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  1. 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
  2. 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
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    Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    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
  4. I was hunting around any couldn't find a thread dedicated to Japan 2019 yet, so figured might as well start one. Anyway, I was just wondering ... does anybody remember or know if Japan was/is still proposing some matches in Hong Kong or China in 2019? I remember they were proposing that in their 2011 bid (and with Singapore even, I seem to remember), but can't remember if they stuck with that for the 2019 bid.
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    Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    Congrats England! Pleased at that. now hoping for Wales.
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    Paris 2024

    I wonder if we will see it in different colours (to replace the gold, that is, not sure how other colours would work against the gold)? Though i suppose the gold is important to the medal aspect of it. Could we see metallics? Silver? Bronze?
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    Paris 2024

    Wish i could find an image using the dark mode to post, but, yeah, it really is even more stylish in black.
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    Paris 2024

    To be fair, London’s was a bit the same. Took me a while to see beyond the shapes to make out Lisa Simpson
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    Paris 2024

    D’oh! When i glanced at it this morning, all my brain really took in was the flame in the medal and the lips. Now I’ve looked at it again, I’ve finally made the mental perspective flip and i can’t believe i didn’t take in the hair, to create Marianne’s face! That changes everything. I like it a lot better now. And interesting... so feminine. And as Rob said, so French, but not overtly so. Such a clever and unusual way to brand the games. What’s Ruff’s Abrahamson’s take on this? Whenever a new logo comes out, i can’t help wondering how far it would go in a GBids logo comp. Speaking of which @yoshi...
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    Paris 2024

    i was looking and looking for someone to post it. Okay, i really like the font. Design? Meh, pretty bland imo
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    Paris 2024's Official Mascot

    Here’s my entry Gaston Le Grenouille!
  12. Well, they’d save money on the free condom allocation...
  13. The entire Olympic Village would end up in a Jakarta jail by the end of the games if this went ahead: https://www.sbs.com.au/news/anger-as-indonesia-moves-to-criminalise-sex-outside-marriage
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    2022 Mascots

    OMG, they morphed Kenny! You bastards!
  15. 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
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    You’re lucky i didn’t post Norman Gunston’s cover
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    Dammit! And then i had to YouTube it...
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    Sigh, i must be showing my age when all that’s going through my head is “I’m Liza with a zee, not Lisa with an ess, coz Lisa with an ess goes snozz”
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    Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    Love those tickets!
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    @krow, i don’t know much about warn winches, but does anyone know where i can get my hands on an ielts certificate or quality fake passport?
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    BidWeek: No Winter Games In Sweden. Ever?

    I’ve been too pissed off to comment till now, but, yes, quite right Puppy. Gunilla Lindberg was right on the money with her comment: “Is the IOC ready for the New Norm or is it just talk?”
  22. Stockholm. Comfortably
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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.