|"You got my vote, this is sweet"|
|"Crap, which country gave me this bribe"|
|Not helping obtain votes.|
|"We need to cut your spending"|
So I propose a new method of selecting the host city for major sporting events (and apologises if you have read this before, it was a fb status of mine once) it is a two fold process.
Every city that wants to host the event sends a proposal to the relevant sporting organisation. The sporting organisation puts together a team of two that travels to all the cities to find out whether they have the infrastructure to host the event. i.e. Is their accommodation up to scratch?
|"Yeah, I am not sure this will sustain an extra 20,000 people for two weeks"|
|"Is it possible you could put on another couple of trains?"|
|"So where exactly is the media box?"|
Once the two man team gives the city the A-ok, they get put on the list of cities that can host the event.
|"Its all good"|
In the normal selection process once the cities have been selected to be voted for, they seem to be rather minor arguments for one city over the other. Better night life, or greater history for the game, or wonderful scenery. Each of these things, while being worth consideration seem like a rather arbitrary way to select a host. Like comparing apples to oranges.
|"Yes they are different"|
So I purpose that once you have proven your city can host the event, your name is put in a barrel and the host is just selected by way of a random draw. I mean the ability to host is the main thing, the added extras you provide is just a bonus.
|"And the next host of the soccer world cup is....|
|Nice try England, Europe hosted the World Cup recently.|