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Sapporo expected to announce cost cuts to land 2030 Winter Olympics


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Expected announcements.

Hurry up and wait.

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Announce cost cuts to get the games and then add back on and MORE after winning the bid.....

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I see what did there, Sapporo. Tokyo originally did the same. So announce they can do it for a couple of billion, then jack it up to several times that once the games are secured. Oldest trick in the book.

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Japan really loves getting Betch Slapped doesn't it? Did they not forget Bach's Bossy orders to Suga during the Tokyo Olympics and how he said come hell or high water they were going to hold them?? Why would they even consider holding the Olympics again?

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Condemned to repeat history...

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I hope Sapporo wins the bid. It would be great to see winter games in Hokkaido again. Go Japan !

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What is with the East Asian perverse obsession with hosting this discredited and corrupt circus? Just endless taxpayers money down the drain.

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What those of you who keep criticising the IOC fail to understand is that they distribute $3.5 million each day to sporting organisations, around the world. Those who benefit most from this money are poor countries. That's why they had to hold the games. I acknowledge that there are other means of financing sports, but the Olympics is a global party that people love watching, everywhere.

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They also line their pockets and live a lavish lifestyle that most of us could never dream of. Like Bach’s stay at the President’s Suite at the Okura Hotel during the Tokyo Games that cost in the neighborhood of 100,000 dollars.

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You cannot use existing facilities that do not exist.

There is no bobsleigh track.

There is no ski resort on Hokkaido big enough for an FIS downhill or super G.

There is probably no cross country skiing facility with a short loopy track that goes past grandstands. You can't have spectators on the course any more.

Tokyo was enough of a train wreck. The lesson must be learned and this must be stopped.

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Host cities are now picked by the IOC leadership

IOC leadership must have been upset that some rank-and-file IOC members were getting their palms greased, so decided to do it themselves so that only IOC leaders will get their palms greased...

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Why is the photo monocromatic ?

Did the Japanese self defense not have access to color photography back in 1972.

Uniforms look a mixture of Chinese and USA military.

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"The city of Sapporo is set to announce what it says will be a reduction in costs that will make it an attractive venue for the 2030 Winter Olympics."

Hogwash. Meanwhile, Tokyo is still refusing to list the official costs and breakdown of hosting 2020 (2021), which they also vowed would be cost effective and compact. And before anyone tries to defend the AT LEAST four-fold cost by pointing out Covid it was, a) way higher than budgeted LONG before Covid-19, and b) Tokyo chose to carry on the Games despite the outbreak anyway. Back to Sapporo, though, there is no way they will actually meet a budget they propose.

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Back to Sapporo, though, there is no way they will actually meet a budget they propose.


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Idiots learn nothing. IOC bullies the country and they come back for more.

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