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Everything posted by baron-pierreIV

  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?!?!
  13. But it's a different Org Committee and philosophy each time. So the 2x experience one would hope, would have a profound bearing on the next one.
  14. It's a good one, but they'll really have to pick one just for the records and even the displays at Olympic Museum in Lausanne where all the other logos are static, and then here's 2028 throbbing digitally?? How will that look? And what logo will also go on the Torch? Or will that also be a thousand different versions? I mean - I see the commercial possibilities. But what's the cut-off number? They usually have these books which specify everything about the use of the logos -- the size, the exact color palette -- where and when it can be used. How about this one? And where and when and
  15. So what if the MTV thing was first. It's just absolute garbage -- all over the place -- which is why it didn't even register in my ken. LA has done a very disciplined version of it. And nothing says it's the OFFICIAL and FINAL logo. I think it's the interim-Covid-period logo.
  16. Look at the Tokyo 2020 medals. I wonder where they will put the athlete's name and the sport? On the swirly (kinda "pastry"-like) sides of the obverse? Or on the medal's rim? It's actually quite a boring design.
  17. Paul, I'm not in/with the MTV crowd, so this thing is new and fresh to me -- as it would be to many others. Is there even much of a cross-over of Olympic and MTV crowds? I think not; so it would be a breakthrough for many of us.
  18. Except that is NOT an officially sanctioned campaign. She will probably get a Cease & Desist letter.
  19. If you will look at past Olympic medals, it has to be something specific to that set of Games. What would make it special if it contained such generic icons as those you mention? Remember, the Summer Medals are more conservative than the Winter Ones. One side will already be reserved for the Nike figure and the Athens stadium. So the back side will have to be for a small image (usually the logo or something to say " XXXIV Olympiad, Los Angeles 2028") and then the sport; event, and name of the probable winner.
  20. Is it a "coincidence" or what -- but this Asian Games 2026 logo unveiled in late July, also has a play on the letter "A" for the Aichi prefecture. Or at least that's the explanation from the OG. Not a bad design, a very "Paul" design, but to me, it looks like another "Barcelona-Paralympic" design -- a runner missing the other leg. So, we should be seeing the Milano-Cortina 2026 and United World Cup 2026 logos next.
  21. Maybe it's a hint to a certain website to stop making all those fake "Olympic logo" contests? But seriously. My guess is that the IOC OK'ed its early release just to sustain excitement over things Olympic. With almost everything in the sports world shutting down, PLUS the question of whether Tokyo 2020ne will even happen, pending a vaccine, the IOC must've felt this is as good a time as any to release something new, exciting and innovative as a dynamic logo -- even if that's just a small candle flame for the moment. It can't hurt. Besides they aren't calling it the "permanent" log
  22. I doubt it. There would be horrendous copyright issues then -- and can you just imagine the logistics of receiving all those entries. Which is why only a "selected few" were invited to give/share their ideas -- and because this is the United States, I am sure they were asked to sign "WILL NOT SUE" waivers. My big question is, if this logo becomes permanent, which one will appear on the medals? Or will they disregard it completely for the medals?
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