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    Ceremonies entusiast since 1989
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  1. Ikarus360

    Qatar 2022

    Finally. Though this also might mean there's no more turning back.
  2. No. China got violent with Tibet months before the 2008 games and the IOC didn't moved a single finger. Also, China keeps doing stuff such as sending the Ughyur into reeducation camps, bullying Taiwan out of economic treaties/international recognition whenever they can and supporting Venezuela's government and contributing to the mass exodus of their people, etc. If the IOC ever had an inch of humanity, they would had never given them the 2008 games to begin with.
  3. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    This was the whole opossite of Tokyo handover. While Rio closing was so boring/dull the 2020 handover was actually what saved that ceremony, the Santiago handover was so bad it almost wrecked the good effort done by peruvians. Chile should really just rely to Fivecurrents or Marco Balich again for their ceremonies since their national show production shows are absolute crap as seen already in the Copa America ceremonies (2014 Odesur was okay though). Peru 2019 left big shoes to be filled for chileans, ceremonies-wise.
  4. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    Hell no. Toronto handover while a bit boring was better than this. Most chileans online seem embarassed. Barely any display of culture and just a glorified concert of hip hop music by the Power Peralta bros. You can watch the closing here.
  5. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    Yikes. Very awful handover. What the hell, Chile. The only good part was the anthem. Even Birmigham had a better handover than this atrocity.
  6. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    Very nice closing ceremony, I even liked some parts more than the actual opening, specially the dances of each region of Peru. Now the speeches come and then, the handover to Santiago 2023.
  7. Ikarus360

    Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies

    Jingu Gaien Fireworks Festival last August 10th was held nearby the new Olympic Stadium.
  8. Ikarus360

    Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies

    Opening performance of the One Year to Go events a couple of weeks ago. Panasonic implemented some kind of new mapping/projection techniques which actually looked pretty amazing. Is this a sneak peak of what await us in 2020?
  9. Ikarus360

    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Official video of the Opening from the Lima 2019 channel, also in 1080p and without commentarists.
  10. Ikarus360

    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    And that's a good thing. The initial proposal was hideous, unrealistic and costly. Good riddance to that and they also managed to save up money by doing this. As for Bird Nest yeah, very iconic stadium....when it's not being abandoned/unused. Which is like 70% of the time. Anywho, new picture. They're testing the illumination now. The greenery around the stadium still has much more to grow but it's getting there.
  11. Ikarus360

    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Mangaka artists Naoki Urasawa and Hirohiko Araki were chosen to do the posters for the Olympics and Paralympics, respectively. https://natalie.mu/comic/news/341777 https://twitter.com/Nibellion/status/1156168360364847104 Naoki Urasawa is known for his work in Monster, Yawara and 20th Century Boys. He also has experience doing some sport manga such as Yawara and Happy, so I believe he was a good pick for it (their manga Yawara is about a young judoca who trains to participate in the 1992 Olympics) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yawara! Hirohiko Araki is known for being the creator of Jojo Bizarre Adventure. He also worked in the past to make a poster for the Japan National Sports Festival. Some of their works: Naoki Urasawa: Hirohiko Araki:
  12. If this was released in 2007 it would had caused controversy, but people are actually liking it. London logo was definitely way too ahead of its time.
  13. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    Cecilia Tait, captain of the women volley team which won the Silver in Seoul 1988, lit the cauldron.
  14. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

  15. Ikarus360

    Lima 2019

    Parade of nations is a bit messy/slow so far but keeping with the colorfulness of the show.
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