Is anyone collecting books and litterature about the olympic games?
I would like to get in contact with you!
Possible competition will be from Beijing (China), Vancouver-Seattle
(Canada-US joint bid), Johannesburg (South Africa) and a handful of
European cities, (possibly from Scandinavia???)
I'd like to know more about what you are doing (and also what your "local
Hope I have been of help!
: I am trying to get our local region to bid for the 2004 Olympic games.
: Does anyone know what the rules are for bidding to host the games, and
: who we would be in competition with ?
The official bid city for South Africa is CAPE TOWN
better hurry entries are closing and 1997 is not far away ( deadline for IOC
: Possible competition will be from Beijing (China), Vancouver-Seattle
: (Canada-US joint bid), Johannesburg (South Africa) and a handful of
: European cities, (possibly from Scandinavia???)
Surely Istanbul are going to have another bash as their effort for the 2000
games was more of a practise run for another year than a serious bid.
Copenhagen is probably the most likely Scandinavian city as they thought
of bidding for the 2000 games but decided not to go ahead, as did
Casablanca - a possible African rival for Jo'burg.
As for British bids, I've not heard anything more than just rumours but
the Milton Keynes press was announcing the new city of MK might apply to hold
some events should London or Birmingham submit a bid!
Wrong, they are bidding for the 2008 U.S. bid. And they don't have a shot in
my opinion. No Olympic size track stadium and no place to put it is one
reason. Only one large indoor arena also, another one is definitely
needed but the Multiplex idea has yet to attract any financial interest.
The USOC will probably go with someplace like Minneapolis where they have
plenty of facilities and a history of bidding for the U.S. berth.
No U.S. city will host the Olympics for several decades after Atlanta (summer
Look for Capetown S.A. in 2004
Beijing, China 2008
Then in no particular order..Istanbul, somewhere in South America,
Eastern Europe, and Canada (Toronto or Vancouver)
My two cents worth.
We have recently had a 250m outdoor cement track built. This has gym, press
and all the usual facilities with a modern track. The proposal for the 2004
Games is that it would be refurbished. By this I mean the cement would be
uprooted and a wooden surface layed down. New stands would be built on the
opposite banking to link up with the current stadium. Then a roof would be
built ( being the only Velodrome in Africa ). A major plus was, at a recent
champs it rained and the mayor of Bellville ( where the track is ) seemed
pretty keen on getting a roof up especially since he was watching.
I have just started track and am still trying to get used to the swimming pool
walls on the bends and the g-forces on the bottom.