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A Bid For History? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLGR-58o6g8&t=1s Is Germany wrestling with the notion...
And they are off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nf5nytzv6U8 North Korea wants it, South Korea wants it. Indonesia wants it. They all want to host the 2032 Summer Olympics. For...
On November 13, Calgary voters will be asked a simple question. Do you want the 2026 Winter Olympics in town? Very simple and what is more, it is a non-binding vote so the results really don’t count.
November 13 is fast approaching and, in a way, it might be the day that sports organizers and sports owners are dreading. Calgary voters will go to the polls, in a non-binding referendum, and decide if they want to help fund the Calgary 2026 Winter Olympics bid.
The Olympics, whether it is the summer or winter version, is a hyped television show that lasts about two weeks which brings out the rah rah nationalism that is a major part of the presentation.
For anyone who has been around politics this much is known. You can hire a consultant or an economist and pretty much get the results you want because the hired help will find numbers to fit the narrative you are seeking. The Olympics is a case in point.
The International Olympic Committee suffered a defeat at the polls in Sion and Valais, Switzerland on Sunday as voters rejected a chance to help fund the 2026 Winter Olympics in that area.
It appears that the backers of the 2026 Sapporo, Japan Winter Olympics bid really don’t want to go ahead with the bid. The Sapporo backers may want to try to land the 2030 Winter Games but there really isn’t much of an explanation as to why the group is seeking a delay.
What is it about the Olympics that drives politicians and business leaders of various countries into denial when it comes to actually figuring out what hosting an Olympics really costs and how much of that debt is shoved onto taxpayers?
Help is on the way. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3JHjI6gfyo&feature=youtu.be The Olympics and the Paralympics come and go every two years but there is one constant that never disappears. The...
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