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The city's just been stripped of the Asian Youth Games. They can bid all they want but they ain't getting it unless Durban and Edmonton are suddenly afflicted by Biblical plagues.

Louise Martin interview on BBC radio said that the plan is to announce the 2026 & 2030 hosts at the General Assembly in October 2026 Adelaide 2030 Hamilton no other candidates expre

I think 1994 was the last time the track cycling was held outside? The required standard is now indoors and wood.?

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3 hours ago, Alexjc said:

I think 1994 was the last time the track cycling was held outside? The required standard is now indoors and wood.?

The 2014 Asian Games had it outdoors and on a track that was not the regular size (250m). I would assume the UCI gave the go ahead.

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3 hours ago, intoronto said:

The 2014 Asian Games had it outdoors and on a track that was not the regular size (250m). I would assume the UCI gave the go ahead.

I was thinking more CGF rules but UCI are happy with compliance for outdoors. 

I know the old 1990 CWGs track in Manukau and later the last UCI NZ standard outdoor track built in Whanganui (and used in Wellington's 2006 bid) were fast but deteriorated within a couple of years and are all but abandoned now. Expectations are for an indoor track...although not required. This is where Durban is having issues. 

Have to admit the 1990 CWG track cycling was awesome and the atmosphere great. 

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6 hours ago, Alexjc said:

I was thinking more CGF rules but UCI are happy with compliance for outdoors. 

I know the old 1990 CWGs track in Manukau and later the last UCI NZ standard outdoor track built in Whanganui (and used in Wellington's 2006 bid) were fast but deteriorated within a couple of years and are all but abandoned now. Expectations are for an indoor track...although not required. This is where Durban is having issues. 

Have to admit the 1990 CWG track cycling was awesome and the atmosphere great. 

I would think the CGF would be satisfied if the UCI is...

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On 03/08/2016 at 4:32 PM, intoronto said:

None, I don't expect a bid to get support as it appears Canada is going full speed for the WC and with Calgary announcing a WOG bid, its unlikely Edmonton would also get support for a 2026 CWG bid.

Completely ignorant here, but couldn't Vancouver host the Commonwealth Games as well?

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We have an outdoor track in Seattle with basically the same climate as England. Granted, it is only up to the standards of the goodwill games rather than a UCI championship. But local cyclists seem to be happy with it.

The Marymoor Crawl

The situation in Durban is a good example of why I think the sporting federations have made a mistake in pushing for luxury sporting venues. The world needs far more grassroots level facilities than championship level facilities. England already has plenty of high performance velodromes for athletes training for the highest stage. Birmingham should not aim to build a better velodrome than Manchester and London. It just needs a decent regional track for its local cyclists.

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There is very little land available in Vancouver, and no obvious use for an athletics stadium. The MLS Vancouver Whitecaps would build a small, intimate football stadium if they moved out of BC Place. So both the stadium and the village seem highly unlikely projects.

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Birmingham is joining the bidding to host the 2026 Commonwealth Games.

City council leader John Clancy said Birmingham was a "fantastic sporting city", hosting major events including The Ashes and the Rugby World Cup.

The council has launched a feasibility study and claimed the event could generate more than £390m for the region.

The mayor of Liverpool revealed in August that they are also planning a bid....

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Venues that could be used to host events include Villa Park, the Alexander Stadium, Edgbaston Cricket Ground, the NEC and the Genting Arena.

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, Karen Bradley, said: "Birmingham is a city with a fantastic sporting pedigree.

"The Commonwealth Games transformed Manchester in 2002 and did the same for Glasgow in 2014, so it's no surprise that Birmingham is interested in hosting the Games in 2026."

She added that the government looked forward to sharing its "knowledge and expertise" with Birmingham and any other interested cities to help them develop "credible and realistic" bids.

Bob Sleigh, chairman of the West Midlands Combined Authority, which is backing Birmingham's bid, said other "incredible" facilities in the region could also be used, such as West Bromwich Albion's Hawthorns stadium and Coventry City's Ricoh Arena.

Candidates have to notify their intention to bid by March 2018, and the winner will be announced in November 2019.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-37506981

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On 9/30/2016 at 8:52 AM, yoshi said:

Port Moresby?!? :wacko: What are the rules on multiple bids from one country, do England's board need to settle on one which gets put to the CGF or could they both go to the final phase?

Only one can go the final phase, just like in the Olympics. 

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England plan to select a city to bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games by next July after Birmingham and Liverpool both put themselves forward.

Liverpool announced in August that they wanted to bid and were joined last month by Birmingham.

"We have to set a timeline and establish a criteria for picking a city," Paul Blanchard, the chief executive of Commonwealth Games England (CGE), told insidethegames.

"We have two cities who have expressed a strong interest and appear to be serious."

Blanchard hopes that a city can be chosen by the time the Commonwealth Youth Games are due to begin in the Bahamas by July 19 next year.

That would also give them the opportunity to launch a full bid by the time the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which are due to start in the Gold Coast in Australia in April that year.

A decision on which city will host the event is due to be made by the Commonwealth Games Federation at its General Assembly in 2019.

"We've got to give the cities enough opportunity to make the best presentation," said Blanchard.

But CGE are also keen to ensure that Birmingham or Liverpool do not spend too much money trying to win the nomination for England.

"We will try to the reduce the duplication of costs but both cities will probably need to carry out a feasibility study that we will study," said Blanchard. 

Blanchard today held preliminary talks with UK Sport, the Government agency that funds elite sport and also helps bring major events to Britain.

A bid from Wales had been widely expected for the 2026 Commonwealth Games but that was dropped in July following the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union, meaning that UK Sport would probably support a proposal from England. 

"We understand that the 2026 Commonwealth Games in the UK is definitely part of their major events strategy," said Blanchard. 

"A bid from England would start from a position of strength.

"Birmingham and Liverpool are both well known cities and have interesting strategies."

 

More @ http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1042511/exclusive-england-hope-to-choose-city-to-bid-for-2026-commonwealth-games-by-next-july

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On 8/23/2016 at 4:59 PM, Rob. said:

Technically, track cycling isn't a core sport so if Birmingham doesn't want to construct a velodrome they could just decide not to have that sport in 2026. Durban has dropped it for 2022. In reality of course, a British Games dropping track cycling would rightly cause a huge stink.

But these days even cities like Derby are building velodromes. Surely Birmingham can support one! And maybe theirs won't look like a sad face.

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Derby Velodrome, why you so sad??

Well there would be the venue for any Birmingham bid - difficult to justify building one in Birmingham if a suitable relatively new venue is less than an hour away.

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9 hours ago, Sir Rols said:

An intriguing dilemma - the Commies or the WOGs. And if Alberta opts for the WOGs (or neither) the Commies will be open for the other Provinces. 

Go Halifax!

I'd support Halifax! I feel like there is some unfinished business from 2007! 

 

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