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Looks like the biggest issue currently is the downhill ski/snowboard situation.  Curious to see how they go about that.  Hosting that in New York/Placid is one obvious solution, but will they think of something more internal?  Possibly a mountain in the province itself?

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This bid is a no go, and I expect the COC will probably deep six it if Vancouver is serious about another go. It's not just the downhill skiing with La Massif (the 2030 proposal claims that using La Massif with an extended ramp to meet the 800m vertical drop requirement was accepted by the FIS in 2002 but I have questions whether or not that would still be accepted). A Quebec bid would require massive infrastructure investment. Quebec has one suitable arena for ice events (Videotron Centre). The Pepsi Coliseum, the longtime home of the Quebec Nordiques, is slated for demolition. The closest speed skating oval is Calgary. To solve the ice arena issues, Quebec would probably have to partner with Montreal. Quebec also lacks a stadium suitable for the ceremonies.

The biggest drawback though from the proposal is using the ski jumps and sliding track in Vancouver. Why send athletes from one side of the country to another when Vancouver can host an entire WOGs? It's illogical. If Vancouver isn't ready to go, Canada would be better off sitting out the 2030 race altogether. A Quebec bid would require too much investment and be too spread out regionally when Vancouver can host about as close to a compact WOGs with existing infrastructure and minimal costs.

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It really is a shame that Quebec City is not suitable, though. It's probably the most European city in North America, has a long tradition of winter sports (even without the NHL), and is certainly cold and snowy enough for a winter games.

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Who wrote their horrible supporting document? While it's bad form to start off by slagging the snow in Pyeongchang, it's kinda made worse by the fact they don't have a downhill mountain and are probably looking for help from past Winter Olympic hosts way out in Western Canada.

I like Quebec City and think they would make a magical Winter Olympic host, but they have a lot to sort out. 

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