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Everything posted by Rafa

  1. Please correct me. Is the living / residential zone for the Olympic Village planned on an island. Will it present similar security threats to the concerns around the NY and Tokyo Olympic Village or is this a completely different scenario?
  2. If nobody in Europe wants it....send it elsewhere.
  3. Glad to see this bid come together but one would imagine that masterplan of the Olympic Park site would need revisions. The BOH/FOH setup as an example. Would it be possible to swop the OV site with the Aquatic Centre island (even if it does seem smaller)? Is it wise to combine the 3 major venues with the OV and other services on two islands with what seems to be moderate access?
  4. I would like to write about this. Is there a summary available for the venues, and their current status?
  5. Cauldron in the canal. Will rise up near stadium
  6. Basically the one in Cape Town but put on top of containers.
  7. Attempt 2. Triangular torch opening. Triangular stadium floodlights.
  8. Rectangular floodlights. Rectangular torch opening.
  9. The only reason a media village concept even exists is if hotel rooms are insufficient. Yes, they are fine with existing accommodation, rather than "potetial" media villages.
  10. Budapest vs. Wroclaw. Leaning towards Budapest.
  11. Cape Town has withdrawn its bid for the 2017 World Games citing financial implications.
  12. love. love. love. More proof. Temporary is not bland.
  13. Cape Town meets Rio Olympic Organizers 30 Aug 2011 11:01Submit a commentBizLike Calvyn Gilfellan, CEO of Cape Town Routes Unlimited (CTRU) will meet this week with Leonardo Gryner, CEO of Rio's 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games as part of a marketing drive in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Buenos Aires, Argentina. Before this meeting, where Gilfellan will share the marketing lessons learnt through South Africa's successful hosting of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, he will represent the destination at the SAA Sao Paulo Tourism Workshop and the Visit SA Expo in Buenos Aires. "It is crucial that we maintain the top-of-mind awareness in the South American market made possible by the World Cup. The number of Brazilians to our destination increased by almost 70% from 15 580 in 2009 to 26 340 in 2010. We cannot afford to rest on our laurels and must maximise our efforts in developing markets like these," he says. "International marketing platforms are opportunities to touch base with tour operators to find out what their customers are looking for, so that we can position ourselves better and consequently draw more tourists from South America to our destination. "Before and during the World Cup, Cape Town and the Western Cape hosted various Brazilian delegations, which came to see how we were preparing to host the world for the biggest sports spectacular. Various initiatives, like the highly successful Casa "little" Brazil, will be exported and translated into the Brazilian context when that country hosts both the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the Olympic Games in 2016. It is a real privilege for us to share our knowledge and experience with our Brazilian compatriots. We wish them all the best as they too make history preparing to host these two mega-events," he concludes.
  14. Where did the existing thread go...?
  15. Barcelona aside, the Madrid bid shows how important the narrative and packaging of a bid is important. Get Mike Lee before Rome bag him
  16. The marketing of the bid need and overhaul. Many key assets of Madrid are just not mentioned. Having been to Madrid, the previous bids do not capture the essence (spelling) and vibe of the city. PYC's 3rd attempt success was instrumental in Madrid announcing a bid. I would suggest a longer lag time between conclusion of Winter Olympic bid and the deadline for the next Summer Games bids.
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