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  1. Canada's program to be number 1 at the 2010 Olympics has a new head (Roger Jackson) and a new logo. News Release with new Logo I can't post the logo because of VANOC's trade-mark laws, but it is basically three maple leaves in gold, silver & bronze with the old 2010 bid logo font.
  2. No, that is the CN Tower. La Tour de Montréal is the tallest inclined/leaning tower.
  3. AskMen.com is a Montreal based website.
  4. I can't believe that five years have gone by so fast! The Sydney Games were a model of excellent organization led by a country known for their passion for sport and a city famous for the beauty of its setting, its landmarks, and its welcoming spirit. Sydney 2000 was a high point in the Olympic Movement. Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oy, Oy, Oy! Good on ya!
  5. There are also whispers of Spain and a joint bid from Netherlands & Belgium. All three would offer very compact and strong bids.
  6. I don't like the Legacies logo. Looks like Ilanaaq doing yoga. Or a Microsoft butterfly being chased by a shark.
  7. Legacies Now unveiled its new logo on June 14, 2005.... Story of the logo
  8. This is not a design contest, it is a contest to do work. An expression of interest to submit work not actually do the work. This is perhaps what VANOC should have done in retrospect. They cannot use the bid logo. But below is a proposed mark for the bid that didn't make it...maybe this is an idea.
  9. 2010 LegaciesNow - which will manage the sport, cultural and social legacies of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games - is seeking a new logo. See attached: 2010 Legacies Now Invitation for new Logo Design They used the bid logo because they were part of the bid, but will not be using Ilanaaq. So they are seeking a professional firm or designer to come up with a logo.
  10. If I am not mistaken, any FIFA WC bid would be a bid from England and not the UK as a while, right? I think it would be a great place to host the WC with a great wealth of stadia and passion for the sport...but the ugly head of hooliganism needs to be bashed in (so to speak) before FIFA will send the WC to the sceptred isle. A WC final in the new Wembley would be a thing of beauty.
  11. If there is proof that the Olympic Games can transform a city for the better, it is Barcelona. A modernized transportation city, a revitalized waterfront, updated facilities, and a greater confidence are the benefits. But on a dollar and cents level - Barcelona has become one of the top 5 tourist destinations in Europe. That is because the Olympic Games introduced the world to this city and then this city kept the welcome open. I've been to Barcelona and love it to death. When ever I'm in a bad mood or having a hectic day, I think of my time in Barcelona and I'm suddenly happy.
  12. I would say the top three African possibilities: 1 - Cape Town 2 - Johannesburg 3 - Casablanca
  13. I'd worry more about rabid beavers knawing the wood than termites.
  14. Architecturally, the building isn't that fascinating and it won't become an icon for the city. But what I really like about it is the fact that the building will almost disappear into the landscape of the waterfront. The focus won't be on the building but on the best feature of that location - the views looking north and west to the Mountains, the Ocean and Stanley Park. I used to work for a company located in an office tower in that area and the views from my office were stunning. The only thing I miss about that place were the views from my office on a bright sunny day. As long as the i
  15. I sit on a local business committee and we recently had a presentation by the people from Tourism Vancouver. The convention centre was one of the topics discussed. Their research indicates that when ever a "movable" annual conference is held in Vancouver (by "movable" I mean one that is hosted in a different city each year), the Vancouver conference attracts an average of 12% greater attendance than the previous conference. That is why the city is focusing so much energy on the new facility. Well, that and the Olympics. But another factor...in the next 5-10 years, China is planning on con
  16. Ha ha...north of the current convention centre would have it floating in the water. The old and new kind of form a backward L shape.
  17. Yes, I believe that the general public can use the pool...its used as a community recreation centre.
  18. I believe that a pair of African nations had pulled out of the Games after having marched into the stadium at the Opening Ceremony. So while they participated in the ceremony, they did not compete in the Games. The most ill-concieved boycott in Olympic history.
  19. This has gone from being kind of fun into just another episode of "Games of Our Lives".
  20. WOG in Atlanta? What would the athletes ski on? Frozen peaches?
  21. I thought the Village was created first for the Olympics and then handed over to the University after the Games for dorms.
  22. Would never happen because Atlanta wouldn't have a main Olympic stadium ready in time and a village would be tough to construct so quickly. If an Olympic Games are ever cancelled because of a fear that the city wouldn't be ready, they would almost certainly go to a past host as the time line wouldn't allow a new city to pick up the torch. Why would you take the Games away from a city that is 75% ready and give them to a city that would only be 25% ready and have much less time than the city that was stripped?
  23. What I find interesting about this thread is that it shows that Olympic hosting is like a house of cards. Pull one card out and it changes everything.
  24. How's this for a new worst case scenario. 1990 - In a surprise final show down, Belgrade wins the 1996 Games by one vote. 1991 - The 1998 Winter Olympics are awarded to Jaca in Spain. 1993 - The 2000 Games are awared to Beijing. That same year, the collapse of Yugoslavia forces the IOC to move the Centennial Games. They consider only past hosts and offer them to Montreal. 1995 - The 2002 Winter Games are awarded to Salt Lake. But feeling an early vindication, Quebec votes to leave Canada. 1996 - The Second Montreal Games started off with stellar organization and appear to be almost per
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