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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #30 on: August 02, 2012, 03:53:35 PM »
Honestly, I don't see how any city could justify the expense of hosting the thing in this economy. Why got the next one? Those middle east cities got all that oil money, let them do the next few.

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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #31 on: August 02, 2012, 07:34:35 PM »
Honestly, I don't see how any city could justify the expense of hosting the thing in this economy. Why got the next one? Those middle east cities got all that oil money, let them do the next few.

There are a lot of benefits derived from hosting the Olympics. If I'm not mistaken  some of the Atlanta HBCUs reaped some.  A lot of money gets pumped into the city which they ordinarily wouldn't get.
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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #32 on: August 02, 2012, 08:08:48 PM »
Honestly, I don't see how any city could justify the expense of hosting the thing in this economy. Why got the next one? Those middle east cities got all that oil money, let them do the next few.

There are a lot of benefits derived from hosting the Olympics. If I'm not mistaken  some of the Atlanta HBCUs reaped some.  A lot of money gets pumped into the city which they ordinarily wouldn't get.

This is true.  From the '96 games, CAU, MBC, and Morehouse all benefitted with new athletic facilities.  GA Tech got a new aquatic center and the Olympic village went to GA State who uses it as student housing.
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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #33 on: August 03, 2012, 12:03:33 AM »
Didn't those games cost Atlanta and Georgia a lot of money that took years to recoup? It seems I remember reading that someplace.

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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #34 on: August 03, 2012, 03:21:05 PM »
Didn't those games cost Atlanta and Georgia a lot of money that took years to recoup? It seems I remember reading that someplace.

Yes but that was only because of their poor planning.  :shrug: However, the economic impact the Olympics has on a city is large.  A lot of money spent.  Your city is really put on the world map.  :shrug:
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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #35 on: August 03, 2012, 06:22:57 PM »
Just have the games at Anchorage.  No heat problem.  No night traffic problem either.  They could add fishing that year.   
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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #36 on: August 04, 2012, 05:12:47 PM »
Honestly, I don't see how any city could justify the expense of hosting the thing in this economy. Why got the next one? Those middle east cities got all that oil money, let them do the next few.

There are a lot of benefits derived from hosting the Olympics. If I'm not mistaken  some of the Atlanta HBCUs reaped some.  A lot of money gets pumped into the city which they ordinarily wouldn't get.

This is true.  From the '96 games, CAU, MBC, and Morehouse all benefitted with new athletic facilities.  GA Tech got a new aquatic center and the Olympic village went to GA State who uses it as student housing.

This is what they built in Atlanta for the HBCUs

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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #37 on: August 04, 2012, 05:34:34 PM »
Los Angeles
Included no tax payer money.
The California investor found a way to meld public money with corporate sponsors to put on the games in a way that actually made money — more than $100 million — for Los Angeles, the host city.


Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum – opening/closing ceremonies, athletics
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena – boxing
Dodger Stadium – baseball
Pauley Pavilion, University of California, Los Angeles – gymnastics
Eagle's Nest Arena, California State University, Los Angeles – judo
Olympic (McDonald's) Swim Stadium, University of Southern California – swimming, diving, synchronized swimming
Olympic Village (athlete housing), University of Southern California
Los Angeles Tennis Center, University of California, Los Angeles – tennis
Athletes Village, University of California, Los Angeles
Albert Gersten Pavilion, Loyola Marymount University, Westchester, California – weightlifting
Streets of Los Angeles – athletics (marathon)

Outside of the city of Los Angeles
El Dorado Park, Long Beach, California – archery
The Forum, Inglewood, California – basketball
Lake Casitas, Ventura County, California – canoeing, rowing
Olympic (7-Eleven) Velodrome, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, California – cycling (track)
Mission Viejo, Orange County, California – cycling (individual road race)
Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, California – equestrian
Fairbanks Ranch Country Club, Rancho Santa Fe, California, California – equestrian sports (eventing endurance)
Long Beach Convention Center, Long Beach, California – fencing
Rose Bowl, Pasadena, California – football (final)
Titan Gymnasium, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, California – handball
Weingart Stadium, East Los Angeles College, Monterey Park, California – field hockey
Coto de Caza, Orange County, California – modern pentathlon (fencing, riding, running, shooting)
Olympic Shooting Range, Prado Recreational Area, Chino, California – shooting
Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California – volleyball
Raleigh Runnels Memorial Pool, Pepperdine University, Malibu, California – water polo
Anaheim Convention Center, Anaheim, California – wrestling
Long Beach Shoreline Marina, Long Beach, California – sailing
Artesia Freeway – cycling (road team time trial)
Heritage Park Aquatic Center – modern pentathlon (swimming)
Santa Monica College – athletics (marathon start)
Santa Monica, California – athletics (marathon)

Other locations in the United States
Harvard Stadium, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts – association football preliminaries
Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland – association football preliminaries
Stanford Stadium, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California – association football preliminaries



Atlanta
The 1996 Olympics followed the financial model established by the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles. The cost to stage the Games was $1.8 billion. U.S. Government funds were used for security, and around $500 Million of taxpayer money was used on the physical infrastructure including streetscaping, road improvements, Centennial Olympic Park, expansion of airport, improvements in public transportation, and redevelopment of public housing projects but neither paid for the actual Games and the new Venues themselves. To pay for the games, Atlanta relied on commercial sponsorship and ticket sales, resulting in a profit of $10 million.

Events of the 1996 Games were held in a variety of areas. A number were held within the Olympic Ring, a 3 mile circle from the center of Atlanta. Others were held at Stone Mountain, about 20 miles outside of the city. To broaden ticket sales, other events, such as soccer, occurred in various cities in the Southeast.

Alexander Memorial Coliseum – Boxing
Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium – Baseball
Centennial Olympic Stadium – Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Athletics
Citrus Bowl (Orlando, Florida) – Soccer
Clayton County International Park (Jonesboro, Georgia) – Beach Volleyball
Forbes Arena Morehouse College – Basketball
Georgia Dome – Basketball (final), Gymnastics (artistic), Handball (men's final)
Georgia International Horse Park (Conyers, Georgia) – Cycling (mountain), Equestrian, Modern pentathlon (riding, running)
Georgia State University Sports Arena – Badminton
Georgia Tech Aquatic Center – Diving, Modern pentathlon (swimming), Swimming, Synchronized Swimming, Water Polo
Georgia World Congress Center – Fencing, Handball, Judo, Modern pentathlon (fencing, shooting), Table Tennis, Weightlifting, Wrestling
Golden Park (Columbus, Georgia) – Softball
Herndon Stadium Morris Brown College – Field hockey (final)
Lake Lanier (Gainesville, Georgia) – Canoeing (sprint), Rowing
Legion Field (Birmingham, Alabama) – Soccer
Miami Orange Bowl (Miami, Florida) – Soccer
Omni Coliseum – Volleyball (indoor final)
Ocoee Whitewater Center (Polk County, Tennessee) – Canoeing (slalom)
Panther Stadium Clark Atlanta University– Field hockey
RFK Stadium (Washington, D.C.) – Soccer
Stone Mountain Tennis Center (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Tennis
Stone Mountain Park Archery Center (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Archery
Stone Mountain Park Velodrome (Stone Mountain, Georgia) – Cycling (track)
Sanford Stadium UGA (Athens, Georgia) – Soccer (final)
Stegeman Coliseum UGA (Athens, Georgia) – Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball (indoor)
Wassaw Sound (Savannah, Georgia) – Sailing
Wolf Creek Shooting Complex – Shooting


Beijing
Beijing's cost to host the 2008 games was $43 Billion.

London
The London games are said to cost $19 Billion.
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Re: Which American City Could Host 2020 Olympics?
« Reply #38 on: August 04, 2012, 09:22:44 PM »
^^^No venue dough either...

Poor, broke and on welfare. Is that what you are saying?

Actually London has used the Olympics to update facilites and renovate a depressed area.
Talking about Orlando. It was all they could do to find money to upgrade the Citrus Bowl.

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