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(NPR)   Brisbane wins the 2032 Olympics today, begins installing air conditioning and anti-viral protocols tomorrow   (npr.org) divider line
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2021-07-21 8:58:08 AM  
Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.
 
2021-07-21 9:02:40 AM  

Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.


It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.
 
2021-07-21 9:09:15 AM  

NeoCortex42: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.


IOC members don't want to go on an all-expenses paid vacation to the same old locations they've been previously. The only thing that will satisfy their bloodlust is novelty.
 
2021-07-21 9:09:17 AM  
My condolences Brisbane, all that money going to grifters...
 
2021-07-21 9:11:18 AM  

NeoCortex42: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.


I'd be fine rotating from Sydney to Barcelona to Los Angeles.  The winter games can go Sapporo to somewhere in the Alps to Calgary.  Covers all the time zones
 
2021-07-21 9:26:21 AM  
I prefer the idea of permanent sites for events.

Swimming is always in one location, gymnastics in another, track and field in another.

/this may cut down on Olympic farking
//sorry athletes
 
2021-07-21 9:27:26 AM  
Whether Olympic host cities actually gain economically from holding the event is unclear, according to some reports.

Oh, I thinks it's very clear.  To both the IOC and the people who compete for the opportunity to grift their communities.
 
2021-07-21 9:34:34 AM  

Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.


NeoCortex42:It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.


It'll happen in the year that either NOBODY bids for them, or the only location that bids (Cleveland) is deemed unacceptable. Suddenly there will be an "Olympics Association Competition Sites Commission" or some shiat, which after hundreds of millions of dollars of "consulting" they'll do the permanent sites thing- lord knows the IOC isn't gonna pay for the games themselves.
 
2021-07-21 9:54:23 AM  

grinding_journalist: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

NeoCortex42:It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.


It'll happen in the year that either NOBODY bids for them, or the only location that bids (Cleveland) is deemed unacceptable. Suddenly there will be an "Olympics Association Competition Sites Commission" or some shiat, which after hundreds of millions of dollars of "consulting" they'll do the permanent sites thing- lord knows the IOC isn't gonna pay for the games themselves.


Put it in Greece. It's the traditional locale.

Winter games can be in Antartica
 
2021-07-21 10:07:08 AM  
Eh, put it in Haiti.  The locals could use the jobs and tourist money.
 
2021-07-21 10:10:38 AM  

TheGreatGazoo: Eh, put it in Haiti.  The locals could use the jobs and tourist money.


I don't think two weeks every four years is going to sustain Haiti tourism or employment very well.
 
2021-07-21 10:21:09 AM  

Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.


Los Angeles is basically on record for being willing to host it if nobody else wants it.
 
2021-07-21 10:36:29 AM  

Geotpf: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

Los Angeles is basically on record for being willing to host it if nobody else wants it.


LA already has 2028.
 
2021-07-21 10:39:08 AM  
Oh, now they install air conditioning!
 
2021-07-21 10:40:07 AM  

Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.


Well, so does bidding for the Games; so the IOC went with a different system and the result was that really, no one else was allowed to bid other than Brisbane.
 
2021-07-21 10:47:42 AM  

rightClick: Geotpf: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

Los Angeles is basically on record for being willing to host it if nobody else wants it.

LA already has 2028.


Correct.  But if nobody wants it in 2036 or 2040 or 2044 or..., they'd take it.  They'd also be willing to be a permanent host.

The main costs are building the stadiums (LA already has a shiat ton of stadiums) and security (mostly paid for by the Feds).  So, yeah, not an issue.
 
2021-07-21 10:57:38 AM  
Nice. By 2032, it'll be Thunderdome instead of the Olympics.  Seems appropriate to have it in Oz.
 
2021-07-21 11:40:03 AM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Whether Olympic host cities actually gain economically from holding the event is unclear, according to some reports.

Oh, I thinks it's very clear.  To both the IOC and the people who compete for the opportunity to grift their communities.


The big issue is usually facilities.

LA in 1984 was so successful in no small part due to the use of pre-existing facilities. In 2028 they will do the same again.

Brisbane is supposed to be using mostly existing facilities as well with the main costs being transportation infrastructure which should benefit the city for a long time to come.

Not saying it will be some boon for Brisbane but it shouldn't be nearly as bad as other recent games where craploads of money were invested in facilities that the country couldn't afford.
 
2021-07-21 12:37:44 PM  

dywed88: Benevolent Misanthrope: Whether Olympic host cities actually gain economically from holding the event is unclear, according to some reports.

Oh, I thinks it's very clear.  To both the IOC and the people who compete for the opportunity to grift their communities.

The big issue is usually facilities.

LA in 1984 was so successful in no small part due to the use of pre-existing facilities. In 2028 they will do the same again.

Brisbane is supposed to be using mostly existing facilities as well with the main costs being transportation infrastructure which should benefit the city for a long time to come.

Not saying it will be some boon for Brisbane but it shouldn't be nearly as bad as other recent games where craploads of money were invested in facilities that the country couldn't afford.


Yeah, Los Angeles is spending a farkton on opening new transit lines before the games.  Most of this they were going to do anyways, they are just trying to speed things up and get as much done before 2028 as possible.  Not sure if it's working-two major transportation projects, the Downtown Transit Connector and the LAX/Inglewood light rail line, are years behind schedule (both should have opened by now).
 
2021-07-21 1:32:07 PM  
The problem is the Olympics have gotten too big.  Maybe making it a yearly thing but each 9 sport only does 1 out of every 4 might help.  Maybe get some more logical groupings than summer and winter.  The mountain towns can't handle all the arena sports anymore and the open water sports often have to go really far from the host city.
 
2021-07-21 1:51:27 PM  

12349876: The problem is the Olympics have gotten too big.  Maybe making it a yearly thing but each 9 sport only does 1 out of every 4 might help.  Maybe get some more logical groupings than summer and winter.  The mountain towns can't handle all the arena sports anymore and the open water sports often have to go really far from the host city.


Hmmm.  Maybe indoor/outdoor winter games (IE, hockey and ice skating separated from skiing and the like).  For summer, indoor/outdoor/water games.  So, five games in all.  Have one each year.  But bigger is better for most people.

Or just have the entire damned thing in Greater Los Angeles permanently (there are ski areas 75 miles away from downtown and ice rinks in town).  Beijing, which held the 2008 Summer Games, also will hold the 2022 Winter Games, so there's precedence for one city doing both now.
 
2021-07-21 3:24:37 PM  

dywed88: Benevolent Misanthrope: Whether Olympic host cities actually gain economically from holding the event is unclear, according to some reports.

Oh, I thinks it's very clear.  To both the IOC and the people who compete for the opportunity to grift their communities.

The big issue is usually facilities.

LA in 1984 was so successful in no small part due to the use of pre-existing facilities. In 2028 they will do the same again.

Brisbane is supposed to be using mostly existing facilities as well with the main costs being transportation infrastructure which should benefit the city for a long time to come.

Not saying it will be some boon for Brisbane but it shouldn't be nearly as bad as other recent games where craploads of money were invested in facilities that the country couldn't afford.


Didn't I see somewhere they were going to knockdown and rebuild the Gabba for track and field?

Seems to me they could just have that for the opening and closing ceremony there and have T&F at the QEII Stadium.  It's not like that place has been used regularly in 20 years.
 
2021-07-21 3:53:20 PM  

FrancoFile: NeoCortex42: Serious Black: Brisbane won hosting rights to the 2032 Olympics because literally nobody else wanted them. Everyone else on the planet has figured out that hosting the Olympics drains your community dry and correctly refuses to bid.

It's amazing that we haven't yet gone to just two or three permanent sites to rotate between.  Building an entirely new Olympic complex every four years is insane.

I'd be fine rotating from Sydney to Barcelona to Los Angeles.  The winter games can go Sapporo to somewhere in the Alps to Calgary.  Covers all the time zones


You wouldn't do Sydney, as they have a land shortage
 
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