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  1. Some people are way toooooo obsessed sometimes Isnt it beautiful?
  2. As being a person obsessed with ceremonies, i got to answer AdisterBryce statement . Yes, the closing ceremony of the X Pan Am Games were on the Hossier Dome (called RCA Dome some time after, which was demolished two years ago), a stadium which has more or less the same characteristics of the BC Place. And yes, there was a cauldron. However, the cauldron was very small and it was located on a small stage built inside the Hossier Dome. There is a vid on Youtube on which, if you look carefuly, you can spot a small cauldron with the games logo, as a Gospel choir was performing on the CC:
  3. Oh yaaay 8D the ceremony will be at 9:30 PM on my local time (Torino was at 3:00 PM local time and they stopped showing the ceremony suddenly because of a baseball match T_T i hope those retardeds dont do it again)
  4. If i see another thread about the cauldron i swear you guys..=.=;;; And like mr. x said, this doesnt says anything new of what we heard.
  5. Hmmm, now that the rehearsals are actually happening, there are a lot of chances that we'll see some more leaked content. The tickets for the rehearsals are 100$ Also i found this announcement for the rehearsal thingie http://vancouver.en.craigslist.ca/van/tix/1539494261.html
  6. Probably. I remember the guys behind Torino 2006 ceremonies unveiled a lot of details like three months before the actual ceremony (like a render of the scenario) and stuff about the sparks of passion (maybe spoling too much details was something which contributed to my actual dissapointment at those ceremonies in 2006). David Atkins didnt revealed much details before the Doha 2006 ceremonies, only like two pics of the dress rehearsals and that Jose Carreras would perform. Nothing more. I kinda prefer more secrecy about the ceremonies, since it helps to contribute to the surprise factor. I'm sure Vancouver 2010 ceremonies would be far better than Torino 2006 (altough i dont think they will surpass the spectacle two years ago in Beijing ) For the details we have heard, i can tell the cauldron wont be too big. The lightning of the cauldron, in other way, could be spectacular. I wonder if they will make an scenario on the north tribune of the BC Place (like David Atkins did on Doha 2006 and Sydney 2000, altough the last one was on the west side of the Telstra stadium)
  7. Umm guys i dunno if this was posted before here, but i found some pics googling, which seems to be purposals for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing 2008 olympics. ^^; I hope you like them (some of them are very weird )
  8. Well, this whole miming stuff also reminded me of what happened on the Sydney 2000 opening ceremonies (which music was not also mimed but, in reality, performed by the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra ). That doesnt hurt the fact that their music was probably the best i ever heard on a OC. Which worries me its the possible echo distortion at these ceremonies since w'ere talking about an indoor venue.
  9. I jut hope they dont make a big fuzz like some people did on Beijing 2008 relay (specially at London and San Francisco). Which scares me is that the worst part will be when the torch arrives to Vancouver, where i expect there's going to be even worst protests than the ones in Toronto or Victoria.
  10. God...not this again... *sets every stinky hippie on fire*
  11. Interview with David Atkins himself speaking about the ceremonies, on an interview at CTV
  12. Dave Pierce, better know for his works at the Calgary Stampede shows, will be the musical director of the ceremonies Some of his works (so we can get an idea of how the music could turn out) His official Myspace site http://www.myspace.com/officialdavepierce (you can hear some of his compositions at this site) Hmmm not bad. At least i think it will be better than Torino prerecorded music almost 4 years ago..eww ಠ_ಠ
  13. The official logo, visual identity and slogan for UEFA EURO 2012™ have been unveiled at a special event in Kyiv's Mykhailivska Square with co-hosts Ukraine and Poland looking forward to 'Creating History Together'. Star guests Polish Football Association President Grzegorz Lato, his Football Federation of Ukraine counterpart Grigoriy Surkis and UEFA President Michel Platini officially unwrapped the logo as the highlight of the launch proceedings. The ceremony was attended by the President of Ukraine, Viktor Yushchenko, and Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, representatives from the eight host cities – Gdansk, Warsaw, Poznan, Wroclaw, Lviv, Kharkiv, Donetsk and Kyiv – and numerous other dignitaries. Visual identity The purpose of the logo is to give UEFA EURO 2012™ a personality of its own, with the visual identity to be applied across a range of promotional applications from tickets to web banners. The objective is to help promote the tournament – one of the world's biggest sporting events – by providing an easily recognisable identity with a flavour of the host nations. The logo takes its visual lead from 'wycinanka', the traditional art of paper cutting practised in rural areas of Poland and Ukraine, as a tribute to the fauna and flora of the region. EURO bloom The 'bloom' logo has a flower representing each of the co-host nations and a central ball symbolising the emotion and passion of the competition, while the stem denotes the structural aspect of the competition, UEFA and European football. Nature has inspired other features of the visual identity, with woodland green, sun yellow, aqua blue, sky blue and blackberry purple being the crucial tones of the palette of colours to figure in official tournament branding. Uniting ethos The event slogan, meanwhile, is 'Creating History Together'. The staging of the UEFA European Championship finals in Poland and Ukraine, a first for Central and Eastern Europe, will have a place in the history books, with everyone involved in UEFA EURO 2012™ – organisers, host countries, host cities, players and fans – contributing to another exciting chapter of European football. ©uefa.com 1998-2009. All rights reserved.
  14. Tadaaaa Video with the presentation of the logo Michel Platini during a conference, with the logo behind
  15. I forgot to post my comment about it (besides the pics) horray =w= Gotta say i love these mascots (honestly i like them even more that the recent experiments we had as mascots on the OG and WOG. They are very likeable, cute and dynamic (altough maybe a bit anime-ish). I hope to see pics of them practicing sports like with the Fuwas
  16. And there ya go, Lyo and Merly Lyo My Story Lyo (pronounced as "Leo"), the "Lion of the Youth Olympics", is a lion cub with a mane as fiery as his passion for life. Full of youthful energy, Lyo is always on the go, exploring and discovering new things and playing sports. His favourite sport is basketball and he dreams of someday representing Singapore in international basketball tournaments. Growing up in Singapore, the City-in-a-Garden, Lyo is no stranger to people. He enjoys making friends from all over the world and learning about their different cultures. He is fun-loving and wants to inspire youths to keep fit and enjoy sports. Quick Facts Star Sign: Leo Dream: To win a gold medal in an international basketball championship. Personal Motto: "Never say never" Favourite Food: Chilli Crabs and Chicken Rice with lots of chilli! Hobbies: Jamming on his guitar, exploring and discovering new things, and playing sports, especially basketball. Symbolism Legend tells us that a prince visited a lovely tropical island a long, long time ago. Upon landing, he spotted a beautiful lion, and so named the island 'Singapura', which means 'Lion City'. Today, that island has grown into the city-state of Singapore, whose 5 million people have adopted the Lion as their national symbol. Fun Stuff Lyo's mane resembles the Flame of Passion of the Spirit of Youth, the emblem of the Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games. It also calls to mind the Singapore 2010 tagline 'Blazing the Trail'. His paw is shaped like Singapore island Merly My Story Merly got her name from "mer" (meaning the sea) and "l y" for liveliness and youthfulness. She is a merlion cub who loves exploring the seas surrounding Singapore, and beyond. Although merlions are omnivorous by nature, Merly sticks to a vegetarian diet out of a deep respect for all living creatures. Merly is friendly and a great listener – when she becomes your friend, she is your friend for life! Always ready to join a good cause, Merly is especially passionate about protecting our environment (sadly, many of her friends have become ill as their homes have been polluted) Merly believes that every one of us can help create a sustainable future and works hard to spread that message. Her dream is to become an environmental scientist one day, so that she can find more ways to help people live in harmony with Nature. Quick Facts Star Sign: Aquarius Dream: To become an environmental scientist. Personal Motto: "You can achieve anything if you pour your heart into it!" Favourite Food: Ice Kachang (a Singaporean dessert of shaved ice drenched in colourful syrup). Hobbies: Singing, swimming, and collecting seashells to return them to sea. Symbolism The merlion is a mythical sea creature that is part lion and part fish. It is inspired by Singaporean folklore and Singapore’s fishing village origins. Fun Stuff Merly's paw is shaped like a heart. ______________________________ If you want wallpapers of the mascot(s) you can download them right here: http://www.singapore2010.sg/public/sg2010/..._downloads.html
  17. ...now talking seriously, freedom is one thing, and abusing of freedom is another. I could have accepted these protests on 2008 because China doesnt give a damn about freedom. But to do this on one of the countries with the highest freedom of expression level in the world (at least for me) is just abusive. Law should be more forceful against those little attention whores..
  18. *sigh* i guess we need Mr Plow back to job ''Mr. President, those young people are about to get a dose of reality.''
  19. *sigh* I had the hope that a south american city would host the games, but i guess that all the problems happening here on the region (mainly because of our whacko inmature politicians ) scared P.A.S.O in the end. Congratulations to Toronto, you were the best bid from the very beggining c: . I'm sure you will make a Pan Am Games of the same level (or much better) than Rio 2007. I hope these games and the WOG build the bridge for Canada to reach a SOG (like the 2007 pan am games helped Rio on getting the 2016 ones).
  20. Well there are a lot of indian members on the net talking about the CWG, but most of them are on the Skyscrapercity forums :U Go here and you'll find quite a good activity and most of the posters on this thread are indians http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.p...911&page=86
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