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(ESPN)   IOC using a new streamlined process for bribes and kickbacks to name Brisbane as the next city to go bankrupt by hosting the Olympics   (espn.com) divider line
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2021-06-10 7:09:30 PM  
Indonesia and Qatar are probably pissed that they didn't even get a chance to submit a bribery package, while Germany and Hungary are probably pissed that they didn't even get a reach-around.
 
2021-06-10 7:16:14 PM  
I really don't know why any city does it. It's a worse money sink than buying a fleet of yachts at the same price.
 
2021-06-10 8:50:42 PM  

baron von doodle: I really don't know why any city does it. It's a worse money sink than buying a fleet of yachts at the same price.


A) It really needs to be limited to cities who already have the capability of adding without adding much of anything.  Spending tens of billions to add a bunch of infrastructure and stadiums that will be used once and then fall apart is not a good use of money or resources.

B) Why should it be limited to a single city?  Technically, they do skirt around that (Brazil for the last olympics had some soccer matches in a stadium that was like 1000 miles away from everything else) but it seems dumb to limit it to a city.  They really need to award it to a country as a whole (and make sure to apply note 1 above but to a whole country) and then they can split things between cities.  Perhaps not one city has everything but share 3 or 4 cities, combined, they can host everything.  It'll probably cost a bit extra in the security and transportation department... but tens of billions less in having to build crap.
 
2021-06-10 9:33:25 PM  

ClavellBCMI: Indonesia and Qatar are probably pissed that they didn't even get a chance to submit a bribery package, while Germany and Hungary are probably pissed that they didn't even get a reach-around.


Germany can just annex Australia again if they get jealous.
 
2021-06-10 11:19:02 PM  
We sure do get a whole lot of these threads. Maximizing your greens is way more important than actually reading shiat on this god forsaken website I guess.
 
2021-06-11 1:43:16 AM  

baron von doodle: I really don't know why any city does it. It's a worse money sink than buying a fleet of yachts at the same price.


The money sink is one problem, the bigger problem is WTF are they going to do with all those new sporting facilities no one is going to use again? How many bike teams are going to be paying big money to have their races at the Olympic Velodrome? And what happens with all that space?
Boston actually was OKed to bid on it, but public opposition was big. The additional traffic would have been a nightmare all the new building that would have to be built. Most of the athletes could be put up in college dorms, the pros would have to get their own rooms.
 
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