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  1. In terms of design - Vancouver, just like every Games now, marks a continuation in the integration of the host's branding into the Olympic environment. Case in point, Vancouver's Look of the Games has been applied all the way down to decorating ethernet switches at the MPC and tissue boxes at the Figure Skating venue. You didn't see this 10 years ago.
  2. Lovely video outlying the design concept: http://www.vancouver2010.com/olympic-medals/vancouver-2010-medals/
  3. Wouldn't it be soon after the 2018 decision? So sometime towards the latter end of 2011 I think.
  4. Me too, if only because the speeds seem higher.
  5. The logo’s colors don't work at all, so I like it best in monochrome. I think its good that its different enough from the Look to stand out, but at the same time it’s not a completely different aesthetic.
  6. I know the aboriginal art work is different for each one on the front, I'm not sure about anything on the back.
  7. It also continued Torino's piazza motif. The negative space was the heart of the human body - like the piazza is to the town - like the Games are the gathering place of the world.
  8. I'm a sucker for deep, thought-out concepts behind any piece of Olympic design. And these are packed with them - so I like them. The orca, the waves, the mountains; they all come together very well here.
  9. I love Canada. These Games have got me itching to go back, if not to want to buy a waterfront condo in Vancouver.
  10. Well officially, it's not suppose to be anything. Meaning, Vanoc hasn't realesed any statement about the design's meaning. It can be anything you want it to be.
  11. The Alpine Skiing coverage has indeed been awful. They air the runs of the top Americans, those that will make the podium, and milk the crashes for ratings. With this formula, it’s predictable what the results will be. There’s none of that long “will that time / score hold up?" tension that we got with live Snowboarding and Figure Skating last night.
  12. Well at least everyone can get that close to it. Beats it being all the atop a stadium or inside an Olympic Park that you need tickets to enter.
  13. From what I saw here and there on television, there were blocks full of people behind that fence. Was the case similar with say Salt Lake's and Torino's cauldrons? It dosen't seem like it was, so I can see why Vanoc would say that they "underestimated the degree to which people would want to get close to it." Granted, those last two winter Games cauldrons weren't in their city's buzzing downtowns. But even then, I can also read Vanoc's statement as their not expecting such strong public excitement for the Games. I do think a chain-like fence was tactless though. Regardless, I'm happy to see people are now closer to the flame: http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/olympicoutsiders/2011109874_a_better_view_now_available_of.html
  14. I accept those ads too. Thing is though, before Beijing, they were small and on a corner. It's plain odd of them to go out of their way to capture such incredible images only to plaster them with ads. Seriously. And I would like more LIVE coverage everywhere. I wanted to see the Downhill or Snowboard Cross live for example. Is it really going to hurt primetime ratings much if they orginally air these events in the middle of the day when most people aren't home? They already have Brian Williams on Nightly News reporting the results.... These Games are taking place on the North American continent, on a time zone behind me. It's disappointing I have to wait hours after an event to watch it. I can accept tape-delayed coverage for a European Games, but not for a Games in Canada. However, NBC does an outstanding presenting the event. The hosts and commentators are tolerable-to-great, the stories and segments are touching and compelling, and I get a sense that they know what “the big picture” is.
  15. Author has no idea what he's talking about - namely, Snowboard Cross is such a fickle sport. Unfortunate how things turned out for her, but to moan about NBC's hype of one of its many poster-childs is just dumb when the hype was legitimate. And I wonder what he would of thought if those two Koreans didn't fall over each other on Saturday and Ohno ended up fourth.
  16. Maybe all those interpretations aren't official or intended, but they all work. I like the design as well. I particularly like its glass finish - echoes Vancouver's nickname of the the "glass city."
  17. Currently in 1st Place after seven pages.
  18. And whoa - Brian Williams just said that NBC Nightly News will have a segment tonight on all these hick-ups, on these "Glitch Games."Should be interesting...
  19. This one is linked to the front page of AOL: Canada Shaming Itself at Stormy Olympics *shakes head*
  20. NBC only showed it the day of the accident (and with warning).
  21. I say London should mock the press in its opening ceremony.
  22. That's what the "best Games ever" are made out of. I mean, telegenic resonance is important. An enthused host reads and resonates ten times more than the availability of concessions or the competence of bus drivers. And I've said it before, the Canucks to me seem like the most uninhibitedly enthused host since maybe Sydney and Salt Lake.
  23. I love the bits of dripping graffiti here and there. So unexpected.
  24. According to Nelly Furtado's interview with Access Hollywood, DSquared, the Canadian fashion duo, designed the outfits for all the women who performed during the ceremony. Each outfit was based off a color from the Olympic Rings (Nelly's was blue, and so on...)
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