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What if Beijing won the 2000 Olympic Games hosting rights, How would the 21st century Olympic Games look like?

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What if there was a vote turn into Beijing favour with both Beijing and Sydney won both 44 votes each in the final round with Juan Antonio Samaranch casting the deciding tie breaker vote to Beijing to host the 2000 Olympic Games? How would the 21st Olympic Games look like?

With the failed 3 Olympic Games from Australia Australia would not bid again for a generation 

Beijing China 2000

2002 - 2006 Games would still be the same places Salt Lake City USA 2002 - Athens Greece 2004 and Turin Italy 2006

Summer Games host cities would be most likely this.

Toronto Canada 2008

Tokyo Japan 2012

Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2016

Moscow Russia 2020

Seoul South Korea 2024

Los Angeles USA 2028

Rome Italy 2032

Winter Games host cities

Harbin China 2010

Almaty Kazakhstan 2014

Munich Germany 2018

Denver or Reno USA 2022

Stockholm Sweden 2026

Vancouver Canada 2030

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On 9/21/2019 at 10:01 AM, Olympianfan said:

What if there was a vote turn into Beijing favour with both Beijing and Sydney won both 44 votes each in the final round with Juan Antonio Samaranch casting the deciding tie breaker vote to Beijing to host the 2000 Olympic Games? How would the 21st Olympic Games look like?

With the failed 3 Olympic Games from Australia Australia would not bid again for a generation 

Beijing China 2000

2002 - 2006 Games would still be the same places Salt Lake City USA 2002 - Athens Greece 2004 and Turin Italy 2006

Summer Games host cities would be most likely this.

Toronto Canada 2008

Tokyo Japan 2012

Rio de Janeiro Brazil 2016

Moscow Russia 2020

Seoul South Korea 2024

Los Angeles USA 2028

Rome Italy 2032

Winter Games host cities

Harbin China 2010

Almaty Kazakhstan 2014

Munich Germany 2018

Denver or Reno USA 2022

Stockholm Sweden 2026

Vancouver Canada 2030

Without an European one between 2008-2020? Sure jan.

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What about Paris? Paris bid for 2008 and 2012, plus 2024 obviously ... Paris was bound to host an Olympics sometime between 2008-2030. Further, an Olympics in London was also inevitable IMO ... having gone since 1948 without an Olympic Games and 1966 since a FIFA World Cup ... the Brits were craving hosting rights to an event, especially as their empire and colonial rule started to die down and they would want to prove themselves to the world. London and Paris were almost sure to host before 2030, I don't think an argument without at least one, but either of them, has much substance. 

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My not very interesting answer is not much will change for the Summer hosts. If Sydney bids again for 2008, I'd go as far as to say nothing would change at all, apart from swapping 2000 and 2008 around. So:

Beijing 2000
Athens 2004
Sydney 2008 if they bid again, if not Toronto 2008
London/Paris 2012
Rio 2016 or Tokyo 2016
Tokyo 2020 or Rio 2020

2012: perhaps Paris might have a smaller edge as an Anglophone country/city hosted the Games the year before the 2009 Copenhagen IOC session

2016: in the Sydney 2008 timeline nothing changes, in the Toronto 2008 timeline there's less of a clamour for an American Games and more of a clamour for an Asian Games so Tokyo wins, but Rio has much momentum.

2020: as in our world, the loser in the 2016 race wins. The intriguing point in the "Toronto 2008/Tokyo 2016" timeline is the IOC would be awarding Rio the Games the year before the 2014 world cup. Would world headlines about stadium prep, civil disorder, protests etc put them off or would momentum carry the day? I'm going for the latter. The IOC is confident after a run of successes (after the previous blowouts of Beijing 2000 and Athens 2004). Sydney/Toronto and London/Paris have been big successes and preps for Tokyo are going well. So they take a punt on Brazil (and the landslide with which they won 2016 in our world suggests this is likely too).

Edited by Rob.

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