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2010 _ Who Do You Want To Win?


Who would you like to see win 2010?  

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  1. 1. Who's your favourite candidate for the 2010 YOGs?

    • Athens
      15
    • Bangkok
      4
    • Moscow
      7
    • Singapore
      22
    • Torino
      3


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Singapore, of course is a newer country than Athens, but that is not a valid argument in a reason for awarding the games to them, it is about the athletes, venues, transportaion, economy, finance, investment and legacy

Oh, I fully agree. Which is also why I think that the sole "it is where the Olympics were born" argument is not sufficient for Athens.

I have actually studied the bid book of the various YOG candidates and, technically speaking (venues, transportation, economy) I have no doubt that both Singapore and Moscow are at least at the same level as Athens (most of the venues proposed by Moscow are quite recent or haven been completely refurbished since 1980).

As for legacy and cultural / educational programmes, I have been much more impressed by Singapore's and even Debrecen's proposal than by Athens'.

Don't get me wrong, I have no doubt that Athens would do a fine job hosting (I do love their plan to have the Olympic Village by the sea side) but I am more seduced by Singapore overall proposal.

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Could Hamburg, in your opinion, host a successful YOG?

I think Hamburg could host the Olympics (never understood why the German NOC picked Leipzig over Hamburg for 2012) so I think Hamburg would have no problem hosting the YOG.

I suspect most of the venues planned for training in the Hamburg 2012 bid could be used as main venues for a YOG.

My only question is what could be used as an Youth Olympic Village? (is there any University centrally located in Hamburg with a campus that could be used as a Village?)

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I think Hamburg could host the Olympics (never understood why the German NOC picked Leipzig over Hamburg for 2012) so I think Hamburg would have no problem hosting the YOG.

I suspect most of the venues planned for training in the Hamburg 2012 bid could be used as main venues for a YOG.

My only question is what could be used as an Youth Olympic Village? (is there any University centrally located in Hamburg with a campus that could be used as a Village?)

hmm, guess they could use the University of Hamburg for it`s accommodation, but unsure if it would be adequate.

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