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What is/was the best Olympic Staium in olympic history?

  • 1896 Athens

    Votes: 24 1.8%
  • 1900 Paris

    Votes: 2 0.1%
  • 1904 St Louis

    Votes: 3 0.2%
  • 1908 London

    Votes: 2 0.1%
  • 1912 Stockholm

    Votes: 19 1.4%
  • 1920 Antwerp

    Votes: 9 0.7%
  • 1924 Paris

    Votes: 2 0.1%
  • 1928 Ansterdam

    Votes: 16 1.2%
  • 1932 1984 Los Angeles

    Votes: 41 3.1%
  • 1936 Berlin

    Votes: 66 4.9%
  • 1948 London

    Votes: 7 0.5%
  • 1952 Helsinki

    Votes: 5 0.4%
  • 1956 Melbourne

    Votes: 20 1.5%
  • 1960 Rome

    Votes: 14 1.0%
  • 1964 Tokio

    Votes: 4 0.3%
  • 1968 Mexico

    Votes: 64 4.8%
  • 1972 Munich

    Votes: 177 13.2%
  • 1976 Montreal

    Votes: 66 4.9%
  • 1980 Moscow

    Votes: 37 2.8%
  • 1988 Seoul

    Votes: 6 0.4%
  • 1992 Barcelona

    Votes: 38 2.8%
  • 1996 Atlanta

    Votes: 22 1.6%
  • 2000 Sydney

    Votes: 161 12.0%
  • 2004 Athens

    Votes: 149 11.1%
  • 2008 Beijing

    Votes: 383 28.6%

  • Total voters
    1,337
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Since Rio and LA are a little bit of a unique case given the double stadium set up (one for ceremonies, one for Athletics) here are their additional stadiums for 2016 and 2028:

Rio 2016 - Estadio Do Maracana







And here are the renders of LA Stadium, which will host the opening ceremonies of the 2028 Olympics (the interior render of the stadium is it in its NFL mode, its main use):


LA Stadium at Hollywood Park Still by Los Angeles 2028 Bid Committee, on Flickr

 

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I do not know about the best, but I can tell you the worst :colgate: ........ Atlanta of course :D

About the best, if we talk at the time of their particular olympics then it is really hard to chose, I couldn't at least. If we talk coolest over the years and today, then Berlin by far!
 

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let's update the poll
 

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my top5 would have to be (including '12 to '28)

2008 beijing
2004 athens
2000 sydney
1972 munich
1968 mexico

no order
the 6th would be very far down
 

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Montreal's Olympic Stadium gets so much love because it is architecturally brilliant. Unfortunately labor strikes and crappy construction made this stadium into an expensive, dangerous, white elephant. I don't think it should have ever been used for baseball because it wasn't designed for it. That's why it looks so dull from the inside.
Nailed it. It's still a brilliant design for what it was, just not well constructed. Blame Montreal's corrupt mob-run construction industry for THAT one... That issue has toppled more than one Quebecois politico over the years... A new roof competition is underway to restore the roof and the stadium in time for FIFA 2026 which along with the most USEFUL stadium in Canada, Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, and another one somewhere in Toronto are expected to play host to the Canadian share of games...
 

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Nailed it. It's still a brilliant design for what it was, just not well constructed. Blame Montreal's corrupt mob-run construction industry for THAT one... That issue has toppled more than one Quebecois politico over the years... A new roof competition is underway to restore the roof and the stadium in time for FIFA 2026 which along with the most USEFUL stadium in Canada, Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, and another one somewhere in Toronto are expected to play host to the Canadian share of games...
Do you have any specifics on what renos are planned other than the roof replacement?
 
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