View Poll Results: 2014 Olympics Host

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  • Almaty, Kazakhstan

    1 1.15%
  • Borjomi, Georgia

    2 2.30%
  • Jaca, Spain

    10 11.49%
  • PyeongChang, South Korea

    15 17.24%
  • Salzburg, Austria

    30 34.48%
  • Sochi, Russia

    22 25.29%
  • Sofia, Bulgaria

    7 8.05%
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Thread: 2014 Olympics location

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    2014 Olympics location

    In just a few months, location will be selected for 2014 Winter Olympics. Vote for where you think it should be held.

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    St. Louis, MO

    ha-ha, I wish. That would be nice.

    I wouldn't mind Lake Placid since it's practically in my back yard.

    Jokes aside, do we know which cities are in the running? I haven't been following the news there.

    Ok - now I see the choices. They are a bit odd. Is there even a single ice rink in Sochi or Borjomi?

    I would pick Sochi. A gorgeous place.

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    Actually, yes, that IS the list: http://www.gamesbids.com/english/bids/2014.shtml

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    No kidding!

    Thank you. I am pretty much speachless. I don't know how in the World would Georgia or Russia pull those off, and not so sure about Kazakhstan (though the location makes sence for the Winter Sports).

    I am guessing it's between Korea and Austria.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STL_Blues_fan
    and not so sure about Kazakhstan (though the location makes sence for the Winter Sports).
    At least Kazakhstan did not nominate it's capital Astana!

    Here is an article about Russia's Sochi bid

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    I voted for Sochi, Russia.

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    I voted for Georgia. It will be nice to have it back in the good old U.S.A.

    No, seriously, Anton S. could be the Grand Marshall. That would rock.

    Second choice, Salzburg. There is sure to be a Mozart Festival or two going on.

    MM

    PS. BTW, the New York Times reports today that enthusiasm in Torino hasn't really caught fire yet, and ticket sales are lagging way behind the projections.
    Last edited by Mathman; 01-18-2006 at 07:45 PM.

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    It is rather interesting how crazy all cities get about Summer Olympics, yet noone seems to care about Winter ones too much. I wonder what it could mean for the future if winter sports...

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    I voted for Russia. Although I think it's great if countries that haven't had the games ever are able to get them, I also think that Russia could put on one great Olympics

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    I am really suprised by these nominations, I have one question:

    What about Sarajevo?

    I know that they were one of the finalist for the 2010 olympic games, which were awarded to Vancouver, but why didn't they try again? Does anybody remember that gala that was hosted in 2004, in Zetra arena in Sarajevo to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 1984 olympic games? All of the top European skaters particpated: Stephane Lambiel, Brian Joubert, Evgeni Plushenko, Julia, S, T&M, and many others including Katrina Witt who skated her gala program from the 1984 games. From my understanding, this was supposed to be somesort of test drive to see if Zetra could host another event, 20 years after the fact. Speedy said in the press confrence that the event went very well and that Sarajevo could be asked to host future competitions. But this is the important part: When Speedy was asked if Sarajevo would possibly host another olympic games he said "no comment but it was very possible in the future"

    So why not nominate Sarajevo?

    Does anybody remember that Kazakastan was booed at the opening ceremonies of the 2002 SLC games? They are not 'big' competitors at the winter games, and another thing that area is not safe to host an olympic games.
    Who nominated them?

    Russia, Austria, I could see
    I was going to say Zurich Switzerland but it seems they already withdrew their bid
    -not all that clear why though...

    Gernoble France: now THAT is a good idea, why aren't they nominated? Wasn't London just choosen over Paris for the 2012 games, so why don't they go for the 2014 winter games. They could easily win out of these cities.

    I understand that the Olympic commitee would like the games to be held somewhere in Eastern Europe b/c the games have not been held there in a while but...I would not have picked any of these places to host the olympic games.

    I think the problem is that they are not choosing cities that people could relate to or have some form of connection with. That maybe why Turin is not sellling out or drawing as much attention as lets Cortina would have drawn. The Summer games choose big cities that everyone has heard of and can relate something to personally, historically, nationally, anything. But the winter games commitee just seems to choose small cities that almost no one has heard of and that have no connection to the olympics at all. What they need to do to choose somewhere that will draw people in, give them another reason to watch. Sarajevo strikes at the heart of what the winter olympic games are and what they once stood for. A time when skating was pure, judging was fair, nobody was mouthing off to the media, and the games were truly something to remember. It was been over 22 years since Sarajevo and yet we still remember them as one of the greatest games.

    It is time for the games to go home or someplace where they still mean something: fight the bid SARAJEVO 2014!
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    I think Korea will get it. It seems like Seoul was a big success (at least I thought it was a good Olympics) and the Koreans have been hosting a lot of events to get the Olympics.

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    Why was Kazakhstan booed in 2002?

    I don't remember this happening.

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    I would be afraid to visit most of these places!!

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    Did you know that Anchorage, Alaska was asked to be one of the sites for the US's 02 bid and our governor at the time said NO and never did explain why(if there was one thing that I could really be upset with Knowles about, it's that lol)! I say now that we have a governor who actually is into bringing tourism to Alaska in the winter in charge we should go for it lol

    seriously though I voted for Austria...

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    Toni, considering your political views I am rather surprised this is something you'd be upset with the governor about. Olympics cost huge amounts of money, and the type of tourism they bring is one-time shot, not the kind of tourism Alaska would be interested in.

    lilphi07, my guess is that winter Olympics are becoming so un-prestigious that there is no interest for them in the major cities that already have all the exposure they want. And what was the deal with the Kazakh team beeing booed? I don't remember that.

    Liz, with the exception of Borjomi, why would you be afraid to visit those places?
    Last edited by Ptichka; 01-31-2006 at 12:13 PM.

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