Skip to comments.Nobody Wants To Host The 2022 Olympics
Posted on 05/28/2014 5:05:24 AM PDT by C19fan
The next Olympics to be awarded, a little more than a year from now, will be the 2022 Winter Games. Rather than going to the strongest bid, the games may end up going to the last city standinga long list of potential hosts have given up on their Olympic dreams because the whole thing is one huge, useless waste of money.
Yesterday, Krakow, Poland, officially withdrew its bid for the games, a day after a citywide referendum where 70 percent of voters came out against hosting the Olympics. "Krakow is closing its efforts to be the host of the 2022 Winter Games due to the low support for the idea among the residents," said mayor Jacek Majchrowski.
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What about Detroit?
And Obama couldn’t give them a city.
0bama will no doubt get the games to Chicago.
Reading the bottom of the article the last two cities standing is the oil/gas driven despot with President for Life Nursultan Nazarbayev and once again the ChiComs. I’m surprised the ChiComs after spending reportedly around $50 billion US to host the Summer Games are willing to blow another $50 billion to host the Winter Games but hey they that nice piggy bank of a trillion or two of US Treasuries.
The Olympics are the last thing Detroit needs unless they planned on using existing venues which would be just fine.
The Winter Olympics are so highly specialized, that’s it’s hard to recoup the investment made in infrastructure. I mean, the US can do it, but that’s mainly because we have such a large domestic tourism economy that even a niche market can be profitable.
The Summer Olympics at least have a shot at breaking even (or better) if managed competently because so much of the infrastructure is near major population centers and many of the event venues can be converted to other sports, convention centers, and the like afterwards that can see solid use beyond the games themselves.
1. Gary, IN
2. East St. Louis, IL
3. Oakland, CA
Let the world see our rich and diverse culture.
I’ve often thought that there should be permanent venues for the Olympics, and that the facilities be used as training centers between events.
The only venue location that makes any sense to me is to always hold the Olympics in the same place. Send them back to Greece.
That is because him and the mooch lied their asses off when they made their pitch for the Chicago Olympics. Mooch told a story about how she sat on her father lap when she watched Carl Lewis win his gold. She was 24, and her father had multiple sclerosis.
But this is the WINTER Olympics. If Chicago bid, they’d have to offer venues in WI or MI, but neither has Olympic level skiing so far as I know.
No those would be the host of the ‘Thugs games’ which includes the following sports: rioting and vandalism, knockout, car theft, murder and drug dealing.
And who would be buying the Olympics for Detroit?
The sad part is, that failing the Summer games bid, his Chicago Winter bid, if not Hawaii instead, WILL be the last one standing.
Yes, I'm half joking about both, Chicago being a fairly flat region, and Hawaii getting minimal snow, but since when did any practical and authentic reasoning ever apply to BHO?
Look at the hundreds of billions deliberately wasted by him to reward his cronies.
It will be a shovel ready project! Think how much capital can be redistributed by the corruption that goes with building ski slopes on flat land!
Next sporting organization that will have its comeuppance is the NCAA and high stake sports schools. This is what the football Unionization is about. A system that earns billions in TV revenue, pays coach exorbitant wages, but then doesn't feed its students enough for the caloric demands of a division I athlete.
I agree, I think having them permanently in Switzerland makes the most sense. Good central location, and a neutral country.
Detroit would be a Awesome paintball battlefield.
Ever heard of Telemark Resort in Wisconsin. It’s a Cross Country center. I’m sure there are more that a few ski jumps in the UP. Downhill would be the issue.
And move the summer games PERMANENTLY to Greece..it would help the country..
Good idea for the Summer Olympics. For the Winter Olympics, make some northern European country host it, or maybe US or Canada. And as another poster suggested, make the venue permanent and use it as an Olympic training site the rest of the time.
Other than hockey, I don't think Detroit offers any suitable winter games venues.
We don’t want it it.
Remember when Phoenix was denied the right to host the Winter Olympics because Arizona didn’t have a holiday to honor Martin Luther King? Well, that’s been taken care of, and Arizona now has such a holiday. So Phoenix, or better still, Yuma, should be the site of the next Winter Olympics.
Winter Olympics in the desert? Really?
Does Arizona have ski resorts in the mountains of Arizona? I know places such as Flagstaff gets lots of snow in the winter, not sure if they have ski facilities though.
good point. Do today’s young people even care about big events such as the Olympics? Wonder what the TV ratings for the Olympics were, wonder if NBC made any money on their huge investment in that?
This is amazing, to think that they can’t find enough places in the world who want to host the 2022 Winter Olympics, so they can’t do a bidding process.
The best bet would be to set up an “athlete games”, with low budget everything and grandstands at only millionaire prices, and pay per view.
No b.s. about amateur athletes, so professionals can join in. And individuals, as well as national teams, can compete.
One sport at a time, and only those sports that can support a paid audience. And a lot of those sports could be atypical, like extreme fighting and Kumite, professional style wrestling, swordfighting, and even ‘warfighting’ with real guns and blanks, and laser-tag casualties, calculated not just by uniform sensors but by real time computer analysis from overhead cameras.
Good for Krackow. Denver won the olympics back in the 70s, until the city went to the voters with the bill to pay for it. Then the city leaders got a shock that the citizens didn’t want the games, because they voted down the funding. Then Denver had to go back to the olympic committe and tell them they weren’t doing it after all. That still makes me proud.
Hell no, this is the perfect time for zero and mooochelle to push Chicago! The perfect place for the olympics that nobody wants, the place where nobody wants to go pushed by the people nobody respects.
But think of all the tourism dollars that curling venue could have brought to Denver.
Why not use the facilities already built, say Salt Lake City, Lake Placid etc?
There is one of those a few exits down the Garden State Parkway from our location, same name. No snowmaking or facilities.
Lake Placid is actually a very rational suggestion. Just about all of the infrastructure is in place there.
Flagstaff actually does have ski facilities- Arizona Snow Bowl is what it used to be called- pretty neat but not large scale and doesn’t always get enough snow. I am sure the area is not up to Olympic needs. I would imagine one of the large Colorado resorts would be much more appropriate.
I was in Lake Placid a few years ago. There was actually talk of Lake Placid and Montreal (they’re about two hours apart) co-hosting the games. Lake Placid has the facilities to support outdoor events (ski jumping, downhill etc.) and Montreal the indoor events (figure skating, hockey). First Olympics hosted by two countries. I thought, interesting idea, quite creative.
In Chicago we gave a billionaire his taxpayer paid, custom built stadium for free and we get it back in 30 years. Yipee!
No true representative would do this to their client.
Redbull does it all the time and it’s twice as exciting, plus I don’t have to subsidize it if I don’t want to.
Privatize the Olympics, it’s an old idea grown stale in the 21st century.
I got a field out back they could use if they’d promise to stay out of the barn.
If they don’t want permanent facilities, let cities bid for two or three consecutive games so the facilities can have a useful life.
I think you meant to type, “Super Bowl”.
NFL was hypocritical. They demanded AZ make MLK birthday a state holiday, and yet the NFL did not give their own employees the day off.
Yuma, Ariz. would probably not have enough hotels to host a Winter Olympics. However, that wouldn’t be a problem for Honolulu, which has more than enough hotels In Waikiki alone. To my knowledge, Honolulu has never hosted the Winter Olympics.
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