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Scotguy II

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  1. Sorry, the video did not embed. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/fbVv2zzdevQ
  2. During lockdowns here in nz, i decided to create an opening ceremony on the game minecraft. Thought i would share it with you all as i now have no use for it. See if you can spot my recreations of some iconic ceremony moments. Comment if you see them. <iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/fbVv2zzdevQ" title="YouTube video player" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; clipboard-write; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  3. I imagine that Paris will do something similar to London with their cauldron. i would love to see a return to the more traditional cauldron design, similar to that of Barcelona.
  4. Interesting that i did not see this in the media other than on here. Salt Lake City 2002 - Athens 2004 - Turin 2006 - Beijing 2008 - Vancouver 2010 - London 2012 A good set of games to preside over..... And then there was one..... one living IOC president Thank you Dr Rogge, you done a 'superb job'
  5. Maybe i watched too many ceremonies on youtube during all of NZ's ongoing lockdowns that my expectations were too high. I have watched every ceremony from 1964 onwards so i guess i know what grabs my attention and what does not. I think all 4 ceremonies have been amateurish compared to all of their predecessors. i am sure most members here would agree. just my thoughts though.
  6. I am not saying Japan as hosts have done a bad job. They have done a fantastic job organising these games. All i am saying is that covid or no covid the ceremonies have been amateurish and pretty boring/bad as ceremonies go. Nagano also was bad.
  7. The cauldron and flame at both games makes me think why bother with it this time lol can hardly see it and only get to see it on tv for a few hours during both games
  8. yup - my thoughts exactly.... if any nation was to pull off spectacular memorable ceremonies during COVID it would be Japan but nope.
  9. Despite being 2021 Japan all 4 ceremonies have to be the most amateurish ever.... And i don't think covid is to blame.... it's the creative team changes and mess which if COVID never happened we would still be saying that. the 2016 handover segment beats all of these. Even the 2019 RWC opening ceremony was lame to be honest. Just my thoughts
  10. NZ TV is yet again showing ads but not showing what it is missing - so i won't be sticking with this. Shame on them.
  11. I say bring back the bidding process of the 80's, 90's and early 2000's - bribery and all. At least we got exciting bid races by world class cities and very good Olympic Games...
  12. Better than the olympics opening but still very lame and amateurish....
  13. i am off to bed.... NZ TV have commercials and they are not picking up again where they left off so missing bits of it - disgusting. Enjoy
  14. I have been mega busy at work due to New Zealands current total lockdown so i am pretty exhausted. Ceremony starts at 11pm and i don't think i can do another stay awake until 3am and up again at 6am...... If i thought it was going to be good would be worth it but due to the olympic opening being a pile of **** i think il just wait and see what the damage is tomorrow.
  15. Hopefully Australia's lockdowns will be lifted before the opening ceremony of brisbane 2032 lol Will be interesting to see how the street ceremony pays off but i am going to keep an open mind. paris will need to just be super ready given the number of terrorist attacks in france over the last 15 years. yes there are risks within a stadium, but even more in a bigger area with lots more side streets and buildings. Atlanta was lucky that it was just one domestic nutter and a pretty **** bag bomb, but paris 2024 will no doubt be a very lucrative prize for an international terrorist cell Paris officials will just need to be on the ball with this plan and i hope that it all goes well. it is more likely to go without flaw but just be rubbish from a creative and artistic point of view a la world cup 1998 lol
  16. Oh well, luckily we don't have to worry about a games bid during this governments terms as they are too busy destroying the country.
  17. What makes it worse Rols is a potential 2026 comms then potential 2030 wc then a 2032 Olympics. Not sure where the Australian government going to get all this cash for these events. But i am with you, can have too much in a short period of time.
  18. 30,000 jus is not that big a capacity... 40-50,000 would be better especially for revenue of events. I guess it would only be sufficient should a com games be bid for as the All blacks are not selling out venues anymore so i guess for rugby it would be enough.
  19. https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2021/08/christchurch-stadium-councillors-reverse-decision-to-slash-seat-numbers.html?cid=soc2%3Anewshubfb&fbclid=IwAR0aFtbAqmNsoDKy5JCHf3yy-dup_6ZnM9BJjQrIcDINylNxBcB8FiiC6wg A decision has been made and the new Christchurch stadium will have 30,000 capacity. This is an absolute joke.
  20. It is like the Sagrada Familia of stadiums
  21. This whole just give cities a games is getting silly. It does not work like that, i wish some people here would get real
  22. They will certainly be in safe hands with Sydney (unless a pandemic breaks out haha) Will be nice to see Athletics in stadium Australia again
  23. https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/commonwealth-games-downsize-birmingham-2022-louise-martin-host This is an interesting article. I don't think the number of sports is the issue here as such. The games in Glasgow were a good size and hosted well in a smaller city with not too. much new venues needed to be built. They just need to simplify the capacities of venues and try as much as possible to combine sports in venues and of course align the sports that best fit and suit the host nations capabilities.
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