Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by Mightygoose » Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:12 pm

Last minute decision from Tory
http://m.thestar.com/#/article/news/cit ... inute.html

Cites not enough corporate support. Also lukewarm commitment from the Province. Plus being in a federal election doesn't help either.

If the report is true, I will tip my hat off to Mr. Tory for not moving forward. With the recent sucess of the Pan Am games recently, it can be easy to get caughg up in the emotion.

I don't think this one was winnable anyways. IOC will likely go to Europe. The city should try 2028 instead.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by ArgoT » Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:04 pm

Thank the baby Jesus.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by Earl » Mon Sep 14, 2015 10:15 pm

Smart move. Remember hearing the other day the city of Mississauga wasn't on board and that could have been a factor as well. I'm sure more people are pleased with this decision than otherwise.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by drummer_god » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:05 pm

Awesome news. Restoring a little faith in politics.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by Mr.Bungle » Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:38 pm

We all know that with a successful olmpic bid would have come a 90000 seat stadium and an NFL team.. Now the NFL in TO is truely dead.
Rogers has lost tens of million on the NFL, hundreds of millions on the Blow Jays, and are now losing billions on the NHL TV deal, yet refuse to get involved with the Argos, who will be profitable in just over 1 year. SCREW ROGERS!!
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by KevinRiley » Tue Sep 15, 2015 1:45 am

A Winter Olympics, yes. A Summer Spend fest, no. Thank God common sense prevailed.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by TravelPatB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:54 am

If Toronto is ever to get an Olympics it would be a summer one Kevin - we don't have any mountains nearby for any alpine events to be able to host winter games.

Glad they are not going for them though. The Pan Am Games were a success because the venues built for that were all needed, right sized for what would be needed and will be well-used moving forward. A summer Olympics would mean billions in larger, bigger, bolder, grander venues that would largely sit as white elephants after the games.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by TravelPatB » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:50 am

Good decision John Tory.

I believe that one day, Toronto will be a great venue for the Olympic Games. But not in 2024. Let’s use the energy, passion and enthusiasm we’ve been feeling since the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games into building transit, housing and infrastructure. I know we can and WILL achieve those things without an Olympic bid. We have important work to do to make sure ‪#‎Toronto‬ works for everyone and no one is left behind.

Toronto is capable of great things. Whatever we decide to bid for, we’ve got to do it right, be prepared and be convinced we can win.

In the meantime, we have important work to do to keep us the most liveable and one of the most admired cities in the world. Onwards!
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by KevinRiley » Tue Sep 15, 2015 11:02 am

KevinRiley wrote:A Winter Olympics, yes. A Summer Spend fest, no. Thank God common sense prevailed.

TravelPatB wrote:If Toronto is ever to get an Olympics it would be a summer one Kevin - we don't have any mountains nearby for any alpine events to be able to host winter games.

I meant for Canada as a whole. I have no interest in a Canadian Summer Games.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by gemwell » Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:29 pm

Well

The Lefties here in Toronto didn't get Alberta - Saskatchewan - Bad Boy oil win fall cash to build our Olympic games , my my my , Maybe Rogers has pull with the NFL for a buddy loan.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by kwikkyd » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:19 pm

Mr.Bungle wrote:We all know that with a successful olmpic bid would have come a 90000 seat stadium and an NFL team.. Now the NFL in TO is truely dead.


I truly hope so....finally
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by Earl » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:01 pm

I think the city of LA has a tad more chance of a loan from the NFL than a foreign city like Toronto. :wink:
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by -Hammer- » Tue Sep 15, 2015 10:11 pm

Rare good sports news out of Toronto. The cost of an Olympics is simply too higher for a country in a recession and with the kind of debt the Libs have wracked up in Ontario, this could have been a disaster.
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Re: Report: Toronto will not bid for 2024 Summer Olympics

by KevinRiley2 » Sun Apr 09, 2017 12:35 am

Looks like the 2024 Olympics will be awarded to either Paris or LA and the loser will get the 2028 Summer Games! :thup: Nice to see.

Assuming the 2024 Olympics go to Paris (and it looks that way), and 2028 go to L.A., 2032 will NOT be back in North America - 3032 will likely be in Africa or South America and 2036 back in Asia or Europe. So the odds of Toronto seeing a Summer Olympics, in my lifetime, drops from slim to almost none.

Wonderful!!!!
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