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The six sports Hamilton wanted to introduce for the disable were Athletics, Lawn Bowls, Swimming, Wheelchair Basketball, Table Tennis and Weightlifting. I hope Hamilton's 2014 bid will include this again.

Wheelchair Basketball?  Try Wheelchair Rugby, absolutly leathal, would be a great spectator sport as it is at the Paralympics!!!

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Wow they do lol I looked it up online.

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Aren't they afraid their legs will get caught from someone else wheelchair well clashing into each other? Or are they specially made type of wheelchair for rugby?

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Apple.

Wheel Chair Rugby is a Summer Paralympic Sport already! Im surprised you havnt heard of it..

Played in doors on a handball like court... Much like real rugby, just on wheelcahires

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Take a look at the history of major world events in Canada's leading cities...

1 - Toronto, wants Olympics, maybe an Expo

2 - Montreal, had Olympics & Expo

3 - Vancouver, had Expo, CG's and future Winter Olympics

4 - Calgary, had Winter Olympics, wanted an Expo

5 - Edmonton, had CG's

6 - Ottawa, had Francophone Games

7 - Winnipeg, had PanAm's twice

8 - Quebec City, wanted Winter Olympics

9 - Hamilton, hosted first CG's in 1930, wants them again

10 - Victoria, had CG's

11 - Halifax, hosted a G8 in 1995, wants CG's

The country's top cities tend to go for the biggies like the Olympics and Expo, the smaller cities go for the smaller events.

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6 - Ottawa, had Francophone Games

That’s the one thing I can never understand with Ottawa. Why the hell doesn’t this city go after international sporting events? Like c’mon a Francophone Games whoppiedoo.

It’s a beautiful city and has a good population base.

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Aren't they afraid their legs will get caught from someone else wheelchair well clashing into each other? Or are they specially made type of wheelchair for rugby?

They are well protected with large Kevlar shin plates and steel buffers.  Which in turn makes alot of noise.  If an athlete tumbles out they are quickly remounted back into their "steeds" by VERY brave attendants that are waiting on the side lines.

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I think there is actually a Major Motion Picture coming out soon about wheelchair basketball.

is called murderball and its about wheelchair rugby, not basketball, it gets released friday in LA/NY and July 22th everywhere

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Okay update!

David Adames will recommend a bid for 2014, when he makes a presentation to City Council on Monday.

It's estimated that landing the Commonwealth games would pump about 630-million dollars into Hamilton, in addition to a new stadium and upgrades to existing sport facilities.

And yes I will get a hold of the documents from City Hall on Monday or Tuesday, don't worry lol.

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Okay update!

David Adames will recommend a bid for 2014, when he makes a presentation to City Council on Monday.

It's estimated that landing the Commonwealth games would pump about 630-million dollars into Hamilton, in addition to a new stadium and upgrades to existing sport facilities.

And yes I will get a hold of the documents from City Hall on Monday or Tuesday, don't worry lol.

:) Fingers crossed that the proposal goes through, then we will have that two horse race with Glasgow, although Singapore could show up.

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5 - Edmonton, had CG's

Edmonton also hosted the Track and Field World Chamionships.

As a possible result of that, Edmonton is hosting the IAAF World Half-Marathon Championships later this year. In about 10 days from now, it will host the World Masters Games. Don't forget that it hosted the 1983 Summer Universiade.

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If Calgary does go through with there 2014 ambitions too, it doesnt bode well for Hamilton....

actually it does, hamilton has the experience, the sport, history, money, and venues in place, Calgary is a winter town, the COC and other committees will not want to put more of the training centres away from Canada's largest population base

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ok heres a question, who would you trust more, a province with a 5 billion dollar surplus or a province losing 5 billion a year?

Ontario is not losing five billion dollars a year

there are no national training centres in Ontario, the ones i know of

Hockey-Calgary

Rowing-Victoria

Canoe/Kayak-Halifax

Swimming-Calgary

Diving-Montreal

Speedskating-Calgary

Short track-Montreal

Ontario is in the most need of a sporting legacy than Alberta or any of the other provinces

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ok, thats right, Ontario is losing about 3 billion to 4 billion dollars and practacally throwing all that debt onto the back of the citizens of Northern Ontario. Calgary is the way to go, its a lot better of a city in terms of Environment, no worrys about smog days etc, and no worrys about the government pulling a flip flop...
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ok, thats right, Ontario is losing about 3 billion to 4 billion dollars and practacally throwing all that debt onto the back of the citizens of Northern Ontario. Calgary is the way to go, its a lot better of a city in terms of Environment, no worrys about smog days etc, and no worrys about the government pulling a flip flop...

the debt is going to be gone in the next two to three years, that is not an issue. Ontario has hosted only one games, that is with being the richest province in the country with the largest population. (we are the richest since we pay the most taxes) We put so much money into this country and get absolutely nothing out of it, all our tax money goes to fund the east and quebec, and we get short-changed all the flipping time.

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Well, Toronto is supposed to have this so-called "national training centre" that is modelled after the ones in Australia. In fact, I don't know how Calgary's centre is supposed to look like.
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Okay got fresh rumours about tomorrow's presentation to Hamilton city council.....This is literally gonna make chins drop lol

There is a rumour that Sheila Copps is going to be president of Hamilton's 2014 bid.

Ya you heard it right, SHEILA!

Kinda makes sense in a way. She's no longer in federal politics but has always been active. She was the big driving force behind Hamilton's 2010 bid.

For those people who don't know who Sheila Copps is....she was deputy prime minister, environment minister and heritage minster under Chretien administration. She has tried I think 3 times to be leader of the Liberal party. She's was a Hamilton MP in the riding of Hamilton East (Hamilton East riding always tend to have high profile MPs like Tony Valeri and John Munro). She represented the federal government to Vancouver's 2010 bid.

That's her celebrating when Vancouver just been announced the winner of the 2010 winter Olympics.

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