Thursday, October 1, 2009

Handicapping the 2016 Olympic Bids

International Olympic Committee will begin hearing presentations from four cities vying to host the Summer Olympics in 2016 on Friday at 8:50 pm in Copenhagen (2:50 pm EST). City will make every 45 minutes to view the members of the International Olympic Committee, with another 15 minutes for questions and answers. Chicago, which has the support of President Barack Obama will present its case first. Needless to Tokyo, followed by Rio de Janeiro and Madrid.Here is an overview of the four host the Olympic Games - marked packages to the host committee - that members of the International Olympic Committee will choose on Friday. Communications is expected around 6:30 am in Copenhagen, 12:30 am Eastern.

Under the slogan: "Let friendship's Shoes

Highlights: the shore of Lake Michigan and the old parks will provide a natural environment, with the exciting prospect of the city as the background. Many sites in or near the city center, within walking distance from the city center. Obama, who lives in Chicago for a long time, is a high-level supporter of the attempt. Granting Park, site of the presidential acceptance speech will be the main gathering place.

How compact is the plan? Eighty-five percent of the races will be within five miles from the city center. Lake in the Olympic Village will carry 90% of the athletes in 15 minutes - ride on competitors sites.

Major sites: the five new facilities will be built, including at the Olympic Stadium in Athens with high-coating technology that would double as a giant screen projection.

Dates: July 22, and August (7); Olympics held 17-28 أغسطس


Under the slogan: "Games with a human touch."

Madrid is a strong competition to host the Olympic Games in 2012. In 2016, and enthusiasts of the officials try to call this Olympic event. The event will take place in two main areas: The main area that will include the Olympic Stadium and the river, which is part of the river, which will be reclaimed for public use. Madrid is the time and promote a culture as a point of sale, together with the technical aspects of the presentation of its plan.

How compact is the plan? Eighty-five percent of the seats will be within 6.2 miles from the city center, will be 70% within 15 minutes drive from the Olympic Village.

Key points: The Olympic Stadium is already part of it. Madrid runway, which was built in 1994, will serve as the stadium after renovation.

Dates: 5-21 August; Paralympic Games held in September. 9-20
Rio de Janeiro

Under the slogan: "Live your passion"

Highlights: How to host the Olympic Games in South America, and the city is to enhance the natural beauty, but also its ability to host major sporting events. Pan-American Games in 2007 The there, but more importantly will be the 2014 World Cup organizers say the World Cup to ensure that infrastructure projects and improvements will be ready in 2016.

How compact is the plan? Athletes will be able to access to nearly half of competition sites in less than 10 minutes, and 73 per cent of them aged under 25 minutes.

Key points: that some settings will not unmistakably Brazilian. It will be played beach volleyball on Copacabana Beach. In the sport of rowing and canoeing / kayaking will be the famous statue of Christ the Savior.

Dates: 5-21 August; Paralympic Games held in September. 7-18

Under the slogan: "Games in the heart of urban life"

Highlights: tightly knit groups, many of the sites that will be deployed in the middle, with a focus on rebuilding the coast of Tokyo Bay. Olympic Village will be on the water. The city boasts one of the most effective means of public transport in the world. Last June, the first place in the technical evaluation of the International Olympic Committee. Try the official site has a review of this excellent offer.

How compact is the plan? Ninety-seven percent of the seats will be within five miles of the ring around the city, and will be 70% within 10 minutes from the Olympic Village.

Key places: several sites in the Tokyo Olympics in 1964 will be re-used, with an emphasis on the connection between past and future Olympic and legacy important to the IOC and the Olympic Stadium, the waterfront which will be held on a piece of reclaimed from the coastline of Tokyo Bay.

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