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Athletes, Businesses In The Netherlands Mull 2032 Olympic Games Bid


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Athletes and businesses across the Netherlands are quietly discussing the possibility of bidding for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games according to local reports.   “We know that there are initiatives”, Netherlands Olympic Committee (NSF) Anneke van Zanen-Nieberg said, according to Netherlands NU news agency. “These initiatives will always be there and we like that, […]

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Seems like a noble effort but is there any indication the Dutch government would even consider the idea? Given the size and scope of the SOGs, I highly doubt one city alone (Amsterdam or Rotterdam) could pull this off. It would have to be a country-wide bid.

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7 hours ago, stryker said:

Seems like a noble effort but is there any indication the Dutch government would even consider the idea? Given the size and scope of the SOGs, I highly doubt one city alone (Amsterdam or Rotterdam) could pull this off. It would have to be a country-wide bid.

Yes. On the other hand, the Netherlands as a country are not huge - all major cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht) are within 90 minutes or so from each other maximum.

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16 hours ago, stryker said:

Seems like a noble effort but is there any indication the Dutch government would even consider the idea? Given the size and scope of the SOGs, I highly doubt one city alone (Amsterdam or Rotterdam) could pull this off. It would have to be a country-wide bid.

Well, considering Netherlands is a small and urbanized country (one of the top 15 worldwide), and 70-75% of the population lived in the Randstaat limits (The megalopolis comprised of the 4 majors cities and subsidiaries) it's not exactly far fetched. Like Stefan mentioned, the cities are within 90 minutes maximum each other. 

Actually an Olympic bid of the Randstaat would be like the Rhine-Ruhr mentioned before for Germany, but more compact and better developed to be honests.  

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