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    Amazing!!!

    Build it and they will come - the maintenance and demolition bills that is.



    What’s the value of hosting the Olympic Games?


    “The research shows the benefits of hosting the Olympics have been vastly overstated, and if the Olympics are going to continue, it's the intangible benefits related to nation-building and cultural identities that will have to justify moving forward with the Games,” said Stacy Lorenz, sports historian at the U of A’s Augustana campus. ...”

    “It is the billions spent on venues, championed before the Games as legacy investments, that often become symbols of Olympic decadence and waste afterward. South Korea built a US$109-million stadium for the Games, which will have been used just four times, only to ...”

    https://www.folio.ca/whats-the-value...olympic-games/
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    Maybe now we can concentrate on bread and butter issues and get some pipelines built, WCS is heavily discounted at the moment. Pipelines would benefit all Albertans and the rest of Canada.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K364 View Post
    I'm surprised that they weren't seduced by this. And Calgarians definitely have an ego about their precious "World Class" city. There must have been some airing of the debt/taxes situation.
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    "•Thousands of kids have learned to play, compete and be healthy as a result of our 1988 legacy venues and we want this for the next generation; over 1.2 Million visitors at WINSPORT each year;"

    So, in cities without Olympic legacy venues, kids don't learn to play, compete, or be healthy??

    There are a few enticing prospects on that website's list, but the sentence above really doesn't make a lot of sense.

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    Commentary from Don Braid of the Calgary Herald. I thought he was supposed to be some kind of free enterprise prophet. I guess not so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by K364 View Post
    I'm surprised that they weren't seduced by this. And Calgarians definitely have an ego about their precious "World Class" city. There must have been some airing of the debt/taxes situation.
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    "•Thousands of kids have learned to play, compete and be healthy as a result of our 1988 legacy venues and we want this for the next generation; over 1.2 Million visitors at WINSPORT each year;"

    So, in cities without Olympic legacy venues, kids don't learn to play, compete, or be healthy??

    There are a few enticing prospects on that website's list, but the sentence above really doesn't make a lot of sense.
    as far as i understand it, the very "attractiveness" of their bid was supposedly based on the fact they wouldn't need any new facilities...

    if that's the case, then don't those "future thousands of kids" already have the very same legacy venues in and on which to learn without the 2026 olympics as they would have with the 2026 olympics?
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    Except for the feildhouse which they can build for a lot less than hosting the Olympics

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    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
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    The number of cities that are bidding for the Olympics these days continues to decline, and for good reason. I love watching the Games –– despite their disappointing coddling of Russian cheaters –– but the cost is revolting.

    It's a weird day to be on the same side as Sean Chu, but here we are, I guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by overoceans View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
    Nor was the yes movement concerned that the Olympics would impact homeowners there by increase over and above budget rates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kcantor View Post
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    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
    Funny that Edmonton has no objections to federal and provincial dollars for our pet projects either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by envaneo View Post
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    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
    Nor was the yes movement concerned that the Olympics would impact homeowners there by increase over and above budget rates.
    The homeowners sorted that out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kkozoriz View Post
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    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
    Funny that Edmonton has no objections to federal and provincial dollars for our pet projects either.
    Would that have been the Portrait gallery or the Worlds fair bid.

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    ^ Both of which were killed by Stephen Harper and his puppet Rona Ambrose
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krokwalk View Post
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    Even better a rub it in on Calgary if we put a Olympic bid got it and used Calgary's ski jump facilities.
    Though if Edmonton gloats too much about that, we might find Calgary reluctant to allow usage of the facilities.
    funny that - they weren’t reluctant to pursue their use of our federal and provincial tax dollars...
    Funny that Edmonton has no objections to federal and provincial dollars for our pet projects either.
    Would that have been the Portrait gallery or the Worlds fair bid.
    i have a bit of knowledge on both of those...

    on the portrait gallery there was not much local or provincial support to counter the resistance to having any federal institutions locate outside the national capital region.

    on the expo bid, there were some fatal flaws in some of the decisions made locally that would likely have doomed the bid being successful and ottawa’s decision - cloaked under the “cost of security” blanket - was likely as much not to support a losing bid as it was not to support any bid.
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    Don Braid, a few days ago...

    "She actually did that twice. It was an under-reaction. She was entitled to slap her knee and howl.

    The premier was answering questions about Calgary council’s bizarre attempt to keep leftover Olympic money already paid by Ottawa and the province, and also get cash promised for the actual Games.

    To add to the zaniness, there had been doomed background buzz about a Olympic rescue effort involving . . . Edmonton.

    First up at Monday’s meeting, council voted to wind up BidCo.

    Then Nenshi said Calgary should get to keep the $10.5 million from Ottawa and $10 million from the province.

    That was nervy enough. But immediately after, council voted to approve Nenshi asking both governments for much of the $2.1 billion promised for the actual Games."

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    Nenshi has lost the plot!
    Then the rumors Edmonton might want it.. no , we don't!

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