OT: Do the Sochi Olympics show the IOC is open to warm Winter Olympic hosts?
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04-01-2013, 12:15 PM
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Viability of the location/country aside that's kind of why I think a Winter Olympics could work in the Southern Hemisphere...but I know there's a lot of hardcore enthusiasts that spend our winters in North America at our ski hills then to keep going head to the southern hemisphere ski resorts during our summers.
Ya thats for sure. Whistler, Fernie, Banff, you name it every other accent's Australian. South America & DownUnder in Koala Kountry during their ski season's & our summers, more than just a few Canadians, Americans, Brits etc. Now, though you could stage a Winter Olympics during the Northern Hemispheres summer months in a place like Australia/NZ or South America, the vast majority of nations competing situated above the equator, I dont know that but for maybe a one-off novelty it would be of much interest to broadcasters & or sponsors, and thats what its all about really. Youve got time zone considerations, live to on air at like 3am in July, doubt very much someone in Chicago or Munich is going to be up watching that in the middle of the summer.
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