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  1. It's a shame that there're basically no entries this year. Here are the 3 logo I managed to come up with (the links are for the logos on white background) http://www.up2me.co.il/imgs/72996411.png http://www.up2me.co.il/imgs/592757.png http://www.up2me.co.il/imgs/83887732.png
    3 points
  2. 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.
    2 points
  3. 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.
    2 points
  4. BOO! Getting close to midnight... With thanks (& apologies) to the holographic form of the late, great King of Pop/inventor of Halloween, Michael Jackson, it's time to say...WELCOME TO THE 13TH (wooooo) ANNUAL GAMESBIDS OLYMPIC LOGO COMPETITION! Before beginning, it is customary to acknowledge my fellow Nintendo legend @thatsnotmypuppy, the inventor, & my fellow womb...wait, no @Sir Rols who kept it going, & is again the general fixer-of-issues this time. Last year saw a decent turnout for a competition that took us around the world from Mexico to Mumbai, &
    2 points
  5. What’s that? Suicide for fear of death? Never in a million years would athletes en masse go for that idea.
    2 points
  6. 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
    2 points
  7. 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
    2 points
  8. 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
    2 points
  9. 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/
    2 points
  10. 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
    2 points
  11. My sympathies are with the people suffering from the virus. Jesus.
    2 points
  12. 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
    2 points
  13. 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 (
    2 points
  14. I think an excessive use of exclamation marks is a better sign of hysteria than making decisions based on scientific advice.
    2 points
  15. 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
    2 points
  16. 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
    2 points
  17. 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
    2 points
  18. Finally we got a clear pic from the inside. Pretty much ready I say.
    2 points
  19. 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.
    2 points
  20. The IOC, for all its faults, at least didn't sold itself to Qatar and killed off earlier their previous bids to the Olympics.
    2 points
  21. 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.
    2 points
  22. New pictures released today by japanese newspapers. We have clearer shots of the running track. The stadium is officially 98% completed now.
    2 points
  23. 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
    2 points
  24. That was the 2000 Paralympic Torch...I dont think anyone is surprised that they have an ignition button for the flame now!
    1 point
  25. 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!
    1 point
  26. 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!
    1 point
  27. How hosting most of the AFL can boost Queensland's Olympic bid Source: https://www.smh.com.au/national/queensland/how-hosting-the-afl-can-boost-queensland-s-olympic-bid-20200716-p55ckk.html
    1 point
  28. I guess the cauldron would have to sit on the roof - not much space outside the Stade de France for a freestanding one, so it's either on the roof or an in stadium version like London, though smaller stadium cauldrons and another one in the city seems to be the way hosts are going.
    1 point
  29. Someone just put up a design- you will win! Thats how you get the Olympics these days as well!
    1 point
  30. What is a "world class aquatic centre" anyway? Having an Olympic-sized pool and ancillary facilities is something many cities can build, but there's very little use to put thousands of seats in that venue considering how little that would get used. But it's interesting to note this is a thing... Flushing Meadows Natatorium That was going to be the water polo venue for the New York's 2012 Olympic bid. It got built anyway and opened in 2008.
    1 point
  31. Australia is a safe pick in these times..and sadly epidemiologists are predicting global pandemics more regularly in the future... Australia is spending (ie wasting) $100 billion plus on new submarines, and $100 billion plus on new strike fighters at the moment. So I never wont to here that we cant afford 3-5 billion for the Olympics!
    1 point
  32. Australia is due to host the 2030 Pan Pacific Championships due to the rotation system between the main four nations. This would be fitting to be held in Brisbane as a lead up to the 2032 Olympics.
    1 point
  33. Fun will be carried over to next year, but I honestly felt at ease about this decision. This week, the number of infected people increased slightly in Tokyo during the cherry blossom viewing season.I do hope the same situation would not happen in the world at this time of next year.
    1 point
  34. 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.
    1 point
  35. the Olympics being on TV right now would be the perfect thing to keep people entertained while quarantined
    1 point
  36. Innsbruck hosted in 1964 and 1976 with an interval of only 12 years, but that was due to Denver refusing to host after being selected. St. Moritz hosted with only a 20 year interval between 1928 and 1948, but that was in another age. In the current environment with the IOC preaching the re-use of existing venues who can say how they would react to Vancouver hosting again so soon after 2010. The other side is much more interesting. Why would Vancouver want to host again? It is a truly herculean effort to host, and you don't gain as much economic or PR benefit from hosting as boosters thin
    1 point
  37. ok cool.......that will be my only winter entry but I have a New Orleans logo that I'll post later tonight after the game if that's OK? @JDCLauron the last couple months were full tilt...i didn't think i could get it together but glad to have made it in!
    1 point
  38. China hasn't hosted their first Winter Olympics and you're already giving them another one? And not a single European city for nearly 2 decades?
    1 point
  39. I agree. Australia is indeed a safe pair of hands for the IOC. The Queensland bid based in Brisbane and with 80% of venues existing already, from the Gold Coast, Brisbane and through regional cities up to Cairns, and with support from all three tiers of government, would see a great Summer and Paralympic Games staged again down under in 2032. For the longer term security of the Olympic Games, the IOC could easily shut the gate at Tokyo 2020 and sign on Brisbane, Queensland, as the Host City in 2032.
    1 point
  40. Today's MLS Cup in Seattle had an attendance of 69,274, which makes it the highest attended sporting event in the city's history. I still don't think this world cup is a good idea because of the logistics for visiting fans, but it's at least clear that the sport itself will be much better supported in 2026 than it was in 1994. The talk in town now is whether Luis Suarez might join our team in a couple of years, whereas I think 99% of Americans in the 1990's couldn't name any soccer players other than Pele and David Beckham.
    1 point
  41. 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.
    1 point
  42. Marianne is a great symbol for us, let’s share her with the world
    1 point
  43. 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.)...
    1 point
  44. 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.
    1 point
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  46. I was listening to some old compilation CDs (Grammy Nominee sets) the other day and realised something appalling - my tastes in music may have shifted. Considerably. I've always loved pop, country, rock etcetera but found myself getting into some weird songs that previously annoyed the sh!t out of me. Some examples - Sunny Came Home - Shawn Colvin Where Have All The Cowboys Gone - Paula Cole Walk This World - Heather Nova Has anyone noticed this? Maybe a song you always skipped you suddenly realise isn't too bad? Or maybe this is alzheimers and you are al
    1 point
  47. There was a certain "other" poster here that was rooting hard for that, if nothing else just to rub it in my face that I said it wouldn't happen. Thus is the craptasticness of this website. It was one thing when once upon a time you had American posters and Canadians posters fighting with each other, but at least there was some substance behind it. In contrast with "I'm going to make an argument to oppose you for the sake of being a contrarian because me.. like.. trolling!" I get that there's not much to talk about here these days since we're likely 4 years away from the next Olympic h
    1 point
  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.
    1 point
  49. My favourites by year: 1992: Paris 1996: Melbourne (Atlanta's was quite modern for the time, and Toronto's was quite 70s and retro) 2000: Sydney 2004: Cape Town (however both Rome and Athens were quite classic, and Rio's was very festive and restrained) 2008: Toronto (great bid logo, one of my favourites - Beijing's bid logo was good too, very warm and happy, unlike the official logo) 2012: London 2016: Tokyo (one of my other faves, and vastly better than their 2020 logo) 2020: Istanbul 1992: Berchtesgaden 1994, 1998, 2002: Ostersund 2006: Sion (very unique and interesting) 2010:
    1 point
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