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Everything posted by Hightowerio86

  1. I don't know if y'all read this story but I have a feeling that the IOC and Salt Lake City are going to come to a gentlemen's agreement that SLC will host the 2034 games before the Beijing Games open a la Brisbane. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1113857/salt-lake-city-2030-governing-board
  2. That's why I believe the IOC is going to do a double allocation giving SLC in 2034 and I think Sapporo is going to get 2030 cause it very likely they are going to bid
  3. The dates for the lighting and the handover ceremony for the Olympic Flame has been set https://hoc.gr/en/node/3188
  4. Well I hope they play this version of the national anthem for the handover ceremony during the Closing Ceremony. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUJxw6vj4q4
  5. At first, I thought that these games probably cancelled at the last minute but they have been somewhat good. The competition was exceptional even though there was no crowds which I believe makes the games more special. But thanks to COVID-19 and the Japanese government ineptitude for not getting people vaccinated in time to watch them in person somehow someway they pulled it off. I wouldn't put these games on the level of Sydney, Athens, Beijing or London. I wouldn't put them anywhere near the class of Barcelona in 1992 but these games should be called the "Perseverance Games" cause the athletes have waited for 5 years since Rio for their moment and they have made it. Simone and Naomi put mental health on the world's biggest sporting stage telling the athletes saying "it's okay not to be okay" and yet still performed at their highest level. I would give these games a B-. I hope 6 months from now the Winter Games in Beijing will more memorable but other than that the athletes and the games have persevered.
  6. Does anybody know what time does the opening ceremonies start on February 4 and the closing ceremonies on the 20th?
  7. Go to this website this is the OBS Version https://archive.org/details/tokyo-2020-opening-ceremony-23-july-2021
  8. The thing is that the IOC will think that 2030 will be too soon after LA 2028 so I think that they will come to an agreement that Salt Lake will host in 2034.
  9. They should have gotten Ric Birch or Don Mischner to produce the ceremony but they probably would have done the same thing with the cauldron
  10. yeah, the IOC made this decision back in 2019 https://olympics.com/ioc/news/future-olympic-hosts-to-gain-prominence-in-athletes-parades
  11. Now that Brisbane's officially been named host of the Games of the 35th Olympiad in 2032, we expect that the final four nations to enter the stadium at Friday's opening ceremony will be Australia, USA, France, and Japan.
  12. So not a surprise but official Brisbane 2032!!!
  13. So get used to these scenes on your TVs for the next 2 weeks
  14. Here's the venues somewhat dressed up since there won't be no fans
  15. You can also blame the Japanese Government at fault because they're the one bleeped up and slowed the rollout of the vaccine
  16. They might not and here's why https://japantoday.com/category/tokyo-2020-olympics/VIPs-allowed-at-Olympic-opening-ceremony-but-no-fans-report
  17. Where can I find the story that they switched the 10k from Tokyo to Sapporo?
  18. 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
  19. That would be nice but they are going to stay with the status quo
  20. Here's something I posted a few months back https://aramajapan.com/news/plans-for-the-original-tokyo-2020-opening-ceremony-leak/112714/
  21. Since we are a month away from Euro 2020, here is a article about the cities that have been replaced https://www.uefa.com/insideuefa/mediaservices/mediareleases/news/0268-11fff5dff16f-4cf8e9e33935-1000--eight-euro-hosts-confirm-spectators/ UEFA's mistake is coming back to haunt them. This continent wide tournament was a big money when they know it should have been held in one country period.
  22. How about Rikako Ikee? She just qualified for the games, 2 years after being diagnosed with leukemia. I don't know who would be a better choice to light the cauldron? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/rikako-ikee-tokyo-olympics-japanese-swimmer-leukemia/
  23. Here is something I found about how the opening ceremony could possibly play out https://aramajapan.com/news/plans-for-the-original-tokyo-2020-opening-ceremony-leak/112714/
  24. London or possibly Athens I can see hosting in 2036
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