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  1. Thread to post about the current progress in the Beijing 2022 venues. Zhangjiakou Ski Jumping Center Beijing Ice Ribbon
  2. Its not too talked because in the end nothing bad happened, thankfully. But russian hackers attempted to disrupt the PC2018 opening as revenge for the ban against their country because of doping. While some computers were hacked, thankfully the show was not disrupted and none of us learned about it until later. With Russia being banned once more for Tokyo 2020, I wonder if the hackers will try to pull the same move again (that, if we ever get the Tokyo games ) https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/25/17050868/winter-olympics-2018-russia-north-korea-cyberattack-opening-ceremonies
  3. Boycott or not, these are going to be very controversial games, and the Pandemic just magnified it. I would like to know how Japan will react in case the Tokyo 2020 games are definitely axed (and yes i know they recently said they want to keep doing them with or without the pandemic, but good luck having no spectators and athletes lol. They will backpedal from that decision very soon).
  4. https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/beijing-2022-opening-ceremony-will-celebrate-chinese-new-year/
  5. Yeah, the look of the games was released last May, but I don't blame anyone for not noticing due to the current status of the Pandemic. Anyway. Beijing Winter Olympics color system and core graphics release dynamic graphics for the first time in Olympic history https://www.tellerreport.com/sports/2020-05-08-beijing-winter-olympics-color-system-and-core-graphics-release-dynamic-graphics-for-the-first-time-in-olympic-history.rJDKIIzc8.html So, yeah, much like the LA'28 logo, they're going for the Dynamic graphics. Which means we're going to have a Look of the Games in moti
  6. Actually, very innovating. It was about time we had a groundbreaking logo which would fit the current digital era, and I like how the way the "A" changes talks so much about LA's identity and culture without going over the top. I agree they could had used a better font for the rest of the letters, though. It was just very weird that they released it so early. It should had happened in 2021, but i guess they now have plenty of time to get to work in a brand which also matches perfectly with this and with the digital age. I hope there are nods to the Festive Federalism brand of LA'84.
  7. So many things that could had been avoided by just electing Almaty. Many of you fail to realize the IOC is yet another puppet organization of Winnie Pooh. If we want China to stop being awared so much advantage, the first step is to get rid of the people in charge in Laussane.
  8. The fact WHO screwed up badly and some stupid people in our government says we have to use mask and avoid crowds and public places while they go to the beach and have fun until they're caught by a random person is not helping at all to stop anti maskers. And if you think they're bad, wait for the anti vaxxers later this year.
  9. Musical number at the Opening Ceremony of the 1995 IAAF World Championship in Gotheburg
  10. Oxford is our only hope right now. Let's hope the vaccine happens very soon or that at least the virus mutates into a less dangerous strain. I just wish people weren't so goddamn stupid around the world and either wore masks or were efficient in government, then maybe this chaos wouldn't be as bad. This crisis has really exposed the worse of many.
  11. Opening Ceremomny of Euro 1992 in Sweden, at the old Rasunda Stadium
  12. Felt under the radar because of all the mess going on in the world right now, but the logo for the Nagoya-Aichi 2026 Asian Games has been selected some months ago. Typical japanese minimalist yet effective design. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1092675/asian-games-2026-logo-revealed
  13. I mean, it's only fair that they are punished and equally get their games cancelled if Tokyo loses them. Even if they did not caused the pandemic, the fact that their lies and constant cover ups of the virus evolution which have also been exposed by either WHO's own dumbness or Taiwan (a country which China loves to isolate from everything and yet they managed to manage this disaster much better than many other countries) is still there. Even without the cancellation the shadow of a boycott is stronger than ever and Hong Kong might be the excuse the West will use to justify it. Let's hope noth
  14. Nice find, panam! After watching the ceremony I can see some parallelisms with the opening ceremony of London 2012 , including the raising props/chimneys and the Industrial Revolution themes. Overall, despite the massive fail of the torch, the opening ceremony was actually quite decent. Also that European Union segment, considering the current events, did not aged well at all.
  15. Opening Ceremony of Montreal 1976 from Russian TV. The image quality is better than the video which was already in YT for years though the audio quality is kind of a letdown. However we finally have the full parade of nations included (which was cut in that video i've mentioned). Also, someone in YT managed to record the rest of marches used during this parade (besides the ones officially released in the offical music album of Montreal 76), so you can enjoy the parade a bit more. This last one was used during Canada's entrance
  16. ^^ Given the current times and how liberal most of french society is atm, I doubt they will display history and tradition given a lot of idiots people like to call it reactionary, racist and/or far right these days. They will most likely go to the Diversity™ approach like Birmighan did in 2018 with their disaster of a handover.
  17. Sadly, not only Tokyo but Paris will also fall victim to cost cuts because of the whole COVID mess. https://www.sportspromedia.com/news/paris-2024-olympics-hosting-ioc-coronavirus Meanwhile, it's certain China will still hold an over the top circus in 2022 while the whole world pays the consequences of their government plus WHO lying to us.
  18. Behind the scenes of LA 1984 opening ceremonies
  19. African Cup of Nations 2004 in Tunisia opening ceremony Also someone is uploading the 2001 Mediterranean Games opening, also in Tunisia (so far only part 1 though)
  20. ^^ Thank you for your contribution! I hope someone eventually uploads the full opening ceremonies (and no more clips which are the concert by Bird Thongchai )
  21. Yikes. Two countries with very dubious reputations (one known for being the worst Theocracy in the world even though they are slighty tuning it down a tiny bit ever since that Prince became the effective ruler, and the other one, while not being as theocratic, know for having shamelessly bought an international even host rights and treating their expats workers like crap). Guess the Asiad size also grew so much out of proportion no one except the big/rich countries in Asia want to host it anymore. If i had to pick one, maybe Riyadh just to shake things up a bit and because Doha already ho
  22. In the last decade they've been more open with mainland China (even though the new anti-mainland government which rules since 2016 has soured these relations) and most of the tourism Taiwan receives is from mainlanders. Taiwan dodged the virus for two months because they banned the entrance of all mainlanders very early. Problem is the virus is not exclusively a mainland China thing anymore hence why their COVID cases are slowly rising now. There are strong rumours the virus did arrived in NK and that the government quietly killed those who were infected. It's difficult to know anythin
  23. ^^ This. It was very obvious Japan was lying about the real numbers due to their (and IOC) initial desperation to hold the Olympics whatever it took. Thankfully, Australia, Canada and the UK finally gave them a reality check. If anything this whole mess kind of diminished my usual respect for the way Japanese do things.
  24. We all had hopes the event would go on but with Coronavirus still spiraling out of control and becoming the worst health crisis since the Spanish Flu, it's ridiculous and unrealistic to keep believing things will be normal by summer. Surely they might not be as bad, but we'll still be in a state of panic and restriction as long as there is no vaccine or a clear treatment for the disease.
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