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Everything posted by Ikarus360

  1. The stadium opening ceremony happened today, also starring Usain Bolt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkNRTuummWQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKxvOXhigOk
  2. Opening of the stadium. January 1st will see its first test event.
  3. Closing ceremony of the SEA Games airing right now, but tbh looks very low budget. 2019 hasn't been a good year for ceremonies, sadly. Only good ceremonies were Lima 2019. The rest overall have been a letdown, specially the Universiade opening (hard to believe that was done by Marco Balich. Guess he was more focused on the Lima show). Oh well.
  4. So yeah, this just happened. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2019/dec/09/russia-banned-from-tokyo-olympics-and-football-world-cup?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  5. Are they really this desperate to give all the 2018 venues a reason to keep existing?
  6. ^^ Vietnam has changed a lot on the last two decades. I'm sure they will be able to do something nice in two years. As for the handover itself, not so sure since they still have not unveiled their logo. Cambodia in 2023 is the one which also intrigues me as how they will do it since they never hosted anything big in the past and like Vietnam have changed a lot.
  7. Opening ceremony of the 2019 SEA Games. For a Fivecurrents production, it was honestly somewhat of a letdown, not sure if it has to do with either the budget or the limitations of doing this in an indoor arena (which is not the same as a football one, since Philippine Arena is mostly for basketball, concenrts and INC masses). Lightning of the cauldron, being prerecorded, was probably the most controversial part of it. Still, it had a couple of nice moments, and Apple de App from Black Eyed Peas performed.
  8. Emperor's cup final in early January will be the first ever event played here in the finally finished olympic stadium.
  9. Very small, concert-type opening ceremony, but overall actually decent. The letdown was the fact the lightning of the cauldron happened in a different place (New Clark City) and it seems to have been prerecorded days before the opening ceremony.
  10. Opening ceremony to being in some minutes https://youtu.be/H05QGG02inM
  11. 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.
  12. 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 Lum
  13. Finally we got a clear pic from the inside. Pretty much ready I say.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. The IOC, for all its faults, at least didn't sold itself to Qatar and killed off earlier their previous bids to the Olympics.
  20. 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.
  21. Wow, this was really bad. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NV_DHNRvLg
  22. 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 se
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