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Posts posted by Ikarus360

  1. I took a quick glimpse of it and I don't know how to feel. In a way, it felt like a very fun and self deprecating ceremony, and it seems they wanted to go "screw it, people love us for vidya and anime so lets just give people what they want from us", much like in the handover. I also liked the idea of the moving stages which would also form the continents. On the other hand, it's a bit cringe that all of the ceremony was going to be about vidya and anime references. And I'm not a fan at all of that cauldron lightning, its extremely similar (to not say identical) to Lima 2019 cauldron, including the geometric stage and everything.

    I don't know what to feel anymore of this after so many changes and resignals and controversies. I'm usually positive but, much like Baron said, this is gearing up to be a complete mess, and then there's the Covid thing. I honestly stopped thinking about these ceremonies and i'm focusing in what Paris will do instead.

  2. 6 hours ago, yoshi said:

    Not even a picture yet? Sigh...remember when a logo launch was a big deal?

    I loghi delle olimpiadi e delle paralimpiadi tratti dal profilo Fb di MilanoCortina © Ansa

    Olympic logo is still dull, but that Paralympic logo really transforms it - you can see it, it's not just grey - and the colours are subtly Italian, shades of red & green. Still nothing really Milanese, but then with being combined with a town almost being eaten by Slovenia it wouldn't be easy to cover both. And the font is still ugly as hell. But the Para one there is the best version yet.

    Whats the point when Minimalism is forced everywhere as much as possible, be it in sport logos or rebrands of companies which I can make in 2 minutes in Photoshop for free but they decide to pay millions for them.

  3. Not surprised, but still kind of sad. And I doubt this will help in any way given the virus is very extended in Japan as well. I honestly just want this to be put out of its misery, its pathetic at this point and most of the japanese population agrees with this. Its what happens when you let a comittee of 70-80 year old boomers in charge of decisions.

  4. Both are a bit dissapointing but TeamFutura is the most elegant looking one for me, it reflects more about winter sports and it has certain touch of elegance.

    Dado design is cringe, not only because they are trying to copy the idea from LA 2028 but they also do it badly, with pixel symbols which look like something more fitting for a videogame convention or the Youth Olympics.

    Neither of them reaches the level of Torino 2006 logo and overall look, the later being my favorite winter Look of the Games of all time.

  5. On 2/16/2021 at 11:49 PM, BTHarner said:

    All we are seeing here are bold pronouncements by public figures that only serve to inflate their sense of self-importance. Do they know what boycotts really accomplish? Absolutely nothing. Jimmy Carter gave the Soviets one month to get out of Afghanistan  They eventually withdrew...two administrations later and not because of anything of our doing. We heard all this noise in 2008 when delusional people actually thought they could get China to improve their human rights record. They didn't and, by some accounts, they have gotten even worse. They, however. really don't care what anybody thinks and and it is just preposterous for anyone to think they can force the Chinese hand. They can, and will, do as they please and we'll probably see this whole thing repeated in 20 to 30 years, maybe even sooner.

    People should be directing their rage against the Olympics and the IOC instead of China. The later is someone who will never change and which repeatedly fucks with the world, but the IOC thought it was a wonderful idea to let them host or even participate in a bidding proccess. And they still have the courage of talking about crap like Olympic Truce, human rights and brotherhood of people.

    I would like them more if they kee the whole kumbaya stuff for themselves and just said straight away "We love money". Doesn't make them less horrible but I like when someone is honest at least.

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  6. Good. What the organizing comittee needs now are young people. Not a bunch of old boomers with ultraconservative views. I always felt they were part of most of the problems these games (which everyday I feel more and more like they are cursed since its inception) had so many issues.

    To think I was so overconfident 7 years ago when Tokyo was elected that nothing would go wrong. Japan reputation for organization skill has taken a very bad blow.


  7. 9 hours ago, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

    China dropping subtleness and acting like the owner of the world already. Their olympics can **** off for all I care.

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  8. On 2/5/2021 at 12:53 AM, olympikfan said:

    One year to go. And Bach said the following?

    “Having seen how China is overcoming the coronavirus crisis, we are very confident that our Chinese hosts will ensure safe and secure Olympic Games in full cooperation with the IOC. Every time that I have visited China, I am so impressed by the enthusiasm and support for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. This is why, we can say already now with great confidence: China is ready. Ready to welcome the world’s best winter sports athletes for unforgettable Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. We all are looking forward to this global celebration of sport.” 

    Is he serious overcoming the coronavirus? How about if Tokyo is cancelled make China pay Japan.

    Is the NHL going to send its players considering its lost revenue on two seasons?

    This is not 2008. With over 400,000 deaths in the US, I can see many objecting send athletes to Beijing. I told a co worker today that it was one year until the winter Olympics. She asked "where is it being held?" I told her Beijing, I will not put down what she said after.  Yes she lost someone close to COVID.


    Like I said in another thread, IOC is another bought organization by Uncle Winnie. Just another puppet of the CCP so don't expect anything from their mouths which is not shilling for China.

    If Coubertin was alive he would die again seeing what a joke the IOC has become.

  9. I'll believe a boycott when I see it. China has way too much influence at this point. If people really cared about not letting China host, their victory in 2015 should had never been allowed to begin with. Now it's too late.

    Either way, at the pace we're going their Olympics might get delayed/canceled too because Covid doesn't seem to end either by this year.

  10. On 1/23/2021 at 9:54 PM, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

    I honestly am thinking 2022 will see a boycott over nearly all the main winter countries bar Switzerland and maybe Austria and/or Sweden.


    Incursions to Taiwan have been happening for months and even years (though not at the same intensity). Its just China typical flexing at Taiwan to intimidate them, specially now that their current president does not want to bend the knee like the previous Kuomitang leaders did. China invading Taiwan, an island with its own army and weapons, would imply bloodshed and a war. If PRC government isn't this level of goddamn stupid, I doubt they will go straight for that option but keep intimidating to make taiwanese citizens feel scared and vote KMT back into power by next election.

  11. On 1/21/2021 at 5:26 PM, REDWHITEBLUE24 said:

    Just think - if  Tokyo 2021 is cancelled and Bejing 2022 sees a mass boycott the IOC might go bust.

    Good. That's what they get for being a bunch of boomers out of touch with the current times. The fact they are still forcing Japan to host the games when COVID is far from over is extremely stupid.

  12. At this point I don't know anymore if Japan is really doing this out of their own will or if they're kidnapped by the IOC to go on with this stupid charade. No one with a brain buys or believes these games are going to be held, specially with the bureaucratic crap they threw recently regarding when will the vaccinations begin in Japan, not mentioning said bureaucracy is also affecting many other countries with their respective vaccination processes as well.

    Goddamn stupid. Olympism just loves to shoot itself in the foot ever since Sochi.

  13. Nomura was replaced as director by Hiroshi Sasaki , the person in charge of the Handover 4 years ago. Ceremony is going to be heavily revised (which without doubt its an elegant for of saying they will heavily tone/simplify it down). Sad, but expected. And to be fair considering the huge disaster the world is living right now, holding a huge extravaganza would be disrespectful. I guess i'm kinda heartbroken it had to happen with one of the ceremonies I was looking forward the most. These whole games have been a cursed trip almost as bad as Rio.


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