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13 hours ago, Ikarus360 said:

It would be a good choice but wasn't she already in that small ceremony last year done when the games were supossed to open?

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I like this idea. Why does it matter that they've already had her in a ceremony last year?

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On 4/14/2021 at 9:43 AM, ulu said:

Would they really give this honour to someone who doesn't even speak Japanese?

Naomi Osaka spent most of her life abroad(still based in USA).She can comprehend and speak Japanese but not so fluently. She opted Japanese nationality in 2019 and it is not a dishonor(for us and for her)if she will be chosen as a final runner.

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The rejected idea could be vibrant, but not original...

I expected to give a further step and leave behid the projection mapping on the floor...

Anyway, we are just 3 months to go and we have nothing in sight, yet....

I think ceremies will be short, simplier than ever and using a lot of projection techniques... no mass will be seen...

 

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1 hour ago, Anthony said:

a little bizarre not to have any news or images from the stadium, almost two months out.

On Sunday, yesterday, there was a test event for athletics held at National Stadium.  You can see the images and story here:  Athletes get taste of what may be in store at COVID-era Olympics | The Japan Times 

Justin Gatlin was competing in the 100 metes.

Athletes compete in the 4x400 relay during Sunday’s test event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.  AFP-Jiji | AFP-JIJI

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I don't expect anything from these ceremonies. And to be honest I think I was maybe a bit too harsh on Rio ceremonies back in the day. Looking back at it, they did a good job considering the crisis Brazil was having. If Japan does something like Rio did I can live with that, but I already resigned to the fact there will be nothing particulary spectacular or surprising given the situation.

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35 minutes ago, Ikarus360 said:

I don't expect anything from these ceremonies. And to be honest I think I was maybe a bit too harsh on Rio ceremonies back in the day. Looking back at it, they did a good job considering the crisis Brazil was having. If Japan does something like Rio did I can live with that, but I already resigned to the fact there will be nothing particulary spectacular or surprising given the situation.

i agree with you (as much as i dont want to accept that this is likely the case lol). i'd still expect some sort of load in or rehearsal leak by now though. maybe im still premature.

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I don't know how much NBC's input matters at this point, but I would think they would still want some spectacle to fill their 4-hour slot devoted to Opening.  And of course, I think maybe only around 6,000-7,000 athletes will march in Opening.  So NBC will just flood their broadcast with tons of advertising.  YIKES!! 

I also wonder how many people Paris will be sending for their Handover segment.  Bet it's going to be a very scaled down show.  

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On 5/10/2021 at 11:07 PM, Anthony said:

i agree with you (as much as i dont want to accept that this is likely the case lol). i'd still expect some sort of load in or rehearsal leak by now though. maybe im still premature.

The Japanese are really known for protection from leaking, did you see what happend to Nintendo (the makers of Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020) years ago?

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On 5/22/2021 at 5:35 PM, WD96 said:

The Japanese are really known for protection from leaking, did you see what happend to Nintendo (the makers of Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo 2020) years ago?

i did not!

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Mixed-gender Olympic Oath takers being considered for Tokyo Games

Organizers are considering having one female and one male athlete swear the Olympic Oath at the upcoming Tokyo Games opening ceremony, a source familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

Traditionally, one athlete from the host nation recites the oath on behalf of all games participants but having a mixed-gender pair carry out the rite on July 23 would be a nod to gender balance and equality recommendations set out in Olympic Agenda 2020.

At the Seoul Olympics in 1988, female handball player Son Mi Na and male basketball player Hur Jae delivered the athletes' oath together in the only previous occasion where more than one person has given the Olympic pledge of sportsmanship.

The International Olympic Committee has called the Tokyo Olympics "the first-ever gender-balanced Olympic Games in history," with almost 49 percent of the athletes participating being women and a record number of female competitors at the Paralympics.

The idea is being considered just months after the long-time organizing committee chief Yoshiro Mori stepped down amid an uproar over sexist comments he made regarding women's input in meetings.

The 83-year-old retracted the remarks and offered an apology "to anyone I have offended" but blamed the media for fanning public anger.

The IOC has encouraged National Olympic Committees to take up the option to have both a female and male flagbearer, and also decided that each of the 206 delegations should include at least one male and one female.

In addition to the delegation captain, the Japanese Olympic Committee is planning to add a vice-captain for the first time at a Summer Games. The team will ensure each role is held by an athlete of a different gender.

All three oath takers at past Olympics held in Japan have been male.

Gymnast Takashi Ono took the Olympic Oath in 1964 when Tokyo last hosted the Summer Games. Speed skater Keiichi Suzuki took the oath at the 1972 Sapporo Winter Games and Nordic combined skier Kenji Ogiwara did so at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games.

Date:May 26,2021

News source:Kyodo News

Link to this article:https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/05/e4414fde6852-mixed-gender-olympic-oath-takers-being-considered-for-tokyo-games.html

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Eco-friendly Tokyo Olympic medal podium unveiled, with 50 days to go

The organizing body of the Tokyo Olympics on Thursday unveiled an environmentally friendly medal podium and newly composed music that will be played during victory ceremonies, as the Japanese capital marked 50 days to go until the major international sporting event.

During a live online event, the organizers introduced the navy-colored checkered podium, which was made from recycled plastic, as well as costumes and medal trays to be used by volunteers who will take part in the ceremonies.

"For athletes standing on the podium and for others watching them, I believe (the ceremonies) will allow us to realize the value of holding the games during this time," Seiko Hashimoto, president of the committee, said of the games to be held amid the coronavirus pandemic.

"We have 50 days. I feel like I can hear the footsteps of the athletes who will cross the sea and gather in Tokyo," she said. "The organizing committee will protect the health of athletes at all costs."

Podiums, designed by artist Asao Tokolo who created the games' emblems, were made using marine plastic waste and household plastic to highlight the committee's push for sustainability, one of the key concepts of the Olympics set to open on July 23.

Date:June 3,2021

News source:Kyodo News

Link to this article:https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/06/608c6ae89b7f-eco-friendly-tokyo-olympic-medal-podium-unveiled-with-50-days-to-go.html?phrase=podium&words=podium

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Yikes. Talk about soulless uniforms. 

Anyway.... not rehearsals of the opening ceremony but a massive concert by Jpop group Arashi done in the National Stadium in late 2020. Kinda shows the potential the stadium has for these kind of events.

if you want to see spoilers when they appear I suggest you look at Instagram and the olympic stadium tag. A lot of Pyeongchang leaks came out from Instagram back in the day.

https://www.instagram.com/explore/tags/国立競技場/

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17 hours ago, johnhilly said:

what do you think of this video? Could this be obs intro?

it looks like it could be. however, it doesn't lead into the obs logo.

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7 hours ago, Anthony said:

it looks like it could be. however, it doesn't lead into the obs logo.

We just got to wait until either the IOC would copyright claim this video, just as the one from Rio was leaked three months prior to the 2016 Games; and then was taken down in the following month, or one of its official broadcasters would preview this, just like Romania's TVR did, to use it for their promo of its PyeongChang 2018 coverage. And hopefully, this would end with Tokyo 2020's emblem being shown in the end rather than the OBS logo, and if it does, it would be the first time that we would see an emblem being featured in an official Summer Olympics intro since Barcelona, in which the 1992 Games' logo was shown in the final seconds of it; alongside the wordmark 'RTO '92'.

It can work well as a template for other broadcasters so they could add their own logo in the end, for example: If you were watching the Games from other countries like Singapore, then the logo of Mediacorp would be shown alongside Tokyo's emblem, and the words 'Official Broadcaster'.

Also, OBS have already done this method of placing the official emblem in the end, these examples were the TV titles of the Youth Olympics in both Buenos Aires 2018 and Lausanne 2020.

Buenos Aires 2018 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube

Lausanne 2020 - OBS Broadcast Opening Sequence - YouTube

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On 6/5/2021 at 11:00 AM, Ikarus360 said:

Yikes. Talk about soulless uniforms. 

 

On 6/6/2021 at 2:56 AM, WD96 said:

Looks like samurai uniforms.

I hoped yukata.But Tokyo is very hot, so I don't think this uniform is so bad.The designer is Souta Yamaguchi, who seems to be a young and talented person and the concept is "neo formal dress".

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表彰式で使用される衣装 Image by Tokyo 2020

https://www.fashionsnap.com/article/2021-06-03/tokyo2020-costume/#lg=1&slide=0

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