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  1. And it's now totally official. LA has announced it's pulling out of 2024, and changed their Facebook presence to 2028: https://www.facebook.com/pg/la2028/videos/?ref=page_internal
  2. An early start to this topic. I'm sure Durban sandshark will kep us all informed as well: Tokyo's Games win ups ante for $200m rights package deal - See more at: http://www.theaustralian.com.au/media/broadcast/tokyos-games-win-ups-ante-for-200m-rights-package-deal/story-fna045gd-1226719618449#sthash.j5m99xAk.dpuf
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    Preliminaries vs Finals

    Hmmmmm. Well, it depends what experience you’re after. And how many tickets you are planning to get or events you want to attend. if you’re really into a particular sport, you may well want to follow the events right through from preliminaries to finals. if you’re not a passionate follower of any particular sport, and plan on going to a range of events, then, yes, certainly try to get some finals tickets - you will want to see some medal events and the ceremonies for the excitement and experience. But don’t put your nose up at some preliminaries as well - not only are they gonna be cheaper and easier to get into, but they also give you the Olympic experience, can let you experience some of the more unusual or lower profile sports (which, at an Olympics, can be great fun and might even make you a convert to that sport).and let you experience different venues. And the crowds and atmosphere can be really fun at some of these less high profile events. So, i’d advocate trying for a mix of prelims and finals. Also, personally, i’d Also suggest, again unless you are into a particular sport, trying to spread your tickets across as many sports as possible and avoid going to the same sport twice. But that’s just me - after attending three games, i’ve Come to the conclusion I like to get a breadth of experiences from them.
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    2030 Commonwealth Games

    Darwin NT News
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    Tokyo 2020 Torch

    I don’t mind it at all. More of a “classic” torch look than most these days.
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    Design for Munich 1972

    LOL, full mailbox. Cleared it out now...
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    Design for Munich 1972

    Nice find, M.
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Hmmmm. Quite a dark pallette. Even the pink’s a darker, “dirtier” pink. Certainly going to be a bit different from the brighter hues of the past several games.
  9. Seeing as we've had a few threads for the numerous aviation buffs here, I wondered if we had any rail buffs here, and if they had a favourite fast train system. I don't call myself a big train fan, but I do like train travel (especially in Europe _ Aussie trains are sh!t), and have travelled on a number of the high speed services _ TGV (France), ICE (Germany), X2000 Sweden, Shinkansen (Japan) and favour the German ICE system by far _ very nicely kitted out inside, very smooth ride. TGV _ France ICE _ Germany X2000 _ Sweden Shinkansen _ Japan
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    Future Olympic Hosts

    C‘mon M., we just expect too much Indians and Westerners have different standards of hygiene And there were only a few cases of dogs running into the road events and athlete’s village... Beyond all that, are you having a good time? India sure is confronting. But just try Dacca...
  11. CAF's Bond thread made me think of generally how the Olympics have featured on the silver screen. I actually think it's surprising that there haven't been that many movies at all that have taken the Olympics as a major theme or setting. The big exception, of course, is Chariots of Fire, which has almost become a cliche of Olympism now. Good movie, though. Another one I can think of one from the 1960s called "The Games", which starred Ryan O'Neill and followed four athletes _ Ryan, a British runner, a Czech runner played by Charles Aznavour and an aboriginal Australian runner, as they prepared for the Rome Games. Of course, there's also the documentaries like Leni Riefenstahl's "Olympia" and the Bud Greenspan movies, but I'm thinking more about major Hollywood fiction features. And of course, there's plenty of Olympians who have made the transition to the big screen _ Johnny Weismuller, Sonja Heine, etc.
  12. Well, while we're on the cricket theme.... Howzat @paul! Congratulations. I must say, I was gunning for your Mumbai from the start and glad it won. I was reconciled to seeing it go, though, in that penultimate round. It looked like it was gonna be the one to drop out, and I'd even begun the final poll on the assumption it would be your Mexico City versus JDC's Mumbai., Then, with just about five minutes to go, I get a frantic PM from Yoshi telling me it's all tied up with all three in a dead heat. LOL! That was unprecedented and one I'd never come up against before. It's those sort of things that make the comps fun and unpredictable. Anyway, really deserved win Paul... as always. You truly are the Don Bradman of the comps (you should google him up). As for the rest... While it was a bit sad some of the old contenders didn't front up this year, it was great to see a new contender, @JDCLauron, step up to the crease - and then score a win in his maiden over! Well done JDC! Thanks for joining and hope you see you back again for another tilt at the Ashes between you and Paul (or, indeed, any other contender). And thanks @Glacib for always being keen and joining in - I'll be gunning for you to win one yourself soon. And @Scotguy - I was so pleased to see you return for the comp, and I gotta say, I think your Mumbai was the best you've done so far. I sure was barracking for it to advance as far as it could make it. And finally, a big thanks to the irrepressible @yoshi! It's really only through his sheer optimism and determination to keep the tradition going that the comp still survives - and not only survives, continues successfully every year. I gotta admit, he's proved me wrong - I've tended to be pessimistic about the chances for the comp when he has come to me asking for my opinion on whether to go for it or not. Thanks for persisting and having faith, mate. And well done. And so, the next is the 13th eh? Hmmmmm. Gotta admit, I'd have a few ideas for that one. You might wanna watch over your shoulder I don't make a comeback for it! Just kidding Yoshi, It's all yours if you wanna stay at it, though I'll certainly be there to feed you a few suggestions.
  13. I guess you would have needed Alan Abrahamson to tell you which order to award them in anyway...
  14. I was surprised JDC’s Mexico City didn’t make it! I really thought it was going to go further.
  15. LOL! Sorry to push you to have to make the tiebreak decision, Yoshi. I always dreaded having to do that when i was in your shoes. It’s always tough trying to stay above the fray. Congratulations JDC, well done. I always thought your Almaty would come through, which was why I indulged my votes to try to get others I deemed “worthy” through the earlier rounds. Paul, as always, you’re the one everyone has to measure themselves against. I don’t think you’ve ever entered a logo that wasn’t winner-worthy. You keep the comps a true contest of talent.
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    2026 Commonwealth Games: Where?

    World athletics championship push for Perth in 2029, no Commonwealth Games bid