Trouble Ahead for the 2022 Olympics

After all the #Sochifails we experienced last season, it seems as if things were going to quiet down. The new season is starting, the next Olympics are in a country with no major figure skating podium contender (aka less home ice advantage bias) and a fresh start sounds welcome after the horror that was the ladies event in Sochi. And then, John Oliver brought this to my attention.

Apparently no one really wants to host the 2022 Winter Olympics. Except for Beijing and a resort Kazakhstan? Are there even mountains nearby for ski events in Beijing? Or is the Communist government going to build one just for the Olympics? Though honestly, if John Oliver was going to talk about human rights violations for both these contenders, seriously, if Russia can host its Olympics and get away with all its violations, I’m pretty sure China and Kazakhstan can too. I really hope that we do get a good Olympics in 2022. The Winter Olympics need some love.

What are your thoughts on the two remaining contenders? I’ll also put up a poll. Are there other cities you think should host the Olympics?

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mal
    Oct 22, 2014 @ 11:21:42

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Medeo
    Maybe China would be more secure choice but Kazakhstan for the first time would be interesting.

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  2. Trackback: Beijing to Host 2022 Winter Olympics | The Rinkside Cafe

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