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19 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

Or who’s allowed to be political, and who isn’t?

 

I honestly expect to see hella athlete protests and activism at these games. Especially since the IOC released this ridiculous document. Not to mention the whole Rule 40 debate...

I expect a whole lot of "I'm going to protest!" statements by athletes who'll not protest eventually.

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1 hour ago, Olympian1010 said:

IOC also confirmed the Sapporo, Salt Lake, and Barcelona are interested in the 2030 Winter Olympics. Looks like it’s time for the Mormons to break out the checkbook again...

 

Sapporo and Salt Lake will be the 2030 and 2034 hosts in some order.  I think we'll see Sapporo get 2030 in order to distance Salt Lake from LA 2028.  Won't hurt matters that 2034 will be the first Olympics of a new TV contract after NBC's current deal expires

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1 hour ago, Olympian1010 said:

Or who’s allowed to be political, and who isn’t?

 

I honestly expect to see hella athlete protests and activism at these games. Especially since the IOC released this ridiculous document. Not to mention the whole Rule 40 debate...

 

Meh.  I agree with heywoodu.. a lot of athletes will say they're going to.  And then they'll get to Tokyo and not actually do it.

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8 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:

 

Sapporo and Salt Lake will be the 2030 and 2034 hosts in some order.  I think we'll see Sapporo get 2030 in order to distance Salt Lake from LA 2028.  Won't hurt matters that 2034 will be the first Olympics of a new TV contract after NBC's current deal expires

They won’t award both games. There’s too much interest with three cities involved. I think it’s a bit rude to write off Barcelona already, but I do agree they probably stand no chance winning the games. NBC will forever broadcast the Olympics. The IOC doesn’t watch porn, they just look at the NBC logo...


“Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair” - Nelson Mandela

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9 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:

 

Meh.  I agree with heywoodu.. a lot of athletes will say they're going to.  And then they'll get to Tokyo and not actually do it.

Right, which is just as hypocritical, and those lose my respect in a way. 


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6 minutes ago, Olympian1010 said:

They won’t award both games. There’s too much interest with three cities involved. I think it’s a bit rude to write off Barcelona already, but I do agree they probably stand no chance winning the games. NBC will forever broadcast the Olympics. The IOC doesn’t watch porn, they just look at the NBC logo...

 

Well, so long as that Comcast money keeps flowing.  The IOC did them a huge favor this last time around not opening up negotiations for the other networks, basically telling NBC "thanks for everything over-paying for the last 2 deals, here's the next 6 Olympics at a discount."  We'll see what happens down the road.  I agree they won't award both Games, but it's not the most impossible outcome if only to lock in Salt Lake before the IOC starts negotiating a new TV deal

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