FYI Posted November 26, 2013 Report Share Posted November 26, 2013 Athensfan, are you going to answer my question or not. I've asked you twice already. I've answered yours, not its your turn. I'll post it for the third time already: Okay, Athensfan. If according to you, Stockholm is a no-go, & Almaty truly isn't your "horse" in this race. And Krakow could be a no or a go, depending how much Slovakia is involved (which I agree with, btw), & according to Baron; Oslo is a "been there, done that". And Lviv is really a non-starter & I see Beijing as an insurance policy really, who, in your honest opinion right now, do you see getting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games then. Yes, the distance & transportation....And lack of government support....And the fact that it's deja vu.......And..................And......... . Do you know for a fact that there is no government support. Let's wait til the bid book please. And what "déjà vu"?! Sweden hasn't hosted an Olympic Games in over 101 years! It's strange how people can be suspected of anti-swedishness (strange idea) when they're trying to be pragmatic and put olympism first , by the same people who are supporting a particular candidate. Right. And you're being so "pragmatic" in being in support of a bi-national bid that doesn't have strong winter sport tradition in untested waters. Also, good job athensfan for putting athletes first. That's really how we need to think, and what should lead actions, regarding the olympic games. Uh huh, sure. You mean like the IOC put the athletes first by selecting cesspool Beijing at the time, for the 2008 Games. If it's truly about the "athletes", then this is a no-brainier. It's Oslo's to lose. Because Krakow-Jasna are only like 160km apart vs. Stockholm-Are's 528 km distance -- 3x the distance. It's NOT about the borders but the PHYSICAL DISTANCE because these are events played on a TIGHT schedule w/in a 17-day framework. If the IOC has to overwhelmingly deal with two NOC's & two governments, might as well be just as detrimental to Krakow's chances. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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