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2024 and 2028 Olympics

The Olympic Committee have decided that these games will be in Paris and Los Angeles, with the order still to be decided. Looks like all other host cities pulled out due to cost.

It was great to be in London for the 2012 games and would love to be living in another city during the Olympics. Huge strain on the city/country though, with questionable long term benefits. Athens and Rio still look to be counting the costs of their games.

Anyone reckon they might get to these games or anyone been to any other Olympics other the years?


https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2017/jul/11/ioc-olympic-games-paris-los-angeles-2024-2028?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Copy_to_clipboard

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  • As 2016 was in "the Americas" I assume that Paris would be first? I recall that (like London) the available land for the Olympic Park and Village won't be around for ever

    Paris would be tempting, accommodation at least is plentiful there or within commuting distance
  • Olympics should only go to cities that can afford to host it, so Rio should never have had it IMO.

    Yes this would restrict it to being hosted in the so called first world, but long term it seems to screw up developing countries
  • Went to Sydney, Athens and Beijing. All great experiences in their own way but Sydney was definitely the best for the location and sports-loving hosts.
  • I would have the World Cup every 4 years in the UK if I could, the Olympics I would have once in my lifetime and glad it came around when it did.
  • Gutted that Madrid lost three successive Olympic bids: would have loved it to have been here while I was living here.
  • I think it really helps if its held in a sports mad city/country, and by that I mean all sports, and not just the likes of football, basketball, tennis and athletics. London's cosmopolitan nature really helps in that respect, for the experience I went to the Wrestling, which was full of passionate Iranians and other countries from around there, which really added to the atmosphere.
  • Does anyone care where it is anymore? The tv turns everywhere the same.
  • FIFA could learn a lot from the IOC about choosing hosts.
  • edited July 11
    C_A_F_C said:

    FIFA could learn a lot from the IOC about choosing hosts.

    Where do FIFA get their perks and free holidays to "inspect" the Candidates from though?
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  • I think it should take place in Athens every time, in modern, state of the art stadiums and venues. The cost of building infrastructure and the continuing failure to leave a legacy should make this essential in the future.

    In addition, the IOC should fund all teams' transport costs.
  • Ours was amazing, the atmosphere in and around the events unbelievable. A Paris games will definitely see me there. Los Angeles would be tempting too.

    Currently looking forward to the World Athletics at the start of August.
  • pickwick said:

    Ours was amazing, the atmosphere in and around the events unbelievable. A Paris games will definitely see me there. Los Angeles would be tempting too.

    Currently looking forward to the World Athletics at the start of August.

    No Adam Gemili in the 200m which is sad. I'll be there for the 200m final evening
  • We went to every day's Track & Field in LA '84 & thoroughly enjoyed the experience with our kids then aged 6 & 8.

    Followed this with the European Champs in Stuttgart in '86 & then the Worlds in Rome the following year.

    Had tickets for the 2012 Opening Ceremony & one evening of the Para Olympics in London but TBH it would take something very special for me to beat being in Southern California for 3 weeks & in the Coliseum to see Coe, Cram, Ovett, Daley, Spedding & the GB team as a whole.

    We have tickets for London, Friday 4th August ( 10,000 men's final & 100m heats) and again for Weds 9th (200 men's semis & 5,000 heats) so should see Usain & Mo for the final time, all things being equal.

    I'd totally recommend attending a major Games abroad although I'm sure that the combined cost of tickets, travel & accommodation would mean some serious saving beforehand. We booked everything all 3 years that we travelled with a company called Centresport & reaped the benefit of being with the same group of athletics fans each time, resulting in great camaraderie that lasted beyond the 80's.

    Would love to go back to LA although Paris would be ideal but sadly, age will probably make both/either of these unlikely.
  • edited July 11
    Mayor Garcetti has promised to turn a profit on the Olympics, and use them as a legacy to improve youth access to sport in the city (in much the way London promised).

    Light rail is now a thing in Los Angeles. It's not perfect, but it's there (admittedly haven't used it yet as haven't really been back and needed to since it was built).

    I'm always torn on whether Olympics are good for a city. The IOC is better than FIFA, but that's not saying much. LA is SO spread out that logistics could be a pain. But it's a major, modern, urban city, and it could be a great reason to improve infrastructure and public transport. LA has all the venues, even if, say, the Rose Bowl and the LA Colosseum, both of which are not particularly nice venues, are about an hour+ apart by car (even at the best of times).
  • pickwick said:

    Ours was amazing, the atmosphere in and around the events unbelievable. A Paris games will definitely see me there. Los Angeles would be tempting too.

    Currently looking forward to the World Athletics at the start of August.

    I was in Ireland during the 2012 games. It looked like every other recent games. Unless you're actually at the events or in the host city they all look and feel the same.
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