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Sapporo 2030: Give them an offer they can't refuse with no bids involved


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2 hours ago, Brekkie Boy said:

Whilst I'd prefer Sapporo with the talk of Nagano hosting at least the sliding events was there ever any move for Nagano to bid in their own right - surely their legacy from 1998 is more intact than those of Sapporo from 50 years ago?

Nagano prefecture has a population of about 2 million.  Hokkaido is well over 5 million.  So that region is likely better suited to put forth a bid.  And with Nagano less than 2 hours by bullet train from Tokyo, if they were going to focus the mountain venues there, they might as well have the indoor venues at Tokyo.

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39 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:

they might as well have the indoor venues at Tokyo

Is that a ludicrous idea? They've got enough indoor venues, and if Milan and Cortina can work together then a similar Tokyo-Nagano setup doesn't sound crazy. Especially when you throw bullet trains into the equation. 

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