Author Topic: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled  (Read 2240 times)

LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« on: 18 July, 2023, 07:44:28 am »
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2023-07-18/commonwealth-games-regional-victoria-scrapped-daniel-andrews/102613718

The price tag has become too big, so it is off.

Are these massive events a benefit to society or not? The legacy benefits of the 2012 London Olympics didn’t seem to continue for very long, certainly shorter than predicted.
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Jaded

  • The Codfather
  • Formerly known as Jaded
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #1 on: 18 July, 2023, 08:03:51 am »
It hasn’t been completely cancelled, Victoria have said they won’t host it.

It is simpler than it looks.

Cudzoziemiec

  • Ride adventurously and stop for a brew.
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #2 on: 18 July, 2023, 09:04:33 am »
Hasn't the Commonwealth got a cash-rich nation with a dodgy image it wants to whitewash? I think Kuwait used to be part of the Empire, maybe they could be persuaded to join?
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T42

  • Apprentice geezer
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #3 on: 18 July, 2023, 09:32:05 am »
Hell, they could probably buy title to the Commonwealth, along with a square metre of land in Scotland, for £3.50 into the right Tory kitty.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #4 on: 18 July, 2023, 12:39:53 pm »
Good luck finding somebody else to step in at this late stage.
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Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #5 on: 18 July, 2023, 12:43:18 pm »
perhaps a member of the HoL who may be a russian Oligarch (or have links to them) and is a good friend of a recent PM could assist

Kim

  • Timelord
    • Fediverse
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #6 on: 18 July, 2023, 12:47:39 pm »
I'm fairly sure the legacy of the 2022 Games consists of The Bull; some shrink-wrap (in a colour-scheme that won't degrade through years of exposure to pollution, because it looked like that when new) to hide the worst of the city centre brutalism; and a car park in Sutton Coldfield.

(Ha ha only serious.  I believe they also upgraded the facilities at Alexander stadium and the Sandwell Aquatics centre.)

rogerzilla

  • When n+1 gets out of hand
Re: 2026 Commonwealth Games cancelled
« Reply #7 on: 02 August, 2023, 08:45:25 am »
To quote one of the Stoneybridge councillors after their failed Olympic bid:

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What about the Commonwealth Games?  They're crap.
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LittleWheelsandBig

  • Whimsy Rider
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