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  1. Here are Houston's venue plans for the 2024 Olympic Games

    Reliant Park/Houston Olympic Park-Track & Field, Soccer, Wrestling,Taekwondo, Table Tennis, Fencing, Judo, Weightlifting, Badminton, Swimming, Handball(prelims), Diving, Synchronized Swimming,Boxing,Rhythmic Gymnastics, Water Polo

    Downtown-Toyota Center-Gymnastics, Basketball (finals), Marathon

    George R. Brown Convention Center-Main Press Center/International Broadcast Center

    University Of Houston-Modern Pentathlon, Olympic Village, Basketball(prelims), Handball(Finals),Opening And Closing Ceremonies

    Kemah-Yachting,Triathlon, Beach Volleyball

    American Shooting Center-Shooting

    Houston Polo Club-Archery

    Texas City Reservoir- Rowing,Canoe/Kayak

    Dallas-Cowboys Stadium, Cotton Bowl -Soccer (prelims)

    San Antonio-Alamodome Soccer (prelims)

    College Station- Kyle Field Soccer (prelims)

    Austin-Memorial Staduim Soccer (prelims)

    Memorial Park/Downtown-Cycling Road

    That would be my plan for the venues if Houston plans to bid for 2024.

  2. could someone update the opening ceremony of the 1996 olympics?

    i think you could uploading the 1996 ceremonies now the reason couldn't because of the revenue deal that the U.S. Olympic Committee and the IOC were trying to set up over the last two years. the reason i say that now is because you can now view the entire opening and closing ceremony of the Vancouver games now on you tube.

  3. London should definitely not take a leaf out of Vancouver's book in terms of the national anthem. Nikki Yanofsky's version of "O Canada" was an unnecessary "modernisation" which turned out to be only an inch away from butchering that beautiful anthem.

    There are so few occasions where a modernised version of a national anthem works. I don't know if the melody of "God Save The Queen" works well for beatboxing and all the other mostly useless cr*p which is often sold under the label of "hipness".

    There are occasions, though, where it brilliantly works -- but it always depends on the national anthem itself. The "Star-Spangled Banner" works fine for most of the modernised versions. It just has the right melody and harmonies to be open for modernisation. This is still my favourite version of the Star-Spangled Banner, closely followed by Whitney Houston's famous version:

    And in terms of "God Save The Queen", I love much more the classical, proud and truly regal version at Lady Diana's and Prince Charles' wedding in 1981:

    But I highly doubt that they'd choose such a pompous version for the opening ceremony (sadly).

    I believe that they would use this version for the opening ceremony because it's simple and they would not jazz up like they did in Vancouver
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