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  1. Even though we might not get any news about this until around 2018, the way the OC has decorated Handea might give us a glimpse of what they might do...
  2. If you weren't aware, there is a little political turmoil within Tokyo. Current governor Yoichi Masuzoe is set to face a no-confidence motion from the metropolitan assembly, being supported by every singe party including the LDP who baked Masuzoe's election after our best friend from Buenos Aires Naoki Inose resigned over a monetary scandal to do with hospitals or something. It is very likely that he will either step down or be forced to step down sometime this week, meaning that he will not receive the Olympic Flag in Rio this summer. http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20160615_06/ Previously, it took about six weeks for the TMG to set up and execute the snap election after Inose's resignation, so it is entirely possible that we will see a full blown election of a new governor of Tokyo before the opening ceremony in August. However, Mazusoe has another option. In the case of a no-confidence motion, he can dissolve the metropolitan assembly for a snap election within 10 days of dissolution, but it's very likely that even more anti-Masuzoe candidates would be elected, fueling the possible election of a non-LDP backed governor. This is also likely since, as the Japan Times reports, 70-80% of Tokyo residents want him to resign immediately. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/06/14/national/politics-diplomacy/tokyo-governor-facing-no-confidence-vote-likely-resign/#.V2CedPkrKUk
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    It looks like the look of the games is what they have up on their website now in terms of shapes and colors.
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    Tokyo 2020 Torch

    I like it, especially the return to metal since the past two torches have been dominated by sterile white plastic. It does look a bit difficult to hold but its not clear in many photos yet how rounded off the area it will be held is. The relay logo initially reminded me of the original games logo, which was interesting.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Here's the most recent set of official update photos. https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/tabid/647/Default.aspx
  6. I saw this on Facebook the other day and thought nothing of it since it was in Korean, but just today I found it in English on Twitter. Pyeongchang is reaching out to the public to vote on one of fourteen short listed designs to be their look of the games! Vote Here: http://goo.gl/U0uCBN Here are the twelve short listed designs with little explanations: I personally voted for #12, but I also liked #1 and 2. I thought that #10 looked uncannily like Sochi...
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    It's starting to take its shape now. https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/tabid/642/Default.aspx
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    I had some errands to do today, so I passed by the stadium. Here are some photos I took.
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    They will still be part of it, just not in director position. https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/news/20180730_34/
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    Tokyo 2020 News - General

    https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/07/30/national/actor-nomura-oversee-tokyo-2020-ceremonies/#.W175cdJKiUk
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Here's a few photos I found on twitter. https://twitter.com/tetsu_skytree/status/1015909959484076032
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Here's a few pics I pulled from Twitter. You can finally see the roof.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/Portals/0/advisory/20180319_advisory3_siryou01.pdf https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/Portals/0/briefing/2018/20180330_briefing24_siryou_01.pdf
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    Some updates: https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/tabid/623/Default.aspx
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    https://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/Portals/0/briefing/2017/20171215_briefing21_siryou_01.pdf
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    Beijing 2022 emblems

    It kind of looks fan made if I'm being honest. The look of the games is pretty obvious at this point - angular designs using the colors of the logos.
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    Tokyo 2020 Mascots

    I'm certain that C will win. There's something about them (maybe the roundness) that I think will appeal to the school children. it's also my favorite one so maybe I'm biased .
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    We haven't had many aerials, but these just popped up on SSC and are really great. http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1475150&page=26
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    Tokyo 2020 Look of the Games

    The countdown clock - unless it changes later- seems to convey that it will be the look of the games.
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    National Stadium(1964 Olympic Stadium)

    They put together some mock-ups to see what the eaves and seating will be like.
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    Pyeongchang 2018 Ceremonies

    The stadium kind of reminds me of Nagano, especially after seeing the cauldron placement.
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    Pyeongchang 2018 Ceremonies

    I guess the cauldron mystery is solved then.
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