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  1. ^^opinions may change along the progress of things.. especially with certain stadia issue.
  2. So, there's still some olympic spark there. Wonder if Hamburg or Ruhr will go along or just being propaedeutic to a future Berlin (or Munich)
  3. Something that every regional german bid should confront with.. sooner or later. I mean you have this ^^ and you're looking for another? But as mentioned before, Berlin didn't put any bid since 2000 which is pretty a big blank time considering how easy the german capital pop up on mind everytime Europe claim its turn.
  4. There's nothing bad about it, really. Maybe streched too much the river thing instead of picking one or two places. Say, Cologne? But, of course, it's up to them. They're willing to go river way.. go for it.
  5. Yes but they are still core city targeted. Anything like diluted geographic sprawl. Not the top but still being revelant to the message.
  6. Rhine-Rhur as their viable and supported option right now. Still, can't see IOC moving to this multi-towns land over any other big Euro core city or new frontier coming up. Also, the name doesn't sound so catchy.
  7. ^^ yeah.. sub-title "Madrid can't"(do the winters)
  8. bbcnews The shortlist of UK cities that could host next year's Eurovision Song Contest has been revealed, with seven locations in the running. Birmingham, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield will vie to stage the event in May. Twenty cities expressed an interest, the BBC said, and those not making the shortlist include London and Belfast. The UK was chosen to host the contest after organisers decided it could not be staged by Ukraine, the 2022 winners.
  9. Those flying pyramids at the beginning look so cool. I wonder if they could do something like that for the cauldron. Floating-but anchored multiple structure following the river parade. Just thoughts..
  10. I don't get what's the fuss about this bid. I mean, multiple post-industrial towns to host the olympics? Berlin still their top choice.. if they have intentions.
  11. First India, now Indonesia. And some Euro capital expected to show up at some point. This is shaping like a Indo-European race, isn't it?
  12. The amount of historic reminiscences is so high they can be easily seen as the legit contender. And I assume every footbal aficionado around the world would be pleased to see this happen.
  13. Opening in Montevideo and final in Buenos Aires? That would be fascinating. Although maybe too crowded host?
  14. ^^for the 3rd or 4th time (and also for the joy of discussion ) what's so unreasonable about my previous statements? 1_ a woman lighting the cauldron. Well, their promotions so far have been clearly lady targeted. Logo, handover, Marianne and so many others feminine references to France in general. If they keep this way, well, I can see a lady athlete as the final torch bearer and it's not like they lack in that category. 2_ Football player lighting the cauldron. As mentioned before, not only they already did it but also considering their variety in different sports achievements -and French cultural approach to their celebrations- I think they might rather consider other disciplines not so all-the-time exposed but equally deserving the spot that night. Footbal already got so manies during the year + the great World Cup. And I bet even Milan's OC team would think twice before going with football star over their proud winter tradition. And it's not about hating football players. And if someone may feel offended or too sensitive about all above, remember it's just opinions. Decently argued, I think.
  15. ^^I'm sorry. Didn't know this was a one-direction-thinking monopolized topic. Who's blatant here? Ca va sans dire..
  16. Well, yes. And this does'nt match much with them picking a marketing superstar kicker to light their first summer olympics since 100 yrs.
  17. A hint to start the ball rolling.. French-athletes-formidable-Tokyo2020 ^^ Men's Volley gold was kinda epic for them
  18. ok i see that but this is not about me not liking footbal, which I actually enjoy.. this is more about giving other less exposed -but just as worthy- sport a chance to be spotted for such an occasion. And France sure doesn't lack in sport variety.
  19. ^^Well I think France has a wider basket of champions from other different sports in which to pick before all-the-time exposed football. No wonder why they play Cinderella at the Olympics
  20. yeah but this is the cauldron lighting we're talking. They may do every extravaganza they want with ceremonies and all but they don't want to mess with the highest point of all with some footballer showcase. These are not the '90 anymore.
  21. you can see France, one of the most successfull olympic team on planet, letting an overpaid player from the most exposed and not-so-olympic sport light the cauldron in these days? What about the others? Even crazy-for-football-Milan wouldn't dare so.
  22. ^^ yes, more than 30 years ago and back then he was an absolute icon. So they've done with footballer. Not seeing this happening again.
  23. If I know the French, and I think I do , they're not going to let any overpaid footbaler light the sacred flame of Olympia. No matter how good they may score in Qatar. You can skip them from the list.
  24. What's thrilling about landing the Games in Toronto? Because it's a big hub?
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