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Old August 14th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #21
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Sailing is not in the commonwealth games.
I don't watch it and wouldn't unless it was here, I'd be a lonely figure at the marina waiting for the sailing to start then.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 07:09 PM   #22
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Sheffield, outside of Manc, would probably have the best shout in terms of sporting infrastructure at the moment.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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And I thought what the sporting authorities meant by 'legacy' was leaving behind something that wasnt there before.
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Old August 14th, 2012, 09:08 PM   #24
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Liverpool should become addicted to bidding for things. Nothing should be off the table. UN meeting? bid for it. Govmt dept. relocation? Bid for it. Festival? Bid for it.

Bidding for these type of events is considered a key part of the Liverpool Plan.

Can be read here:http://www.liverpoolvision.co.uk/Doc...20-7single.pdf

"We will assert Liverpool's status as a global city by hosting business, sporting and cultural events of international importance. We will continue to develop our infrastructure, capacity and ambition so that Liverpool can host events like the G8 or the Tour De France Prolouge".


I remember reading a report in the past year or so which recommended that Liverpool should consider bidding for the 2022/2026 Commonwealth games. It's definitely been discussed. I know wikipedia isn't reliable but it states here that the winning bid for the 2022 games should be announced in November 2015 so there should be time. Also lists a few possible bidders, including Birmingham. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2022_Commonwealth_Games
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Old August 14th, 2012, 10:54 PM   #25
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Here is the contact for Joe Anderson, as well as the Council Twitter feed.
I encourage all of you to write to him encouraging him to support a commonwealth games bid in 2022 or 2026.

I also have the email addresses for the local newspapers letter pages, as well as the facebook group for the local radio stations, all of which would be a good source of support. I encourage everyone to write to the newspapers and put messeges on the various facebook groups in support of it. Also i encourage people to write to their local Merseyside MP, northwest MEP and local councillor.

http://www.merseyworld.com/media/newspapers/ (Merseyside Local Newspapers)

http://liverpool.gov.uk/mayor/contact-the-mayor/

https://twitter.com/lpoolcouncil

http://www.facebook.com/#!/radiocity

http://www.facebook.com/#!/JuiceFM

http://www.writetothem.com/ (MP, MEP, councillors contacts)
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Old August 14th, 2012, 11:42 PM   #26
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Pretty sure they'd need to a stadium proposed, the COMS was proposed initially for Manc's Olympic bid. What with all the shenanigans going on with Anfield I can't see the council giving the go ahead to another stadium anywhere in the city. It's unrealistic unfortunately, maybe 20 years or so.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:00 AM   #27
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I may be wrong, but I'm sure Manchester effectively bid against itself in 2002, once it had eliminated Sheffield and London to get the English nomination, there were no other bidders. You can guarantee its sod's law that if Liverpool bids, we'll be up against strong competition from Canada, Australasia or Africa.
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All but one bidder withdrew when Manchester entered the 2002 race, having the big advantage it was coming straight of the back of the 2000 Olympic bid.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #29
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Pretty sure they'd need to a stadium proposed, the COMS was proposed initially for Manc's Olympic bid. What with all the shenanigans going on with Anfield I can't see the council giving the go ahead to another stadium anywhere in the city. It's unrealistic unfortunately, maybe 20 years or so.
Of course, there is an argument that all Liverpool would need is the impetus, and then it would have one or two rather eager tenents for any stadium-im sure West Ham werent always planned as the occupyers of the Olympic stadium-it was just built on the assumption that they will find an occupant, which they are close to doing.

Build a commonwealth games stadium, and Liverpool and/or Everton will snap it up
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Old August 15th, 2012, 08:45 AM   #30
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Wavertree maybe for aquatics;Bidston Hill for cycling etc. I think Liverpool would only need brand new facilities ,similar to London, like the stadium,velodrome,hockey,BMX, canoeing white water etc.

For Liverpool to move forward it needs to think big and act big.
The swimming pool at Wavertree isn't big enough.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:03 AM   #31
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The swimming pool at Wavertree isn't big enough.
It is a Olympic pool, so I would have thought so.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #32
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Definition of an olympic pool changed, needs to have 10 lanes nowadays acording to FINA. Changes were knew about before pool was built.
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So i emailed Liverpool Vision about this the other day, and ive just got a response basically saying "im not aware of any discussions on Liverpool hosting the Commonwealth games".

The persons email address is Susan.McAdam@liverpool.gov.uk

I urge you all to send an email expressing interest in the matter and encouraging the council, the mayor and all various devlopment agencies to explore the matter.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:25 PM   #34
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It is a Olympic pool, so I would have thought so.
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Definition of an olympic pool changed, needs to have 10 lanes nowadays acording to FINA. Changes were knew about before pool was built.
'Olympic sized' - a simple term to describe a pool measuring 50m in length.

'Olympic standard' - a specific term to describe a pool measuring 50m in length, having ten lanes, and meeting various other criteria.

It is true the Wavertree pool would need upgrading to a full ten lane facility - not a small job. However as we would also need a diving pool, significant works would already be needed there anyway. I know the existing facility won't be paid off for years already. However with an 'Olympic standard' pool and a diving pool, both able to attract and host formal swimming and diving meets and championships, part of me thinks there could be a case to be argued that even with the added expense of the upgrade added onto the bill, the whole thing could actually be paid off in not all that much longer than it'll take the existing facility to be paid off.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:30 PM   #35
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No national swimming or diving competitions can take place within 100 miles of Pondsforge in Sheffield until the end of this century.

It was part of the agreement when the Major (maybe Thatcher) agreed to fund it as part of the Student Games bid.

It is the reason none take place in Manchester.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:34 PM   #36
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Really? Seems anti-competitive. Oh well. Scratch the above post.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 12:39 PM   #37
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If you were proposing that much I'd look into building a new facility, with a scenic view.
Remember the diving from the Barcelona Olympics?
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No national swimming or diving competitions can take place within 100 miles of Pondsforge in Sheffield until the end of this century.

It was part of the agreement when the Major (maybe Thatcher) agreed to fund it as part of the Student Games bid.

It is the reason none take place in Manchester.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...tion)#Swimming

Happened in Manchester a few times, what's your source on this?
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British...tion)#Swimming

Happened in Manchester a few times, what's your source on this?
Been discussed many times on Manchester forum, loads of protection being given to Pondsforge to protect it economically for competition.

Would need to check what the protection is exactly.
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Old August 15th, 2012, 01:37 PM   #40
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I think there should be a velodrome in most (if not all) major cities. We've seen the demand in Manchester for years and it will still sustain the demand with the velodromes in London and Glasgow (geographically anyway).

Manchester's is used for other sports too, being multi-purpose is key to its success. One in Liverpool wouldn't necessarily jeopardise the Manchester one (due to it being the HQ of British Cycling), it would only enhance the availability of quality facilities to ordinary people across the NW.
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