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  1. Why? Do they need to utter something when they light the cauldron? Ouch? Banzai? Would you say that of a "mute" person, even being a true-born Japanese? A Japanese "mute" person doesn't speak Japanese or anything. Your allegation is DISCRIMINATING.
  2. Nah. It'll probably be Naomi Osaka, maybe Matsuyama, a Fukushima survivor and a handicapped person.
  3. We'll see. Their Handover segment in Rio didn't thrill me.
  4. /\/\ Maybe just the upper disc of the bigger Okamoto sculpture -- NOT the base. Aslo, that flat figure of the runner on the ground -- NO ONE on the eyhe level of the filed will recognize that. it will only be clear and make sense from an overheard camera. So I don't think that's going to be very effective.
  5. We know: - that the five Olympic rings (well, the 6 colors at least) supposedly are represented in every flag of a territory that the IOC recognizes; - the weaker/more denied explanation is that they represent the 5 continents of the world (according to a French nobleman's narrow perspective). Well, I just learned that there is ANOTHER, albeit weaker, explanation for the FIVE rings (designed by gran-gran-grandpere in 1913 and then supposedly first flown over a sports meet in Alexandria in 1918). Does anyone care to guess what that OTHER interpretation is ? Will confir
  6. Wait until Italy's design companies come on board as sponsors. They may something to change the doggone thing.
  7. Finally, here is what looks like the complete Innsbruck 1976 Closing Ceremony, posted only about a week ago (March 28, 2021). Innsbruck 1976 - Closing Ceremony | Innsbruck 1976 Replays - YouTube I imagine this is the Austrian network's feed. No commentary of any sort. Actually, those weren't "Native American dancers." They are the "mummer" dancers (representing, I guess the winter blahs) being banished by the lederhosen-clad youths and the broom-sweeping kurandera. And somehow, those Aztec-like headdresses have come into play. The foot-stomping (frustrated flamenco dance
  8. Finally, here is complete footage of Innsbruck 1976 Closing Ceremony, posted only about a week ago (March 28, 2021). Innsbruck 1976 - Closing Ceremony | Innsbruck 1976 Replays - YouTube I imagine this is the Austrian network's feed. No commentary of any sort. Actually, those weren't "Native American dancers." They are sort of Alpine winter spirits (I guess the winter blahs) being banished by the lederhosen-clad youths and the winter-sweeping kurandera. And somehow, those Aztec-like headdresses have come into play. The foot-stomping (frustrated flamenco dancers?) goes on
  9. Uhmm . . . this is NOT the first time an original set of ideas are rejected. That was the scenario for last year -- BEFORE Covid became an issue and a villain to the Games. And just because fans/outsiders get tickled by a POSSIBLE scenario (which could just be a red herring) doesn't mean it can happen. Just leave it to the Ceremonies Dept. It is their job to put on what the IOC approves. Outsiders are not privy to all the factors that go into the chosen scenario.
  10. That's why -- when was the last war France ever won on its own against equals?
  11. Well, guess what? NOKOR just bailed out of Tokyo 2020ne, supposedly for Covid reasons. I think that just killed a joint Korea bid. How can anyone really depend on a regime like NoKor's for anything? North Korea withdraws from Tokyo 2020 over COVID-19 fears (insidethegames.biz)
  12. But why would TOCOG want comparisons of what could/might have been vs. what will actually be seen on July 23rd? They would only suffer in comparison. Papaioannou (and/or JMWorldwide) did it with his own material which was commissioned by ATCOG and for a purpose: I believe it was part of his "audition" for the IOC to approve the content of the ceremony -- so, it's not an after-thought.
  13. Other than for scholarly purposes, what's the point though -- if these are the first rejected ideas? It's not like these were the FIRST rejected ideas in Olympics or Big Event history. Also, there's a large difference between what's on paper/ a storyboard and actual execution of something on a grand scale. So, unless you have the money of a Mike Bloomberg to pay for such a vanity project, I doubt that it will get anywhere. Also, the work there belongs to the Tokyo Organizing Committee. It's not like anyone can just flesh it out and release it without any approval from TOCOG.
  14. Australian Fan, what are you posting about? Please. Tell us more, I am NOT getting the message.
  15. Grand PROCESSION in Cairo from the Old Museum to the new home for the Pharaonic mummies --- worthy of an Olympic Opening Ceremony!! (And of course, to celebrate the clearing of the Ever Green blockage of the Suez Canal)! Previous Egyptian queen parade: Kleopatra Königin Makedonia Christ - From Kingdom Republik Makedonia (video entersRome1963film) - YouTube And then, within the last ten hours . . . استعراض نقل الموميات الملكية في مصر موكب مهيب A procession transporting mummies in Egypt - YouTube Can anybody find the Channel 3 outlet / coverage in English? All I can
  16. Ha! Ex-Aussie Olympic athletes from Brisbane indicted on cocaine-smuggling charges. Let the smuggling by Aussie Olympians begin!! Take the proposed "Games" away from Brisbane, capital of Olympic athletes-smuggling operation!! Nathan Baggaley: Olympian and his brother found guilty in $152 million cocaine plot (msn.com)
  17. So if Vancouver and Salt Lake are the only two serious bidders for 2030/34, might the IOC also do a double-award to lock them in -- even if they are two locations in the same time zone? I am sure NBC would be very happy with those West Coast locations. Were that to happen, then 2038 would be the soonest Europe could hope to host again, after 2026.
  18. 'Artistic license." Not even the French Alp cities have made that claim. Fake iItalian claims.
  19. /\/\ I don't know why they boast of increasing stadia capacities in one breath; and then saying they "reduced" them in the next -- when the REALITY is a foreign agent like the Covid virus has forced at least Tokyo 2020ne to say goodbye to gate receipts -- and hotels and restaurants around might as well just keep their skeleton crews.
  20. OK, what 90% ratings for the pro- choices eleven years away? What if support dwindles steadily each year -- for whatever reason? What if it goes down to 25% or 30% support by 2032? Will they still go on? People and support are very fickle. What is the Plan B then?? I would think the IOC would learn something from its Tokyo 2020 experiment.
  21. Uhmmm . . . 1. The Globe is VERY Beijing. 2. That cauldron cannot stay in the middle of the field. 3. How do you prevent what? just 25,000 people NOT blinding each other with lasers from across the way? Hello? 25,000 lawsuits! Imagine a whole stadium of people, including the Emperor and Empress of Japan ALL Blinded at the Opening Ceremony -- OK, 2,500 athletes only?!?! I think not.
  22. Get a feel for the pricing on eBay. but since it is the first of a new series, it might be worth something. Try Heritage Auctions or Jalenques in Paris. There is another dealer specializing in Olympic memorabilia but she is such a B*tch that I don't want to help her.
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