to get To Åre feels every time more and more like coming home.
What things cost. Hairstyles. The way people talk and behave. Märkeshetsen. It is the splash of the city in the middle of the mountains.
but we have no mountain that rises 1420 meters above sea level in the capital. It is, therefore, Åre and Stockholm is not starts the alpine ski world CHAMPIONSHIPS on Tuesday, and it is, therefore, Åre is a nyckelplats in Stockholm's OLYMPIC bid.
as a DN columnist when I in the beginning of 2004, wrote that Stockholm should seek the winter OLYMPICS together with Åre. Now, the idea is close to reality.
It is twelve years ago Åre had his last world CUP. It is just seven years it can run OS-competitions on the slopes.
And it is only four months before it determined was OS 2026 should go. Sweden will now have a perfect, last chance to show what they can do as the organizer,
in Addition to the objections when it comes to the builds and the budget – which I will – it is another thing that makes me very skeptical of Åre as part of the OS:
the Weather. The infamous, capricious Åre-the weather.
Yes, I know. All alpine event organizers are accustomed to move and shoot forward contests but Åre is special. 2007, world CHAMPIONSHIPS a kaosstart.
for half the ship shall close and press down all the skiers in the lift system and create gigantic queues. We like sightseeing here, it can be there. We know that it is like buying a lottery ticket when you pay for an expensive lift pass.
For an alpine event organizer can bad weather do to the orbits of the cut so that they end up being too short.
that is Why I am sure that the people behind the Alpine world CUP and the Stockholm OLYMPIC bid right now with the manic thumbs attacking every weather app there is.
a Bad world CUP-the weather would not alone be able to quench the Stockholm OLYMPIC dreams, but it would hardly hurt down in Milan.
Right now, the weather gods appear to be with the people who should have the world CUP and want to have OS.
rolled out in the mountains three hours late (you have to be satisfied with) the clouds just rolled away.
Inside at the accreditation I meet Anja ”Three gold” Pärson, who made the world CUP to its last championship was here and at the square, I hold on to run on the SOK-base Mats Årjes.
once he was president, and other ruling at the Skistar acid to I squared the sting when you pay the full price for the ski passes, but many lifts are at a standstill.
this Monday, it went most. There was no wind, no lines. Just vykortsvy from the top and perfect snow all the way down. Åre was a seductive reminder of why I despite the many disappointments still can fall in love with the place.
Forecasts for the first rally week is promising but I don't go on the simple deception. Knarkar you väderappar know that stuff like that is not to be trusted. You take it one day at a time.
where the chronicle 15 years ago remained unchanged in favour of the winter OLYMPICS in Stockholm. This is not to say that I buy everything in Sweden's current application.
One reason that Sweden is a good OS-the host is a person who Christer Wohlin. If the OS really is to be amended, the games go in countries where the critics are heard and taken seriously.
I agree with idrottsprofilen Wohlin about the parts of the criticism he expressed in DN. Otherwise we totally disagree on.
The big difference is that he does not like the OS phenomenon.
I do. I like the whole idea of people from all corners of the sports meet, compete and put differences of opinion aside for a couple of weeks.
I have often criticized the fact that the OLYMPICS used as a political propagandaplats but if the latest games on the seriousness, get North and south Korea to move closer to each other thinking I'm not whining.
Wohlin says that the lack of applications shows that the OS is an outdated thought. The thing is that he then criticizes the OS model that has been. The expensive and undemocratic. The one that is going away.
is precisely what makes the International olympic committee want to do about the OS. The games to be compressed and become possible for more countries to have. It is what makes the that Stockholm, with its scattered playing fields can even be in the news.
the Future of the OS – which will be created under the banner of Agenda 2020 – should be cheaper and not consist of a lot of buildings that are then not used.
Therefore, I believe that Stockholm wins the OLYMPIC qualifier, despite the fact that I really don't like the Swedish model.
If Stockholm wins, it becomes a smarter and economically more sensible OS than the one I once suggested. The downside is that there is less of it as it is best to be on an OS, the proximity to a variety of stars and blueberries in many different sports.
the Stockholm OLYMPIC plans is a lot of the world CUP spread out in Jämtland, Dalarna, Stockholm and Latvia. To hear SOK-höjdaren Peter Reinebo push up a link between Stockholm and Sigulda is the most comic of the Stockholm OLYMPIC propaganda.
the OLYMPIC games in Stockholm would be harmful to the community. I think just the opposite.
In the OS-thought I launched in 2004 it had built a lot in the Stockholm area. Now it is only a skridskooval and a ski resort. It is just to check on how many who traveled to alpine ski boot and ski in and around Stockholm the last few weeks to see that the need among width and exercisers.
there is Nothing to suggest that it would be built more for the community if Sweden does not get the OLYMPICS.
However, all know that there are few that are as populist as a politician. If Sweden gets the games, you can give your f-n on to a lot of politicians coming out as idrottskramare. There would be an increased focus on the sport in many contexts.
with the Stockholm OLYMPIC plans is that no one knows how the Agenda 2020 hold true in reality. The agenda has never been tested and it has never held a so staggered the winter OLYMPICS as the Sweden plan.
in Addition, there are some uncertainties surrounding the construction of a skridskooval in Järfälla and the ski resort in the municipality of Botkyrka.
I'm most hesitant about is still the domestic revenues from sponsors and tickets. Where has the Swedish mästerskapsarrangörer through the years been both brilliant and lallare when it comes to choosing the right calculations.
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