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  1. Here we go.. with the first entrance for highland african country of Kenya.. the logo symbolises a big letter N , the initial of capital city patterend in a quadratic square with the 3 main colours of the national flag the diagonal lines refere also to the coat of arms on the kenyan tricolore this symmetric-concept gives an anfrican-art-taste to the logo itself using a very modern font to indicate a fast evoluating technological/cyber world AND forming cleverly the word AIR with the 2nd + 3rd + 4th letters of the capital name this last includes/contains a capital on the east-african-highlands about 1.700 m above sealevel this is also the level whereby the most medals in history are won by kenyan atlethes at long distance running with all this precious information makes the country a proud host on african soil.. the little extention (drawn as fhe same font-letter-"O") in the right-upper corner.. encompasses the intention to reach high, higher, highest.. the Kenyan highlands are inviting the olympic passion in the land of the proud and succesfull long-distance-runners ..
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  2. I DECLARE CHRISTMAS 2022...OPEN! The ultimate 80s song there, with everyone who was anyone, and Phil Collins, asking a question which can only be answered with "we do now, because the logo comp is here!". Yes, here we go again, because well, it's tradition, and we've just spent a week deciding which cities to use - it's THE 16TH ANNUAL GAMESBIDS OLYMPIC LOGO COMPETITION! Amazingly, last year we did actually get entries despite the board being about as alive as the premiership of Liz Truss. JDCLauron and Glacib took our titles in January, and now we are here to see who will be their successors - if they don't retain them of course. The format is traditional - winter, summer, one of each - and though I'd normally do a big reveal, surprising you with our cities, you already know them, because you voted for them! Even so, we should still present them properly. Here goes: SUMMER 2036: NAIROBI, KENYA In the words of the great philosopher Shakira, it's time for Africa! In the words of comp guru and wombat Sir Rols, we haven't really "done" Africa since Durban. And since that's so long ago I didn't know we had ever done that, you surely made the right choice in picking the Kenyan capital. It doesn't hurt that Kenya is one of the world's leading athletics nations, and Nairobi one of Africa's (and the world's) fastest growing cities, in one of Africa's great sporting nations. One day, hopefully, the Olympic flame will finally burn in Africa. If Nairobi is where it goes, how will you design what'd be one of the most significant Olympics in history? WINTER 2034: REYKJAVIK, ICELAND What is Iceland? A magical wonderland of elves & sagas, a country that will surely (surely?) eventually win Eurovision, a cheap supermarket*, the football team indirectly responsible for England winning the World Cup**, a flight-destroying volcano, or the holder of a seeming monopoly on the world's cool music supply? All of them, but it's also the most appropriate place you could ever have for a winter Olympics - which must be why you voted to make that (sorta) happen. Despite literally being named for it, I don't recall seeing Icelandic success at the winter games - but that'd change if they host it all. How would you design the most northerly Olympics there could ever be? * That's a VERY British reference. I'll try not to make many more ** Maybe. This probably won't age well. Anyway, RULES AND STUFF: We are, as ever, after logos that encompass the overall feel of the city and local influences that can be tied into a design concept. How can any of these cities articulate graphically what they could bring to future Olympics hosting? What flavour will they bring to the games? Will it inspire the IOC to rediscover its love of new frontiers and give Africa its chance? Rio's map still has a big hole in it... The logos should be presented as full colour designs on white background. If you like, however, they can also be presented in black and white or utilised in forms like street banners, t-shirts, apps, vehicles, pins etc. For voting purposes, the main (colour) logo will be used on the polls, & extra stuff is not obligatory, but any extra material you produce may help you “sell” your design better to the wider GamesBids voting membership.  These logos are for the cities as they HOST the games. So you CAN use the rings, and don't need to include the words “Candidate City, Olympic Games 2036” or whatever the IOC want this week. Please post your preliminary submissions on this thread. If you want to hold anything back to be presented as a “surprise” when voting starts you can contact me or Rols via PM and I'll tell you where you can send the extra material. However, it would be nice to see as many on-thread submissions as possible for people to chew over in-thread, & to try & get the old buzz back. We can hope, right? You can submit logos for either or both cities. However, you cannot enter more than one logo for the same city (see below). So entering one logo for each is fine, but two logos for Glasgow, say, is not fine. You are able, encouraged even, to enter both 'sides' of the comp. Feel free to post as many logo designs as you like, & to ask for feedback from our famously discerning electorate. If you really can't decide between your own designs for a city, feel free to start a poll (or to ask for one to be started). When the time comes for voting, however, you will be asked to settle on a maximum of ONLY ONE official logo per city as your official entry. The format depends on the numbers. Most likely, it will be the traditional exhausting exhaustive ballot preferred by the IOC, but if numbers fit & opinion ok, we may have the World Cup-style tournament system. Whatever happens, the winter & summer 'halves' will be entirely separate, there will be two winners in the Olympic comp tradition. The competition is open to all members of GamesBids, or to any new legitimate members who join before the end of the submission period. I, with consultation, will rule on the legitimacy of new members. As you would expect, I will rule on any disputes - always aiming to be as fair as possible in the process. As always, just remember, this is all meant to be fun. Olympic spirit, remember?. Hopefully this will spark up some action on the board. I'll be dipping in, keeping a close eye on things, but otherwise will try and keep my green yoshi-paws off until the polling stages. The deadline for submissions is 1pm London time (that is, midnight in Sydney, as per tradition) on NEW YEAR'S EVE, 31 DECEMBER 2022. Thus, GB will begin the new year (no Olympics this time) 2023 with the voting. Just one extra thing, there is something of a tradition of that being extended, but I'm hoping not to have to do that this year as we already have 14 members sufficiently interested to vote in the city election, and hopefully at least some of you will submit logos within the month. I will @ all those voters (all of you) in the next post. And this is just to alert @Rob. Rob to the existence of the new comp in the hope that he'll do his traditional bit of putting up links to various free design programs etc for the benefit of those who want to take part but may not have the facility at the moment, and to alert @GBModerator Rob to the fact the comp is back! All that is left to say is thank you Rols once again, and to all participants for having the guts to put your logos up for the annual GamesBids dissection, & may the best logos win - GOOD LUCK!
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  3. Interesting…. Personally, I think we already have better logos here (the flying elephants the best by far, of course). Really good to see such a strong response already on launch day. Don’t know if it was the pre-launch poll, the World Cup or the two good, strong cities chosen, but well done to all.
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  4. rule compliant image for the logo comp ^^^ The (un)official emblem for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games Reykjavik 2034: Bonus Images:
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  5. IT'S DEMOCRACY TIME! Yes, don't panic, this is just the preview of our latest Olympic logo competition. Traditionally, you get a winter & summer city dumped on you by me, but this time, the competition's most important aspect is up & down to YOU! For the first time ever, the cities we use will be determined by vote, in the closest thing the Olympics have had to a normal bidding process since 2013. It's not a free-for-all, there's a shortlist, and the rest of this post is their names, a picture, and a Wikipedia link to each city. The summer shortlist is at the top, the winter cities are below. They are separate polls. Because democracy only ever goes so far in global sport, this will run as a British election - one vote per person, most votes wins, simples. It's not the comp, just selecting the cities. DO NOT SUBMIT ANY LOGOS HERE. But do feel free to support your favourite. Like all the best IOC shortlists, we got 5 candidates for each one, Here they are, the summer cities: ----------------------- AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland BIRMINGHAM, GREAT BRITAIN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham NAIROBI, KENYA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nairobi SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seoul --------------------------------------- And here are our 5 candidates for the winter title: BARCELONA, SPAIN https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barcelona CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canberra REYKJAVIK, ICELAND https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykjavík SANTIAGO, CHILE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Santiago TROJENA, SAUDI ARABIA https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neom ------------------------------------------- The votes will close at 12pm UK time on THURSDAY DECEMBER 1, when whichever city has most votes in each poll will win. HAPPY VOTING
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  6. I think it is mainly because in French "mascotte" is feminine but as one might say "we shall see".
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  7. My logo design for Reykjavik 2034 I wanted to go back to a more traditional Winter Olympic logo. Using a snowflake symbolises winter, Iceland and snow. I have used winter colours and the design also has a modern feel to it. The bonus Paralympic version of the logo is a different variation of the snowflake design.
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  8. My logo design for Nairobi 2036... The logo is in the style of London 2012 with the 3 N's representing the host city of Nairobi. The colours of the N's are the colours of the Kenyan flag with the Olympic rings and 2036. The whole logo itself says' Nairobi 2036' The bonus Paralympic version of the logo represents the host city but this time the 3 N's are in traditional African colours
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  9. And my second… A tribute to Iceland’s Viking heritage, with the longship also suggesting a bobsled, flying the inevitable winter logo snowflake banner suggesting the Land of Fire and Ice
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  10. Before you becoming best buddies with Tony Estanguet, I guess.
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  11. There was a riot in Brussel after the victory. Morocco’s World Cup win against Belgium triggers riots in Brussels
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  12. Maybe that little time warp could turn back the clock in Qatar by about 30 hours?
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  13. Looks like one of those non existing Uyghur conc…labour camps.
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  14. So no discussions on the Qataris bribing the Ecuadorians to lose 1-0 in the opener? I mean it worked so well to bribe the Latinos for 4 votes during the campaign.
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  15. It’s probably an arguable distinction, but while it’s certainly a revolutionary symbol, I’d say it’s stretching it to describe it as military. More a symbol of freedom, like a cockade, or at a stretch, of protest, like a gilet jaune. Rather than something militaristic like a bayonet or a pikelhaube. Gotta say, now I’ve found out about the tribe aspect of them, I’m warming more. I think that’s clever. And also subtly French in a Smurfish kind of way…
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  16. This was also pointed out back in May in the "2036 Olympics: 'crowded' field of interested parties" thread (which is currently just below this thread). But that ended up with the same new-norm, hyperbolic mumbo-jumbo, like it has here; that the 'new-norm' has "surged/supercharged" interest in the Olympic Games, & is the best thing since slice bread & the invention of the wheel.
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  17. I dunno… have they got oil?
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  18. Award 2032 in 2021, then wait until probably 2025 to award 2030...ok Reading between the lines, I strongly suspect they're going to use the coming couple of years to come up with a rotation pool to announce all from 2030-whenever the pool runs out in one go. I'm not sure why they'd mention that if that wasn't a fairly serious plan.
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  19. I’m so glad the IOC has the luxury of taking this decision calmly and slowly after the urgency they faced to lock in 2032
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  20. That’s not good. I guess we can watch what pans out over the next few days and if any significant announcements will be made.
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  21. I'm still rooting for Spain. But I think Final 4 will be Argentina, Brazil, England and France.
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  22. @StefanMUC @Sir Rols @FYI @stryker @Gonzo @Australian Kiwi @Circle @munichfan @baron-pierreIV @Chris_Mex @Guilga
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  23. More than a few million. There's no viable legacy for a whitewater course in LA. It would be a drain on the taxpayer probably to the point where it would eventually close and be added to the dreaded white elephant category. Oklahoma is also a lot closer than Tahiti. If the IOC and ICF want it that bad then LA should bill them for the costs. A better solution would be to drop whitewater canoeing along with bobsleigh from the OGs. Both are sports with high cost venues that are likely destined to be white elephants.
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  24. Morocco won over Belgium in Group F earlier which was one of the most shocking matches in FIFA World Cup history. Morocco is doing a lot better than the last edition in Russia 2018.
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  25. Just another bump, I'll probably do one more on Wednesday when it's 24-ish hours to go - but until then, if you haven't already - vote
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  26. Just like 2006, a Labor government will govern the Commonwealth Games
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  27. Hungary chances for the 2036 Olympics/Paralympics will be boosted by these coming blue ribbon 2023 World Athletics Championships, just as it was this year in hosting the widely acclaimed 2022 World Aquatics Championships.
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  28. Joe Lycett shreds £10,000 over Beckham's controversial Qatar World Cup deal https://news.sky.com/story/will-joe-lycett-shred-10-000-today-over-david-beckhams-controversial-qatar-world-cup-deal-12751508 Or did he?
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  29. Maybe this is what Infantino should've said/sung: I FEEL PRETTY!
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  30. May Qatar and FIFA experience nothing but complete humiliation for the next 30 days.
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  31. All the rage because he and his gang have been exposed and he knows it. The same vibe as during Putin‘s pseudohistorical teachings these days, actually.
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  33. ^wouldn't count on that much^
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  34. I thought they announced their mascot… Gotta admit, the little French buggers are really growing on me - possibly now my favourite Olympic mascots for a long, long time.
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  35. I dont think having nothing built is really a problem, specially considering qatar has built itself over the last 20 years and this sunday is hosting the biggest single sport tournament in the world.
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  36. Honestly, back in the day it wouldn't have taken 19 hours for someone to respond to that.
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  37. Also read that the Black Eyed Peas will be there for the pre-Qatar-Ecuador match opening ceremony. Dua Lupa was asked to performed there too but denied the rumours and called out Qatar for its human rights abuses. Spain's RTVE's FIFA 2022 promo. Of course it's heavy on the 2010 champs Red Fury and its current crop of players in promoting the event with some fleeting footage of the blue blood World Cup nations like Germany, England, defending champs France, Argentina, and Portugal (but it's also got non-qualifier Italy) in action, accompanied by some TVE commentary. If I got it right, TVE's La 1 will show only 19 games, including all of Spain's games, the aforementioned Qatar-Ecuador game, the semifinals, third place game, and the final. SBS announces a new, daily World Cup show called...World Cup Daily, "a nightly ‘one-stop-shop’ delivering Australians the very latest from the tournament at 5:30pm AEDT on SBS and SBS on Demand commencing next Tuesday 22nd November." Every action-packed episode of World Cup Daily, as you would expect with programming like this, will "include up-to-date highlights, previews, expert analysis, exclusive interviews, and superstar guests, plus all the latest news, views, and on-the-ground reactions from each and every FIFA World Cup™ match." World Cup Daily will be hosted by presenter and social creator, Claudio "Claudes" Fabiano, who brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise alongside his genuine love and passion for football. Claudio is well-experienced and has worked with several leading domestic and international broadcasters including Optus Sport (The Highlights, The Football Bite, Euro 2020 Warm-up Live, Fan-Bants), Premier League Productions (Premier League Today Live, Welcome to the Weekend Live) and beIN Sports (The Early Kick-Off, beIN Global Exclusives). Other personalities involved in this include "man on the ground" Adamo De Nigris, Kat Sasso (looks at trends and viral storylines from social media at Qatar), Kat Haddad (who offers glimpses of past World Cup rewind memories), Warick "Wazzeh" Beynon hangs out at the Socceroos compound and checks out on them before their games, and Daniel Olanrian (hangs out with Australian fans on what the World Cup means to them) Portugal, once again coming out of the European qualification playoffs, is more than ready for the World Cup and Qatar--and so are the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Felix, Bruno Fernandes, Bernardo, Pepe, and company and their Selecao de Simao's fans to support them for the coveted holy grail for some top-notch soccer in the desert. Like with the rest of 32 nations' fans and teams in Qatar. RTP will be there with major operations of TV, digital, and radio to cover the massive event. As we get prepared for all the action in Qatar and its stadiums, Globo in Brazil unleashes a diversity of its FIFA 2022 World Cup TV promos for its massive coverage to Brazilians--and we will get to many of them. This, because it aired 9 days before the opening match, focuses on the #9-wearing players ("nove") in past World Cups like Ronaldo, Davor Suker, Luis Suarez, Gabriel Batistuta, Robert Lewandowski, Robin Van Persie, Harry Kane, Romelu Lukaku, Roger Milla, Wayne Rooney, and Richardalson. Ends with its broadcast sponsors Claro, Itau Bank, Magalu, Perdigao, Budweiser, and PixBet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ai3S0tkZ4I Serious talk abounds about how Belgium's Red Devils golden generation, while still very talented and very good with world-class players, are just a bit too old from the four years Russia's 3rd place finish, its best World Cup placement ever, to seriously contend again to aim higher. For Belgium's upcoming VRT 2022 World Cup coverage and promo here, this pokes fun at this with a Red Devils jersey-sporting girl acting as both national coach and motivator, somewhere in Brussels, or Ghent, or Antwerp, or Liege to rally both the multicultural mix of young and the old Belgians across the nation in Flemish--including members of both the Red Devils and their Red Flames sisters like Tessa Wullaert to stand behind the Red Devils with the Flemish chant "Tis aan ons" ("it's up to us"), which VRT's Sporza will use as its World Cup campaign motto. Interspersed with past Belgium World Cup footage. Another fave: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxDBp8bdcp0 Teleamazonas in Ecuador presents the glory of winning the World Cup, showcasing Doha, Qatar, and the support for Ecuador's Condors and the hopes for them in only their third World Cup appearance, starting on November 20. Where many of the world's sporting eyes will be on them and hosts Qatar at Al Khor's Al Bayyat Stadium to kick off the whole controversial thing because of the location. Hopes to achieve the same national sporting glory that Jefferson Perez's gold medal winning 20km walk at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Summer Olympic Games did: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-cMwx73EJU With that, this Teleamazonas' promo for that first World Cup game live on Sunday, November 20 at 10:15am Ecuador time between Ecuador and Qatar, where all eyes will be upon them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znHfTV6LCyE Albania's RTSH illustrates and juxtaposes how soccer, the World Cup, its stars, and plays can bring many different people worldwide together in all walks of life with the sport as it presents its upcoming coverage. In celebration. In playing. In emulating their heroes. In designing new gleaming soccer palaces. Destination Doha as the newest chapter, speaking of new gleaming places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3y6fnKZzNI Abema, a Japanese live streaming broadcasting service, promotes the fact that it'll will streamcast all 64 games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup to Japanese soccer fans online, tablets, smartphones, and on streaming TVs. Showcasing all the games, action, stars, and of course, Japan's Blue Samurai as they embark on its journey in Qatar https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LodgmY3Fq1E One of our newest promos we got comes from France's version of BeIN Sports, the only place in France where you can watch all 100% of the 64 games of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, including 36 exclusive matches and all of France's games. Here in this promos as we look at what could the BeIN Sports cramped cubicles somewhere in Paris with Omar Da Fonseca (?) talking so much to a customer about the nations like France, Germany, Morocco, Portgal, Switzerland, and Spain...but not Italy (boy, Italy can't seem to catch a break) that the person will see but Sonny Anderson and someone else who I can't ID overhearing this both quickly remind him that Brazil (with the former) and the latter with Argentina as he later sings about the nation that both qualified and World Cup-winning nations can be also seen on BeIN Sports too: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6q7NTVGE_B0
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  38. I think when I saw them last night it was a bit anti-climactic. We knew about them being hats for the best part of a year already now. The only suspense was if the leaks had been wrong - I personally thought there was still a chance for a French cock. Now, having mulled over them - and now seen the extra images posted here (thanks @Ikarus360), I haven’t exactly warmed to them, but starting to get some positive vibes. One thing struck me - these mascots DO have a purpose beyond being just plushies. They actually could be worn, and I expect we may see them on spectators’ heads come games time. In which case, they may be a bit more visible than the average stuffed toy. I do think they work better as a tribe than as standalone entities. An Olympic version of Smurf’s or Minions. I may have to use that aspect in my usual mascots signature banner. A parting thought - don’t know whether to be pleased that the French are so embracing their rebellious reputation and history. Or a bit uneasy that they’re suborning and commoditising it.
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  39. A pair of Phygian caps, red conical headwear with bent tops that are a symbol of the French Republic, have been chosen as mascots for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Unveiled by the organizing committee at an event in the French capital Monday, the sneaker and blade-wearing symbols will be known as “Les […] The post Paris 2024 reveal “Les Phryges”, red caps as mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games appeared first on GamesBids.com. View the full article
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  40. Seems forcing lots of South Asians into inhumane conditions to build lots of 50.000k stadiums for a country where less than half of the population are actual Qatari wasn't enough as an humilliation. Many expats are forming fan crowds (totally not forced and not plastic/artificial) in order to give the illusion people care/are attending this hot mess. Also, its adorable how Blatter is now bashing Qatar and pretending he wasn't responsible for this crap. He also seems like he has one feet already in his grave. In other news, BTS lead singer Jungkook is confirmed to perform in the opening ceremony. (strong rumours Shakira will also perform).
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  41. Brisbane Airport Corporation flags third terminal option with air traffic expected to double by 2040
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  42. I'm not so sure about flying taxis.
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  43. I mean I would love it. Itll be a chore to overcome the negative publicity of Tokyo's various issues and scandals, but if they can, I think it would be an excellent games. I also think the IOC is going to bet it all on black and give it a ride. They're going to ride this one to the end. Hopefully it works out.
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  44. Good on you boys… Socceroos make collective statement to speak out about Qatar’s human rights record
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  45. Wouldn't mind Guetta do it a mix a Paris 2024 Parade of Athletes soundtrack
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  46. Fanfare of Olympic Oath, Athens opening ceremony of John Psathas http://rapidshare.com/files/43195610/oath.mp3.html
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