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Budapest 2024 release images of Aquatics Centre and proposed Olympic Park

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Budapest 2024 has released new computer-generated imagery of venues which will be used if they are successful with their bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The images include the Aquatics Centre, due to host next year’s International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships, and the Olympic Park.

The Olympic Park is the largest of the seven clusters due to be in place if Budapest triumphs in the race for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics.

It features nine competition venues, which will play host to 10 sports, as well as the Athletes’ Village, providing provide 16,500 beds in 12 modern, medium-rise blocks.

The Media Village is also set to be located on the Olympic Park in the Hungarian capital.

The Park will be home to the Olympic Stadium, the BMX Centre, the Whitewater Centre, the Olympic Arena and the Tennis Centre.

The Danube Flatwater Centre, the Buda Triathlon Centre, Congress Centre and Tüske Arena also form part of the Park.

Budapest 2024 claim its proximity to the River Danube, the longest river in the European Union region, “perfectly aligns” with the sustainability goals outlined in the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Agenda 2020 reform plans.

Bid officials also say it is in a “fantastic location for easy access to the rest of the city”.

Budapest 2024 have also unveiled computer-generate images of the Aquatics Centre, being built for the 2017 FINA World Championships ©Budapest 2024 Budapest 2024 have also unveiled computer-generate images of the Aquatics Centre, being built for the 2017 FINA World Championships ©Budapest 2024

“We feel this is a right-sized Olympic Park, appropriate for a new era of the Olympic Movement,” said Attila Mizsér, director of sport and venues at Budapest 2024.

“This compactness is reflective of our concept as a whole – the average travel time for athletes from the Olympic Village to their sport venue is a remarkable 12 minutes.

“We are very lucky that we have been able to make maximum use of the naturally accessible geography of the city to eliminate traffic delays for athletes, spectators and the wider Games Family. 

"We also have athlete training facilities onsite at the Olympic Village in six temporary buildings.”

The Aquatics Centre is “nearing the final stage of completion”, according to Budapest 2024, as it prepares to host the 2017 FINA World Championships from July 14 to 30.

It is described as the “jewel in the crown” of Budapest 2024’s Olympics master plan, and will be located in the city centre.

Images of the venues have been released by Budapest 2024 today to mark the Hungarian capital progressing to the third candidature phase.

The IOC put forward Budapest, Los Angeles and Paris to the next stage during its Executive Board meeting earlier this month.

“The Budapest Aquatics Centre is being completed in a record-breaking two years making this the first Aquatics World Championships where the first record will be set on dry land, by the construction team,” Budapest 2024 chairman Balázs Fürjes said.

“This will by no means be the first time that Budapest has completed a challenging project on time and to budget - all to a very high standard.”

The IOC will elect its chosen host city at its Session in Lima on September 13.

http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1044794/budapest-2024-release-images-of-aquatics-centre-and-proposed-olympic-park

 

 

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Meanwhile, all Budapest has to do is remind people from time to time that, unlike certain major cities, it has not dropped out of the race:

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Christ the Redemeer statue in the colors of the Hungarian flag

Dom Orani Tempesta, archbishop of Rio de Janeiro offered to lighten the statue, the symbol of Brazil, with our national colours on special Hungarian holidays in the future.

Therefore the statue was illuminated on 30th of December 2016, the 100th anniversary of the Coronation of the last Hungarian King, Charles IV. For 2017, the next occasion will be the 20th of August, anniversary of the foundation of the Hungarian state.

https://budapest2024.org/en/now/news/christ-the-redemeer-statue-in-the-colors-of-the-hungarian-flag-2

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14 hours ago, neneu10 said:

any render or venue plan?
This bid looks so weak compared with Paris and LA 

Heaven help Hungary if their bid looked strong compared with Paris and LA !

Still, they'll keep on putting out press-releases, and probably a few pretty plans and renders, in odd intervals between Paris and LA announcements.

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I don't wanna be a Negative Nancy, but this, from the Hungarian Free Press:

Is the Budapest 2024 Olympic bid doomed?  A majority of Hungarians oppose it

http://hungarianfreepress.com/2017/02/09/is-the-budapest-2024-olympic-bid-doomed-majority-of-hungarians-oppose-it/

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On ‎2‎/‎9‎/‎2017 at 3:51 PM, ejaycat said:

I don't wanna be a Negative Nancy, but this, from the Hungarian Free Press:

Is the Budapest 2024 Olympic bid doomed?  A majority of Hungarians oppose it

http://hungarianfreepress.com/2017/02/09/is-the-budapest-2024-olympic-bid-doomed-majority-of-hungarians-oppose-it/

It is not ultimately doomed yet, but I think things are just working so well with LA's and Paris's bids that it may not progress very far when voting comes in September.

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From message of a close friend in Hungary, inside the Hungarian Parlement, things don't look bright for 2024 Budapest bid. It seems people from Fidesz want to drop the towel because they don't want to risk the result for a referendum when they are close of elections. If the pressure inside the Parlement is high, they may drop of the race ASAP (Two or three weeks).

Not because it did matter a lot, but if the bad feeling for keeping Hungary was in the IOC minds, maybe they reconsider again giving 2024 and 2028 together in Lima after all.

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Bid officially cancelled. Announced by the spokesman of the Hungarian government.

Edited by hektor

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2 hours ago, Roger87 said:

Not because it really matters, but now the "2024 Paris - 2028 LA" is perfectly reasonable now.

It absolutely is.  Not too many cities...or rather the citizenry of the larger cities, WANT to host the Summer Games.   So the IOC better rub the cobwebs from their eyes.  And would it be so bad if the members sit out one round?  THey'll be busy enough with other things.  

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1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

It absolutely is.  Not too many cities...or rather the citizenry of the larger cities, WANT to host the Summer Games.   So the IOC better rub the cobwebs from their eyes.  And would it be so bad if the members sit out one round?  THey'll be busy enough with other things.  

Yep, huge problems require different solutions. With that pragmatic solution (Maybe not the most idealistic, but the senior IOC voters are right, keeping costs/results/gains in balance), they keep the survival of two big cities hosts without risking any ticket, regain the trust of a full continent and avoiding another headache:

2024: Paris - Regain the European block

2026: Calgary, as a consolation prize for Canada (Unless a Nordic or Swiss bid came strong)

2028: Los Angeles - The American finalist after Trump is gone

And keep happy the sponsors, the cities and can apply the 2020 Agenda. 

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19 hours ago, hektor said:

In 2028 the risk is that the Games are opened by Ivanka Trump.

Or they could be opened by Michelle Obama towards the end of her second term.

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On 22/02/2017 at 8:22 PM, hektor said:

Bid officially cancelled. Announced by the spokesman of the Hungarian government.

Now the question becomes, "Did the bid team do enough to raise Hungary's profile as a go-ahead, positive thinking nation, before their government pulled the plug?"

If so, then the bid, despite its ultimate end, should pay for itself. If not, then a new question arises: "Did ending the Budapest Olympic bid without the referendum send a message that Hungary prefers a whimper to a bang?"

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