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Everything posted by Rob.

  1. So I guess it'd be ceremonies at the newly refurbished and newly roofed Bernabau, athletics at the Wanda, Atletico to share with Real Madrid for a couple of seasons. I believe the aquatics centre from the recent bids was never completed and the building intended for that is now club offices for Atletico. So they'd need to think of something new for that.
  2. OK, I found this: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/articles/atletico-madrid-incredible-new-stadium-unveiled-football
  3. I believe it is possible for that stadium to be used for athletics, but it would require the team to relocate for a not insignificant period and I don't suppose the capacity would be brilliant.
  4. Given LA's readiness in all other areas, the best reason for awarding Paris 2024 and LA 2028 (and not the other way around) was to give LA time to implement a better transport solution. It might be independent of the Games in a technical sense, but I'm not entirely sure the IOC see it that way.
  5. If things go really bad in the Middle East, 2022 could be the Year Of The Replacement Host
  6. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/commonwealth-games/51013587
  7. This was on Only Connect yesterday, and neither team got it. What comes fourth in the sequence (no points for anyone here getting this, it's too easy)
  8. Seems FIFA is in love with joint bids right now. England could host the World Cup alone in 2030, but we're going to be submitting a multi-nation bid with the other UK nations and Ireland. I think it's just a case of playing the game. If that's what FIFA says it wants now, it'd be a bit self-defeating to go against that.
  9. Inkscape for logo creation: https://inkscape.org/release/inkscape-0.92.4/ Something like PaintNet if you want to photoshop your logo onto any IRL scenes https://www.getpaint.net/ Doubt I'll get a chance to submit anything, but hopes this helps!
  10. Hell yeah, you're right! Suddenly comes to life and the face is so much more defined. Amazing how much of a difference that makes. I really like it on a dark background!
  11. My not very interesting answer is not much will change for the Summer hosts. If Sydney bids again for 2008, I'd go as far as to say nothing would change at all, apart from swapping 2000 and 2008 around. So: Beijing 2000 Athens 2004 Sydney 2008 if they bid again, if not Toronto 2008 London/Paris 2012 Rio 2016 or Tokyo 2016 Tokyo 2020 or Rio 2020 2012: perhaps Paris might have a smaller edge as an Anglophone country/city hosted the Games the year before the 2009 Copenhagen IOC session 2016: in the Sydney 2008 timeline nothing changes, in the Toronto 2008 timeline there's less of a clamour for an American Games and more of a clamour for an Asian Games so Tokyo wins, but Rio has much momentum. 2020: as in our world, the loser in the 2016 race wins. The intriguing point in the "Toronto 2008/Tokyo 2016" timeline is the IOC would be awarding Rio the Games the year before the 2014 world cup. Would world headlines about stadium prep, civil disorder, protests etc put them off or would momentum carry the day? I'm going for the latter. The IOC is confident after a run of successes (after the previous blowouts of Beijing 2000 and Athens 2004). Sydney/Toronto and London/Paris have been big successes and preps for Tokyo are going well. So they take a punt on Brazil (and the landslide with which they won 2016 in our world suggests this is likely too).
  12. Well, I missed that as well it turns out. Haha! Not sure it makes much difference to my opinion which is still stylish and on point for Paris, but not quite properly executed. If anything, the fact it had to be pointed out only reinforces that.
  13. My first thought is an unapologetically feminine looking logo is very welcome. The way the lips appeared on the animation was a nice, unexpected surprise. And the whole thing is very French. Feels slightly flat as a design though. Not sure why, maybe it's the colours or lack of?
  14. Enormous improvement on the Jackson Pollock bid logo. Can see this working very nicely, well done Birmingham.
  15. Another new stadium which should be open mid-2020s...
  16. So, will the athletes be goose stepping into the stadium in 9 years' time?
  17. Whatever you say about the conversion of the Olympic stadium (costs, aesthetics, politics) it certainly isn't empty. See the London Legacy thread for how it looks today, with a baseball field ready for Yankess v Red Sox. styker, unless it was a very early plan that I missed, Queens was never the venue for tennis for 2012. Interesting thoughts on using Wimbledon's covered courts as Paris is using RG though. yoshi, I'll give you a like for that...I don't know if I still have MY MAP.
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