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View Poll Results: Which country will host the 2024 Olympic Summer Games?
Argentina 20 2.83%
Australia 12 1.70%
Brazil 11 1.56%
Canada 35 4.95%
Chile 15 2.12%
China 8 1.13%
Egypt 2 0.28%
France 102 14.43%
Germany 17 2.40%
India 13 1.84%
Indonesia 12 1.70%
Italy 34 4.81%
Kenya 6 0.85%
Malaysia 20 2.83%
Mexico 36 5.09%
Morocco 15 2.12%
Netherlands 7 0.99%
New Zealand 12 1.70%
Peru 4 0.57%
Philippines 20 2.83%
Qatar 10 1.41%
Russia 57 8.06%
South Africa 50 7.07%
South Korea 8 1.13%
Sweden 8 1.13%
Thailand 22 3.11%
United Arab Emirates 28 3.96%
United Kingdom 7 0.99%
United States of America 116 16.41%
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Old August 24th, 2013, 08:34 PM   #681
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LA is just doing fine.

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Los Angeles Wants 2024 Olympic Games
Los Angeles wants to host its third Summer Olympics. The United States Olympic Commitee has received a letter from the city, which hosted the 1932 and 1984 Games, with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa officially putting the city in the running to host the 2024 Games. The U.S.O.C. is deciding whether to bid for the 2024 Games and recently sent a letter to 35 of America’s largest cities to gauge interest.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/sp...ames.html?_r=0
Other 9 cities are also interested in hosting the 2024 Olympic Games.
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New York, meanwhile, could be a strong contender in 2024, Blackmun said.

"New York is a global iconic city with a very diverse population and could do a fantastic job of hosting the games," Blackmun said, adding a bid will likely depend on the result of the Big Apple's mayoral election in November.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports...attes/2115863/

Meanwhile Boston is studying the possibility to host them.
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Bill would study possible Mass. 2024 Olympics bid

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate has approved a bill that would study the feasibility of the state hosting the 2024 Summer Olympics.

The bill, sponsored by state Sen. Eileen Donoghue, would create a nine-member commission to analyze all aspects of hosting the games, including infrastructure, transportation, security, lodging, locations, costs, and job creation.

The Lowell Democrat said hosting the Olympics would also give the state what she called ‘‘an amplified international profile’’ that could boost tourism.

The Senate approved the bill on a 38-1 vote Tuesday. The bill now heads to the House.

The bill calls on the commission to complete its report by March 2014.

The United States Olympic Committee hopes to have a short list of potential host cities by the end of this year and will decide which city to recommend in 2014.
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Old August 25th, 2013, 01:19 PM   #682
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LA might be nice, but another 3rd time host is probably too soon, even if LA was the only bidder for 1984. Paris might be in the same boat for that matter. If LA and Paris bid, expect them to cancel each other out in favor for some other bidding city.

NYC is nice, given the fact that any 2024 bid would be dramatically different to their 2012 bid. If they do the land reclamation idea near Battery Park City to serve as an Olympic Park in Manhattan it could be a strong bid, even if the time frame to do all this (7 years or so) is a little short to do all of this.

Boston sounds nice, but where would the main stadium be? An Olympic Park? Will it be inner city or outer? Could they redevelop the docks to serve as an Olympic Park? Where would future dock services be?
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Old August 25th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #683
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Kazan Gives Sochi a Lesson in Transportation
23 July 2013
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KAZAN - As drivers in this city muddled through the winter months sitting in traffic jams and avoiding the multitude of streets under repair, many looked upon the upcoming 27th Summer Universiade, with its thousands of visiting athletes and fans besieging their capital in July, with mounting dread.

But while some residents headed out of town to their dachas and garden plots to avoid what they thought would be a congested mess, those left behind were surprised to find that the city's transportation network functioned faster and more efficiently than when it was only being patronized by locals.

"It used to take me over an hour to get to work. During the Universiade, it was half an hour," said local guide Ilnur Nazaniyev as he glanced at Kazan's smoothly flowing traffic from a high viewing platform. "I'm going to miss this when the Universiade ends."

The Universiade, which took place from July 6 to July 17, is seen as a precursor to the Winter Olympics, which kick off in Sochi on Feb. 7, 2014. But while the two sporting events have some distinct similarities - notably, both are the most expensive to be organized in their respective categories and the largest in terms of the number of athletic events they feature - it remains to be seen if Sochi organizers can match the transportation success that Kazan achieved.

Instead, transport efficiency in Sochi could end up being measured by the fit and durability of footwear.

"If everything in [Sochi] gets clogged up, it would be hard to organize any kind of viable transportation other than walking," said Oleg Nilov, a Duma deputy from Just Russia and a member of the federal transportation committee. "People can get to the Olympic Park on foot. It could be great too. They can then meet other people and see the sights."

The Tartarstan capital, which might bid for the 2024 Olympics, welcomed 10,000 athletes and 20,000 volunteers for the Universiade. More than 150 kilometers of roads were reconstructed or built from scratch to prepare for the largest international event the city had ever seen in its thousand-year history.

The scale of this work resulted in traffic jams lasting several hours, a fact that local resident Daniel Vagizov was still mad about when he spoke to The Moscow Times in February. But by the time the Universiade started, traffic was flowing smoothly, with approximately 2,000 dedicated vans and taxis moving participants between venues.

One of the city's most successful tactics was to make public transportation free for people who hold tickets to any of that day's sporting events. With Kazan bus tickets costing 19 rubles ($0.60), a ride on the metro for 16 rubles and event prices starting at 30 rubles for chess tournaments, fans were stimulated to leave their cars at home and use their tickets to save on commuting costs.

In addition, the local police were stricter about parking violations during the games. The Fontanka.ru blog estimated that 30,000 cars were towed, which helped to reduce bottlenecks.

Meanwhile, key infrastructure came on line in time for the event. Aeroexpress opened its Kazan branch on May 22 and by the end of the games last week had transported 11,200 passengers, 4,200 of them during the games period, said local Aeroexpress executive Dina Garayeva. The same Lastochka train cars being run on the Kazan Aeroexpress route are actually being broken in for use in Sochi.

State-run Kazan International Airport also underwent a 9.5-billion ruble transformation. A new terminal and landing strips were added, an old terminal was reconstructed and 400 new staff hired to deal with the increased passenger flows.

Air passenger flow hit 1,200 travelers per hour during the peak days ahead of the Universiade's opening and after its closing, which was a 40 percent increase from the same period last year, said Alexei Starostin, director of Kazan's airport.

"This was a push for us and the [Tatarstan] republic in general," Starostin said. "I think that the team dealt with the added pressure very well."

There were a couple of snags along the way, he added, though they were quickly resolved. The Ukrainian delegation suffered a flight delay on July 18 but was given food by the organizing committee during the wait.

Meanwhile, airport workers hurried to process the long registration lines for the post event exodus, eventually matching athletes, coaches, luggage and planes, with help from multilingual volunteers who had come to Kazan from 25 countries.

Even seasoned industry professionals were impressed with the improvement.

"Have you seen Kazan's airport now?" said Aeroflot's stewardess Valentina shortly after take-off for Moscow. "And in Sochi it's just as good."

Members of Sochi's organizing committee went to the Universiade to take note of the local transportation methodology for their own, albeit even more ambitious transformation of the Olympic host city. A working group from Sochi's airport also arrived in Kazan for the closing of the Universiade, though Starostin said that he did not have time to meet them and could not gauge their impression of how well the airport performed at its peak.

Sochi's organizing committee plans to increase the passenger capacity of the city's airport from 1,600 to 3,800 passengers per hour during the Winter Games to accommodate the expected 3.85 million visitors. Sochi will also get 200 kilometers of new railroad tracks by 2014, including a railroad between the seaside and mountain Olympic park clusters, new road interchanges, a bypass road and special lanes for Olympic transport.

Duma Deputy Nilov said he had no doubt that the athletes and VIP guests would find it easy to move around Sochi during the games. Fans, however, are unlikely enjoy the same convenience.

The problem comes down to the sheer scale of the Olympics. Locals are looking forward to the games as an opportunity to earn rental revenue and are adding extra levels to their houses to fit more guests. When filled to capacity, these newly expanded houses would increase the size of the communities tenfold and put even more strain on the already overburdened transportation system, Nilov said.

Walking could then become the only solution available for non-VIP visitors. Nilov said he was a pedestrian at the Olympic Games in Turin, Beijing and Vancouver and that his walking excursions were "pleasant," with many new acquaintances and sights gathered during the half-hour to hour-long treks to event venues.

Regardless of how Sochi fares in terms of city transportation, the one thing Nilov is sure of is that the Winter Games, with a record price tag of $51 billion, will not be a low-key affair.

"If the Sochi Olympics were to be carried out as they were in Vancouver, there would be repercussions for a long time afterwards," Nilov said. "It's not that Vancouver wasn't done well, but it was an economy class version. All that saving money, modesty, the absence of boasting - this is just not an acceptable way of doing things for Russians."
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Old August 26th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #684
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The poll now
United States of America 33
France 28
South Africa 18
Canada 11
Italy 10
Argentina, Russia 8
Malaysia, Mexico 7
Thailand, United Arab Emirates 6
Chile, Germany, Philippines, Qatar, South Korea 4
India, Indonesia 3
Australia, China, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, Peru, Sweden 2
Brazil, New Zealand, United Kingdom 1
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Old August 27th, 2013, 05:30 AM   #685
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India. Now there's the elephant in the room. That's just a matter of time although the Delhi CWG weren't all that good, imo. China got 2 votes and the UK 1? Have they forgotten Beijing 2008 and London 2012 already?
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I think 2024 is too early for another American host city after Rio 2016.
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I think 2024 is too early for another American host city after Rio 2016.
Yep...

...AND in 2028 New York City (which is the obvious choice) will likely have a brand new MSG and a new Penn Station.
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I think 2024 is too early for another American host city after Rio 2016.
I can't imagine that anyone who lives in either North or South America will ever understand this Columbian-era logic.
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completely different continents....
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completely different continents....
According to the IOC it's not. The 5 Olympic rings represent the 5 continents: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and America. Some people break down America into its parts, south and north, but to others its all just America.

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According to the IOC it's not. The 5 Olympic rings represent the 5 continents: Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa, and America. Some people break down America into its parts, south and north, but to others its all just America.

North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Eurasia. 5 Continents....
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The United States is different. If the US doesn't host the Games soon, the US would have to pay less money for the Olympics Games...
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North America, South America, Africa, Oceania, and Eurasia. 5 Continents....
Nice try, but you're not going to fool anyone passed grade 5 with that one.
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The United States is different. If the US doesn't host the Games soon, the US would have to pay less money for the Olympics Games...
What do you mean? The only money that gets paid is from media organizations and corporate sponsors to the IOC. It's not like the UN where national governments subsidize the organization.
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By "US" I meant American media and organizations that pay billions for the Olympics TV rights and such.
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By "US" I meant American media and organizations that pay billions for the Olympics TV rights and such.
And you think US media and organizations are the only ones that do that? When a country hosts, the rights that are paid by that country's media and corporations spike but that's true for every host nation.

Japanese companies are going to pay more for a Tokyo Olympics than they would for one outside Japan. The amount Canadian firms paid out tripled when Vancouver hosted, then it fell back down again. Then there's the case for companies that are global in nature like Coke and VISA. They have consumers everywhere so it's largely immaterial where the Olympics goes for companies like these.

An Olympics in the US might bring in a little bit more money for the IOC than one hosted by France, but I think the days when an Olympics can be 'bought' are largely over. The IOC is already a very wealthy organization and they've gone through enough negative PR over corruption.
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PHILIPPINES WILL BID TO HOST THE SUMMER OLYMPIC GAMES BETWEEN 2052 AND 2064

The Philippines will be very interested to host the Summer Olympic Games between 2052 and 2064. Thank you very much!



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By "US" I meant American media and organizations that pay billions for the Olympics TV rights and such.
if they dont pay american people will not see in TV the olympic games. What has to do this with olympics hosting? american tv fans will boycott the media if USA will not awarded the Olympic games?
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The Philippines will be very interested to host the Summer Olympic Games between 2052 and 2064. Thank you very much!




I bet other SoutEast Asian countries might be interested in bidding for the Olympics before those years and be the first to host in the said region.
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