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Lord David

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  1. The whole multicultural aspect should be done like Calgary did in 1988. Perhaps have a representative (or couple), of each nation competing that is a Vancouver resident, join in a small multicultural segment of the Opening Ceremony. Yes, there's no need for big Bollywood or Chinese Operatic or stuff like that numbers, but a small segment which the multiculturalism of Canada is represented, would suffice. Perhaps such representatives of each nation could be the ones carrying the nation's sign when marching with that nation in the stadium (In uniform of course)? It's a shame, they should have
  2. I just thought it would be nice that although there would be no specific segements recognizing the other Provinces/Territories, it would be nice to simply have a musician or band from the Provinces/Territories representing them. These ideas are interesting!
  3. Alright, so you have possibly no input whatsoever on how the opening/closing ceremonies are gonna be like, but what would you like to see in the ceremonies? I'd like to see each Province/Territory represented by a musician or band. Just imagine the likes of say Andre-Philippe Gagnon representing Quebec doing his one man show of "We are the World". What's your wishes?
  4. Ah right, the dudes that drove from Moscow to Vladivostok went 15,000 km. But the point still remains, the sheer distance would make it unwise to have Vladivostok as a host city.
  5. Vladivostok. There you go. Vladivostok wouldn't ideally work. It's just too far from Western Russia, where most of the host cities would be. It's like a 15 hour drive from Moscow to Vladivostok. Imagine having teams having to take a 7 hour flight from Vladivostok to Moscow just to get to their next game? A Western Russia only WC would work fine, but the ambiance, culture, unity and representation of all major Russian cities throughout the country is lost.
  6. Well good luck to them comrades. Ideally you want host cities and venues spread out the country showing the country's unity through sport and highlighting as well as providing sporting infrastructure to the football teams of the Russian football league. But of course, this can't ideally work. Aside from the travel times, distance and how to get there, you'd end up with like 8 venues in the Western side of Russia in 8 cities, 1 venue in Siberia or whatever it's capital is, then another in Vladivostok. If your really lucky, you might get another venue somewhere in the middle. Sure you can grou
  7. Yes, we shall see, but Qatar is definitely not getting the WC. Even with the experience of the Asian Cup, which would provide several new 10,000 to 30,000 seater venues and an upgraded national stadium to 70,000, it is still insufficient for a WC. Not to mention at least 2 to 4 would have to be located in Doha. It's a population and lack of cities problem. Qatar could simply not host.
  8. Lets speak in the way Zenica would, shall we? Qatar is not good host for organization FIFA WC anything in year 2022. Belgium and Holland no host in 2018, Australia host in 2018!
  9. The North Korean government has decided not to refer to Ryugyong Hotel in any way, at the very least not until it is finished!
  10. Vulcan is a planet! It would be one of their cities that would bid. How would one compensate for the harsh environmental conditions? All events held indoors? Underground? And what about the Vulcans' natural enhanced strength and physicality as opposed to most humanoids? Will androids be barred from competing?
  11. Introducing Pyongyang 2016! I went for a professional and logical approach as opposed to just slopping Kim Jong Ill's image somewhere. LOGO: BANNER:
  12. Montreal? Facilities in place? Legacy stuff from 1976? Uh, Montreal nowadays has very little in place left from 1976. Much of the venues from 1976 have been altered for different purposes post Olympics, like the velodrome turned biodome, the aquatics center downsized, and the Olympic stadium itself converted to host Baseball and Football. Should Montreal even want a games, it would need a proper Athletics Stadium, perhaps a re-alteration of the Olympic Stadium back to it's Olympic state, or the radical removal of the roof and dome structure to allow for the construction of a new tier level. T
  13. A Pan Am Games in Toronto could possibly be like Winnipeg. We'd have a small athletics venue and a major stadium hosting the ceremonies. I could see a small 40,000 or 45,000 seater "athletics" stadium be used for the Pan Am Games, with possible expansion should Toronto bid or land the Olympics. It could possibly be designed as such, that it is convertible, or that extra rows of seats could be place on the track (a la Vienna' Ernst Happel Stadium Euro 2008), for football configuration. For a dramatic ceremonies, you could use the Skydome in Grey Cup football configuration of 52,000 seats. It'
  14. Interesting, don't expect the flame in the stadium to be grand, I'd say a small cauldron, with a mini gas tank, to act as the internal flame that all the peeps in the stadium see. Expect grandeur through an outdoor flame, outside the stadium or even at the Whistler Olympic Park shown to the peeps in the stadium through the video screens. The uniqueness might be shown with the two cauldrons lit at exactly the same time by 2 great Canadian Winter Olympians. Effectively speaking, the only possible cauldron I could see inside the stadium is a mere small one, perhaps with some sort of exhaust pit
  15. Yep, it's the Parade of Athletes which took too long, not the official stuff, had there been proper planning and estimation, heck even making the athletes march properly might have helped, then the parade could have easily been shaved off 30 mins to an hour. I thought the cauldron lighting was great, though the athlete running a tad faster than the moving "scroll", may have put things outta pace, had he been wearing one of them headphones connected to a radio device like them performers, no doubt that he'd be getting commands barked at him to slow a little down. The actual lighting was impr
  16. The 1 hour and so, cultural segments were impressive, the scroll was a nice modern alternative to a human mosaic (or human mosaic holding LED screens as well for that matter ), the parade of athlete's is the biggest gripe, yes there are 2014 nations marching, but a little streamlined speed, and perhaps some proper marching would have been nice (at least for the initial march out), the footprints is a nice touch, but it seems that it could have potentially been quicker if they practiced using say volunteers providing the athlete's numbers and providing a rough estimation on how long the parade
  17. The 1 hour and so, cultural segments were impressive, the scroll was a nice modern alternative to a human mosaic (or human mosaic holding LED screens as well for that matter ), the parade of athlete's is the biggest gripe, yes there are 2014 nations marching, but a little streamlined speed, and perhaps some proper marching would have been nice (at least for the initial march out), the footprints is a nice touch, but it seems that it could have potentially been quicker if they practiced using say volunteers providing the athlete's numbers and providing a rough estimation on how long the parade
  18. They weren't space nappies, just adult sized nappies.
  19. Err, even if normal toilets were installed, wouldn't you squat at venues anyways? Wasn't there another toilet related problem with regards to the locals not being allowed to use toilets in venue construction sites?
  20. Any chance of the 1996 Melbourne bid book coming online? Any current projects?
  21. Exactly. Either during the bid or post bid, there should have been a definite ruling on whether or not BC Place Stadium should have a new roof, and the talks on the subject should have been finalized. If it was a green light back then, the new roof would have been done or well underway by now.
  22. No no, Montreal had roof issues due to the fact that they planned a retractable roof, that wasn't finished in time. Whereas Vancouver has a stadium, that in it's bid wasn't even considering upgrades of any sort whatsoever and only now, in the last minute, they decide to build a new roof (with possible retraction). Yes, this is an issue, but somewhat different to the situation in Montreal.
  23. How do you mean? there's reasonable legacy for the Sochi venues, for example, the Speed Skating oval is going to be converted to a market post Olympics. The ski jumps and sliding centre prove to be valuable training venues for the national team, as does the ice hockey arenas. The central stadium can also easily host regular soccer fixtures and concerts and such. So essentially, they won't be the biggest white elephants in Olympic history, maybe one or 2 venues, but not all.
  24. Alright, Alright, the voyage which is considered non official, ok?
  25. Well my idea for a 2010 Torch Relay would be: Olympia to Athens (obviously), heading through Eastern Europe to Scandinavia (passing through the origins of winter sport), from say Denmark through Germany to France (representing the original colonists of Canada), through to the United Kingdom (representing the crown), through the Atlantic (possibly done in an ingenious way, like traveling via a Viking Longboat (representing the legend of the Vikings being the first Europeans to visit the Americas)) to the US or directly, to the eastern part of Canada, heading to the North Pole, traveling throug
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