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Everything posted by adrianme17

  1. Very clever - like the melange of the medal - the flame & The Marianne. Not keen in the font though! Still one the best logos in many a year!
  2. not sure whether it is the logo or an element/elements of it? the main bit seems to represent the letter B?
  3. some more examples of it in situhttps://twitter.com/BhamUpdates/status/1153225903977226240?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1153225903977226240&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.skyscrapercity.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D1954875%26page%3D134
  4. they are launching the logo on the 27th (this Saturday) - they have changed the landing page of the website and looks "interestind"https://www.birmingham2022.com/
  5. i really like it - stunning in fact! not keen on the rose gold as i think this makes it look a wee bit cheap!
  6. really enjoyed the flash mob in victoria square - camera work and production was flawless - sham there were no blue skies - lol!
  7. I liked the opening ceremony - closing was werid and I liked the live performance from Birmngham (thought the production and camera work were great). Birmingham will have an identity problem when compared to the Gold Coast - climate and scenary wise. The games certainly had an amazing back drop and that came across well on TV. The games were ok - they suffer for a UK audience from being on in the early hours and then when most people are at work. I think believ a lot of athletes outside of Australia weren't that bothered about participating as April is so early the Northern Hemisphere's sporting calendar. Enjoyable to watch when I had the time and energy to be bothered to!
  8. The hosts did a grand job - well presented - good ceremonies and loved the "look of the Games". The venues were spectacular especially the sliding and ski jump venue - I just don't see how their legacy will pan out and it does all seem to be a huge waste of money in that direction. For me the games suffered from a lack of "atmosphere" on TV - low crowds and I wasn't really keen on the BBC coverage with the main team based in Media City Manchester. For me the games also suffered due to the time zone (all action taking place in the small hours and when I was at work) and in winter I just can't gather the energy together to stay up late in to the wee hours. The BBC coverage seemed to revolve around curling and was slightly nationalistic and bombastic - the hyping up of poor Ellise Christie being a good example. The next two games are all in the same time zone give or take an hour - so not desperately enthused about those either and I guess it is just one of those things. Well done Korea and roll on Tokyo!
  9. Would love to see Toronto host and also Singapore. It would be great to see London host - if only so I could volunteer & post brexit and psot UK - I think I may need cheering up - lol!
  10. Yikes - not keen at all! Each host city logo will feature a famous bridge from that city - hence Tower Bridge for London. The theme being building bridges etc ....
  11. Rio is putting on a good show - I'm not in Rio but the city look breathtaking on TV. There are a few spoliers though 1) lack of spectators in the stadia - although as we have entered the 2nd week this seems to be getting better 2) the lack of finishing on the venues (here I mean the lack of decoration and application of the look of the games) and the lack of the look in the streets 3) the olympic park doesn't look great on TV - like a big industrial estate (could have done with more application of the look of the games) & 4) the opening ceremony was rather underwhelming That said I'm not there on there on the ground and just watching on TV and what I am seeing is great sport! I also appreciate that Rio has had to cut a lot back due to the financial crisis - London also had to do the same thing. Enjoy the last few days y'all !
  12. London was about 45 mins - more if you include the prologue
  13. christ alive the placard bearers look like a prop for "it's a knock out" in the 1980's - awful!
  14. Could it be part of the olympic rings sequence? as there is a ring in the centre of the awning thingy?
  15. Really - don't think that they are any more "superior" than London 2012 - look on par if you ask me?!
  16. Have seen the preview - this is awesome! Great behind the scenes to see what it was like! Also post Brexit - a sore reminder of a once united country - oh to be able to go back 4 years and carry on! TUNE in! It's great!
  17. Podium = awful Medals Obverse = is as normal. I like that they that have used Portuguese of the XXXIst Olympiad & have positioned it differently to Athens - Beijing & London Medals Reverse = a bit of a let down & reminds me of Montreal '76 Medal Ribbon = beautiful & eyecatching Medal Uniforms = can't really see them - are they having men as the medal carriers & women as the medal escorts? Medal Tray = can't make out any detail on this Flowers = am assuming that they will be presenting these? Overall preferred London -Beijing & Athens & had expected more!
  18. This was my area in the Industrial Revolution sequence - down by the water wheel. The original idea was that during the Green and Pleasant Land sequence the water wheel would have much smaller and "cottage" like and then during the Industrial Revolution sequence it was to be replaced by the above "industrial" much bigger wheel. However due to the cut back in the time of the overall Industrial Revolution sequence they had to drop this change as there was no time/was too complicated. Also the river/creek was originally much bigger but again it had to be scaled back as rehearsals got under way (again I think this was a timing issue). The wheel was also supposed to be taken down completely at the end of the Industrial Revolution sequence and again I think timings got the better of them. Still the best moment of my life and will never forget it! So enjoy your moment in the sun Rio! Back to Rio - as the Baron is saying - I cannot see that there will be actual water - it will be projections a la Vancouver & Soch!?
  19. the water will be a projection - they have not installed the mechanism to flood the stadium? also Panasonic are providing visual solution technology for the OC: http://shop.panasonic.com/about-us-latest-news-press-releases/ces2016-olympic-ceremony-partner.html so would imagine that they will be involved in the projections and other visual trickery?
  20. Not sure if this has already been posted or this is the right to post. Anyways - the medal cases have been made in Portugal out of wood and are an irregular spherical shape rather like the pictogram logos - so guessing the medals themselves will be the same shape? http://www.tsf.pt/economia/interior/estojo-das-medalhas-olimpicas-do-rio-2016-e-feito-em-portugal-5199532.html Sorry link is in Potuguese
  21. they are not in the official draw that has been issued - hence my post,
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