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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Yikes. Another terrible Copa America opening. Even the 2015 one was better than this.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    New trailer of the Mario & Sonic game.
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    Minsk 2019: II European Games

    Augmented reality will have a major role in the opening ceremonies (directed by the same people who did the 2013 Universiade, 2011 Winter Asiad and 2017 Asian Indoor Games ceremonies). Seems like some ceremonies might try to emulate what Pyeongchang did last year with AR as well. https://minsk2019.by/en/news/1244
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Really hate how the Champions League Final ceremonies were turned into a pseudo Super Bowl Halftime show to be honest.....really miss when they actually displayed the culture of the host country. Absolutely soulless.
  5. Italy will win. As much as I would love a scandinavian winter games, Milan-Cortina is the least risky one considering the fact they always had government support from the very beggining and almost 90% of Milan wants the games. I'm not sure if the IOC wants to gamble it on a city which still has relatively not enough support and where the government only gave its approval at literally last second. There's still the possibility they will risk it for the sake of the New Horizons thing, but I don't see it happening now with all the ordeals the olympic movement is facing at the moment. Better to pick the safest choice if I was them.
  6. It had to be done, and I'm glad they've finally came to their senses. Hopefully this will raise the interest of cities into pulling future bids. Also this might be helpful for Stockholm/Are bid considering they want to alleviate costs by hosting bobsleigh/luge in Latvia (with the later already agreeing and compromising to the plan).
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    Lima 2019

    Yeah, don't expect anything extremely spectacular, sadly. Seems it will be a very tight budget similar to Rio 2016 (maybe a bit less than that).
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Busy year for Marco Balich. Not only they're doing the Pan Am Games ceremonies, but also the 2019 Universiade in Naples https://napoli.repubblica.it/cronaca/2019/05/13/news/universiadi_il_comitato_organizzatore_cerca_1500_performers_per_la_cerimonia_di_apertura-226160097/ They also decided to make the closing ceremony at the Piazza Plebiscito.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Some new pics from the official game, showing how the venues will (probably) be dressed up.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Almost done. The scaffolding is being removed right now.
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    Paris 2024

    Notre-Dame cathedral: Firefighters tackle blaze in Paris https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47941794 Yeaaaaaah....that's going to be a LOT of money to be spent in the reconstruction. Will most likely lead to budget cuts to the Olympic project for sure.
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    Minsk 2019: II European Games

    Torch relay design and route were unveiled some days ago. They also plan on bringing it to Montblanc, the highest mountain in Europe. https://minsk2019.by/en/news/1032
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    Stockholm/Åre 2026

    And just like that, this bid race got much more interesting now. Guess the IOC must be sighing in relief.
  14. Welp. This was a big plot twist. Considering the IOC is totally not biased in favor of bringing the games back to Scandinavia, Cortina is going to have a tougher road than they thought to win. Italy could still get this,though.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    I can see the symbol represents the Tomoe which is often displayed in Taiko drums. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomoe
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Cultural Olympiad logo was shown today in a video which makes a pretty nice use of the Look to be honest.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    The Mario & Sonic games usually always show more or less the look the games they end up wearing (with some minor changes regarding its arrangement). And I kind of believe it since its pretty much using the Hanabi motif they said would be the main element of the look, which they're also using on the website. Some examples Vancouver 2010 London 2012 Sochi 2014 Rio 2016
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Took some screenshots from the trailer of the videogames. Seems this is how the Look will be.
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    Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies

    This was actually one month ago but since no one posted it here I might as well do it. The budget for the ceremonies was increased. We also have the official costs for the show. https://www.insidesport.co/tokyo-olympics-opening-closing-ceremonies-to-cost-43-more-report/ So, pretty much, a budget lower than London's but still far bigger than Rio's (which was around the numbers of 55$). I think the number is pretty decent and i'm sure the japanese will make good use to it to put on a good show. Also, I know it's kind of early to make theories about the Opening, but take a close look at the diagonal structures on the field in this recent picture.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Some new pics from the inside. Close up detail of the roof Also it seems they're starting to plant the trees both outside and on the exterior rings of the stadium. Render How it is looking so far
  21. If things don't change from now one it's safe to assume Cortina-Milan already has this on the bag. As much as the IOC is obsessed with scandinavia, there's no way they will force the games in a country which just doesn't want to host them.
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    Tokyo 2020 Mascots

    Finally we got the mascots with the sports disciplines. https://i.imgur.com/NhO3QN1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/N3TZ6ck.jpg https://i.imgur.com/gRinyTQ.jpg if you wanna see them in better quality go here: https://news.mynavi.jp/photo/article/20190401-800077/images/028l.jpg
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    The name of the new Japanese era which begins on May 1st (after Akihito abdication) was just announced: Reiwa. Miraitowa & Someity were also at the unveiling