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  1. Should add that chasing being ‘iconic’ is what’s led the Olympic Movement into the mess it’s in. Far better to have something that works, is most effective & useful for its city, & doesn’t leave the city cursing the Games. Then you can make it look good. Hopefully Tokyo’s experience, then two consecutive existing stadiums, will end this stadium war, & cities can focus on being special in their own way. PS: I actually think that Tokyo’s stadium will be pretty iconic when the greenery is fully grown - & a stadium of planted walls sends a far better message than a mass of steel in today’s world.
  2. I really like the stadium. It’s not flashy, but the combination of wood & greenery is already looking good, Tokyo needs all the plant space it can get, & its simplicity means it looks far more Japanese than Zaha’s bike helmet ever could.
  3. Well, it’s out. The shape is the logo, & appears to represent a map of the West Midlands, hence the third triangle. Must admit, I’m not too keen on how the font looks awkwardly put on top of the logo. Also surprised how invisible the new CGF thing is, you’d think they’d have made a bigger deal of the new logo now it’s not awful
  4. They finally got rid of the hideous thing! Whatever else is in the design, Brum already has a better logo than the previous few Games The new logo is nice, much better looking while still recognisable. Hopefully the rest of what’s above it will be just as good
  5. Now it’s appeared in West Brom & Stourbridge, with added transparency. The London 2012 parallels grow... I must say, it’s quite a nice shape, regardless of whether it’s meant to ‘be’ anything. I also can’t imagine Birmingham Updates aren’t in on the whole thing & acting in their posts - good harmless fun though, & it’s getting awareness up
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    England 2030

    That’s a seriously nice ground, especially the outside. Bet they’re glad Brum got the Commies now, that doesn’t look much like it could take a track.
  7. It looks like green is the main colour for at least the initial logo (a little ironic for a city not exactly famed for its greenery ) but if that shape is the full logo, I’m struggling to figure out what it represents - if it was only the two triangles, it’d be a B but with 3, I’m not sure...
  8. Love how nobody on that Twitter feed (which has pictures of several similar installations across the WM) has twigged that the design is the same as the background of the Games website holding page
  9. Hold on, is that the actual logo? I assumed it was a kind of teaser for the look or part of the logo (like the shards from 2012).
  10. Called it! Looks unusual & a bit London 2012 on that page - will be interesting to see for sure.
  11. yoshi

    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    Some of those characters look a lot like Miis...are both official games coming to the Switch?
  12. yoshi

    Santiago 2023

    It could do with something above it, but it’s actually pretty nice for a typo-logo. At least there’s some design to it *glares at Sochi*.
  13. I can see this site (in particular, these forums) becoming much more important as one of very few ways anything in this new process gets ‘out’. Plus with members all over the world clued up on what’s going on locally, this could be one of very few places where cities can try to identify their competition.
  14. Why’s he so vehement? Is he just a rivalry-fed Sydneysider?
  15. I must say, if the IOC really are now all about flexibility & adapting to cities’ needs, & really do want to go to Australia (a very sensible move in the current climate around the Olympics), they could enable a much lower-budget Games by just waiving the July-August timing window, thus allowing Melbourne to host 2032/6 in October. I guess NBC trump everything else in that regard.
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