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Old June 20th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #4801
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The most beautiful part of the Atlants Olympics is the Logo



But looking that up makes me realize why the Olympic council has asked Chicago to go with the star. The 2 torches are too similar.

Well, a torch is a 'torch' to some degree. I mean, the flame has no place to go but upwards. Certainly not downwards.

Also, the IOC did not "ask" CHicago to go with a star. They asked 'em to change it; and Chicago came up with the "star" for now -- which is a good sign since the last 2 SOGs on US soil -- LA84 and Atlanta 1996 had "stars" for their logos. So the new design is actually 'good luck.' As they say, 3rd time's a charm.

The Atlanta logo, design by Landor Design of San Francisco, incorporates the aspirations of the athletes and the Centennial nature of those Games.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 09:38 AM   #4802
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Another ignorant, 'sourgrapes' post from a real drip. Whadda you know? You weren't even there!! I worked those Games and they were fine! So, there were little glitches. What Games does not?

And I'll challenge you to anything!!
they were crap. deal with it.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:34 PM   #4803
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atlanta held the shittest olympic games ever. almost destroyed the olympic movement.
shitty stadium but not shitty games.

the velodrome backdrop..PACKED venues....the whitewater and rowing setting!!
beach volleyball setting, sunsets at the aquatic centre etc etc etc

atlanta had its issues but 99% of its venues are being used and many of them had amazing locations.
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Old June 20th, 2008, 01:43 PM   #4804
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As a 12 year old I thought Atlanta was great watching it on TV. The stadium wasn't an architectural masterpiece, but so what?
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Old June 20th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #4805
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they were crap. deal with it.
Awwwwwwwwwww. Too bad your crapper and living room were one and the same. Why didn't you even put a curtain?

The Georgia Dome set-up could've taught you that.

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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:00 AM   #4806
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atlanta held the shittest olympic games ever. almost destroyed the olympic movement.
That is of course your opinion. I for one was eight living in metro Atlanta at the time and I was AMAZED. The legecy in Atlanta is outstanding as well. It's also the only city that only had to bid once to host.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:02 AM   #4807
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As a 12 year old I thought Atlanta was great watching it on TV. The stadium wasn't an architectural masterpiece, but so what?
Exactly and to celebrate the 100 year anniversary it resembled the first Olympic stadium
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:12 AM   #4808
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Exactly and to celebrate the 100 year anniversary it resembled the first Olympic stadium
well, I think that was entirely accidental. It wasn't SPECIFICALLY designed to mirror the Panathinakon (or whatever the spelling is) of 1896. (I mean, a stadium is a stadium is a stadium to a certain extent.)

This was designed for its end use: a baseball stadium -- NOT a white marble elephant like the one in Athens is. And it did fine for the 2 weeks that it served as the Centennial Olympic Stadium.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 12:44 AM   #4809
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i bet those packed venues and massive ticket sales almost destroyed the olympic movement.

the aquatic centre today is a double volumen recreation centre and many othe venues are in good use except the tennis venue. But I could be wrong about that.

I'd also like to see the return of outdoor velodromes at dramatic locations and fewer "man-made" whitewater centres.
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i bet those packed venues and massive ticket sales almost destroyed the olympic movement.

the aquatic centre today is a double volumen recreation centre and many othe venues are in good use except the tennis venue. But I could be wrong about that.

I'd also like to see the return of outdoor velodromes at dramatic locations and fewer "man-made" whitewater centres.
Couldn't agree with you more. Especially when it comes to man made white water centers. Like the sarcasm By the way.
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Old June 21st, 2008, 03:08 AM   #4811
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As a 12 year old I thought Atlanta was great watching it on TV. The stadium wasn't an architectural masterpiece, but so what?
Ive never understood why the Atlanta stadium gets criticized the way it does. They built it with an intended use for long after the games were gone so it didnt go to waste. I remember watching (I was 16) and thinking those trucks lined up with their headlights on were tacky, but other than that it seemed like a good stadium and good ceremony. Anybody?
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Ive never understood why the Atlanta stadium gets criticized the way it does. They built it with an intended use for long after the games were gone so it didnt go to waste. I remember watching (I was 16) and thinking those trucks lined up with their headlights on were tacky, but other than that it seemed like a good stadium and good ceremony. Anybody?
Because the IOC got spoiled by entire ass-licking gov'ts going broke just to build billion dollar gymnasia just for their 2-week party. And the old coots in the IOC couldn't think outside of the box the way some young farts here (shall I name names?) can't think their way out of a paper bag!!!

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Old June 22nd, 2008, 09:01 AM   #4813
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so your clearly saying the middle east and north africa will never host the olympics in history ?
There's no doubt in my mind by 2040-50 the Middle East will have held an Olympics. Maybe even a few....

Somehow they'll manage to bubble and climate control an entire city or something. If any region has the $$$ and the will to build something incredible they sure do.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 09:25 AM   #4814
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I think we will see one in MENA in most of our lifetime's (especially if one includes Turkey) however I don't see Arabia hosting one.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 07:45 PM   #4815
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I think we will see one in MENA in most of our lifetime's (especially if one includes Turkey) however I don't see Arabia hosting one.
Not if they REFUSE to recognize Israel.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 10:28 PM   #4816
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Don't know, hard to say. I don't know if recognition would be key as long as they allow for Israel and its athletes to participate (and make visa exceptions for athletes and family).
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Old August 20th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #4817
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some updated renders

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Archietects - Garofalo and Studio Gang
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via garofaloarchitects.com





Tennis Facility
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Old August 20th, 2008, 07:03 PM   #4818
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please no more Olympics in the US. There are many other countries in the world.
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Old August 20th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #4820
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please no more Olympics in the US. There are many other countries in the world.
Nothing against the US, but Kuvvaci echoes the sentiments of many people around the world. This is a global event. There are only 25 Summer Olympics every century. No nation should get them more than three times in that time span.

1904, 1932, 1984, 1996. 2016 would make it 3 of the last 9 Summer Olympics in the same country.

As much as I was appalled at the behaviour of Brazilian fans, a south American nation should land this. Rio. If not Rio, then Tokyo. It would be 52 years since Japan last had it.

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