The Argentine Olympic Committee (COA) is considering lodging a bid for a future Olympic and Paralympic Games, as they continue preparations for hosting the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.
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There’s no water in the Athens swimming pool and the the Sarajevo bobsled track is overgrown.
How do they just let all of that go to shit?? Also like how it has 666 in the URL lmao
No defense for Sochi, and Athens took the Olympics when their economy was going down the toilet (another good IOC decision), but I do have to defend Sarajevo — their venues are abandoned and destroyed because of the Bosnian War. So I feel like those shouldn’t even be included in this slideshow, because bullet holes and bombs are very different than plain ol’ abandonment.
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From Around the Rings:The president of the surfing federation says a number of the hurdles to his sport’s inclusion in the Olympic program have been felled in the last few years.
International Surfing Association president Fernando Aguerre has a passion for the sport he has led since 1994, saying he surfs every morning outside his southern California home “before I brush my teeth.”
He believes his sport is as close to an Olympic berth as it has ever been and said attending the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing was about convincing IOC members of the feasibility of adding surfing to the Olympic program.
“A lot of the IOC members, I need to bring it to them to show them what it is that we can do and what we can do for the Olympic Movement,” said Aguerre, the co-founder of sandal maker Reef.
“Just like snowboard brought a complete new demographic and dynamic to the Winter Games, I’m very confident that surfing could do the same for the Summer Games. We are one of those ultimate youth sports.”
Technology has brought the dream closer to reality as advances in artificial wave machine technology have made the sport more accessible.
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