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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    As we near the opening ceremony of the 2019 SEA Games in the Philippines (which will be done by Fivecurrents), someone uploaded the opening ceremony of the 1991 SEA Games in Manila. These were held just a few years after the country recovered it's democracy with the victory of the People Power Revolution.
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    SEA games 2019 philippines

    Games are nearing their begin and almost everything is ready. However as it seems to be typical, they're rushing at last minute to finish details. New Clark City venues such as the main stadium for the athletics and swiming events are fully ready now. But others like Rizal Memorial Coliseum renovation works are still in proccess. The new stadium looks infinitely better than the decrepit old Rizal stadium in Manila. Also I appreciate they didn't went overkill with its capacity considering the Kuala Lumpur stadium was often empty at the last SEA Games. While the logo is terrible, the branding is actually interesting and puts focus on a sport theme rather than the culture of the country https://www.mattnisbet.com/seagames2019 Torch and medals (Torch is based on the philippine national flower, Sanpaguita) Opening Ceremony will be produced by Fivecurrents, which is already known by most of you for many of their previous works (Salt Lake 2002 ceremonies, Sochi 2014 closing, the 2007 and 2011 Pan Am games, Jakarta Palembang 2018 ceremonies, etc). They will hold it on the Philippine Arena instead of a conventional stadium though, so it will be interesting to see how they pull it out in such a small stage. Stage is being set at the moment.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Finally we got a clear pic from the inside. Pretty much ready I say.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Thank you very much for your contributions to this forum, HeisPongsatorn. I have been trying to locate the full opening ceremony of Chiang Mai 1995. Sadly, all there isn in Youtube is the full Bird Tongchai performance which I posted on this thread some days ago. I managed to obtain the RAW opening ceremony of Bangkok 1998 (no TV comments) which is uploaded in my account, but i've always wished to see the show Chiang Mai put before the Asiad, specially now that we're nearing yet another edition of the SEA Games in the Philippines. Any help would be really appreciated.
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    Paris 2024's Official Mascot

    Samaranch was going to give the games to Barcelona either way, to be honest. I don't trust the guy who let Atlanta and SLC win, specially after all the evidence which came out about the later.
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    Paris 2024's Official Mascot

    As one of the main producer of european comics, they should just stick with their BD characters or make one inspired on these. How about bringing back good old Asterix to represent Paris , like he did on the ill fated 1992 bid.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Bird Thongchai complete performance at 1995 SEA Games opening in Chiang Mai. By the way it seems Five Currents will be in charge of this year SEA Games opening in Philippines.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Okay but why does Bach always has to send a prerecorded message for every single sport event that exists in this world? I thought his vanity/megalomania would be satisfied at this point by always being introduced as that olympic champion in fencing, 1976 in ceremonies. Getting annoying at this point tbh.
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    Doha Considers Bid To Host 2030 Asian Games

    The IOC, for all its faults, at least didn't sold itself to Qatar and killed off earlier their previous bids to the Olympics.
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    Doha Considers Bid To Host 2030 Asian Games

    They are ruining the IAAF at the moment, just a small appetizer of the unholy mess which await us all in 2022. Please name me a more plastic, irrelevant, unlikeable and dumb host for sports than Qatar/Doha.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Wow, this was really bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NV_DHNRvLg
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    PyeongChang 2018 Mascot

    Sorry for the necroposting, but this is kind of interesting. Soohorang and Bandabi popularity popularity after the WOG ended was so big the people of Gangwon province didn't wanted to let them go. So they've decided to make them the official mascots of Gangwon starting next month, after a year of discussions. However, due to copyright issues since the mascots are still owned by the IOC, they had to be renamed and slighty redesigned as Beom-E and Gom-E. They still easily keep most of the spirit of the original duo, though. Very happy to see these mascots will still stay alive (sort of) since they were easily one of the best in a very long time. Dunno if other olympic host in the past decided to keep their former mascot alive as part of something.
  13. *55 million. https://www.olympic.org/news/pyeongchang-2018-announces-surplus-of-at-least-usd-55-million
  14. Good for them, I guess. I mean, in the end the Pyeongchang games got a surplus of at least 55 USD, so not everything was bad news. However it is true they've taken their sweet time into finding a purpose for all of these venues and it sounds like the WOG weren't enough to fully transform Gangwon into the winter sports hub they wanted it to be, so they're aspiring for the Youth games as a final push for that. Not sure if it will work considering even less people care for the YOG, but if no one bids for this then Korea can easily grab this into the bag.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Well, Japan has a Rugby League so maybe one of the teams will be playing there though the official first test event of the stadium will be the Emperor's Cup final in January 1st. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Emperor's_Cup
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    New pictures released today by japanese newspapers. We have clearer shots of the running track. The stadium is officially 98% completed now.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    New video showing the suroundings of the Olympic stadium, which are pretty much about to be finished.
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    Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies

    Opening ceremony of the Rugby World Cup. Probably a different team that the one in charge next year, but for being a simple ceremony it was actually nicely done (focused mostly on japanese folklore this time). It's a shame FIFA ceremonies are in such an embarassing absolute state the Rugby ones are doing a better job these last years.
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Rugby World Cup opening ceremony held today at Ajinomoto Stadium, Tokyo. Will post a better version when available
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Lightning of the Barcelona 92 cauldron as seen from japanese television.
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    2022 Mascots

    Soohorang can still sit on his throne in peace, to be honest. But they're a nice attempt. Panda will sell well with the kids. Also most of the jokes I see online are comparisons of the Panda and lantern boy with some vidya/anime/movie characters
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    2022 Mascots

    Mascot of the paralympics is an anthropomorfic lantern child. Fits with the fact the winter games will be happening somewhere around the Lunar New Year celebrations.
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    2022 Mascots

    Video presentation
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    2022 Mascots

    And here it is. They went for a panda. So i guess they decided to stick with those guys from the handover. Yeah...i will need to see them in action before I start to like them.
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