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  1. Agree 100%. I don't agree with TorchBearerSydney that this is the most corrupt decision yet. Let's not confuse corruption and lack of transparency. We don't know how clean or murky this decision was because it wasn't transparent. The Germans are right on this point.
  2. Behind a paywall but huge news if true...
  3. This failed to pass today, but it's likely an amended version could pass next week. I've said a few times in this thread I think a full blown boycott is unlikely, but more likely than it was for previous editions. I still think that...
  4. Goodbye and good riddance you fascist orange shitbag
  5. Uighur campaign groups targeting sponsors...obviously relevant to this thread, but also obviously entirely expected... https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/18/uighur-campaigners-to-target-2022-beijing-winter-olympics-sponsors
  6. Reading his posts, nor does he. And I say that as someone who signed this - https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/300146 I'm wary whether punishing athletes ought to be part of any sanctions, however. Overall, I doubt the strength of feeling is any different from in the US. A distant, occasionally talked about issue, but not front and centre. If anything, I would guess it's greater in the US given Trump's "China Virus" rhetoric which - for all his many faults - isn't something our PM has engaged in. Olympics going to countries with human rights abuses isn't anything new. But
  7. Covid: New London garden to commemorate pandemic victims A new public garden is to be created in east London to commemorate key workers and those who have lost their lives to Covid-19. The space in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will feature 33 blossoming trees, to represent the different boroughs. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55101651?at_medium=custom7&at_custom2=twitter&at_custom1=link&at_custom4=4A2BB078-30A8-11EB-9516-69D54744363C&at_custom3=BBC+England&at_campaign=64
  8. The SNP is not "the left". And can we take anything the SNP says about Team GB with a pinch of salt please? (that said, I can't find any link which says the SNP are calling for a boycott, can you post one?)
  9. As much of a moron as backbencher IDS, but Raab is currently Foreign Secretary so this is more significant...
  10. I'm surprised this hasn't been a bigger talking point. They can't explain this away as being a big political issue that's above their paygrade, as they will with Hong Kong or the Uyghers. The Iranians have targetted a man whose profile is such because he's an Olympian, tortured and murdered him. Iran needs to be chucked out for this, the IOC can't ignore this one.
  11. Was there a couple of years back. Gorgeous city but surely way too small to host anything that big.
  12. The bigger question implied here is: How digital will these Games be? Is it likely most venues will have digital ribbons around the field of play by then (i.e. could we have an animated 'Look' as well)? Ditto wayfinding for venues, will that be mostly on screens? Will tickets be in Apple/Google wallets for the most part rather than paper? Will the TV graphics get an update to allow for variations?
  13. Not exactly won over on the execution (i.e. the very heavy black font), but it should be fun watching how this concept evolves, who they get involved, and if it's done well should drive a lot of engagement. Cool idea.
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