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Baron (everybody knows its you now anyway), I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't belittle my positive memories.

Well, you belittle our people's happy memories of Atlanta by consigning it a "C." It certainly wasn't. It was an "A+" in my book. As FYI said, you call people out for doing exactly what you are/were doing.

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Gotta say I thought Atlanta's look was pretty good.

Considering the Games were plastered as being a tad too commercial I thought their look and design did the Centennial Games proud and were by and large pretty classy.

They had either the blessing or curse (whatever way you look at it) of having to cover both bases with everything they did - honour the centennial as one as the normal geographical based stuff an Olympic host uses.

I liked the whole forest green colour scheme mixed with the golden quilt of leaves, or the *100* or Olympic rings in the olive branches.

To me, the design and look of Atlanta was one of the success stories of these Games.

I see what others mean though, it does seem like London is going down the road of LA, in 2012 we're gonna have things pop up where you could go up next to them, touch them and have your photo taken next to them.

I will give a slight nod here to Nagano. I thought their athlete caligraphic style look was a great idea but perhaps not executed in the best way, and probably one of the lest memorable of the looks when lining it up against the likes of the Athens Panorama, The Salt Lake Rhythm Crystal and Sydney's fluid energy etc etc.

They did how however start to take their look into other facits of the Games, I remember their start gates for instance was based on Oragami.

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Well, you belittle our people's happy memories of Atlanta by consigning it a "C." It certainly wasn't. It was an "A+" in my book. As FYI said, you call people out for doing exactly what you are/were doing.

You are more than welcome to give your own grades.

I think Atlanta deserved a C for their look -- purely for design-based reasons.That's not an attack on your personal experience of Atlanta. You did very explicitly and intentionally demean my experience of Athens.

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I took this today, a giant image of the queen on the balcony of Buckingham palace, covering the entire frontage of sea container house,

After I took this I got caught in a tsunami from a high speed Thames clipper and ended up knee deep in river water, so people should take note, walking on the beach in London has its hazards.

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If you've not felt the presence of the Games looming on the horizon before, you certainly will now.

The wayfinding pieces for London 2012 venues inside Tube carriages has appeared on the Jubilee line today.

Following the test events in the Park last month and with signage still in place in Stratford station, this pretty much confirms London 2012 signs are in the bright 'shard shape' pink of the original launch of the logo back in 2007. It would also explain two things - why there are no pink banners in the city look we have seen go up so far (so the signage stands out against them) and the bright pink uniforms of the 'Boris ambassadors'. It seems the consistent 'presence of pink' as a guiding tool has filtered out to all the various stakeholders as a way of unifying way finding across the UK to all London 2012 venues. That's a pretty massive piece of work.

Just like in Stratford station, I expect we'll see the temporary pink signage going up inside the Tube station themselves over the next coupel of weeks, as well as other pieces around the city guiding spectators to their venues.

Exciting times.

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It seems the Emirates Air Line cable car, its presence confirmed on the Games-time map, will be open before 27th July.

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For me the look of the game is how the beauty spots parks and canals around the Olympic park connect, to facilitate a quality visitor experience. As it stand at the moment its still stretching the imagination to visualise how this will come to pass before the Olympics. The important points to be dressed up are the greenway to Victoria park,

Hackney wick to Victoria park

And parts of the Canal on the rout of the Boat service between old ford lock and three mills island.

There is still two months to go so Im excited to see how this unfolds.

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My guess is, and I may be wrong, but as the last day before the opening ceremony the torch will end up in westminster. I think at that point the final set of rings on the London Eye will be lit, it was the image used a lot during the bid.

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Podiums, costumes and flowers for Victory Ceremonies unveiled

London 2012 have unveiled the key items that will be used across the 805 Victory Ceremonies at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The podiums, costumes and flowers for Victory Ceremonies have been revealed

The design will be used across 805 Victory Ceremonies taking place in more than 30 London 2012 venues this summer.

Victory Ceremonies take place shortly after a medal event finishes and will be an exciting celebration of the achievements of the 4,400 medal-winning athletes at the Games.

Unique royal purple podiums have been created by students from the Royal College of Art in London, complemented by royal purple uniforms for the female volunteer athlete and presenter escorts and male volunteer flower and medal bearers.

The students used dynamic lines on the podiums to represent the energy of the Games and the athletes. The costumes were inspired by London and it’s architecture, British heritage, as well as Greek mythology.

The flower bouquets were designed by Jane Packer, an internationally renowned UK florist, and represent the vibrancy of the Games. They include the iconic British flower, the rose, and a selection of traditional herbs which together create an unusual fragrant mix.

The unique makeup look worn by the Games Makers, created by award winning make-up artist Caroline Barnes and provided by Max Factor, includes shades of purple and gold.

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Podiums, costumes and flowers for Victory Ceremonies unveiled

London 2012 have unveiled the key items that will be used across the 805 Victory Ceremonies at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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The podiums, costumes and flowers for Victory Ceremonies have been revealed

The design will be used across 805 Victory Ceremonies taking place in more than 30 London 2012 venues this summer.

Victory Ceremonies take place shortly after a medal event finishes and will be an exciting celebration of the achievements of the 4,400 medal-winning athletes at the Games.

Unique royal purple podiums have been created by students from the Royal College of Art in London, complemented by royal purple uniforms for the female volunteer athlete and presenter escorts and male volunteer flower and medal bearers.

The students used dynamic lines on the podiums to represent the energy of the Games and the athletes. The costumes were inspired by London and it’s architecture, British heritage, as well as Greek mythology.

The flower bouquets were designed by Jane Packer, an internationally renowned UK florist, and represent the vibrancy of the Games. They include the iconic British flower, the rose, and a selection of traditional herbs which together create an unusual fragrant mix.

The unique makeup look worn by the Games Makers, created by award winning make-up artist Caroline Barnes and provided by Max Factor, includes shades of purple and gold.

a massive fail - i'm afraid!

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They remind me of flight attendants, though I don't get that red sash.... I like the purple on the podium though.

The sash is the little 'homage' to classical Greece (ya know...Prince Philip being ex-prince of Greece, etc.)

I guess it's a lot cheaper than returning the Parthenon marbles. ;)

I like them. They're unfussy, streamlined, and add just a little color to the brief proceedings without asking for too much attention.

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