TWO men behind an ambitious bid to bring the Olympics to Hobart in 2020 have at least made their plans uniquely Tasmanian - they want to build a stadium and name it after David Boon.
Ben Waterworth and Joshua Shoobridge are community radio hosts by day, but they are also the brains behind the Hobart Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (HOCOG).
They want to bring the Games to the Apple Isle, with the opening and closing ceremonies at a 100,000 seat stadium called the David Foster Stadium, named after Tasmania's world champion woodchopper.
Cricketers David Boon and Ricky Ponting would also be honoured with a Boon Centre and a Ponting Dome.
The HOCOG website even includes a design picture of Regina Arena, named after the Tasmanian Big Brother winner Reggie Bird.
Mr Waterworth said the idea started as a joke, but had gathered momentum and was now quite serious.
"We wanted to think of the biggest event we could possibly bring to Hobart," the HOCOG president said.
"Over the past six months it has taken off into something which is a bit more than a joke."
Mr Waterworth said Hobart would make the perfect location for the Olympics.
"We have a small and friendly population, which is something most other cities can't offer," he said.
"We also have the cleanest air in the world."
Australian Olympic Committee media spokesman Mike Tancred said it was up to the State Government to make an official bid before it could proceed any further.
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