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4 hours ago, baron-pierreIV said:

They may -- but that is NOT how the IOC names their Games.  It is by the host city(s) -- NOT the region or province. The Canadian Olympic Committe should know that. 
(Oregon22 was only used because Eugene is such a small town and Oregon is better known around the world.  World Games 22 (an IOC-affiliated entity) was so named so as not to confuse it with another Birmingham 22.) 

I mean, who cares about BC 30?  Before Christ 2030:wacko:  Doesn't make sense.  

If this bid comes to success it will probably be known as "vancouver 2030" I believe its easier for marketing issues, also it'd be contradictory to sell an "indigenous bid" and then splat all over your face BRITISH-COLUMBIA, the epitome of colonialism

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1 hour ago, Chris_Mex said:

If this bid comes to success it will probably be known as "vancouver 2030" I believe its easier for marketing issues, also it'd be contradictory to sell an "indigenous bid" and then splat all over your face BRITISH-COLUMBIA, the epitome of colonialism

Unceded Indigenous Territory 2030

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Wow, that report makes it sound like this bid hasn't got long left... time to seriously back Hamilton 2030 as springboard for Toronto 2036/40? They'd surely be a very strong candidate for one of those, especially if Europe only has Madrid with its problems for 36. I just hope Toronto can stay the course when they bid - this is their big chance. 

(Vancouver was an amazing host for 2010 obvs, but both Sapporo and SLC are due a second go first - and it's another province's turn :P)

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“For the 2030 Winter Olympics, only Salt Lake City, Sapporo and Vancouver are candidates. And against the corruption backdrop, Vancouver’s reconciliation bid, being led by the Musqueam, Tsleil Waututh, Squamish and Líl̓wat First Nations, is probably looking pretty good to the IOC.”

“It’s still not clear that Vancouver’s $4-billion proposal will make it to the starting line, let alone finish first.“

 

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“The damage is thought to have occurred last weekend.”

"On Saturday morning, staff at the Vancouver Convention Centre discovered the Vancouver 2010 Cauldron was vandalised," a statement from the convention centre said.”

“It added: "We are currently working with the VPD who is leading the investigation, as the investigation is still ongoing we will not be commenting further."

“The outdoor cauldron, which stands 10 metres high, had been lit by Canadian ice hockey superstar Wayne Gretsky after the 2010 Opening Ceremony.“

 

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“Sometime in the weeks after the November 7 inauguration ceremony of the new Vancouver City Council, one of the most significant decisions the new body of elected officials will be asked to make is whether to support the First Nations-led bid to host the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.“

 

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>>> Vancouver 2030 Bid Terminated  <<<

“Vancouver’s bid to host the first-ever indigenous led Olympic Winter Games in 2030 is over, British Columbia’s Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture and Sport Lisa Beare announced Thursday.”

 

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“The B.C. government will not support an Indigenous-led bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic winter games, saying the multi-billion dollar price tag can’t be justified when British Columbians are struggling to pay for everyday costs.“

 

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Welp.

58 minutes ago, AustralianFan said:

“The B.C. government will not support an Indigenous-led bid for the 2030 Olympic and Paralympic winter games, saying the multi-billion dollar price tag can’t be justified when British Columbians are struggling to pay for everyday costs.“

 

If we go for that thinking there won´t be a Olympics in the winter ever again...and the world would be better without it? After all, the price tag is inescapable, and our beloved winter games may be cool but they aren´t food in the table. Guess that´s part of Sochi legacy that governments are making themselves more aware of the costs, giving that a certain war whose seeds were planted between that Olympics and Paralympics is ongoing? 

SO, SALT LAKE CITY? ARE YOU READY TO ANNOY LA28 TO NO END?!! Especially if Sapporo implodes too...

(HOT TAKE: if the IOC started paying taxes, there would be far less outcry about the games costs since they would have to give something back) 

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I wonder how quickly now the IOC will get on the horn with Sapporo, to try & hand this thing over to them on a silver-platter. It's their last hope, without just giving it to SLC with some sort of concessions. 

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16 hours ago, FYI said:

I wonder how quickly now the IOC will get on the horn with Sapporo, to try & hand this thing over to them on a silver-platter. It's their last hope, without just giving it to SLC with some sort of concessions. 

That's my thought as well.  Get them locked in before anyone has a chance to say no.  Let Dentsu and other backers pay the freight like they did with Tokyo, and hope that no one acknowledges any of their past transgressions.

18 hours ago, Guilga said:

If we go for that thinking there won´t be a Olympics in the winter ever again...and the world would be better without it? After all, the price tag is inescapable, and our beloved winter games may be cool but they aren´t food in the table. Guess that´s part of Sochi legacy that governments are making themselves more aware of the costs, giving that a certain war whose seeds were planted between that Olympics and Paralympics is ongoing? 

SO, SALT LAKE CITY? ARE YOU READY TO ANNOY LA28 TO NO END?!! Especially if Sapporo implodes too...

(HOT TAKE: if the IOC started paying taxes, there would be far less outcry about the games costs since they would have to give something back) 

Can't really blame Sochi for this.  It's merely a realization on the part of a lot of these countries that a Winter Olympics is simply too much risk and not enough potential for profits.  But at the end of the day, all the IOC needs is 1 willing bidder.  They don't need a full field of applicants.  That's a luxury, but it's not a necessity.

If Sapporo gets 2030 (they are far from dead in the water.. if you think they are, you need a better understanding of how this whole process works), then that's settled.  Salt Lake likely winds up with 2034 at some point later on.  That gives the IOC years before they need to find another willing partner.  I'm confident someone will step up at that point to make it happen

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“The Government of British Columbia claims to have reviewed the bid led by the Lil̓wat7úl (Líl̓wat), xwmə kwəy’əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) nations for over a year.”

“Its final decision not to support the bid is not the problem for the First Nations, but making it without their consultation has damaged the relationship.”

"This has taken us 10 steps backwards in terms of reconciliation," said Chief Jen Thomas of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation.”

 

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