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  1. Australia handed “Free Rum”: at 2027 World Cup: https://www.foxsports.com.au/rugby/australia-handed-free-run-at-2027-rubgy-world-cup-in-65bn-boost/news-story/2f36e1eb9e040347d59650bad69e842c
  2. Perhaps more pertinently, Camus...
  3. The IOC always has a huge insurance policy for each games in case of cancellation. Though, as these are not being cancelled, I’m not sure if it would get a payout in this case.
  4. Yep, isn’t it ironic that the board is the most active I’ve seen in a good long time, and it’s all because of what ISN’T likely to happen. And I’d also hazard a guess the fact that many of us have a lot of time on our hands a bit lately has a bit to do with it. It’s disquieting times. The vast majority of us here are likely in various stages of social distancing, isolation or even lockdown by now. The provision of diversions is rapidly dwindling - beyond streaming services and the internet - and tedium may be a big problem we’re gonna face soon. In one way or the other we’re all in this together now and GamesBids may be one good avenue for us to actually be able to socialise over the coming months. I’ll admit I had a hand in putting Yoshi up to this. Yoshi’s always keen to keep the comp tradition going, and i just figured there may be a lot of us with a lot of time on our hands at the moment. This is an easy and socially safe way we can all pass some time in these unprecedented times and maybe even have some fun and ward off the blues. So come on everyone, lets see if we can rekindle some of the old GamesBids spirit. Got anything else better to do?
  5. Yeah, I’d read a lot into it too, especially considering this would have gone past John Coates, who as well as being president of the AOC is vice-president of the IOC and chairman of the Tokyo coordination commission.
  6. Okay, the word here is the Australian Olympic Committee has now officially advised athletes to prepare for a Tokyo Olympics in the northern summer of 2021.
  7. I’m truly glad to hear that. Hope their medical system continues to cope. Still, if they don’t, it’s possibly a good asset to have. I do wonder if this means all the Tokyo 2020 memorabilia i picked up in Tokyo last year is gonna shoot up in value on the collectables market. Another thought - the IOC seems pretty determined that cancellation isn’t an option being considered. That said, we know they always have pretty hefty insurance in case of cancellation. Would they also be insured for postponement, which would entail costs and losses of their own?
  8. As much as this is probably the one time NBC could abandon time delay, broadcast it all live at a god-awful (for American viewers) time slot, and still get record ratings, it’s really not an option. Postponement is inevitable (and apparently Abe’s conceding as much now). My bet’s on 2021. In a world that’s basically shutting down and we’re all retreating into our shells, while trillions are being pumped into keeping some semblance of an economy on life support, tweaking an Olympics village occupancy plan should be trivial. Surprised the village is not already being drafted into emergency isolation accommodation.
  9. 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!
  10. 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
  11. 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...
  12. 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
  13. 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!
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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!
  19. 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....
  20. 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?
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. After the logo glitches, nice too see them playing to their strengths. Stands up nicely also with their RWC tickets last year. Well done.
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