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  1. baron-pierreIV

    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    Starting new thread. PanAm, please do NOT overload the folder. Do NOT feel that you have to load/share every Ceremony in every language. It just gums up the works.
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    India Builds Strategy To Bid For 2032 Olympic Games

    They're crazy.
  3. Climate-positive? What da hell does that mean? Is that like cage-free? Will they pump the atmosphere with positive ions?
  4. So, if Hamilton gets it, and WOG 2030 goes to Salt Lake, and the FIFA Men's World Cup Centennial goes to the South American United bid, then the 3 major events of that year -- with TWO CENTENNIALs, it will be a historic year for the Americas! And CWG 2030 and WC will be staged at the top ends of the hemisphere - TOP and BOTTOM! Nice!!
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    I just came across this. From the horse's mouth himself, David Wolper, on the secret problems of putting on the 1984 Opening Ceremony and dealing with the Mob for the 1986 Liberty Centennial Weekend. (He tends to exaggerate and round things off a bit.) But, enjoy. https://interviews.televisionacademy.com/interviews/david-l-wolper?clip=chapter9#interview-clips
  6. Then the 2032 regional plan are the Germans' best chance for the moment -- or they will have to wait for the 2033-2040 continuum to launch the next viable bid.
  7. The thing is, Sweden hasn't hosted an Olympics since, well, 1956 -- altho that was only one sport. Now, if Sweden had, say, worked with the Lillehammer folks, perhaps they may have gotten a better view of a more accurate budget, projected like 30 years later. Are Latvia's costs included in the Stockholm-Are figures? 2026 will be decided by: - do we give it to a winter country that's never hosted a WOG? or - let's be safe and give it back to someone's who's hosted 2x before, and one just 20 years ago??
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    LA 2028 Ceremonies

    OK, with Drumpf's announcement that he wants a US woman on the moon by 2024 (I guess timed to distract from Paris 2024), we now know another possible Final Lighter for LA 2028. Right now, I'm seeing a multiple of Final Lighters for Opening Ceremony 2028: -(1) Joan Benoit Samuelson - first woman to win the first women's Olympic marathon in LA 1984; (2) maybe Michael Phelps for being the most decorated, living Olympian; and (3) whomever that first US astro-lunette will be doing her thing in 2024! Would they also include Caitlyn Jenner as the First Transgender to Light an Olympic cauldron? Or will they reserve her for the Paralympics -- teamed up with Kaster Semenya? wink-wink???
  9. OK, Scoop! First footage/rehearsal of 1st (my) idea for the 2028 Closing Ceremony -- a sequel to the Closing UFO stunt in 1984! Enjoy!
  10. Uhm, yeah. We know it's self-projection - your Trump-itis, poor shmuck.
  11. They just signed a letlter last December telling the IOC that SLC will be the candidate for Winter 2030. . . or sooner. So, what are you smoking again?
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    Ceremonies on UTube, Part 3

    New ceremony; directed by Italian director who will do the Lima 2019 PanAm Ceremonies, Francesco Negrin.
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    Paris 2024

    1. We now know that one Paris landmark will NOT host the 2024 Olympic flame, even for one night. 2. If breakdancing will be a regular Olympic sport for 2024, should Bell-ringing, open only to h___backs, be the new Paralympic event for 2024?
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    Paris 2024

    OK!! I got here first!! Just came across this. It's not official; je pense some Olympic dreamer, but still...it's the start of the 2024 races... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tyz-P60UDRE&feature=endscreen
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    Paris 2024

    I would think they would want to put some skylights (and sprinklers) in there and therefore make the famous Rose windows shine even more brilliantly whether viewed from the inside or out. They should ask Dan Brown. He might set his THE DA VINCI CODE 2 in the new Notre Dame.
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    Paris 2024

    I got Manny's number. We are on the same wavelength. I think putting up a new roof WITH sprinklers I guess, should be easy enough to set up. And they will have to find ingenious ways to hide little reservoirs/water tanks in the upper parts of the structure to hold reserve water. And then they will have to water- and fireproof everything below that now. NO MORE CANDLES in Notre Dame and ALL THE CHURCHES in Chirstendom.
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    Paris 2024

    Nope, two of France's richest men (Pinault and Arnault) have pledged already like $330 million for ND's reconstruction). That's way more than enough. Maybe the newly reconstructed ND can also double as the Handball venue before it permanently becomes a house of worship again?? I guess they will have to rush its completion before 2024.
  18. Wow - 87% both in Milan regions and Utah. HOW COINCIDENTAL! How did the IOC canvassers arrive at the same number?
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    The Milan Cortina Italy thread

    I think Stockholm-Are 2022 should now do a Swexit from the IOC!
  20. Well, the junior partner is doing everything it can, albeit very limited, to save the bid.
  21. It does, doesn't it? The Arena at Verona, while a stunning backdrop for such Ceremonies, would require MOVING everybody about another 2-3 hours to a more central location -- but where they would stay AFTER the show, is NUTS! Logistically, I don't know how they're going to do it. I think the IOC will have to tame these rich, crazy Italians.
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    Tokyo 2020 Ceremonies

    So, will the national anthems and the Olympic hymn at Opening/Closing and the medal ceremonies, be done karaoke style?? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQJguzrAAZk LOL!!
  23. And a 20-year gap between two Italian games is perfectly acceptable. It was only 12 years between Innsbruck 1964 and 1976 (of course the latter was due to Denver's recusing itself.) But the US Games gaps are in that 20-year range. I'm just not crazy about having sliding events a sea and another country away from Stockholm. Crashing into the Baltic in February is not a nice way to go.
  24. Well, the other thing with such an Andorra-Barcelona bid -- what if Catalunya separates and becomes an independent state from the time the bid was chosen to execution? Catalunya would first have to have its own NOC; then they would renegotiate the Cities contract with, instead of Spain, a newly independent Catalonia. So, all in all, too MANY IMPONDERABLES. That alone would scuttle the bid, esp. if up against less troubled bids like USOC-Salt Lake, or JOC-Sapporo, or even NOC-Lillehammner if Sweden fails once again to get 2026. But if 2026 goes to Sweden, that pretty much makes the 2030 race between SLC and Sapporo.