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  1. What exactly has been the point of the last 160 pages, then? When did we cross the line into throwing away anything, potentially legitamate, anyone brings up in this thread simply because "it won't matter, you'll never know!" in the end. Some of us are still looking out for this thing, some of us are still intereted in seeing if we can figure out where this damn cauldron is before the 27th. If you're not at all anymore, then maybe you should step out of this thread. You can always start a seperate thread for discussions that truly are tedious, nuance-filled, and ultimately un-conclusionalbe.
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  2. It MIGHT be hiding under any bushel anywhere. This whole thread is such TOTAL guesswork at this juncture that I don't see the point. LOCOG HAS WON. They've kept the secret. Is it in the blue structure? The purple structure? The white one? Under a bridge? In the canal? Scattered all over the city? There's no way to know anything. Do you realize that even after it is lit you won't know where it's been concealed prior to the ceremonies? If that's engrossing to you (I mean this sincerely) I hope you really have fun speculating, but I don't think it's reasonable to get irritated by a bit of t
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  3. Out of all the off-topic disucssions this thread has spiraled into, this "London: first three time Olympic host city or not?" one is by the far the most insufferable and uninteresting.
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  4. Rio's bid logo and font were great, I was really impressed with what they came up with for that. I also loved at the image was off-center with the text. Though, FWIW, I also really liked Chicago's original bid logo.
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  5. It's interesting that when London lights the Cauldron on 27th, it will officially make her the second Host City ever, and both within the same calender year, to celebrate being triple Olympic hosts. London 1908 Summer Olympic Games 1948 Summer Olympic Games 2012 Summer Olympic Games Innsbruck 1964 Winter Olympic Games 1976 Winter Olympic Games 2012 Winter Youth Olympic Games The modern day Olympic Movement of 2012 covers a broader reach across the sporting world and encourages more youth to participate in sport from a younger age than ever before. The Youth Olympic Games are now
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  6. More and more people around the world will, over time, get used to the longer list of official Olympic Games and the place of both editions of YOGs in the Olympic Movement. Just on athlete numbers alone participating, the order from highest to lowest is, and will always be: Summer Olympic Games Winter Olympic Games Summer Youth Olympic Games Winter Youth Olympic Games The first two of course will always be by far the biggest and more senior Games compared to their younger siblings. This is the way the IOC always intended the Youth Olympic Games to be - a pathway to sporting exc
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  7. I have always liked the logo and I think it is really coming into it's own now. It was innovative and edgy to have gone for a logo that could be 'infilled' with whatever was required. I love the flag logos! If you look at the Rio 2016 logo, it is such a backwards step from London. It is a return to the staid, boring logos of most previous Olympics. London 2012 is very much a 'brand,' ahead of it's time, when released in 2007, in my view.
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  9. You know what? I think you're right. They had likely done that while preparing themselves for that big wedding for, say, being there for at least a month last year. So I can imagine the NBC was there all over the UK filming all that in their aerial shots--and lots of them--for the intro along with the "fairly sizable" library of contemporary London and British footage it already has. I know NBC has done those dry runs in the UK (not just London) in just about everything to get prepared. Which reminds me. To be honest, I haven't seen those British Tourism commercials on NBC that were airing du
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  10. Innsbruck also just hosted the 1st Youth Olympic Games, an IOC-certified Games. And the fact that: - the Innsbruck mayor mentioned their 3x in his Welcome Speech with the IOC brass present right there; and - they used 3 cauldrons AHEAD of London--and the IOC not stopping them, makes them, to me...the FIRST Modern Era city to host 3 Olympic (Winter) Games. London is the 1st Summer 3-peater, but going by the calendar, Innsbruck beats them by a nose. Actually, until the IOC and the Olympic historians rejigged the calendar, Athens (you would like that) is technically the first Summer 3-peate
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  11. ZDF's funny 2012 Olympic promo where people in various parts of London emulate Olympic sports in their everyday routines and encounters. This is not the only one that does this. Others of a similar vein are coming soon. Taio Cruz's official song appears here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zBFjXkykbgg YLE is using Lawo consoles for its 2012 London Olympics coverage on YLE TV1, TV2, and FST5 http://www.tvbeurope...-at-london-2012 Grass Valley's longstanding relationship with ERR (specifically ETV) in helping the network cover it with Grass Valley's video cameras, replay system, and a HD p
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  12. No likey - baggy banners & vv bland!
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