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Of course the US doesn't need the likes of Canada, but given the city which did get the nod (Boston) didn't even want it

Well, a portion of the Boston citizenry didn't want it - but others did. The numbers were going up, but not fast enough for the tight sked. If there had been NO other choices, maybe Boston would have stayed with the bid regardless. The point is, there are others...but the USOC wants other cities to have it too. If circumstances dictate otherwise, then it is what it is.

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In fairness to LD, he wasn't the one who posted an article from the Detroit Free Press suggesting the idea of a Detroit Olympics that included Windsor. So blame that person for planting that in his head.

Meh - does it really matter. It could've been just a matter time. Besides, he didn't hesitate one moment to put his venue-spin on it first chance he got.

Let's also not forget (which I forget to add earlier as well) who started the "Auckland 2024" thread just last week.

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Meh - does it really matter. It could've been just a matter time. Besides, he didn't hesitate one moment to put his venue-spin on it first chance he got.

Let's also not forget (which I forget to add earlier as well) who started the "Auckland 2024" thread just last week.

Anyone want to predict which bid he'll try and make happen next week? My money is on reviving the Smiggin Holes 2010 bid for 2026.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiggin_Holes_2010_Winter_Olympic_bid

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Oh didn't hear about that one lmfao. Reminds me of the whole Hobart 2020 laughing stock "bid" from four years ago lol!

Even some people in the comments section below were still in delusional land thinking that they were "in" the competition just a few days prior to the 2020 vote lmfao!! :-D

https://m.facebook.com/hobart2020?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhobart2020

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Anyone want to predict which bid he'll try and make happen next week? My money is on reviving the Smiggin Holes 2010 bid for 2026.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiggin_Holes_2010_Winter_Olympic_bid

Oh didn't hear about that one lmfao. Reminds me of the whole Hobart 2020 laughing stock "bid" from four years ago lol!

Even some people in the comments section below were still in delusional land thinking that they were "in" the competition just a few days prior to the 2020 vote lmfao!! :-D

https://m.facebook.com/hobart2020?refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2Fhobart2020

Hobart was a "serious" heartfelt attempt for the small city to land an Olympics. It'll never happen, even a Commonwealth Games is a stretch.

As for Smiggin Holes, that was the 2010 Joke bid proposed by Roy and HG, where Faster's Fatso the Wombat mascot came from during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. If Australia is serious about a Winter Olympics, it will be Canberra, with the Perisher Valley and perhaps an expanded Thredbo, if it were possible, as it needs around 127m or so of vertical added for Men's Downhill.

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Come on USA, selects a bid or drop the race...

Patience, patience, my good man. The USOC has already said that they should have made a decision, whether or not to bid, by the end of the month. But I think it's already a given that they have selected L.A. to bid that potential 2024 bid.

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I'm looking forward to LA's bid. Not because I think we will win, but because I think LA is the city the US needs to stick with. LA is our nations Olympic City.

But everybody knows that. So, like...what's the point in trying to prove it? I mean everyone knows the Olympic Games started in ancient Olympic and Athens...but it's a traveling show. It visits OTHER cities and countries. So I don't get what point you're really trying to make??

The point is to bid intelligently -- NOT just because you want to bid.

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Will it really matter whether LA bids or not? RIght now, Paris and Rome will control this race.

While I agree that Paris (& to a lesser extent Rome) is in the drivers seat in the 2024 race at this early stage, I still think LA bidding matters in the sense of being another North American alternative in addition to Toronto, if they were to bid (since officials there seem to be on a post Pan Am "high"), in the UNlikely event Paris were to somehow falter mid-campaign for whatever reason.

Just look at Oslo 2022, it was totally THEIRS for the taking, & they still said "Au Revoir IOC!" L.A. could still hold their own nicely among any of the others, including Rome (with the still stagnating Italian economy).

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Rome is too much of risk for the IOC and I'm sure they would rather just give the games to Germany in that case...

This I agree with. I think some are giving too much credit to Rome. As much as I love the city, they have several issues to deal with when compared to Paris & even Hamburg.

While granted, CONI is a highly influential sphere within the IOC, I can't help but still think of Rome 2024 as a Madrid 2020 in this case. Hamburg also still need to pass their referendum in November, & while it's likely looking to pass at this point, you never know what the ultimate German outcome might be.

That's why I say just stick L.A. in there, cuz ya never know. Otherwise, some could be saying the same thing a few years from now what they're saying now that the U.S. should have bid for 2022, ya know, hindsight being 20/20 & all.

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I see a Paris v LA at this point too- with a Paris win and LA (USA) well positioned for 2028 or 2032, and Germany as a backup if everything else falls over.

I think the IOC would be happy with this scenario too.

Yep...I think this is the basic idea circulating around Lausanne.

Do I think LA would win...eh...probably not.

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