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2026 Winter Olympic Games

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heywoodu    3,386
5 minutes ago, AlFHg said:

True, but as long as these nations don't emerge as one of the leading nations in at least 3/4 winter sports, there's no real interest from everybody in organizing there. I think that in 10 years their only chance to have a winning bid is a combined organization. I don't know about the geography of the region, but I think Chile could be a strong candidate for hosting skiing and similar sports, and another nation, probably Argentina or Colombia, could host skating sport. But first of all, the interest inside the nation for winter sports must grow, otherwise this won't happen. Once they reach these conditions, probably the entire WC season will change

I would already be a fan of alpine skiing and cross-country skiing having a World Cup in Chile and/or Argentina, like snowboarding has. That would be a great start :cheer:

 

If I'm not mistaken, going from Termas de Chillan (Chile) to Bariloche (Argentina) is a couple of hours driving, not too bad. There's also Portillo in Chile where they have a biathlon range. One with really crappy tracks, but alright :p 

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phelps    575
1 ora fa, heywoodu ha scritto:

I would already be a fan of alpine skiing and cross-country skiing having a World Cup in Chile and/or Argentina, like snowboarding has. That would be a great start :cheer:

 

If I'm not mistaken, going from Termas de Chillan (Chile) to Bariloche (Argentina) is a couple of hours driving, not too bad. There's also Portillo in Chile where they have a biathlon range. One with really crappy tracks, but alright :p 

 

It already happened a few times in the late Eighties and early Nineties...:evil:;)

but then the idea was abandoned due to economical issues (most Nations couldn't afford a trip in the Southern Hemisphere)...:cry::facepalm:

 

this is a quick reminder of those times...

 

1985/1986
2 men's Downhill races in :ARG Las Leñas (August 16th & 18th, 1985...both won by :SUI Karl Alpiger)

 

1986/1987
2 men's Downhill races in :ARG Las Leñas (August 15th & 16th, 1986...the first one won by :SUI Peter Mueller and the second one won by :SUI Pirimin Zurbriggen)

 

1989/1990
1 men's Giant Slalom + 1 men's Slalom in :AUS Thredbo (August 11th & 12th, 1989...the GS won by :SWE Lars-Borje Eriksson and the SL won by :GER Armin Bittner)
1 women's Downhill + 1 women's Super-G races in :ARG Las Leñas (August 8th & 9th, 1989...the DH won by :GER Michaela Gerg and the SG won by :AUT Anita Wachter)

 

1990/1991
1 men's Giant Slalom + 1 men's Slalom in :NZL Mount Hutt (August 8th & 9th, 1990...the GS won by :SWE Fredrik Nyberg and the SL won by :GER Peter Roth)

 

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dcro    2,856
3 hours ago, heywoodu said:

Well, most of the top athletes would probably simply choose to skip several World Cups then, since they'll focus on the Olympics. It'd be a bit weird to never give the Winter Olympics to Chile/Argentina or New Zealand/Australia (or even South Africa) simply because it might be a bit inconvenient in terms of the regular World Cup seasons.

 

Never is a strong word, but there is literally no reason to consider them any time soon.

 

That's like considering Mali or Guatemala for summer Olympics.

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Olympian1010    304
6 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Never is a strong word, but there is literally no reason to consider them any time soon.

 

That's like considering Mali or Guatemala for summer Olympics.

Or giving Senegal the summer youth Olympics, oh wait...

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Jan Linha    6
10 hours ago, heywoodu said:

What would be risky about it?

 

If the facilities are there (which at least in the case of Ushuaia - or Bariloche or Termas de Chillan for that matter - is definitely not the case), I don't see the problem. Mt Hotham in Australia should give it a try.

The risky thing is the season preparation for many athletes. Those in winter sports undergo tough physical trainings - gain the muscle, condition, etc. In autumn, final preparation for competing and december starts the season. Could you imagina that they would have to end previous season March and right away start prefect preparation for Olympics which would be held some time August/September and then prepare perfectly for the new season? This is kinda impossible. Many athletes would have to give up winter season for Olympics (might not be prepared enough) or they would give up Olympics and would participate usual world cup. This would be real mess in their common seasonal routine. 

 

I am not saying that South America is bad place for Winter Sports or Winter Olympics. But because its geaografical location it might br hard for most athletes to prepare for the games. 

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heywoodu    3,386
21 minutes ago, Jan Linha said:

The risky thing is the season preparation for many athletes. Those in winter sports undergo tough physical trainings - gain the muscle, condition, etc. In autumn, final preparation for competing and december starts the season. Could you imagina that they would have to end previous season March and right away start prefect preparation for Olympics which would be held some time August/September and then prepare perfectly for the new season? This is kinda impossible. Many athletes would have to give up winter season for Olympics (might not be prepared enough) or they would give up Olympics and would participate usual world cup. This would be real mess in their common seasonal routine. 

 

I am not saying that South America is bad place for Winter Sports or Winter Olympics. But because its geaografical location it might br hard for most athletes to prepare for the games. 

They'll have to find a way for it one way or another then. It'd be a matter of making choices, which would most likely mean missing World Cups.

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heywoodu    3,386
7 hours ago, dcro said:

 

Never is a strong word, but there is literally no reason to consider them any time soon.

 

That's like considering Mali or Guatemala for summer Olympics.

The main non-existing reason being they haven't shown official interest :d 

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Olympian1010    304
27 minutes ago, George_D said:

Stockholm will win

Unless Calagary gets the support they need. No offense to Italian users on here, but Italian bid is like a San Francisco street, full of s***. I don’t see it going anywhere because of Italy’s complex political situation and the inability of people to unite and rally behind the bid. Unlike in Calgary or Stockholm/Sigulda

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AlFHg    106
55 minuti fa, Olympian1010 ha scritto:

Unless Calagary gets the support they need. No offense to Italian users on here, but Italian bid is like a San Francisco street, full of s***. I don’t see it going anywhere because of Italy’s complex political situation and the inability of people to unite and rally behind the bid. Unlike in Calgary or Stockholm/Sigulda

We all know, don’t worry:facepalm:

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George_D    76

isnt too early for Canada again? only 16 years since Vancouver. On the contrary i think Canada should seek Summer Olympics

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heywoodu    3,386
1 minute ago, George_D said:

isnt too early for Canada again? only 16 years since Vancouver. On the contrary i think Canada should seek Summer Olympics

Honestly at this point I think "Country X wants to host it" is significantly more important than "Country X already hosted it 16-20-24-28 years ago" :p 

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