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A “pre-feasibility” report on the prospects of New Zealand hosting the 2026 Winter Olympic Games was released Wednesday and among its proposals was a possible joint-bid with Australia.  The report found that hosting the 2026 Games would be feasible, and calculated the net economic value to New Zealand of NZ$4.9 billion, made up of $5.6 billion of […]

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And how much are air fares between Oz and Kiwi-land, on the average?

Depends when you book. Sydney - Auckland...

Last minute about US$300, but average about US $150 depending what airline you fly...there are lots of them...From Australia a stupid carbon tax is added.

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Bach has been really pushy during his visit here this week...But I suppose it's his job and with the IOC looking to try out their new cost saving formats, why not try it out on a smaller but stable country.

New Zealand stands out in this respect.

Beats me how we are going to pay for it and the idea of Auckland/Queenstown just feels weird.

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You see, it's the ridicule like this that happens when the IOC come up with totally unworkable concepts that put everyone off hosting these games.

You simply cannot have a New Zealand Australia bid for a OWGs. It would have to be NZ alone.

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The trick though is NOT too put too much worth into these pronouncements of Bach. They may not amount to anything, but they are harmless and Bach is merely doing his job promoting the Olympic brand.

Bach is doing his job by making pronouncements that we should not put 'too much worth into'????

That is a definition of a fool in my books.

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Bach is doing his job by making pronouncements that we should not put 'too much worth into'????

That is a definition of a fool in my books.

Define Fool...

Hitler was doing his job by making pronouncements back in 1933 that we didn't put "too much worth into"...

Who were the fools then?

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Bach's clumsyness is catching up with him, this article outlines how his NZ Summer Olympic bid suggestion has been received.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/68421229/romanos-preposterous-idea-from-ioc-boss-on-new-zealand-hosting-olympic-games

I understand that he is a salesman, and is expected to "do the rounds", however he has made a number of bizarre and foolish (read: irresponsible, unethical, misleading) suggestions lately. His concern is only to increase the number of bid cities to make the Games appear more desirable, and has nothing to do with bringing the Olympics to these places he encourages. His intentions are wrong. Australia doesn't have a front row chance for 2028 (it would be a shock upset if Brisbane won against the likes of Rome, Paris or a US city), and Auckland couldn't sustain the SOG - and India wasn't interested. He needs to be more realistic and tactful.

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Bach's clumsyness is catching up with him, this article outlines how his NZ Summer Olympic bid suggestion has been received.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/68421229/romanos-preposterous-idea-from-ioc-boss-on-new-zealand-hosting-olympic-games

I understand that he is a salesman, and is expected to "do the rounds", however he has made a number of bizarre and foolish (read: irresponsible, unethical, misleading) suggestions lately. His concern is only to increase the number of bid cities to make the Games appear more desirable, and has nothing to do with bringing the Olympics to these places he encourages. His intentions are wrong. Australia doesn't have a front row chance for 2028 (it would be a shock upset if Brisbane won against the likes of Rome, Paris or a US city), and Auckland couldn't sustain the SOG - and India wasn't interested. He needs to be more realistic and tactful.

"but Australia belongs to a different confederation and is ineligible to host in 2026 or 2030."

Wait, so what confederation is NZ a part of??? It makes no sense they're both in different confederations.

"A United States/Canada (rugby world cup) bid and one from Australia would have priority over New Zealand"

lol Canadians can go screw off we don't need their help in hosting a Rugby World Cup.

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Bach's clumsyness is catching up with him, this article outlines how his NZ Summer Olympic bid suggestion has been received.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/68421229/romanos-preposterous-idea-from-ioc-boss-on-new-zealand-hosting-olympic-games

I understand that he is a salesman, and is expected to "do the rounds", however he has made a number of bizarre and foolish (read: irresponsible, unethical, misleading) suggestions lately. His concern is only to increase the number of bid cities to make the Games appear more desirable, and has nothing to do with bringing the Olympics to these places he encourages. His intentions are wrong. Australia doesn't have a front row chance for 2028 (it would be a shock upset if Brisbane won against the likes of Rome, Paris or a US city), and Auckland couldn't sustain the SOG - and India wasn't interested. He needs to be more realistic and tactful.

Interesting approach and truthful. However, it's essential two for the tango.

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Bach's clumsyness is catching up with him, this article outlines how his NZ Summer Olympic bid suggestion has been received.

http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/opinion/68421229/romanos-preposterous-idea-from-ioc-boss-on-new-zealand-hosting-olympic-games

I understand that he is a salesman, and is expected to "do the rounds", however he has made a number of bizarre and foolish (read: irresponsible, unethical, misleading) suggestions lately. His concern is only to increase the number of bid cities to make the Games appear more desirable, and has nothing to do with bringing the Olympics to these places he encourages. His intentions are wrong. Australia doesn't have a front row chance for 2028 (it would be a shock upset if Brisbane won against the likes of Rome, Paris or a US city), and Auckland couldn't sustain the SOG - and India wasn't interested. He needs to be more realistic and tactful.

Seriously.. if he's got an Olympic Committee head responding to him like this, it says something about these pronouncements of his. Again, we saw this with Rogge, although it almost seems like Bach has taken it to a whole new level. As much it's understandable he's trying to encourage bidders, they need to be ones that belong in the fold. Less we forget the lesson of 2022 where the IOC once had 6 interested bidders and one by one, they rejected the IOC, not the other way around. Being diplomatic is one thing. But if it gets to the point that your statements lack credibility, then your position as a leader is going to get called into question.

Wait, so what confederation is NZ a part of??? It makes no sense they're both in different confederations.

A few years back, the Socceroos decided there wasn't enough competition in OFC (plus there's only 1/2 a place in the World Cup allocated to that confederation, so it's tough to qualify for from there), so they joined the Asian confederation. So for them, it makes perfect sense to be in a more competitive field of countries, even if it splits them off from New Zealand.

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