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  1. 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 )
  2. BONG* *not an actual bong, but PROJECTED CLOCK doesn't sound as good. Yes, it's time to finally Get Brexit Logocomp Done! I'm afraid the period of submissions is now OVER. There's no getting away from it, this board isn't dead but it's `not exactly lively either, & we have a decidedly small field. We have just 8 entries in total, 3 from our winter competition & 5 from summer. Despite this, tradition is tradition - we will have winners for both winter & summer. They will be decided in the traditional way, by an IOC-style exhaustingive ballot, which will proceed witho
  3. And if you wanna go all the way back, they were hosted in the same country in the same year a few times Seriously though, surely there’s no way those two games aren’t going to those two cities, it’s just a question of order. If they can get that agreed I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if they’re both awarded in 2021 or 22 - that way Tommy gets to completely secure his term & the medium-term future of the Games, the IOC can go into hibernation for 7ish years, & whatever happens in the process for 2036 onwards is firmly in the next president’s intray
  4. Perhaps an idea to give Morocco or Gaborone (or somewhere else in Africa that could do it) 2026 now & find a quick fix for 2022. There must be several places out there that could host a YOG at short notice, even if you only want countries that haven’t hosted an Olympics before.
  5. As an English cricket fan, I’ve often thought an 80000 seat Gabba would be pretty cool. Even if it’s not actually at the Gabba itself (the site’s pretty closed in isn’t it?). Unless the cricket/Aussie rules teams are so committed to the current Gabba that they’d never move, I can’t imagine you’d struggle to fill a bigger version.
  6. Ok everyone, final call for entries really with a week (& a day) to go. Although Big Ben won’t be bonging now, the deadline is still 11pm GMT on 31 January. If anyone wants to have a go, please do - a week is a long time in logos
  7. Interesting that there’s nothing in 2021 in that calendar. Maybe they are planning on having everything done for rubber-stamping in July in Japan.
  8. How long would the process take between candidature file submission & executive board approval?
  9. An Atleti-Real groundshare is reason enough to give Madrid the games on its own
  10. Where do they propose having the stadium now Atleti has commandeered the original one for football from the start?
  11. I thought Senegal seemed an odd choice, all for the YOG going to Africa but isn’t it generally fair to say that SA, Morocco, Egypt or possibly Nigeria are the most developed countries on the continent & would therefore have the best chance of pulling it off? That or just hold it anywhere that’s had the Africa Games lately - it’s surely more important that these Games go to somewhere that knows how to stage events well & show Africa at its best than to just go somewhere with no experience at all.
  12. An actual Olympic opening ceremony happens & it doesn’t even get posted on here? At least we can get an official video nowadays:
  13. Literally no reason for this post other than to bump the link back into recent threads now there’s some actual board activity for the first time in ages - & in the absence of any other means of promotion. I guess I can say there’s less than 3 weeks to the deadline, so that’s a reason
  14. No spoilers for, but perhaps a spoiler of...shouldn’t laugh, this sounds pretty nasty: Lausanne 2020: Skater left in life-threatening condition following fall in rehearsals https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/winter-sports/51035122
  15. Does that timeline of roughly 6 months suggest they are aiming to seal the deal in Tokyo?
  16. I wonder if they consider Yoshi famous enough to appear?
  17. ANNOUNCEMENT Hello, good morning & hello...big Boris Johnson here, with a big Boris announcement for you all! I was taking a break from being chased around the Commons by Jacob Rees-Mogg & couldn’t help noticing this great jamboree of creating visual signifiers of proximate games of the Olympic variety! I had a pop at designing a couple - you wouldn’t want to see them but I tell you, it’s the most fun I’ve had on a Monday since [CENSORED]. I feel that such a great event deserves a proper ending, so - this is what we shall do. I am ordering that this competition be extended
  18. Is all government approval & red tape already sorted - could it all be signed & sealed on January 10?
  19. I take it that approval from all relevant governments permitting, we can expect the confirmatory vote to be at the Session attached to Tokyo 2020? Can’t see any point in dragging out any more than that - from either party’s point of view.
  20. Merry Christmas! As the board is pretty much dead, so there’s nobody finding this organically, I can only really alert people to the comp by notifying them directly. So, here goes: @Utkarsh Verma @JDCLauron @Glacib @Scotguy @paul @daveypodmore @woohooitsme83 @JO2024 @mr.bernham @Lord David @thatsnotmypuppy @VIK @JMarkSnow2012 @baron-pierreIV I know some of these people have been notified already but these are all the people who were involved in the last couple of comps. If anyone sees this but feels that the week left to NYE isn’t long enough, then post on here saying so & if th
  21. Only a matter of time before the parade is done according to the English language regardless of Games location. A great shame, the element of randomness is a great part of the opening ceremony.
  22. England is hosting Euro 2021 btw. But I think we should’ve gone for this instead, especially once it expanded to 32 teams.
  23. What the actual....I mean it’s surfing territory, but seriously, it’s not as though France is short of sea
  24. I know it would've been Europe twice running, but it baffles me that England didn't go for this...
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