2030 olympics


John Furlong, former president and CEO of the Vancouver Olympic Committee, ignited a firestorm of debate Thursday when he told the Vancouver Board of Trade that Vancouver should pitch for the 2030 Winter Olympics.

Comments are welcome while open. "Our report card is good, our reputation is good," Furlong said. He also said he would want a referendum for residents to vote on the idea if there was any thought of going ahead.

On the summer side, the IOC has named Paris to hold the 2024 games with Los Angeles up for 2028. Use of this Website assumes acceptance of Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy, Published Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:17AM PST, Last Updated Thursday, February 20, 2020 7:36PM PST, These are the schools that have reported possible COVID-19 exposures so far, Poll suggests most B.C. The city of Sapporo is the first to officially bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and became the early favorite after the Japanese Olympic Committee approved its candidate file late on Wednesday. Sapporo becomes early favourite for 2030 Winter Olympics with approved bid, Despite 2002 bribery scandal, Salt Lake City aims to host 2030 Winter Olympics, CBC's Journalistic Standards and Practices.

The intense bidding was blamed for driving up costs, tempting corruption, and led candidates to overspend and build white-elephant venues. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. Tricia Smith, president of the Canadian Olympic Committee, called Furlong's challenge "pretty inspiring. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. VANCOUVER -- The man at the helm of the organizing committee for Vancouver's 2010 Olympics has issued a challenge, calling for the city to officially bid for the 2030 Winter Games. We reserve the right to close comments at any time. John Furlong, former president and CEO of the Vancouver Olympic Committee, would like to see Vancouver launch a bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics. Ten years ago, Swanson was an organizer of the Poverty Olympics, which saw Downtown Eastside activists stage their own Games, complete with their own mascots: Itchy the bedbug, Chewy the rat and Creepy the cockroach.

"It's not just about hosting a games, it's about more than that.". City asks for feedback, B.C. The city of Sapporo is the first to officially bid for the 2030 Winter Olympics and becomes the early favorite after the Japanese Olympic Committee approved its candidate file late Wednesday. “I hope we don’t have to wait 10 years for that,” snapped Coun. “Oh my God.”. Beijing won in a close final vote against Almaty, Kazakhstan. Read more about cookies here.

Pseudonyms will no longer be permitted. ", In an interview with CTV News, he said, "In 2010 we had a vision. The new IOC procedure, which emphasizes a "rolling dialogue" with bidders, removes rank-and-file members from voting on candidates and leaves the decision with the IOC's leadership. Please try again. By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses. He acknowledged one of the biggest challenges for a future bid would be tackling housing affordability, though proposed that any new athlete's village that would be built would be part of a "housing solution.". "Whether it's Vancouver, whether it's Quebec, it needs to have vision of what we are going to do with this opportunity," Smith said. A media release issued on Thursday (October 15) … Under heavy criticism the IOC abandoned its old practice of awarding Olympics every two years, and seven years ahead of the games themselves.

The costs also drove away potential hosts, particularly traditional European winter venues. "Everyone needs to come to the table and say, 'This is something we want to do.'". The Host: Are bats the key to fighting coronaviruses? Furlong also cited a Research Co. poll, commissioned by CTV News, in which 60 per cent of British Columbians surveyed said they would definitely or probably support bidding again for the Winter Games.

This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Same answer, I think we should,” Furlong said in a speech based on an open letter dated for Saturday, the day of the Vancouver 2010 Celebration Festival at Jack Poole Plaza, the site of the Olympic Cauldron. A 2030 Olympics could lead to solutions to Vancouver's many "challenges" by uniting citizens under a shared vision, says John Furlong 2030 Olympic games 'worth exploring:' Richmond mayor. © 2020 Vancouver Sun, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. All rights reserved.

“I am regularly asked could we do it again?

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