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Everything posted by Dinhu4ever

  1. Shouldn't we add another one for the Marathon? You know, so that nobody is feeling left out.
  2. Indeed. It's relatively cheap to host them, the venues will be in place anyway (we hope so ) and swimming is a perennieal crowd favorite. Too bad we'll have to wait till 2011 to know if we'll host it for sure.
  3. Adding a track would make it unfit for football matches as far as FIFA pitch-size standards go, I believe. They'd have to reduce the playing area or use the space around the field and pit surrounding it, but I doubt there would be enough room for a proper track.
  4. I, for one, find extremely ironic that Gávea Golf Club is not located in Gávea, but rather São Conrado. Still, maybe they'll choose Itanhagá due to it being closer to the rest of the Barra cluster.
  5. I remeber reading in the Lancenet blog about how the thing is almost settled. The president of FINA has apparently 15 of the 22 votes secured and that he'll work to give Rio the Worlds (and, according to the blog, he'll work to stop any other city that's trying to get them). Honestly, that's kinda harsh, isn't it? Ooops, forgot to put my source! http://blogs.lancenet.com.br/rio2016/2010/04/20/o-mundial-e-do-rio/ (portuguese only)
  6. Danny is right. Besides, Maracanã is bigger and easier to get to than Engenhão will ever be given how the transportation plan is currently shapped. Given that the ceremonies are (if I'm not mistaken) the highest priced event of the Games, having them on Engenhão would mean 25,000 tickets not sold and huge profit loss for the OCOG. Still, I'd love to see them taking place in a stadium that's a 5 minute walk away from my home
  7. 2012 can't come soon enough! The flyover was great! I can't wait to see the whole thing finished!
  8. Singapore: Asia Zimbabwe: Africa Cuba: North America Bolivia: South America Vanuatu: Oceania Montenegro: Europe Wow, do they actually think this will help to show how far they've come? This will be one underwhelming tournament. If FIFA at least let them call the U20 or U17 continental champions squads, but I don't see this generating much buzz.
  9. I'm curious about the handover now that GB has published the article talking about the ceremony. Perhaps we'll get to see Sochi this time?
  10. Well, I'm glad it's going to be streamed live. I doubt any broadcaster here would be kind enough to spend an hour or two talking about this games. How is the broadcast going to be in Singapore?
  11. 2010 Winter Paralympics Over 500 athletes from 44 countries around the world have once again descended on Vancouver Canada, for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Paralympic Games, (officially known as the X Paralympic Winter Games). After a separate torch relay and opening ceremony, competitors faced off in five different sports: Sledge hockey, Wheelchair curling, Alpine skiing, Biathlon, and Cross-country skiing - the last three broken into classes of sitting, standing and visually impaired. Currently Russia is leading the medals race, with Canada and Ukraine tied for second place. The Winter Paralympics continue until the Closing Ceremony on Sunday March 21st. Collected here are some scenes from this year's games. (40 photos total) http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2010/03/2010_winter_paralympics.html
  12. Thank you, Rob! That's very nice of you! =]

  13. Oh, I can't wait to see the CC again! Wainting for the link anxiously!
  14. Truth or Fail, YouTube's interactive Gameshow has just updated this week's challenge! And, as you can all guess, it's about the Vancouver Winter Olympics. They'll give 5 sets of facts and you have to pick the true one, or you FAIL! Give it a try and tell us how did you fare! =D
  15. The backgound wave pattern reminds me of Vancouver. And not in a nice "Look! It's a homage" kinda way.
  16. Great way to start watching the Olympic Winter Games! And it's all thanks to the amazing hosts! Thank you, Canada! You guys rule, eh?
  17. Broadcasting in Brazil was also advertisement-less. Still, commentators were annoying XD We got the see part of the ceremony twice since the free to air broadcast started two hours after the cable broadcast. Fun night!
  18. Oh, wow! In photo 34, is that Waldi, the 1972 Summer Olympics Mascot? He's got himself a new sweater and some nice Canadian flags!
  19. That's one of the most interesting things. It was an AWFUL time zone. When the Games began, we were 6 hours ahead of Vancouver due to Day Light Savings (it ended on the begining of the second week). Most of the interesting events ended in the early hours (figure skating usually ended around 3AM and some hockey matches started around 2AM) or happened when everybody was working! It was not unusual to read messages on twitter like "I should be sleeping, but I'm watching Curling!".
  20. It's a rather impressive stat, indeed. SporTV and SporTV 2 are among the most watched cable channels in Brazil, with SporTV being an ocasional audience leader. And SporTV 2 managed to top audience charts even though SporTV was broadcasting several matches from the Brazilian Football State Championships. No words about Record's (the free-to-air broadcaster) figures, but I'm guessing they managed to keep the 2nd place in viewing figures.
  21. It's not about how the media views the game, but on the newspaper today there was a small note talking about how Vancouver 2010 made the audience of the cable broadcaster increase by 238%! It was the most watched channel from February 15th to February 21st. Not bad! Brazilians were sure enjoying their winter olympics. I wonder if we just wanted to escape the heat wave that struck Brazil in the past few weeks =D
  22. I hope there's a special edition without tracks 12 to 16 in the making. Because I would never spend a dime on Nickelback XD Still, cover art is awesome! There's a beaver, maple leaves and french! =D
  23. Being the first time I've ever watched Olympic Winter Games, I can't put the "Best Ever" tag on it. Still, I believe it was a great way to start. Not only for me, but many brazilians started paying attention to the games as they went on. I've seen people on Twitter talking about curling, snowboard and Figure Skating managed to get in the Brazilian Trending Topics! That was certainly a first! So, trully exceptional games IMHO.
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