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^^ I suppose, but surely they can simply remove the roof and expand. Or do they wish to have a temporary velodrome and have the Pan American one available for training?

Milton is too far for an Olympics + why would it be for training when its so far away.

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Well it's a pre-existing velodrome that's why! You will effectively boast any training facilities within 50km of the city centre anyways and this is well within that limit. You could boast it as an existing venue for a cheap expansion, as opposed to a moderately expensive temporary velodrome or new one.

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I think Toronto should just focus on a 2024 Olympics bid.

As for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, if Canada thinks it's willing and able, why not try Ottawa-Gatineau? You could have a purpose built "Commonwealth Park" somewhere in Ottawa, which would have the following venues:

National Stadium/Stade National (a 40,000 seat, legacy 20,000-30,000 seat "National Stadium", which has a standard 9 lane athletics track and all the necessary facilities)

National Aquatics Centre (a 10,000 seat, downsized aquatics facility)

National Velodrome (a 3,000-5,000 seat, downsized facility)

National Hockey Centre (a 5,000 seat main field, with 2,500 seat auxiliary field)

Commonwealth Arena (a 5,000 seat legacy indoor arena)

Then you use the wealth of existing venues in Ottawa and Gatineau, including the Scotiabank Place, Gatineau's new arena, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa Convention Centre etc.

To balance it out a bit, you could propose a rival convention centre in Gatineau, to host some indoor events.

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I think Toronto should just focus on a 2024 Olympics bid.

As for the 2022 Commonwealth Games, if Canada thinks it's willing and able, why not try Ottawa-Gatineau? You could have a purpose built "Commonwealth Park" somewhere in Ottawa, which would have the following venues:

National Stadium/Stade National (a 40,000 seat, legacy 20,000-30,000 seat "National Stadium", which has a standard 9 lane athletics track and all the necessary facilities)

National Aquatics Centre (a 10,000 seat, downsized aquatics facility)

National Velodrome (a 3,000-5,000 seat, downsized facility)

National Hockey Centre (a 5,000 seat main field, with 2,500 seat auxiliary field)

Commonwealth Arena (a 5,000 seat legacy indoor arena)

Then you use the wealth of existing venues in Ottawa and Gatineau, including the Scotiabank Place, Gatineau's new arena, Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa Civic Centre, Ottawa Convention Centre etc.

To balance it out a bit, you could propose a rival convention centre in Gatineau, to host some indoor events.

***Field hockey hockey= ice hockey to Canadians :lol:

What would that 20,000 seat stadium be used for after the games?? I like that plan Ottawa should bid.

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Very interesting:

A Canadian bidder for the 2022 Commonwealth Games could be chosen by a public vote in a precedent-setting,

Canadian Idol

-type television special.

Commonwealth Games Association of Canada

CEO

Brian MacPherson

revealed the strategy Thursday at the

Canadian Sport Tourism Alliance

’s Sport Events Congress in Richmond.

MacPherson said the online or phone poll idea was conceived as “an engagement strategy to engage the public with our brand.”

National bid cities for major multisport events have traditionally been chosen behind closed doors by the organization’s members.

MacPherson said Canada has a chance to host the Games in 2022 for the first time since Victoria 1994 because it is the Americas’ turn. Delhi hosted in 2010, Glasgow had the Games in 2014 and Australia’s Gold Coast in 2018.

The only other viable candidate could be South Africa, which hosted the 2010 FIFA World Cup and nearly launched a bid for the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Before expressions of interest are solicited from municipalities, MacPherson said the federal cabinet must approve provisional funding for the Games. That could come in June or September, he said.

“Politically we’re getting good vibes, and also with a policy point of view,” MacPherson said. “Politics are politics, you never know for sure until it happens.”

Should the funding commitment be announced, the expressions of interests would be whittled down to a shortlist of three municipalities in the second half of 2013. February 2014 is the

Commonwealth Games Federation

’s deadline for applications. The 2022 host will be decided in 2015.

“We’re only going to put forth cities we’ve evaluated,” MacPherson said, “and we know can execute the Games successfully.”

So far, 1978 host Edmonton is the only city to go public with a desire to bid for 2022. Edmonton was forced to drop its bid for Expo 2017 when federal government support was withdrawn.

“The Games are pretty much a billion-dollar opportunity and that excludes capital expenditures,” MacPherson said.

The first British Empire Games were in Hamilton in 1930. Vancouver hosted in 1954. Canada’s next big multisport event is the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. The previous Games in Delhi were marred by late construction and corruption. Organizers

Suresh Kalmadi

and

Lalit Bhanot

were jailed after the Games.

“They came off,” MacPherson said. “It looked good on TV. It was close to a disaster, and it took a lot of work behind the scenes to even pull it off.”

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Logic says you can't vote for yourself, or your own province.

It should be done Eurovision style, with a panel of experts determining who they think should be put forward, coupled with public votes in a split 50/50 type deal.

But generally speaking it's not a great idea, although it will give good exposure for an event such as the Commonwealth Games.

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One of those "Toronto and Ontario get everything" deals? Or do Westerners just hate those from the East?

Its more of the West is pretty much united, and the fact more then one Ontario city (Toronto, Hamilton and/or Ottawa might split votes).

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Ontario cities would probably only find support within Ontario in such a system.

Yea, but if lets say Hamilton runs up against Vancouver, obviously I would vote for Vancouver, because in all honesty Hamilton is the "armpit of Ontario"

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