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2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 pm
by andynguyen
An Adelaide Olympic Games bid in 2036, if successful, will be game changing and life changing for many people in Adelaide and South Australia. It will transform Adelaide and South Australia in a way that's never been done before, for many generations to come. And 2036 is Adelaide and South Australia's bicentenary, and what better way to celebrate this sentimental occasion by hosting an Olympic Games!

Australia might host a third Olympics at some point. If that happens it will be the biggest sporting event Australia has ever seen. Adelaide can be, and should be, the next Australian city to host an Olympics. There are a number of features in Adelaide that really stand out that would make Adelaide a worthwhile candidate for an Olympic Games: a main stadium (Adelaide Oval) and several other venues close to the city centre, an airport close to the city centre, ease of access and our status as a festival city!

The Olympics are now trying to engage with young people. Therefore, an Adelaide Olympic Games will encourage more young people to stay in South Australia rather than moving interstate or overseas. An Olympics, in my opinion, is the best and ultimate way to sell Adelaide and South Australia's offerings to the rest of the world. This in turn, will lead to a much needed tourism boost for Adelaide and South Australia, as with many other Olympic host cities and regions, and could lead to new tourism infrastructure with a specific emphasis on capitalising on our region's strengths, attracting more young visitors and increasing hotel developments. All this will lead to more employment - that's more opportunities for South Australians including young people and those who have been made redundant!

As well as increasing our international recognition, an Olympics can be used to encourage investment in facilities and infrastructure. Both of this would ensure Adelaide can host more concerts, entertainment events and sporting events, many of which are popular with young people, and even more employment and enjoyment! This will add to our status as a festival city, and it will mean concert tours and a few sporting events don't bypass Adelaide too often!

We are not a big city, but the population of a city should not matter. As long as we have the facilities, infrastructure, finances and support, an Adelaide Olympic Games is possible! We can show the world how to host the "best Olympics ever" in a small and intimate city, that is, Adelaide!

The opportunity to host an Olympic Games does not come around often. Let's seize this opportunity! We have the Tour Down Under and the Australian International 3-Day equestrian event. We will have the Adelaide International tennis event from next year. And I think the next steps for Adelaide could be to bring back the Formula 1 Grand Prix, host an international golf tournament, play a significant part in future Australian bids for men's and women's soccer and rugby World Cups, and bid to host the world aquatics championships. This will better promote Adelaide beforehand which could eventually result in an Adelaide Olympic Games for 2036 that will bring even wider benefits!

I've set up a Facebook page dedicated to the bid, called "Adelaide for the 2036 Olympic Games", for more information hit up this link: https://www.facebook.com/adelaidegames

If you support the bid for an Adelaide Olympic Games, make sure to spread the word across! And for those who have Facebook, be sure to like and share the Facebook page too!

Let me know what you think of the vision for an Olympics in Adelaide here! And no matter what, let's hope that "the winner is Adelaide"!

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:22 am
by Nort
andynguyen wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:06 pm
An Adelaide Olympic Games bid in 2036, if successful, will be game changing and life changing for many people in Adelaide and South Australia. It will transform Adelaide and South Australia in a way that's never been done before, for many generations to come. And 2036 is Adelaide and South Australia's bicentenary, and what better way to celebrate this sentimental occasion by hosting an Olympic Games!

Australia might host a third Olympics at some point. If that happens it will be the biggest sporting event Australia has ever seen. Adelaide can be, and should be, the next Australian city to host an Olympics. There are a number of features in Adelaide that really stand out that would make Adelaide a worthwhile candidate for an Olympic Games: a main stadium (Adelaide Oval) and several other venues close to the city centre, an airport close to the city centre, ease of access and our status as a festival city!

The Olympics are now trying to engage with young people. Therefore, an Adelaide Olympic Games will encourage more young people to stay in South Australia rather than moving interstate or overseas. An Olympics, in my opinion, is the best and ultimate way to sell Adelaide and South Australia's offerings to the rest of the world. This in turn, will lead to a much needed tourism boost for Adelaide and South Australia, as with many other Olympic host cities and regions, and could lead to new tourism infrastructure with a specific emphasis on capitalising on our region's strengths, attracting more young visitors and increasing hotel developments. All this will lead to more employment - that's more opportunities for South Australians including young people and those who have been made redundant!

As well as increasing our international recognition, an Olympics can be used to encourage investment in facilities and infrastructure. Both of this would ensure Adelaide can host more concerts, entertainment events and sporting events, many of which are popular with young people, and even more employment and enjoyment! This will add to our status as a festival city, and it will mean concert tours and a few sporting events don't bypass Adelaide too often!

We are not a big city, but the population of a city should not matter. As long as we have the facilities, infrastructure, finances and support, an Adelaide Olympic Games is possible! We can show the world how to host the "best Olympics ever" in a small and intimate city, that is, Adelaide!

The opportunity to host an Olympic Games does not come around often. Let's seize this opportunity! We have the Tour Down Under and the Australian International 3-Day equestrian event. We will have the Adelaide International tennis event from next year. And I think the next steps for Adelaide could be to bring back the Formula 1 Grand Prix, host an international golf tournament, play a significant part in future Australian bids for men's and women's soccer and rugby World Cups, and bid to host the world aquatics championships. This will better promote Adelaide beforehand which could eventually result in an Adelaide Olympic Games for 2036 that will bring even wider benefits!

I've set up a Facebook page dedicated to the bid, called "Adelaide for the 2036 Olympic Games", for more information hit up this link: https://www.facebook.com/adelaidegames

If you support the bid for an Adelaide Olympic Games, make sure to spread the word across! And for those who have Facebook, be sure to like and share the Facebook page too!

Let me know what you think of the vision for an Olympics in Adelaide here! And no matter what, let's hope that "the winner is Adelaide"!
Adelaide is way too small for a modern Olympics. It would require levels of sporting infrastructure that we would never properly use after the games.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am
by Nathan
I personally think we should go for the Winter Olympics.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 am
by Nort
Nathan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am
I personally think we should go for the Winter Olympics.
The forecast for todays July day is a high of 16c, don't think we quite fit the requirements.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:15 am
by Nathan
Nort wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 am
Nathan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am
I personally think we should go for the Winter Olympics.
The forecast for todays July day is a high of 16c, don't think we quite fit the requirements.
Just re-open the ski slope at Mt Thebarton, and you're sorted.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:25 am
by Nort
Nathan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:15 am
Nort wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:10 am
Nathan wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:01 am
I personally think we should go for the Winter Olympics.
The forecast for todays July day is a high of 16c, don't think we quite fit the requirements.
Just re-open the ski slope at Mt Thebarton, and you're sorted.
I'm in.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 am
by SRW
Kudos for big thinking, but don't waste your energy on fantasy.

Australia is currently backing Brisbane for our 3rd Olympics (hoping for 2032), and I would expect Melbourne to get another go after then before any other city (by which point, it'll again be our largest city). Maybe next century Adelaide will be large enough (if the Games are even still running by then).

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:37 pm
by andynguyen
SRW wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 am
Kudos for big thinking, but don't waste your energy on fantasy.

Australia is currently backing Brisbane for our 3rd Olympics (hoping for 2032), and I would expect Melbourne to get another go after then before any other city (by which point, it'll again be our largest city). Maybe next century Adelaide will be large enough (if the Games are even still running by then).
Adelaide is still the best, low risk choice to be Australia's next Olympic host city!

(source: https://www.facebook.com/adelaidegames/ ... =3&theater)

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 am
by Nort
andynguyen wrote:
Thu Jul 04, 2019 3:37 pm
SRW wrote:
Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:34 am
Kudos for big thinking, but don't waste your energy on fantasy.

Australia is currently backing Brisbane for our 3rd Olympics (hoping for 2032), and I would expect Melbourne to get another go after then before any other city (by which point, it'll again be our largest city). Maybe next century Adelaide will be large enough (if the Games are even still running by then).
Adelaide is still the best, low risk choice to be Australia's next Olympic host city!

(source: https://www.facebook.com/adelaidegames/ ... =3&theater)
To make Adelaide Oval an Olympics suitable stadium would involve tearing it down and starting over.

Re: 2036 Olympic Games bid for Adelaide

Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:56 pm
by andynguyen
Nort wrote:
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:17 am
To make Adelaide Oval an Olympics suitable stadium would involve tearing it down and starting over.
Adelaide Oval will just need to extend or rebuild its Western Stand to increase the capacity to 60000 people, then it will be all ready to go for an Olympic Games. And given there are already a number of AFL games at Adelaide Oval every season that are sold out and the increase in Crows and Power membership numbers, the increase in the capacity of the Adelaide Oval would be needed at some point anyway.

Increasing the capacity of Adelaide Oval will make AFL games and other events at the oval accessible and affordable to even more people. And a successful Olympic Games bid for Adelaide for 2036 would be an incentive to making that happen!