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Chateau Petrus

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  1. Allready received a message from ATPI Canada about the refund of the tickets I bought. I will ask them if I can use the amount (4800$CAN) to be apply for Beijing 2022 Winter Games tickets
  2. Hotel in Ginza cancelled yesterday with no penalties. I guest lot of peoples will do the same.
  3. If you are curious ; The name of the hotel is Sotetsu Fresa Inn Tokyo Kyobashi 600m walking distance to Tokyo Train Station (my exit from the Narita Airport Express train journey) 230m walking distance to Takaracho Station on Akasuka Line (needed for quickly reach Athletics and Beach Volleyball venues) 600m walking distance to Ginza-Ichtome Station on Yurakacho Line (needed for quickly reach Diving and Canoe-Kayak venues) 325$Can is less than 250$US
  4. For Canada it's now with ATPI that we have to deal with instead of Cosport. I tried to get tickets in their first release last year but got nothing. Disapointed I then decided to skip Tokyo after being at the three last Summer Games. Three days ago I received a e-mail from ATPI announcing the release of a new batch of tickets. Having in mind that I will not go to the Tokyo Games; I was curious to see what events were available. Big surprise seeing almost all Finals sessions available for each sports (except Swimming) I then decided to finally go to Japan in August 2021 but only for four days having grab : The three last night of Track and Field (I took category B and C although A was available) Canoe-Kayak Sprint Final (cat A) Women 10m Diving Final (cat A) Women Beach Volleyball Final (cat B, A was not available) I then booked yesterday an hotel near Tokyo Station for 1300$can for four nights (325$ per night) from where I can reach all the venues in less then 30 minutes Despite my full agenda I'm able to add three more events (tickets being available for me) : another morning of Canoe-Kayak Finals, Men 10m Diving Final and the Bronze match for Women Volleyball But I decided to not taking them since I want to have time to visit a little bit Tokyo (Shinjuku, Shibuya, etc...) However, I am disappointed in one thing : There are only two events that I have attended in each of my 5 Summer Olympics (1976, 1996, 2008, 2012 and 2016) : both in Athletics : the Men's 110m hurdles and the Women's 800m. Unfortunately my sequence will be broken because I won't be able to see those two events in Tokyo
  5. Canoe Kayak Canada just announced they got a place for the Men K2 following the suspension of the russian team.
  6. We clearly see the track on the map of the venue The start of the 100m is around section 111 and the finish around 104
  7. According to them, I will see 3 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze. (at the Beijing Games I saw 2-2-4)
  8. Cubebox, Usually, at every Olympics there's a lot of pins available at the Official Souvenir Store (hundreds of them) Those are logo pins, mascot pins, venue pins, sport pins (for each sports), etc... But those have no value for the real collector. The real thing for them is the NOC pins, dated or not (NOC for National Olympic Commity). That's the pins given to the athletes for trade with others athletes. They are very hard to find. Dated means that the Rio 2016 Logo is add on the pin. Some others collectors wants only Media pins, others Sponsor pins. Security pins, etc... Also very hard to find.
  9. Received yesterday email from Cosport with my Fedex tracking number. Should received my tickets monday morning
  10. general admission = less volunteers needed less volunteer = save of $ on uniforms and meals
  11. Swimming : I predict two medals (but not gold) 4x100m Freestyle Women Relay 1500m Freestyle Men with Ryan Cochrane (I know, is old) Boxing : depending of the draw, both woman (Arianne Fortin and Mandy Bujold) should be on the podium
  12. The reunion can start earlier (19h00, 19h30, 20h00 ...) Me I will arrive around 20h30 (I booked a brazilian cooking class at Copacabana from 16h00 to 20h00)
  13. Heineken Holland House : you have to go on their website to buy tickets (15euros good for one day only)
  14. Called Cosport today They said it's longer in my case because I have a lot of invoices under the same account and they want to make only one shipment. They told me It should be ship this week
  15. The Binstock/Schachter duo won their ticket for Rio this afternoon in North Bay with a win against Pedlow/O'Gorman First match in Rio will be saturday 6th in the morning against Alison/Bruno Schmidt (BRA), the 2015 World Champions (Alison also won the Silver at the 2012 London Game wth another partner, Emanuel) So, a very huge command for our canadians, but I will be in the stands with my canadian flag to cheer for them. GO CANADA
  16. http://www.fivb.org/Rio2016_Beach_volleyball_schedule_20160715.pdf
  17. Since a lot of us will be there staying near the General Osorio Metro Station, who will be interesting in a meeting at the Shenanigans Irish Pub (as proposed by Rastafounder few weeks ago). We all have a busy schedule with a lot of events, so maybe we can try to meet on Thursday the 4th. I can be there around 21h00. It will be hard for me to find another date. The place is one block away from the metro station. Who's interested ?
  18. For immediate release Athletics Canada Team Nominated for Rio 2016 Sixty-five track and field athletes chosen to represent Canada TORONTO (July 11, 2016) – On Monday, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) and Athletics Canada named the 65 athletes nominated to represent Team Canada in athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games from August 5 to 21. Some of the athletes selected include: Shawn Barber (pole vault, 2015 World Champion) and Derek Drouin (high jump, 2015 World Champion and 2012 Olympic bronze medallist) as well as 2015 IAAF World Championship individual medallists Andre De Grasse (sprints), Brianne Theisen-Eaton (heptathlon), Benjamin Thorne (race walk) and Damian Warner (decathlon). The team is led by Head Coach and Chief Technical Officer, Peter Eriksson. 
 The athletes earned their spots at the Canadian Championships and Selection Trials which took place July 7-10 at Foote Field in Edmonton, Alberta. All athletics competitions will be held at the Olympic Stadium (Engenhão), except for the marathons which will take place in the area of Sambódromo and race walking events in Pontal. At Rio 2016, Canada expects to field a team of approximately 315 athletes.
 QUOTES “This is the strongest and most well-rounded team I have ever been a part of. The team counts multiple world medallists and a talented roster who will challenge for the podium on the track, and in the field. My teammates and I are ready to compete for Canada in Rio.” Brianne Theisen-Eaton, Rio 2016 athlete “Following a very competitive Trials in Edmonton, we have nominated a versatile and focused group of athletes who will be ready to perform on-demand in Rio. The team is comprised of veterans who have already experienced international success, and up-and-coming athletes who are ready to take the next step.” Peter Eriksson, Head Coach, Athletics Canada “The recent results of these nominees is very good reason for Canada to be excited about track and field. This group continues to grow and I’m excited to see what they will bring to Rio. I wish all of you the absolute best in your final preparations as you set your sights for success.” Curt Harnett, Rio 2016 Team Canada Chef de Mission “As excitement grows for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, I know our track and field athletes are ready to make an extra effort to push for the podium against the world’s best. On behalf of the Government of Canada, I commend the work done by Athletics Canada to prepare our athletes named today to Team Canada. We’re all behind you.” The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Sport and Persons with Disabilities The athletics team that will represent Canada at Rio 2016 includes: Athletes: First Last Hometown Event Kelsie Ahbe Toronto, ON Pole Vault Mohammed Ahmed St. Catharines, ON 5000m, 10,000m Mobolade Ajomale Richmond Hill, ON 4x100m Relay Shawn Barber Toronto, ON Pole Vault Maria Bernard Calgary, AB 3000m Steeplechase Mathieu Bilodeau Calgary, AB 50km Race Walk Khamica Bingham Brampton, ON 4x100m Relay Melissa Bishop Eganville, ON 800m Nathan Brannen Cambridge, ON 1500m Lucas Bruchet Vancouver, BC 5000m Aaron Brown Toronto, ON 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay Alicia Brown Ottawa, ON 400m, 4x400m Relay Johnathan Cabral Péribonka, QC 110m Hurdles Chanice Chase Toronto, ON 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay Kendra Clarke Edmonton, AB 400m, 4x400m Relay Reid Coolsaet Hamilton, ON Marathon Brittany Crew East York, ON Shot Put Andre De Grasse Markham, ON 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay Derek Drouin Corunna, ON High Jump Krista DuChene Brantford, ON Marathon Evan Dunfee Richmond, BC 20km & 50km Race Walk Crystal Emmanuel East York, ON 100m, 200m, 4x100m Relay Phylicia George Markham, ON 100m Hurdles, 4x100m Relay Eric Gillis Antigonish, NS Marathon Elizabeth Gleadle Vancouver, BC Javelin Inaki Gomez Vancouver, BC 20km Racewalk Akeem Haynes Calgary, AB 100m, 4x100m Relay Nikkita Holder Pickering, ON 100m Hurdles Matthew Hughes Oshawa, ON 3000m Steeplechase Kimberly Hyacinthe Terrebonne, QC 200m, 4x100m Relay Farah Jacques Gatineau, QC 4x100m Relay Sekou Kaba Ottawa, ON 110m Hurdles Marissa Kurtimah Guelph, ON 4x100m Relay Genevieve Lalonde Moncton, NB 3000m Steeplechase Oluwasegun Makinde Ottawa, ON 4x100m Relay Lanni Marchant London, ON 10,000m, Marathon Mike Mason Nanoose Bay, BC High Jump Brandon McBride Windsor, ON 800m Taylor Milne Callander, ON 3000m Steeplechase Noelle Montcalm Belle River, ON 400m Hurdles Carline Muir Edmonton, AB 400m, 4x400m Relay Tim Nedow Brockville, ON Shot Put Christabel Nettey Surrey, BC Long Jump Annika Newell Scarborough, ON Pole Vault Alysha Newman London, ON Pole Vault Jessica O'Connell Calgary, AB 5000m Charles Philibert-Thiboutot Quebec City, QC 1500m Micha Powell Montreal,QC 4x400m Relay Brendon Rodney Brampton, ON 200m, 4x100m Relay Anthony Romaniw Hamilton, ON 800m Andrea Seccafien Guelph, ON 5000m Nicole Sifuentes Winnipeg, MB 1500m Gabriela Stafford Toronto, ON 1500m Heather Steacy Lethbridge, AB Hammer Throw Hilary Stellingwerff Victoria, BC 1500m Taryn Suttie Hanley, SK Shot Put Erin Teschuk Winnipeg, MB 3000m Steeplechase Brianne Theisen-Eaton Humboldt, SK Heptathlon Benjamin Thorne Kitimat, BC 20km Race Walk Alyxandria Treasure Prince George, BC High Jump Damian Warner London, ON Decathlon Sage Watson Medicine Hat, AB 400m Hurdles, 4x400m Relay Angela Whyte Edmonton, AB 100m Hurdles Chris Winter North Vancouver, BC 3000m Steeplechase Natasha Wodak Vancouver, BC 10,000m
  19. Bad news : Basketball Canada lost again France Good news : Beach Volleyball Canada qualified a second men team (very busy day with also to watch the F1 Grand Prix, Wimbledon final (Go Milos), Tour de France, Euro Final and for me the most important : the Canadian Athletics Trials for Rio)
  20. I realized today that we can now see the seating chart of all venues on the Rio website. Simply click on Guides in the left side click then on Venues select your sport then click on the word Map enlarge the map and you will see all the sections (the more you enlarge the map, the better it is) I'm now able to see where I will be with all the tickets I bought via Rio (they gave us imediatelly the section, the row and the seat number) For the big majority of my tickets, bought via Cosport, I will have to receive it before knowing where I will be. The seven A category I got for Swimming are all in the same section 214. Right in the middle. Two times in Row A and the rest in J or higher. Very happy of that.
  21. Detail of my 115 Finals : Track and Field 27 Swimming 28 Canoe-Kayak 12 Rowing 14 Gymnastic 9 Boxing 7 Track Cycling 2 Wrestling 3 Weightlifting 3 Diving 2 Triathlon 2 Judo 2 Football 1 Beach Volleyball 1 Equestrian Jumping 1 Synchro Swimming 1 Total 115
  22. Less than two months ago, I panicked to the idea of not getting any ticket for Swimming finals. Since June 1st, with direct acces to Rio tickets website, I was able to grab 7 of the 8 Finals sessions (only SW008 missing because I have Volleyball with Canada-Brasil that night) The best thing, I paid for each of my A category tickets 340$CAN instead of the 585$CAN asked by Cosport (434$US plus the 1.35 exchange rate) I added also others tickets via their website, Beach Volleyball Final, Wrestling Finals, etc... My total of Finals for Rio is now 115 (on a total of 306).
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