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Old January 17th, 2011, 05:59 PM   #101
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2020 olympics should be organize in an islamic country...........
i think Dubai, Islamabad, Istanbul and Tehran must bid for 2020 olympics
Islamabad and Tehran lol who in there right mind will award the Olympics to these nations. The cricket world cup next month which was meant to happen in Pakistan isn't happening due to Security reasons so no chance of Olympics!
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Old January 18th, 2011, 06:05 PM   #102
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So far Rome is the only confimred bidder......

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TAMPA/ROME, Jan 18: Rome Mayor Gianni Alemanno has scrapped proposals to stage a Formula One grand prix race in the city streets of the Italian capital so as to focus efforts on the city's bid to host the 2020 summer Olympic Games.

The prospects for a street race in the south-western EUR district of Rome had been diminishing ever since doubts were expressed by both Formula One owner Bernie Ecclestone and by Luca di Montezemolo, the president of Ferrari.

Both believed that F1 should be opening up new markets rather than staging two races in traditional homes of the sport and the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is one of the long-established races in the motor-racing calendar.

Alemanno said: "The interests of a city should always be compatible with that of the national ones therefore we are taking a step back.” He urgent the Italian Government of embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to offer a stronger commitment to the 2020 bid for the summer Olympics which he considers promising as well as ambitious.

Rome has announced officially that, in partnership with the Italian Olympic committee (CONI) it will join the 2020 bid race for which no other formal competitors have yet been named. South Africa is considering a bid with the likely choice being Durban, host to July's IOC Session which will include the vote for the 2018 winter Games. Other potential bids may come from Tokyo, Madrid, Dubai and Doha.

The EUR district had been built originally as venue for a world exhibition in 1942, comparable with those already held in London and Paris. The second world war meant it never took place. However the intention was marked in the current name, Esposizione Universale Roma, which replaced the original E42 title.
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Old January 19th, 2011, 03:33 PM   #103
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There was also this

"Dubai did not submit a bid by the September 2007 deadline."

Failed to even put a bid in after all the hype and promotion!

That's a fine example where this is all heading...nowhere fast!

Interesting is that the local press in Dubai has nothing to say, if Dubai were serious there would be some sort of local interest involvement!
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Old January 19th, 2011, 04:23 PM   #104
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Yes, I do and I am surprised that there has been no mention in the local press yet!!
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I did not even know they were in the running?

Where's Dubai's bid?

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The City of Cape Town has pulled out of the race to host the 2020 Olympics. Last year, Cape Town and Durban were touted to be leading South Africa’s attempt to bring the games to the country.

City of Cape Town spokesperson Pieter Cronje said although Cape Town was now regarded as a leading international sports destination, it simply costs too much to host the event.

“Preparations for the event will require a huge investment in public transport and other infrastructure and we do not think that now is the appropriate time,” he said
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Japan looks to be out of the running now and still no news from Dubai

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Japan's hopes to host the 2020 Summer Olympics looks bleak.

Hiroshima Mayor Tadatoshi Akiba, who was initially energetic about his city hosting the Games, suddenly announced his plans to step down when his current term expires in April. And Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara, who is considering another bid for the capital after failing to get the 2016 Olympics, hasn't clarified whether he will run for another term.

The Japanese Olympic Committee will be closely watching to see how things play out in April.

The idea for Hiroshima and Nagasaki to jointly host the Olympics began with Akiba in September 2008

"The Olympics are the only global festival that can celebrate the realization of a nuclear-free world," said Akiba, who wanted the Olympics for the only two cities to have suffered atomic bombings.

Both Hiroshima and Nagasaki are pushing for all nuclear weapons worldwide to be eliminated by 2020.

Akiba's plan for co-hosting the Games hit a roadblock before even getting out of the starting gate as the International Olympic Committee said its rules prohibit the co-hosting of any Olympics.

With Nagasaki now out of the picture, in September 2010 Akiba announced a basic plan that insisted on not building new stadiums or transport infrastructures due to the Hiroshima's tight budget. This ignited heated opposition and Akiba was criticized for his "unrealistic" plan to fund almost 100 billion yen of the total of more than 400 billion yen in costs by collecting donations from around the world.

According to polls conducted by numerous media outlets last fall, opponents largely outnumbered supporters of Akiba's plan.

Regarding his reason for stepping down as mayor this April, Akiba has only said in videos uploaded to a video-sharing website that, "It was time for me to leave."

Some analysts say Akiba was getting sick of the growing opposition to his idea for an Olympic bid. He is not expected to designate a successor, which means the idea of an Olympic bid for Hiroshima will probably fade away.

The JOC has effectively given up on Hiroshima and now focusing on Tokyo.

The JOC has invited IOC President Jacques Rogge to the JOC and Japan Sports Association's 100th anniversary ceremony to be held in Tokyo in July. It also invited the General Assembly of the Olympic Committee of Asia. The JOC seems prepared to present Tokyo as a prime candidate to IOC officials.

But there is fierce competition surrounding the hosting of the 2020 Olympic Games. South Africa is showing interest since its successful hosting soccer's World Cup last year. Rome, which aims to host an Olympic Games for the first time in 60 years, has already expressed its intention to place a bid. If Pyeongchang, South Korea, is picked to host the 2018 Winter Olympics (to be determined in July), chances of another East Asian nation hosting the Olympics will be slim.

But Hiroshima is not completely out of the picture just yet.

"It's better for Hiroshima if other cities place bids," said one JOC offcial. "This is a time for not Tokyo, but for Japan to place an Olympic bid."

Within JOC, there is a "Plan B" to allow Tokyo to host most of the Games and have Hiroshima co-host some competitions.

But the main player in this scenario--Tokyo--is less than enthusiastic.

Governor Ishihara said it would be difficult for Tokyo to successfully win a bid even it tried again. In a Jan. 23 interview on TV Asahi, Ishihara said of the 2020 summer Olympic bid, "I would like to try it. But it's not possible considering Japan's attitude. We can't make an all-out effort (if) citizens have no strong interest on this matter."

Ishihara added that the decision on whether to place another Olympic bid was, "the next governor's decision."

Meanwhile, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government has appointed a person in charge of the Olympic bid within its Bureau of Sports.

"We want to be prepared to respond in case the next governor decides to take on the challenge again," said a senior official at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.


(This article was written by Yasufumi Kado, Yuichiro Oka and Hideaki Yuri.)
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Old February 21st, 2011, 06:51 PM   #107
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It's very slim any middle eastern country will get the olympics now. The region is just not stable.
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Old February 22nd, 2011, 10:19 AM   #108
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Not true... Qatar seems pretty secure with FIFA 2022 and Dubai hosting the 2020 Olympics would be brilliant for the entire MENA region!
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So now Dallas wants to bid too?

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Arlington, Texas, a suburb of Dallas, will host Super Bowl XLV at Cowboys Stadium (above) on Feb. 6. Dallas hopes its existing sports infrastructure will help the city win the bid for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games.
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Even as the Dallas area bursts its buttons, hosting the Super Bowl for the first time in Jerry Jones' new American coliseum, the city has developed an even greater itch it wants to scratch.

OK, here we go again.

The International Olympic Committee has dismissively rejected New York City and Chicago in recent Olympic competitions, and soccer's organization, FIFA, chose little Qatar over the U.S. for the 2022 World Cup. But Dallas is growing ever more determined to declare its candidacy for the 2020 games.

Is that masochistic? Are we just the giant sugar daddy nobody in sports loves? When the vote is taken in 2013, will Dallas even have a chance against such other presumed contenders as old world classics like Rome and Madrid; or Istanbul — especially now that Turkey is sort of the "it" country; or Dubai, the luxurious Oz of the Persian Gulf?

The fact is that the IOC's Europhile members prefer to take our musty television money but give the glamorous games themselves to somebody else. While the U.S. has four times hosted the Summer Olympics, on three of those occasions — St. Louis in 1904 and Los Angeles in '32 and '84 — no foreign city bid. The IOC just had to hold its nose and let its precious show go to America. Then, when Atlanta did win in 1996, foreigners found it by far the most unattractive of all modern Olympics.

Poor Salt Lake City won the 2002 Winter Games and then was caught up in a scandal that embarrassed the IOC. Never mind that Olympic corruption was endemic, and Salt Lake City just happened to get caught in a rare moment of Olympic honesty.

For all that Dallas has going for it — a vibrantly growing city, the nation's fourth-largest metropolitan area, one that is already jam-packed with existing stadium and arena facilities — and given the fact that Asia, Europe and South America all will have held the Summer Games in the 21st century and it's sort of North America's turn, Dallas has to fight not only the bias against the United States and the ugly memory of Atlanta's so-called T-shirt Games and the fact that our U.S. Olympic Committee has been both a dope and a patsy, but its own disastrously torrid summer climate. To hold the Olympics in the relatively milder period around the beginning of June, Dallas would need a dispensation from the IOC, which lists a weather window from July 15 to August 31.

So, Dallas has so much to overcome in what seems almost a quixotic quest to try to make the United States a sports destination again. Well, anyway, we can be grateful that one of our cities hasn't given up the ghost — and if the woebegone Cowboys can't be America's team anymore, at least Dallas can be our last forlorn hope, America's dream.

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Old February 24th, 2011, 07:12 PM   #110
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by 2020 the US will be fragmented into several different countries and Texas is a part of Mexico
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Ha ha ha!
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Why do they keep mentioning Dubai even though there has been no official news for 2020? Do they know something we don't??

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Mon, 21 Feb 17:00:55 2011

The mayor of Rome has revealed that Luca di Montezemolo has turned down the chance to lead the city’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

The Ferrari president, who helped to organise the 1990 football World Cup, had been put forward as potential leader of the Olympic bid – thanks in no small part to the success he enjoyed when putting Italia 90 together.

However, despite the approach, di Montezemolo has elected to turn down the position, with Reuters reporting that he had only been interested in the job is certain levels of financial and government support could be provided.

"I'm sorry that Luca di Montezemolo has decided there are not the conditions to accept the role," mayor Gianni Alemanno told reporters.

Rome is going up against rivals from the likes of Dubai and Japan to try and secure the games.
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after the Qatar 2018 scandal, i dont think so IOC will choose dubai or doha for 2020 even 2024 .. no olympic success in the games, too hot,to fragile regimes in the arab world... etc.
expo is more logical.
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Redgrave backs UAE Olympic bid

Five-time gold medallist feels nation top contender to stage showpiece in region

* By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
* Published: 00:00 March 8, 2011
* Gulf News

Dubai: Great Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, has touted the UAE as being the first Middle East nation in successfully bidding for an Olympic Games.

"The main thing would be to try and understand what exactly the IOC [International Olympic Committee] wants. As a nation, you need to gauge the mood of the IOC and for this, you need to be a visionary to ensure that sport is supported and enhanced at the same time," Redgrave told top officials from the various sports associations and federations from the UAE at the Leadership Centre here yesterday.

"I sincerely hope you do bid for an Olympic Games here as an event like this would be fantastic for the entire region," he added.

Redgrave is in the UAE to highlight ‘500 Days to Go' on the journey to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics Games. During his two-day stay here, Redgrave was also scheduled to meet top officials from the Dubai Sports Council and members from the tourism and investment sectors.

Accompanied by UK Consul General Guy Warrington, Redgrave addressed presidents and vice-presidents from various UAE sports associations and federations before proceeding to the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) for a test drive on a Victory Team boat poised alongside a traditional wooden dhow.

"We have been directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to bid for the Olympics.

"We have been working on the bid process, but we don't know when we will be bidding to host the Games," UAE National Olympic Committee official Abdul Rahman Falaknaz told the audience.


"I think this place ought to be the first to bid or else it will be a long, long time before the Olympic Games return to the region," Redgrave observed.

However, Redgrave — one of only four Olympians to have won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games — threw in a few words of caution to be exercised while preparing a solid bid for an Olympic Games.

"You need the government on board and you need the backing of the people on the promise that you will leave behind a solid legacy for the future," Redgrave said.

Among the early sportspersons involved in the bidding process for London 2012, Redgrave recalled how they had a tough time either getting then London Mayor Ken Livingstone on board to back them or for that matter getting the support from a Tony Blair-led Labour government.

http://gulfnews.com/sport/other-spor...c-bid-1.772953

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Redgrave backs UAE Olympic bid

Five-time gold medallist feels nation top contender to stage showpiece in region

* By Alaric Gomes, Senior Reporter
* Published: 00:00 March 8, 2011
* Gulf News

Dubai: Great Britain's greatest Olympian, Sir Steve Redgrave, has touted the UAE as being the first Middle East nation in successfully bidding for an Olympic Games.

"The main thing would be to try and understand what exactly the IOC [International Olympic Committee] wants. As a nation, you need to gauge the mood of the IOC and for this, you need to be a visionary to ensure that sport is supported and enhanced at the same time," Redgrave told top officials from the various sports associations and federations from the UAE at the Leadership Centre here yesterday.

"I sincerely hope you do bid for an Olympic Games here as an event like this would be fantastic for the entire region," he added.

Redgrave is in the UAE to highlight ‘500 Days to Go' on the journey to the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympics Games. During his two-day stay here, Redgrave was also scheduled to meet top officials from the Dubai Sports Council and members from the tourism and investment sectors.

Accompanied by UK Consul General Guy Warrington, Redgrave addressed presidents and vice-presidents from various UAE sports associations and federations before proceeding to the Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC) for a test drive on a Victory Team boat poised alongside a traditional wooden dhow.

"We have been directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to bid for the Olympics.

"We have been working on the bid process, but we don't know when we will be bidding to host the Games," UAE National Olympic Committee official Abdul Rahman Falaknaz told the audience.


"I think this place ought to be the first to bid or else it will be a long, long time before the Olympic Games return to the region," Redgrave observed.

However, Redgrave — one of only four Olympians to have won a gold medal at five consecutive Olympic Games — threw in a few words of caution to be exercised while preparing a solid bid for an Olympic Games.

"You need the government on board and you need the backing of the people on the promise that you will leave behind a solid legacy for the future," Redgrave said.

Among the early sportspersons involved in the bidding process for London 2012, Redgrave recalled how they had a tough time either getting then London Mayor Ken Livingstone on board to back them or for that matter getting the support from a Tony Blair-led Labour government.

http://gulfnews.com/sport/other-spor...c-bid-1.772953

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WOW!

Finally an update!

Thanks for sharing!!!!!

Go Dubai 2020!!!
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hey no problem....so they HAVE been doing work on it...for all you know they are DONE with their work on the bid and are just waiting for a signal from Shaikh Mohammad

also he didnt say whether it was a Dubai bid...or a JOINT bid with AD...

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"We have been directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to bid for the Olympics.

"We have been working on the bid process, but we don't know when we will be bidding to host the Games,"


So, not necessarily 2020 either...
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"We have been directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to bid for the Olympics.

"We have been working on the bid process, but we don't know when we will be bidding to host the Games,"


So, not necessarily 2020 either...
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"We have been directed by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai to bid for the Olympics.

"We have been working on the bid process, but we don't know when we will be bidding to host the Games,"


So, not necessarily 2020 either...
If Dubai doesn't bid for 2020, Qatar is very serious about the 2020 bid and might get it. If that happens, Olympics won't come back to the middle east in
20 years as Redgrave put it.

Gone will be Dubai's aspirations of showcasing itself as a financial/sports/leisure hub. Will see if Shaikh Mo has the guts to take
up this challenge. Abu Dhabi may get jealous! May be they will name it
Khalifa Olympics instead of Dubai Olympics.

And Falkanaz doesn't know when to bid! What a loser. How about by September 1 deadline set by the IOC?
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If Dubai doesn't bid for 2020, Qatar is very serious about the 2020 bid and might get it. If that happens, Olympics won't come back to the middle east in
20 years as Redgrave put it.

Gone will be Dubai's aspirations of showcasing itself as a financial/sports/leisure hub. Will see if Shaikh Mo has the guts to take
up this challenge. Abu Dhabi may get jealous! May be they will name it
Khalifa Olympics instead of Dubai Olympics.

And Falkanaz doesn't know when to bid! What a loser. How about by September 1 deadline set by the IOC?
Qatar would then have too many events to prepare and work on (2020 Olympics, 2021 Confederations cup, 2022 World Cup)... not a good idea.

I would support a Dubai bid 100%, but lets see them put a bid first
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