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KRATK last won the day on April 22 2012

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  1. Not a huge fan of the logo, but it is ok. I love the idea of showing the Andes in it! I hope they keep it somehow in the final logo. Too bad the BA 2004 bid used the condor, it would have been my favourite thing for a Santiago logo.
  2. Well, FINALLY!!! After cancelling twice and being beaten by Lima a few years ago, FINALLY we will host a major international event! As Roland said, it was bloody time! Although the PASO election may have influenced something (you can't discard anything in any Latin American sport organization), it always seemed to me that the BA bid didn't have future. Yes, they would had the infrastructure from the YOG, but I'm not even sure they are doing a lot about it. The situation in Argentina is still very complicated politically and economically so I wasn't sure they will commit with this bid... just
  3. Originally, the Chilean government decided to cancel the Santiago 2023 bid given the proposal made by the local Olympic committee and the Ministry of Sparts was badly rated. That encouraged Buenos Aires to bid and be, until today, the only official proposal. However, the Chilean Congress requested President Michelle Bachelet to support the bid anyways, and according to press reports, this was accepted and the bid will be announced today. http://www.t13.cl/noticia/deportes13/polideportivo/chile-presentara-su-candidatura-a-los-juegos-panamericanos-2023 So, will it be Buenos Aires vs Sa
  4. Yay!!!! After so many years, finally we made it! I'm so happy and everyone here is so happy. For the first, we don't have to settle with the "at least we played really good". For me, this summarize everything: the Chilean team celebrating after Sánchez scored the winning penalty and, in the background, the memorial for the detained and tortured people in the National Stadium during the military dictatorship. The phrase says "A people without memory is a people with future".
  5. I'm really glad both teams will be in the finals. Chile has proven, despite some controversy, is one of the best teams in the continent at the moment and Argentina, although had some problems at the beggining, is finally starting to show all the talent of its players. I'm really nervous but I'm sure Chile is able to win on Saturday and finally get the championship we have been waiting for 99 years.
  6. In particular in this case, the main problem has been the political scandals of the last year which have hurted specially the Bachelet presidency. Bachelet was supposed to give a speech at the beggining (especially given she has been one of the main promoters of football activities and construction of new stadia) but she decided not to give it and have a low profile. For example, even though she has attended both of the Chile matches, she never appeared in the giant screen; in fact, I didn't know she was at the stadium with me until I saw the news the other day. Back to the football, this has
  7. I was at the stadium and in general I liked the opening ceremony. I mean, it wasn't at the level of an Olympic opening ceremony but it was much better than other football opening ceremonies. I don't remember the one in Argentina 2011 but at least was much better than the circus of Brazil 2014 WC. To me, the only problem is that it was too slow... great that they showed the rapanui dances but I was missing something related to the mapuche people, especially considering all the graphics are based on the mapuche iconography. Regarding the organization, it was pretty good. I didn't have any probl
  8. I really really liked the logo. I'm surprised to find finally a logo with a meaning and not a vanguardist mix of non sense, just like in basically every single sport event in the past years. The main typography in "Chile 2015" seems odd to me... it's not bad itself but it doesn't make sense with the overall logo design. It should have used the geometric typography used in other texts (for example, banners). For those that don't understand the meaning of the visual design of the event, it is based in the geometric shapes used by the indigenous groups of Chile, especially the Mapuche people, i
  9. That's awesome... only for you hahahaha In fact, I'm more worried about Brazil in the Round of 16 than Spain and the Netherlands. We can play good against them (not necessarily winning), but if we pass to the second round and play against Brazil, I'm pretty sure the confidence in the team will succumb and we'll be massacred I agree with you... but I just love the idea of watching Italy and England playing in Manaus.
  10. I can't believe this was real life. I mean, WHY. WHY of all the possible combinations we have the worst we could have imagined before. Playing with Spain AGAIN in the first round (just like 2010) and possible with Brazil in the second round (just like 2010... and 1998 and 1962, the three times Chile has passed to the second round) were the only thing we didn't want... and now we have the 'plus' of Netherlands and possible playing with Brazil (only once we have defeated them in official matches in the entire history, which is around 50 matches) IN Brazil. When we heard Spain was in the Group
  11. Congratulations to th Peruvian people! They had a really good bid and it is not a surprise that they won. I believe Santiago had a much better plan but that is now part of the history. What it is surprising is the result. Santiago and Lima were the favourites according pretty much every report (besides that of ATR that was true at the end)... and Santiago just getting 9 votes is a shame, the same than La Punta. The Chilean government was confident to get a lot of votes but at the end, it seems they only got was Mexico, the US and Canada, a total failure. Ciudad Bolívar was also disappointing.
  12. I hope Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Tunisia, Egypt and Burkina Faso can make it!
  13. I found this post in a newspaper from San Luis, Argentina. It is a bit old (July) and It focuses on the chances of La Punta. According to a poll done to PASO members, 46.79% would vote for Santiago, 33.28% for Lima, Bolívar with a 13,81 % and La Punta only with a 6,12%. A Peruvian poll have similar results: Santiago 46.67%, Lima 33.33%, Bolívar 13.33% y La Punta 6.67%. It's not sure that Santiago will win, but at least it backs the idea of Santiago and Lima as frontrunners (in line with La Tercera publication) http://lagaceta-digital.com.ar/tempor/index.php?option=com_content&view=articl
  14. Bye Madrid, nice try, but please, first solve your problems and not wait the Olympics to solve them.
  15. I only could catch some part of Tokyo's answers and most of Spanish presentation (except the Felipe's speech because of transmission cut). I think Spanish presentation wasn't really good, especially from most of the speakers (too bad I couldn't hear Felipe). Rajoy talking about the economy made me feel like he was describing Switzerland or something like this... the economy IS a problem now and they can't say that everything is OK, but I don't know if a bit of honesty ("not everything is ok but we are confident we will do the best" or sth in that line) would have been better for their commitme
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