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    So it’s official: Munich is going to host 2022. Confirmed sports: athletics (Olympiastadion), golf (venue tbc), gymnastics (in new arena in Olympiapark), cycling (track in Olympiahalle as velodrome was torn down some years ago, rest Olympiapark/city), rowing (1972 regatta course), triathlon (Olympiapark). A seventh sport will be added, maybe swimming, but they’re still negotiating. Dates: 11-22 August
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    Finally we got a clear pic from the inside. Pretty much ready I say.
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    Really liking the dark mode version of the logo on the website, will be very interesting to see what path they will take when it comes to the look. Definitely a winner with producing a quality Worldmark as well which should work well with the branding. Reasonably pleased with this one.
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    The IOC, for all its faults, at least didn't sold itself to Qatar and killed off earlier their previous bids to the Olympics.
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    A bit of a head scratcher but if Doha is serious about this, then the sheikhs may have finally realized an Olympics isn't going to happen and the best they can hope for is the Asian Games (it would be their second go around as the host). As for the IAAF World Championships, it's a disaster. Crowds are sparse and there are serious concerns about the marathon in the humidity. Of course Qatar is blaming everything on the Saudi-led blockade as they do for everything that doesn't go there way these days.
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    New pictures released today by japanese newspapers. We have clearer shots of the running track. The stadium is officially 98% completed now.
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    The entire Olympic Village would end up in a Jakarta jail by the end of the games if this went ahead: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/anger-as-indonesia-moves-to-criminalise-sex-outside-marriage
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    I think Munich was officially confirmed as host a few weeks ago
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    As we near the opening ceremony of the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines (which will be done by Fivecurrents), someone uploaded the opening ceremony of the 1991 SEA Games in Manila. These were held just a few years after the country recovered it's democracy with the victory of the People Power Revolution.
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    Options: build a convertible stadium (like Stade de France) build a stadium with mostly temporary seating (like Budapest's new stadium for the 2023 World Athletics Championships) build an oval stadium that is converted to a rectangle after the event (like City of Manchester Stadium after the 2002 Commonwealth Games) build a semi-oval stadium with a temporary platform or excavation for athletics (like Hampden Park for the 2014 Commonwealth Games) I think the financing and club cooperation are bigger obstacles than the technical issues. BVB, Borussia M, Schalke, Fortuna and Bayer Leverkusen all have existing stadiums that suit their needs better than a Frankenstein hybrid stadium.
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    PS I'm Sorry for Coding, But You Can Watch at this Thank You. I just found a Special Video at a few days ago(But this video was uploaded at 2017) This is Very Special Show of Bird Thongchai(Superstar artist of Thailand) from Opening Ceremony of 18th University Games of Thailand in 1990(5 Years Before 1995 SEA Games Opening Ceremony) at Ramkhamhaeng University, Bangkok Thailand.
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    Bird Thongchai complete performance at 1995 SEA Games opening in Chiang Mai. By the way it seems Five Currents will be in charge of this year SEA Games opening in Philippines.
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    Love it, and i love the fact that there is just one Logo for both Games. I always wondered why there is a need for different ones. Love the Gold/Black/white Art-Deco look and feel of the whole design. Well done Paris :)
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    D’oh! When i glanced at it this morning, all my brain really took in was the flame in the medal and the lips. Now I’ve looked at it again, I’ve finally made the mental perspective flip and i can’t believe i didn’t take in the hair, to create Marianne’s face! That changes everything. I like it a lot better now. And interesting... so feminine. And as Rob said, so French, but not overtly so. Such a clever and unusual way to brand the games. What’s Ruff’s Abrahamson’s take on this? Whenever a new logo comes out, i can’t help wondering how far it would go in a GBids logo comp. Speaking of which @yoshi...
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    Marianne is a great symbol for us, let’s share her with the world
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    Yoshi, the 2 organizations are slowly merging. What used to be the USOC is now called the USOPC. How far behind can other countries be?
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    Considering how totally underwhelming the last 4 of the last 5 Games have been, this is like a breath of fresh air. I mean, we don't want to drown in a crush of OVER-creativity.
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    Looks like a cosmetic brand to me, definitely doesnt scream ''Olympics''. When I first glanced at it, I thought the first one would be a woman, and the second one a man, representing all humanity....my partner looked at it and said, it is sexist, with a sexy double entre feel (french kiss etc.)...
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    Very clever - like the melange of the medal - the flame & The Marianne. Not keen in the font though! Still one the best logos in many a year!
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    My first thought is an unapologetically feminine looking logo is very welcome. The way the lips appeared on the animation was a nice, unexpected surprise. And the whole thing is very French. Feels slightly flat as a design though. Not sure why, maybe it's the colours or lack of?
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    The dots are clearly either the logo or they’re gonna form what forms the logo. Why else would they need all teams in their destinations? I’m pleased they’re doing something big like this though, it wouldn’t be properly French if it wasn’t artsy & slightly odd (see 92/98 ceremonies) :p
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    Those last 2 things aren't necessarily related. NBC seems to be looking good in terms of sales for Tokyo despite the fact they're slowing moving away from putting everything into primetime. So the length of the contract isn't necessarily tied to NBC's ability to generate revenue from primetime. The extension NBC got was a gift from the IOC. Basically a "thank you" for what probably was an over-pay on the 2014-2020 package. Tough to tell what the Olympics will be worth a decade from now. I don't think we can expect a contract of that length based on that reason. Especially if there's open bidding because at that point, I doubt anyone is looking for a package of 6 Olympics. 4 maybe, but that's likely the max. That all said.. don't think it necessarily has a bearing on the host selection. A little bit of certainty will be nice, but we're a ways off from when that will come into play.
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    The USOC has already chosen Salt Lake over Denver should they decide to pursue a 2030 bid. That decision has been made. The LA2028 folks may say that only because they're concerned about another event cutting into their sponsorship money. Logistically, the United States will have absolutely no problems hosting all 3 in that span. It just may not be as lucrative as it might be if it was spread out. As for the "entire generation" part.. in a 22 year span, the United States hosted 4 Olympics and a World Cup. And here we are again where it may be 2 Olympics and a World Cup in less than 4 years. So it's not as though the United States hasn't been able to attract these events. They're not just well spread out.
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    Lillehammer does not have a second 10.000+ arena needed for an Olympics and it would be ridiculous for them to build one. Hakons Hall and the Olympic Amphitheatre could host ice hockey at capacities of 10,500 and 7,000 respectively. Gjovik at a smaller capacity of 5,000 could host curling. Oslo already has an indoor arena, a much newer one at that, in Telenor Arena for figure skating and short track (this was the proposed venue for the respective sports in Oslo's aborted 2022 bid). The WOGs have grown in massive size since 1994. Beyond just venues, Lillehammer does not have the transportation infrastructure that Oslo has to handle a WOGs on its own. Then there's the matter of an Olympic Village. I'd imagine Oslo would be much more in need of public housing in a post-Olympics than Lillehammer would.
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    After all the destruction Nagano just faced with the typhoon, I'm not sure they are going to volunteer themselves to welcome the world. They have other things to worry about right now. I would've loved that though, to see all of Japan's former Olympic host cities working together to help Tokyo.
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    It's now 3 days until the big reveal of the new emblem! It'll be streamed live on the Paris 2024 Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts next Monday at 7:15pm (Paris time), from the Grand Rex cinema in Paris.
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    Here’s my entry Gaston Le Grenouille!
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    Oops, forgot the link http://www.francsjeux.com/breves/2019/10/09/annonce-en-vue/55860
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    Well, it's been confirmed on this French website! Says the emblem will be revealed at a ceremony at the Grand Rex in Paris on Monday 21st October. Set the date, mes amis.
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    I think I can probably help you out. Send me a personal message so we can chat over e-mail. I have a very extensive collection of the Olympics from 1992 and on.
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    They are ruining the IAAF at the moment, just a small appetizer of the unholy mess which await us all in 2022. Please name me a more plastic, irrelevant, unlikeable and dumb host for sports than Qatar/Doha.
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    This championship is a real scandal... sport managers have to duscius seruiosly this event and even, if it is necesary, to cancel some street race events.... We'll have a disaster if it is not stopped on time... I hope nothing of this to happen, but we are very close to do....
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    Wow, this was really bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NV_DHNRvLg
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    Looks fantastic. Simple, green, sleek, modern--it's a very fitting design for the times and era we live in. It might not be the spaceship Zaha designed, but it makes up for that in it's elegant design. Really looking forward to these games.
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    Nacho Olympic beat me to it on the Japan 2019 Rugby World Cup Opening Ceremony. Was gonna put it up yesterday. Oh well... Putting up the 2019 Africa Games Closing Ceremony from Rabat, Morocco at Prince Moulay Abdellah Stadium that ended the 40-year absence from hosting this. Same MCs from the Opening are back. Entertainment is a mixture of Moroccan, Arabic and French recording artists like Aminux, Mina Tiwirit, Nouamane Belaiachi, Victoire Biaku, Josey, Nataly Andria and Franco and dance troupe Pawad Nawaz (sp?). Unlike in the Olympic version, the athletes, coaches, trainers, etc all don't march as one multicolored mass in entrance. But enter as part of their national teams kinda just like they did until John Wing's Melbourne suggestion back in 1956. Also the African Union anthem is played along with the Olympic Hymn and the Moroccan national anthem. The Atlas Lion mascot is all over this as soon as he arrives before the parade. The stadium is not filled to capacity...and some of the audio in not in sync And we can't forget the 2019 Indian Ocean Island Games Closing Ceremonies from Port-Louis, Mauritius at the Anjalay Coopen Stadium taken from MBC TV. Just like with the opening, it was wet and cloudy and rainy. No English commentary? Then again, almost all the participating islands in this region are French-speaking, although some like Seychelles and Mauritius are both English and French and are Commonwealth nations. Built a grand stage for the singing entertainment inside the stadium this time. Listen closely and you'll hear the Rocky theme Gonna Fly Now from the marching band. Also interesting here, the JIOI Mauritius mascot plays a prominent role here too before leaving the stage:
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    I would say RWC Opening Ceremonies have been hitting a spectacular trend for the past few years, especially for something so low budget. But this Ceremony in particular was pretty great even amongst the recent one's.
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    OMG, they morphed Kenny! You bastards!
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    Chinese websites have been talking these days about the Olympic mascots going to be unveiled very soon. https://www.ppsport.com/article/news/682544.html However, according to Xinhua, it appears they are actually going to be unveiled tomorrow Tuesday, after a year of competition. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/16/c_138396332.htm IMO Soohorang left big shoes to fill, even for Miraitowa (even though the later is slowly getting more popular in Japan). Let's see what China comes up with.
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    Where are the NO BRISBANE OLYMPICS'ers?? Time to come out now!! And this would all but kill a Jakarta-Shanghai-Korea bid for the same year, and a Durban bid for at least until 2040.
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    Brisbane doesn't need a 60,000 seat stadium either. What sports franchise even needs a stadium in Brisbane? To my knowledge, the Gabba is supposed to get a 100$ million upgrade. The whole reducing a stadium to 15,000-20,000 from 60,000 has yet to be shown to be a viable option. It's a white elephant either way unless there's a permanent tenant.
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    It's not just NBC. The calendars of every summer Olympic sport would have to be torn up and adjusted, and that would be a massive disruption. And it would be an even bigger problem for team sports as the IOC has either very indirect control or no control at all over the various sports leagues around the world.
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    This whole approach seems crazy to me. Brisbane and Queensland should be thinking about what works for them and then seeing how that could work for an Olympic bid rather than making the "best bid ever" and then trying to figure out the legacy afterwards. But maybe I don't understand the Australian point of view.
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    To be fair, London’s was a bit the same. Took me a while to see beyond the shapes to make out Lisa Simpson
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    Looks the same to me. The IPC is a crazy organization. They spend so much for all their ridiculous Heriage Flame lighting ceremonies; yet can't decide to stick with one, simple dignified one. I think it's an organization that just sucks all those who can't work for the IOC.
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    I thought it was fantastic....each to their own!
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    There was a credible push from the Victorian state government for a Melbourne bid for 2028/2032 however the AOC flat out said no (there is a lot of back story to the AOC basically hating Melbourne). Thus the Melburnians know until Coates is ousted (and they tried to do that a couple of years back) there is no point.
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