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Old 08-13-2012, 03:38 PM
 
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Old 08-13-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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One thing is for sure. The USA will never host another Olympics for a very, very long time. The world has decided this and we have no choice in the matter. Atlanta was a total disaster compared to Beijing, Athens, Barcelona, London and Sydney. Besides events being late they even had a bombing from a right wing nut job. Kiss the Olympics goodbye from the US for our lifetimes.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:50 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I know it's a sacrilege to mention anything remotely nice about this city on this site but.......





....Los Angeles does a brilliant job every time it hosts the Olympics.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Mid Atlantic USA
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I know it's a sacrilege to mention anything remotely nice about this city on this site but.......





....Los Angeles does a brilliant job every time it hosts the Olympics.

I agree with you. LA did a world class job compared to Atlanta. Atlanta never should have gotten those Olympics. A rather second rate city imo.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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For the summer--> Chicago is a logical choice because it already has a lot of infrastructure to host the Olympics, but I wouldn't mind seeing Miami put a bid in. Florida is already huge with foreigners, so that is a huge plus.

Winter--> Denver and Lake Tahoe are obvious choices...I think Portland would be an interesting location.
Portland is too warm in the winter time to host a winter Olympics. It would be a repeat of Vancouver's soggy Olympics, probably even worse.
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Old 08-13-2012, 11:23 PM
 
Location: Littleton, CO
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Yes I do think Reno/Lake Tahoe would be great for the Winter Olympics though I'm sure if they have the venues for hockey or ice skating. It will be beautiful to have them around Lake Tahoe which also has lots of skiing in the area, though that is very close to Salt Lake City which already had them.

Colorado would be great. THey can do hockey and the other indoor events in Colorado Springs (where the U.S. Olympic training center is based) or Denver with the skiing events in Aspen, Breckenridge, or Vail. I'm actually surprised Colorado hasn't hosted the Winter olympics before. For other winter cities, I think perhaps they can potentially do Pittsburgh with skiing in nearby parts of Pennsylvania and also West Virginia. Lake Placid in the Appalachians did hold them twice so it doesn't have to be towering mountains like Utah's.
Denver was awarded the 1976 Winter Olympics, but voters in Colorado rejected the use of any public funds to run them. The Olympics were given back to the IOC which then awarded them to Innsbruck, Austria.

Denver is considering making a bid for 2022 or 2026 (depending on the USOC's timelines). Awarding Denver the games 50 years after they gave them back would be somewhat symbolic.

The games in Denver would be quite spread out, but Denver has some of the best/numerous facilities to host, including:
- Sports Authority Field for Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
- Several ice rinks that hold 8,000+ spectators -- Pepsi Center, Denver Coliseum, First Data Center, Magness Arena (DU Campus), as well as World Arena (Colorado Spgs), and Budweiser Events Center (Loveland)
- Several World Class ski resorts: Winter Park (served by the railroad), Breckinridge, Copper Mountain, Keystone, Vail, Steamboat Springs -- all of which have hosted professional ski races.
- Ski Jump facilities at Steamboat Springs

A couple of facilities need to be built: Speed skating oval and Bobsled track.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Ohio, USA
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New Jersey
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Old 08-14-2012, 04:51 AM
 
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Indianapolis should host the Olympics! Our city is a heaven for jocks! B)
Indy has the facilities but it can't move the people around efficiently. Nor does it have the hotel rooms needed.
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
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Well for starters, the earliest we could have it is 2024. Second, the IOC has verbally expressed its interest in bringing it back to the US and expressed their disappointment at the absence of a US bid 2020. Third, if you guys want a big come back and want to impress the world after Atlanta, why do you keep suggesting second tier cities?
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Old 08-14-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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You think Austin is some cosmopolitan metropolis? I doubt anyone outside the US has even heard of Austin. Austin will never host the Olympics.

If the US makes a bid again, I think the most likely candidates will be Chicago, New York, and San Francisco. Houston might muscle its way in due to its oil wealth, but I think it would be a poor Olympic city.
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