Books about the olympics

Books about the olympics

Post by Hans J?rn N? » Mon, 24 Oct 1994 01:45:14


Is anyone collecting books and litterature about the olympic games?

I would like to get in contact with you!

Hans

 
 
 

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Post by Graeme Sticking » Mon, 07 Nov 1994 17:41:50

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 ?

 
 
 

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Post by Roy L » Tue, 08 Nov 1994 03:50:58

The organization you need to get in touch with is the British Olympic
Association. They will have information regarding this topic. First of
all, get the support of your local community and its leaders and provide
a united front. Your first official step is to bid to become your
country's official Olympic bid city (you'll probably have to go against
Manchester, since they might be bidding again). If you win that
competition, then your bid is submitted to the International Olympic
Committee for final consideration and if accepted, you are in the race to
become the host city.

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
region" is???).

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 ?

--
Roy Lee


 
 
 

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Post by David Cow » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 02:27:14

Quote:

>Possible competition will be from Beijing (China), Vancouver-Seattle
>(Canada-US joint bid), Johannesburg (South Africa) and a handful of

                                       ****************************

The official bid city for South Africa is CAPE TOWN

better hurry entries are closing and 1997 is not far away ( deadline for IOC
decision )

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by SJ BODDINGT » Wed, 09 Nov 1994 20:42:04

: 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!

 
 
 

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Post by Rick Kitch » Sat, 12 Nov 1994 09:15:44

Didn't Beijing say a while back, that they would withdraw their bid, if
South Africa bids?

--

"Gods don't like people not doing much work.  People who aren't busy all
the time might start to *think*.
--Terry Pratchett, "Small Gods"

 
 
 

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Post by Bryan Barne » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 12:38:14

: Boston Massachusetts, USA already has their organizing committee together
: and will be a leading contender for 2004.

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
that is.)
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.

Bryan Barnett

 
 
 

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Post by Ta » Tue, 15 Nov 1994 09:12:29

Boston Massachusetts, USA already has their organizing committee together
and will be a leading contender for 2004.
 
 
 

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Post by David Cow » Wed, 16 Nov 1994 18:41:09

Quote:


>Subject: Re: Olympics 2004
>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
>that is.)
>Look for Capetown S.A. in 2004

Being interested in the Olympics and a cyclists ( maybe I could.............. )

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.

Allez

Dave

 
 
 

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Post by YONB » Sat, 19 Nov 1994 11:25:11



I COLLECT COLLECT GAMES MATERIAL, INCLUDING PAPER.  LET ME KNOW WHAT BOOKS
AND PAPER YOU ARE LOOKING FOR.