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  1. You’re right that it won’t be able to host any aquatics competition as venues have already been announced and it’s a bit of wishful thinking on their part. But what Bundaberg can chase is to host an Olympic training camp for one or more of the visiting national squads which can be big bucks hiring out it’s entire pool. Often, a country’s swimming or water polo or artistic swimming squad will arrive in the Host country early to adjust to the local climate conditions, time zone, etc while trainig and ‘tapering’ for the Games. The larger the team the better with all the athletes and officials. A big squad can be very lucrative to a town’s economy, hotels restaurants, transport, etc ahead of the Games before that Team moves into the Olympic Village.
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  2. Seems like that will be the cauldron. They're keeping Rio's theme of small cauldrons that don't damage the environment. Good on them. I also like the idea being Mount Fuji with the sun rising being the cauldron. Now this is why I'm excited!
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  3. it will still happen. the gold coast council is run like the IOC - Tom Tates word goes and he wants something he gets it.
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  4. Fully agree, I think Brisbane 2032 could be the most important games since 1984 (and possibly of all time) if it goes well and is not too expensive it opens the options for host cities wide open
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  5. I'm waiting to hear back from the Brisbane City Council to see what they are doing (I've sent an email to them and as soon as i know I'll post here)
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  6. Cannot wait for this announcement! I have just booked my flights to the Gold Coast (ends up cheaper than Brisbane). Will hold off on the accomodation (Brisbane or Gold Coast) until I know what Brisbane will be doing. Where should I be for the announcement? Party central Gold Coast or the heart of the games Brisbane?
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  7. Is there one in Brisbane? I want to travel up to Queensland from Victoria for it. I think it’ll be quite special
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  8. Thing is there's almost no buzz leading into the announcement at all. It's still a month away but still ...
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  9. first of a few i would think. i would think the various screens the council has - King George Square and Queen St Mall will be carrying it as well. would also not be suprised if the bridges across brisbane are lit again in the colours of the rings
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  10. “Let’s party like it’s 2032” Coast to install big screen for live Olympics announcement
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  11. Contrary to popular belief, it also ran on Cartoon Network on August 1996.
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  12. Japan will be the main competition for gold. I expect (hope for?) a Japan - USA final. Japan's team will have the best players from the Japanese leagues, and from what I understand, winning this gold medal is as important as any there is for the Japanese public (at least those who still support having the Games). It would be a nice story though if Israel could get in there for a medal. I'm also looking forward to the softball competition, I expect a Japan - USA final there as well. And softball will be the opening event of the Games, with the first games taking place 2 days before the Opening Ceremonies.
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  13. I drove past the site of the IBC tonight and can see why it was picked. It's close to the IPC, it's a large lot and it has no tall buildings around it to block any satellite uplinks
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  14. no doubt the cauldron should be moved to Centennial Olympic Park and there should an Olympic Museum be built dedicated to the 1996 Olympics on the park
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  15. 29 days to go 20-21 July 2021 IOC Vote on Brisbane 2032
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  16. So by 2032, barring any glitches, Oz would equal the US as the only 2 countries (and original ME Olympic Games entrants) to have 3 different cities host the Summer Games; altho the US would have 5 SOGs by then.
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  17. Since London, smaller cauldrons is the new normal at Summer Olympic Games for environmental reasons. Vancouver and Rio had an outdoor public viewing cauldron
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  18. Seems like light testing has began. https://www.instagram.com/p/CQRyGEBt76L/
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  19. It actually doesn't look exactly like Mikiko proposal. There are some similarities but its clearly different.
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  20. The cauldron is covered like in Beijing 2008. During the parade of Atheltes, it was secretly put into its location which wasn't revealed until the moment Li Ning lit the wick after he completed the lap around the rim of the Bird's Nest.
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  21. I don’t see the reason why they have to raise US and Australian flags when they are the upcoming games after Paris. In the closing ceremony the French anthem should be played and France flag should be raised. And for being an exceptional edition and for having with few months for the upcoming Winter Games, a special mention for Beijing 2022 should be presented.
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  22. to me it looks like the sun rising from the mountain and then it may open up into a blossom with the flame coming out. side note: i'm tired of projection mapping.
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  23. Despite the lighting of the cauldron is the highest point of the ceremony, I like the idea of having small nonpolluting cauldrons. I have always thought it’s such a waste of resources using giant cauldrons when they are merely a symbol. Even more, I think the torch relay should be reconsidered after seeing the growing lack of interest in the latest edition of Olympics and regional games – attending the covid crisis and the low support of these games in Japan, this torch relay has been the coldest ever! The original planned ceremony shows the cauldron lighting pretty alike Lima 2019 style. Even before Rio, the small cauldron started to be tendency since London 2012, followed by Toronto 2015 and then Buenos Aires 2018, Lima 2019 and Napoli 2019.
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  24. http://aroundtherings.com/site/A__103673/Title__Paris-2024-gets-ready-to-take-the-baton-from-Tokyo-2020-on-August-8th/292/Articles
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  25. Just came across this VERY (now) PC poster advertising the Los Angeles 1932 Games. It deserves some attention. (Only if you look at the last line do you realize how deceptive the Sante Fe Railroad's entire message is.) Still, graphically, it's a beautiful poster.
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  26. BUNDABERG REGIONAL COUNCIL SECURES FUNDING FOR NEW AQUATIC CENTRE Bundaberg Regional Council has announced that the Queensland Government has approved its request to allocate the latest round of Works for Queensland funding for the development of the new Bundaberg Regional Aquatic Centre. Mayor Jack Dempsey: “I’ve been advocating for the Bundaberg Region to host training and competition for the 2032 Olympics if Queensland’s bid is successful - this new aquatic centre would be suitable as an Olympics training base.” Credit: Australasian Leisure Management
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  27. Just founded on Instagram
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  28. Report of the future host commission for the games of the Olympiad to the IOC executive board on 10 June 2021 this is a 127 page pdf of the report given to the IOC executive
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  29. The baron is back! Yea, I saw some posts about this on Twitter. Mostly from people who don't understand how things work. No, Stefan is right and this is a dumb question that I don't actually think you care about, you're just trying to stir things up. The IOC isn't going to give a rat's ass about this. Nor should they. Keller hasn't been an active swimmer for a decade. USA Swimming probably doesn't care about him anymore. Let me ask you a question.. should the IOC take away Oscar Pistorius's medals away? All he did was murder his girlfriend
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  30. I agree. In its own cock-eyed way, it was a magnificent stadium with great sightlines that puts the others to shame. It was the home of Izzy!!
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  31. I think Atlanta Olympic Stadium is vastly under represented here! I think it is rather amazing to convert the oval shaped stadium into a baseball field and that it work nicly as both. Also the flow around it is much better than some stadiums. And then again I am biased....
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