Saviso 1960 Summer Geolympiad Proposal

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1960 Summer Geolympiad (Pancontinental Games)
1958 1962
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Host Saviso
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Participating countries TBC
Participating athletes TBC
Number of events TBC
Opening ceremony November 24
Closing ceremony December 11
Main location OGFmapicon.png Saviso Cricket Ground

The Vodean city of Saviso was a candidate city with its proposal to host the 1960 Summer Geolympiad. The idea had first been proposed by the Savisan business community in 1950 to mark the centennial of Vodean Consolidation in 1960, and was officially endorsed by the St Austellian Parliament in 1951. With the backing of the national government, Saviso officially announced its bid in 1953, with voting taking place in April 1954. The games were set to take place between Thursday, 24 November and Sunday, 11 December 1960, with the opening and closing ceremonies held at the Saviso Cricket Ground.

Saviso's proposal required the construction of a number of new facilities and upgraded infrastructure; these upgrades included the newly-constructed Saviso Airport and the city's tram network, the latter of which had been investigated for closure by 1960, but was expanded in anticipation of the Games. After the Games' conclusion, most of the facilities constructed were repurposed for local and civic usage.

Work in progress This list is incomplete. It will be expanded in the future.
Sport/Event Discipline Venue name Capacity Location Public transport accessibility Notes Subsequent use
Ceremonies Saviso Cricket Ground 101,000 Tweed Tweed Railway Station, trams, and buses First constructed in 1847 Main stadium for Saviso, has since been upgraded and hosted numerous events.
Geolympiad Village Geolympiad Village Ledesma Converted into public housing in 1961.
Canoeing Lake Audhill Streatley
Cycling Road cycling Wingate Head-Casserres
Track cycling Saviso Cricket Ground 101,000 Tweed
Sailing Cobalt Harbour Pontefract
Shooting Kilden Ground Kilden Returned to public park use.
Swimming Caleigh Swimming and Diving Stadium Caleigh Operated by the Saviso City Council until 1995, owned and operated by the University of Saviso thereafter. Has operated as the Kitty Lanark Swimming Centre since 1991.