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mattygs last won the day on November 28 2018

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  1. I can understand where you are coming from, but I don't fully agree While I'm a little iffy about the indoor arena concept for the Para's opening, it's entirely workable and has potential dependent on who is involved. As for the closing ceremony concepts, the Verona Arena would be so iconic for the Games , and likewise I think Buenos Aires showed that outdoor public venues can produce some innovative spectacles (especially when you integrate the historic landmarks surrounding the areas). Don't forget it's only been in recent times that the Winter Para Closing ceremonies have been hosted in a stadium. Both Salt Lake and Vancouver held their closing in their medals plaza .
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    Milano-Cortina 2026 - Website

    Wow, closing at the Verona Arena. Pretty sexy concept.
  3. Also wouldn't be surprised if ECA2 was involved in some capacity for Paris. Their avant-garde style may suit if they want to go into that direction. If not as a main player, I imagine they will part of it somehow.
  4. It really varies and to isn't always one company. The ones that come to mind that tend to be regular players around the world - Spectak (more so in the past and hasn't done toooo much recently. Most famous for Sydney 2000) - Jack Morton Worldwide (The Commonwealth Games tend to get stuck with this mob nowadays , however had also produced the likes of Athens 2004) - David Atkins Enterprises ( Vancouver 2010, Doha 2006 etc ) - Don Mischer Productions (Atlanta 96 and involved with Salt Lake 2002) - 5 Currents ( headed by Scott Givens who cut his teeth in card students. Involved with London and Sochi) - Ballich Worldwide (Rio 2016 and Torino in it's previous names of Filmmaster Group) Pretty sure those are the main ones around. It's also becoming a little more common to have 2 production companies coming together to form a specialised ceremonies company (which in a way is what happened in Barcelona ).
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    Glasgow 2014

    No bias I'm sure. lolol I'd probably put it Baton: Glasgow Mascot: Gold Coast Medals: Glasgow Podium Design: Tie Medal Ceremony Music: Glasgow Medal Ceremony Outfits: Gold Coast Look of the Games: Gold Coast (had a dynamic London 2012 appeal which I loved) Opening Ceremony: Gold Coast Weather: Gold Coast Outside event scenery: Tie (whatever floats ya boat really. I'm always a beach boy, but that's personal preference) Closing Ceremony: Tie (both were bloody awful)
  6. Oh yeah, an updated Manchester 2002 *here's some bits of shite we found on the side of the street so now we are turning it into musical instruments. To be inclusive, let's have a few lads in wheelchairs involved*
  7. Also so disappointing with Birmingham Their handover looked like it was put together by a council funded organisation who think they are in touch with *the kids these days* . Their video included every naff cliche that you could expect from a *diverse* city. We had the handicapable, we had the gay couple, gees what else can we add. Oh did we mention we are diverse ..... you can tell that also by the way we use a rapper . To be fair we shouldn't have expected much from the start when the Mayor instructed the Commonwealth to *look at the screen* ..... how all great theatrical productions begin no doubt. To be honest, the video in itself was quite cool (despite it essentially ripping off the Amy MacDonald and the people of Glasgow segment - one of the cool bits of the 2014 opening), it was just poorly produced. I doubt there was an actual production company involved. If I'm being generous I'd put it down to a lack of time.... they have much to prove.
  8. It's really just getting everyone on the same page at the same time. There has never been no interest in potential bids, it's just not everyone has agreed on it at the same time. For a start , we need to get to the place where Auckland is acknowledged as the only candidate. Christchurch has far bigger issues, and Wellington just doesn't have the land space (the issues over building a good indoor arena is case and point). The proposed indoor venues in the above are fine, I'd probably cut Hamilton out a little more. We don't need an indoor sport there, Auckland has plenty of indoor venues (Spark arena, North Shore Events Centre, Trusts Arena, Vodafone Events centre, Barefoot and Thompson Stadium, ANZ viaduct events centre, Skycity Convention Centre) . I'd probably question the need for sailing, but beach volleyball at the Mount would be perfect. I'd like to think any potential bid would have at least one legacy venue, as it seems to be the only time things get built in Auckland (for events).
  9. hahaha, was on my faceyfeed
  10. The NZ Herald has done an unbelievably unnecessary piece ranking every Kiwi athlete from best to worst. While I won't dispute their top picks, it's just not needed.
  11. I honestly think David Zolkwer and team has just lost the plot, their last couple of closing ceremonies have been pretty awful (I'm looking at you Glasgow). I think it's a case of Commonwealth Games fatigue with him producing 4 of the last 5 ceremonies. I think their ceremonies structure has just become a bit tired and too simplistic. Amazing considering Manchester 2002 had what I'd consider almost the perfect closing (though ironically that was directed by an Aussie, Nigel Jamieson ....perhaps a lesson there). I loved the quote from an Aussie jorno about both ceremonies. The opening was like a Rock Eisteddfod on sand, and the closing an early rehearsal of carols by candlelight .
  12. Oh how bad was it, but at the very least the public was extremely vocal about it. I've never bagged Sky, I've been a subscriber for some time. While I think their package system is not ideal (at least they have started looking at changing this), they have already produced great sport coverage. TVNZ took us on a timewarp to the 90s with limited channels and the need for continuity , mixed with some mind boggling broadcast decisions (I still don't understand why they thought it was a good idea to screen the same sevens match on 2 channels at the same time, or boxing not involving Kiwis over a NZ gold medal squash game). I really do hope they don't get near another event like this again, though sadly they do appear to have RWC 2019.
  13. Stacey Michelsen, captain of the Blacksticks NZ woman hockey team has been named as closing ceremony flagbearer
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