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Gonzo

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  1. I recall the difference last time was that the athletics track on the MCG is too large for the actual arena, so they built the new stands accomodating the track which was built and covered underneath and then after the games they modified the stands into their present configuration Not sure they could do that again this time
  2. Melbourne could host a Commonwealth Games tomorrow The only issue would be Track & Field, would they rip up the MCG to install a track? 2025/26 is the dates for the next English Ashes Thrashing so Cricket Australia would not be impressed missing by the timing, unless they can quickly build a track after the end of the Boxing Day Test assuming March would be the Games date
  3. .... is a buffoon Anyway .... CGF claims the host for 2026 will be announced in March next year
  4. They were packed like sardines in the Tokyo suburbs, tens of thousands
  5. Crowd not supposed to be there. Defying their government orders Makes a bit of a joke with no crowd in stadiums, yet they are looking sideways here
  6. Australia did the woke POC thing with Cathy Freeman 20 years ago Naomi-san should not have lit the flame not because she is a BLM loving American girl, it's because she is not really Japanese and is only using the country for commercial personal gain. It was a major insult to those Japanese Olympians that have come before her (some of whom too also are bi-racial)
  7. "Worst Opening Ceremony Ever" - Comic Book Guy Really, with the world depressed by Covid, they should've used the occasion for a fun. uplifting ceremony to make people feel happy for a few hours but instead went for the depressing, dire, self-loathing, self-pity angle Could've had a ceremony with Taiko drums beating out, samurai's and ninja's running around. Sumos fighting Pokemons, Super Mario & Yoshi getting disembowled by Godzilla, Iron Chefs, Sushi, F&F Tokyo Drift, J-Pop, Anime, Manga, Cosplay, Geishas, Origami etc etc etc But in the end we got a depressing mess to make us feel how bad the world is at the moment and ended with a woke BLM loving American girl lighting the flame
  8. How can the Japanese with a culture of Taiko Drums, Samurai, Godzilla, Pikachu, Anime come up with crap like this?
  9. Naomi Osaka tipped to light the flame Nup, don't like this
  10. If the ceremony doesn't include Godzilla eating Pikachu it will be seen as a failure
  11. All it's gonna take is for a competitor in a team sport to test positive, meaning all their teammate become close contacts Event over
  12. The corrupt Coates has spoken, dead may pile up on the streets, but the Olympics will go ahead
  13. No shock .... Coates corruption is Gold Medal worthy Lets wait till the AOC meeting next year where he makes himself President for life ... Brisbane 2032 giving him the excuse to backflip on his promise to retire
  14. Tokyo 2022 Birmingham 2023 Hamilton 2027 Lock it in
  15. The 2026 bid is interesting as there is no candidate at present after Adelaide dropped out, the CGF must be getting a bit nervous as is only 6 years away now "Default, The two sweetest words in the English language"
  16. Adelaide has dropped it's bid for 2026 Back to the drawing board for the CGF
  17. Louise Martin interview on BBC radio said that the plan is to announce the 2026 & 2030 hosts at the General Assembly in October 2026 Adelaide 2030 Hamilton no other candidates expressed any interest, so lock them in Paris/LA style
  18. Nobody bid most likely Perth dropped out a day before the deadline https://www.perthnow.com.au/sport/athletics/world-athletics-championship-push-for-perth-in-2029-no-commonwealth-games-bid-ng-b881060779z
  19. I think we have almost reached the point where it is enviable that all multi-sport events including the CommGames & Olympics will be "host countries" rather than "host cities" 2022 CG games will probably be the beginning of that trend with Durban stripped and the events farmed around to cities in the UK
  20. Duller than dull And I don't need to be force-fed Climate Change propaganda from one of the most polluted places in the world with human faeces and corpses floating in their city
  21. Having had a re-watch, still bewildered that Sweden won Take away the hot looking guy+"oooh look such cool graphics" factor you are left with a bland rubbish song Eurovision lived up to the VISION part of it's name this time around and not as a SONG contest Italy had the best "song" performance and should've won just as they did via the general public televoting. Russia, Latvia & Belgium just behind them imho
  22. Stip away all the cartoon gimmickry from Sweden and you are left with a boring song that wouldn't finish in the Top 10 But that sums up Eurovision too a tee though Gimmicks always get votes (cue. last year & Lordi)
  23. Preferred by who? 7's past olympic coverage has been utterly disgraceful While 9 was no better in 2012 at least they had FOXTEL as a partner and had multiple channels .... that won't happen while Kerry Stokes is in charge of 7 Remember Yum Cha?
  24. Just as I suspected Australia and it's equally corrupt tactics will also feel the heat http://www.canberratimes.com.au/fifa-world-cup-2014/world-cup-news-2014/ffa-dragged-into-vote-corruption-allegations-20140602-39etx.html Old news though ... as the corruption was reported back in 2010 -> http://www.thenortherntimes.com.au/story/886677/secret-millions-grease-world-cup-bid/
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