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  1. SPOILER ALERT A rehearsal of the Opening Ceremony was held last night in Tokyo and I managed to find some footage from Channel 7 News Australia (the Australian broadcaster for the Olympics). You can expect a lot of fireworks, projections and some Japanese elements blended with contemporary art. Looks very promising.
    8 points
  2. "Screwed up hosting" is one way of putting it. I suppose it did, in the same way the Titanic screwed up docking in New York.
    5 points
  3. Her history of mental health issues is well known, yet you chose to call her a twat as if she had done all this deliberately to become even more iconic. Voting Biden doesn’t make you a good person per se.
    4 points
  4. **** you Bach. Thanks for ruining Olympics. You and China can rot in hell together for all I care.
    4 points
  5. Looks promising according to the screen grabs from Seven this morning
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  6. Uhmmm . . . so GLARINGLY OBVIOUS!!
    4 points
  7. I think it’s time to crawl back under the rock where you came from. There’s racism, disrespect for mental health issues, a touch of conspiracy theories, using victims of a pandemic for your own argumentation…quite the Trumpian approach in that message if you ask me.
    3 points
  8. Jess Fox's gold medal win today has really inspired me. I felt so much pride for her when she won. She deserves it so much and is an exceptional person. She is an idol. I'd love to give canoe slalom a go just a bit too old though!
    3 points
  9. The mascots right now after watching the ceremony:
    3 points
  10. Did you know that Thomas Bach was Olympic Champion in Fencing, 1976?
    3 points
  11. 15 hours before they're officially open, and it feels like we're watching Samuel L Jackson turn the breakers off in Jurassic Park. Hold onto your butts everybody!
    3 points
  12. Not defending what the director did but it seems this is just Cancel Culture in all its glory again, aka digging up as far as possible into someone's past to see how they can screw him/her up over. And the fact all of this is happening in such a short time is kinda showing the media is very, very antagonizing against both Japan and the Olympics.
    3 points
  13. I am very glad for Brisbane, Queensland and Australia - a good place to host for 2032, but I am not a fan of the new bid process... For me it is somehow behind closed doors - you don't get much information why Brisbane was chosen, since there is no official bid book...
    3 points
  14. @Victoriandid us proud!
    3 points
  15. Another trivia fact I think you’d like M. This is the first time since 1923 (when LA 32 was elected) that there have been three simultaneous future summer hosts confirmed (actually, you could argue that until Tokyo’s OC on Friday, that there are currently FOUR simultaneous future Sumer hosts confirmed). The three simultaneous hosts apparent covered the same Olympiads 100 years apart (1924-1932, 2024-2032). On both occasions, Paris and LA were two of those hosts. And… both the 1932 and 2032 hosts were elected, unopposed, by acclamation.
    3 points
  16. After London 2012 most of ceremonies, including regional games, have had a lot of prerecorded segments. Rio started with a pre- recorded clip “Aquele abraco”, PyeongChang started with a children clip (long and boring) and Tokyo will follow the same line. Honestly, I don’t like them. I prefer full live shows as Lima 2019 was.
    3 points
  17. Better quality pic of the drones rehearsal They are also forming the words "Imagine". Oh god....not John Lenon, please. https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1416418962401730561/pu/vid/720x1280/yj5ZeDPu32cfq4Sl.mp4 https://video.twimg.com/ext_tw_video/1416422408991371266/pu/vid/720x1280/fzWIIGsYQ7cJaFo7.mp4 And yup....they formed "And the World will live as one". Really. I am bored to the bones of Imagine in olympic ceremonies. It's the new Ode to Joy. Hopefully like Ode to Joy they also get bored and abandon it.
    3 points
  18. https://www.instagram.com/p/CRcEQJwhUJ2/ Drones forming the Tokyo 2020 logo and the globe
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  19. Preparation inside stadium
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  20. Not gonna happen. That means the CCP will have acceded to the virus they created. The tone of Beijing 2022 will be that the "virus" of 2020-21 will have been vanquished by February 2022! Xi and his gov't have made their offering to their godless gods!!
    3 points
  21. BBC trailer for Tokyo 2020 is already out and oh god....they really went all-in with the references. Even the music sounds like Ghost in the Shell.
    3 points
  22. mate, you’re the biggest twat of all, coming on here, a Tokyo Olympics forum and sledging a champion and a highly popular person in the host country. Naomi Osaka has, like many around the world right now, has got internal battles, mental health challenges. Mental health illness has become the biggest outcome of this pandemic. I suggest you take a good look at your sick disgusting attitude and while you’re doing that, crawl back under the rock from which you came.
    2 points
  23. 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.
    2 points
  24. And Acknowledgement of Country as part of protocol (something that is now very common practice at all public events in post-2000 Australia). Hopefully the IOC step aside and make room for it.
    2 points
  25. If the Olympics survived a terrorist attack, a city which couldn't even finish the main venue in time and two massive boycotts, they can survive this. But heads need to roll inside the IOC asap. Time for them to wake up and realize that less and less people care for the Olympics and, not only that, but are becoming extremely hostile to their very existence. No more excesive costs, no more overdemands to the hosts, and no more irrelevant/unnecesary events which no one watches and just adds more burdens to the cities. Part of me is praying that FIFAgate 2.0 happens in the IOC in the very near future.
    2 points
  26. Maybe a place to discuss the different broadcasts around the world including presenters, sets, graphics etc
    2 points
  27. No, that's not the only funny thing. lol
    2 points
  28. Lord how this place has withered on the vine. Tokyo and the IOC had the NBA bubble, the two NHL bubbles and the Champions league bubble to learn from. Yet because they refused to sacrifice the parade of nations and the athletes village they have f-cking cocked this **** right up. Like Lord Jesus, what in the goddamn hell were these nitwits thinking. Its not f-cking hard. All Judoka your bubble is here, all fencers - here. All gymnasts over there. Instead he have the countries together and MIXING for f-cksakes. Like really, you have Johnson committing another Holodomor agains the youth of the UK for the good of the old farts and now this **** WHAT THE F-CK PS Puppy I hope you're well.
    2 points
  29. So rude. Why have you not been banned yet, manchild?
    2 points
  30. LOL - does it really need to be explained? I think we all know why.
    2 points
  31. My final verdict: Not wonderful, but pleasant. The "gentle and welcoming" tone was achieved. The drones were magical. The pictographs were quirky. The cauldron was serene and beautiful. It is too bad there wasn't a more cohesive, mature artistic vision -- a la Papaioannou (my hero) -- but for pandemic Games delayed by a year, it's not a bad beginning.
    2 points
  32. Straight out and back to the village haha
    2 points
  33. Now I'm in near national stadium.About 1 hour and half later,I see 5 rings in the sky.Many people in the street who want to witness it,and I'm one of them with soyoshi.
    2 points
  34. theres very few times a stadium of 60 or 70k will be filled outside the games. perhaps AFL finals (if the lions are performing) and when we play England and India in the cricket - on average not even once a year. The geography of the Gabba is also a massive limiting factor - theres major roads on 3 sides, with a heritage listed school on the other. there was talk of the albion railyards. I'm not keen on this for a few reasons 1 - the gabba is being connected by cross river rail and will have a dedicated train station opening in 2025. adding another station would need more infrastructure to access it, adding even more to the cost. the gabba is already well served with buses and will be (by the time of the games) served by the Brisbane metro 2 - The gabba needs a rebuild anyway -- we almost lost the first test multiple times thanks to the state of the stadium. people complain it's 1 billion for 8000 seats. it's not just adding 8000 seats. its better media facilities. its better corporate facilities. better facilities for people going to matches. i get the idea of a new stadium but from a financial and legacy perspective it makes no sense to build one
    2 points
  35. Probably because the ceremonies have fallen into disgrace now because of the Director anti-semitic remarks, so they want to avoid more damage to the reputation. Its a normal practice.
    2 points
  36. 2028 was the original target when the process was underway. As a brisbaneite, I like the extra 4 years tbh. just gives a buffer and extra time is always good
    2 points
  37. Please feel free to share this post on Twitter if you'd like to get the word out. I've also created the same post on Facebook in the GB account and will do the same on Instagram - both @gamesbids
    2 points
  38. Yes, I know. That's basically all you wrote. That, along with nothing but confirmation bias. Of course 72 members voted yes. What else were they suppose to do (when the "ballot" was really nothing but a default one)? Vote no & the IOC (well, more like Bach & Co.) have yet another scandal on their hands? That the overall membership went against the ultimate "wisdom" of the board? Please. Only time will tell if all of your windbag talk will have any meaning whatsoever, or not. And also, please stop hijacking a whole bunch of threads with all of your Brisbane sore-winner "nonsense". That's what your holier-than-thou Brisbane '32 thread is for. Thank you.
    2 points
  39. Everyone needs to keep an eye out for @Victorian's Brisbane logo in global news etc - as the winner of the comp last year, it's literally the nearest thing there is to a Brisbane 2032 logo ATM
    2 points
  40. I’m currently here at Southbank waiting for the announcement
    2 points
  41. A brief look at some of the costumes:
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  42. This will not be a lavish show at Beijing style (despite all of us expected something like that), but a smaller and simple ceremony at Rio style which does not mean this won’t be spectacular and beautiful as Rio was. Not only for the covid context it is carried out, but also smaller and TV oriented ceremonies were more evident since Rio and their subsequent events: Kuala Lumpur 2017, Gold Coast 2018, Buenos Aires 2018, PyeongChang 2018, Lima 2019... all of them were in a smaller scale than the previous one, but they were truly fantastic. I think both ceremonies in Gold Coast and Lima can give a good outline of how small but breathtaking ceremonies can be done. Honestly, I won’t expect something “small and simple” for Beijing 2022. Chinese do not know the concept “simple” for their events.
    2 points
  43. I just hope it’s cleverly combined with large practical props they can bring into the stadium, performers, costumes, etc. It should add to the ambience like lighting but not be the show itself. One of my favorite scenes where I thought it was used creatively was the Vancouver ceremony with the whales. Not expecting much though, given the setbacks this Olympiad has seen, but still holding out hope for the best.
    2 points
  44. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and would mean the world for me to be there so I am hoping like hell that I can still go
    2 points
  45. That's gonna help a lot, considering how many japanese are totally not resentful toward China for this mess and for many other **** they've been doing for years. Lord Killanin must be sighing in relief in the other world knowing he's no longer the worst IOC president.
    2 points
  46. Thumbnail shows people carrying the Imperial WW2 flag, heavily associated with the japanese Far Right. Were you saying?
    2 points
  47. Anyways, any new pics of testing in the stadium or the stage? Rehearsal footage maybe?
    2 points
  48. A long parade of nations? Baron is not gonna like it
    2 points
  49. The second olympic cauldron at 夢の大橋 (Dream Bridge). Looking at the shape of it, it seems like the pyramid structure in the stadium isn't actually the cauldron. Or maybe they have a different design for the second cauldron.
    2 points
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