OT: Do the Sochi Olympics show the IOC is open to warm Winter Olympic hosts?
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03-30-2013, 03:44 PM
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They attempted a Pan Am winter games in Chile at one point... It was a disaster.
Ya, they did manage to pull off one event, 1990, Los Lenas' Argentina the host city, grand total of about 100 athletes competing including Canada & the US. Cancelled the following event planned for Chile' in 94. Was supposed to be an off calendar to the Olympics type dealeo, staged every 4yrs. First actually conceptualised & tabled in the early 50's. South America, Chile etc, they do indeed have some seriously nice ski areas up at elevation, a great many countries training there during the summer months but of course it can be "spotty" if not downright dangerous due to weather etc. Never mind the economic & political situations. Dangerous. You even look at someone the wrong way in certain parts you'll wind up like that kid in Midnight Express. Winter sports tend to be pretty expensive and therefore elitist enjoyed by the worlds wealthiest nations. Staging winter games in 3rd world countries not very cool, beyond impracticable.
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