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Everything posted by BigVic

  1. Almaty tried in 2022 but lost out to Beijing. They've already given up. Would've been a perfect host last year.
  2. Last year's Winter Olympics clash with the Super Bowl for the first time and this will be the same thing for Milano-Cortina in 2026
  3. An 11th hour bid to save the 2030 Olympic bids Chamomix is throwing their hat in the ring as an 11th hour bid Valalis in Switzlerland
  4. The cloth over Bjork was supposed to have a map which failed to project
  5. Same stadium where Bolt ran his final race
  6. Glad he made an appearance at London 2012 in the CC for Rio as what Beckham did in Beijing 4 years prior for the London segment.
  7. Seven boasted themselves as "Home of the Olympics" for Tokyo and Beijing
  8. A Brisbane River Opening Ceremony is feasible. Sydney did their Opening Ceremony inside the stadium and held a part of the Closing Ceremony on Sydney Harbour. Ric Birch wanted a Sydney Harbour Opening Ceremony but decided to go with the tradtional ceremony at Stadium Australia instead.
  9. No thread for media updates so I'll start it off Nine Entertainment Company (Nine) is to be awarded the rights to the Paris 2024 Olympics in an 5 game cycle for 8 years including Milan-Cortina 2026, LA 2028, TBD 2030 and of course, Brisbane 2032 according to The Age over longtime broadcaster Seven which aired every Olympics from Rio 2016 to Beijing 2022. Nine last aired the Olympics in Australia 10 years ago for London 2012 shared with Foxtel as well as the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Nine takes Olympics TV rights from Seven
  10. I can see a male and female Olympian lighting the cauldron for the frist time ever. Or the Tokyo 2020 (2021) Men's Volleyball team. The last team to light a cauldron was the "Miracle on Ice" in 2002. London had 7 young athletes instead of a single male or female Olympic champion like Redgrave or Holmes.
  11. An Olympics have never been shifted to September-October since Sydney 2000. NBC or whomever is broadcasting will never want this to happen. Brisbane 2032 is held in July-August 2032 which is our winter monhts in Australia
  12. Sapporo will be good to make up of Tokyo in which no spectators were allowed at most events. Only the marathon and track cycling events had fans in the stands.
  13. Chong Lim did the "Nature" segment in Sydney
  14. Qatar uses David Atkins Enterprises in the past which did the Sydney and Vancouver Ceremonies
  15. SLC is the most likely scenario now. Great memories for the Australian broadcaster whomever gets the rights given it's 2 years away from the Brisbane Games
  16. A normal cauldron lighting as we've seen many times
  17. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1128152/san-siro-demoltion#:~:text=The famed San Siro stadium,built on an adjacent site. The Opening Ceremony on 6 Feburary 2026 will be the swansong for San Siro. Due to demolition works, the Closing Ceremony will be in Verona at the historic Verona Arena.
  18. Gil McLachlan (outgoing AFL CEO and frontrunner for BOCOG president) will be watching closely. Would've preferred a hybrid ceremony on the Siene and at the Stade De France
  19. A dud on the Yarra yesterday How are they going to do the Parade of athletes. Have a hybrid ceremony. Artistic elements on the Siene then the main, formal ceremony at the Stade De France
  20. The AFL Grand Final river parade in Melbourne (host of the was a dud. Organisers want to transport athletes by boat on the Siene in under 2 years time
  21. Expect Jetpacks in the Closing Ceremony after the Brisbane 2032 segment
  22. The cauldron stalled for 4 mins in front of more than 3 billion viewers worldwide and 6 million watching on Channel 7 in Australia. A flawless and spectacular Opening Ceremony coming close to disaster. Vancouver a decade later had the fourth arm supposed to be lit be Le May Doan fail to rise in another cauldron mishap.
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