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  1. @paul @JDCLauron @Glacib @Lord David @R__ @thatsnotmypuppy @mr.bernham @woohooitsme83 @VIK @baron-pierreIV @JMarkSnow2012 @nzl @Utkarsh Verma @Athensfan @Citius Altius Fortius @Olympian1010 @TorchbearerSydney @JO2024 @Nacholympic @aismanggo @Anthony @Jon Will Chambers @DannyelBrazil @ScoBit @Palette86 @Fiorenzo @pcutone @Olympic Fan Darcy @Athens 2004 forever @ulu @Qss212 @Bear@PikyoK @Mr Tickle @fatixxx @Scotguy II @Sir Rols @Victorian have all put in a logo for each city. @Bear (I mistakenly put you in the general list, and I can't delete @s for some reason) has done one for Reykjavik but not Nairobi, while @Aussie bum has done the opposite, Nairobi but no Reykjavik yet. Here ends the stocktake (nearly) halfway through December. Let's see some new entrants!
  2. It's the kind of thing Bach would do as well. Reykjavik won the election fair and square, but you do have a kindred spirit in @Sir Rols who suggested putting Trojena in the election in the first place! I wonder if we'll see any logos from you in the comp, we're always looking for new entrants
  3. Quoting these, because although we've had a good number of posts, it would be nice to see more new entrants! Not forgetting @Mr Tickle who I couldn't get on those. Does that give a notification to everyone I @, when it's in a quote? Rols?
  4. Still wish England/UK had gone for this instead of Euro 28...I mean we've just effectively had a men's Euro very recently so it's not as exciting a prospect as a full World Cup would be (although good to host it all, especially for Wales, Ireland and NI) - especially off the back of the women's Euro. I know which of the two Euro tournaments gave a better impression of England as well - on and off the pitch...
  5. I've done Frankfurt - Munich in one go by ICE, they're very nice trains but it still felt looong. RR is obviously further still...I guess Munich would want to host what it had in the European Championships & spread the rest out all over Bavaria & the rest of southern Germany? Maybe even get Salzburg & northern Switzerland involved to spread the love/cost & prove co-hosting can work?
  6. Interesting... it's certainly one way of solving the athletics stadium problem! Munich to Rhine Ruhr is a long way though, would it work? The first truly national scale Olympics?
  7. Bumping again, both in the hope of attracting more entrants and reminding them & everyone (although I should've done this on the right day, Saturday) that there's 3 weeks left to submit. That's plenty of time, but it'll pass quicker than you think
  8. Oh well. Come on Morocco, this time for Africa! Talking of... https://www.gamesbids.com/forums/topic/34349-16th-annual-gamesbids-olympic-logo-competition-logo-submissions
  9. I mean it doesn't change the fact of this being a monumentally daft idea but is it actually any of the IOC's business? It's an Asian Games event organised by the OCA, if they want to be completely insane do the IOC have any way to stop them?
  10. Those Nigerian princes, what will they think of next Btw, anyone know what's happened to Daveypodmore? He was the only one of last year's set who didn't have an @ come up...
  11. That's a new angle... make it fit with the German timeline to say to Munich 'vote yes, you're guaranteed '. Between Munich, Sapporo and SLC, do we have the potential beginnings of our "rotation pool"?
  12. Some actual Olympic bid news - you know, the thing the board's for - has happened, so this is a good time to bump the thread
  13. Award 2032 in 2021, then wait until probably 2025 to award 2030...ok Reading between the lines, I strongly suspect they're going to use the coming couple of years to come up with a rotation pool to announce all from 2030-whenever the pool runs out in one go. I'm not sure why they'd mention that if that wasn't a fairly serious plan.
  14. Not often you see a clean sheet in a shoot out. Good to see someone unexpected get through, and I wouldn't want to play them if I was any other team - their fans are special. ...are they really gonna be denied yet again if they have another bid?
  15. The shootout was terrible... was hoping Japan would win too, Croatia are really quite dull, as good as Modric is.
  16. There was me thinking I was the only one providing Eurovision references to the thread Anyway, been meaning to do this for days now - the @s from the start of last year's comp, just to alert anyone else. Some of these will have been alerted already, because I'm just copying from last year's, but there's nothing wrong with extra reminding: @paul @JDCLauron @Glacib @Scotguy II @Lord David @R__ @thatsnotmypuppy @mr.bernham @woohooitsme83 @VIK @baron-pierreIV @JMarkSnow2012 @nzl @Utkarsh Verma @Athensfan @Citius Altius Fortius @Olympian1010 @TorchbearerSydney @Sir Rols @AustralianFan @JO2024 @Nacholympic @aismanggo @Anthony @Jon Will Chambers @Victorian @DannyelBrazil @ScoBit @Palette86 @cfm Jeremie @Fiorenzo @pcutone @Olympic Fan Darcy @Athens 2004 forever Also it's a useful chance for a bump
  17. You will give them a goal! ...that poor keeper
  18. I'll echo Rols' pleasure at seeing such a good response on day 1. We can always use more though - the one thing I will warn you all about, as I did in the opener, is that I'd rather not extend submission past New Year (I don't just mean like the odd day over the holiday weekend, I mean deep into January like before) if possible, so if you want to be sure of being in, get in this month!
  19. Second time in a row as well, and beaten by England (!) in between...it's not good for Germany, what's the big problem with the national team?
  20. I guess I could ask Gianni nicely if he wants to run the next vote...
  21. The voters in the city election were: @Palette86 @TorchbearerSydney @Anthony @cfm Jeremie @Olympian1010 @Scotguy II @Sir Rols @fatixxx @ulu @AustralianFan @Qss212 @JDCLauron @Bear @PikyoK . I might @ some others tomorrow
  22. I DECLARE CHRISTMAS 2022...OPEN! The ultimate 80s song there, with everyone who was anyone, and Phil Collins, asking a question which can only be answered with "we do now, because the logo comp is here!". Yes, here we go again, because well, it's tradition, and we've just spent a week deciding which cities to use - it's THE 16TH ANNUAL GAMESBIDS OLYMPIC LOGO COMPETITION! Amazingly, last year we did actually get entries despite the board being about as alive as the premiership of Liz Truss. JDCLauron and Glacib took our titles in January, and now we are here to see who will be their successors - if they don't retain them of course. The format is traditional - winter, summer, one of each - and though I'd normally do a big reveal, surprising you with our cities, you already know them, because you voted for them! Even so, we should still present them properly. Here goes: SUMMER 2036: NAIROBI, KENYA In the words of the great philosopher Shakira, it's time for Africa! In the words of comp guru and wombat Sir Rols, we haven't really "done" Africa since Durban. And since that's so long ago I didn't know we had ever done that, you surely made the right choice in picking the Kenyan capital. It doesn't hurt that Kenya is one of the world's leading athletics nations, and Nairobi one of Africa's (and the world's) fastest growing cities, in one of Africa's great sporting nations. One day, hopefully, the Olympic flame will finally burn in Africa. If Nairobi is where it goes, how will you design what'd be one of the most significant Olympics in history? WINTER 2034: REYKJAVIK, ICELAND What is Iceland? A magical wonderland of elves & sagas, a country that will surely (surely?) eventually win Eurovision, a cheap supermarket*, the football team indirectly responsible for England winning the World Cup**, a flight-destroying volcano, or the holder of a seeming monopoly on the world's cool music supply? All of them, but it's also the most appropriate place you could ever have for a winter Olympics - which must be why you voted to make that (sorta) happen. Despite literally being named for it, I don't recall seeing Icelandic success at the winter games - but that'd change if they host it all. How would you design the most northerly Olympics there could ever be? * That's a VERY British reference. I'll try not to make many more ** Maybe. This probably won't age well. Anyway, RULES AND STUFF: We are, as ever, after logos 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? Will it inspire the IOC to rediscover its love of new frontiers and give Africa its chance? Rio's map still has a big hole in 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 the cities as they HOST the games. So you CAN use the rings, and don't need to include the words “Candidate City, Olympic Games 2036” or whatever the IOC want this week. Please 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, & to try & get the old buzz back. We can hope, right? You can submit logos for either or both cities. However, you cannot enter more than one logo for the same city (see below). So entering one logo for each is fine, but two logos for Glasgow Nairobi, say, is not fine. You are able, encouraged even, to enter both 'sides' of the comp. 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 for a city, 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 a maximum of ONLY ONE official logo per city as your official entry. The format depends on the numbers. Most likely, it will be the traditional exhausting exhaustive ballot preferred by the IOC, but if numbers fit & opinion ok, we may have the World Cup-style tournament system. Whatever happens, the winter & summer 'halves' will be entirely separate, there will be two winners in the Olympic comp tradition. 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 my green yoshi-paws off until the polling stages. The deadline for submissions is 1pm London time (that is, midnight in Sydney, as per tradition) on NEW YEAR'S EVE, 31 DECEMBER 2022. Thus, GB will begin the new year (no Olympics this time) 2023 with the voting. Just one extra thing, there is something of a tradition of that being extended, but I'm hoping not to have to do that this year as we already have 14 members sufficiently interested to vote in the city election, and hopefully at least some of you will submit logos within the month. I will @ all those voters (all of you) in the next post. And this is just to alert @Rob. 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, and to alert @GBModerator Rob to the fact the comp is back! 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!
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