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  1. still a spin to me as a Brisbane resident to hear Brisbane mentoned in the same sentance as Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles
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  2. While I agree with the initial premise here, the other, & probably bigger issue at hand though, is whether or not Spain can do both. And with it's current economic difficulties ATM, they have to pick one or the other, but not both. At least not back-to-back anyway. Many like to blame Brazil's economic woes on it's 2016 Olympics. But many here seem to forget that they also hosted the 2014 World Cup just two years prior. I think the two combined so close together was their problem, rather than just the 2016 Olympics themselves. Only very few countries can pull off back-to-back mega events like that in the best of times, let alone not in the most ideal conditions. Yeah, it's precisely why we wound up with L.A. 2028 TBW. Pretty much by default. The Boston 2024 bid was a total trainwreck. I think Texas would probably be one of the very few other areas in the U.S. that wouldn't be so NOlympic. But to that end, the only option there would be Dallas. That would be Texas' best foot forward. And even then, it'd be an iffy contest in the international arena. Unless of course, their sole competitors are "tier 3" despots. IDK - as good as London 2012 was, it should really be tried with another place in the U.K. Maybe Manchester, Birmingham or even Glasgow should be the next attempt.
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  3. Yeah, really. Since 1996, when Russia was competing solely as Russia, the Russians have won between 56-68 medals overall at every Summer Olympics (with the exception of Sydney 2000 & Athens 2004, where they had more than that). The "ROC" right now has 18 overall medals at these Olympics, tied with host country Japan. So I don't get these so-called sanctions, either. If all the IOC has to choose from next time is a bid from St. Petersburg, & from Indonesia, India, Qatar or Baku, they're gonna go with Putinville. Plain & simple. The 'not going to Russia at all costs' only makes sense if solid options from Western locations come forth. But most of us here know, that is much easier said than done, where the IOC & hosting the Olympic Games are being looked at as a toxic brand these days in democratic locales.
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  4. Glad to see that twat Osaka who didn't deserve to light the cauldron get knocked out in Tennis Prelims. Serve's her right.
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  5. Let me be clear. A double award of Salt Lake City and Vancouver is a long shot. Given the IOC's new process and with Salt Lake City already engaging with the IOC, I would expect the IOC will try to move quickly as they did with Brisbane. Most recent news about a possible Vancouver hid was a formal bid could be as much as a year off. I don't think the IOC will wait that long if SLC is ready to get serious now. Still doesn't solve the sponsorship money issue though.
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  6. The full text from link above, by Google Translate: Leo Burlá and Pedro Ivo Almeida From UOL, in Rio de Janeiro 08/29/2017 4:00 am The centerpiece of the opening ceremony on August 5, 2016, the Olympic pyre was in the sights of the eyes of the world at the Games held in Rio de Janeiro. A year after shining at Maracanã, however, it has faded. No shine, disassembled. And without a single person being able to see it. UOL Esporte found that the emblematic metal object was kept in a box and is abandoned in a shed in the west side of Rio de Janeiro. With no destination in mind, it was left at Maracanã for months and was almost shipped to the museum of the International Olympic Committee in Switzerland. It was in the warehouse of set designer Abel Gomes, general director of the Rio-2016 ceremonies, however, that she ended up stopping. The Rio-2016 Committee claims that it could not pay the fees to keep the pyre that was lit by former marathon runner Vanderlei Cordeiro de Lima. After a round of negotiations, the costs of import taxes were reduced and the object remained in the Olympic city, more precisely in a box in the Santa Cruz district. The intention was to create a museum with several records from the Pan 2007 and Rio-2016. According to Mario Andrada, communication director of the Rio-2016 Committee, Ilha de Pombeba, in Barra, would be the place that would house this collection under the responsibility of the Olympic Committee of Brazil (COB). Sought out by the report, the COB's staff informed that "there is no decision" on the matter. Like the pyre, the revolving sculpture that made up the object is also discarded. The work, by the American artist Anthony Howe, produced a great plastic effect during the lighting of the fire. With one of the biggest Olympic symbols abandoned, tourists interested in taking a picture can go to the region of Igreja da Candelária, in Rio's Port Area. The alternative pyre that was installed for the Games is still there. It doesn't have the same shine and representation, but at least it's not inside a box.
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  7. Funnily enough this music has a distinct Olympic familiarity about it . Reminds me of the warriors by Percy Grainger (last few minutes), used for the Sydney 2000 opening fireworks finale .
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  8. That sounds uncannily like the concept behind the Rio 2016 cauldron
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  9. Been there to watch the cauldron in Daiba yume no oh hashi. If you are interested in it more,you can watch it in my youtube page(link address in my signature. shown when you are logged in.)
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  10. Generally, chrysanthemums are flowers to serve in the coffin for the dead in funeral so they are not suitable for bouquets. It's like saying "eternal adieu" to athletes. A big chrysanthemum looks great though.
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  11. Jakarta is an amazing place but I just can't see it happening. I think if we want to ever see SE Asia it needs to be an Olympics centred upon Singapore. The only matter to be resolved there would be Football and Surfing. Perhaps Football venues across Malaysia and Indonesia and Surfing in Bali? Maybe sailing at Penang?
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  12. Music used for the last scene (fireworks finale) was Symphony No. 2 at Terra by Takashi Yoshimatsu (starting at 31:11). They're a known classical composer in Japan. Fans of Osamu Tezuka might recognize him for composing the soundtrack of 2003 Astro Boy.
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  13. Cherry blossoms only bloom in Spring during some days. Sunflower is much more appropiate and representing of a summer event.
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  14. Well, Im enjoying the Tokyo Olympics it seems the audiences isn't as important after all.
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