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  1. At least the 2023 Basketball World Cup in the Philippines, Japan & Indonesia had a much better, yet understandable trophy-and-numeral logo, with both the '23' (or likely sometimes the 'B'-letter) and the Naismith Trophy are being depicted in the form of a heart - it signifies the three Asian nations' love and passion for basketball, and to me, it symbolizes the value of 'Puso', a Filipino meaning for 'heart'. To top it all, you got the national colours of all the three hosting countries.
  2. There's almost no need for them to showcase some Hollywood references in the ceremonies, because adding with sprinkles to it, the ceremonies should showcase equality, ethnicity and race, and especially LA's diasporic communities and its people, knowing that diversity would likely be its theme for the 2028 Games (as noticed in its emblem) since the city is among one of the most multicultural cities in the world.
  3. I'm only just making an example here if there's only one term for an IOC president. But at least Bach is doing a good job, and for his decisions, we have a calendar of Olympic hosts (most of them had staged once or twice) that are more experienced in staging bigger-scale events such as the Olympics, Los Angeles 2028 and Milano-Cortina 2026 are clear examples of that, as sometimes, they used mostly existing facilities.
  4. To be honest, Yes, the IOC should come see their senses from what FIFA had experienced back then, and for example, this should start by limiting an IOC presidency for only one term, meaning that he or she is ineligible for re-election. By theory, if it was enforced today, Thomas Bach wouldn't been re-elected back in March for a second term, and his successor would have presided over Tokyo 2020. Secondly, they should need an IOC Council to add that, and council members would be elected by their respective National Olympic Committees; in addition, an IOC president would no longer have the power to cast votes. All of these are based out of FIFA's reforms to exercise good governance, transparency, and accountability.
  5. The Malay oil-lamp-themed cauldron may be bigger or monolithic, but unlike the others, the flame itself looked medium-sized when it's lit.
  6. Don't forget that one from the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur.
  7. We may still did not know yet if it was from Olympic Broadcasting Services, but that background loop looks like it is legit, and it is likely to be used by some broadcasters, either possibly as a studio background or in split screens.
  8. Unless that's your opinion, quite though... But we hoped that everything would be safely and successfully settled in Tokyo once the Games leave town. Again, we know that Japan would pull this off despite this current situation, especially when it comes to excelling their innovation.
  9. I hope that security in Tokyo would be much tighter during Games time, but turbulence in the host city was too very concerning for an event like the Olympics, which is being held in a major-scale. Once again, we cannot afford an another bloodied tragedy similar to the Olympic Village massacre during Munich 1972; where 11 members of the Israeli team were killed, and the bombings during Atlanta 1996; in which one person was perished (another person later died of a heart attack), and 111 others were injured at Centennial Park.
  10. To us, as Olympic fans, that sentiment against the Games and even the IOC are truly a new breed of cancel culture. We don't want money and politics to be surrounded everywhere before and during the Olympics, and that's because diversity and tranquility through sport is more independent from both. For those who were 'Anti-Olympic-ers', they've looked back to the Games' darker past, and once more because of what they are doing in an IOC virtual meeting last month, just as you said, they had acted too much in order to ruin its reputation.
  11. Just like it was used from London 2012 ceremonies (especially the 2017 SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur and the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta)?
  12. Even under Hiroshi Sasaki (who was resigned as creative director earlier this year), it's like we saw only minor changes or looked almost exactly the same as MIKIKO's ceremony concept, but let's wait and see what this extravaganza unfolds, or what has modified from her original proposal.
  13. Japan would need to learn from their mistakes if they considered bidding for an another Olympics sometime, unless they should use existing venues, or even ones built for 2020, just as Paris and LA does for their next respective Olympics in both 2024 and 2028. Also, if we all want an Olympics being held in countries more than only one, it would be nice if Japan joins alongside with Korea to bid for the Games, doing the same feat when the two Asian countries staged the FIFA World Cup in 2002. If awarded, both Japan and Korea would use their shared hosting honors to not only promote peace, but to showcase their reconciliation to the entire world, as the two countries were at political conflict for a very long time. But for both countries and the IOC right now, let reputational and financial recovery do the hard work.
  14. We just got to wait until either the IOC would copyright claim this video, just as the one from Rio was leaked three months prior to the 2016 Games; and then was taken down in the following month, or one of its official broadcasters would preview this, just like Romania's TVR did, to use it for their promo of its PyeongChang 2018 coverage. And hopefully, this would end with Tokyo 2020's emblem being shown in the end rather than the OBS logo, and if it does, it would be the first time that we would see an emblem being featured in an official Summer Olympics intro since Barcelona, in which the 1992 Games' logo was shown in the final seconds of it; alongside the wordmark 'RTO '92'. It can work well as a template for other broadcasters so they could add their own logo in the end, for example: If you were watching the Games from other countries like Singapore, then the logo of Mediacorp would be shown alongside Tokyo's emblem, and the words 'Official Broadcaster'. Also, OBS have already done this method of placing the official emblem in the end, these examples were the TV titles of the Youth Olympics in both Buenos Aires 2018 and Lausanne 2020. Buenos Aires 2018 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube Lausanne 2020 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube
  15. For Sapporo, the city was considered a favorite to stage the 2030 Winter Games, but for Barcelona's bid, this can also considered as historic because the Pyrenees straddles between Spain, Andorra, and France, and to date, we've never seen an Olympics being held in multiple countries more than one. And this bid here is representing not just one, but three different countries. It looks like the IOC is facing tough choices for 2030, because there are a lot of interesting cities that can be identified sometimes, as a favorite or a historic bid, so the IOC should need to find a compensation and a resolution to these cities. But Sapporo would have deserved it too because they had never hosted an another Winter Games since 1972, so does Japan since 1998 in Nagano, and especially since this year's Tokyo Games. If the city wants more time to prepare, they should be opted for 2034 instead, which means there is a lot of time to rehabilitate and redevelop the existing venues from 1972 if they would be used, and it would also be better for Sapporo if they staged the games without public funding, in which Vancouver's 2030 bid have brought themselves a possible financial concept for some future bidders. That bidding problem would be solved for the IOC if they decided to double award both the 2030 and 2034 Games, just as Paris and LA did for both 2024 and 2028, or even better, to announce the host city 11 years prior to that year's Games. To give you an example: The awarding of the host city for 2036 would've been decided during the Athens IOC Session in 2025. This scenario here is based from a possible outcome that Brisbane would likely be awarded the 2032 Games during this year's IOC Session in Tokyo.
  16. Holding the Games in an entire country would also be a great idea especially for smaller nations, and would you imagine small countries like Qatar or even Switzerland (Home of the IOC) would host the Summer Olympics? That exception would be the city-state of Singapore, unless they would have to collaborate with Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia for a possible co-hosting bid.
  17. Japan has been long-dreamed of becoming an Olympic host for the first time since 1964, but with that virus being originated in Wuhan, in my theory, it seems China had attempted not only to divide the world, but to ultimately disrupt Tokyo's Games in order for Beijing to prioritize the Winter Games in 2022. Once more, COVID-19 had ruined Japan's Olympic dreams that began in the Buenos Aires announcement in 2013, since they are still reeling from the catastrophic events of 11 March 2011. This is why the IOC should be more careful on choosing host cities, or the reputation of the Games would be in peril. Again, they should need more reforms on picking cities while reducing and maintaining costs, not by the way of greed. If you see Brisbane being picked as the 'preferred bidder' for the 2032 Olympics, it's not transparent, so the bidding format should revert back to the way it was before the Monte Carlo IOC session, but in a modified way, a bidder would not only apply to a single city, but an entire state or province, and being taken place nationwide or co-hosting with an another country would also help. There are three scenarios that Japan should pick as a concept for their possible bid for a future Olympics: 1. What if Japan staged the Games in an entire prefecture or region? The Philippines used that concept when the country hosted the 2019 SEA Games, with the opening ceremony being taken place in the 55,000-seater Philippine Arena in Bulacan, while the athletics competitions being held in the New Clark City Sports Hub, in Tarlac. Both Bulacan and Tarlac are in the island of Luzon, and is located north, and bordered with Metro Manila. In this case, Japan should pick either Tokyo or Yokohama for the athletics events, since both stadiums had the capacity that exceeded more than 60,000+ seats, while the volleyball tournament would likely be moved to Nagoya, as the city will host the 2026 Asian Games. 2. When it comes to existing venues, that would be an Olympics being taken place nationwide or selected cities, and this concept is based on the host city format of the FIFA World Cup. It would also be okay for them to use the same venues that will be used for 2020, but in addition, some sports and events would likely be moved away somewhere else from Tokyo, and that would depend on a city's experiences of hosting international competition. For example, aquatics would be moved to Fukuoka, since the city will stage the 2022 World Aquatics Championships, handball would be held in Kumamoto, which had hosted both the Handball Men's World Championship in 1997, and the Women's World Championship in 2019, while the Olympic marathon would have to choose to either stay in Sapporo; just as in 2020, or to be held in either Tokyo or Osaka. 3. This scenario would likely boost chances and hopes for reconciliation, because here's a question, what if Japan would join North and South Korea to bid for the 2032 Olympics, or further Games? Japan and the Korean Peninsula are both in conflict for a long time, and if the Olympics celebrate peace and Tokyo 2020 being branded itself as the "Games of Recovery", why not 'reconciliation' be used as its theme? Here's an example of this unifying concept, both ceremonies would be held solely in separate stadiums, in which either Seoul or Pyongyang would host the opener, while either Tokyo or Yokohama would be the site of the closing ceremony. Some sports and events would be moved somewhere else in either both countries, but in significance of two countries sharing the honor of hosting the Games, athletics competitions would be held in both of the two hosts, with Korea staging the track events, while Japan would host the field events. All of these would be helpful for Japan, but this is unless they would never repeat the same mistakes and mishaps just as in the lead-up to the 2020 Games, which was rescheduled to this year as a result of this pandemic. Also, if you look at a possible Vancouver 2030 bid, using finances from private sectors in order to invest the Games would be helpful too. This is one valuable lesson that Japan should learn: Don't look down, and never look back to your bumpy and scandalous past; in a way of greed, but the best for all of you, is to sight further to a better and bright future; in a way of working or collaborating together.
  18. And if Los Angeles does held the Pan American Games in 2027, it would have the same scenario as Seoul in South Korea. In this case, Seoul hosted the 1986 Asian Games; two years prior to their hosting of the 1988 Olympics. It acted as a test event to the Olympics, as the venues and facilities that would be used in the 1988 Games, were also used during the Asiad.
  19. Looked like an April Fools Joke from Gamesbids, but that would be a great idea or concept when it comes to the IOC's new bidding procedures. Just like the IOC double awarding both 2024 and 2028 to Paris and Los Angeles respectively, that would do the same to both the Winter Olympics in 2030 and 2034, so does the Summer Olympics in both 2032 and 2036. That scenario would give an elected host city more time with the period of 11 years (within 12-15 years if given 2036 Games) to prepare sports venues and accommodation facilities for athletes, officials, and spectators, as well as completing transportation infrastructure projects in time for the games, just as Los Angeles does in time for 2028. In addition, during the opening ceremony of Tokyo 2020 on 23 July 2021, the Parade of Nations will see for the first time that the countries that will host the next two Olympic Games, France and the United States, will march before hosts Japan enters last. What if that happened again in future Summer or Winter Games? Imagine if that happens in the opening ceremony of Beijing 2022 with the hosts of 2030 (Japan, Spain, or the United States) marching third to last, followed by Italy, hosts of the 2026 Games, being second to last to enter the "Bird's Nest" Stadium before hosts China entered last. Do the same again for Paris 2024 with the host country of 2032 entering the Stade de France third to last, while Team USA being the penultimate nation to march into the stadium before the hosts France.
  20. Surprisingly, 2021 will be 125 years after the first Modern Olympic Games held in 1896 in Athens, Greece. A 125th anniversary is commemorated in term, as a Quasquicentennial. The term is broken down as quasqui-, meaning "and a quarter", and centennial, which is 100 years. "Quasqui is a contraction from quadrans "a quarter" plus the clitic conjunction -que, which means "and". That term was coined by Funk and Wagnalls editor Robert L. Chapman in 1961. It would have followed suit from Atlanta in 1996, branded itself as the "Centennial Olympic Games", and the Tokyo Games in 2021 would have referred as the "Quasquicentennial Olympic Games". By coincidence, Athens will set to stage the 2021 IOC Session, and the Presidential vote will be the leading item on the agenda during the meeting. In addition, 2021 will mark the bicentenary of the Greek Revolution of 1821, which was celebrated as Greece's Independence Day.
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