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Thread: Politics and economics of the 2022 Olympic Winter Games

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    Quote Originally Posted by AliceInWonderland View Post
    I think Oslo would be a good choice for a host city.
    I am hoping that Oslo gets it. I thought Lillehammer was well done.

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    I think Oslo would be the best choice but a lot of people from that area apparently don't want it, however it would raise a lot of eyebrows if 3 Olympics in a row were held in Asia

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    As others have mentioned, I don't get the Olympic hate on this thread. Want to see figure skating fade completely from the landscape? Have no Olympics. Think NBC and its sister stations (or any network) will continue to support skating at all without an eventual Olympic payoff? Nonsense.

    I agree the largesse of the games has become unwieldy. How about some creative ingenuity and some serious thought put forth before taking the flame and sending the Olympics to the ash heap?

    No Olympics means skating (and MANY other sports) will be vanquished to grass roots and sketchy internet coverage, if that.

    You Olympic naysayers be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MK's Winter View Post
    I am hoping that Oslo gets it. I thought Lillehammer was well done.
    Lillehammer were the best Olympic games i have ever watched Summer or Winter.

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    News

    Norway is withdrawing Oslo's bid for the 2022 Olympics.

    ETA, the IOC has expressed its displeasure with Norway's decison:

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Norway is withdrawing Oslo's bid for the 2022 Olympics.
    Not a suprise. Kinda sad. I hope It will not be Beijing.

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    At this point, I just hope a good 2022 Olympics happen

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    Almaty is no better than Beijing, imo.

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    I have a bad feeling it will go to Beijing

    This is horrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt K View Post
    I have a bad feeling it will go to Beijing
    This is horrible.
    =__='' Same feeling. So sad... because they have the money.

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    Ugh, last time it was in Beijing I remember a lot of the US swim team got super sick because of the pollution and it's conditions. And Almaty would have a path like Sochi - building a city from the very dirt up. Either choice is bad.

    I know that France wanted the 2024 games because it would be 100 years since Paris 1924, but they would have been a great choice for this. They wanted 2018 but it was given to Pyeongchang and now they're only interested in the summer games. It's truly disappointing.

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    Totally expected. Norwegian citizens just didn't want the games in Oslo.

    Beijing will get the games then because there is no way the IOC will let Almaty become the next Sochi (financially) and scare off future bidders.

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    Hersh's reaction:
    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...01-column.html (Oct 1)

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    Quote Originally Posted by golden411 View Post
    Hersh's reaction:
    2022 Olympic site choices now bad and worse
    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...01-column.html (Oct 1)
    Agreed with that entire thing. A return to SLC would have been a good option with the state of the bids now. Sucks that the USOC decided to focus for 2024 or 2026 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fleeting View Post
    Agreed with that entire thing. A return to SLC would have been a good option with the state of the bids now. Sucks that the USOC decided to focus for 2024 or 2026 instead.
    I agree. The US should have made a bid for 2022. At the very least it will be 22 years if the US gets the games in 2024 which is ridiculous.

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