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Brekkie Boy

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  1. And I'd guess the next step for London will be a Commonwealth Games - they could go for 2022 or 2026, but I suspect they'd like the centenial games in 2030.
  2. Why on earth would you want to move the final from the home of rugby in England to a football pitch (roofless BTW - they never finished that!). And it would be no money spinner at all for rugby as the RFU own Twickenham so don't want to be gifting a chunk of profits towards the FA. Stupid, stupid, idea.
  3. Hopefully it's burned to the ground long before the Olympics.
  4. South Africa the best bet for 2023, or a Celtic bid. I think for Italy they would need to co-host with France really as I'm not sure they're ready yet to go it alone. Argentina is a good call for subsequent tournaments.
  5. I think though in terms of both the TV deal and indeed the Olympics as a whole a summer games in the US in 2024 is of more value to the US than the Winter games in 2022, especially as them hosting the Winter Olympics in 2022 effectively rules out 2024 and 2028 for the Summer Games (though LA 2032 would be on!). BTW, has anything been suggested yet by the IOC to mark the centenary of the Winter Games in 2024?
  6. I think that phrase you're actually looking for is "Absolutely Hideous". Stick it in Thorpe Park!
  7. I'd guess due to the timezones NBC's coverage of London is going to have more parallels with Athens than Beijing. The one thing though you can guarantee is there is no chance NBC will screen swimming or track and field finals live at 2pm in the afternoon, even at the weekend.
  8. The structure has grown on me - but it's the location I hate. The Olympic Cauldron should dominate that area, not Boris's tower.
  9. I suspect they'll change it by then if FIFA like the idea of returning to Uruguay in 2030 (or keep it if they fancy it being in Europe). They're certainly not going to leave it 16 years between two European tournaments. The best thing though about talking about 2030 now is it's likely to be a world without Sebb Blatter, which can only be a good thing. As if FIFA care about little things like that.
  10. The BBC yesterday announced they will extend BBC3's broadcasting hours (usually that starts at 7pm) and launch an extra radio station - 5 Live Olympics Extra, for the duration of the games, along with confirming multiple live streams online covering all events. http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/rogermosey/2011/08/i_was_surprised_to_read.html Also rumours today the BBC are looking to share rights for 2016 with either ITV or C4 for the first time since 1988.
  11. They've said it will be quick - and usually by quick they mean for 100m records not 10,000m records.
  12. The Winter Olympics should never be awarded as a consolation prize for weak summer bids failing.
  13. An "Olympic Grandstand" style programme on the BBC in a couple of weeks covering the test events: http://www.bbc.co.uk/pressoffice/proginfo/tv/2011/wk34/sun.shtml
  14. http://www.theage.com.au/sport/costly-delhi-games-deeply-flawed-20110806-1igwo.html Cost: $3.92 billion - 16 times over budget Revenue: $36 million
  15. Any news yet on how the new European deals (not done through the EBU) will affect Eurosport.
  16. http://www.metro.co.uk/tv/866018-gary-barlow-nearly-turned-down-x-factor-to-front-olympics-talent-contest
  17. The BBC had big plans for a talent show rewarding the winner with a spot at the opening ceremonies. LOCOG soon put a stop to it.
  18. One of the most interesting things I've found about this forum is how differently the rest of the World views London and Britain to how it views itself - your plan is so stuck in history Citius Altius Fortius and if anything of that nature does feature I think it would be confined to one scene, but as most of British history consists of us invading the countries we've inviting to compete I think they'll be cautious in how they approach it. I can't remember with previous ceremonies but it is worth noting the first 2 hours or so of the ceremony will likely be in daylight, so that could affect things, especially fireworks. It'll be dark by the time the flame is lit after 11pm, but my memories of opening ceremonies are of them being at night, although surely light nights aren't unique to London.
  19. I hope it isn't too music driven - indeed I'd be quite happy if the Opening Ceremony didn't include a single star name performing.
  20. Foxtel announce their plans - 8 HD channels. http://www.tvtonight.com.au/2011/07/foxtel-to-screen-2012-olympics-on-8-hd-channels.html I don't know though if they could achieve their ambition of showing "every Aussie medal" and "all sports and matches featuring Australian teams" with just 8 channels. It was achieveable for Vancouver with just 4 - but the Winter Olympics is much smaller and the Aussie participation very limited. The summer games will most days have around a dozen sports going on, and I can't see Foxtel airing an entire day of shooting on the off chance an Aussie is the winner at the end of it.
  21. BBC plans for the Olympics - turning BBC1 into basically a "sport and news" channel for the period, and 24 channels online. http://www.aroundtherings.com/articles/view.aspx?id=37541
  22. Is that a good thing though. Surely it should be the stadia and when built the cauldron that grabs you eyeline, bot some unconnected tower.
  23. It screams lazy to me, not London. And although I know those vids earlier in the thread are designed for advertisers rather than the general public the London portrayed in the American one is very different to the way London portrays itself today.
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