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  1. This opening ceremony was so boring because of the fuss by fired key people a few months and even days before the kick off?
  2. The organisers should have cut off a lot meaningless stuff. They could have used more drones flying around Tokyo or at least cut off everything, but the parade and protocol (a Tokyo'64-like ceremony). But it lasted even more than latest ceremonies, 4 hours of boredom and frustration. I hope records can be broken here more than ever, to forget this bitter taste.
  3. This was the worst expense ever! –Above all, due to the boring design – Fortunately, Tokyo is a huge city where stadia could be re-utilised by the crowds (mobs, when tax payers have realised how expensive were the Olympics).
  4. I honestly was expecting to see a decent drone display forming the Olympic rings above Tokyo Metropolitan Area and wander around till reaching the Olympic Village, so the athletes who didn't attend the ceremony could have a chunk of it as home delivery. And the pictogrammes also performed by drones.
  5. Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024 must prepare something 'second to none' in order to wipe from our memories what Tokyo 2020 inserted in our minds with this sort of ceremony.
  6. The athletes look as bored as I am. I hope and expect great sportive display
  7. I've never been so bored watching the Olympics in my life. Let's see how that drone show and the cauldron lighting wakes me up.
  8. Well, I found out the flame will be kept lit in Fukushima prefecture. That'll be better than just watching the lantern passing by with no spectators around, but behind window glasses.
  9. I get bored each time I look at pictures of that boring stadium.
  10. Is the Olympic flame going to get blown away or kept lit until next year?
  11. Is the logo going to get changed into the legend 'Tokyo 2021'?
  12. Good way to reset sportive calendars on this new decade. I never expected to experience an Olympiad ending on a non-leap-year.
  13. Each time I get bored of the overall graphic design, Olympic stadium look and the torch. My expectations are on the ceremonies.
  14. Exactly, I guess they haven't paid attention to their extra high expenses they have within 6 years. Is St. Dennis stadium being protected by the French police?
  15. It's not a bad idea if we are talking about saving; above all if the IOC will fully pay for the games (we all know or imagine how wealthy the IOC or any other sports international organization) and tax payers stop getting committed to such costly two-weeks sport party debt. Amid this host cities crises, my interest on the Olympics is fading away as well as most of people around the world who evidently don't care the OG are hosted, but we all now care about austerity. about the WOG, they should stay in SLC. Then we could avoid stressing the environment anywhere else in the world. after all, most people don't even understand opening ceremonies, so the IOC and Hollywood may focus on lovely fireworks and Broadway-like shows.
  16. I believe it will be good for the USA to play along with Mexico and Canada. Everybody across the world like Mexicans and Canadians! Without them, Morocco would have won. That was my favorite bid.
  17. Just like Sayuri Ishikawa did dancing Tokyo Gorin Ondo 2020 (fure, fure)?
  18. I meant to be inaccurate with the flight time. The relevant part is that such huge territory for the WC may not have connecting flights among cities.
  19. I don't think distances could be a problem. Fans are likely to see the three host countries at once, with plenty flight connections among the three countries. i wouldn't see myself distances as a problem if I attended the events. Actually, with all those all-included tours to be offered in a region where every single international sport and non-sport events have been hosted. It takes four hours to fly from Montreal to Mexico City, also direct flights from Guadalajara to NYC or from Houston to Edmonton. Actually that's nothing in comparison to the UEFA Euro 2020. Don't forget that eleven countries are involved and Bielorussia might not be as simple as the NAFTA region. Real challenges are trips from Baku to Dublin, from Bilbao to St. Petersburg or from Bucharest to Glasgow.
  20. Oh, it seems that fact heads to become a Japanese Olympic tradition. But I refuse the idea of non-athlete cauldron lighters with no actual sport achievements should never get the last relay. Calgary'88 and London 2012 pissed me off in that part.
  21. Anyway, it seems that the tendency of bi-national or even more countries getting involved for future WOG will be as usual as it is being with the FIFA WC. On the other hand, I agree with FYI, Calgary might not have the same chancesthan Stockholm because Whistler, and Canada is the second largest country in the world. sO i don't even picture athletes at the opening ceremony. Sion and Graz could be in disadventage, just for having hosted the WYOG. Riga Airport is only 30 to 40 minutes flight for bobsleigh, skeleton and luge. After all, most nothern Europeans go to Latvia to train, including the Swedes. Besides, Swedish motorways are nearly empty and traffic jam free with a good range of public transportation such as railway and shuttles. If the location might play a major role in this decission, the last European city (Sochi) to host the WOG is not even considered European at all for being at the edge of the Ural Mountains dividing the R. Federation. For many ex-Soviet countries it was like being at home in Central Asia. That reminds me how stupid were the IOC voters ignoring Almaty. That coud have been the last real compact and snowy WOG. Let's see if the Chinese turn smog into snow. And Beijing municipality should seriously work on improving life standards in those depressing hutong (pathetically as poor as slums from Brazil or South Africa).
  22. I hope the Japanese don't get too much of the tsunami event thing suring the relay. It was enought with the Hiroshima last torch carrier in 1964. I would be more interested on the relay across Olympic Japanese prefectures.
  23. Alexjc, that was my first Olympic memory consciously being aware. That is why to me it is with a classic Olympic stadium. I wouldn't even touch the façade of the stadium. It's not fancy anymore, but still an open air Olympic stadium, with a second to none cauldron. I hope this time the lighting could be appreciated without the sulight just in front of the it. The fire hardly could be seen.
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