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Old May 29th, 2012, 01:01 PM   #3261
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Old May 30th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #3262
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Olympic torch visits Games 'birthplace' Much Wenlock

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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:30 AM   #3263
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Re: tents in the Olympic Park....

As I posted on the previous page....

For London 2012, this [temporary overlay] includes more than 200,000 seats, enough tents to cover the whole of Hong Kong, and enough toilets to service the entire population of Malta...

...The Olympic Park represents a particular challenge due to its scale and complexity – around 60-70 overlay projects are required there to get it ready.

This is no different from any past Games, and the TV cameras won't show them. A lot of the tents near the entrance will be for security checking as visitors enter...

Beijing, rows of tents:



Vancouver, rows of tents:



Here's a littel article on Vancouver's tents; http://specialtyfabricsreview.com/ar..._mk_tents.html
At least in Beijing and Vancouver they had some colour.
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 09:48 AM   #3264
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Old June 2nd, 2012, 05:09 PM   #3265
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At least in Beijing and Vancouver they had some colour.
As sgroutage says none of the Park has been dressed yet. You're picking holes where there are none.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 10:31 AM   #3266
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Advanced preparation for Greek refugees?

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Old June 6th, 2012, 03:29 PM   #3267
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With Love from the UK to the Irish Republic!

An emotional Wayne McCullough, a Games silver medallist boxer, said that crossing the Irish border with the Olympic flame was an emotional moment
for the two countries as Flame entered the Irish Republic.

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Old June 12th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3268
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Biggest Set Yet...
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London 2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to be a 'green and pleasant land', says Danny Boyle

See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...nny-Boyle.html

The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony:
• The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is titled ‘Isles of Wonder’, inspired by Shakespeare’s play The Tempest
• The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will commence at 21:00 on 27 July 2012, with the pre-show starting at 20:12.
• The Ceremony is predicted to be viewed live by a worldwide TV audience of over a billion people.
• The Ceremony will open with the ringing of the largest harmonically-tuned bell in the world, produced by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, measuring two metres tall by three metres wide and weighing 23 tonnes.
• There is 15,000 square metres of staging – equivalent to 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools
• A flying system that can lift 25 tonnes – the same as five elephants
• 12,956 props, over 100 times more than a West End musical
• A million watt PA system using double the amount of speakers than on the main stage at Glastonbury
• Services and products provided by 93 different supplier companies
• 10,000 adult volunteer performers
• Volunteer Performers from the NHS for a special sequence that ceelbrates Britain’s National Health Service
• 900 children aged 7-9 years and 11-13 years chosen from schools in the six host boroughs engaged in the official London 2012 Get Set education programme

For all four Ceremonies there will be:
• 20,000 volunteer cast members, with UK-wide auditionees from 18-90 years old, including people who watched the London 1948 Games live
• 23,000 costumes and a total of 12 hours of music
• A combined TV audience predicted to be over four billion people
• 2,000 staff, crew and suppliers

[IMG]http://i45.************/29f3vdh.jpg[/IMG]

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Old June 12th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #3269
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do we need this spoiler everwhere?
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Old June 13th, 2012, 11:35 AM   #3270
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London Olympics 'to come in £500m under budget'

Sports minister Hugh Robertson says the London Olympics are set to come in under its £9.3bn budget with about £500m of the contingency funding left.

He told the BBC the exact figure would be announced to Parliament later.

But Mr Robertson said that "all being well we should be able to hand half a billion pounds back to the Treasury".

The £9.3bn budget, which included a £2bn contingency, was set in 2007 and was almost four times the estimated cost at the time London bid in 2005.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18421211
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Old June 13th, 2012, 02:00 PM   #3271
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Kind of off topic , but what's up with all the towns in Southeastern Massachusetts being named after cities in England?

There's Taunton, Swansea, Dartmouth, Plymouth, Attleboro, Fairhaven, New Bedford, Somerset and much more that I can't think off the top of my head.

Probably something to do with the fact that the entire eastern part of what is now the United States used to be part of the British Empire. 13 original British colonies which founded the great nation that is the USA today.... hence the 13 red and white stripes on the American flag.. 13 original British colonies and 50 stars for the current 50 states of todays nation.

It isn't just the US... travel anywhere in the world that used to be part of the British Empire and you will see thousands of places named after cities or towns in the United Kingdom.
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Old June 14th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3272
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Biggest Set Yet...
[IMG]http://i47.************/fviie0.jpg[/IMG]
London 2012 Olympics: Opening Ceremony to be a 'green and pleasant land', says Danny Boyle

See http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/oly...nny-Boyle.html

The Olympic Games Opening Ceremony:
• The London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony is titled ‘Isles of Wonder’, inspired by Shakespeare’s play The Tempest
• The worldwide broadcast of the Ceremony will commence at 21:00 on 27 July 2012, with the pre-show starting at 20:12.
• The Ceremony is predicted to be viewed live by a worldwide TV audience of over a billion people.
• The Ceremony will open with the ringing of the largest harmonically-tuned bell in the world, produced by the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, measuring two metres tall by three metres wide and weighing 23 tonnes.
• There is 15,000 square metres of staging – equivalent to 12 Olympic-sized swimming pools
• A flying system that can lift 25 tonnes – the same as five elephants
• 12,956 props, over 100 times more than a West End musical
• A million watt PA system using double the amount of speakers than on the main stage at Glastonbury
• Services and products provided by 93 different supplier companies
• 10,000 adult volunteer performers
• Volunteer Performers from the NHS for a special sequence that ceelbrates Britain’s National Health Service
• 900 children aged 7-9 years and 11-13 years chosen from schools in the six host boroughs engaged in the official London 2012 Get Set education programme

For all four Ceremonies there will be:
• 20,000 volunteer cast members, with UK-wide auditionees from 18-90 years old, including people who watched the London 1948 Games live
• 23,000 costumes and a total of 12 hours of music
• A combined TV audience predicted to be over four billion people
• 2,000 staff, crew and suppliers

[IMG]http://i45.************/29f3vdh.jpg[/IMG]
ohh can't wait for 27 july. Jerseyboi thank you for such a detail update.. nice work
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Old June 14th, 2012, 01:10 AM   #3273
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I don't particularly find these shots of the opening ceremony to be very inspiring.

Farm yard animals and basically a green field on an island...

I am sure there is more to this than meets the eye....
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Old June 14th, 2012, 03:32 PM   #3274
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*Spoiler alert * Opening Ceremony.

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Old June 14th, 2012, 09:04 PM   #3275
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London Olympics 'to come in £500m under budget'

Sports minister Hugh Robertson says the London Olympics are set to come in under its £9.3bn budget with about £500m of the contingency funding left.

He told the BBC the exact figure would be announced to Parliament later.

But Mr Robertson said that "all being well we should be able to hand half a billion pounds back to the Treasury".

The £9.3bn budget, which included a £2bn contingency, was set in 2007 and was almost four times the estimated cost at the time London bid in 2005.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-18421211
Does this include the £557 million they got from the sale of the Olympic Village? If so they had actually overspent...
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:38 AM   #3276
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Old June 15th, 2012, 09:57 PM   #3277
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*Spoiler alert * Opening Ceremony.

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It looks sensational staging for the opening ceremony. Apparently this year will not appear large below-ground elements lol. All the artistic segment will develop with the same scenery? A segment, or various segments artistic? As will the parade of the nations with the immense scenery?
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Old June 16th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #3278
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its the biggest ceremony stage yet built
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Old June 16th, 2012, 09:23 AM   #3279
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Probably something to do with the fact that the entire eastern part of what is now the United States used to be part of the British Empire. 13 original British colonies which founded the great nation that is the USA today.... hence the 13 red and white stripes on the American flag.. 13 original British colonies and 50 stars for the current 50 states of todays nation.

It isn't just the US... travel anywhere in the world that used to be part of the British Empire and you will see thousands of places named after cities or towns in the United Kingdom.
Uhh...Swansea is not in England........
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