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  1. I'm against booing in any setting unless its calling out poor sportsmanship or bad refereeing. It's totally uncalled for and inexcusable.
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  2. I prefer it to Torino's bulbous torch. I think it's nice, if fairly generic as I've already said. I really do like this picture by the way...very Russian, though the Coca Cola logo makes me smile in amongst all the strong Russian imagary! Of course, Russia hasn't hosted since the supercharged commercialism took hold of the Games. The contrast will be interesting.
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  3. The theme for ESC 2013 in Sweden was announced last Thursday. The slogan will be "we are one". Source: http://www.eurovision.tv/page/malmo-2013 The allocation draw was made in Malmö last Thursday. It was decided which country in which semifinal. First Semi-FinalFirst halfDenmarkCroatiaUkraineThe NetherlandsAustriaSloveniaEstoniaRussiaSecond halfLithuaniaSerbiaIrelandBelarusCyprusMontenegroBelgiumMoldovaSecond Semi-FinalFirst halfLatviaAzerbaijanMaltaIcelandSan MarinoFYR MacedoniaFinlandBulgariaSecond halfIsraelNorwayAlbaniaHungarySwitzerlandGeorgiaGreeceArmeniaRomaniaItaly, UK and Sw
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  4. Sorry, but even as a non-Brit, I find this explanation complete bollocks. We shouldn't analyse the ceremony and Danny Boyle's motives to death. It's completely natural that an Olympic opening ceremony is adressed not only to the global audience, but very strongly also to the host nation itself. Vancouver did exactly the same (remember the patriotic and controversial "Canada" slam poetry section in the opening ceremony?). Beijing was also strongly directed to the home audience - the "Ode to the Motherland" "performed" by that cute little girl who only lip-synched to the singing of another girl
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  5. Not only Harvard #1 wealthiest in the world. We also have MIT ranked in #6th, as well as other huge ones like BU, BC, Suffolk, Tufts, Umass Boston and Northeastern U . If Boston 2024 will become a bid one day, all of these would have to come together, the City belongs to them.
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  6. Hmmm…that’s what a lot of the Brits here have said, and I keep wondering what that means. Like the rest of us are not all unaware of modern British culture and I personally was NOT expecting or wanting a Beijing style army of choreographed Beefeaters dancing around giant props of Big Ben and the London Eye (although that most clichéd use of landmarks did indeed happen in the closing…go figure who that was for. But I still don’t know what that means that the ceremony was geared to Brits. There really wasn’t anything that mysterious or insider about the imagery or what was happening. I guess it
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  7. Maybe the issue will be addressed during and after World Cup 2014; and Brasilia & all sectors can take remedial action in time for 2016.
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  8. Just a quick note from someone who doesn't post here: I'm Brazilian and I have absolutely no problem with any of our neighbours. In fact, I think Argentina and Portugal are great countries (just to name a few of which some people claim to be hated by Brazilians). I live too far from Rio so probably won't be at any of the ceremonies but I'd be very more than happy to cheer for any athlete, from any country, from any continent, of any religion, of any sexual orientation and so on. Unfortunately, I can't guarantee others will behave in a mature way. I find it appalling, ridiculous and very child
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  9. All information and news about the Sochi 2014 torch relay can be found in the Sochi 2014 torch relay official website in Russian, English and French. here: http://torchrelay.sochi2014.com/en
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