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2024 and 2028 Olympic Games Host Cities Election

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Joshi    5

I think people are finally realizing what a huge negative economic impact the Olys have on the hosting city and country. It honestly should be restricted to a few cities every 4 years like 1 from each continent. There's just so many white elephant stadiums that are being built for the games and aren't even used again. Time for the IOC to get their head out of the sand.

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heywoodu    1,115
4 hours ago, Joshi said:

I think people are finally realizing what a huge negative economic impact the Olys have on the hosting city and country. It honestly should be restricted to a few cities every 4 years like 1 from each continent. There's just so many white elephant stadiums that are being built for the games and aren't even used again. 

That's the fault of the organizers, not necessarily the Olympics. It's perfectly possible to have Olympics that are very much economically feasible, but you need organizers with some balls to go for some real innovation (in the way things are organized, built, used etc), instead of the 55647th set of organizers who want to make everything bigger, better, brighter and faster. 

 

Maybe a smaller city would be an ideal start in showing that it in fact does not necessarily have to have a negative economic impact, so people's negativity can rightfully be turned around. 

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De_Gambassi    87
Il y a 1 heure , heywoodu a déclaré:

instead of the 55647th set of organizers who want to make everything bigger, better, brighter and faster. 

 

I think we 've allready passed that. London didn't end with any white elephant (I think ?). Neither Paris or LA plan to buid munch outside of temporary venues. Sochi has been the majour outliner in recent history. But I think, overall, organizers tend to be more modest with their constructions plans..

 

Building costs are only a fraction of the overall costs anyway.

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intoronto    154
9 hours ago, thiago_simoes said:

 

Yes, I can understand why Qatar will not host the Olympics anytime soon. But it's time for the IOC to promote big changes, or we will see Qatar rising as a potential host if no other place wants to host the Games. I believe Azerbaijan would go crazy if they had a real shot of hosting the Olympics (they have the money, for sure), and I guess the members of the IOC probably see Azerbaijan as a less awkward host, but you never know. 

 


Azerbaijan could host tomorrow... but the IOC seems to favour the big names (Almaty would have won 2022 if that weren't the case) or ones that have a really compelling story. Azerbaijan does not check of either, and if there is another bid they will likely lose.

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Bohemia    117

In this video, you can see the fireworks in Paris for Bastille Day, and at around 13:20 there's a little part about the Olympics :thumbup:

 

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Gianlu33    379

I think that it's the wrong post, btw, Germany unreveil a 13 city project for host the 2032 Olympics

 

Olympic sports have been assigned to the 13 cities in Germany ©RROC

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monte88    3
41 minut temu, Gianlu33 napisał:

I think that it's the wrong post, btw, Germany unreveil a 13 city project for host the 2032 Olympics

 

Olympic sports have been assigned to the 13 cities in Germany ©RROC

 

Rhine-Ruhr 2032 ??? Wow!

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De_Gambassi    87
Il y a 1 heure , Gianlu33 a déclaré:

I think that it's the wrong post, btw, Germany unreveil a 13 city project for host the 2032 Olympics

 

Olympic sports have been assigned to the 13 cities in Germany ©RROC

 

Traffic Simulator 2032. 

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Agger    136
2 hours ago, Gianlu33 said:

I think that it's the wrong post, btw, Germany unreveil a 13 city project for host the 2032 Olympics

 

Olympic sports have been assigned to the 13 cities in Germany ©RROC

 

I actually feel that it's a pretty good bid. You can go from Düsseldorf to most of those cities in an hour or less, and I'm guessing these kinds of bids are gonna be the future of the games (which is a bit sad, but I believe it's necessary to get more interest in bidding).

But there's a long way to go, but it will surely be interesting to follow.

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intoronto    154

This is a very solid concept. For the 2015 Pan American games there were 17 cities with venues and the distances were further spread a part. Transporation was an issue but overall the games were a success. Considering some venues are 2 hours away for Tokyo 2020, this seems like a normal concept now.

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Gianlu33    379

A deal has been reached for Paris to host the 2024 Olympic Games ad Los Angeles will host the 2024 Olympics Games

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OlympicsFan    91
vor 4 Stunden schrieb Gianlu33:

A deal has been reached for Paris to host the 2024 Olympic Games ad Los Angeles will host the 2024 Olympics Games

Great news, i think we can be sure that Trump will be gone by 2028 (of course it only matters if the US/world stille exists by then). I would have clearly preferred any ways and i am pretty sure that those will be my first olympics in person, considering that the next 3 olympics will be in Asia. I think Paris will be an amazing host. They basically have all the facilities for cycling (beautiful Velodrome), team sports and many more sports. Cycling, marathon, archery and equestrian (jumping) at the Champs-Elysees will be breathtaking. Hopefully triathlon and maybe canoeing, rowing or open water swimming will take place in the Seine.

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