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  1. DUmb question which IS NOT the same as mine and doesn't deserve an answer. And yes, I did ask mine to discuss. Nothing more. I don't know why you & that other pseudo-intellectual German feign shock over such a question. WHy? SHOULD ONE pass one;s thought here via you 2. SCREW the 2 of you!!
  2. /\ Duh! Becuz it's only the IOC who can take away a disgraced athlete's medals -- not the NOC's. Capisce?
  3. There are calls for the IOC to strip 2004/08 US swimmer Klete (whakindda first name is that?) Keller of his gold medals!! Should the IOC act and ask for the medals back and asterisk those victories in the record? Calls grow for Olympics to strip gold medal swimmer of awards after teammates ID him among MAGA insurgents - Alternet.org I say YES!! After all, things have been quiet on the hunt for MORE Russian drug=cheaters scene!
  4. They've even cancelled the 2021 European Figure Skating Champs slated for Zagreb in January next month because of Covid. So that is a major mark against the city through no fault of its own.
  5. Speaking of drug cheaters and hackers, here is one that I think has not been posted here -- the short OC of the (Russia) World Cup 2018: 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia - Opening Ceremony (feat. Robbie Williams) - YouTube
  6. Vancouver 2030's mascot - Booyah, the Asian murder hornet who has made a North American beachhead in the border area between BC and Washington State!! They caught one major nest outside Blaine, WA a few weeks ago!! Booyah with the Official Vancouver 2030 Hamberder!! Can Booyah go vegan??
  7. I like the idea. It promotes the upcoming Games. There is no marching order at the Closing C's'; so the Opening would be the perfect time to promote the succeeding Games.
  8. Once again proves the Soviet (Commie Party) Russian character - virulent, vindictive and destructive. I'll never forget when I worked at the UN in New York. WHen we had our orientation session with my group (this was 1983, so Leonid Brezhnev's time), there were two young Soviet appartchiks as new clerks that season. We knew the 2 were KBG agents. They could not do eye-to-eye contact with their new fellow employees. It was really quite telling. (Even though my boss in Protocol was a long-time Soviet emplyee at the UN. He was already very cosmopolitan and had a trophy wife.)
  9. So, some people say that MTV was the first "dynamic" logo (but there really is no genre for MTV); and LA 2028 tried to be the first "sports event" to have one as well. I came across a reversal: an over a 100-year old logo, Lanvin, and they have updated it to be an "interactive" one for their company's website. (It was the first luxury brand logo I ever saw from my mother's early perfumes.) I think the update is charming and brings to life the story behind the formation of their logo. https://www.lanvin.com/us/maison/history/ Now, if they only did it in the Lanvin blue.
  10. The REAL reason LA2028 came out with their "dynamic" A logo 2 weeks ago - EIGHT years ahead of the actual Games: to beat Ekaterinburg 2023 in unveiling theirs. https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098606/yekaterinburg-2023-logo-design-revealed
  11. Apples and oranges. Everyone knows that the cauldron/torch at LA Memorial was built w/o the benefit of having a Lighter. Even in 1984, tacking on Rafer Johnson was only to continue the tradition of having a HUMAN lighter bring the flame and somehow get it to the cauldron. With Sydney, it's always been associated with a human lighting it, Cathy Freeman. So having those 2 women just run under it, holding UNLIT torches just created a WTF moment? Why have those 2 women hold FAKE torches (UNLIT) and then have it ignite without their help? It didn't compute for me.
  12. OK, so the Sydney 2000 cauldron was relit per the InsidetheGames article> https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1098438/freeman-sends-message-to-sydney-event Huh? How? Is this one of those FAKE lightings where you just look at it, wish it happens, and then SWOOSH!! the whole thing just self-combusts by some supernatural force? Also, what is the torch of color on the left? Was that the Paralympic torch or have they decided to bring out a new one to be au courrant and so no one can say BLACK TORCHES MATTER?!?!
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