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  1. I have to be honest that I thought the beginning was too projector based and, even with the budget in mind, too concentrated in certain parts of the stadium. The one thing I didn't like about the parade is how the athletes were sprawled about in the back. The samba section was great. My favorite part is that, however hard we tried to figure out the cauldron exactly, we never got it right and I was still surprised.

  2. 7 minutes ago, stryker said:

    Makes sense. I thought that one stadium would be hosting both baseball and softball.

    Tokyo Dome will not be used as the baseball venue. Yokohama Stadium has been studied and will be able to host both baseball and softball (look at the top of the page). They talk about it later in the video I posted during the new sports package presentation.

  3. 1 hour ago, Kevin C. said:

    Wow...that gave me shivers down my spine.  And it wasn't just a guitar solo but it also accompanied a subtle string section. Wow. Just beautiful.

    I tried to convince myself not to listen to it to keep the surprise, but I couldn't. I don't think I've ever heard any national anthem performed an beautifully as this, and the crowd matched the mood perfectly.

  4. 13 hours ago, Nemo said:

    Do you think that they will include the 1964 cauldron somehow?

    I remembered that I posted an article in another thread that said the IOC was ok with Tokyo using the 1964 cauldron again.



    Mori said he had spoken with International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach and been given consent to use the cauldron from the 1964 Games, the previous one hosted in Tokyo, for the 2020 edition.



  5. 49 minutes ago, Quaker2001 said:



    Not sure how exactly they plan to make this work without completely compromising the baseball stadium and/or some of the surrounding infrastructure.  I get that a temporary pool is probably a good way to go, but don't just look at the renderings.  Look at what's there now for a better sense of what's going on.

    It appears that they are going to retain the curvy bit of the stands, so I think they are at least trying to retain as much of the current field as they can.



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