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  1. 2 points
    The IOC, for all its faults, at least didn't sold itself to Qatar and killed off earlier their previous bids to the Olympics.
  2. 2 points
    A bit of a head scratcher but if Doha is serious about this, then the sheikhs may have finally realized an Olympics isn't going to happen and the best they can hope for is the Asian Games (it would be their second go around as the host). As for the IAAF World Championships, it's a disaster. Crowds are sparse and there are serious concerns about the marathon in the humidity. Of course Qatar is blaming everything on the Saudi-led blockade as they do for everything that doesn't go there way these days.
  3. 2 points
    New pictures released today by japanese newspapers. We have clearer shots of the running track. The stadium is officially 98% completed now.
  4. 2 points
    The entire Olympic Village would end up in a Jakarta jail by the end of the games if this went ahead: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/anger-as-indonesia-moves-to-criminalise-sex-outside-marriage
  5. 1 point
    Oops, forgot the link http://www.francsjeux.com/breves/2019/10/09/annonce-en-vue/55860
  6. 1 point
    Well, it's been confirmed on this French website! Says the emblem will be revealed at a ceremony at the Grand Rex in Paris on Monday 21st October. Set the date, mes amis.
  7. 1 point
    I think I can probably help you out. Send me a personal message so we can chat over e-mail. I have a very extensive collection of the Olympics from 1992 and on.
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  9. 1 point
    They are ruining the IAAF at the moment, just a small appetizer of the unholy mess which await us all in 2022. Please name me a more plastic, irrelevant, unlikeable and dumb host for sports than Qatar/Doha.
  10. 1 point
    This championship is a real scandal... sport managers have to duscius seruiosly this event and even, if it is necesary, to cancel some street race events.... We'll have a disaster if it is not stopped on time... I hope nothing of this to happen, but we are very close to do....
  11. 1 point
    Wow, this was really bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NV_DHNRvLg
  12. 1 point
    Looks fantastic. Simple, green, sleek, modern--it's a very fitting design for the times and era we live in. It might not be the spaceship Zaha designed, but it makes up for that in it's elegant design. Really looking forward to these games.
  13. 1 point
    Nacho Olympic beat me to it on the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. Was gonna put it up yesterday. Oh well... Putting up the 2019 Africa Games Closing Ceremony from Rabat, Morocco at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium that ended the 40-year absence from hosting this. Same MCs from the Opening are back. Entertainment is a mixture of Moroccan, Arabic and French recording artists like Aminux, Mina Tiwirit, Nouamane Belaiachi, Victoire Biaku, Josey, Nataly Andria and Franco and dance troupe Pawad Nawaz (sp?). Unlike in the Olympic version, the athletes, coaches, trainers, etc all don't march as one multicolored mass in entrance. But enter as part of their national teams kinda just like they did until John Wing's Melbourne suggestion back in 1956. Also the African Union anthem is played along with the Olympic Hymn and the Moroccan national anthem. The Atlas Lion mascot is all over this as soon as he arrives before the parade. The stadium is not filled to capacity...and some of the audio in not in sync And we can't forget the 2019 Indian Ocean Island Games Closing Ceremonies from Port-Louis, Mauritius at the Anjalay Coopen Stadium taken from MBC TV. Just like with the opening, it was wet and cloudy and rainy. No English commentary? Then again, almost all the participating islands in this region are French-speaking, although some like Seychelles and Mauritius are both English and French and are Commonwealth nations. Built a grand stage for the singing entertainment inside the stadium this time. Listen closely and you'll hear the Rocky theme Gonna Fly Now from the marching band. Also interesting here, the JIOI Mauritius mascot plays a prominent role here too before leaving the stage:
  14. 1 point
    I would say RWC Opening Ceremonies have been hitting a spectacular trend for the past few years, especially for something so low budget. But this Ceremony in particular was pretty great even amongst the recent one's.
  15. 1 point
    Chinese websites have been talking these days about the Olympic mascots going to be unveiled very soon. https://www.ppsport.com/article/news/682544.html However, according to Xinhua, it appears they are actually going to be unveiled tomorrow Tuesday, after a year of competition. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/16/c_138396332.htm IMO Soohorang left big shoes to fill, even for Miraitowa (even though the later is slowly getting more popular in Japan). Let's see what China comes up with.
  16. 1 point
    Where are the NO BRISBANE OLYMPICS'ers?? Time to come out now!! And this would all but kill a Jakarta-Shanghai-Korea bid for the same year, and a Durban bid for at least until 2040.
  17. 1 point
    Brisbane doesn't need a 60,000 seat stadium either. What sports franchise even needs a stadium in Brisbane? To my knowledge, the Gabba is supposed to get a 100$ million upgrade. The whole reducing a stadium to 15,000-20,000 from 60,000 has yet to be shown to be a viable option. It's a white elephant either way unless there's a permanent tenant.
  18. 1 point
    This whole approach seems crazy to me. Brisbane and Queensland should be thinking about what works for them and then seeing how that could work for an Olympic bid rather than making the "best bid ever" and then trying to figure out the legacy afterwards. But maybe I don't understand the Australian point of view.
  19. 1 point
    this was the right bid and the right pick, Italy saved the IOC's butt. Reminds me a lot of Nashville's MLS expansion bid. Last one in, but they were in it to win it and rode it out while others dropped out.
  20. 1 point
    To me it doesn't seem terribly wise for a city as small as Brisbane to bid (the entire state of Queensland has only 36.4% of the population of the London metropolitan area), but if Brisbane can host without building any white elephant facilities then it could work. And as the spearhead of a new model for the IOC a Brisbane games could potentially put the Olympics within reach of cities like Liverpool, Copenhagen, Casablanca, Durban, et al.
  21. 1 point
    We've no idea how far the internals have to go though.
  22. 0 points
    I thought it was fantastic....each to their own!
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