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  2. OK...This is something that took hold of the most excessive country ever...USA a few years ago. Really it's was just mega retailers dumping dated and out of vogue stock on consumers wanting an unbelievable bargain in the new fangled world of mass online shopping. Anyway this whole retail mayhem has taken hold of my home country, New Zealand with our local retailers with their web sites going head to head with overseas online retailers...But also with stupendous in store bargains as well. So lets see who else's country has joined this monstrous retail days of madness: Is your country joining in??
  3. Past Olympics Media Coverage

    As we get ourselves prepared and ready for the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, let's take an interesting look back at when South Korea last hosted an Olympics almost 30 years ago at this writing. But I'll take an interesting selection taking segments from then-West Germany's ARD as the first clip that apparently taken from its preview hosted by Werner Zimmer when we see the FRG athletes arriving in Seoul like golden slam girl Steffi Graf and Jurgen Hinsen, Michael Gross and Carl Lewis studio interviews, a studio performance by recording artist Min Hae Kyung, how Seoul is getting prepared and promoting itself globally with those slices of Korean culture since its 1981 selection in Baden-Baden, Germany, and the Soviet athletes:
  4. PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Media Updates

    Thanks for letting me know about this falling out Ikarus360, though the government should not have dropped Belarussian for Russian. Both languages can co-exist. The IOC launches a brand new campaign this week called "Become The Light", intended to inspire and motive people, not just athletes, from around the world to promote the Olympic values of excellence, friendship, and respect acting as beacons of positivity to build a better world via sport. A special emphasis goes towards making refugees' lives better by tangible support like lighting resources. The PSA themselves can easily act as the intro and promos for Pyeongchang 2018 broadcasts for broadcasters around the world that can't afford to produce their own with their very limited budgets (and utilize the OBS world feed consequentially), as have been the case in recent times. In fact, that could've been the OBS intro, but I serious think the producers and creators desire to make it distinctively Korean in flavor with it (No, still nothing on the Pyeongchang 2018 OBS intro yet): https://www.olympic.org/news/ioc-launches-olympic-brand-campaign-become-the-light For the likes of the former Yugoslavian nations, based on the TV schedules from Sochi 2014, we can expect to see plenty of alpine skiing, biathlon, cross-country skiing, figure skating, ski jumping, snowboarding, short track, and some hockey outside of sports where their respective athletes are in involved on the TV schedules. Can't expect curling unless there's strong cult following since none of these nations are competitive in it. But in the case of Bosnian (all three cases), Montenegrian, Macedonian, Kosovar, and maybe Serbian (likely not the case with the last one), will the coverage be nonstop and wall-to-wall instead of just coming in blocks with movies, TV shows, some other non-Olympic sports, and news in between? Comcast announces a partnership with 13 American Winter Olympian and Paralympian hopefuls like Hilary Knight, Elena Meyers-Taylor, Jaime Anderson, and Joey Mantia. And yeah, the X1 will be involved with the NBC Olympics coverage: http://news.sys-con.com/node/4199729 http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20171120005696/en/
  5. Tokyo 2020 Mascots

    We will know the three candidates for Mascot this December 7th. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/11/20/national/olympic-organizers-send-details-mascot-contest-elementary-schools-nationwide/#.WhYgtB-AOUl
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  7. RT @lavfilho: Um amigo acabou de me lembrar das notas, ops, do boletim Médico de Flamengo x Penarol nas semifinais da Mercosul de 99. É sim…

  8. The sloped stage could be for an orchestra, choir or flag poles.
  9. Elon Musk’s Boring Company has filed for permits with the City of Los Angeles to tunnel from Westwood to Hawthorne. He’s starting to look more and more like the partnership Metro has been looking for. https://la.curbed.com/2017/11/22/16691108/elon-musk-permit-tunnel-los-angeles-hawthorne-westwood-405
  10. Taking away the World Games will achieve nothing. What punishment could you possibly give the people of Alabama that would be worse than actually living in Alabama?
  11. America always saves the Olympics when they're doing badly. I think we all know the history with both LA84 (and now LA2028). If SLC has all the support and preparation to host the games, then let them come. It will be a good rest from three asian olympics in a row and on a market we know it wont be dealing with lack of interest (i'm looking at you, Pyeongchang).
  12. Pyeongchang 2018 Ceremonies

    If it's being used for the Athletes' Parade, maybe they have found that walking in a large circle on a sloping surface affects people's balance for a day or two- so the South Korean team will secretly practice walking round it in both directions beforehand ...
  13. From the IWGA site: The IOC grants its patronage to the IWGA. Take away that patronage and you won't have the World Games. https://www.theworldgames.org/contents/The-IWGA-15/The-World-Games-3
  14. What's with the slightly inclined bits going all the way round?
  15. Robert Peston shut up saying Austerity died in the #Budget17 today he is kissing the Tories arses

  16. The World Games are not run by the IOC...
  17. . . . if that stupid state elects Roy Moore to the US Senate. How can a state with a pervert-senator like Roy Moore be allowed to host an international festival of sport and friendship?? https://www.change.org/p/international-olympic-committee-retract-birmingham-world-games-2021-s-hosting-duties-if-ala-elects-moore-to-the-senate/nftexp/ex35/v6/59944739?recruiter=59944739&utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=share_for_starters_page&utm_content=ex35%3Av6
  18. Like Mark said, they needed space to bring the cranes in order to install the prop lifting system above, unless you wanted the wood to break. It will be symetrical. Take a look at the pic I posted of the interview with the ceremonies producer. There is a render of the final stage. All sides will be covered by a partially inclined slope (I wonder why they're doing that). The external outer ring of the stage seems to be most likely for the Parade of Nations. There also seems to be a temporary small stage at the top of the staircase leading to the cauldron (maybe the Olympic and Korean flags will be there a la Kazan 2013?) The problem is they had to halt abruptely because of the K-Pop concert and had to install temporary steps leading to the central stage. They will most likely be removed.
  19. @Bretterwisser @imbrandys Gab es schon einmal eine Idee für ein wie auch immer geartetes Handball-Brettspiel (Simul… https://t.co/bpmOYpMAhm

  20. Pyeongchang 2018 Ceremonies

    It's still very much a work in progress, probably because they have been bringing in heavy machinery for various purposes, which might have chewed up wooden flooring. That framework to the right of the performance circle suggests that there's more sloped flooring to come.
  21. @allkpop https://t.co/1P8p1AuHB4

  22. On #HKIR day last year, two-year-old Kiseki debuted with a big win over 1800m at Hanshin. This year, on that day, h… https://t.co/N1SAkCdtDi

  23. Eu no Simcity https://t.co/S97UzNQh1m

  24. Woke up just in time to see Sam Kerr score against China! #matildas #ausvchn

  25. I am very intrigued : why is the stage so far not fully symmetrical? <blockquote class="imgur-embed-pub" lang="en" data-id="a/sYOSu"><a href="//imgur.com/sYOSu"></a></blockquote><script async src="//s.imgur.com/min/embed.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
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