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Pui from HK

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  1. Not sure if it has been discussed here. The opening ceremony showcased the names of the previous Winter Olympics hosts. In which the 1960 host "Squaw Valley" was renamed "Lake Tahoe", following the recent call to remove racist terms in US placenames. https://www.reuters.com/world/us/us-remove-squaw-hundreds-federal-lands-place-names-2021-11-19/ But on the IOC website the host of the 1960 Winter Olympics is still "Squaw Valley". https://olympics.com/en/olympic-games/squaw-valley-1960
  2. I find the full opening ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35cEi6PU7dk Well done Indonesia! Great Asian Games! So proud of you!
  3. In China the major concern is that the opening will be scheduled on the fourth day of Chinese New Year in 2022. Many shops and restaurants will be closed during the week-long Chinese New Year holiday.
  4. https://beijing2022.world.tmall.com The official Beijing 2022 online shop.
  5. Interview of the emblem designer Prof Lin Cunzhen (in Chinese): http://tv.cctv.com/2017/12/18/VIDEhpC7RGVK9dYTIXye0B9k171218.shtml http://www.cncnews.cn/new/detail/95222.jhtml The first version of the design. Prof Lin and her drafts.
  6. Hangzhou will build 7 new metro lines simultaneously ahead of the 2022 Asian Games.
  7. Online forums in China said Shenyang has submitted the bid of 2021 Asian Winter Games. However it is quite low-key that I cannot find any news report on it. According to the forum discussion, it seems that Shenyang faces the problem of inadequate infrastructure. Therefore it is not clear whether Shenyang will be the sole candidate. There are also discussions that the 2021 Asian Winter Games will be awarded to Beijing as a testing event of the 2022 Winter Olympic, yet other said 2021 maybe too rush for Beijing to get all things ready. Anyway, it seems that Shenyang is likely to be a major candidate, if not the sole one, of 2021 Asian Winter Games.
  8. This one (the Olympic one) seems to be very familiar to me. I wonder a very similar design has been used in an international sport games, or a national games.
  9. The first photo is Guilin in Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The rest are Hangzhou.
  10. Originally the OCA has planned to switch the 2018 to 2019 and afterward, so it should be 2019 and 2023. However after Hanoi withdrawn the 2019 host, OCA got a problem in finding the new host and finally Jakarta took the host. But as Indonesia will have the presidental election in 2019, so the "trade-off" was that Jakarta will host it in 2018 instead of 2019. The poiny is, according to the decision of OCA, even if Jakarta will host it in 2018, the next games should still be 2023. However now Hangzhou is bidding for 2022 instead of 2023. It's really a question whether OCA will still enforce the year change of the games.
  11. Well, 2015 is 7 years before 2022, so it is time to decide the host of 2022 Asian Games now. And why not 2023..... Hmmmm good question and it's also my question. Have to ask OCA.
  12. The OCA will vote for the host of 2022 Asian Games NEXT MONTH, and seems that no one wanted to bid. Even yesterday the local media in Hangzhou still reported the news that the Hangzhou government denied that they have the plan to bid. Then all in sudden the national news today said the Chinese Olympic Committee has already submitted the bid from Hangzhou to the OCA Seems that there were some discussion between COC and OCA to prevent from the embarrassment of no one bid for the 2022 or 2023 games.
  13. Hangzhou bids for 2022 Asian Games Xinhua, August 17, 2015 Hangzhou, capital city of Zhejiang Province in southeast China, has submitted its bid for the 2022 Asian Games, according to the Chinese Olympic Committee on Monday. The Olympic Council of Asia, sports governing body of the region, will decide the host city of the 2022 games in Ashkhabad, Turkmenistan at its 34th congress on September 16, 2015. If Hangzhou wins, it will be the third time that the games is held in a Chinese city after Beijing in 1990 and Guangzhou in 2010. Beijing was selected to host the 2022 winter Olympic Games last month.
  14. Hey! Jakarta will host the 2018 Asian Games! Indonesia is considered as an emerging and one of the most promising countries in SEA, esp. after Widodo was elected as the president (check this guy. He is very different from other politicians). If Indonesia keeps improving, it would be very possible to see an Olympic bid from them, say, after 10 -20 years.
  15. The China Post issues a commemorative stamp for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games bid today.
  16. KL have had the ambition to bid for the Asian Games, or even the Olympic Games before. But now it all gone. In recent years Malaysia has ran into political and financial troubles and would hardly be able to host any big sport games in short future. It was my favorite candidate for the Asian Games before.
  17. I support Hamburg to host the 2024 games.
  18. Agree. It is not good to have the same city to host the Olympics again. At least a different city from the same country. In the case of China, Harbin or Changchun is more reasonable.
  19. No one forced the IOC to choose Beijing. The Beijing bid campaign is very passive this time. If the IOC members vote for Beijing, we thank them. If they don't, it's totally fine.
  20. I am very glad that you consider my country to be "more democratic", although I think we should adopt the universal standard rather than the Kazakhstan standard for comparison here.
  21. It is a reprisal from Beijing to Harbin for their disrespectful and unsuccessful attempt to take over the imperial status of national capital from Beijing when the People's Republic of China was founded in 1949. (Harbin was once a very strong candidate of the capital city in 1949.)
  22. The baseball venue was designed as a temporary site and was demolished after the Olympic as scheduled. The venue for softball is located at Fengtai which is quite far away from the city centre. It is underused but still there. A new subway line has just completed to reach this venue: https://www.google.com.hk/maps/place/Fengtai+Sports+Center/@39.8652849,116.2731441,1037m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0xf399f74eba6014f0!6m1!1e1
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