Rome Citizens Stage Sit-In At Unfinished & Abandoned 2009 World Titles Pools

Michael Phelps set to go at Rome 2009 - Photo by Patrick B. Kraemer

News Round-Up: Rome citizens protest at site of unfinished Rome 2009 pools complex, anti-FIFA banners in the breeze; Hamburg puts 2024 Olympic plans on public display ahead of November referendum; and Katie Goldman retires

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News Round-Up: Rome citizens protest at site of unfinished Rome 2009 pools complex, anti-FIFA banners in the breeze; Hamburg puts 2024 Olympic plans on public display ahead of November referendum; and Katie Goldman retires

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Clive Rushton

The Park Tae-hwan section deserves its own post. Hidden as the third item of three it is too easy to miss.

Craig Lord

It will do, Clive, when a reasonable time has gone by for FINA to reply. I will give them the benefit of doubt – perhaps Yonyap got it wrong…

My Opinion

Just when we thought FINA couldn’t get any worse…

Craig Lord

The item in question is now on this file, no reply having been received from FINA after 9 hours, a full working day.
http://www.swimvortex.com/fina-told-park-tae-hwan-he-can-train-during-doping-ban-says-korean-media-report/

aswimfan

Hamburgers…:)

jman

looks like it would be horrible trying to get to that stadium

Craig Lord

jman, I think it would work quite well, with my knowledge of locked down zones in Olympic parks… it would be quite easy to handle human traffic flows… flows that are restricted greatly when you get so close to an Olympic Park. Existing structures and future plans also have transport factored in, with Parking all about in that harbour zone, which is used for shipping industry but also entertainment parks etc and well served by trams, other public transport and ferries. I can see how it might work well.

Torchbearer

And Rome is seriously thinking of bidding for the 2024 Games with this Aquatic Centre stench in the air?

Franco Bonavia

Graig, let me add on Rome 2024 possible bid for the Games. IOC selects applicant cities on three points. Amongst the first Rome cannot handle the high level of security needed. In April, Rome was devastated by less than a hundred Dutch hooligans before and after a Europa League match, for three days in a raw. Not to say the high level of insecurity felt by italians and tourists in everyday life. The second point is that residents fear (it is a certainty) the raising of taxes already beyond tolerance, which will not balance the city improvements and jobs with the Games. The third point is that the bid committee (and politicians in general) has proven beyond doubts lack of transparency and poor governance of Rome (and Italy). And last, the $150,000 U.S. for the bidding should be used to finish the Aquatic Centre. Thank you.

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