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  1. OMG!!!! You like me! You really like me!!! i really, really never ever expected to win one of these things. I really don’t think i deserve to even be in the same ranks as any of the past winners. @yoshi stole my words, but it’s true - those who can, do., while those who can’t, organise the comp. and i do feel awkward snatching this off @JDCLauron - sorry mate, you deserve to be here just as much, if not more, than me. and if it had been a tiebreak situation I doubt, and even hope, I wouldn’t have been here now in this position. But, yes, it feels great, and on Valentine’s Day no less! Now if only I can get my Mac working so I can put mine and @paul ’s names and logos on the Victors’ Signature Banner. Thanks to all who voted - not just for me, but to anyone who clicked on a preferred entry in any of this year’s poll rounds. And especially thanks to everyone who did enter - there wouldn’t be a comp without you being willing to put your graphics skills in front of everyone to judge. So we come to the end of a long, hard slug to actually get this year’s comp done and dusted. And at times it felt like pulling teeth to get it progressing at all. Yoshi deserves a heartfelt tribute for making it happen - his relentless optimism and determination to see it happen trumps my pessimism every time. Thanks mate! Actually, i must confess, i almost gazumped him and thought about coming back out of retirement and launching this comp on my own around Halloween time last year - the theme of spooky towns for the 13th comp appealed to me. But in the end, I didn’t want to steal Yoshi’s thunder (and was probably too lazy in my retirement anyway). And a special mention to Paul for entering again (it always feels more “official” when you step up to the plate) and for stepping in to help when my tech travails happened at the worst possible time. Thanks soooooo much! anyway, it’s off to get myself a mojito and a fag and enjoy the after party! Thanks again everyone!
  2. Huh.... but yeah. Let’s face it, Greece is always keen on this. Whether it will ever happen is, well,. I’d usually say unlikely, but who knows what the future will bring top the games. Anyway, again, this is just an attention seeker. And again i apologise trying to get your attention. But we are now in the final poll of 3the final round of this year’s logo comp. And it’s been hard work to actually make it happen this year. And now, we are poised for a decision, and that decision may be decided by THREE... yes, that’s 3... votes in total. It just seems a bit, I dunno, it just doesn’t sit right tp have it decided on such a small vote base. These comps used to be a big popular and keenly contested event here. Sadly, like the board as a whole, it seems to be past the glory days. But I’d just appeal to you, let’s give it one more go. Click on the link below and then choose a logo to vote for. Two clicks, simple. As I’ve said before, please do it for old time’s sake. Thanks to everyone who has participated and voted so far. Really much appreciated. Anyway, here’s the link. You know the drill, click and vote and thanks! https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/28874-final-round-vote-13th-annual-gamesbids-logo-comp-summer-2032/?tab=comments#comment-531833
  3. Thanks again to Paul for doing up the grid. Sorry you didn’t make it this time... would’ve been an honour to go up against you. Not that JDCLauren isn’t tough opposition too. Anyway, better shut up with me in the mix this time. The floor is all yours Yoshi...
  4. Again, sorry, not really. But we can live in hope! But now I again have your attention, you might wanna do us all a real big favour and click on the link below and vote in the logo comp. that’s all it takes, one click and then tick one box! It’s not hard to see that it hasn’t exactly been an active time for the board, but nevertheless, we managed to get a reasonable amount of entries for the comp. Now for those who put in the work to design some logos, it’d be great if we could get some real votes and judgement from the wider membership so we get a truly deserving winner rather than one by default. Round one got a reasonable number of votes. Round two so fast has been, well, quiet is an understatement! C’mon, if for no other reason, for old time’s sake. Just click here and then tick one box to vote. Simples! https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/28868-round-2-vote-13th-annual-gamesbids-logo-comp-summer-2032/?tab=comments#comment-531793
  5. thanks again Paul for the grid. Gotta say, was waaay surprised your NOLA didn’t make it through. So, for round 2, over to......... Yoshi!
  6. We’ll, landlocked countries have always had to solve the sailing problem as well, and I’m sure the IOC would be prepared to get creative to sort it out. Am i the only one who really likes Paris’ surfing plan for Tahiti? I think it’s a great idea - what am location! And from what i read they’d planned to do it early in the games then fly the surfers to Paris for the second week tho enjoy some quality getting down times in the Olympic village
  7. Again, sorry, not really. Over Xi’s dead body!!!! But now I again have your attention, you might wanna do us all a real big favour and click on the link below and vote in the logo comp. that’s all it takes, one click and then tick one box! It’s not hard to see that it hasn’t exactly been an active time for the board, but nevertheless, we managed to get a reasonable amount of entries for the comp. Now for those who put in the work to design some logos, it’d be great if we could get some real votes and judgement from the wider membership so we get a truly deserving winner rather than one by default. C’mon, if for no other reason, for old time’s sake. Just click here and then tick one box to vote. Simples! https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/28863-13th-annual-gamesbids-logo-comp-summer-2032-round-1-poll/?tab=comments#comment-531747
  8. Congrats Paul - another notch on your record. I didn’t round to voting, but i do admit, i would have voted for yours if I did. Also glad to finally see a German city join our pantheon of make-believe (and a few real) games. And thanks to Glacib and JDCLauren for putting up some stiff competition, and for entering at all. Without you we’d have had no real comp this years. And thanks again Paul for coming to our technical aid. Methinks we might need to seek that aid again if the summer poll goes more than one round.
  9. Sorry, not really. As if! But now I have your attention, you might wanna do us all a real big favour and click on the link below and vote in the logo comp. that’s all it takes, one click and then tick one box! It’s not hard to see that it hasn’t exactly been an active time for the board, but nevertheless, we managed to get a reasonable amount of entries for the comp. Now for those who put in the work to design some logos, it’d be great if we could get some real votes and judgement from the wider membership so we get a truly deserving winner rather than one by default. C’mon, if for no other reason, for old time’s sake. Just click here and then tick one box to vote. Simples! https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/28839-13th-annual-gamesbids-logo-comp-winter-2030-round-1/?tab=comments#comment-531704
  10. Sorry for the technical delays. Thanks so much to Paul for solving them. Now we have that sorted out, it’s time to vote. And to kick it off, it’s over to Yoshi!
  11. Thanks Paul.... and if you wanna throw a surprise Bucharest in the grid i doubt anyone would be aggrieved. Alas, dear Mac, we’ve been through such good times together. And so much stuff on it i don’t wanna lose. And i was gonna photoshop Bach’s head onto Frankenstein’s monster. Oh well....
  12. Ah, great to see you in the mix Paul! Okay, I’ve got an SOS call to make. My Mac has died on me. I can still do everything else that i need to do to get a poll started, but my Mac had all my graphics stuff on it. Would some mind soul be able to assist???? Pretty Please????? All I need done is for someone to gather all the winter logos together and put them into a grid - with A, B, C or D next to each one. Like I’ve done in the past for the poll rounds. Then just send the image with the logos together via PM to me. As soon as i have that I can begin the poll. I’d need the same done for the summer logos too down the road, but we can wait for that until Winter’s settled (which should give Paul a few more days to put his mark on that side as well). Any takers?
  13. I’m having a few technical probs getting it all together to start the voting anyway, so I guess there’s still a bit of time for some last minute entries... which would be real nice to get.
  14. Hi Stu, Not missing much - basically a handful of us wondering whose gonna be left to turn off the lights. To be fair, the IOC isn’t helping much. They might as well bite the bullet, find one of our old “predictions of the Olympics for the next 100 years” threads, and award all those preemptively.
  15. Olympic athletes dealt a blow as curious Tokyo bed situation revealed Champion Aussie basketballer Andrew Bogut has raised alarm bells for athletes around the world after pointing out a problem with the beds that will be installed in the Athletes' Village for the Tokyo Olympics. With environmental sustainability front and centre, the Tokyo Games unveiled the innovative beds made entirely of cardboard frames, causing a stir for a number of reasons. Great gesture...until the athletes finish their said events and the 1000’s of condoms handed out all over the village are put to use........ — Andrew Bogut (@andrewbogut) January 9, 2020 While it's easy to get on board the noble intention of limiting waste, Bogut pointed out what no doubt many Olympic athletes were thinking when he discovered that the cardboard frames were only designed to support 200 kilos - plenty for one muscle-bound competitor but potentially a hazard when the weight of two combine. "Great gesture...until the athletes finish their said events and the 1000's of condoms handed out all over the village are put to use," Bogut tweeted, finishing with two cheeky monkey emojis. The Olympics have become notorious for being a hotbed of after dark activity between athletes that get a rare opportunity to mix between sports over a two week period. Indeed, tales of athlete trysts during the Olympics have become even more common in the age of Tinder and other dating apps. A whopping 450,000 condoms were ordered for the Athletes' Village at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, setting a new record with each of the 10,500 athletes theoretically allocated 42 contraceptives to use over a fortnight. Speaking to foxsports.com.au before the Rio Games, former Olympic long-jumper David Culbert admitted athletes envied their teammates who got their events out of the way early in the competition. "You were slightly envious of a diver or someone on the opening morning — they're done by lunchtime day one," Culbert said. "Therefore you've got 16 days of Club Med on steroids (and I mean that in the nicest possible way). It's a ramped-up, hyped-up Club Med if you no longer have to compete." Could the bed situation in Tokyo change that for the first time in decades? Bogut's concern may be genuine but only time will tell. Wide world of sports https://wwos.nine.com.au/news/olympic-athletes-dealt-blow-tokyo-bed-situation-revealed/6d0968c0-3de2-4783-ab7f-95890d770947
  16. After the logo glitches, nice too see them playing to their strengths. Stands up nicely also with their RWC tickets last year. Well done.
  17. India end Commonwealth Games boycott threat India will participate in the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, reversing earlier plans to boycott the event over the absence of shooting as a medal sport. The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) had threatened to boycott the Games after shooting - which supplied 16 of their 66 medals at the 2018 Gold Coast Games - was dropped from the Birmingham programme as it is an optional sport for host cities. India finished third in last year's medals table but in the absence of shooting, they could slip to anywhere between fifth and eighth place in 2022, according to IOA estimates. Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) president Louise Martin and chief executive David Grevemberg met IOA officials in New Delhi last month and returned home convinced India would not take such a drastic step. The IOA, after its annual general meeting, not only confirmed India's Birmingham participation but also revealed plans to bid for the 2026 or the 2030 edition of the Games. "The house together reviewed and decided on governance matters and other agendas, including the decision to participate in the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games," the IOA tweeted. "In the AGM, the house also decided on India's bid to host the 2026/2030 Commonwealth Games and reviewed the progress in India's offer to host the 2023 IOC Session," it said in another tweet. India hosted the Commonwealth Games in 2010. Martin welcomed the development, which would be a big relief for the CGF. "The CGF and the entire Commonwealth Sport Movement are delighted India has confirmed their intent to participate at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games," she said in a statement. "Following a useful and constructive CGF visit to India in November, we felt confident and reassured that the athletes and sports community of India places huge value and importance on the Commonwealth Games. "Finally, we are delighted that India have expressed an ambition to host another Commonwealth Games in the future." https://www.theage.com.au/sport/india-end-commonwealth-games-boycott-threat-20191231-p53nt3.html
  18. Thanks Glacib! Good to have some competition. Sure hope we get more. If I get time (or Yoshi extends the Logexit deadline) I might get around to trying a Bucharest and New Orleans entry.
  19. Also, is there a chance that @GBModerator might give this a shout out on the official Twitter account? How about it (and Merry Christmas by the way) Rob?
  20. Jeez, just might have a chance at winning this year, considering no-one else seems to be noticing it. Well, there's Glacib (by the way Glacib, is that an entry you posted? - I'm just seeing a blank space). Anyway, I present my entry for Cairo 2032, based on the Egyptian lotus, while also (hopefully) suggesting the Olympic flame. So, anyone gonna try take it on? @paul? @daveypodmore? @JDCLauron? @woohooitsme83? @aismanggo? Anyone? Is there anybody about there??????
  21. Jacko just invited me to spend the night with him at Frankenstein’s Castle and show me his Elephant Man! Now that’s creepy! Good job signing him for the opening, though. I probably would have booked the Groovy Ghoulies
  22. World Rugby announce dual bidding process for 2027, 2031 World Cups World Rugby will award the next two Rugby World Cups simultaneously in the hope to replicate the success of the 2015 and 2019 tournaments, chairman Bill Beaumont has confirmed. Beaumont described Japan 2019 as "probably the greatest" World Cup of all time, following up the success of the 2015 Rugby World Cup in England. The 2015 and 2019 Rugby World Cups were both awarded in 2009, but World Rugby moved away from that process in the awarding of the 2023 World Cup. Australia has previously declared its intent to bid for the 2027 Rugby World Cup, with Russia and Argentina also contenders, while America has also been touted as a potential host for either event. The USA is hosting the 2026 Football World Cup and Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympics, putting the potential of another major event in 2027 under a cloud. With a dual announcement, though, there is the potential that the 2031 World Cup could go to a country like the USA, giving the bid winner close to a decade to prepare for hosting. The bid process will formally begin in November 2020, with the final call to be made in 2021. World Rugby has already announced it will review the process it undertook last time, where South Africa was announced as World Rugby's recommended host for 2023 well before the final vote, which went to France against that recommendation. Beaumont confirmed the new process after the recent World Rugby Council meetings in Japan. "As we look to the future, I can confirm today that the World Rugby Council has approved the implementation of a dual host selection process for 2027 and 2031," he said. "The dual selection process will be launched in November 2020 and will enable World Rugby to select an optimal combination of hosts rather like what we've achieved here." World Rugby CEO Brett Gosper said he hoped the council would be willing to take a risk and take the tournament to new territories as they did in awarding Japan the first World Cup in Asia. “(Japan) have been magnificent and warm hosts. We really hope other unions find the courage now to throw their hat into the ring to host a Rugby World Cup, perhaps as an emerging nation," he said. "I hope that it also gives courage to World Rugby to be bold in decisions as they were in 2009 when they chose Japan.” https://www.rugby.com.au/news/2019/11/05/rugby-world-cup-bidding-process-2027-2031
  23. Was hoping for England, but happy enough to see the Boks win. Well done Japan. Pretty good tournament - bar the typhoon, but that’s not exactly something in the OC’s control
  24. Congrats England! Pleased at that. now hoping for Wales.
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