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  1. There are indeed 4 - told you we'd be going loco! WELCOME/BIENVENIDO! Our introduction is provided by the Four Tops, & after that song, there is only one city we could possibly be in - Monterrey Acapulco!  Formerly one of the Americas' most glamorous resorts, it's sadly now a centre of the Mexican drug wars, one of the deadliest cities in the world - & we will be killing off one of our logos right here, albeit in a democratic way. But not before we sum up Round 3: A: 2 B: 1 C: 2 D: 2 E: 2. Rather close to the host’s nightmare, a total tie, but we do have a clear back marker. So sadly we must say adios to @Glacib‘s Mexico City, meaning he’s completely eliminated - better luck next year. It's now all about 4, Round 4, 4 logos left, 10 bullet points. Oh: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time, Wednesday January 16. Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break it. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT Here we go again, time for another logo war. Unless something gets a majority, it's back to India for what would be Round 5. Until then, may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!  (Apologies for the lack of emphasis. Needed to do this on my phone :))
  2. Woops posted too early. I was gonna finish by saying that it will finish on Sunday at the latest - 4 in the next round, then 3 Wednesday to Friday & the final Friday to Sunday. Unless we get a majority before then of course.
  3. Long because I’m giving 48 hours for each round. Need to do something to mitigate the lack of activity on the board & get a decent turnout - the days of getting 15+ votes in a day aren’t here at the moment.
  4. Oh that’s sensible then. Plus I hadn’t thought that transport etc would actually be easier by ferry than by land over mountain roads. Plus it’d be nice for Latvia to get a piece of the action, & in the sport they’re best at too
  5. Chak De India! WELCOME/स्वागत आहे! (That's Marathi btw - apparently the main language of Maharashtra, Mumbai's state). We started in one of Mexico's great historic sites, now we're in one of India's: Where else could we start though, but the Taj Mahal! One of the planet's great sights, it was built as a mausoleum - & it's where we will be burying another candidate, whoever gets the fewest votes. But first, we must deal with the events of Round 2, in the pyramids of Teotihuacan: A: 0 B: 2 C: 2 D: 1 E: 2 F: 2. That's...close. Nothing is even near a majority, but we do have a clear loser - & I'm surprised to say it's @JDCLauron's Mexico City that drops. You do still have your Mumbai one though. Well, time for Round 3, with our 5 remaining logos. Here are those rules: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time, Monday January 14. Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break it. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT So there it is, time to let democracy take its course in the largest democracy on Earth. Unless we get a majority in this round, we will be going back to Mexico to go loco in Round 4. In the meantime, may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  6. Well if Stockholm win 2026 they’ll have their track in Latvia (!) so we’d know IOC wouldn’t mind them using one of the tracks in Italy, Austria or even Sarajevo if they fix it up. Hopefully if the IOC really do reduce costs we might see a Slovene bid in the 30s - it’d be a good human-scale games there. PS: Why Latvia? What have they got against Norway that makes them refuse to use the one at Lillehammer?
  7. Ljubljana/Cortina could’ve been a good test of binationalism - & potentially a good Games too. And much closer than Milan. Does Slovenia already have the facilities to host alone, even if not the financial ability/political will right now?
  8. A big departure whatever they choose - it’ll either end in tears or be the reboot the Winters need. Out of interest, any idea why Cortina chose Milan for the indoor stuff rather than nearby places like Venice, Trieste & Udine? (If any of those have any arenas) Heck, even Ljubljana is nearer - & Stockholm also has (one, admittedly) international venue.
  9. Ah, you misunderestimated us I know it’s nothing like as vibrant as some previous editions, I know that, but then neither is the board. Heck, it’s bid book day today & you wouldn’t even know it - go back even 3-4 years & the whole forum would’ve been buzzing. But we’ve got a reasonable field, some voters & lots of worthy designs, so in this climate it’s a success PS - don’t forget to vote.
  10. Viva Mexico! WELCOME/BIENVENIDO! The world-famous standard & ode to The Donald welcomes us 'Down Mexico Way', to one of the world's most remarkable ancient cities - Teotihuacan! Every four years, these pre-Columbian pyramids serve as the starting point for the Pan American Games torch relay, & right now, they see the beginning of something different - the 12th annual GamesBids Summer Olympic logo comp proper! I say proper because it has already started. In Switzerland, we had a special voting round to determine our shortlist - I am pleased that nobody overshot, so all votes are valid, & the all-important results (in order of votes received) are: C: 0 A:1 B:1 G: 3 E: 4 F: 4 H: 4 D: 5 I: 5 J: 5 As you can see, that's a 3-way tie on 5 votes, & on 4 votes too. So, I'm going to use my right to amend the 'cut' to put all three of the 4-scorers through. Logos D, E, F, H, I, & J will thus contest this first regular round. It does mean we sadly lose @Utkarsh Verma's Mumbai, @Glacib's Mumbai, & both of @Sir Rols' entries. Glacib still has his Mexico City, both Utkarsh & Rols - better luck next time. So, with that now settled, it's time for the traditional voting system to bring us our winner. Here's a refresher on the rules (If you only voted in the summer shortlisting so far, read carefully - these rules are different): This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time, Saturday January 12. Voting will now be conducted in rounds until one entry has an absolute majority and is declared the winner. In this and following rounds, the logo with the lowest number of votes will be eliminated at the close of the poll. Vote in the poll for your favourite logo. You have ONE vote, so make it count. Your vote is public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break it. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT So there we go - time to get eliminating. Unless we get a majority in this round, we will gather again in India for Round 2. In the meantime, may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  11. There is no mechanism to stop this, you’re right. However, if someone does (which hasn’t happened yet) all their votes will be discounted. I’m watching the scoreboard, so is Rols & I’m sure some of the players are monitoring it too, so if it does happen, we’ll catch it
  12. Our countries may be India & Mexico, but we're going for a traditionally Russian start - live from...SPACE! Yes we are going scientific as GamesBids members say...Thanks Tim, in the place where the World Wide Web was born - no, not Al Gore's shed, the European Organisation for Nuclear Research - CERN, to give it its easier name: We are on this most neutral of all neutral ground to decide which logos will go forward to the proper voting rounds in this Mumbai/Mexico comp. Like the subatomic particles that hurtle beneath our feet, 10 logos will go in, collide, & at the end some will go forward & some will get annihilated. Shortlisting rules are subtly different to normal, so please read carefully: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 9pm UK time, Thursday January 10. If one entry somehow has an absolute majority here, it will be declared the winner. Vote in the poll for your favourite logos. You will notice this is a multiple-choice poll - you may give up to FIVE votes, so make them count. Your votes are public and can be seen by all. Entrants MAY vote for their own logo if they wish. For transparency, I will not vote unless required to break a tie. Votes are valid if cast by members of GamesBids as of January 1 2019 with a bona fide posting record. I will rule on the validity of any suspicious or disputed votes, or who constitutes a bona fide voting member. I will not vote in this, or any subsequent rounds. However, if a tie-breaker vote is needed, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break it. My intention is that the 5 logos that obtain the most votes will proceed to the main voting rounds. However, I do reserve the ability to amend this depending on how the vote goes - for example if there's a big gap between 4th & 5th, the top 4 can go forward. if 5th-6th is tied & there's a gap between 6th & 7th, I'll put the 6 through. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT. And so, this is the time to vote. When this is done, we shall begin Round 1 proper in the country of the winning logo from this round. In the meantime, thank you to all our entrants for putting their designs in the spotlight, & may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  13. Ladies and gentlemen, please be upstanding for the national anthem of the Republic of Kazakhstan! Mesdames et Messieurs, veuillez vous tenir debout pour l'hymne national de la République du Kazakhstan! Ханымдар мен мырзалар! Қазақстан Республикасының мемлекеттік әнұраны үшін тілегіңіз!   What the...I told you we shouldn't have let the Kuwaitis do the protocol. Anyway, we're here, we made it, WELCOME TO ALMATY!  We are in the very scenic (& cold) setting of the Medeo/Medeu stadium for our announcement ceremony, graced by the IOC president & gold medallist in something, sometime, Thomas Bach, & the President of Kazakhstan...actually no, he's stormed off in anthem protest. That's a problem, who will announce the winner now? It's not like we planned for any other famed Kaz... JAGSHEMASH ALMATY!!!  Good welcome, & most sincere friendshipful helloings to all of you. My name is Borat Sagdiyev, & it is pleasuring me greatly to be here presenting the winner of great competitive logo-do - Cultural Awares of GamesBids Members For Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan! Myself, I feel this should settling in traditional Kazakh way, by (NEIN, ve already talked about zis - Bach). Being from strange other place, you had multiple rounds of pole-dancing instead (Poll VOTING - Bach). Well, whatever. However you people selectioned them, it is with much delight that I make announce of it - the human that has done the winning is:  JDCLauron-yev! Yoshi: Thank you Mr Sagdiyev, I think. I wouldn't recommend the mankini in this weather So there it is, a first entry & a first win for @JDCLauron - debuts don’t come better than that. Congrats too to Paul, as strong an entrant as always, yet again showing why his name is on that sig more than anyone else. The score was: A: 5 B: 5. You’ll see A winning 6-5 on the thread but one voter, lexxiv, was deemed to not have the required posting record. Thus, I had the casting vote, & I chose A simply because I liked its font best, there’s no wrong choice when both would be strong real-world symbols And with that, part 1 is done! Thank you to everyone who's got involved, without whom this wouldn't be possible - I know this has been quite low-key, but then that goes for the whole board right now. Look, Bach's in the house, blame him. Hopefully this has been a good Christmas/New Year distraction, Particular thanks of course to the designers for putting their ideas up for the GB dissection - the audience may be smaller, but it's still demanding - & of course to @Sir Rols for doing the poll-starting, Borat-pic-making, sounding-boarding etc that makes the comp possible. And of course, congrats once again to @JDCLauron.  And that's it from Almaty! We may just be back here in actual 2030, but between now & then, we have a Summer Olympic comp to decide! Between Mumbai & Mexico, we will gather tomorrow on neutral ground to determine our shortlist for that one. Until then...oh hold on, what've you found Thomas?  FAREWELL/Қоштасу! 
  14. Ladies and gentlemen, voting is now CLOSED. Please proceed to the Medeo Stadium in Almaty for the announcement ceremony shortly.
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