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  1. 3 points
    Please stop. And I don't just mean stop posting here. I mean stop consuming oxygen and leave this planet's valuable natural resources to other people who aren't complete dumbasses. Your "hey IOC, better call up Kazakhstan" shtick gets more asinine every time you suggest it. Not going to happen just because you think it should. As for Stockholm.. how many times have we said here they're done for? A lot. And yet somehow, some way, they're still alive. The possibility still remains that Sweden and Italy will both fall out of the running before the vote in June. At which point, the IOC calls up the USOC, not Kazakhstan, and asks them to put Salt Lake on the table. I do give you a little credit for not using this post to make another prediction about the next 7 Winter Olympics though.
  2. 2 points
    Do we like cricket? However much 10cc love it, it can't compare to the adoration of the game in this city - WELCOME TO MUMBAI! We are in one of the finest cricket grounds on the planet - the Wankhede (yes) Stadium in India's largest city to announce our summer logo comp champion for 2019, and although the IOC President & Olympic champion in jousting, 1796, Thomas Bach, is once again in the building, it is surely much more appropriate to hand this important role to the most worshipped god in Mumbai: No, not him...I mean Sachin! Good evening Mumbai, & GamesBids. This has been a real Test match of a competition, but now all six balls have been bowled, it is over. We've faced a sticky wicket a few times - round 5 certainly provided a googly, but after using the Duckworth-Lewis Method, we have our closing partnership. We know already that the Don Bradman of the logo comps, Paul, has yet another century - he's got almost as many as me now - but this isn't a Test match, we can't have a draw. So, with both his two logos in the corridor of uncertainty, the time has come to see which logo has carried its bat, & which is in cow corner. The logo with the highest batting average is: Paul's Mumbai! Yoshi: Thank you Mr Tendulkar. You can return to the commentary box now to finish your cake. Yes, that settles it, we already knew the title belonged to @paul, but it's now settled that it's his Mumbai leaf that will be his 8th spot on the winners' sig. The final scorecard reads: A: 6 B: 3. A decisive victory, & relaxation for me after the winter tie & the round 5 mess So ends the 12th annual edition of the GB Olympic logo competition, with @JDCLauron & @paul giving a mix of old & new to the winners' enclosure. Once again, thank you to all participants & voters, without whom this couldn't have worked. Special thanks as ever are reserved for the world's finest wombat @Sir Rols, creator of polls, giver of advice, & solver of impasses once again I know again, it was quite low-key & long, but it still got a field & votes - & I think it actually went better than last year's. There's a reason this is held when it's held. As always with Olympic crises, you can blame the low general traffic on here on Tommy the swordsman. So, with congratulations to Paul & JDCLauron, time to wrap this thing up. If I/we do this again, it'll be at the same time next year, number 13 (yes Paul, Denver is pencilled in for if I'm back for #13....not gonna think of any others for months yet). In the meantime, we've got bats, balls, & leftover tequila for everyone, Sachin's ready to teach any uninitiated, & Mr President is volunteering to stand at the crease for anyone who wants bowling practice. Let's have a cricket party! FAREWELL/विदाई!
  3. 2 points
    Well, while we're on the cricket theme.... Howzat @paul! Congratulations. I must say, I was gunning for your Mumbai from the start and glad it won. I was reconciled to seeing it go, though, in that penultimate round. It looked like it was gonna be the one to drop out, and I'd even begun the final poll on the assumption it would be your Mexico City versus JDC's Mumbai., Then, with just about five minutes to go, I get a frantic PM from Yoshi telling me it's all tied up with all three in a dead heat. LOL! That was unprecedented and one I'd never come up against before. It's those sort of things that make the comps fun and unpredictable. Anyway, really deserved win Paul... as always. You truly are the Don Bradman of the comps (you should google him up). As for the rest... While it was a bit sad some of the old contenders didn't front up this year, it was great to see a new contender, @JDCLauron, step up to the crease - and then score a win in his maiden over! Well done JDC! Thanks for joining and hope you see you back again for another tilt at the Ashes between you and Paul (or, indeed, any other contender). And thanks @Glacib for always being keen and joining in - I'll be gunning for you to win one yourself soon. And @Scotguy - I was so pleased to see you return for the comp, and I gotta say, I think your Mumbai was the best you've done so far. I sure was barracking for it to advance as far as it could make it. And finally, a big thanks to the irrepressible @yoshi! It's really only through his sheer optimism and determination to keep the tradition going that the comp still survives - and not only survives, continues successfully every year. I gotta admit, he's proved me wrong - I've tended to be pessimistic about the chances for the comp when he has come to me asking for my opinion on whether to go for it or not. Thanks for persisting and having faith, mate. And well done. And so, the next is the 13th eh? Hmmmmm. Gotta admit, I'd have a few ideas for that one. You might wanna watch over your shoulder I don't make a comeback for it! Just kidding Yoshi, It's all yours if you wanna stay at it, though I'll certainly be there to feed you a few suggestions.
  4. 2 points
    I promised you we'd be back in Mexico...have a drink! WELCOME/BIENVENIDO! As well as a rather strong beverage, Tequila is also a town in the state of Jalisco - & that's where we are for our final! Before we make the biggest decision, we must (finally) take a look at round 4 to see who's drowning their sorrows: A: 4 B: 5 C: 6. It took us a while, but we finally got there, a proper result - & after extra time, I'm afraid it's @JDCLauron's Mumbai that must leave the scene. Good luck next time, & I'm sure the winter title is good consolation Which all means that, once again, GamesBids' king of logos @paul is guaranteed an astonishing 8th title, with both his entries contesting the finale. This is GamesBids though, so there must be one winner. So this is it, the big one, a place on that signature on the line - as before, the final has slightly altered rules: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time on Monday, 21 January. This is the final round, with only two candidates. Whichever logo has more votes will be declared winner. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if votes are level, I will reserve my right to vote in order to settle it. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT So who will it be? Who will leave Mexico in high spirits as numero uno? The decision, of course, is all yours. We will reconvene in...well that's also your call - but it'll certainly be on Sunday. Good luck to Paul, &...Paul, & may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  5. 1 point
    Snarky Response: It is cheering to hear that Los Angeles has solved its problems with poverty and homelessness in the four months since I last visited. Non-Snarky Response: I don't know why people in LA continue to ignore the reason that their city was able to host without running up debt. LA has hosted twice before by default: once during the great depression and the other time during the cold war when no one else bid and nearly half of the athletes didn't show up due to boycotting. It's not as if Los Angeles has hosted luxuriant Olympics that outshine the rest of the world for a tiny fraction of the cost of regular bids. It has hosted cheaply by using cheap facilities. LA will host in 2028 in a cost effective manner once again. But it won't do so because the local people are smarter, more virtuous or wealthier than the rest of the world. It will be because they can stick the athletes in dorm rooms and use sporting venues that wouldn't be good enough to win an actual bid competition. (Yes, I know. Dodger Stadium and the new Inglewood stadium are great. But baseball and American football aren't even Olympic sports in most Olympiads.) That isn't to say that LA will host a bad Olympics or that they should spend a lot of money on the games. But I fear that people in LA are in for a nasty surprise when the world's media reports on the 2028 games and gives them the same rough treatment Atlanta got in the press.
  6. 1 point
    Salt Lake City will unquestionably be the fallback if sweden and/or italy go offline, certainly not Sochi. Sochi will have to draw up plans for 2038-ish timeframe.
  7. 1 point
    cool, good job paul. not my favorite of the 2 choices, but it's a good logo - certainly better than anything candidate cities have come up with in ages, although tokyo's is serviceable.
  8. 1 point
    I think they might even get there. Their biggest challenge was always gonna be getting to the vote - surely the IOC can’t turn Sweden down yet again, especially as their bid embodies what they’re supposed to be looking for now.
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    You could always do the Bach gambit, and award the next two comps at once!
  12. 1 point
    The last Swedish successes in either type of skating were quite a few decades ago though...
  13. 1 point
    In some cultures though, the peacock feather is a symbol of death. Anyway, am going to India to see for myself next month! It's Bollywood or Bust for me!!
  14. 1 point
    We couldn't not have AR Rahman now, could we? WELCOME/स्वागत आहे! His song for the 2010 Commonwealth Games welcomes us to Delhi, New Delhi, & the world-famous Lotus Temple! So world-famous I always thought it was in Mumbai...anyway, we're here for the next round, but not before we investigate the results of Round 4: A: 3 B: 1 C: 4 D:2. Closer than a confidence vote, so quite clearly no logo has the required majority. Nonetheless, there is a clear loser of this round, & sadly we must say goodbye to @Scotguy's only logo, for Mumbai. Hopefully you'll have another try next time. Just 3 logos left then, & as always, it's your decision who stays & who goes. Rules: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time, Friday January 18. Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break it. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT Time to make that decision in this penultimate round. If nothing has a majority, then in keeping with the alternation, our final will take place in Mexico, unless both finalists are for Mumbai. Wherever we go, may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  15. 1 point
    Just show how pissed you are!
  16. 1 point
    Brasilia is located in the middle of the hyper dry Cerrado ecosystem (Brazilian equivalent to the savanna). Barely any large trees and very open horizons.
  17. 1 point
    Oh yay! What a relief that is! IDK how the boards survived without your informative & intuitive posts there for a while!
  18. 0 points
    SLC is looking for marketing agreements with LA2028. The same thing that stopped Reno-Tahoe 2030 in its tracks is hovering around a potential SLC 2030.
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