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Post by Floyd Robertson on Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:04 am

Do they even have electricity or running water there?

Why no one wants to host the 2022 Olympics

There's Beijing, China, which doesn't actually sit within 120 miles of a usable ski mountain, and there's Almaty, Kazakhstan, which in its bid touted itself as "the world's largest landlocked nation."

It's down to these two cities not because the IOC narrowed the field, but because every other city in the entire world said no.

Seriously, every other city said no.

The future of the Winter games sounds like it's in serious jeopardy.
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Post by InTenSity on Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:15 am

I think that the summer olympics could run into the same problems soon. Looks like the IOC might have to start bribing cities to take hte games, instead of the other way around.

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Post by Jake from State Farm on Thu Oct 02, 2014 9:20 am

Do you mean to tell us that cities and countries aren't lining up to go billions of dollars into debt?

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Post by Phil McCrackin on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:23 am

Jake from State Farm wrote:Do you mean to tell us that cities and countries aren't lining up to go billions of dollars into debt?
It shouldn't be shocking to anyone that cities like Sochi, Torino, Athens and Rio mismanage the games and wind up losing tons of money. That doesn't mean that every games is a money losing venture though. Atlanta, Salt Lake City and London were all profitable. The net economic boost to London following the 2012 summer games is being measured in the billions.

The reason why cities aren't bidding on the games is spelled out pretty well in the OP's link. Bidding on the Olympics is a very expensive endeavor and when the outcome is seemingly pre-determined by a corrupt IOC, major players in the US and Europe are starting to say "no thanks", while emerging countries are jumping at the chance to make a name for themselves.

Chicago spent around $100M on a very well financed and organized bid, only to find out that they never even had a chance. This is why residents in cities like Oslo, Stockholm, St. Moritz, Munich, etc have rejecting the idea of hosting.

Residents in places like Bejing, Kazakhstan, Rio or Sochi aren't really asked what they think, and the politicians in those places get to play whatever games they want with the IOC to win.







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Post by WBill on Thu Oct 02, 2014 10:27 am

But that could mean no more Johnny Weir...oh the humanity.

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Post by pulling69 on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:37 pm

Is nice!

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Post by Cym Jim on Thu Oct 02, 2014 12:41 pm

Suck it Uzbeks.
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Post by LooseGoose on Wed May 31, 2017 8:52 am

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