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  1. That’s all true about the government re: London, but a potential regional bid of Manchester/Liverpool/possibly Leeds or Sheffield would push all the right buttons for both Boris & the IOC in the moods they’re both in. Would provide a deadline for the cross-north rail plans & even HS2 as well. If it becomes certain that Brisbane will host 2032 (or anywhere else outside Europe for that matter), I wouldn’t be amazed to hear noises about Northern England 2036 from Boris’ circle.
  2. It's been a long old road to get here, but we made it! It might not technically be Cairo, but where could be more fitting for the crowning of our new pharoah than the Valley of the Kings here in one of the planet's most ancient cities, LUXOR! We have one aim in mind - to crown the 13th Gamesbids Summer Olympic Logo Comp champion, & since I don't like wasting time, let's introduce the man who's going to do the deed, Egypt's most famous Egyptian - Tutankhamun Omar Sharif Mohamed 'Mo' Salah! Mo: Good evening everyone, very nice to see you. After 5 logos were turned into mummies, only 2 remain. But only one can score the goal, & rise to the top of the league/Giza pyramid. Ony one can be the pharoah, while the other must head to the tomb. Only one can (Get on vith it, I need you back playing ze fussball - Jurgen Klopp). Oh, ok. With no further delay, the champion hieroglyphic of 2020 belongs to: SIR ROLS! Yoshi: Thank you Mr Salah. If you could take your time over getting back to Liverpool, there's a chance Arsenal might keep our unbeaten season record . Yes, it has finally happened. The old adage that those who can, do, & those who can't, organise, has been disproved as Gamesbids' finest wombat, @Sir Rols, takes his very first title. Once again, apologies for the lack of a proper picture with Mo, caused by technical issues, Rols' Mac being broken to be precise. I hope he gets it fixed (Sydney must have an Apple Store, surely), although perhaps it was a curse on his chances before...dur dur duuuuur! Well, it was Comp 13. As for scores, we had 5 votes in the end, & I was narrowly saved from the hell of actually having to make a decision: A: 3. B: 2. Close, but clear. So, that was the lengthened, lowkey, quiet, almost embarrassing but ultimately successful 13th Gamesbids Olympic Logo Comp. I can't tell a lie & say it lived up to the thriving comps of old, but we still had a field, we still had some votes, & ultimately as long as we have those, we have a comp. With that in mind, thank you to everyone who submitted and/or voted in the comp. Of course the main problem is that the forum's raison d'etre has well & truly gone the way of the dodo. But, a champion is still a champion, & this year's spoils belong to @Sir Rols & @paul. And the special thanks this time go to the same people, Rols for the thread-starting, vote getting, venting space as always, & Paul for saving the comp with his making the grids in absence of Rols' Mac. Just please mate, next time, don't leave it so late . So there we go, that's that. If we do this again, if the board still has some life in it, it will be at the same time again, December 2020, & I have plans for us to go on a European odyssey...shut up yoshi, can't say more yet! Until then, congrats again to Rols & Paul, & I'm told the Sphinx has something for us... FAREWELL/توديع - فراق!
  3. Less than 24 hours to go, & still just 3 votes in. We’ve had 7 (I think), & 9 votes in the earlier rounds, so let’s get a decent number for the decider
  4. Yeah, I know both the finalists are in Egypt but I promised we'd be in America.... (In fairness to me, I also didn't know this'd be the final ). WELCOME/أهلا بك! Ever since I first knew about its existence, I've wondered...why is the Louis Armstrong Stadium, a tennis court, named after Louis Armstrong? It's not like America's short of tennis history: We are in New York, New York, for Round 3 of our quest to award the 13th GB Olympic logo title - so let's take a look at what eventually happened in Round 2: A: 3. B:1. C:1. D: 3. E: 1. So, from the situation yesterday, logo A gained a vote - but not a majority. Logo D gained 2 votes, thus meaning that, as I set out, the 3 logos that stayed on 1 vote are all eliminated. So, it's goodbye to @Glacib's Cairo, @JDCLauron's New Orleans, & @paul's Cairo. Thank you to all of them for the entries. It's also notable that we got 9 votes in the 3 days, so the final will run for 72 hours. This all means that only two entries remain, turning Round 3 into the Grand Final! And as always with two left, the rules are slightly different, so read on: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 72 hours - it will close at 10pm UK time on Friday, 14 February. This is the final round, with only two candidates. Whichever logo has more votes will be declared winner. 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 2020 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 round. However, if votes are level, I will reserve my right to vote in order to break the tie. Be fair and sportsmanlike, this is meant to be fun and the entrants all deserve RESPECT So, one of these logos will feel the love on Valentine's Day, the other will serve a double fault at the home of the US Open. We will reconvene, on the right continent this time, on Friday to settle it & wrap the comp up. Until then, good luck to both our finalists, & may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  5. ANNOUNCEMENT Ladies & gentlemen, we have a small quandary to deal with. The votes as it stands at the stated end time are: A: 2. B: 1. C: 1. D: 1. E: 1. So, we have a leader, but not with a majority, & everything else is tied. To attempt to avoid the need for a time-consuming runoff vote, we will extend the voting time by 24 hours, to 10pm UK time tomorrow, Tuesday 11 February. If nothing changes, the we will have to have a runoff vote, but hopefully we will get some more votes & we will be able to decide how to proceed from there. If at least one logo currently on one vote gains at least one extra vote tomorrow, then any logo that remains on one vote at the deadline will be eliminated. Sorry for the delay, & thank you
  6. When in Egypt... WELCOME/أهلا بك! The Bangles there, greeting us to Round number two! And where else could we possibly be but in Giza, at the foot of The Sphinx! At the end of this round, at least one logo will be the latest burial here at Giza. But before we begin, we must solve the riddle of Round 1 - here are the official vote numbers: A: 3. B: 1. C: 0. D: 1. E: 2. F: 1. G: 0. And as is the standard, any logos which get 0 are eliminated, meaning that we say goodbye to @Glacib & @paul’s entries for New Orleans. For the 5 still in, it’s Round 2 - here are the rules: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 10pm UK time, Monday February 10. 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 2020 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. And that’s all we need. If necessary, we will move back to America for Round 3. Until then, may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  7. Good mornin' America...how are ya? WELCOME! Arlo Guthrie there, kicking off Round 1 of our summer competition! We are hurtling through the American countryside, somewhere between Illinois & Louisiana on the train they call the City of New Orleans (possibly because that's its name): Don't panic, there's a buffet car. Our purpose on this train is to begin (& if winter's any indication, end) the process of selecting what will be GB's 13th summer Olympic logo champion. Somehow, we ended up with 7 entries, & as the time comes to begin knocking them down to one, here are our rules: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 10pm UK time, Saturday February 8. 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 2020 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. That's all you need to vote, & if the competition needs it, I have an invite from Mr S. Phinx to do Round 2 at his place on Saturday or possibly Sunday. Thank you to everyone who's entered, & may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  8. Are you OK with actually turning up now then? Ah, yes, here you are: Yes, Germany's most famous band have joined us as this is an announcement ceremony! And to conduct it, we have fahrt, fahrt, fahrted down the Autobahn to our host city, Frankenstein's hometown, DARMSTADT! We are inside whatever that tower is to crown our 13th Winter Olympic logo comp champion, & here in the heart of Germany, who could be better to do it than a man with years of experience in opening envelopes, the IOC President (& Olympic champion in fencing, 1976) himself - Thomas Bach! For once, he's not appearing via videolink - so over to you, Tommy: Bach: Danke schon - Guten abend aus alles. It is ein great honour to be here & see the athletes of [insert games here] gathered so peacefully in [insert city here]. I vish to give mein thanks to President Pu...I mean Chancellor Merkel for her support, & to Nik...I mean ze global sporting family for participating in zis great event. Ze Olympic Movement is...you know what, I do not need to do all zis. Let's get to ze point: Ze International Olympic Committee has ze honour of announcing that the 13th Gamesbids Winter Olympic Logo Competition is awarded to ze city of... PAUL! Yoshi: Danke Mr President. Your flight to Brisbane leaves soon, & Frankfurt Airport is next door. There we have it, proof that being late is not necessarily a bar on winning, as the logo comp colossus that is @paul takes title number 9! Apologies for the lack of a picture with Bach & the logo, that's due to the technical issues we've been having. Although I never heard anyone complaining that they didn't see Thomas Bach enough The result was clear after round 1, the scores were: A: 2 B: 1 C: 0 D: 4. That is Part 1 done, thank you to everyone who got involved, I know it wasn't a vintage comp with so little action on the board, but at least we had enough logos for multiple rounds. Theoretically, anyway. Thank you to everyone who submitted a logo, & also to all 7 voters. I was worried we might only get 3. Particular thanks to @Sir Rols for the admin help, poll starting, & even vote-getting thanks to his thread about old Tommy. Finally thanks to @paul for enabling us to survive Rols' Mac tragedy, & congrats once again on his latest win. And that's winter done! We will gather again tomorrow on a very special train to begin & maybe end our search for the summer champion. Until then, it's bier und bratwurst (yum) all round! AUF WIEDERSEHN!
  9. Who's up for an explosive start to our voting? WELCOME/WILKOMMEN! I tried to get Kraftwerk, but they'll only do an announcement ceremony. Divas. Anyway, danke schon (sorry, I don't have accents) to German national treasure Stefan Raab, plus Lenas of all shapes & sizes for welcoming us to the home of Round 1, the Konigsallee in Dusseldorf - somewhere I've actually been to! (not my pic though, blame Wikipedia): The reason we are here is to finally begin (& possibly end) our search for the 13th GamesBids Winter Logo Comp Champion - the board has been a little dead, but we've still just about scraped our way to having 4 logos in the mixer. We can only have one champion though, & here are the official rules for officially picking it, officially: This voting round will be open for (approximately) 48 hours - it will close at 10pm UK time, Wednesday February 5. 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 2020 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. It's time to vote - & unless we go straight to a winner, we will reconvene in Romania for Round 2 on Monday. Thank you to all our entrants for putting themselves up for GB dissection, & may the best logo win! GOOD LUCK!
  10. I would try & help fix him, but I’ve never used a Mac. They’re not supposed to break, are they?
  11. Oh you already did it. @paul if you wanna have a finger in all the pies, you’ll have more time for New Orleans than for Bucharest. Winter’s done first
  12. Wow Paul, there’s last minute...well I don’t particularly want to start the voting on a Saturday night anyway, so if you can come up with something for one or both of the winter cities by tomorrow night at around 10/11pm UK time, then I won’t be strict on it. The winter comp needs all the help it can get And the summer voting won’t be starting until the winter voting is over, so...again I won’t be terribly strict (just please, for me, notice the next comp before the deadline lol )
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