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  1. 1 hour ago, baron-pierreIV said:

    I wonder what the carbon footprint for this "mascotte" will be when , of course, it would have to be made of, at least, durable felt cloth to hold up right.  Cheap, cotton fabric wouldn't work as a sub. 

    See the source image

    And what's the production run going to be?  150,000 caps -- tout Fabrique en Chine??  :wacko:  All for a silly, misguided mascot. 

    Look at the very POLLUTING process of making felt cloth . . . 


    From my understanding it is from recycled material 

  2. Looking at it as a tribe it is starting to grow on me. I don't think they are female, the article for Phryge is female. But since they are going with a tribe it is Les Phryes.

    This give the option on making a varied of different types.

    I think(if possible) when manufacturing plushies or toys that those with errors on the general should then be upgraded to a para. Eyes came out wrong sew on sunglasses.  You can have some with left leg or right leg prosthetics. If the wings/ ear covers, another color.

  3. On 11/6/2022 at 6:47 PM, AustralianFan said:

    “Government data showed that 15,021 non-Qataris have died in the country between 2010, when Qatar won its bid for the hosting rights, and 2019.”

    “However, Amnesty International has claimed that adequate investigations did not take place into the causes of death, leaving many of them unexplained.”

    “In Hertha Berlin's fixture against Bayern Munich at the Olympiastadion, the home fans displayed a banner which read "15,000 deaths for 5,760 minutes of football - shame on you."

    “Meanwhile, supporters of the defending champions had their own banner with an identical message as they watched their side win 3-2.“


    One of the problems is that number of 15000 is not construction on the stadiums.  Neither Qatar or the home national have performed autopsies on those working on the stadiums to see what they died from. There have only been a few that actually been categorized as actually dieing on site. And no one as actually taken up the case to actually get the families the recompense they deserve.

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  4. On 10/1/2022 at 11:37 AM, Ikarus360 said:

    Stupid and pointless virtue signaling. If you really want to protest against this disgraceful event, don't take part in it at all.


    Or at least have a major of the proceeds of selling go to the families of those that died.

    But getting a list might be hard and smaller than many believe.

  5. I don't see how you can not blame the government for not implementing vaccines earlier. 

    The was no reason not to allow domestic crowds seeing that they were allow crowds in other sports the weekend before. They could have allowed for at least 50%, which is much less than some of the crowded baseball games.

  6. On 8/7/2021 at 6:50 AM, AustralianFan said:

    Wow, that goes to show how little you know about mental health illness.  

    Just to confirm, are you actually equating a physical injury such as a muscle tissue strain with mental health struggles?     

    Didn't see this till now. At one time mental heath was considered under physically.  Now you want to put mental above physical.  I consider health, health.

  7. I have  othing against an open opening ceremony.  It would give more people the ability to participate.  But I question if Paris can do it.

    I have no problem with a mix of AR, lights, drones, to entertain.  But that hand off was a bad video. There were one or two elements that were nice. The sax in space was cool. But it was a girl on a bike on a green screen.  No real stunts. No wow. 

    The other part was a recording of a welcome home celebration film a day before. They couldn't even train him to write Paris 2024 backwards. They had months to redo what they were planning when they knew there would be no foreign spectators. 

    The creativity was  not there.

  8. 12 minutes ago, plusbrilliantsexploits said:

    To be fair, the progress on vaccinations in China should be treated with a dose of caution. Reports from countries like the Seychelles, which heavily relied on Chinese vaccines are reporting a rather low efficacy rate. But yes, the PRC regime isn't acocountable to its people - so they will be able to execute a rather soulless, albeit efficient Winter Games, provided there is no major outbreak.

    Agreed, until I see anything to the contrary, I don't think that talk of a boycott will amount to much. Old thought patterns still persist among elected officials and sports functionaries alike. Somehow they think there is a pot of gold to be found there, at the end of the proverbial rainbow - execpt that it's a crown of thorns waiting for them, one way or the other. If the West was united, it could bring the IOC (and also China) to heel. But it lacks unity - so don't expect any major 1980-style boycott. 

    Seeing the open ceremony of the Chinese National Games. They don't care. We are less than 6 months  out. What was the conversations 6 months before Tokyo? Are the Chinese even thinking about not letting spectators in? Have the Chinese been looking at the Tokyo's precautions?  Where are the articles?

  9. 1 minute ago, Olympian2004 said:

    And now the already traditional tribute to the volunteers. I wonder whether Tokyo's volunteers had that much to do during these Games, though. It must be awful to prepare to dealing with spectators and then there are hardly any.

    They show the athletes where to go. And help them with there stuff. The award ceremony has 3-4 volunteers. There were loads at the outdoor events. 

  10. I think Japan did well for what it was given and very few other countries could have pulled it off. The Japanese people are the real losers in not being able to participate in an event they might never get a other opportunity to experience.  Some did go to watch outdoor events at 7:00 in the morning.

    Being an American in Germany, I  expect more from the two countries,  but am more of a give me good performance.

    I don't care for judged sports. So I was quite happy watching climbing and look forward to it being added for good. 

    I heard many were not pleased with the camera presentation with the skateboarding.

    I am looking forward to Paris 2024.

  11. With the amount of people to choose from and the money they are willing to put into it, I would expect their number of medals to rise in the future.  The only physical problems they have is height and that will start shrinking soon.

    I think the question what will smaller countries do to keep their medal count in the up coming years? And will the dominance of China turn spectators off from the Olympics? 

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