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Citizen-Seth

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  1. I thought the closing was actually quite nice - short and to the point. I'm rarely a fan of closing ceremonies, with Sochi being the only truly enjoyable one that comes to mind. I hope we'll see floor projections being retired for a few cycles. Have to say, I think the K-Pop segment with the kid on the guitar is one of my favorite Olympic music moments. I have no idea what was going on, but I was really into it.
  2. What happened to all of the "Olympic Channel" banners in the indoor venues? I saw them before the Games but haven't seen a single once since?
  3. The design of it, the sort of industrial spiral just seemed too incongruous with the elegance of the cauldron. Just a total miss for me. I'm hoping that when I watch NBC's coverage tonight they'll shed some light on the meaning of it (assuming there is a meaning). It sort of reminds me of the ugliness of Atlanta's cauldron, but at least with Atlanta, there was kind of a story behind it.
  4. I think there were some nice visual images and some great concepts, but nothing really came together to me. There was too much jumping between live action stuff in the stadium and prerecorded videos. I think that this show was absolutely created with TV audiences in mind (with commentary). Watching NBC's live stream it all felt so disjointed, but I expect tonight's tape delay broadcast to be much more cohesive for those who are lucky enough to watch it. One giant positive: the parade of nations was the least annoying it's ever been!
  5. I'm kind of glad I can rewatch this with the NBC commentary and direction tonight....I'm sure there's a lot of meaning that isn't coming through in the livestream
  6. I always wonder when I see Puerto Rico march in if it will be the last time they march in as their own country
  7. I really enjoy hearing how similar/different each country's name is compared to the English and French name
  8. Why was the US' placard bearer's dress yellow? Are they all different and I'm not noticing?
  9. I think this has more to do with sponsorship than anything else...Vancouver had an official floral provider (official provider is a level down from the lowest level of "sponsor") and the VIK value was in the range of $150,000-200,000 CAN. If an OCOG doesn't have that relationship, then going with cheaply made stuffed animals is a huge cost saver.
  10. This looks like a mid-90's candidate logo. *yawn*
  11. I'm not sure I understand the difference in sport and entertainment? I think, especially as far as consumptive media is concerned, they're the same thing.
  12. This is the first Olympics I've watched since 2006 - was there in person in 2008, 2010, and 2012 and was too busy with life in 2014. I love the coverage. I can watch whatever I want to live online and then when I'm unwinding at the end of the day, I get the highlights at night. If NBC actually showed everything live on its network, would anyone watch? I wouldn't with the possible aside of the ceremonies. The market for all live Olympic coverage is far smaller than I think this message board leaves one to believe.
  13. All of this lime green and orange is making my eyes hurt. Can we just got back to purple/pink and blue/oranger for two more games in a row?
  14. Perhaps this has been discussed elsewhere, but why aren't the medalists given flowers?
  15. I've started to look at this option as well. I forgot how small a country Korea was, and I'm hoping that Seoul doesn't suffer the same hotel price increases Alpensia and the coastal city will.
  16. I think domestic sponsorship for an LA24 games could easily hit around 1.75 billion, if not 2B USD. Obviously, that depends on the economy, and even with the projected 2017-19 recession, it will be a very strong performer.
  17. I've sold or traded tickets are Beijing, Vancouver, and London. In London I sold an extra pair of tickets to a French couple. We met on the street and then stepped into a nearby bookstore. Also at London, I ended up selling a diving ticket I had at the entry gate to the aquatics arena. A woman was looking for a ticket as a family member was on the UK team. She even had one of the volunteers announce it over her megaphone that she was looking for an extra ticket. I walked over and he told us that as long as I asked the face value of the ticket, everything was okay. Not sure if that was bending the rules or breaking them, but if you need to sell tickets at the Games, it's absolutely possible so long as you're not an idiot about it.
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