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blowmeauburn
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After reading that article. I don't think Nola is that far fetched. We are close to hotel capacity. Would need an Olympic stadium and village. Probably a tennis stadium and aquatics arena. But you got tulanes new stadium. Superdome. Hornets arena. Baton Rouge.





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St Augustine
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NOLA in August is hot as hell and would likely rain on every single event.





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Bench McElroy
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I don't think Nola is that far fetched


Yes it is. Even if New Orleans does everything right and grows tremendously, they aren't getting the Olympics before NYC, Toronto and Chicago just to name a few North American cities. Also, the Olympics are usually rotated through each continent so North America always has to wait at least 12-16 years to host another Olympics. If New Orleans was a big city in a third-world country, they might get a shot but they have way too much competition in North America to ever host an Olympic games.






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bamafan425
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New Orleans was a big city in a third-world country


:inb4LAdoesntcount?:






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blowmeauburn
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Probably the biggest concern would be fear of a Hurricane.





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saintsfan22
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We definitely used a lot of different places for sure:

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 (Athens, Georgia) – Soccer (final)
Stegeman Coliseum (Athens, Georgia) – Gymnastics (rhythmic), Volleyball (indoor)
Wassaw Sound (Savannah, Georgia) – Sailing
Wolf Creek Shooting Complex – Shooting

There's probably only a couple places in NOLA and BR that could host anything. Maybe you could slip another thing in Shreveport. Everything else would have to be new or out of state.






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Wally Sparks
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According to the original New York Times article (LINK), NOLA wasn't on the list:

The cities that received the letter were Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Denver; Washington; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Indianapolis; Baltimore; Detroit; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Las Vegas; New York; Boston; Rochester; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Memphis; Nashville and Davidson County; Austin, Tex.; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio; and Seattle.






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blowmeauburn
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Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; Los Angeles; Sacramento; San Diego; San Francisco; Denver; Washington; Jacksonville, Fla.; Orlando, Fla.; Miami; Atlanta; Chicago; Indianapolis; Baltimore; Detroit; Minneapolis; St. Louis; Las Vegas; New York; Boston; Rochester; Charlotte, N.C.; Columbus, Ohio; Tulsa, Okla.; Portland, Ore.; Philadelphia; Pittsburgh; Memphis; Nashville and Davidson County; Austin, Tex.; Dallas; Houston; San Antonio; and Seattle


My preferences:

1.) A Texas city.
2.) San Diego


Side note, how the hell is Jacksonville on there and Nola not? Having lived in both cities, Jacksonville doesn't belong in the same conversation as Nola as far as hosting sporting events.






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saintsfan22
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Side note, how the hell is Jacksonville on there and Nola not?

Isn't J-ville huge, land-wise?






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Kafka
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I hope Jaxvl gets the Olympics

i mean, I really seriously do






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lsufan251875
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would likely rain on every single event.


Exactly.

New Orleans is one of the highest rainfall cities in the country.






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Kafka
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My preferences:

Jacksonville

Detroit

Rochester -- any Rochester, I don't care which one






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blowmeauburn
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Isn't J-ville huge, land-wise?


Yea, land wise I think its the biggest in the US. That being said, I doubt it's got the hotel space needed and it is far far far away from having the venues. I think they have a basketball arena, a triple A baseball park, and the dump where the Jags play.

Would be a serious fricking investment by the city/state to build up that area.

Plus no one in Jacksonville goes down town really, everyone lives at the beach. So i'm not sure what they would do with public transit and olympic village.






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Jefferson Davis
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Jacksonville, Tulsa, and Rochester?

The frick?






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Wally Sparks
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Detroit


They actually made serious bids back in the 50s and 60s and came close to getting them in 1968 (I think).






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Bench McElroy
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They actually made serious bids back in the 50s and 60s and came close to getting them in 1968 (I think).



Wasn't Detroit known as the "Paris of the Americas" once upon a time? How things have changed!






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blowmeauburn
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Jacksonville, Tulsa, and Rochester?

The frick?


I know, Nola is just as good if not better than 1/3 of that list.

I read up on the Dallas bid and they have a serious shot. I'm going to put my money on them getting the US backing.

Would redo the Cotton Bowl and make it Olympic Stadium and already have the Olympic Village planned. Then you got those excellent facilities already.






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Kafka
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Detroit
They actually made serious bids back in the 50s and 60s and came close to getting them in 1968 (I think)


The now-classic promo film Detroit: City on The Move (1965), was produced in an attempt to get the 1972 Olympics

But that was another Detroit...






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Jefferson Davis
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Detroit has tons of dilapidated neighborhoods and now-vacant land. Perfect places for new Olympic stadiums.

ETA: put the Silverdome to good use and outsource some events to brand new venues built on the former site of Buick City in Flint.



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