Glasgow would be so convenient for me, I really hope they get it.
Stockholm would be next best, not too far and I've never been to Sweden - I'd love an excuse to go there. (Assuming I don't make it there for European championships, I'm not expecting to)
Helsinki would be good too. I love that place, love the food, and Finland is a beautiful country with trees everywhere - I mean, EVERYWHERE.
Sochi... I won't even consider going there - it's just too far for me, and too "middle of nowhere" :-/
Anywhere but Sochi. Hackensack, NJ. The Gobi Desert. Mars. Really, anywhere BUT Sochi. ESPECIALLY for the Worlds that determines the number of entrants for the next Olympics.
Wow! It's going to be a busy few years for the city if Glasgow does get the Figure Skating:
2013: Netball World Youth Championships
2014: Commonwealth Games
2015: Gymnastics World Championships
2017: Candidate for Figure Skating World Championships
2018: Candidate for Summer Youth Olympics
Is there anything on in 2016 that I don't know about?
When I went looking online there now, I found that Glasgow also hosted a Junior World Championships in Track Cycling in 2013. But I decided to put the Netball on the list, because that is the one I already knew about! (Over the years, there have been a few girls that I went to school with that have represented Northern Ireland in Netball, at various age levels. So, because of this, I have got into the habit of keeping an eye on what is going on in Netball).
Obviously, this year's Commonwealth Games are going to be the big one for Glasgow. And it will be on the success of them that the city will be judged as a host for major sporting event.
Who would have thought that this industrial city would become a venue for so many major sporting events?!
I'm happy with any solution which is different than Russia (especially Sochi).
The only problem is that far too many countries are depending on the Russian coaches and they will do their "homework" before the voting......
Still, there are some hopes to get a rather clean pre-Olympic World in 2017.
I lived in one of those buildings for a summer right after uni! Glaswegians really do have their own language - I'd lived in Edinburgh for four years by that time and was pretty fluent in English, but it took me about six weeks before I could somehow understand what the people were saying in Glasgow
It would be great if Glasgow could host Worlds. (It would be great if I could go!) Helsinki and Stockholm sound like good choices, too.
A heavy Glaswegian accent is extremely difficult - unintelligible even - to most native British people from other areas, for their whole lives. Even without slang and swearwords.
People from Glasgow who appear on the news are likely to be subtitled...!
Not that everyone from Glasgow has such a strong accent... and nor is a Glasgow accent is any worse than say, a very heavy Geordie (Newcastle) accent, very heavy Yorkshire accent, etc etc... O_o
Like anywhere, there are variations in the accent in Glasgow, which means some are quite easy to understand, but others are impossible. Unfortunately, I can't think of anybody famous with a VERY strong accent off-hand.
But, to use some examples from snooker (well, the World Championships are on at the moment), I find John Higgins (from Wishaw) easier to understand than Graeme Dott (from Larkhall). But, even then, I can still understand them.
Then there are those Scots that you would think were English from their accent. I know they are not from Glasgow, but snooker legend Stephen Hendry (from Edinburgh), or F1 driver David Coulthard (from Twynholm, Kirkcudbrightshire) come to mind.
For Geordies, I find Ant McPartland and Declan Donnelly are easy enough to understand. But most of the time I cannot understand Cheryl Cole at all. I was delighted when she was dropped from the X Factor a few years back, so you can imagine my distress now she is coming back!
For a milder female Geordie accent, you need look no further than some-time Eurosport figure skating commentator Joanne Conway! Here she is getting interviewed by Simon Reed after winning the 1990 British Championships.
As for the Welsh, Lloyd Jones probably isn't a good example because he has been among French people for so long. But you can still hear a strong-ish Welsh accent when he talks. Here is an interview from the 2012 Worlds.