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  1. Indeed the Parade of Nations is a hightlight compared to past ceremonies despite the quietness of the spectators.
  2. 30 rings for Seoul 1988 was confirmed by a commentator in the live coverage during the opening ceremony in Brazil. He said it is in the official program.
  3. Good ceremony. High winds may have affect some segments. Good work South Korea.
  4. The key here is time! Trump is trying to put in place all his crazy propositions in the first weeks and months of his term. This will pretty sure harm the LA2024 bid at the time of the election. It's not important to think right now how will be his politics after the election thru 2024 unless Los Angeles eventually win. The next months will be key depending on Trump's actions. Paris bid team has only to play safe and wait the storm across the ocean unless France bring us with some really big surprise.
  5. For now LA bid is doomed! Goodbye Latin American, part of Middle East and Europe votes. Paris has the best chances for 2024.
  6. No, I don't believe that. And the United States Olympic Committee apologised on Thursday to the people of Brazil for the behaviour of the American swimmers. I know some kind of arrogance may cause turbulence during the final bidding year. In the past there are some instances where South American countries did vote united against another bid. African representatives the same. And even Madrid 2012 and 2016 commitee had a bad feeling of fellow europeans voting against Spain. Chicago 2016 bid had lots of arrogance but in the end the bid lost for other reasons. LA2024 is a much stronger project. I did visit LA in december (great city!) and the only turndown there is the huge traffic congestions. And I am from São Paulo - a city plagued with traffic problems. The driver in LA even joked "-Well, the same number of cars here!". I think the major issue on "Rio 2016 operations" is actually the traffic and the slow public transportation. And guess what... last week european journalists said the last time they saw this kind of problem was in Atlanta 96. I used a lot the LA subway system but it's a small network and very slow and at times looks very dangerous. I spent more than one hour to get from Koreatown to the Coliseum (5 miles) using the public system (not in the rush hour). But the venues are there only needing some work for the Olympics. I have a strong feeling the IOC wants to bring the Olympics to Paris in 2024. Even in Brazil this message is clear by the coverage of officials talking about the 2024 games. Maybe because France was very smart to send important people to Rio to sell the bid. Even president François Hollande was here. They look more passionate about hosting the Olympics. Time will tell.
  7. OK... the logo is way better than the awful World Cup 2014 logo. I think Rio is doing a good work until now. And the logo is also better than London 2012.
  8. First the crazy logo. Now that strange tower. This is like Atlanta revisited! And Rio 2016 will present it´s logo in December,31. Let´s hope for something really special and popular.
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