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Everything posted by phandrosis

  1. i dont really know how this works yet, but i was wondering when we'll see a tokyo 2020 section in the olympic games category, not buried in the 2020 bid section
  2. imo it wouldn't be bad games or anything, but the spending that we all know they're gonna do is going to contribute to the stigma that the winter games cost upwards of tens of millions of dollars (sochi you bad boy) so for that reason and that 3 asian hosts in a row is just going to become uninteresting given that they all have somewhat similar cultures, i don't believe that they will win. all oslo has to do is pull a tokyo and somehow get public support up enough to win.
  3. just to be clear here's a screenshot from the IAAF charter or whatever it's called.
  4. just checking, but according to the countdown clock on the website, will the OC livestream start at 8 am EST?
  5. as far as i can tell from the olympic charter (which doesnt say anything about it), I assume that like all other venues it has to meet the requirements of the IF, not the IOC. So in that case i think 8 are required. They just opted to have nine for the funsies.
  6. there are a few cities i'd like to see again (not that I saw them when I was alive). For example, seoul has changed a lot since it hosted in 1988 and even though korea is hosting winter in 2018, i think it would be great to see how seoul has changed since then in the form of a SOG. Even multiple hosts like london and tokyo had large gaps in between their current and previous games, so it almost feels like a new city once they host again.
  7. New document: http://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=sdBUnenWAQE%3d&tabid=36&mid=762 After a bit of google translator, i picked up on a few details: definate 80,000 capacity there are plans (what appears to be the most informal plans) to use the stadium in the future for IAAF world championships and/or FIFA world cup the stadium is planned to be used many times throughout each year for concerts and events the new price appears to be 162.5 billion yen (approx. $1.6 billion as of today) the maintenance cost per year is 4 billion yen (approx. $39.2 million as of today which seems like a lot but idk what's normal) it also explains that the reason they are renovating not just refurbishing is that it's no longer up to world sport standards and it's current earthquake resistance is not strong enough 9 lanes on the track just once again stating that construction will start next october (2015) thats about it. theres a small calendar (in heisei) that shows the basic dates we already know. july 2014-september 2015 is demolition and october 2015-march 2019 is construction with a small prep period afterwards before the rugby world cup.
  8. I think watching it online is the best bet if you don't want a ceremony that is cut for commercials like sochi
  9. they can hold all the indoor sports they want, but when it comes to outdoor no matter what AC tech they have it just will never work imo
  10. another new document http://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=Qm0JUlO7vyI%3d&tabid=36&mid=762
  11. I don't see why they would be concerned about the shooting venue since the one they are planning to use is the one from 1964 and would only require minimal renovations. The rowing and canoe venue however should be moved if the price is going to swell that much.
  12. I just went on the JSC site, but in japanese. It took a little scavenging but I found it eventually.
  13. There's a new Q&A posted on the JSC website but it's in Japanese http://www.jpnsport.go.jp/newstadium/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=w39gQXKDZ3M%3d&tabid=36&mid=762
  14. i'm not sure if this has been asked but will the OC be broadcast live on their youtube page because I don't think there are any channels broadcasting it in the US...
  15. as far as the Glasgow 2014 website timer says, they'll start at 9pm GMT, which is 4pm EST.
  16. And it looks like these peaceful protests have made an impact. http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/protests-pay-off-as-hadid-alters-tokyo-stadium/5069610.article
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