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  2. Good points but in terms of the reforms that have been put into place (Agenda 2020 or the New Norm) is there has yet to be an Olympics that successfully stays within its budget using the aforementioned reforms and until that happens those No Olympics groups are going to continue to keep traction. So it's really a catch-22. The IOC says they've reformed but there needs to be an actual Olympics that has taken place that shows this. Los Angeles appears to fit this the best with Paris a close second. If the IOC selects Stockholm for 2026 then I think they have a good foundation in place. I'd add Pyeongchang to the list over reckless over spending as well (the sliding track has been mothballed, three ice arenas and the alpine course face demolition by the end of the year if no one comes forward to foot the bill for running them). Tokyo's budget has ballooned and while they've made some cost cutting moves they hav not gone far enough and I attribute this to the influence that respective sporting federations still hold (remember when the UCI demanded Rio demolish the newly built Barre Velodrome that had just been built for the Pan Ams?) The UCI was in an uproar when Tokyo changed to the new velodrome outside of Tokyo rather than build a completely new one yet Tokyo bucked to the demands of FIVB when they decided to go ahead and build the Ariake Arena when the Yokohama Arena would have done just fine. So in addition to the IOC's reforms, a host city really needs to come forward and flat out tell the respective sports federations NO when it comes to building expensive venues that do not have a defined purpose after the Olympics. Case in point and this is purely hypothetical, Los Angeles only has one permanent venue to build, the slalom canoe course. I don't know how much use the course would get post-Olympics so could the organizing committee tell the ICF no and insist on using an existing whitewater course already built in the U.S.
  3. The Tower Bridge Fox

    Eurovision song contest 2019

    I think they should scrap the juries now they sabotaged one of my favorites Norway though I think Australia should have won. the winner is just OK
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  5. JesseSaenz

    Los Angeles 2028

    I agree with the frustration with how the last few Olympics have been handled. Beijing, Sochi, and Rio De Janeiro were complete atrocities. No one should ever spend that amount of money for a sporting event. So, yes I see why there is criticism. But they are so desperate to stop them that they are overlooking the reforms that have taken place since to ensure a more sustainable games. It is why Paris and LA were the last two cities running. Personally, I think NOlympics LA should focus more on factual information regarding the negative impacts to LA after the 1984 games. Most notably the militarization of it's local law enforcement, gang round ups, and homeless relocation.
  6. Katamari

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    I am probably not going to get anything. I figured the live sales will be enough to grab the easier tickets: Opening Ceremony TOOOC01 Gymnastics Individual Finals TOGAR10 Gymnastics Team Finals TOGAR08 Swimming Finals TOSWM02 Swimming Finals TOSWM04 Swimming Finals TOSWM15 Football Prelim TOFBL30 Table Tennis Prelim TOTTE01 Athletics Finals TOATH16 Athletics Finals TOATH15 Athletics Finals TOATH06
  7. thatsnotmypuppy

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    They have to do this because of the Japanese consumer laws. They had to do the same thing for the Nagano Olympics.
  8. Hobart

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    for Rio i had 2 account and submitted the same requests on both accounts. Requested 13 sessions on each account and got 0/13 and 3/13 all at lower ticket category. Also found this in the ticket request conformation Something Cosport have never done before so this might suggest that price conformation will not be completed before the 31 May cut of date.
  9. Katamari

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    I am not trying to amass a lot of tickets. I just don't want to have an account that got nothing. So I am thinking of having a few accounts, and just ordering from the account that actually wins tickets or wins the best tickets. I am hoping that doesn't warrant a cancellation of purchase.
  10. baron-pierreIV

    LA 2028 Ceremonies

    OK, with Drumpf's announcement that he wants a US woman on the moon by 2024 (I guess timed to distract from Paris 2024), we now know another possible Final Lighter for LA 2028. Right now, I'm seeing a multiple of Final Lighters for Opening Ceremony 2028: -(1) Joan Benoit Samuelson - first woman to win the first women's Olympic marathon in LA 1984; (2) maybe Michael Phelps for being the most decorated, living Olympian; and (3) whomever that first US astro-lunette will be doing her thing in 2024! Would they also include Caitlyn Jenner as the First Transgender to Light an Olympic cauldron? Or will they reserve her for the Paralympics -- teamed up with Kaster Semenya? wink-wink???
  11. Quaker2001

    Tokyo 2020 Media Updates

    LOL Durban. What's going on in your head that you would think the bring up #MeToo here? It's "only right" they recruited female athletes? This is like reading a bad version of Cliff Notes Next year is when they'll get more detailed. No use in doing that more than a year out. You should brace for a much bigger Olympics spiel next May (in case you forgot that you copied that line word for word from the article). The interesting question will be less about which sports go where and more about the programming schedule. This is slightly new territory since the last Summer Olympics in Asia was prior to the Comcast merger. There was no NBCSN during Beijing and as a result, no cable coverage during East coast primetime. I think we saw something of a template from Korea last winter where NBCSN will be up pretty close to 24 hours a day with Olympics coverage (although there will be bigger breaks for coverage of other sports, probably NASCAR in particular). The question here is what gets shown live and what doesn't? Will NBC repeat their "Primetime Plus" concept? Will the afternoon show be first run events or will it be games involving the U.S. that were shown on cable earlier? There's a lot of different ways they can go and streaming will be a key component. Would be nice to have some old events on there, but remains to be seen how much of a market there is for that. Have patience, though. I'm as eager as you are to get into more detail, but wouldn't expect too much of that until this fall at the very earliest, but more likely not until next spring when Tokyo is right around the corner.
  12. Ikarus360

    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Busy year for Marco Balich. Not only they're doing the Pan Am Games ceremonies, but also the 2019 Universiade in Naples https://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/05/13/news/universiadi_il_comitato_organizzatore_cerca_1500_performers_per_la_cerimonia_di_apertura-226160097/ They also decided to make the closing ceremony at the Piazza Plebiscito.
  13. Durban Sandshark

    Tokyo 2020 Media Updates

    Are you ready for NBC Olympic primetime anchor Mike Tirico's announcement at the NBCU UpFront this morning at NYC's Radio City Music Hall awaiting with Tokyo 2020? An unprecedented “7,000 hours, over 17 days, reaching 205 million people” in the US...(Brace for a much bigger Olympics spiel next May). Roughly 245 more hours overall than what NBCU offered for Rio 2016 because of new events added. Only right the Peacock recruited 13 famed female American Olympians, including gold medalists Lindsey Vonn, Allyson Felix, and Kerri Strug, who all took the Radio City Music Hall stage to the only standing ovation of the presentation. Driving the female empowerment vibe home, Vonn reminded the Radio City audience that over the past 15 years, American women have won half of all Olympic medals and, I'll add now, well outnumber the men on the US Olympic Team in recent Summer Olympics. That, the feel-good message it brings at today's presentation, and with the #MeToo movement at least on a symbolic level. All at 10:25 am CT. Doesn't mention the breakdown among the networks--we know NBC, NBCSN, MSNBC, CNBC, USA, the Olympic Basketball and Soccer Channels, Golf Channel, Bravo, and TELEMUNDO/NBC Universo will get involved. That of course will come with everything along with it. Fun to speculate which network will get what sports and how many hours each, although it's very early. Safe to assume, going by what Rio 2016 and London 2012 offered by the NBC family of networks, many of these sports will head to where they previously were. Question is, how about the incoming sports on the Tokyo 2020 program like baseball, softball, surfing, skateboarding, karate, and mountain climbing? Where do you think they'll be slated for? Do you think Oxygen will participate? Any chance for new one? How about a new Olympic baseball/softball channel? Will we eventually see the actual creation of Telemundo Deportes? What kind of role will its upcoming NBCU streaming service play in this? Hopefully that will give us Americans a chance to catch up with full replays of past NBC Olympics coverage, for one thing, with the Tokyo 2020 coverage: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbcuniversal-upfront-snl-cast-tina-fey-seth-meyers-more-hit-radio-city-1210064 https://deadline.com/2019/05/nbc-upfront-2019-2020-presentation-live-blog-1202613553/
  14. Ikarus360

    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Some new pics from the official game, showing how the venues will (probably) be dressed up.
  15. zigzag

    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Hmm.. Kickboxing perhaps?
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  17. Hobart

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    I have a few accounts but in different Names address and credit cards and have done this for the last 3 games. you just might find you end up with extra tickets that you have to try and get ride of but that generally not to hard.
  18. Durban Sandshark

    Tokyo 2020 Media Updates

    Telemundo once again confirms it'll supply the US Spanish language TV coverage of the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. Details TBD in the next year. The article just mentions it at the end. Since we're talking also about women's soccer here, Telemundo is also airing this edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup in France starting June 7: https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/telemundo-shares-upfront-strategy
  19. thatsnotmypuppy

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    I doubt that would be allowed - you could try but there were cases in the London/Vancouver sales where people who were found to have multiple accounts had their entire order cancelled. The ticket selers have been at this for decades so they know the tricks. If you have multiple VISA cards and multiple postal addresses then give it a go. I think for the lesser known sports the general on-sale after the initial allocation will be flooded with tickets as all those people who ordered tons of tickets won't actually buy them all. That is incredible - I am baffled that the Tokyo organisers are the hold up? Unlikely. I honestly think we will get dicked royally with the prices. CoSport knows there is a huge amount of interest and ample travel options between Australia and Japan. This is going to really hurt the wallet.
  20. Katamari

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    Hi, I am new here. I was wondering if we could create multiple accounts under the same name to increase our changes? Since there's no limit to the number of events people can request tickets for, I fear that even the less popular sports will be difficult to get tickets to.
  21. Quaker2001

    Stockholm/Åre 2026

    There's definitely cause for concern in that regard with Stockholm and it could absolutely shift a couple of votes in the direction of Milan. But it can't be so simplistic as "well, they could be Denver 2.0 and suffer the same fate." The IOC needs to have more foresight than that. There's more to the story of Denver then simply that they rejected hosting the Olympics and we tend to lost sight of that here when throw out the "R" word as a boogeyman for potential Olympic bidders. Because it's a much different story once a city has already been awarded an Olympics than trying to prevent a bid from happening in the first place. So let's say Stockholm wins the vote. How exactly could it come to pass that Stockholm attempts to reject the games? Again, the answer to that question is much more complicated than the word "referendum." What happened with Denver doesn't provide a template for other cities to follow. It took a certain sequence of events (and an element of poor management) that killed the Denver Olympics. Very little, if any of that, would relate to Stockholm.
  22. Quaker2001

    Los Angeles 2028

    Venue infrastructure is listed in LA's budget as $1.463 billion. That's more than 20% of their total budget. So it's a misnomer to say there's a lack of new construction when it accounts for a pretty big chunk of the budget. Where LA's efforts may be less risky than other bids is that it's privately backed as opposed to most of the time where it's government backed. Doesn't mean it's guaranteed to stick to budgets, especially if a scenario comes up where LA's interests need to measured up against the IOC's wishes. That's where a lot of Olympic host cities tend to run into trouble, so it remains to be seen how they'll handle that in LA. When the Boston anti-Olympic folks started to gain traction, I said I thought it was likely to be a one-time thing and not necessarily something that would pop up elsewhere. Needless to say, I pegged that one wrong. There's a ton of animosity against the IOC and for good reason. It's not necessarily specific to one city (although I've seen the NOlympicsLA folks go after Eric Garcetti on several occasions), so it might be more of a determined effort to oppose the IOC rather than be something specific to one city.
  23. Maximf83

    Los Angeles 2028

    Also they are flying to Tokyo to start international resistance together with the people from paris and boston (why are boston people still involved??)
  24. Maximf83

    Los Angeles 2028

    there is always a risk, but i dont think there is nearly as much risk here because of the lack of new construction, i believe cost overruns tied directly into venue construction
  25. Quaker2001

    Los Angeles 2028

    I agree there's a lot of mis-information from those guys, especially as I scroll through their Twitter account. And yes, maybe of their followers do believe there's $7 billion out there getting spent on the Olympics that somehow could be used on other projects. That said.. yes, there is a risk things will cost more than expected and/or revenues will be less than expected. Remains to be seen who is on the hook in that case. And that's to say nothing of all the socio-economic issues tied to the Olympics, for better or worse. If the NOlympicsLA folks were smart, they'd play up that negative aspect from `84 that often gets overlooked.
  26. Hobart

    Tokyo Olympic Tickets thread

    Just called Cosport Australia and spoke to a lovely lady who was very helpful (unusual for Cosports) they are till waiting for pricing approval. Cosport set prices/fees then AOC have to approve and then Tokyo 2020 have to approve, its awaiting Tokyo's approval. She was sure it would be approved before the 31 May cut off date. If for some reason the prices were not approved before 31 May she said submit your request and any tickets you got that were over your budget they would let you cancel just the tickets that were to expensive. The exchange rate and fees are capped and can not exceed 20% of the face value of the ticket. Higher priced tickets also have a cap on the fee so a AU$2000 wouldn't have a AU$400 fee it would be a lower fee. Deliver fee will again be AU$47 or 48 and you will only be charged one fee even if you have multiple order. We also had a quick chat about Rio and will call windows and she said Tokyo was much better organised and ticket collection will be much simpler and faster.
  27. stryker

    Brisbane 2032

    Christophe Dubi said hosting the Olympics in Calgary would cost nothing (it's not the first time he's had speaking gaffes and if the IOC was smart they'd keep him as far from a microphone as possible). While the targeted approach makes some sense, I still think if the IOC wants Australia (and I think they do as the media market is simply too large not to go back to) they are aiming at the wrong city. A Brisbane bid would be far too costly with too many unused venues (Brisbane does not need another 600,000+ stadium). I've said it before that Melbourne is their best most cost-effective option. Yes I am aware of the weather issue, but if the IOC is willing to bend the bidding rules they can bend the time frame for a few weeks. This Australia not Qatar. Australia has the media market to make it work.
  28. Bach is still living in fantasy land. The IOC is breathing a sigh of relief at the 2026 race, at least for now. I could still see Stockholm going with a referendum given the tepid support at best there. And Milan is not the cost-savings effective model it's claimed to be. There was a good reason Turin was in the original plans. Turin had the ice hockey arenas and the speed skating oval while Milan has none of those. Sure they will get built but will they see regular use or will they whither away as white elephants as the Pyeongchang arenas have? That's more likely. Interesting that the IOC practically has avoided anything associated with Pyeongchang's legacy (the sliding track has been mothballed, one ice hockey arena and the speed skating oval ace demolition) and no one may ever know what Rio's true costs were.
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