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IOC Unveils New Strategic Roadmap; Host City Bid Reforms


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I think that the Summer Olympics and Paralympics should still be held in 1 City. It's less expensive and closer together. What needs to change is the IOC's Requirements and the amount of Sports.

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I haven't studied the proposals in detail yet but, from the reports I've read so far, it seems to be giving with one hand and taking away with the other. What is the point of making it cheaper to bid if you want to incorporate more sports.

I also have doubts about the idea of holding events outside a host city, as much as I understand that provision already exists, particularly with football and sailing. To me, that can only work if the IOC is explicitly saying that it will accept and encourage regional bids and I haven't seen that. I welcome the fact that the issues are being looked at, but these ideas need work before they are implemented and doing so in a rush before the 2024 race starts seems too much of a rush to me.

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As long as adding sports doesn't add to the cost, I don't see why not. A sevens tournament at Twickenham in 2012 (yes, I'm still banging that drum!), could actually have created a profit for organisers. If there are unused facilities which could add something to the Games, it's worth exploring.

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Just like in the case of Tokyo. If all works out as it should, they can have baseball/softball take place in the middle of the city at the Tokyo dome or even right next to the Olympic Stadium itself (if they can use that field, anyway). Allowing a host to incorporate sports they already have sufficient and up-to-date venues for is a pretty good idea in the long run.

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I haven't studied the proposals in detail yet but, from the reports I've read so far, it seems to be giving with one hand and taking away with the other. What is the point of making it cheaper to bid if you want to incorporate more sports.

I also have doubts about the idea of holding events outside a host city, as much as I understand that provision already exists, particularly with football and sailing. To me, that can only work if the IOC is explicitly saying that it will accept and encourage regional bids and I haven't seen that. I welcome the fact that the issues are being looked at, but these ideas need work before they are implemented and doing so in a rush before the 2024 race starts seems too much of a rush to me.

That's why they're recommendations at this point. They aren't officially enacted until the IOC accepts them.

And it's hardly a rush to make these reforms considering the IOC has been working towards this for awhile now. Considering the mess the 2022 bid has become, maybe it's not such a bad thing to rush it for 2024

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That's why they're recommendations at this point. They aren't officially enacted until the IOC accepts them.

And it's hardly a rush to make these reforms considering the IOC has been working towards this for awhile now. Considering the mess the 2022 bid has become, maybe it's not such a bad thing to rush it for 2024

Working on it for a while is a long way from actually having a coherent plan that is ready to be introduced to a bidding process for me. Better to delay and get it right.

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At least they realized there are serious issues with the bidding process and the games in general. However, judging for what i read, they still haven't identified the exact issues.

There's a ton of denial, even as they claim to support reform. There's little recognition that the games cost too much. It's still a matter of better educating people not to count a lot of the spending.

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When the Bidding Process first Opened for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, everything looked Good for the IOC. They had 3 Decent Bids (Stockholm, Oslo and Krakow) and a Bid that can deliver that has delivered before (Beijing). Now they are stuck with 2, with Beijing being the Best of a bad situation. Where did it go wrong? Maybe, Cities should hold referendums before not during the Bidding Process.

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When the Bidding Process first Opened for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, everything looked Good for the IOC. They had 3 Decent Bids (Stockholm, Oslo and Krakow) and a Bid that can deliver that has delivered before (Beijing). Now they are stuck with 2, with Beijing being the Best of a bad situation. Where did it go wrong? Maybe, Cities should hold referendums before not during the Bidding Process.

Well, Oslo held a referendum before bidding and got a - narrow - majority.

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