Quaker2001 Posted November 11, 2016 Report Share Posted November 11, 2016 12 hours ago, Ansem said: No, I said that Montreal had won the games, there was nothing about superiority. American cities aren't invincible. If Rio can beat Chicago, then a Canadian city can edge an American city as well. No sh!t American cities aren't invincible. But there was a reason Montreal won for 1976. There was a reason Rio won for 2016. What reason would present itself for Toronto (who couldn't even beat Atlanta) to beat LA? I know you're trying to build a hypothetical here, as seems to be your thing, but stop trying to build an argument against one no one else here is making. If you're trying to tell us that Toronto could win, no one is disagreeing with that. But the rest of us are interested in advancing that into discussing why Toronto would win and comparing them to the competition. Not our fault that you seem to have little to no interest in that element of this, even if we're all just spitballing here. And last I checked, "livability" (whatever that means) is not something that the IOC has evaluation scores for. 12 hours ago, Ansem said: Have you been to Casablanca? It's actually pretty impressive and they've builded up their infrastructure a lot. Again, Casablanca wouldn't be a stronger bid than most of the western world cities but a bid meeting all the criteria would give them a strong case to bring the games to Africa for the first time. Yes, South Africa will always be the better choice for Africa, but that continent is developing rapidly. Have YOU been to Casablanca? I haven't, so I can only go off what I've read. But here's another hypothetical from you. Do they have a bid that would meet the criteria to give them a strong case? Or is this another one of those "if they have a strong bid" and pretend like we don't have any insight into answering that. Because this could well be another bid that goes the way of Doha or Baku and gets cut off at the pass by the IOC. At which point they would be Casa-blank (does that work, FYI? ) 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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