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  1. I made this video about the 1936 US Olympic Basketball Team that was comprised of Universal Studios employees. It was the first Olympics that ever included basketball, and the US took home the gold! It's a little-known story, but has so many interesting facets across the board. It was relatively controversial just for the team to attend. I hope you enjoy the video!
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  2. My goodness, man.. get off Pavlovian streak of yours when you get excited anytime you see the slightest hint of what could look like a boycott. You do realize that Trump is about to no longer be president, right? Short of one of the biggest political coups ever, Joe Biden is about to be POTUS. He doesn't need to take a stand on China to help get elected. The vote already happened. And what is a "pro boycott order" anyway? Do you think with all that's going on right now that either Trump (likely not going to be the president in 2022) or Biden is thinking about the Olympics at this
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  3. Yeah, the look of the games was released last May, but I don't blame anyone for not noticing due to the current status of the Pandemic. Anyway. Beijing Winter Olympics color system and core graphics release dynamic graphics for the first time in Olympic history https://www.tellerreport.com/sports/2020-05-08-beijing-winter-olympics-color-system-and-core-graphics-release-dynamic-graphics-for-the-first-time-in-olympic-history.rJDKIIzc8.html So, yeah, much like the LA'28 logo, they're going for the Dynamic graphics. Which means we're going to have a Look of the Games in moti
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  4. Date:Oct 30, 2020 News source:The Japan Times Link to this article:https://www.japantimes.co.jp/sports/2020/10/30/olympics/japanese-language-olympic-parade/
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  5. Wow, how so special that would have been for you to be there in the Stadium that night! My elderly mother and I were just outside the Stadium Australia on little folding stools in the crowded Olympic Park Live Site. It was a great typical Aussie communal party atmosphere there and we all cheered big time when Juan Antonio proclaimed his Games verdict. Treasured memories. I was so lucky as well to be in the Stadium for the first OC Dress Rehearsal then in the actual OC on 15/9/2000. I hope of course that Queensland can bring the Games down under for the third time in 2032.
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  6. Was nice to be in the stadium to hear it....Sydney 2000 was the highlight of my life, I carried the flame into Byron Bay, witnessed the opening and closing and every athletic session, and all up I saw 70 gold medals being won! My best fiend from Uni even hosted the 1 hour pre opening activities in the stadium. And when I was a little kid a few miles from the stadium I used to stage my own Olympic Games in the backyard1
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  7. I love the concept, but I do not like the execution. Can the bold font (L, 2 and 8) at least be the same font since the As change? It seems like the L and the 8 are the same or similar, but the 2 is kind of a sports jersey kind of font. Is this the offical logo or some kind of promo to keep people excited since it's so far away--I hope? I'm not a fan of the A that's currently their icon on social media (some kind of Old English, brush font). Reminds me of the Oakland As.
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  8. Actually, very innovating. It was about time we had a groundbreaking logo which would fit the current digital era, and I like how the way the "A" changes talks so much about LA's identity and culture without going over the top. I agree they could had used a better font for the rest of the letters, though. It was just very weird that they released it so early. It should had happened in 2021, but i guess they now have plenty of time to get to work in a brand which also matches perfectly with this and with the digital age. I hope there are nods to the Festive Federalism brand of LA'84.
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  9. What’s that? Suicide for fear of death? Never in a million years would athletes en masse go for that idea.
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  10. The French have this proclivity to do strange things with their ceremonies. And they like to do outdoor/"theatre in the streets." 1. weird Albertville 1992 ceremonies 2. Med Games 1993 - held lakeside, or by a beach in Languedoc-Rosillon. (There's a partial clip of that on UTube.) 3. this FIFA 1998 World Cup 4. Jeux de la Francophonie 2013 in Nice when the OC was held at the Place Messina (the public square) in Nice. I hope they don't f*ck up 2024 with their weirdness. Oh, well, Cirque du Soleil just filed for bankruptcy becuz all their shows in Vegas closed
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  11. As a Brisbane based politics nut even i struggle to see where this is going. Sure the north and west traditionally vote conservative, but it;s the city seats where the election is won, and given whats happened in Qld with the last few elections i would not call it at all. There is no mood for change. no one has the baseball bats out like we did for Bligh and especially Newman. Theres also next to no election advertising at the moment (there was a Frekington billboard around the corner from me for about a week and than it was pulled down) meaning a good chunk of voters are not even
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  12. There’s maybe an argument at this point to say give Birmingham 2026 & cancel 2022. Would give the World Athletics Championships & their athletes the space they need, 2022 is a very cramped summer. Although obviously it’d be best of all if they can find a host for 2026 & keep Brum - I like the Commonwealth Games, it’s very sad to see them in so much trouble
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  13. It's just been confirmed.. We'll do in fact have 2 different games in 2 different Birmingham in 2022.. https://theworldgames2021.com/new-dates-twg-birmingham-to-take-place-july-7-17-2022/
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  14. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/more-sports/organizers-finalize-new-dates-for-tokyo-olympics-beginning-in-july-2021/ar-BB11Uz8s?ocid=spartanntp Dates finalized for Tokyo Olympics: July 23rd - August 8th 2021
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  15. They must keep it burning, and they should hold a symbolic ceremony on the date Tokyo 2020 should have started.
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  16. My sympathies are with the people suffering from the virus. Jesus.
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  17. Ahhh baron, I do miss telling you how dead wrong you are. So thank you for this opportunity. You are wrong. These are extremely unprecedented times. It is very possible - and I would argue likely - that we could have a Summer Olympics in 2021. The IOC has said cancellation is NOT an option. Postponement is. NBC will not have a major say in this and if they did, they would probably advocate to move it to next Summer, not to push it back by a month. And don't forget there's also the matter of the Paralympics as well
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  18. Should the IOC and TOCOG determine that TOKYO 2020 will proceed as planned there will likely be unprecedented changes to venues, security, travel protocols, medical preparedness, etc.. A more informational “look of games” may be necessary to identify TOKYO 2020. A comprehensive plan may include a main logo that is more connected to these games parameters. I would like to submit a logo design to TOCOG for consideration. This design was originally created for Harbin, China in a past GB logo contest and was rejected by the GB community and thus it is available now. I can be available (
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  19. I think an excessive use of exclamation marks is a better sign of hysteria than making decisions based on scientific advice.
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  20. Are you OK with actually turning up now then? Ah, yes, here you are: Yes, Germany's most famous band have joined us as this is an announcement ceremony! And to conduct it, we have fahrt, fahrt, fahrted down the Autobahn to our host city, Frankenstein's hometown, DARMSTADT! We are inside whatever that tower is to crown our 13th Winter Olympic logo comp champion, & here in the heart of Germany, who could be better to do it than a man with years of experience in opening envelopes, the IOC President (& Olympic champion in fencing, 1976) himself - Tho
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  21. QSAC Is too old for such a thing. They proposed to expand it to 90,000 for the 1992 bid, but how that was ever going to achieved was questionable (though I'm sure the bid team would have made a scale model on how they were going to achieve this). I'd expect a new stadium, somewhere near public transport and easy accessibility. It can be downsized post Olympics if need be, provided that no one wants to become a tenant. That's the Achilles heel of the bid. The main stadium is going to take a huge chunk of the budget, even if you get privatize the construction of the Athletes' Village a
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  22. Queensland Olympics bid rebooted with high-level talks Queensland’s proposed bid to host the 2032 Olympics is back on track after a COVID-enforced hiatus. Dan Knowles Exclusive December 7, 2020 - 12:00AM The Courier-Mail Queensland’s race to host the 2032 Olympics is back on track with high-level talks between Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and AOC boss John Coates being held today to reboot the bid. The bid proposal was put on the backburner in March as the world grappled with COVID, but the Premier and Mr Coates – president of the Australian Olympic Co
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  23. Let's revisit that one a month from now and hope and pray that there is hope for the future and not that the American dream can officially be dead and buried
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  24. The flame in Olympic Park has always been lit by an ignition switch from my memory- I have never seen them use a human...maybe they could show the young athletes pressing the button- at least that would make some sense!
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  25. I don't post here often but I've skimmed through this thread and just have to say... All of you Anti-Trumpers are idiots and really don't understand him at all if you think, for one hot second, that he's going to go down the "boycott the Beijing 2022 Olympics" road during a second term. His whole mantra is MAGA. It's about America WINNING. He's going to want our athletes going into Beijing and kicking some Chinese ass and beating them in the medal count. Furthermore, while 2028 is after he is out of office, you can bet your bottom dollar that he will absolutely be present and ready during
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  26. That was the 2000 Paralympic Torch...I dont think anyone is surprised that they have an ignition button for the flame now!
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  27. The changing A is totally derivative of the MTV logo....and anyone who has been alive the last 30 years would have seen it somewhere. I think MTV did it better though. Remember Tokyo changed its logo because it was similar to a Belgium Theater troupe- not many of us had seen that!
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  28. This is disgusting- don't like it at all Why are they releasing it sooo early for?
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  29. Adam Rippon’s reminds me a lot of the last logo it’s one of my favorites, along with Lex Gillette’s
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  30. Sydney 2000 First Dress Rehearsal - Heroes fabric rips in half Not sure if this has been mentioned already, but at the First Sydney Opening Ceremony Dress Rehearsal on Sat 9 September 2000, the huge white fabric on to which were shone athlete projections during ‘Heroes Live Forever’ (Vanessa Amoroso) ripped completely in half when it got caught on something as it was passed over the first grandstand balcony. The leading separated piece continued on its way. Athens 2004 OC Dress Rehearsal - crazy woman attacks DJ Tiesto Also at the Athens 2004 Opening Ceremony Dress Rehe
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  31. This is what Russia has. It starts with the letter V, probably will make you feel better and does kill certain cells in the body, but I doubt it'll do much against a virus..
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  32. I'll believe it when I see it. Does the United States really want to boycott 2022 knowing it all but guarantees that China won't be here in 2028. And we know how big of a deal that was for them to show up in LA in 1984. If Trump gets re-elected (G-d help us if that happens), I'm sure he'll push for a 2022 boycott because someone will plant the idea in his head and he'll rile up all his supporters, and they'll force the USOPC's hand to cave in. If Biden wins the election?.. not sure sure he'll push so hard to make that kind of political statement, especially without a groundswell of oth
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  33. As the death count in the coronavirus hit the 2,004 mark, the Chinese organizers are playing numerology games in the hopes of bringing good luck to the Games. China announced some Olympic surprises: Family with the 2,008th death will get free Opening Ceremony seats in Beijing!! The CCP also announced that deaths must stop at 2,022! Any families who have deaths after that will be taken to a special camp and be erased from history. The government of Xi Ping wants to ensure that Beijing 2022 will be a great and memorable Games, even more glorious than Beijing 2008!!
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  34. makes sense at the moment to sit and see what happens. There was a radio interview this morning with a sports reporter and the thinking was as follows: we don't know whats happening with Tokyo. It's possible Tokyo will not go ahead. if this is the case, Tokyo has flushed big money down the toilet. they will want some return for this money. therefore, do we push everything back 4 years? (ie Tokyo 2024, Paris 2028 and LA 2032) or do they award Tokyo 2032 as a compensation? The bid is not dead - as much as some on the more extreme right would like it to be - it's just paused, an
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  35. That is absolutely what should have taken place in hindsight. I agree it would have made a ton more sense and wouldnt have left nearly the amount of white elephants.
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  36. They should have twin mascots, Brum and Bham.
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  37. In the last decade they've been more open with mainland China (even though the new anti-mainland government which rules since 2016 has soured these relations) and most of the tourism Taiwan receives is from mainlanders. Taiwan dodged the virus for two months because they banned the entrance of all mainlanders very early. Problem is the virus is not exclusively a mainland China thing anymore hence why their COVID cases are slowly rising now. There are strong rumours the virus did arrived in NK and that the government quietly killed those who were infected. It's difficult to know anythin
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  38. From CNN: “It was also announced that the event will still be dubbed Tokyo 2020 despite the postponement.“ https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/24/sport/olympics-postponement-tokyo-2020-spt-intl/index.html
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  39. They should still call it Tokyo 2020 and keep the flame burning, may be hold some small event on the day it should have started. My sympathies at the moment are with the People of Tokyo.
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  40. These coronavirus jokes are starting get really unfunny, the people who made them did not respect the victims of the virus.
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  41. I'm starting to think that the games will be held but with no spectators. Japan has already shut schools, Italy is in full lock down and most major sports events cancelled or run without spectators i think its they logical chose. I'm confident i will get a full refund of my tickets but not so sure im going to be able to get a refund on my non refundable hotel and travel insurance will not cover it.
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  42. Turning a speed skating oval into a public ice skating venue worked for Vancouver and I agree it's not a an exorbitant amount of taxpayer money to spend but I'd argue Vancouver is a winter sports city, way more than Milan. I could see Milan trying the same thing but how much use would it actually get? Pine Mountain in Michigan regular hosts the Continental Cup? How much use to ski jumps actually get though if they are not part of the regular FIS calendar? Nansen in New Hampshire is on the national register of historic places. Speaking of Canada, Calgary couldn't even find the funding the
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  43. I understand if the games are cancelled, because human lifes are currently more important. It's still deeply sad and frustrating as hell seeing an event I was eagily waiting so much for seven years, only to get burned into the ground with just a few months to go because their neighbours have to eat everything that moves. If Tokyo has to cancel the olympics, I hope karmic justice does its job and Beijing somehow loses their games in 2022 as well.
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  44. There are treatments for malaria and for influenza and preventative measures for how to avoid traffic fatalities. Coronavirus isn't a big story because it's new. It's because they don't have a treatment for it yet and it's spreading quicker than the world seems to know how to handle it. It's not about the number of infections so much as an inability to treat those who are infected.
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  45. As the disastrous financial costs of the Montreal games of 1976 became clear to the world, there was only 1 bid for 1984 and 2 for 1988. But after Los Angeles hosted in 1984 without incurring debts it became fashionable to bid again. The same thing may happen again after affordable Olympics in Paris and Los Angeles.
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  46. Not feeling the US uniforms- except the all white podium suit...all seems a bit like red and white and blue vomit, in a huge array of patterns...US uniforms are usually neat, with a simple clear graphic design and striking...
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  47. 4F has unveiled the Greek uniforms. https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/02/06/greeces-official-tokyo-olympics-2020-uniforms-unveiled/ Also, Nike has revealed the rest of Team USA uniforms for Tokyo 2020. https://www.standard.co.uk/fashion/nike-2020-tokyo-olympics-sustainable-kit-a4355331.html Basketball team Podium outfits Track and Field Kenya has also unveiled its outfits....which are not being very well received at all atm. https://www.kenyans.co.ke/news/49449-ugly-kenya-olympics-kit-angers-kenyans
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  48. It'll go to Salt Lake. 2014 - Asia Minor; 2018 and 2022 - NE Asia; 2026 - Europe. All of which makes it time to revolve the SOGs back to North America -- a safe and reliable place for the IOC (and NBC) to have their Winter Games.
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  49. LOL XD Guess what I found on Wikipedia https://gyazo.com/131565bd06a2dd73744064a55d5f8420
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