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Swimming venue look awesome! Only concern is its too small, especially when they are bidding for the 2015/2017 WAC. Montreal will one of that. :blink:

Anyways, do you know why organizers chose Omnilife over Jalisco for the Opening ceremony?

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Swimming venue look awesome! Only concern is its too small, especially when they are bidding for the 2015/2017 WAC. Montreal will one of that. :blink:

Anyways, do you know why organizers chose Omnilife over Jalisco for the Opening ceremony?

Because Jalisco stadium, despite having more capacity than Omnilife, is far older and it would have costed more to renovate it for the ceremonies, thus using the Omnilife Stadium is more cheap, and they would have a more modern stadium, although with lower capacity.

Another reason i heard was because the Jalisco roof is weak (same problem Maracana had in 2007) and since Fivecurrents are planing to use flying objects this time, it was recomended to use Omnilife instead.

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Because Jalisco stadium, despite having more capacity than Omnilife, is far older and it would have costed more to renovate it for the ceremonies, thus using the Omnilife Stadium is more cheap, and they would have a more modern stadium, although with lower capacity.

Another reason i heard was because the Jalisco roof is weak (same problem Maracana had in 2007) and since Fivecurrents are planing to use flying objects this time, it was recomended to use Omnilife instead.

Okay, flying objects sounds interesting. Also do you have any other information or rumors of the Opening and closing ceremony (especially the Toronto handover ceremony)? Also do you know how the signs of the countries in the parade of nations will look?

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Okay, flying objects sounds interesting. Also do you have any other information or rumors of the Opening and closing ceremony (especially the Toronto handover ceremony)? Also do you know how the signs of the countries in the parade of nations will look?

I don't have much info to be honest (and since Omnilife Stadium is currently being used for the U-17 WC they won't start preparing the stadium for the ceremonies yet).

However it was confirmed that mexican artist Sergio Bustamante would design the cauldron (which it seems will be gold colored). I posted the article on this same thread:

Also, they said there would be references to his work at the opening.

His website: http://www.sergiobustamante.com.mx/

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More pics (the day before the opening)

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Even that is BETTER than the heavy-handed London Aquatic center. It doesn't look like something big is looming over you.

Intoronto, the Vancouver Ceremonies final budget was Can$48.3 million. First budget was $58 mil; then reduced by $13 mil; and then $8.3 mil was added for infrastructre renovations at BC Place.

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I agree London's aquatic center is a joke. Baron, was the ceremonies budget comment directed at any specific comment that I wrote?

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I agree London's aquatic center is a joke. Baron, was the ceremonies budget comment directed at any specific comment that I wrote?

Yes. Meant to clarify it.

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Got a family member hoping to qualify for the 2011 Games. What does the boxing venue look like?

http://www.thespec.com/localprofile/article/555059--jessie-wilcox-has-come-a-long-way-in-the-fight-game

Good luck to him!!! Go Canada!

To answer your question the arena is really small compared to other venues used for boxing as it only seats about 1,600 people.

Venue info and pics

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At last, the Guadalajara 2011 torch has been unveiled. Vatti (which worked on Beijing 2008 and Guangzhou 2010 Asiad torches, as well for the Singapore 2010 ones) are behind this one.

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OMG! I've never seen a torch that looks more like a vibrator!

What about Athens 2004 torch? :lol:

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Actually, it looks more like a cigar to me. It's in the Vatti mold.

But torches will always border on the phallic.

Honestly, though. Spot the torch:

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It seems that the girl holding the torch liked its shape. :D

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I couldn't stop laughing after seeing those pics.

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100-days Countdown ceremony at the Scotiabank Aquatic Centre

Alejandro Fernandez will perform the official theme of the games ''Un mismo Sol'' (The same sun) very soon, and it will be as well on the opening ceremonies.

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Nike, the official clothing of the Pan American Games

http://www.informador.com.mx/primera/2011/305896/6/nike-la-ropa-oficial-de-los-juegos-panamericanos.htm

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The sportswear company joins as a partner to Guadalajara 2011 with a show at the''Bridge''Matute Remus

GUADALAJARA, JALISCO (10/JUL/2011) .- With a sporting event on the Bridge "Jorge Matute Remus" with Pan American athletes, and the ambassador of Nike, Ana Gabriela Guevara, Olympic medalist in Sydney 2004, Nike was announced as the new sponsor of the 2011 Pan American Games.

The clothing brand that has distinguished itself by sponsoring various sports around the world, will be responsible for clothing the athletes will march with the torch Pan and all the staff of the Organizing Committee of the Pan American Games 2011 (Copag ).

For the director of Copag, Carlos Andrade Garin, the incorporation of Nike sports festival to be held in October this year, is of great importance, as this will support the reduction of expenses that the committee was scheduled to perform.

And although it is almost to the sporting event, Andrade Garin ahead expected six to eight sponsors more.

"We are reaching the final, yet we continue advertising agency sponsors about six, eight more sponsors."

In addition, Andrade Garin does not rule Ana Gabriela Guevara is nominated ambassador to the Pan American Games.

For its part, Horacio de la Vega, commercial director of the Pan American Games explained that an important step was achieved with the sponsors was that brands like Nike and Athletic have allowed in a single event.

"Nike is the official clothing of the Pan American Games, both for staff and for the torch relay, Athletic in effect will be the mark of sight to the athletes participating in the Pan American Games."

He explained that later this month, the casual clothing goes on sale.

In the event which bears the name of Run with Fire, the sprinter Ana Gabriel Guevara received the torch Panamericana.

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"Heroes of Fire" light up the spirit

Only 96 days to the start of the Pan American Games, the spirit filled people who gathered last night at the Bridge "Matute Remus", better known as Cable-Stayed.

Guadalajara lived an unforgettable night, where lights, music and sport were merged to create a magical atmosphere illuminated by more than three hours the city.

From early people gathered at the Bridge "Matute Remus" to witness the presentation of Nike as a trading partner of the Pan American Games, as well as enjoy an event full of surprises.

Cable-Stayed Bridge became a beautiful setting for sports and ear Nike was divided into four fields, basketball, football, running and cycling, the latter only display for attendees to live a sports night and invite them to become those called "Heroes of Fire," which will be the torchbearers.

The ceremony began with a show of lights and images projected fair and Nike on the walls of Hotel Riu left the audience amazed and gave way to the presentation of the Nike athletes invited: Ana Gabriela Guevara medalist, and marathoner Germain Silva, Madai Perez, Paula Apolonio, the long distance runner Helena Barrios and Luis Valencia.

"I am proud to be ranked as the Games is an emotion that runs through my veins like fire. We are counting the days to start the test and put up in Mexico, "said Ochoa, Madai Perez.

Then it was the turn of the head of Organizing Committee for the 2011 Pan American Games, Carlos Andrade Garin, who presented to the audience the Pan American Torch and delivered it to the Olympic gold medalist, Ana Gabriela Guevara, who served as an ambassador for Nike.

"These games will leave a legacy is important not only in Mexico but in Guadalajara. Is very emotional for me, I am very happy because I started my career in the Games won three gold medals and I know are very important, is the eve of the Olympics, "said Sonora.

In addition, he used to give a message to citizens, "We clothe the Games is an experience worth living," he said.

This kicked off the activities and festivities, attendees had the opportunity to interact with athletes and win tickets to various events by competing in mini-Pan American courts.

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The Sydney 2004 Olympic medalist in the 400 meter dash, Ana Gabriela Guevara, could be announced in the coming days as the new ambassador of the 2011 Pan American Games, adding to athletes and Sergio Perez, Lorena Ochoa and Saul Alvarez.

Elis Paprika, towards physical activity

One night when the sport was combined with the Olympics and the excitement of the audience well aware of the stars present among which stands out as Elis Paprika guest of honor at the heroes of Fire event held last night at the premises of the Bridge Matute Remus Guadalajara from 21:00 hours, in which the spirit of the imminent start of the 2011 Pan American Games was present.

"It is the first event I played on the eve of the Pan American Games, is excellent because this type of event generates people to come from elsewhere, will greatly help the state economically the fact that the Pan American Games are here," said Elis who lives in Mexico City and was invited to witness the event.

"While the idea is super people to do sport, inculcating have to be active. Hopefully all these sporting events will leave something to people, that lead a healthy life like me (laughs), "the singer who is considered sportsman at heart.

The singer is in our city as the guest of events around the games and take the opportunity to play a concert in Perla Tapatia next Thursday at the American bar.

The design for the tickets which was unveiled a couple of weeks ago

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An online magazine from the website of the Informador newspaper, for the 100 days countdown (in spanish)

http://www.informador.com.mx/suplemento-impreso/230/a-100-dias/

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So what's the deal with the islands that make up the former Netherlands Antilles?

They have been dissolved and will compete under the PASO or IOC flag.

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