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  1. Such overwhelming consensus favouring Paris. Perhaps the most obvious front runner since the 2008 race? My only hope is that LA doesn't get anything less than 2nd place - lower would be a snub. Let Budapest and Rome fight it out for 3rd and 4th like the bottom feeders they are.
  2. "Several of the client groups that had General Admission" - thats really not that much of a big deal - especially for some of the smaller sports in smaller venues, its quite manageable.
  3. I'll agree that the comparison between Paris 2024 and Beijing 2008 does have merit - but I think Los Angeles will perform better than Toronto did for 2008.
  4. I don't think so - Los Angeles is mounting a very strong bid. Paris = Hillary, Los Angeles = Bernie.
  5. Its rubbish like this which is why I refuse to renew my paid membership. Free forums have greater respect for their participants by actually moderating trolling behaviour.
  6. Too true. Still surprised by the USOC overlooking 2020. Even before the candidates started to drop out, they would have stood a significant chance. Most US cities - perhaps even the second tier ones like Dallas or Philadelphia - would have stood a very good chance of landing 2020 over Tokyo and Istanbul,.
  7. I'm well aware - I saw it in person in 2008. Also - that would be 12 years (seeing as we're obviously excluding Rio and London's efforts).
  8. I actually think this stadium is going to be one of the best in a very long time. If it turns out well it would be worth the loss of heritage from 1964.
  9. I love Paris' font! I hope something like that eventuates in a real logo - Very slick, very Sydney 2000.
  10. Love the logo, best for 2024 so far. Looking forward to seeing LA's bid evolve. As I've mentioned before, I'm rooting for a Paris triumph in 2024, but would be happy to see LA come through also. I hope the USOC sticks with LA if it loses 2024. Might do them good to stick with the one city instead of going elsewhere like they always do. Although if Chicago changed its tune, it could be a steal for 2028.
  11. To a lesser extent, in the early stages of the 2020 race, it seemed like we'd have a white-hot race between Istanbul and Tokyo... until the wheels fell off Erdogan's bandwagon. Wasn't Rome and Athens quite neck and neck for 2004?
  12. My god, we are in for another huge Olympics. The Winter Olympics really are a doomed decadence.
  13. I know I've said it before - but those wide open paved spaces desperately need some green. I understand that a lot of the site will change as it moves into legacy mode, but it can't be too much to bring in some trees (or even canopies) to provide shade. It almost reminds me of Sydney Olympic Park in its early days - quite open (although 16 years later its maturing quite well).
  14. While I agree with your assessment of this logo, I do think some countries that have a very strong brand go to these brands out of safety - Japan, Canada and the US have all done this with their logos, drawing on national symbols, even Sydney 2000 drew heavily on these symbols (albeit less obviously than say Calgary or Montreal). While I didn't really love its logo, I at least appreciated London for straying away from this and going with something completely wild and offbeat - which I think startled many peoples impressions of 'Britishness'. I have a feeling we may see a similar type of eccentric boldness in 2024 with either LA or Paris. I hope LA draws on distinctly Californian themes over American, and Paris tries to stay away from tricolour and the tower. Also Vancouver was a great example of presenting a new icon - something LA or Paris should attempt to do.
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