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  1. 10 hours ago, paul said:

    ....so I see very little order in the use of colors in the venues, it seems there is a mix in almost all venues of all the Rio colors. There isn't really consistency by venue or anything very specific. It's more like a riot of whatever, just a full palette splash not monochromatic or ordered. a couple venues had a tier of cool tone trim on one level then a warm tone tier a level above. Some have cool tone panels then and orange border surrounding the field of play. I read there is a delay in delivery of some trim, and of course the city and venue signing seems to be an issue bubbling up too. 

    Maybe that's the point? Vibrancy created by lack of consistency in color. 


    There definitely seems to be less branding at Rio's venues. Is the border around the velodrome track just going to remain plain orange? 

  2. It's very dated looking, isn't it? The 64 logo looks much more contemporary than this one.

    It's interesting that Rio and Tokyo have played it so safe. It's almost as if they were really frightened by the way London ditched the old formula and the negative reaction to that.

    I still adore London's insistence to create a branded mark and contain all the elements within itself. These formulaic emblem-over-city-over-rings logos have all looked boring since.

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  3. They should have made many of the venues temporary. Surely there was some international company out there that could do temporary sports venues for cheap. Then you wouldn't have had the needless costs (even if they weren't maintained) post Olympics. Other venues should have been sold off to their post Olympic use immediately.

    From what I understand, the Greeks opposed the idea of building completely temporary venues out of principle. They figured the birthplace of the Games should not do that. Someone please correct me if this wasn't the case.

    Still, it boggles my mind that permanent venues for beach volleyball and softball were built.

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  4. The atmosphere seemed a bit stunted in comparison to other Games and you got the sense that a small country was doing something beyond their means...

    But Athens 2004 really was a beautifully executed Games.





    The ceremonies, venues, and Look were top-tier in Olympic history.





    The glowing Aegean sun… the curling Aegean waves and blue waters… the green of olive orchards… the bright fucsia of bougainvillea flowers… ancient Greek vase patterns… stunning.

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  5. Some people in Japan dont like the design, i find this news originally in polish website

    "Architect calls new proposal for Tokyo 2020 stadium a "sin""


    As for Cauldron issues, note that its trasparetn roof stadium, it gives a lot more space for ideas then normal closed stadiums

    I feel like local people everywhere never like ****. Logos, stadiums, entire Olympics.

  6. Possibly. The official Olympic channel now has (since last August) a series of "Olympic History" videos giving highlights of Sydney. Here's the torch relay/OC one, complete with highlights of the caudron lighting.

    Oh yes, I've been watching that series. It's really great, though grossly centered on American stories.

    I hope a full broadcast cut of the 2000 lighting is upload again soon. And I can't find a good one of Athens' anymore either. Shame not to have those two easily accessible.

  7. I really like Sydney's cauldron. Its shape was very elegant and the flame burned beautifully and gracefully atop it (something that can't be said for most cauldrons nowadays, unfortunately).

    The following at 20:50 is still one of the most beautiful images from any Ceremony. The cauldron slowing rising atop the stand, the stadium in full view, cameras flashing and reflecting off the cauldron, and the great voices of the evening's announcers. Very "Olympic." Stunning.

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  8. If Rio wants to spread the word, it should be sold as memorabilia as soon as possible, and in a cheap price.

    It would be a success and everyone could have the logo at home. This would be nice.

    That's a good idea, I think. It would work towards making the logo a memorable and distinctive icon that is truly synonymous with these Games in people's heads in the lead up to 2016, rather than something that will merely be put in the corner of publications.

  9. It's cool that it can be three-dimensional, but for the far majority of the time, the logo will be used on two dimensional surfaces. That's where it really has to work and become the visual mental placemark for the Games in people's heads. And because it follows the same old compositional scheme of past Olympic logos, it won't be as flexible in usage and application as London's.

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