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  1. Gosh - its has become so quiet here. But I am still hunting some of the Bid Books - Does anyone have an idea, how the 1984 Bid book looked like nad has pictures? I would also love to see the 1980 ones for LA
  2. For a while now I cant switch the pages and flip through pages - no matter, which Browser i am using. If there is a topic with more than one page, i can see only the latest one. Anyone else affected by this?
  3. Rio 2004 is quite boring but Stockholm is one of the most beautiful Bid books ever produced (in the sets you bought the appedixes on enviroment are missing). Klagenfurt, Istanbul are only some summaries. I did buy Östersund 1998 (missing) and Sion (my copy is a mess). Sion is a great Set and I guess also Östersund 1998 will be (their 2002 copies were boring - like all 2002 copies).
  4. Well, its always nice if the slipcase is not damaged - but as long as the books are fine, I can live with that. Some sets are so rare that i dont care if the Slipcase is damaged or not.... As long as the books are ok, everything is fine.
  5. To me it seems as they are just not ready and had no time to instal the look elements in a proper way. The "Second week Venues" (i.e. Veoldrom or Olympic Stadium) do ways look better then the aquatic center or the arenas. Back in 2012 I was not addicted to London: Horrible Logo, terrible mascots and ugly torch. But London put all the graphic elements together in a consistent and stringent way - all their venues looked amazing and special. Rios arenas look boring and in some ways just uninspirational and just bland. It simply does not work. To me Athens and London did an outstanding job and Rio is disapointing. Nothing special at al and they could have done better in every way.
  6. Wonderful Munich 2018 Bid Book for Sale. Please pm me with any offers
  7. I ahve two questions regarding the 2000 Bids: 1.) Was the Beijing 2000 Set really just the three books in the Container? 2.) Did Brasilia ever submit a Bid Book set? I have never seen any Pictures - but they were rated in the Evaluation Commisíon Report..... last week, I got Milano 2000 - a solid Bid and a technical interesting Bid - but without any chances from the beginning.
  8. Here is the link for Paris 2008: Would not pay more than 120 / 130 for it. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Absolutely-rare-Olympic-Games-Paris-2008-bid-city-books-complete-set-of-3-books-/111927523381?hash=item1a0f667835:g:57gAAOSwh-1W3BdE
  9. Hi! Yes, the 2008 is still on ebay. It is a solid set and quite nice (although the container is missing). Some books are easy to find (like Berlin 2000). Otherwise watch out ebay or maybe contact your national Olympic Committee. Sometimes Bid books pop up on ebay.
  10. Selling my St. Petersburg 2004 Bid Book. Please send me your offers. Best, Thomas
  11. It is not in german only. Its a nice summary of the bid in a nutshell and contains some articles of Berlin written in English, French, German, Russian, Spanish and Arabic. This Volume was handed out to VIPs and IOC member
  12. Oh, a few days off and the discussion on books goes on. Interesting stories, TNMP. To collect seriously, it takes patience, time and money. It is difficult, to find the books nowadays. I started collecting 11 years ago and still search some sets. Glad that I have a very long list too. Some were and are difficult to find (Torino, Athens, St. Petersburg, San Juan....) and some very few still easy to get. I love my collection as it took years to set it up - all in a row in 8 Billy shelves :-) Glad anytime, I walk on by.
  13. Thanks Miss!! Well, they are not so plain, but quite detailed. The second Volume is similar to that what Atlanta 1996 did, also Istanbul 2000 looked similar (maybe because Hirthler was in charge for Istanbul 2000, too).
  14. Dear all, I am looking for the IOC Evaluation Report for the 2002 Cities. Does anyone have it? Furthermore, I have got a question regarding the Beijing 2000 Bid Books. I have them and its just three books in a plain box. Was that really all? I can imagine that they came along with something more or is this set really a "classic" one (three books only)?
  15. Yes, New York 2012 pop up quite often and Paris does from time to time. Both Bid Books are nice and Paris delivered an excellent Bid. Therefore, their Bid Book is a "good read". I never saw any of Madrid Bids popping up on ebay or Moscow 2012. They are rare and more difficult to get - like most of the books.
  16. I don't have that time either - it takes years.
  17. Ebay and ongoing and intensive research
  18. Hooray!!! My Sevilla 2004 Bid books did arrive! Funny month with Melbourne 1996, Buenos Aires 2004 and Manchester 1996 to come soon.
  19. Back in 1993 there were no questionaires submitted to the IOC. Only the Bid Books. The first time, questionaires were submitted, was in 2001 for 2008.
  20. Berlin 2000 Applicant file? They only had the Bud Book.
  21. They were sold years ago: www.olympianartifacts.com
  22. Istanbul, Lille, St. Petersburg for 150... They are impossible to find nowadays.
  23. No, I did not buy any Bid Books there. They used to have Istanbul and Rome 2004. But overall, this guy is quite expensive, although the Klagenfurt Bid Book is a bargain for that price (but the books are nothing special though).
  24. Like for 2002, there were strict regulations for 2004: use of photos only if really needed. Therefore, we have the Bid Books of Buenos Aires and St. Petersburg - not using a single photo at all (Buenos Aires just three or four) and the cities, which did not care of the rules like Rome and Stockholm and therefore presented some of the best Bid Books ever produced. The Lille Bid Book looks cheap indeed - but the concept is very intersting and sowhat strange, that it is a good read.
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