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Brekkie Boy

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  1. Twitter might be a thing of the past in two years. Is it me or does that ball seem to be more rounded than uusal - just the angle I guess.
  2. As I said in another thread I really think that's a mistake. I think letting the Paralympic flame be kindled in a place of significance to the host country gives it a much higher profile than lighting it in a place which although significant to the Paralympic moment is frankly barely known in the UK, never mind internationally.
  3. Nice find. I've a bit of a soft spot for Victoria - the first Commonwealth Games I ever watched.
  4. I'm pretty sure that rule has now been scrapped. It served it's purpose and got the World Cup into Asia, Africa and back to South America. I suspect if FIFA want to return to South America for the 100th anniversary in 2030 they'll be open to European bids for 2026.
  5. If they're willing to move the Qatar tournament from summer to winter then they should be willing to move the 2018 tournament from Russia.
  6. Well before we give NBC the benefit of the doubt let's just note that although they may not show every event live at least they do show the games live, while NBC is pretty much the only broadcaster in the developed (and not so developed) world to still air the entire day on a time delay if it isn't in their time zone.
  7. God, this is awful. Have they revealed a Paralympic logo yet?
  8. Well this is a one games deal and according to SportsProMedia the IOC will now try and sell 2016/18/20 as a package, probably hoping the two summer games loosens the purse strings. Whether sold separately or as part of this package I'd still put 7 as facvourites for 2016.
  9. I guess they just can't say "better than Delhi" as that would be seen as a very luke warm complement.
  10. Worth noting for the first time the IPC are bundling the 2014/2016 Paralympics together.
  11. The IPC are bundling the 2014/16 rights together and in the UK at least have said they're only interested in free to air coverage in order to ensure the momentum from London continues. C4 are bidding again, while the BBC want them back too - though I hope C4 keeps them as I just think they'll get lost in the schedules again if they return to the BBC.
  12. I don't get why they do the draw so early - they could wait at least one more year, if not two.
  13. I will rewatch the opening when I get the chance - but can't say there is anything from the closing I particularly want to see again.
  14. Skipped the last 20-30 pages but I think we're all on the same page. Completely agree - it's a real shame as it could have been amazing in the right setting. That view up from the bottom of the cauldron was stunning on TV so if that could somehow have been replicated on a much bigger scale from the ground up to a decent height it would have been superb. It might have even worked at the size it was it it hadn't been shoved in an alleyway in front of a screen - it looked alright during the closing ceremony with a bit of space around it, so had it been a bit higher within the stadium with nothing for it to blend into (i.e. exactly where the bell was!) they might have got away with it, but ultimately it fails by not being visible by all during the games - especially when you consider how successful Olympic Park was at bringing in people without tickets to any events. Absolutely agree - how anyone cannot even seem to consider the cauldron in designing a purpose built Olympic Stadium is beyond belief. It doesn't even need to be completely open at one end to accomodate it - they just needed to be a bit cleverer in accomodating it and realise that how it looked for the two weeks during the games was far more important than people not being able to see it in the weeks prior to the games.
  15. Quite surprised how few people watched the repeat - just 1.5m. Thought at least double that might have tuned in just to recapture a bit of lost Olympic spirit.
  16. It is kind of two different things - but I think I prefer something to celebrate every 4 years over a nation of healthy kids!
  17. Rio I think is only three hours behind the UK, so four behind Germany - but crucially two ahead of the US East Coast. The Rio ceremony will almost certainly be scheduled to suit NBC so they can air it around 8pm ET - maybe 7pm at a push - which would be a 9pm or 10pm start in Rio.
  18. So everyone seemed to hate the London logo when it was first revealed but it quickly became a very effective symbol of the games which looked great everywhere it was used. Everyone seemed to hate the Glasgow logo when it was first revealed - and a couple of years on it still looks ****!
  19. Those Irish titles are really nice. And thanks again Durban for all your hard work in recent months in this thread. I don't suppose the NBC titles have surfaced online yet but here are some caps from the designer - very much an evolution of previous looks. http://www.urizendesign.com/ I'm sure he'll upload video in due course - there is quite a bit on his site from NBC coverage from the last few games.
  20. Is athletics the only sport that doesn't manage to get medal ceremonies done on the same day - at least three will be carried over to tomorrow, though TV wise that works out perfectly.
  21. Brilliant night for British Athletics - and brilliant day for Team GB - not sure what our record is for Golds in a day but I'll take six. A few more chances to come in the week, mainly in the field events - would love to see some more Greg Rutherford moments with people exceeding expectations to grab Gold. Mo is probably our best chance on the track if he goes ahead and runs in the 5000m. Not so confident about Dai Greene after tonights semi-finals - talking of which really not liking the current format for most events of heats, three semi-finals (with top two + two fastest into final) and then the final (with no lane 1!).
  22. Although the 7-10pm slot is perfect for the BBC it's a shame in a way they didn't run the athletics programme an hour later and then took advantage of the pixel panels to turn the stadium gold for every final.
  23. Well that's fine - but they didn't need to take up cycling and rowing too!
  24. Worst thing the world ever did was giving the games to China - they're now turning up everywhere as a dominant force. I think Hugh Robinson (our Sports Minister) will be sitting pretty with his bet with his Aussie counterpart - very poor from Australia so far after a disapointing Beijing too.
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