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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    When you have to truck in snow because your weather is too warm you are not a viable candidate for a winter games.
    Normally there is snow. Global warming ya know..
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    SLC did make sense.. it's a winter city. Sochi is one of the furthest south winter games held.
    No, it did not make sense considering the massive corruption scandal involved in that bid... Salt Lake bribed their way to getting the games and when they were found out.. did they lose the games? of course not. And here comes a great example of why I dont like this with FIFA going on in the US.

    2 were charged ... both acquitted and yet the evidence was there for a massive bribery scandal and that scandal cost the posts of a considerable number of IOC members and forced massive reforms in the IOC. But no one went to jail as far as I know.
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    No, read the fact that Europe was in entrenched in major issues in the early 20th century. Between WW1 and WW2. If FIFA was in another country during the Cold War, Soviet Union would have been banned.
    Why not Ireland? Or Sweden? Both were neutral... oh yea, banking and secrecy laws were no where near the standard of Switzerland.
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Normally there is snow. Global warming ya know..
    No, normally there is not much snow in Sochi. The average temperature in Sochi in the winter is 52F (hence the abundance of palm trees). The average temperature during the Winter Olympics was 51F.

    Also, weather is not climate.
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    5 or 6? I suppose.

    The U.S. could pick it up quick, but we don't have the goal-line tech set up here and that could take a while to get calibrated. We do, however, have the facilities. Brazil could theoretically host it again, since it's fresh off of last year's, as could South Africa, but there's zero chance of either happening. The UK and France could do it. Possibly Germany. That's it for 2018.
    fifa acted like a criminal organization. If there is no other venue? Drop the Cup. That will make the fans understand how bad it is to have governments and judiciary that allow corruption to go on and on and on.

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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    No, normally there is not much snow in Sochi. The average temperature in Sochi in the winter is 52F (hence the abundance of palm trees). The average temperature during the Winter Olympics was 51F.

    Also, weather is not climate.
    There should be snow way up in the mountains I would have thought. I was there in a hot late Summer, but in the hills it was chilly.

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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Why not Ireland? Or Sweden? Both were neutral... oh yea, banking and secrecy laws were no where near the standard of Switzerland.
    Geo-political issues. UK countries wouldn't sign off on Ireland. Sweden wasn't really neutral. Sweden had a pro-Germany policy until 1916. FIFA was broke post WW1. So of course banking and secrecy laws played a role but not a huge one for a broke org. Rather it was that French, German and Italy were the spoken languages that helped.
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    No, it did not make sense considering the massive corruption scandal involved in that bid... Salt Lake bribed their way to getting the games and when they were found out.. did they lose the games? of course not. And here comes a great example of why I dont like this with FIFA going on in the US.

    2 were charged ... both acquitted and yet the evidence was there for a massive bribery scandal and that scandal cost the posts of a considerable number of IOC members and forced massive reforms in the IOC. But no one went to jail as far as I know.
    Actually, geographically it made sense. It was North America's turn. It was gonna be SLC or Quebec. Yes, 2 were charged and yes bribery took place...

    US isn't just going after FIFA. This joint investigation with the Swiss authorities.
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    Re: Swiss Authorities to Investigate FIFA Over 2018 and 2022 World Cup Bids

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    US isn't just going after FIFA. This joint investigation with the Swiss authorities.
    Not exactly true... it is now.. it was not this morning.
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