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  1. On my final journey from Olympic Park yesterday to my accommodation yeaterday I felt very sad. I always do at the end of the summer olympics. It's just the best event. That it's a 4 year wait probably make them that much more special.
  2. Far too tired for a full review. But being in rio for my 3rd games (after London and Beijing) I have to say I enjoyed these the most from a personal perspective. The great disappointment was the crowd numbers at some events. Apart from that I thought it was a very Brasilian olympics and I will have fantastic memories from it.
  3. Exactly. But it worked. I loved being in the olympics park and I'll miss being there. With people filigree through it had that colour, vibrancy and atmosphere you want in an Olympic Park. Without people there it is soulless.
  4. From what I have attended so far: Tennis incredible. Probably been my fave tennis olympic tournament. Volleyball both beach and indoor great. Basketball has been fantastic. I'm actually enjoying being at these games more than London. There is a great vibe here.
  5. The maracanazinho for volleyball and carioca arena 1 for basketball are 2 venues that have the look completed inside the entire stadium. To be fair the look has impressed me in terms of what it looks like in person. They should just have completed it.
  6. I'm worried about this as u have swimming tonight which finishes at 12.30am and I'm staying in centro which is a long taxi ride from Barra.
  7. Great news! Though a little worrying it is only going to have a very limited time of operation before the Olympics begin. Hope it runs smoothly.
  8. Don't be nervous, but completely excited that the greatest sporting event held every 4 years is upon us. It is such a fantastic time, the last few days before they start.
  9. It's not a very inviting olympic park. I thought London looked amazing with the lake, greenery and trees as well as the colourful bouncy walkway. From the pictures I have seen so far it still looks very grey and they central curved walkway needs more. But it will be interesting to see how it works and feels when in Barra.
  10. Can't wait for the Handball at the Future Arena, it looks fantastic!
  11. After London I thought to myself, I'm not going to attend Rio, I've seen everything I needed to see at an Olympic Games (100 metre final, Basketball final, Australian winning a gold medal). But since London there was always that lingering thought in the back of mind that I would love to head to Rio for the OG. In the last few months that thought has grown into a dream, then a goal and turned into a plan. I have some tickets purchased and accommodation booked and over the next few months I will organise my flights. In my mind the Olympic Games are just this magical moment in time when athletes and fans congregate from around the world, to witness incredible displays of athleticism and comraderie. Cannot wait for next August!
  12. Only just decided I'll attend Rio and so this was the first thread I wanted to visit! Nice to see the construction coming along. Well behind London and Beijing, but I'm sure they will finish everything in time for next August. Really excited to see the photos being posted in here. A question of the Maracana, is it being updated/upgraded at all for the Olympics?
  13. While it is hugely disappointing for Valerie in the fact it took away her moment as defending her gold medal and celebrating on the night, there are positives. The fact that she was caught so soon after the event and the rightful champion was declared and also that there were athletes caught. I have no doubt there would be a number of athletes who are using PES, the more that are caught the better. Well done valer on winning back to back Olympic gold medals. I can't believe that takes nz to only 1 behind aus on the gold medal tally! What a great result for them.
  14. The Beijing Table Tennis venue was intimate and it felt like you were right on top of the action, even from the top stand. With the London venue it seems as if you are quite far away from the actual play. But you will still be able to see the ball and the rallies to answer your question.
  15. Thanks for reminding me of that. Just watched the video and I haven't seen the Opening of the Ceremony since 2000. It is an amazing opening and the way that Julie Anthony sang the National Anthem gives me goosebumps.
  16. When I am in London in July and I see it at night all lit up, I am sure it will look good. But from all the pictures I have seen during the day I can't say that I like it all. Personally I think it distracts against Olympic Stadium and it does not blend in well with its surroundings.
  17. Like all your points regarding the Orbit and it carrying the Cauldron. If I was to put a bet on where the Cauldron would be placed, my money would be on the Orbit.
  18. Thanks for sharing that video. Some really creative, bold and exciting cauldron lighting in that video. My 2 favourites are Barcelona and Sydney. I also hope that London do something spectacular and memorable!
  19. Thanks for sharing that video on the channel 7 intro from Beijing, it brings back great memories. I love the opening sequence then introduction by the host to the Olympic Games, a fantastic feeling.
  20. I have only been to the Beijing Olympics. Spent about $500 Australian on tickets to 17 events, including 2 athletics finals sessions, Basketball finals, Diving, Handball semis. So far for London have spent $700 for 11 events. No athletics, no Basketball finals, no diving, no handball. By the time the games come around and if I want to get to an athletics finals session and a couple of finals for different sports, my ticket spend will end up being at least 4 times what it was in Beijing.
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