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Gialmere
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March 23rd, 2019 at 2:44:27 PM permalink
The poll question is: Do you think Vegas will ever host the Summer Olympics?

This LV Review-Journal article discusses the possibilities.

It seems a long shot, but the Olympics ain't the big deal it used to be. Plus there are few cities in the world with both the venues and revenues to host them. Vegas happens to be one of them, and with pro sports now embracing the city, who knows? Heh, heh. Imagine Caesars Palace doubling as the Olympic Village.

Here are some suggested venues....

Archery: Rio Secco Golf Club

Basketball: T-Mobile Arena

Baseball and softball: Las Vegas Ballpark

Beach volleyball: The Strip

Boxing: MGM Grand Garden

Climbing: The Strat

Cycling: Las Vegas Motor Speedway

Equestrian: Las Vegas Festival Grounds

Fencing: MSG Sphere at The Venetian

Field hockey: Cashman Field

Golf: Rio Secco Golf Club

Gymnastics: Las Vegas Convention Center

Judo: Las Vegas Convention Center

Karate: Las Vegas Convention Center

Modern pentathlon: TPC at Summerlin

Roller sports: Orleans Arena

Rowing: Lake Las Vegas

Rugby: Sam Boyd Stadium

Sailing: Lake Mead

Shooting: Earl E. Wilson Baseball Stadium

Soccer: Las Vegas Stadium

Surfing: Malibu, California*

Swimming and diving: The Mirage

Table tennis: Las Vegas Convention Center

Tennis: Mandalay Bay

Track and field: Las Vegas Stadium

Triathlon: The Strip

Volleyball: Cox Pavilion

*Note that they need an out-of-state ocean for some events. If no water is needed, however, what do you call a beach without an ocean?
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AZDuffman
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March 23rd, 2019 at 3:45:01 PM permalink
Any city that bids on the olympics is nuts. I was glad when living in NY the state lost a preliminary round and just as happy when Chicago lost its bid in the 2000s.

Just a way to lose money. Let some nation that needs the exposure lose money on them.
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ams288
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March 23rd, 2019 at 3:47:30 PM permalink
I feel like itís way too hot in Vegas in July/August for them to be able to safely hold some of the outdoor events.
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Boz
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March 23rd, 2019 at 4:01:18 PM permalink
As a kid growing up, I thought Bruce Jenner was the greatest athlete on Earth.

Then I saw him in the Village People movie ďCanít stop the musicĒ.

What ever happened to him anyways?
Ayecarumba
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March 23rd, 2019 at 4:22:25 PM permalink
Quote: Boz

As a kid growing up, I thought Bruce Jenner was the greatest athlete on Earth.

Then I saw him in the Village People movie ďCanít stop the musicĒ.

What ever happened to him anyways?



The Kardashians sucked the testosterone out of him and dumped his dried up corpse on Lee Majorís porch.
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SkittleCar1
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March 23rd, 2019 at 4:36:43 PM permalink
I live 30 minutes from Lake Placid NY. They have almost everything to host a winter Olympics again. Except places to put people. And you can't get there from here. That's all I have to add to the conversation.
tringlomane
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March 23rd, 2019 at 5:55:27 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

I feel like itís way too hot in Vegas in July/August for them to be able to safely hold some of the outdoor events.



They probably would consider moving the date. Sydney was September 15-October 1, 2000.
DRich
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March 23rd, 2019 at 9:04:43 PM permalink
Quote: Gialmere

The poll question is: Do you think Vegas will ever host the Summer Olympics?



Just about the same odds as they hold the winter Olympics.
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Keyser
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March 23rd, 2019 at 9:57:16 PM permalink
The Olympic committee would never allow it in a million years. The reason is because of the gambling allowed in LV.
RS
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March 23rd, 2019 at 10:15:05 PM permalink
Quote: Keyser

The Olympic committee would never allow it in a million years. The reason is because of the gambling allowed in LV.


They care too much about integrity to realize they could make a boatload if they paid off the right people. Smh

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