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  1. Just dropping in to apologise for the fact I forgot you could delete PMs on this forum - I now have some space available for any secret submissions so keep'em coming
  2. Of course, all are welcome - although if you posted your idea in that post then something's gone wrong as I can't see any image
  3. Just giving a mention to World Cup comp winner @JO2024 as another notable comp name that Rols hasn't already tagged - any new entries still very welcome - LA's a bit miffed at how much love St Pete's getting
  4. Well that was a very strange event all round wasn't it - right down to how the day of Bolt & Farah ended up belonging to the unheralded relay teams*. What did everyone else make of the championship - especially those who were there? *except, of course, that the whole week belonged to Hero the Hedgehog Oh, & before I forget:
  5. I know it's early but no love for LA?
  6. Good to have a first entry - not gonna be too easy promoting this without status updates but there's plenty of time. All welcome
  7. Los Angeles 2028. Now what we've all known for ages is almost properly official, the newest future Olympic hosts want to really hit the ground running by releasing their Games logo earlier than anyone has before, & they want you, yes, you to design it. Learning from the mistakes of Tokyo, they are selecting their city's third Olympic design through open competition, held right here on GamesBids. The competition, & all the details, are here: In addition, if you're feeling really creative, I also received a phone call from a Mr. Putt. Inn - most mysterious - asking for ideas for a logo of a Winter Olympic hosting in 2030 in his hometown, St Petersburg. I'm confident that the talent here can come up with plenty to satisfy the needs of both great cities...
  8. OK, let's gooooo...take it away Marc! Thank you to T-Rex for kicking us off (just go with it, we got a TARDIS), & a warm welcome to the eleventh Annual GamesBids Olympic Logo Design Comp, launching somewhat early due to the IOC deciding that there really is such a thing as an offer you can't refuse. Anyway, before we get going it's only right & proper to properly thank the comp's two legends: Thatsnotmypuppy, Pikachu, thank you for creating this idea initially, & Sir Rols, Fatso (it's the wombat's name, ok), thank you for bringing it to this point & for being the general good egg/sounding board once again here. If this hits the heights of those previous events, I'd be more amazed than if Portugal won Eurovision. Wait... Right then, I'm tempted to sue T-Rex under the Trade Descriptions Act, because this isn't a revolution, it's a continuation - there'll be no wild experimentation this time *board exhales*. We have the traditional logo comp format - one summer city & one winter one. To introduce them, we have a couple of special guests, so to introduce our summer city for 2017, please welcome Mister RANDY NEWMAN! LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 2028 That looks more wintry than intended...oh well. Yes, we are continuing with a grand tradition dating back to comps for Rio 2016, Tokyo 2020, & even Paris 2024 (eat that, Nostradamus), with an aim of showing the future organisers how it should be done, & maybe get into a few Google Image Searches along the way. This is America's Olympic (& entertainment) capital, one of the world's most famous cities, so surely there's plenty to draw from to create a 2028 logo that can follow on from the iconic Stars In Motion: as Tinseltown prepares to make its third mark on the Olympic history books. And who knows, maybe with the help of Google, you might even be able to fool some people that your logo really is the real deal So, summing up, we want a host city logo for the Games of the XXIV Olympiad in Los Angeles in 2028. Who knows, they might already be looking. But it is not just summer. As is tradition, there's a winter bit too, and to introduce that, please welcome our next special guest, and it's a big one - ladies & gentlemen, Mister BILLY JOEL! (Yes, I know it's out of date, but don't worry, Vlad isn't playing #ThrowbackThursday again - you try finding a song called St Petersburg :p) SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2030 Yes, it's the Cold War of logo comps which brings us to the second city of Russia - so good they named it 3 times, and a city that has actually bid for the Winter Games before. Ok, it was for 1994, it was still in the USSR, it was still called Leningrad, & nothing came of it (except a mascot apparently) but other than that, everything's the same. Whatever, the city's rich history should lend itself well to producing some great Winter Olympic logos - at least compared to the last Olympic logo from post-Soviet Russia: The bar is set low Again, to sum up, we want a host city logo for the XXVI Winter Olympic Games in St Petersburg in 2030. Don't fry your brain thinking about how they'd actually stage the thing. ------------------------------------------------------- Next bit - the general rules, advice, stuff etc that hasn't really changed from previous years: We are after logos for that encompass the overall feel of the city and local influences that can be tied into a design concept. How can any of these cities articulate graphically what they could bring to future Olympics hosting? What flavour will they bring to the games? What will Vlad & Donald think of it? The logos should be presented as full colour designs on white background. If you like, however, they can also be presented in black and white or utilised in forms like street banners, t-shirts, apps, vehicles, pins etc. For voting purposes, the main (colour) logo will be used on the polls, & extra stuff is not obligatory, but any extra material you produce may help you “sell” your design better to the wider GamesBids voting membership. These logos are for HOST cities. So you can use the rings, and don't need to include the words “Candidate City, Olympic Games 2028/30” or whatever the IOC want this week. Post your preliminary submissions on this thread. If you want to hold anything back to be presented as a “surprise” when voting starts you can contact me or Rols via PM and I'll tell you where you can send the extra material. However, it would be nice to see as many on-thread submissions as possible for people to chew over in-thread. Feel free to post as many logo designs as you like, & to ask for feedback from our famously discerning electorate. If you really can't decide between your own designs, feel free to start a poll (or to ask for one to be started). When the time comes for voting, however, you will be asked to settle on ONE official logo in each category (winter and summer) as your official entry. The competition is open to all members of GamesBids, or to any new legitimate members who join before the end of the submission period. I, with consultation, will rule on the legitimacy of new members. As you would expect, I will rule on any disputes - always aiming to be as fair as possible in the process. As always, just remember, this is all meant to be fun. Olympic spirit, remember?. Hopefully this will spark up some action on the board. I'll be dipping in, keeping a close eye on things, but otherwise will try and keep hands (paws?) off until the polling stages. The deadline for submissions is 12PM London time on IOC decision confirmation day, SEPTEMBER 13, 2017 - so hopefully the lead-up to this will spark some board activity. We will thus begin the road to 2024/8/6 too awkward - hopefully with activity from the session's aftermath with the voting for short lists, followed by the final round polls. And this is just to alert @Rob. to the existence of the new comp in the hope that he'll do his traditional bit of putting up links to various free design programs etc for the benefit of those who want to take part but may not have the facility at the moment. All that is left to say is thank you Rols once again, and to all participants for having the guts to put your logos up for the annual GamesBids dissection, & may the best logos win. GOOD LUCK/удачи!
  9. I love how you're replying to my post in a post before my post
  10. Paris 2024

    Has there been much celebration in Paris, or even any statements from any official figures about it? Only it seems that LA have been making all the noise even though they are going later...are Paris waiting for official certainty in September?
  11. 'Where does the IOC go from here?' Melbourne. As for the winters, well that's a whole different problem. If they can't get anyone for 2026 but Almaty, it's difficult to see how they could retrieve that situation.
  12. The question has its answer - according to BBC radio, the deal has been done & will be confirmed later today.
  13. Well there's something described as an opening ceremony being broadcast on BBC2 from 6 to 7 on the 4th. I agree it's quite odd because somebody should've probably released something - even if it's just a call for performers. But then, the IAAF are probably the only sports body whose ceremonies have got LESS elaborate since the 90s so who knows