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  1. I promised there'd be Kylie, so here she is: I also promised we'd be in Melbourne, but you voted us straight to the destination - welcome to Brisbane proper, and to the legendary Gabba: But who will be so lucky (lucky, lucky, lucky) to win the comp? To find out, let's welcome another Aussie legend in her own right, live from her Melbourne mansion - the gladiolus queen herself, DAME EDNA! Edna: G'day possums! It's been wonderful to see all your designs, but only one can win - I don't have much time here, I have to perform the
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  2. i was driving around Brisbane last night and you could not keep the smile off my face. I was thinking about potential pre-Olympics training camp venues just in the Brisbane area and two came to mind. 1 - The university of Queensland (8.5 Km from the CBD by road) Sports: Rugby, Athletics, field sports, Swimming, Fencing, Hockey, Squash, Volleyball and Weightlifting UQ is Queenslands oldest university and has facilities for a far number of sports - a 50m swimming pool, purpose built hockey and rugby fields and a proper athletics track with some field sport (javeli
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  3. Nikki Haley talking about “upholding America’s guiding principles” on Faux News is absolutely hysterical! Considering that’s not what they were doing at all when they were peddling the big, fat lie for weeks, which put on own Republic’s democracy at great risk. So please Nikki, just spare us the hypocritical hyperbole about Nazi Germany & “evil China” (when people like you are also part of the problem), & which is only meant for your own selfish, political self interests.
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  4. theres already a ton of infrastructure going in anyway - Cross River Rail, Brisbane Metro, Queens Wharf for starters. This is stuff we already need and was being done. The good thing about my city hosting the games is that we will have a hard deadline to get things done and will hopefully stop the bunfights between city, state and federal governments
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  5. https://stillmedab.olympic.org/media/Document%20Library/OlympicOrg/News/2021/02/IOC-Feasibility-Assessment-Brisbane.pdf Venues BRISBANE Brisbane Olympic Stadium- 50,000 (Athletics, Track and Field) NEW Brisbane Arena- 15,000 (Swimming, Water Polo) NEW Brisbane Aquatics Centre- 4,500 (Diving, Artistic Swimming, Water Polo) Existing- Upgrade Southbank Cultural Forecourt- 4,000 (Archery) Temporary Brisbane Indoor Sports Centre- 15,000 (Basketball) New Southbank Piazzy 4,500 (3X3 Basketball) Existing Anna Meares Velodrome- 5,000 (Track, BMX Cycling) Ex
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  6. When the pandemic first hit last year, the initial response was "we are committed to holding the Games on schedule and we have not considered alternatives." A week later, they announced a postponement. This time, they're fully committed to making it happen. They've said another postponement is not an option (this time I believe them) so they have no choice but to push forward given whatever restrictions they feel will be necessary. And like Stefan said, a new leader coming in just a few months before the games, what else should they say? You're right, we have no idea what the traj
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  7. My sentiments exactly FINALLY!!!!
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  8. ...I don't think Athletes, volunteers or sports journalist are essential to anything.
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  9. They said they didn't have a Plan B last time. Then came up with a Plan B very quickly. No idea what they would do if they decide they can't hold the Games this summer. But if that decision has to be made, it won't be made for at least until the spring. There was no way they could have gone ahead with the Olympics last year. But now, sports teams and leagues are managing to operate. Obviously the Olympics is an event like nothing else, but to say it's not possible.. way too early for that kind of declaration. You say they should cut their losses, but this isn't the best example of a
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  10. Computer picked a great time to quit...anyway: ------------------------------------------------------------------ What's that Skippy? What do you mean nobody's fallen down a well?! What are you saying then? We've got to find a logo? For the Brisbane Olympics? When? 2032...fair enough, how many to choose from? 5?! Well, only one way to solve this one... In the words of Sydney 2000, G'Day to the world! Welcome to the GOLD COAST! Don't panic, Peter Beattie has been safely stowed away in a VW camper, no risk of him infiltrating this
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  11. Goodbye and good riddance you fascist orange shitbag
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  12. Wow! I wasn't expecting that and so really great the deadline was extended! Otherwise it would have to have been another year before finally getting an entry in! Massive thanks to everyone for your votes; and to all designers for making it a competition - and of course, to you guys for running a great competition. I'm mega excited to be joining the community again properly - and a nice way to do it! Looking forward to voting on the Brisbane designs next week! J
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  13. I made this video about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team that was comprised of Universal Studios employees. It was the first Olympics that ever included basketball, and the US took home the gold! It's a little-known story, but has so many interesting facets across the board. It was relatively controversial just for the team to attend. I hope you enjoy the video!
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  14. My goodness, man.. get off Pavlovian streak of yours when you get excited anytime you see the slightest hint of what could look like a boycott. You do realize that Trump is about to no longer be president, right? Short of one of the biggest political coups ever, Joe Biden is about to be POTUS. He doesn't need to take a stand on China to help get elected. The vote already happened. And what is a "pro boycott order" anyway? Do you think with all that's going on right now that either Trump (likely not going to be the president in 2022) or Biden is thinking about the Olympics at this
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  15. Yeah, the look of the games was released last May, but I don't blame anyone for not noticing due to the current status of the Pandemic. Anyway. Beijing Winter Olympics color system and core graphics release dynamic graphics for the first time in Olympic history https://www.tellerreport.com/sports/2020-05-08-beijing-winter-olympics-color-system-and-core-graphics-release-dynamic-graphics-for-the-first-time-in-olympic-history.rJDKIIzc8.html So, yeah, much like the LA'28 logo, they're going for the Dynamic graphics. Which means we're going to have a Look of the Games in moti
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  16. Date:Oct 30, 2020 News source:The Japan Times Link to this article:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/10/30/olympics/japanese-language-olympic-parade/
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  17. Wow, how so special that would have been for you to be there in the Stadium that night! My elderly mother and I were just outside the Stadium Australia on little folding stools in the crowded Olympic Park Live Site. It was a great typical Aussie communal party atmosphere there and we all cheered big time when Juan Antonio proclaimed his Games verdict. Treasured memories. I was so lucky as well to be in the Stadium for the first OC Dress Rehearsal then in the actual OC on 15/9/2000. I hope of course that Queensland can bring the Games down under for the third time in 2032.
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  18. Was nice to be in the stadium to hear it....Sydney 2000 was the highlight of my life, I carried the flame into Byron Bay, witnessed the opening and closing and every athletic session, and all up I saw 70 gold medals being won! My best fiend from Uni even hosted the 1 hour pre opening activities in the stadium. And when I was a little kid a few miles from the stadium I used to stage my own Olympic Games in the backyard1
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  19. I love the concept, but I do not like the execution. Can the bold font (L, 2 and 8) at least be the same font since the As change? It seems like the L and the 8 are the same or similar, but the 2 is kind of a sports jersey kind of font. Is this the offical logo or some kind of promo to keep people excited since it's so far away--I hope? I'm not a fan of the A that's currently their icon on social media (some kind of Old English, brush font). Reminds me of the Oakland As.
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  20. Actually, very innovating. It was about time we had a groundbreaking logo which would fit the current digital era, and I like how the way the "A" changes talks so much about LA's identity and culture without going over the top. I agree they could had used a better font for the rest of the letters, though. It was just very weird that they released it so early. It should had happened in 2021, but i guess they now have plenty of time to get to work in a brand which also matches perfectly with this and with the digital age. I hope there are nods to the Festive Federalism brand of LA'84.
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  21. What’s that? Suicide for fear of death? Never in a million years would athletes en masse go for that idea.
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  22. The French have this proclivity to do strange things with their ceremonies. And they like to do outdoor/"theatre in the streets." 1. weird Albertville 1992 ceremonies 2. Med Games 1993 - held lakeside, or by a beach in Languedoc-Rosillon. (There's a partial clip of that on UTube.) 3. this FIFA 1998 World Cup 4. Jeux de la Francophonie 2013 in Nice when the OC was held at the Place Messina (the public square) in Nice. I hope they don't f*ck up 2024 with their weirdness. Oh, well, Cirque du Soleil just filed for bankruptcy becuz all their shows in Vegas closed
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  23. As a Brisbane based politics nut even i struggle to see where this is going. Sure the north and west traditionally vote conservative, but it;s the city seats where the election is won, and given whats happened in Qld with the last few elections i would not call it at all. There is no mood for change. no one has the baseball bats out like we did for Bligh and especially Newman. Theres also next to no election advertising at the moment (there was a Frekington billboard around the corner from me for about a week and than it was pulled down) meaning a good chunk of voters are not even
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  24. There’s maybe an argument at this point to say give Birmingham 2026 & cancel 2022. Would give the World Athletics Championships & their athletes the space they need, 2022 is a very cramped summer. Although obviously it’d be best of all if they can find a host for 2026 & keep Brum - I like the Commonwealth Games, it’s very sad to see them in so much trouble
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  25. It's just been confirmed.. We'll do in fact have 2 different games in 2 different Birmingham in 2022.. https://theworldgames2021.com/new-dates-twg-birmingham-to-take-place-july-7-17-2022/
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  26. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/organizers-finalize-new-dates-for-tokyo-olympics-beginning-in-july-2021/ar-BB11Uz8s?ocid=spartanntp Dates finalized for Tokyo Olympics: July 23rd - August 8th 2021
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  27. They must keep it burning, and they should hold a symbolic ceremony on the date Tokyo 2020 should have started.
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  28. My sympathies are with the people suffering from the virus. Jesus.
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  29. Ahhh baron, I do miss telling you how dead wrong you are. So thank you for this opportunity. You are wrong. These are extremely unprecedented times. It is very possible - and I would argue likely - that we could have a Summer Olympics in 2021. The IOC has said cancellation is NOT an option. Postponement is. NBC will not have a major say in this and if they did, they would probably advocate to move it to next Summer, not to push it back by a month. And don't forget there's also the matter of the Paralympics as well
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  30. Should the IOC and TOCOG determine that TOKYO 2020 will proceed as planned there will likely be unprecedented changes to venues, security, travel protocols, medical preparedness, etc.. A more informational “look of games” may be necessary to identify TOKYO 2020. A comprehensive plan may include a main logo that is more connected to these games parameters. I would like to submit a logo design to TOCOG for consideration. This design was originally created for Harbin, China in a past GB logo contest and was rejected by the GB community and thus it is available now. I can be available (
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  31. I think an excessive use of exclamation marks is a better sign of hysteria than making decisions based on scientific advice.
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  32. It seems this block has recently been cleared and is a construction site for a new metro line. Meaning when they are done around 2024 access to the underground station and a new bridge to the Gabba will mean that - even if the real estate development was to be pushed back until after 2032 - there will probably not be enough room left to fit an Athletics track. So I guess we can expect the new stadium at Albion to be built. For sure, Brisbane officials will mant to make sure the icing on their Olympic cake is not held in another city. Plus, having another 2,000-ish athletes + officials at
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  33. 40 years ago is still fresh for you? Not sure I want to ask how old you are! It's definitely going to be a rough lead up to the Olympics (and for better or worse, it's probably a good thing that Tokyo hasn't happened yet so that means it shortens the gap between Tokyo and Beijing even more). As the Beijing Games come more into focus, there are going to be a lot of polarizing opinions. Some will say that the United States (or any other country) should absolutely not take part in anything related to China. Others will say that the athletes shouldn't have to be used as political pawns an
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  34. So you're calling Australia "no-one" here?... Exclusive: Queensland set to be installed by IOC as preferred bidder for 2032 Olympics
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  35. What I dont like about the Olympic Medals there is nothing Japanese about it- no Japanese or Tokyo imagery or icons, materials or even textures. Metal craft and design are Japanese strengths- but I think they missed the boat with very generic designs.
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  36. I've asked round on that, hopefully I can help you soon
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  37. I agree with you RWB the world will see it as pay back for the Covid 19. Why reward China when they screwed the world.
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  38. The Gabba redevelopment is complete. New concourse, new entry gates, new media facilities, a new LED signage board which is now directly on the fence and not half a metre inside the fence. New corporate facilities too. The Gabba is ready to host the Grand Final in style!
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  39. The changing A is totally derivative of the MTV logo....and anyone who has been alive the last 30 years would have seen it somewhere. I think MTV did it better though. Remember Tokyo changed its logo because it was similar to a Belgium Theater troupe- not many of us had seen that!
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  40. I find it funny looking at that stadium- it doesnt look THAT big- but it held 115,000! Looks smaller than the LA Colliseum or Birds Nest for example, but held a lot more people. Was an amazing venue during the Games...
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  41. Having watched the behind the scenes overview of the Sydney 2000 Opening Ceremony, I actually liked the design of the stadium back then compared to now. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/50/44/ea/5044ea68a0bb29db59037f3a937652cc.png
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  42. Queensland Olympics bid to drive post-COVID-19 recovery: AOC Credit: Brisbane Times https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/queensland-olympics-bid-to-drive-post-covid-19-recovery-aoc-20200526-p54wkf.html By Gregg Baum May 26, 2020 — 2.53pm Far from dampen Queensland’s 2032 Olympics bid, the coronavirus crisis can work in its favour as well as acting as driver of recovery for the state, the Australian Olympic Committee says. AOC chief executive Matt Carroll says Queensland already has the edge on less advanced bids from I
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  43. What's the saying: you want to make the God/s laugh? Plan well in advance.
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  44. From CNN: “It was also announced that the event will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 despite the postponement.“ https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/sport/olympics-postponement-tokyo-2020-spt-intl/index.html
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  45. Hell or high water.. but what about a virus? What happens if this virus is still circling the globe at that point. Should the Olympics be held at all costs then? I want the Games to happen as much as anyone, but not if it poses a health risk to everyone attending, which therefore could have repercussions on the rest of the world. That can't happen, as much as we might all want it to. If that has a ripple effect on future events as a result, so be it.
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  46. Video of production of the torches YouTube VIDEO Personally, I like the design. I think the miniatures make cute keychains. Hope Lights Our Way
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  47. It'll go to Salt Lake. 2014 - Asia Minor; 2018 and 2022 - NE Asia; 2026 - Europe. All of which makes it time to revolve the SOGs back to North America -- a safe and reliable place for the IOC (and NBC) to have their Winter Games.
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  48. So, the UK have always had a hill sufficient enough to hold alpine skiing events, even downhill, and we're just now hearing about it? If this is the case, why haven't the UK ever put in a bid to host a winters games.
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  49. I think it happened some time in May of last year when one member tried to get a petition signed that would ban Tony from the forum. From there it spin-balled even further resulting in Tony being restricted post wise and the member that did the petition was banned. From then on and even before Tony has increasingly become a problem for the forums. I mean that with no offense to Tony, I think he is a nice kid just ill prepared for such a harsh community. The most fun this forum was for me was during the end of the 2020 bid race. I had joined in the summer and like many newbies boasted that my
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