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    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.
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    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.
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    It's not just NBC. The calendars of every summer Olympic sport would have to be torn up and adjusted, and that would be a massive disruption. And it would be an even bigger problem for team sports as the IOC has either very indirect control or no control at all over the various sports leagues around the world.
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    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.
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    The 2019 Rabat African Games Opening Ceremony took place Monday, which surely would get lost sometimes in the international sports realm out of Morocco's capital city. Parade of Nations very much started almost immediately. Nations came out to its most notable national artists--great tribute for South Africans marching to the late, great Johnny Clegg and one of his signature songs "Asimbonanga" with Savuka. But the audio from the emcees with the field one and the Olympic Channel feed sportscaster seem to compete against one another in speaking. More accurately, over each other. Obviously that will be confusing to listeners. Quite enjoyable here beyond that. Judo actually got with theirs during the three days before this OC: And then there was the Indian Ocean Island Games that took place in Port-Louis, Mauritius at the Anjalay Coopen Stadium that took place a month ago and had to deal with a torrential rainfall that delayed the Opening Ceremony for nearly 30 minutes. Show went on as the rain let up significantly. The Comoros Islands fielded a far bigger contingent of athletes than in the All-African Games right now. As you would expect with these Indian Ocean Island area, they're predominately French like Reunion, Comoros, Seychelles, Maldives, Madagascar, and Mayotte. Does add a nice element of the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony with a bicycle rider leading the delegations with a hallmark Mauritian house behind him or her:
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    LA Memorial Coliseum Completes $315M Renovation Ahead Of Football Season
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    I don't plan to post the broadcasts online (as that'd be a massive job and whatever I post on YouTube will probably get removed pretty quickly due to copyright issues) but if you're interested, an overview (including screenshots) is available here: http://motorracingvideoarchive.com/#/olympic
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    And that's a good thing. The initial proposal was hideous, unrealistic and costly. Good riddance to that and they also managed to save up money by doing this. As for Bird Nest yeah, very iconic stadium....when it's not being abandoned/unused. Which is like 70% of the time. Anywho, new picture. They're testing the illumination now. The greenery around the stadium still has much more to grow but it's getting there.
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    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.
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    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.
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