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    Can you guys give it a rest with the GIF's and slurs? This isn't a fight anyone is going to win. If you want to debate something, debate it. Don't use ad hominem attacks. If you just want to vent your vitriol go play War Thunder or something instead.
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    GOOD EVENING GAMESBIDS, & WELCOME TO THE 12TH ANNUAL OLYMPIC LOGO COMPETITION! Yes, this again. Following last year's reasonable turnout for a competition that was basically a giant timing error, we have returned to the tradition of GB's winter Cultural Olympiad for the 12th (!) edition. After an August start in 2017, I'm sure you're pleased to leave it to November 26 before breaking out the festive songs. First, as ever, a proper thanks to the two Aussies whose foundations for the comp led to its longevity - @thatsnotmypuppy, the founder who came up with the idea, & @Sir Rols, who kept it going & is enthusiastically taking up his newer role as official sounding-board once again - thanks mate Now, in my latest attempt to live up to the great comps of old, I'm going for a format that's semi-traditional, but incorporates what made the World Cup one of 2016 successful. In addition, our 4 cities (yup, 4, 2 summer & 2 winter) have been picked for controversy, challenge, & pure design potential, so there's a lot to work with. So let's go around the world, from A to Z & from M to...M, here are the logo comp cities of 2018: WINTER 2030 CITY 1: ALMATY, KAZAKHSTAN (the controversy) It had to be. Everyone's favourite Kazakh not-capital, this is the city that bids for every Winter Olympics except the one it might actually win. It's the city everyone's talking about, & as the IOC finally run out of options, it's a Games that might even happen. How would you show it to the world? WINTER 2030 CITY 2: ZURICH, SWITZERLAND (for challenge) The largest city in the IOC's homeland, I can only assume that the reason it's never so much as bid for the Winter games is that mountains are a fair way away. That & the democracy thing. Neither of these matter to the comp (or the IOC), so how would you brand the Olympics' sort-of homecoming in 2030? SUMMER 2032 CITY 1: MEXICO CITY, um, MEXICO (for potential part 1) 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of one of the most significant Olympics of all time, & we're returning to where it all happened - Mexico's sprawling capital. From the Aztecs to Kahlo, Mexico is full of inspiration - a gift to the designers of our board. How will you show off Mexico as the Olympics return? SUMMER 2032 CITY 2: MUMBAI*, INDIA (for potential part 2) And finally, one of the largest & most vibrant cities on Earth - Mumbai. To emulate their big rival China by hosting the Olympics would be a huge deal for India - & in Bollywood's home city, design ideas shouldn't be hard to find. I've long wondered how the designers here would brand an Indian Olympics - here's your chance. *A note on names - Mumbai is the only official name of the city, not Bombay. If you really must use Bombay in your logo (for a visual pun, say) I can't stop you, but as we like to be realistic, bear in mind Mumbai is the only name that the IOC & India would use, & would be the name used for any real purpose. THE RULES/FORMAT We are, as ever, after logos that encompass the overall feel of the city and local influences that can be tied into a design concept. How can any of these cities articulate graphically what they could bring to future Olympics hosting? What flavour will they bring to the games? Will it inspire any of these to actually bid for the damn thing? The logos should be presented as full colour designs on white background. If you like, however, they can also be presented in black and white or utilised in forms like street banners, t-shirts, apps, vehicles, pins etc. For voting purposes, the main (colour) logo will be used on the polls, & extra stuff is not obligatory, but any extra material you produce may help you “sell” your design better to the wider GamesBids voting membership.  These logos are for the cities as they HOST the games. So you CAN use the rings, and don't need to include the words “Candidate City, Olympic Games 2030/32” or whatever the IOC want this week. Please post your preliminary submissions on this thread. If you want to hold anything back to be presented as a “surprise” when voting starts you can contact me or Rols via PM and I'll tell you where you can send the extra material. However, it would be nice to see as many on-thread submissions as possible for people to chew over in-thread, & to try & get the old buzz back. You can submit logos for any of the cities, & anything up to all 4 of them. However, you cannot enter more than one logo for the same city (see below). So entering one logo for each of Almaty, Mexico City & Mumbai is fine, but two logos for Almaty, say, is not fine. You are able, encouraged even, to enter for multiple cities. Feel free to post as many logo designs as you like, & to ask for feedback from our famously discerning electorate. If you really can't decide between your own designs for a city, feel free to start a poll (or to ask for one to be started). When the time comes for voting, however, you will be asked to settle on a maximum of ONLY ONE official logo per city as your official entry. The format is a revisit to the tournament system that served the World Cup comp so well in 2016. Exact details will depend on the numbers received - so will be revealed when we get there. Unlike the World Cup, the winter & summer 'halves' will be entirely separate, there will be two winners in the Olympic comp tradition. The competition is open to all members of GamesBids, or to any new legitimate members who join before the end of the submission period. I, with consultation, will rule on the legitimacy of new members. As you would expect, I will rule on any disputes - always aiming to be as fair as possible in the process. As always, just remember, this is all meant to be fun. Olympic spirit, remember?. Hopefully this will spark up some action on the board. I'll be dipping in, keeping a close eye on things, but otherwise will try and keep my green yoshi-paws off until the polling stages. The deadline for submissions is 1pm London time (that is, midnight in Sydney, as per tradition) on NEW YEAR'S EVE, 31 DECEMBER 2018. Thus, GB will begin 2019 with the voting. And this is just to alert @Rob. to the existence of the new comp in the hope that he'll do his traditional bit of putting up links to various free design programs etc for the benefit of those who want to take part but may not have the facility at the moment. All that is left to say is thank you Rols once again, and to all participants for having the guts to put your logos up for the annual GamesBids dissection, & may the best logos win. There are too many languages involved to do this properly, so I'll just say GOOD LUCK! 
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    Hello! I can't help but appreciate the existence of such an Olympic emblem design competition as this one, despite being an unofficial one. I've been searching for any news on an official competition like this for Paris 2024 but to no avail, for which case, I have made one for that on my shelf, just in case. For now, I submit an OFFICIAL entry to this competition for ALMATY 2030! As much as I want to do design application (venue dressing, pictograms, banners, tickets, etc.) with my emblem design, I am unable to actually do it as class schedule here in medical school is busy and unrelenting, plus a week full of exams approaches before Christmas break. Let's see if I could still be able to create entries for Zurich, Mexico City, and Mumbai before the deadline. Thank you and long live GamesBids!
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    Ok, I know there always used to be a good few members who only creeped out of the woodwork when a logo comp was on, plus there’s several old big names who haven’t been seen round here for some time. Since we don’t have status updates anymore (grumble) the only way to alert them is like this: @daveypodmore @Glacib @woohooitsme83 @Scotguy @JO2024 @mr.bernham @Rob. @Lord David This doesn’t include anyone who I know is aware of the comp, isn’t in any kind of order, & I’m sure I’ll think of more. Also, Utkarsh, you can also submit a logo for any of the other 3 cities, but not for Mumbai unless you want to replace the one above. Housekeeping done
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    Anyway, if the Swedish government just doesn’t want it, there’s nothing the IOC can do, no matter the “verbiage” they’re using about them. Just ask Calgary 2026 that. Milan is their best bet ATM, especially now that the Italian Government just came out & committed themselves to the bid on a ‘just in case’ basis. As for SLC, I actually would like to see the whole process fall apart just so the IOC has no other choice but to give 2026 to them, & then watch you, your emmy fool & dumb offspring, dart boy, all explode from the shock!
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    Bach “won’t be too concerned, though. They still have two other excellent candidates” (left)! In the meantime, the rest of the members are like:
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    I assume you mean 'complement', but instead you've unwittingly given us a brilliant insight into what the IOC's current leadership probably thinks should be happening.
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    The IOC doesn’t panic. They enjoy being in complete denial. If Calgary drops, I totally expect Bach to come out & say - “we’re not too concerned. We still have two excellent candidates for the 2026 Winter Games” - lmfao
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    Spain will bid to the host World Cup in 2030 Luis Rubiales, Pedro Sánchez and Gianni Infantino spoke about the matter on Wednesday It's been too long since Spain hosted a World Cup on its shores -- in concrete, since 1982, when tournament mascot Naranjito was one of the stars of the tournament. 12/09/2018 Upd. on 13/09/2018 at 09:28 CEST Jesús Malagón (@86malagon) IN SPORT.ES España presentará su candidatura para el Mundial 2030 The idea of hosting football's showpiece for a second time came up again on Wednesday in a meeting at Moncloa between RFEF president Luis Rubiales, FIFA chied Gianni Infantino and the president of Spain Pedro Sanchez. Spain's main objective is to organise the World Cup in 2030. However, there are various alternatives in which that could happen: either as a stand-alone candidate or as joint hosts with Portugal and Morocco. The second option is the one which Rubiales feels gives the country the best chance of winning the vote. The meeting was Infantino's second official visit to Spain in less than two months, after taking part in the RFEF's General Assembly, when Rubiales made his debut as the organisation's president. Thirty-six years ago, on our shores, Italy won th 1982 World Cup, beating Germany 3-1 in the final at the Santiago Bernabeu. In 2020, Bilbao will be one of the cities which hosts a European Championships which will be spread across the continent. The upcoming World Cups will be in Qatar in 2020 and in the USA, Canada and Mexico in 2026. https://www.sport-english.com/en/news/futbol-internacional/spain-will-bid-to-the-host-world-cup-in-2030-7030800
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    /\/\ I suspect the Swedish Olympic Committee has friends in the opposition who have told them to just go ahead and when the opposition becomes the ruling coalition (soon, I hope), then they can officially announce their support. If the SOC did not have hidden promises from at least one side, they wouldn't be proceeding to go forward.
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    Germany wins right to host UEFA Euro 2024 football championship https://www.dw.com/en/germany-wins-right-to-host-uefa-euro-2024-football-championship/a-45655549
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    Japan 2019 - Tokyo 2020. France 2023 - Paris 2024. If I was the USA Rugby Federation I'd be bidding for 2027 as it is obvious that World Rugby is in cahoots with the IOC and this tournament is now being utilised as a test event
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    Then enjoy the event folding into oblivion. We (the south hem) don't care that much - was just trying to help.
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    I think I get it now. RuFF knows he can't form an original opinion about the Olympics other than to recap what's coming from his hero, so he's trying to distract us by reminding everyone what a homophobic asshole he is! It all makes sense! A few things to note here.. THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF TELEVISION ARTS & SCIENCES ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 36TH ANNUAL SPORTS EMMY® AWARDS Your boy didn't win that Emmy on his own. He's one of dozens of people that won one for being a part of NBC's coverage. So it's not like he made some major personal contribution on his own to get that one. As for Stockholm.. yea, really going out a limb to say that's what the IOC wants. Only someone as brilliant as Alan Abrahamson could have possibly come up with that, especially with only 3 candidates in the running and the other 2 both in countries that have hosted a Winter Olympics in the past 12 years. Don't think he deserves credit for being the first to call it for Stockholm (and how about we wait to see if they actually win first since a lot has to happen in order for that to actually come true). If he still wants to take credit for being the first to propose the 2024/28 double - even though he continues to be butthurt that they didn't do it in the order he suggested - that's great. There's nothing to take credit for here.
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    ...& meanwhile, at IOC Headquaters:
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    OBS congress was held recently on the eve of the 2 year to go events and the mascot official introduction. According to the keynote, which shows temptative dates (that means, they could change), it seems the key elements of the Look of the games will be announced next month, while its official introduction will be in April 2019 for the 500 days to go events. Pictograms might be unveiled in October 2018, and the Torch design in March 2019. Medal design will probably be done in July 2019
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