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  1. e-Games in the Olympics?

    Theres few issues 1.Aside of FIFA, LoL, Starcraft and maybe also Street Fighter and MvC (which consitly is in EVO) games don't have long life time 2.Lack of unified international federations to uniformly regulate the "discipline" 3.Lack of national diversity in popular games, they usally donated by Koreans and Japanese 4.Most impotent issue is fact that games are not product of free ideas as traditional sport, but products of commercial company and lot depends on them. The problem is computer games can't go to public sector as traditional sport as they are tied by there private makers If any game has chance to go to Olympics it is FIFA, as it only game series that have esport scene backing of international sport federation https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FIFA_Interactive_World_Cup
  2. Michael Phelps is very safe bet
  3. los angeles 2024

    After 18 years is "long time" (well if Calgary gets 2026 it might be earlier) and live streaming requires cable subscription anyway, where i in my small Poland i could watch Olympics live on terrestrial TV and have full access to 14 OBS international feeds on internet for free. Even Discovery deal have much lesser approach and it sell sublicences to local broadcasters an i still be able to watch live, even if it's gonna be EuroSport, probably because they can't pull this kind of BS (sorry i can't call it other way) in european countries. Sorry but this NBC deal is disaster for US viewer imo.
  4. los angeles 2024

    Hehe this will be first time since long time US citizens will be able to see opening ceremony live ;p
  5. Minsk 2019: II European Games

    With European Championships around (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Championships_(multi-sport_event)) which holds the core of the Olympics this event does not have much future, more and more federations will start to jump the ship where is more money and atletics alone in it considering it replaces existing event gurranties that. If this continues EOC probably need to give up and try to plug in to European Championships somehow, since as it is now i don't see how they could play this out. I bet Lukashenko himself or even Putin might not be impressed by it, no body knows that something happened in Baku few years ago.
  6. Paris 2024

    Yea i don't think IOC will be happy about those medals either, they probably need to remove Olympic logos and change traditional side of medal
  7. Peace of mind for the next 5-6 years? They only gained 2-3 year window of free time after 2019 (not counting YOG), next they need to select 2026 winter host which are more problematic as 2024 shown, yes there is Calgary, but 2024 also had Oslo you know ;p As said before in some thread, this double host selection of old big fish hosts kind of making Agenda 2020 not as effective for summer games for next decade, no new host for 3 games summer games. Also it's little unfair with potential 2028 bidders that will need to wait for 2032 selection.
  8. 2017 World Games

    Oh, i do heard there was some international volunteers. You got some dedication to come volunteer from Singapore to lesser multisport event like this, i hope you enjoying stay in our city
  9. Karkonosze 2030

    I gonna post as this even thru it just talking but it's interesting info which is not much visible even in Polish media and who knows what to what this can grow in to. When i find it was supprice for me, i to time to time google "Igrzyska w Polsce" ("olympics in in poland") in hope of potential olympics in Poland and i find this. In January of this year majors of Szklarska Poręba and Karpacz got crazy idea to bid for Olympics entire region of Karkonosze in 2030 (so it would be named Karkonosze 2030). Karonosze is mountain region in Lower Silesia (Dolnośląskie) between Polish and Czech border, it quite near place where famous "golden train" supposely is which was talk about worldwide if you heard that. Szklarska Poręba alone is 2nd known winter city in Town aside of Zakopane (or maybe i think it that way as it is in quite near me) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krkonoše As it is in Czech border, they wan to cooperate with them too and go beyond the region and even involve Germans and there snow track (but latest news shows they throw this idea away) and even involve near by Wrocław and Prague for ceremonies, they want to utilize favorable Agenda 2020 which eliminates compacty of Olympics. They talk about using Harrachov for ski jumping (here note that this complex current condition is very bad to no say tragic and needs huge renovation), Szklarska Poręba would take cross country (there was 2 world cup even when Kowalczyk was in form), alpine sking would be in Szczyrk and Špindlerův Mlýn, Karpacz is said to be potential place for luge track, Jelenia góra which is one of bigger cities in region would be place for indoor arenas. I want to point one that this for the first time where other region then Małopolska with Zakopane and Kraków which thinks of making winter olympics in Poland. Imo biggest issue (without looking on obvious money issue here ofcorse) of this region is low investment in sport, aside of of being typical tourist ski location this region is not much known for winter sport, fact that ski jumping the most popular winter discipline in Poland, would be in Harrachov shows that perfectly. The overall atmosphere in media about it as you may guess is very septic after debacle which Kraków 2022 was (which in imo was some kind of public money drain campaign). The reason why i even written this is fact that they actually talked to government and PKOL (Polish NOC) about this, after Kraków 2022 both bodies are also sceptic about. Major problem here is the same as currently in entire Europe, people don't want wasting money, PKOL made it clear that the referendum will be required before even starting anything official (do i need to mention Kraków 2022 here again? ;p), minister of sport saying they will keep idea in distance for exact same reasons, until people will wanted, but looking on comments under news... i do not think they like the idea for now at least. The news i read mention 2020 as potential year for this referendum, which due to spread nature of idea might be diffult both logistically and legally as we not talking here about one city or even country. If refrendum happens, this will probably be moment when whole country gonna talk about it. Here some links (polish so you need to use translator): http://www.przegladsportowy.pl/igrzyska-olimpijskie,wladze-karpacza-i-szklarskiej-poreby-walcza-o-igrzyska,artykul,749774,1,969.html http://eurosport.onet.pl/zimowe/karkonosze-2030-zrobmy-to-byle-z-glowa/6q2lqh http://www.gazetawroclawska.pl/sport/sporty-zimowe/a/zimowe-igrzyska-olimpijskie-w-karkonoszach-w-2030-roku-zdjecia,11674388/ http://www.radiowroclaw.pl/articles/view/63713/Zimowe-igrzyska-w-Karkonoszach-To-nie-mrzonki-ROZMOWA-DNIA (interview with major of Szklarska Poręba) Again as i said for now it is just talking and dreams and media coverage of it is very low, but since this is best place to talk about potential bids i think it's at least worth posting here to inform international bid-loving community about those talks, the think might silently just die of over time specially after next local elections next year. If anything significant happens regarding this will post info about it.
  10. 2017 World Games

    So i see this event got forgotten here ;p as you may (not) know it already started I wanted to post my review of opening ceremony and overall atmosphere as it not only happens in my country but also my city. In short, opening ceremony was huge disappointment for me, and it was not just because budget which is understable, but thematically. As pole i expect a just a bit of Polish history and traditions. insted whole event was turn in to promotion of city and only historical things was showcase of old films taken in city from varius events which because Wrocław was in most time of it's existance not polish it only includes 20th century, other then that there was city promotional songs how there is "no war" and how Wrocław is city of "various people without hate", typical left propaganda which i eye rolled. To make things more funny about it, aside of fact that all flags was rised at same time (which in world games, is flag of world games, olympic flag and host country flag) which was very odd. it included 4th flag which was flag of city, which i never seen something like that even in local events. Decoration was very sporadic and i can count in fingers in single had, it was 1. 3x scenes center, main stage and orchestra stage 2. 2x posters with some World games graphics which was rolled out in beginning of event and sit there to end of event 3. ton of people (volontiers) in dwarfs hats which is icon of our city. Thats it! nothing more. Now lack of decorations hint major disappointment of this event, i can live without any tradition and history stuff, but there was practically 0 theatrical typical for this kind of event and something you expect, insted whole event concetrated on music (and in city this event was adrvitised as music event which very odd for me too, so i guess i should expect that)..... and this not main disappointment about it, but most music there was not original and by that i mean it was not music of people that sing there and most of them was not even Polish, to makes things more more funny, the event started with "musical oleastra" which insted to play something Polish, they play mix of modern international music... including hiphop. Polsat Sport commentator in one moment described this event perfectly, this looksed morel like closing ceremony then opening ceremony, and imo even if you consider it closing ceremony it still was lacklaster. I seen a lot better opening ceremonies in Poland then this which suppose to have more Olympic feeling (and only there was Bach, olympic flag and atletes parade which Polsat went all NBC and cut it with astronomicaly long advertisements, i seen more adverts then parade), insted it it was not much different from typical Polish new year concert, minus disco polo music (thank god). I was considering buying tickets for this as i'm Olympics fan and this was life time chance to see this kind of event live.... now i'm really happy i didn't wasted money for this, something i can see for free multiple times a year, i would rether see Euro 2012 opening ceremony live. As for atmosphere, you need go to city center to see any signs of event, other events even less spectacular had a lot more city coverage. Only thing which i actully feel happy about it fact you can see athletes and treners normally walking around you even in neiberhood around home buildings, i was presently suppriced about that.
  11. Budapest 2024

    Then he can be biased like that, i know lot of Polish people who would tell you same stories about Poland and Kaczyński, but they can be over the extreme, and if you talk to other people they gonna tell you the opposite and they can be over the extreme too. It all depends on there political opinion, values and awareness of things, as well as actual interest in politic affairs. I have 0 idea how Hungarian opposition, but i know the Orban got on lead when prime minister at time got caught on tape being happy how much he is a "liar". I personally from my neutral look from what i look, Orban is not as extremest as Erdogan or Putin for large degree, if orban did extreme things to level of those 2, Polish mainstream media which is mostly Pro-EU and (<-- just by that) anti-Orban would raport it without 2nd thouth. In case of China, it's not just sports, politics who hate each other in daily basis in Europe filtering with them ;p You need to remeber that reason why lot of high budget games go to dictatorial countries, because other countries have problem to senstain them or even with huge political will people not support them, i think 2022 host selection expoposed that very well, doing winter olympic in Bejing alone non-politicly sounds crazy and out of place.
  12. Budapest 2024

    Based on whats happening in my country, anyone going against mainstream politic narrative of EU can be easily declared by west media as dictator which "follow the steps of Putin and Erdogan" if not son of Hitler just by that fact alone, when political opposition do same BS if not worse. Things can look different from inside then outside. Other then deal with Putin on nuclear plant which i see negatively, i don't know other affairs of Hungary enough to properly jurge Orban enough, i see him OKish from what i know. Besides if people don't have issue with China which is openly dictatorial (and for some reason most people don't care about it) i don't know how Hungary or even Russia is a issue.
  13. RT @Luos_83: End result of adding a string every time someone followed me or wished me a happy bday :) #ue4 https://t.co/DkF2YDsVo6

  14. Beijing 2022

    One thing for sure, we gonna have another over the top opening ceremony
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