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Cape Town will consider bid for World Games 2017. The 2009 edition was held in Kaohsiung. The idea is to upgrade only existing venues.

Sports at TWG2009 in Kaohsiung


 

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We learned so much from hosting the World Cup. It took our events experience and operational capability to a different level. Our new stadium attracted a capacity crowd for the Bafana Bafana versus the United States game, and sell-out concerts for U2 and Neil Diamond next year. We also gained R13 billion worth of new and upgraded infrastructure in the form of transport, facilities, and public spaces. Millions of viewers across the world saw our beautiful city, its people and places.

It is time to capitalise on all of that. Cape Town would be happy to bid for the Olympic Games in future, but not for the 2020 Summer Olympic Games. We will deal with our service delivery priorities first, build our public transport infrastructure, and ensure our capacity to be an even more successful and desirable events capital.

We will continue to build a portfolio of sports, entertainment, arts, culture and other events, not just at the Cape Town Stadium, but at our wide variety of venues and natural locations. We will assess events in terms their contribution to our development goals as a city and legacy benefits for our residents.

We are therefore considering a bid for the World Games in 2017. This is the world event for all non-Olympic sports, although it is held under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The first World Games were held in 1981. At the last World Games, held in Kaohsiung in Taiwan in 2009, more than 80 countries participated in 37 different sports. Around 3 400 athletes and 1460 officials took part. The event attracts considerable international media coverage. Unlike the Olympic Games, the host city is not expected to build new facilities. Existing facilities can be used or adapted to host the various sports. The formal bidding process will start in 2011.
 

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Kaohisung built that giant stadium with the roof made of solar panels.

Never heard of the World Games until 2009.

Doubt Rugby 7's would be included since its now on the 2016 schedule.
 

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Kaohsiung bring back memories, I was there end of last year. Population of around 3 million. The port city of Taiwan and also the 6th largest port in the world. City of Kaohsiung built a brand new subway line just for the World Games where most the venues are right outside the subway station. They built it for the World Games and has since benefited the citizens of Kaohsiung. The stations are amazingly designed, the best system I have been on around the world so far. The Stadium is nothing compared to Cape Town Stadium in terms of size and design but the solar panel idea is very clever. The entire roof is made out of solar panels so the stadium powers by itself and the excess power produced feeds back into the grid. When the stadium is not in use, the power produced is sold to the Taipower (like Eskom) and using those money to maintain the stadium.

Taipei, the capital and the largest city of Taiwan is considering to bid for the Olympic Games in 2024.

World Game Stadium 2009 Thread:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=565917&page=5

Kaohsiung Street scape:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=567660&page=26

Kaohsiung City and Skyline (include a few MRT station designs):

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1160531
 

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Thing is you can say things like "we do not need to build new venues" but when push comes to shove, you are a bidding against other cities, and does the effort of this massive event really leave a legacy for CT communities?

The little exposure the event gets...How will they improve it?

What happens when Rugby 7's or square or other sports are not included?

Unlikely to get approved, but add athletics and aquatics and the event becomes something entirely different.
 

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RE the World Games- If its about non-olympic events, it must be really dull & boring with no athletics, gymnastics, wrestling, tennis, swimming? But the Kaohsiung stadium has an atletics track. What's that for?
On the other hand if it has extreme sports like paragliding, skating, surfing, rollerblading, dancing, it would be interesting? If that's the case, than CT would be the perfect setting.
 
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