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Old 12-19-2018, 08:50 PM
 
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If you host attempting to be the biggest and most money-making, you get Atlanta.

But you can do it (though it might be harder to win it) based on reused or reusable venues. That 10,000-seat event center concept could be shrunk to a 4,000-seat concept with half of those being temporary, resulting in a good facility for tournaments later. The athletes village could become student or affordable housing.

Winter games are far smaller and more manageable than summer games. It's not surprising that SLC does well.
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Old 12-19-2018, 10:43 PM
 
Location: Denver
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The only real useful thing we would have gotten would have been I-70 improvements.
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Old 12-19-2018, 11:19 PM
 
Location: Aurora, Colorado
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Tbh Denver didn’t really seem to want it. I rarely saw any positive comments on the possibility of hosting. A little disappointing, but it kinda saves us the embarrassment. I’m 99% sure that if Denver did get the US bid I’d be a Chicago bidding for 2016 Olympics situation...
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Old 12-20-2018, 05:52 AM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Anybody who thought we would win the bid does not know the history of Colorado with the Olympics, I doubt we get seriously considered for another 40 years and I don't think most of us mind.
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Old 12-20-2018, 10:14 AM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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An Olympic bid committee is five businessmen from the area who will benefit from all the construction and tumult. Is anyone surprised at the outcome here?
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Old 12-21-2018, 10:10 AM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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If you host attempting to be the biggest and most money-making, you get Atlanta.

But you can do it (though it might be harder to win it) based on reused or reusable venues. That 10,000-seat event center concept could be shrunk to a 4,000-seat concept with half of those being temporary, resulting in a good facility for tournaments later. The athletes village could become student or affordable housing.

Winter games are far smaller and more manageable than summer games. It's not surprising that SLC does well.
FWIW, Atlanta's Olympic Village is now student housing for both Georgia Tech and Georgia State University, and the Olympic Stadium became the Braves' Turner Field and ultimately the stadium for Georgia State University.
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