich, Annecy, (St Moritz/Davos, Lausanne, Berne?) and maybe Norway with Bergen/Voss and Swenden with Ostersund/Are

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New 2022 entry -- SHIMLA 2022!!

LOL! Actually India hosted the first ever South Asian Winter Games believe it or not, I created the article over at wikipedia if anyone wants to take a look. Sri Lanka of all places won a gold medal in snowboarding! While Pakistan and India swept the remaining medals.

Anyways, I am expecting Munich, Bern, Almaty, Are (Sweden) and a couple more European bids.

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LOL! Actually India hosted the first ever South Asian Winter Games believe it or not, I created the article over at wikipedia if anyone wants to take a look. Sri Lanka of all places won a gold medal in snowboarding! While Pakistan and India swept the remaining medals.

Anyways, I am expecting Munich, Bern, Almaty, Are (Sweden) and a couple more European bids.

I think the US is pretty certain to put a candidate up too. Reno seems serious about their bid, and Denver is apparently also interested.

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I think the US is pretty certain to put a candidate up too. Reno seems serious about their bid, and Denver is apparently also interested.

Isn't Lake Placid going for 2020 WYOG? If USA were to bid almost guaranteed win.

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Isn't Lake Placid going for 2020 WYOG? If USA were to bid almost guaranteed win.

I know the IOC would like them to, but as far as i know, nothing for on that yet. While the likes of Reno's plans for 2022, meanwihle, arepretty far advanced.

I think the only reason the US would want to go for a YOG, winter or summer, is if they feel it would give them some goodwill and leverage for a future bid for a proper Olympics. Let's face it, the YOGs are about the lowest of the Olympic consolation prizes.

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I know the IOC would like them to, but as far as i know, nothing for on that yet. While the likes of Reno's plans for 2022, meanwihle, arepretty far advanced.

I think the only reason the US would want to go for a YOG, winter or summer, is if they feel it would give them some goodwill and leverage for a future bid for a proper Olympics. Let's face it, the YOGs are about the lowest of the Olympic consolation prizes.

I think that is almost needed after the 2016 debacle, don't you think so.

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I think that is almost needed after the 2016 debacle, don't you think so.

Whatever - I doubt the USOC, and the US public, would like to feel they're "pressured" into going after a YOGs.

And whatever the case, even if they did, it won't stop them bidding for 2022. I think that's almost a given at this stage.

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Y not? Let the southern French Alps have a go at it. We've already had 3 in the center & northern French Alps, so lets try a different region of France. At least Nice could provide a different French angle.

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Don't think Nice would work. Sochi was relatively unknown outside Russia, so even though it had a bit of a "Riviera" quality, it could pass itself off as part of a country known to be sufficiently wintery. Everyone associates Nice with palm trees and the beach, though.

Why not someplace a little cooler and closer to the mountains? Lyon?

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Don't think Nice would work. Sochi was relatively unknown outside Russia, so even though it had a bit of a "Riviera" quality, it could pass itself off as part of a country known to be sufficiently wintery. Everyone associates Nice with palm trees and the beach, though.

Why not someplace a little cooler and closer to the mountains? Lyon?

Mountains are closer from Nice than Lyon... Nice's department is call "Alpes Maritimes" that we could translate in a non literal translation as "the Mediteranean Alps" !

Nice is at the foot of the Alps, as Vancouver was from the Rocky Mountains.

But, the a very very very little chance than the French NOC will allow a new french winter bid in the coming years.....

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Okay, it may be closer than I realized - but definitely not as close as Vancouver. In Vancouver, you can look out from downtown across the harbor and see the ski slopes - the mountains are that close. Whistler is a little further off, but there were downhill events literally within sight of the city center. (Of course, those were the slopes that were worst impacted by lack of snow...but at least they were there). Nice may have the foothills of the Alps as close, but nowhere with the potential to host, say, alpine events. I would assume Nice faces a distance at least as great as Munich, but probably more.

(BTW, Vancouver is nowhere near the Rockies, which are on the other, eastern, side of British Columbia. The 2010 WOG were entirely in the Coast Mountains.)

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Nice's distance to the Alpine events would be just as comparable like Whistler & Garmisch are to their respective cities.

I think Nice would be an interesting setting. So what if Nice is more associated with palm trees & the beach. Still doesn't change the fact that Sochi has these too, despite Russia having a more "suffiently wintery" image.

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Could Queenstown NZ work? Or will it need to be anchored by a major city, in spite of the vast distance? Could Christchurch work alone and do some sort of modification of it's mountain range to have the 800 meter drop for Men's Downhill?

Or could it be a joint bid by Christchurch or Dunedin with Queenstown, in spite of the long distance (Dunedin being far closer)? Will a high speed rail network work? Or will it heavily rely on air transport?

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As has been pointed out before, the real problem with NZ is that it's in the Southern Hemisphere. Their winter is in the Northern Hemisphere summer. You'd have to lure television audiences in the US to not only watch at weird times or on long tape delay because of time zone issues, but to watch ski jumping in July.

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The timing (time zones) shouldn't be too much of an issue. Events for say alpine skiing could be held in the morning to suit European time zones or what not. The time zone issue will be reflective of that similar to Sydney 2000, they will find a solution.

The seasons is of course the real problem, but since no one from the Southern Hemisphere has yet attempted a proper bid for the Winter Olympics, then we will never know what true effect the difference in season would have. I'm sure the IOC can make an exception at least once. I expect a Southern Hemisphere games to happen eventually.

Santiago, Chile would pose a better bid for a Winter Olympics with regards to the time zone issue as it would very much suit US time zones. A bid from there will be akin to Vancouver or Munich's proposal for example.

I really did want someone to pose that question in the press conference after PyeongChang's win, but alas, no one didn't.

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