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#1 nitronuts

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:22 PM

Interesting read: http://www.vancitybu...c-games-part-i/


Basically: very big, very expensive. Lol.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:28 PM

That makes as much sense as mexico hosting the winter olympics
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

no but Toronto could potentially...
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:32 PM

i think they could of this year it was nicer here then in london
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

If Toronto still can't get a win, I say Vancouver has a very slim chance of doing so.,
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

No way.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

That makes as much sense as mexico hosting the winter olympics



You do realize that makes no sense?
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

You do realize that makes no sense?


That was my point. canada isn't exactly a summer olympic powerhouse, or even contender why would they host the summer games?
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:42 PM

You do realize that makes no sense?


That's the whole point.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:48 PM

Basically: very big, very expensive. Lol.


Exactly, can't see it happening anytime soon.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

That was my point. canada isn't exactly a summer olympic powerhouse, or even contender why would they host the summer games?

That's the whole point.


What does the capability of hosting the games have to do with being a summer olympic powerhouse?

Brazil is NOT a summer powerhouse yet they are hosting the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 3 bids for the 2020 Summer Olympics are - Madrid, Spain; Istanbul, Turkey; and Tokyo, Japan --- not anywhere near 'powerhouses'


WHY saying it's like Mexico City hosting the winter olympics, makes no sense, is solely weather based. Vancouver could easily host the Summer games, as we 'have a summer'.... but Mexico City does not have a winter that could support the Winter Olympics.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

That was my point. canada isn't exactly a summer olympic powerhouse, or even contender why would they host the summer games?

Well, Brazil doesn't really count as one either... And neither did Greece in 2004 (I get the Athens/history thing, but still).

EDIT: Someone ninja'd me to it. :(

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:49 PM

Vancouver/Seattle already has a joint bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics:
A joint bid by Vancouver and Seattle to host the 2028 Summer Olympics is being explored. It would be the first time that a city will have hosted both a Summer and a Winter Games as Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. A multi-national bid would be a ground-breaking event in the Olympic movement and would require overcoming numerous logistical hurdles and a change in an International Olympic Committee rule requiring that the Olympics be awarded to a single city. This rule has often not been enforced, with cities bidding and winning Olympics where some of the events are held away from the host city. For example, in the 2008 Games hosted in Beijing, equestrian events were actually held in Hong Kong, 1,200 miles (1,931 km) south of Beijing;[22] in the 1956 Summer Games Melbourne had equestrian events in Stockholm, 15,590 km away, along with Ballarat, Victoria located 110 km away hosting the rowing and canoeing events, and in the 2010 Vancouver Games, numerous events were hosted by Whistler, British Columbia, a town approximately 100 km away. In the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, whitewater events were held 180 km away in Ocoee, Tennessee. Events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held across the United Kingdom. Vancouver and Seattle both believe that the logistics can be overcome and have cited that the travel time between Seattle and Vancouver is similar to the travel time between Whistler, British Columbia and Vancouver, the site of most of the 2010 Winter Olympics competitions.[23]
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 02:55 PM

Brazil is known for its soccer and volleyball, 2 of the bigger sports in the summer olympics. Also, while they were expected to get more, they still came away with 3 golds along with other loser medals
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:07 PM

Brazil is known for its soccer and volleyball, 2 of the bigger sports in the summer olympics. Also, while they were expected to get more, they still came away with 3 golds along with other loser medals


Your argument is that Brazil is good at two sports... thus justifying the selection.

They are not two of the bigger sports at the Olympics.

The big sports of the Olympics are Athletics and Swimming.

Yes - Soccer and Volleyball have more appeal when not in the Olympics, but they are not the 'big event's' of the Olympics.

The fact that you don't even mention the political aspect of WHY Brazil was chosen, only further proves that you have no idea what you are talking about.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

Your argument is that Brazil is good at two sports... thus justifying the selection.

They are not two of the bigger sports at the Olympics.

The big sports of the Olympics are Athletics and Swimming.

Yes - Soccer and Volleyball have more appeal when not in the Olympics, but they are not the 'big event's' of the Olympics.

The fact that you don't even mention the political aspect of WHY Brazil was chosen, only further proves that you have no idea what you are talking about.


You're right but it still doesn't make sense for canada to host a summer olympics
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

Vancouver/Seattle already has a joint bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics:

A joint bid by Vancouver and Seattle to host the 2028 Summer Olympics is being explored. It would be the first time that a city will have hosted both a Summer and a Winter Games as Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. A multi-national bid would be a ground-breaking event in the Olympic movement and would require overcoming numerous logistical hurdles and a change in an International Olympic Committee rule requiring that the Olympics be awarded to a single city. This rule has often not been enforced, with cities bidding and winning Olympics where some of the events are held away from the host city. For example, in the 2008 Games hosted in Beijing, equestrian events were actually held in Hong Kong, 1,200 miles (1,931 km) south of Beijing;[22] in the 1956 Summer Games Melbourne had equestrian events in Stockholm, 15,590 km away, along with Ballarat, Victoria located 110 km away hosting the rowing and canoeing events, and in the 2010 Vancouver Games, numerous events were hosted by Whistler, British Columbia, a town approximately 100 km away. In the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, whitewater events were held 180 km away in Ocoee, Tennessee. Events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held across the United Kingdom. Vancouver and Seattle both believe that the logistics can be overcome and have cited that the travel time between Seattle and Vancouver is similar to the travel time between Whistler, British Columbia and Vancouver, the site of most of the 2010 Winter Olympics competitions.[23]



That'd be interesting....a security and border nightmare, but interesting actually.

Shared costs between two countries? Could be the start of a cost-effective trend. And who better than the two closet neighbours in the world to do something like this? Just make sure the Costco's are stocked with milk and we should be good to go.

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:20 PM

That was my point. canada isn't exactly a summer olympic powerhouse, or even contender why would they host the summer games?


Because Montreal did in '76? Or did you just forget about that one? First Olympic Games in Canada.
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

yeah we can. Swangard will host the track stuff LOOL
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:27 PM

Because Montreal did in '76? Or did you just forget about that one? First Olympic Games in Canada.


Was unaware of it, wasn't alive back then
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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:38 PM

Did anyone even read the article that was linked above? (the sole reason this topic was made) Lots of good and well-researched info there, including the fact that Canada hosted the 1976 Summer Games in Montreal....read before making some very ignorant opinions.


Was unaware of it, wasn't alive back then


In this day and age with the internet and everything, you might as well also say..."Was unware Macdonald was our first Prime Minister, wasn't alive back then."

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 03:40 PM

Vancouver/Seattle already has a joint bid for the 2028 Summer Olympics:

A joint bid by Vancouver and Seattle to host the 2028 Summer Olympics is being explored. It would be the first time that a city will have hosted both a Summer and a Winter Games as Vancouver hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. A multi-national bid would be a ground-breaking event in the Olympic movement and would require overcoming numerous logistical hurdles and a change in an International Olympic Committee rule requiring that the Olympics be awarded to a single city. This rule has often not been enforced, with cities bidding and winning Olympics where some of the events are held away from the host city. For example, in the 2008 Games hosted in Beijing, equestrian events were actually held in Hong Kong, 1,200 miles (1,931 km) south of Beijing;[22] in the 1956 Summer Games Melbourne had equestrian events in Stockholm, 15,590 km away, along with Ballarat, Victoria located 110 km away hosting the rowing and canoeing events, and in the 2010 Vancouver Games, numerous events were hosted by Whistler, British Columbia, a town approximately 100 km away. In the 1996 Summer Olympics held in Atlanta, whitewater events were held 180 km away in Ocoee, Tennessee. Events for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London were held across the United Kingdom. Vancouver and Seattle both believe that the logistics can be overcome and have cited that the travel time between Seattle and Vancouver is similar to the travel time between Whistler, British Columbia and Vancouver, the site of most of the 2010 Winter Olympics competitions.[23]


I would be very surprised if this ever did happen. Alot of folks complain about the border as it is, could you imagine what it will be like in 16 years? Lots of logistics would have to be shown to the pompous *sses that rule the Olympics. Especially if fossils like Jack Rogge are in charge.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:29 AM

I'd rather stick with winter Olympics lol

Summer Olympics just ain't our thing
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:31 PM

Vancouver and Seattle already have a joint bid to host a Summer Olympics in the future.

Would be really interesting and exciting. I would have to say that a lot of basketball would be played here. Seattle would most probably get soccer and the Opening Ceremonies.

Athletics and what not could be done in BC Place, and we could also get rowing.

I could definetly see it working out, with both cities sharing the Summer Olympics. I mean we both have big stadiums and what not.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:40 PM

FYI that Vancouver-Seattle joint bid was never ever a reality...There is no such joint bid.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 03:33 PM

Vancouver and Seattle already have a joint bid to host a Summer Olympics in the future.

Would be really interesting and exciting. I would have to say that a lot of basketball would be played here. Seattle would most probably get soccer and the Opening Ceremonies.

Athletics and what not could be done in BC Place, and we could also get rowing.

I could definetly see it working out, with both cities sharing the Summer Olympics. I mean we both have big stadiums and what not.


Athletics definitely couldn't be done at BC Place, you can't fit an Olympic-sized track onto the stadium floor.

And this explains it: http://www.vancitybu...-games-part-ii/
In this second part of our 3-part Vancity Buzz Special Exclusive Series, we focus on the competition sport venues required to host the Summer Olympic Games here in Metro Vancouver and Victoria.
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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:13 PM

Was unaware of it, wasn't alive back then


So are you unaware of the War of 1812? Or WW1?

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 04:17 PM

Athletics definitely couldn't be done at BC Place, you can't fit an Olympic-sized track onto the stadium floor.

And this explains it: http://www.vancitybu...-games-part-ii/
In this second part of our 3-part Vancity Buzz Special Exclusive Series, we focus on the competition sport venues required to host the Summer Olympic Games here in Metro Vancouver and Victoria.


Oh, I thought BC Place would have been big enough. Well then Seattle could take athletics, we would obviously take the indoor cycling because of the Richmond Oval.
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Posted 18 August 2012 - 07:17 AM

That was my point. canada isn't exactly a summer olympic powerhouse, or even contender why would they host the summer games?


Ask Montreal how hosting worked out for them, eh, canucklax.

What did they get out of it? A billion dollar stadium that sits empty most of the time.

Vancouver has some of the necessary infrastructure, but, a lot of dollars would still have to be spent. Velodrome and Aquatic Centre would be the 2 biggest, I would imagine.

Oh, yeah... We don't have a stadium with a track to hold 80 000, either. That would cost a few bucks! :shock:

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 12:49 PM

Please no.

Vancouver should wait until the 2050s...the city and the burbs will be fully developed and we should have paid off the 2010 debt by then.
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