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  1. Well they now have more time to be even more ready ;p
  2. After Kraków 2024 debacle and current spicy political situation (which shifted drastically from back then) i would not expect any Olympic bid from Poland anytime soon. Government won't risk giving free fuel for current opposition which would use that in instance, they already attack any big investments made by current government. Also on this note European Games bid news gone without much noise for people to even notice, Olympics are way different beast.
  3. If i'm not mistaken, they actually forced to keep Tokyo 2020 due to trademark/legal issues, change in it when things are already on go would be a struggle, i heard that in case of postponed Euro 2020.
  4. New video, with visual proof that they really smelt mobile phones
  5. Just to add (too bad there no edit function here) i think Bejing 2008 medals shows most you can do with this limitation, where they placed ring of different material on side they could and they made traditional very custom necklace belt handle.
  6. It's Nike, for Summer Olympics host can only design one side of the medal other one is standard and can not be change without IOC approval (they did exception for Athens 2004 when they change stadium to Greek one). It's also reason why summer Olympic medals don't look as crazy as winter once, as this limitation prevents total medal shape change and making holes, it need to. Paralympic medals obviously don't have that limitation but since it kind of sister event they as plain as Olympic one to keep similarity, like all other graphics and logos.
  7. Official designed been announced, kind of suppriced no body post this here yet ;p Looks simple, but they decently put actual effort to them compared to Rio once, which only had plain logo engravings
  8. I hope there design will be more interesting then once in Rio
  9. Sorry for double post but forgot to mention. Kraków by it self is probably number 1 place you can go to Poland as tourist, it's formal capitol of Poland and has lot of our history in it, there lot of things to visit. Entire surrounding area is probably most colorful and traditional one, including Zakopane which is called "winter capitol of Poland" it vicinity was reason why Karków was considered winter Olympic candidate. It's a lot of better region then Warsaw which lot of historic sites been destroyed in WWII or vicinity of Silesia Stadium (Chorzów) which is mainly industry mining region (but it has own traditional taste). Also worth mention there famous salt mine in Wieliczka new Kraków which sometimes alos used as event venue: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wieliczka_Salt_Mine
  10. Them most biggest venue is Kraków Arena which now have sponsor name Tauron Arena, is a largest indoor arena in Poland, 5th in Europe with capacity of 22k. In sports so far was used as volleyball (which is probably most successful team sport in Poland), handball (which we had successes but know it in downfall outside of clubs) and ice hokey (which we stuck in doorstep of elite group), It definitely be used someway. It's newest and most ready for anything venue in there https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tauron_Arena Biggest outdoor venue is probably Stadion Miejski stadium with capacity of 33k, the football club Wisła Kraków which is it's operator had a lot of financial problems this season barely making alive this season. In Kraków 2024 winter Olympics plans it was considered as ceremony venue. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stadion_Miejski,_Kraków Other then that i don't know much of venues in Kraków, but in case of indoor venues there should not be a problem as every polish city has plenty of them. I found this articule showing pictures of variues of them in current state in perspective of European games: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ar/c2-14233331 I will translate them, in case of stadium it is mention it needs some renovation most impotently it needs road way in for vehicles if it will be considered for ceremony. The biggest pain ofcorse is outdoor atletics venue, there not much of those in Poland (ofcorse except small once that looks like one used in YOG in Buenos Aries) and it's main reason why regardless of being one of top nations (top in Europe always competing with UK in European medal tables) we never host any outdoor senior championships, as said before newly reopened Silesia Stadium is the first stadium in Poland which is top IAAF class stadium that can host serior europe and world events. The articule above mentioned Wawel Arena bad condition but with new tracks: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901571 https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901577 There possibility of using AWF (university) atletic stadium, but it would need ot be expanded: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901575 Therep plan to build 50m olympic swimmingpool, they mention that local area people do protests over it https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901627 New planned Wisła indoor hall, they mention they have problem financing it so far: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36902139 Planed Yacht dock in near by Płaszów, also looking for extra cash https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36902131 There already build mountain canoe track : https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901585 Near by there "4th stage" of expantion of sport complex with tenis courts, also looking for extra cash: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36902135 There also old courts near Wawel, but it needs renovation: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901573 Articule also mentioned there plan of building stadium of 4.5k cappacity in Garbarni sport club https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901581 There also Carcovia (2nd Kraków football club) Stadium with capacity of 15k, articule mention one of the sides is made to easily transform in to concert field https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901579 Nowa Huta stadium that is considered to be replaced: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901561 AWF hall with capacity of 1k https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901587 Hutnik sport club hall with cappcity of 1k https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901563 New Cracovia indoor hall also 1k capacity https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901559 Newly build stadium of Prądniczanki sport club also 1k capacity: https://dziennikpolski24.pl/krakow-ma-igrzyska-europejskie-2023-zobacz-jak-wiele-obiektow-trzeba-wyremontowac-i-wybudowac-by-dorownac-minskowi/ga/c2-14233331/zd/36901567 Rest of galley shows venues in Minsk to compare I cal also tell that city have a large expirance to host street cycling as it frequently been used as a time stage for Tour de Pologne which is biggest cycling event in Poland also part of UCI tour. Entire region around Kraków is used multiple time for it. The indoor cycleing track can be the problem as only such track in Poland is Prusków Arena near Warsaw, but it very good venue hosting top UCI events but in different part of Poland: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arena_Pruszków
  11. 5 years is a lot of time and things may change, but with current way France is right now i would not expect much of a history.
  12. That sounds like far far from current reality + it not sport anymore if you got athletes acting in the studio ^^'
  13. Ever since renovated stadium since PZLA trying to get major event on that stadium, since we one of top athletics nations (specially on field) but we never had venue to host any bigger athletics event until now. Ironically this stadium titled "national stadium" by football fans as we usually win qualifiers with big teams there, British even called it "Coldron of Witches", which to this day polish media nicknaming this stadion that way, but ever since new "National Stadium" for EURO 2012 was build in Warsaw they name was moved there, you can still hear some hardcore football fans saying that true "national stadium" is in Silesia xd. Now PZLA try to make this stadion "National Athletics Stadium". But PZLA really don't like idea of multi sport European Championships as it complicates things for them. They try to propose candidature for 2022 but plan supposedly involved multiple polish cities but they give up the idea as ECM wants to host everything in single city and now trying to get pre-Olympic European Championship in 2024. But i hoping since now we got big event in Kraków year before and farther away from Olympics they might be more interested to participate, but i can see them go opposite way if they get that 2024 event.
  14. Btw Val di Fiemme ski jumping hill is considered lucky to Polish jumpers so im happy in this in this perspective ;]
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