A stadium that seats 60,000+ people for starters. Rogers Centre would be inadequate for the Olympics and whatever mega-stadium we put up will have about zero value once the event is over. A velodrome? Montreal repurposed theirs years ago. I agree we need a few olympic-size pools in the GTA, but we really don't need to host the Olympics in order to build them.What infrastructure do we get that we won't need? We badly need sports infrastructure in the GTA. Instead of having our athletes travel the country or need to travel to other countries to train, they could train here. It's expensive, but I see it as agood investment for our future.
I'd also add that I don't believe we 'badly need' sports infrastructure in Toronto, anyway, except maybe arenas and soccer pitches. And, on the arenas front, municipalities are dealing with that at the appropriate level.What infrastructure do we need that an Olympics would provide? We wouldn't get training facilities out the event -- instead we'd get huge venues for audiences.
Fixed your post a bit. Olympic teams are restricted to 2 players on each team over a certain age (wich I think is 21).Well, I'll say this, if an Olympic bid results in the GTA getting our own version of the Overground and other rail links London's getting for 2012, then I can swallow that bitter pill. Aside from that, couldn't care less (aside from seeing under 21World Cup-level soccer).
AgreeeeeeeeedThe tragedy in Canada is that if we want better infrastructure and a decent transit network, olympics are the way. The summer games would guarantee use the DRL, easily eglinton to pearson, maybe Sheppard due to downview park and a new revitalized area of Toronto or just fast track Waterfront Toronto's projects
It would make a great stadium for the NFL team Rob Ford is going to get for us!A stadium that seats 60,000+ people for starters. Rogers Centre would be inadequate for the Olympics and whatever mega-stadium we put up will have about zero value once the event is over.
This would never happen for at least the 13 reasons I can think of off the top of my head.It would be cheaper and more effective (from a Global marketing perspective) to bid on and land the 2023 ICC World Cup of Cricket.
3rd largest sporting event in the world after the FA World Cup and the Olympics - and it can be accomplished with temporary stadiums...
Under-23, and the limit is 3 over-aged players. Some countries send their best U-23 players while others don't, which makes Olympic soccer even more watered down.Fixed your post a bit. Olympic teams are restricted to 2 players on each team over a certain age (wich I think is 21).
It was a requirement of FIFA to not water down the value of their own tournament which runs every 4 years.