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  1. The same old videos previously released .. with some changes! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-x50hgHePRA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPXA4Or0vLI
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4H-P6cg45E
  3. I hope they will do it .. especially the retractable roof unfortunately if the project confirmed they could postpone the works until after the AFC Cup.there is still 18 months until the event so if they started now they could finish it even if I have no idea how it could take to finish such a roof on an already built stadium.
  4. Tokyo 2020 delegates arrived in Lausanne
  5. Do anyone know if this will be before or after the AFC Asian Cup ( January 2015 )? the final will be there.
  6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arcNrOtxcFo
  7. Julio Maglione’s reelection and host cities in 2019 and 2021: main topics of FINA Bureau Meeting in Barcelona BCN2013 - 2013/06/28 12:48 The importance of the 15th FINA World Championships Barcelona 2013 is becoming more obvious as the major sporting event is coming closer. During the championships, the FINA Bureau Meeting will be held in the Catalan capital, where important technical and organizational decisions will be made. Topics on the agenda include the reelection of FINA President Julio Maglione as well as the designation of future host cities of the FINA World Championships in 2019 and 2021 © RFEN 2011 - All rights reserved Located very close to the Barcelona 2013 competition venues, the Hotel Fira Palace will host the FINA Bureau Meeting from 17 to 26 July. On 19 July, the day of the Barcelona 2013 Opening Ceremony, FINA members will inspect the bids of three cities for the 2019 and 2021 FINA World Championships and will announce their decision. The FINA Congress will announce important news on 26 July with the election of the president. Current president Maglione of Uruguay is the only candidate and will be reelected this summer to win four more years as FINA president. BCN2013
  8. UEFA EURO 2016 logo unveiled Published: Wednesday 26 June 2013, 12.30CET The UEFA EURO 2016 logo was launched in Paris, drawing together the Henri Delaunay Cup and the national colours of hosts France around the theme 'Celebrating the art of football'. UEFA EURO 2016 logo UEFA EURO 2016 moved a step closer on Wednesday with the launch of the distinctive, visually arresting logo for the final tournament. The bold design, drawn from the theme 'Celebrating the art of football', was unveiled in the appropriately opulent surrounds of Paris's Pavillon Cambon Capucines. It aims to bring together the creativity that defines French culture with the beauty of the game and give UEFA EURO 2016 its own personality – thus enhancing the prestige of one of the world's biggest sporting events by providing an easily recognisable identity. Conceived by Brandia Central, the Portuguese agency behind the UEFA EURO 2012 insignia, the UEFA EURO 2016 logo is a representation of various art movements and football elements. Different inspirations can be identified, all centred around the iconic Henri Delaunay Cup. The red, white and blue of the French flag combine with flowing lines and shapes to produce a contemporary and bold style, lending the logo distinction and elegance. France has long been a source of inspiration for artists worldwide; in 1,080 days' time, between 10 June and 10 July, it will also supply the perfect canvas for the beautiful game. * Please note that 'Celebrating the art of football' is not the slogan for UEFA EURO 2016. UEFA
  9. Russia 2018 seeks outside assistance to meet FIFA stadium standards Jun 21, 2013 10:38:10 AM A senior Russia 2018 official has admitted that every one of its venues for the 2018 World Cup is having trouble meeting FIFA standards as Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko stressed that transparency would be key as organisers seek to keep the tournament’s R664.1 billion (US$20.75 billion) budget in check. Daniil Izotenkov, head of Arena 2018, a company set up by Russia 2018 to ensure stadiums meet FIFA requirements, said that outside assistance would be drawn upon. “All of the stadiums have problems meeting the FIFA standards,” said Izotenkov, according to the RIA Novosti news agency. “This is linked with the absence of experience in working on stadiums, so we are bringing in foreign specialists with experience of creating stadiums for the World Cup.” Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev last week signed off on the Infrastructure Programme for the World Cup at a cabinet meeting. When Russia won the bid to host the World Cup in 2010, Russian President Vladimir Putin projected the total cost at about $10 billion. Mutko, who also serves as Russia 2018 chairman, said: “We’re going to do everything we can to make this project transparent. The more openness there is, it seems to me, the fewer opportunities there are for corruption.” Mutko stressed each part of the budget will be checked at every stage of the design and building process, with a principle of “hyper-personal responsibility” to make individual officials accountable. He said: “From the start, this project, which is starting now, will be kept under public control. That’s one of the right things (to do).” While there is no blanket anti-corruption strategy in place for the World Cup, Mutko added that the government plans to stage meetings with all agencies involved, including the security service (FSB) and the state Audit Chamber. He suggested efforts could be modelled on the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan – a $600 million project that has encountered few problems. “There are projects like the Universiade where we are working calmly,” he said. “We’ve got serious support there from the Audit Chamber.” GOAL
  10. there is still some criticism for the AFC and his former president Mohamed ibn Hammam about Australia especially in the west Asia ( Arabian Countries ) they say Australia takes one " Asian" spot in the world cup which originally should be for one of them on the other hand the OCA see Australia inclusion will hurt the sports development in Oceania
  11. Sorry not related to this topic but I wrote something wrong and I should correct it New Zealand will face CONCACAF 4th and AFC 5th will face CONMEBOL 5th just noticed about it yesterday!
  12. Russia launches major Infrastructure Programme for 2018 (FIFA.com) Tuesday 18 June 2013 © RIA NOVOSTI The Russian government has sanctioned an Infrastructure Programme for hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The decision was taken at a Russian government cabinet meeting on Thursday 13 June. The infrastructure programme consists of some 292 facilities and events essential for holding the 2018 tournament. This includes 12 stadiums, 113 training sites, 62 hotels, 11 airports, communal and transport infrastructure necessary for FIFA World Cup, and electricity, IT and communications infrastructure. Development of the Programme has been undertaken by the Russian Ministry of Sport. “A colossal amount of work has been carried out to prepare for this infrastructure programme. We have gathered and analysed data on the current status of infrastructure in all regions holding the FIFA World Cup,” explained Russian Minister of Sport and Chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organising Committee (LOC) Vitaly Mutko. “There are no other programmes of their kind. Over 1,000 proposals have been studied. The results of this work have been used to develop an optimal scenario for infrastructure preparations, according to which we selected only those facilities without which such a major tournament could not be held. These facilities are capable of bringing maximum returns on investments in the long term, and leave a 2018 FIFA World Cup legacy that will contribute to regional development and the economic growth of the country.” The overall cost of the preparation programme for Russia 2018 will total RUB 664.1 billion (approx. USD 20.9 billion). Just over a half of this sum – RUB 336.2 billion (50.6 per cent) – will be provided through funding from the federal budget: - RUB 86.2 billion have already been factored into the federal budget and current federal programmes; - A further RUB 250 billion will be added to federal programs and the federal budget. The majority of these funds will be spent on preparing sporting and transport infrastructure facilities, as well as on the provision of security. In accordance with the programme, regions hosting the matches are investing, overall, RUB 101.6 billion from their regional budgets. The infrastructure programme presupposes that RUB 226.3 billion will be attracted from non-budget sources. Private investor funds will invest primarily in the building of new hotels and modernisation of airport complexes in the host cities. The scale of preparations for Russia 2018 will go further than just the 11 cities hosting tournament fixtures. “The concept for hosting the FIFA World Cup has been designed in such a way that almost 70 per cent of the population will be involved in the preparations and hosting of the tournament,” said Mutko. FIFA
  13. Russia adopts law for 2018 FIFA World Cup and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 (FIFA.com) Wednesday 12 June 2013 © LOC Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a federal law on the preparation and hosting of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia. FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) are very pleased about the enactment of the 2018 FIFA World Cup law and grateful to the Russian authorities for their cooperation in finalising this important project fully five years before the start of the tournament. The swift passing of the law shows the strong collaboration between the Russian government, FIFA and the LOC on the two major FIFA tournaments to be hosted in Russia for the first time in 2017 and 2018. The 2018 FIFA World Cup law will be the cornerstone of the operational set-up and preparation for football’s flagship event and covers all areas essential to the success of the tournaments. From a fan’s perspective, the law permits visa-free entry to Russia for all 2018 FIFA World Cup match ticket holders and free overground travel on public transport 18 hours before and after matches. FIFA
  14. Paris date for UEFA EURO 2016 visual launch Published: Friday 7 June 2013, 11.12CET The Pavillon Cambon Capucines in Paris will host the unveiling of the UEFA EURO 2016 visual identity on 26 June, signalling another milestone on the way to the final round in France. Twenty-four teams will compete for the Henri Delaunay Cup in 2016 ©UEFA.com The visual identity for UEFA EURO 2016 in France will be unveiled on Wednesday 26 June at Paris's Pavillon Cambon Capucines. UEFA President Michel Platini, the president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graët, and the president of EURO 2016 SAS, Jacques Lambert, will take part in the ceremony, which starts at 11.30CET. With three years still to go, the ceremony signals the start of a countdown to a tournament in which 24 teams will compete at ten venues from 10 June to 10 July 2016. The logo launch will be preceded by a public display of a giant replica of the Henri Delaunay Cup on Sunday 23 and Monday 24 June in Paris. A video will be uploaded on to the EBU website on 26 June in the afternoon. The logo and press kit will be available for download from UEFA.com. http://www.uefa.com/uefaeuro/finals/news/newsid=1960768.html
  15. Incheon Host Broadcasting Management Launched 2013-05-30 The official host broadcaster for the 2014 Incheon Asian Games is now launched. Incheon Host Broadcasting Management (IHB) held a launching ceremony in Yoido, Seoul, on May 28, 2013. In attendance at the ceremony were Mr. Gil Hwan-yeong, the president of Korea Broadcasting System (KBS); Mr. Kim Jong-guk, the president of Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC); Mr. Kim Young-soo, the president and Mr. Kwon Kyung Sang, the Secretary General of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games Organizing Committee. IHB is a joint venture between KBS and MBC, and it will serve as the host broadcaster of the 2014 Incheon Asian Games. KBS and MBC were also the host broadcasters for the 1986 Seoul Asian Games, 1988 Seoul Summer Olympics, 2002 Busan Asian Games, and 2011 Daegu World Championships in Athletics. With their experiences in these major international sporting events, the company is expected to provide the most sophisticated broadcasting services in Asian Games history. In addition to KBS and MBC, 10 other Korean broadcasters and overseas broadcasters such as CCTV and HBS will participate in the international signal production of IHB. 50 outside broadcast vans and 520 cameras will be used to produce 70 broadcasting feeds in 36 sports competitions and events, including the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. https://www.incheon2014ag.org/program/board/detail.jsp?menuID=002004001&boardTypeID=%20414&boardID=4150&mode=detail
  16. 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games allocated $100 million in Queensland State Budget by: Michael Madigan June 04, 2013 6:07PM BUILD-UP: The 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are already having a spin-off effect. PREPARATIONS for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games could help reinvigorate Queensland's tourism industry, after the event was allocated $100 million in the State Budget. State Development, Infrastructure and Planning Minister Jeff Seeney said while 2018 was a long way off, vital work was already under way to transform one of the state's iconic tourism destinations. "Development of that infrastructure will boost the construction sector, generate thousands of new jobs across various industries and should inject around $2 billion into the Gold Coast economy," Mr Seeney said. Budget money earmarked for tourism includes: $15 million for tourism and event marketing. $2 million to recommissioning the Mary Valley line. $4.2 million funding for an environmental impact study for the dredging of Cairns' Trinity Inlet. $7 million for the Regional Tourism Organisation Network. Tourism Minister Jann Stuckey said the $100 million allocated for the Commonwealth Games would have a major impact on the state's tourism sector. The spending included $59.3 million this financial year for planning work and redevelopment of the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre. A further $46.1 million had been allocated to develop the Commonwealth Games Village at Parklands, where site works would start in October. Mr Seeney said the $2 million for the Mary Valley line was the first step in getting the heritage tourism train "The Valley Rattler" back on the tracks. The dredging of the Trinity Inlet was needed to allow larger ships into Cairns. "Opening up Trinity Inlet would allow large cruise ships to dock in Cairns and could also provide for larger naval vessels to access HMAS Cairns," he said. http://www.news.com.au/news/gold-coast-commonwealth-games-allocated-100-million-in-queensland-state-budget/story-fnii5v6w-1226657247998
  17. I should add this one .. full set of the Paralympic medals
  18. Tokyo to sell 1.5 million yen gold coins for 2020 Olympics campaign posted on MAY 30, 2013 by ADAM WESTLAKE As the decision over which of three cities will play host to the 2020 Olympic Games looms closer, the Tokyo bid committee announced that it will be selling commemorative gold coins for as much as 1.5 million yen (approx. 14,750 US dollars) in order to raise funds for the campaign. Pre-orders began being accepted today, May 30th, exactly 100 days before the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announces its decision between Istanbul, Madrid, and Tokyo in September. Those looking to put down some serious cash for the limited coins will have their choice between five different types, made of pure silver, pure gold, or 18-karat gold, and ranging in prices from 21,000 yen (206 dollars), all the way up to 1.5 million yen. One side of the coin will feature the Tokyo 2020 bid logo, while the other side will feature designs with famous landmarks and cultural items represent ing Japan and the capital city of Tokyo, including traditional ukiyo-e painting artwork, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government building, and the Yoyogi National Gymnasium. The largest oval coin will be made of pure gold and weigh 123 grams (4.34 ounces), and measure 9.5 centimeters (3.7 inches) in length. Only 50 of the commemorative coins have been produced, each with an individual serial number. While these mementos will certainly have significance if Tokyo does win the hosting duties for the 2020 Olympics, it will be interesting to see what happens if the city isn’t picked. Will these coins be little more than expensive reminders of disappointment, or could their value, in featuring markings for an event that will never happen, turn out to be much more than what people paid for them? Either way, gold is gold, and the price of that always seems to be rising. http://japandailypress.com/tokyo-to-sell-1-5-million-yen-gold-coins-for-2020-olympics-campaign-3029803
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