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Old October 29th, 2008, 02:01 PM   #1061
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Lets here your ideas then because i'm sure they'll be amazing...
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Old October 29th, 2008, 02:46 PM   #1062
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2012 Mascot
The Beijing Olympics used a series of five mascots called Fuwa, while the Athens games in 2004 used a brother and sister called Athena and Phevos, named after two Greek gods.

In 2000 the Australians used Ollie the kookaburra, Syd the platypus and Millie the echidna; a strange creature called Izzy represented Atlanta in 1996; while Barcelona used Cobi the Catalan sheepdog in 1992.

1988's Olympic games in Seoul featured Hodori the tiger; the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics Sam the eagle; and the Russian games in Moscow in 1980 used Misha the bear.
My favorite was Cobi...I have tons of his stuff!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 01:18 PM   #1063
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I remember that weird thing from Atlanta... lol!
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Old October 30th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #1064
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"Izzy" from Atlanta '96


I still like Homer's "Springy" lol.
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Old October 30th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #1065
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I vote for Vicky Pollard
OMG that would be so amazing!
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Old November 7th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #1066
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2012 Olympic Handball Arena

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Plans for the multi-purpose 7,000 capacity Handball Arena of the 2012 London Olympic Games have been unveiled.

Designed by Make Architects to stand in the Olympic Park in Stratford, the venue will not only accommodate the Handball preliminaries and their subsequent quarter finals but also the Modern Pentathlon events of shooting and fencing. During the subsequent Paralympic Games it will be venue hosting Goalball.

The main body of the building will be clad in mostly recycled copper that is designed to weather and change form as the building gets older giving it a richly metallic appearance.

With some hints of modernism, the main body appears to float above the concourse level that is clad in 700 square metres of glass. Opening up the insides of the building and allowing passersby to see the competitions inside, at night it will passively illuminate the concourse next to it.

The interior of the scheme is designed to be as bright as the images for it suggest with a riot of multi-coloured seating that make it look more like the set of a studio for children's television.

Adding an environmental aspect to the scheme will be 100 light pipes, a type of tubular skylight. These will channel the sunlight directly into venue saving electricity costs and allowing it to be, at least partially, naturally illuminated.

After the games the seating capacity will be reduced from 7,000 to 6,000 with the building serving as a multi-purpose indoor venue capable of hosting sports from Basketball to Badminton making it part of the much trumpeted "legacy" politicians like to crow about.
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Old November 14th, 2008, 11:55 AM   #1067
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Work is due to begin to pull down the first of 52 pylons that dominate the skyline of the Olympic Park for the London 2012 Games.

The pylons are being replaced by two tunnels, each four miles long, to carry the power lines underground.

A symbolic removal of the first pylon will be carried out in front of an audience including London 2012 chairman Sebastian Coe, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell and David Higgins, chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority.

>> http://www.london2012.com/news/archi...dismantled.php
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Old November 16th, 2008, 12:27 AM   #1068
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"Izzy" from Atlanta '96
dont remind us
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Old November 16th, 2008, 03:43 AM   #1069
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dont remind us
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #1070
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:35 AM   #1071
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Ask South Park for this and you got a great mascot.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 03:28 PM   #1072
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flowers to go at London 2012????

To the victor, the laurels. Or rather, at the London 2012 Olympic Games, a pot plant.

In an attempt to be environmentally competitive, organisers of the London Olympics are planning to scrap the exotic bouquets usually presented to winners and replace them with “greener” greenery.

They have ruled out flying fancy blooms from abroad because of the hefty carbon footprint that would create. Instead they plan to give athletes home-grown plants, including the sort that champions might want to pop in a little bed of peat in a window box when they get back home – if their countries’ import rules permit.

Tessa Jowell, the minister for the Olympics, has confirmed in parliament that “locally sourced plants” will replace cut flowers as gifts to medal winners, competitors and other visiting dignitaries in 2012.

She said the awarding of potted plants was “absolutely” being considered as part of the sustainability agenda, along with English cut flowers. “We have fabulous British flowers in the summer. It won’t be necessary to fly flowers thousands of miles,” she said.

Not only will the plants and flowers be grown in Britain they will be wrapped in “natural materials” such as raffia and recycled paper.

The Royal Horticultural Society says British-grown summer plants such as daisies, sunflowers and miniature roses could easily replace exotic blooms, such as orchids, as gifts for medal winners.

Plants that match the colour of the medal, such as the silver-tinted wormwood, used in traditional medicine as an antidote for gout and indigestion, and the aptly named “bronze medal lily”, could be supplied.

“Replacing bouquets is doable from a plant point of view. You can have a very pretty plant,” said Helen Bostock, a Royal Horticultural Society adviser. “The tricky thing is how you present it. The Olympian would have to keep it upright.”

The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games said awarding plants rather than cut flowers was one of the options being considered in keeping with the sustainability plans. It said final decisions about the type of flower would be made nearer 2012.

The organisers are also looking at a carbon-neutral Olympic flame fuelled by waste wood.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:21 PM   #1073
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Eh? Arent all these plants just grown in greenhouses somewhere in the UK? Thats what I always thought.

Are the veggie only catering facilities and special cannabis zone sponsored by greenpeace still going ahead?
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #1074
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Are the veggie only catering facilities and special cannabis zone sponsored by greenpeace still going ahead?
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Old November 27th, 2008, 09:51 PM   #1075
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from London 2012 site today
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Construction overhead:

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Another construction shot:

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Old November 28th, 2008, 05:35 AM   #1076
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Ask South Park for this and you got a great mascot.
that would be amazing.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #1077
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that would be amazing.
Haha, I thought it was funny aswell. Guess people dont get South Park that much over there.

And btw, Yuck to the canals! They have plans to clean them, right?
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Old November 28th, 2008, 11:11 AM   #1078
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And btw, Yuck to the canals! They have plans to clean them, right?

Yes the canals are being sorted........wait till the project is finshed!
and landscaped......
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Old November 28th, 2008, 03:59 PM   #1079
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First 2012 Olympic venue unveiled

Weymouth and portland

The first purpose-built sporting venue for the London 2012 Olympics has been completed with the end of construction at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.

The £15m complex, which will also host the Paralympics events, was brought in under budget and ahead of schedule.

The world-class facility will play host to 400 athletes competing in 10 Olympic sailing categories.

National Lottery has raised £375m so far for the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, it was announced.

The Olympic Lottery Distributor said it had reached half of the £750m Olympics funding target it intends to raise from sales of specially-designed lottery games.

'Great news'

Ralph Luck, of the Olympic Delivery Authority, will join gold medalist Paul Goodison at the unveiling of the sailing academy later.

The British sailing team's successes at the Beijing Olympics included a haul of six medals, four of them gold.

The early completion of the venue will give Britain's competitors a chance to train "well ahead of 2012", said Lord Coe, who chairs the organising committee.

Paul Goodison, who won gold in the Laser class at Beijing, said: "We save a lot of time travelling around the world when we can get out of bed and it is here on our doorstep.

"It is a fantastic opportunity, not just for myself, but some of the youngsters to see us in 2012 and aspire to 2016."

Councillor Howard Legg, Weymouth and Portland council's special projects portfolio holder, said: "It is ahead of time, on budget and opening today.

"It is great news for the community.

"This is a real local effort, and it is not just people involved with sailing.

"We have hoteliers learning different languages to help welcome people here in their own language."

'Fantastic upgrade'

John Tweed, chief executive of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, said: "With these enhanced facilities they [sailors] will really be able to hone their skills before the 2012 games.

"It is just a fantastic upgrade to what is already here."

A 656ft (200m) breakwater protects the new facilities with a new pier offering two yacht-lifting cranes and a pontoon providing 70 berths for race boats.

The start of construction, using 70,000 tonnes of Portland stone, was delayed to avoid disrupting the nesting season of over-wintering birds around the local coastline.

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2012 World Garden goes for Gold

2012 botanical garden inspired by Britain’s five centuries of collecting plants from around the world

HALF-MILE long botanical garden inspired by Britain’s five centuries of collecting plants from around the world is to form the green centrepiece of the 2012 Olympics.

The riverside rival to Kew Gardens will be divided into four geographic zones, representing Europe and the Mediterranean, the Americas, Asia and the southern hemisphere. Together, they will contain thousands of species, many of them brought back by British explorers and horticulturalists.

The project has been drawn up by Sarah Price, 28, one of Britain’s foremost garden designers.

It will form part of a park, designs for which will be unveiled this Thursday by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) for the site of the games in Stratford, east London. The park, which will remain after the Olympiad for local residents to enjoy, will be about the size of St James’s Park, near Buckingham Palace.

The buildings at London 2012 will not be able to compete with the spectacular venues of Beijing 2008, such as the bird’s nest stadium and the water cube aquatics centre. The parkland, however, drawing on Britain’s world-leading horticultural traditions, is likely to be a cut above the municipal-style layouts at the Chinese Games.

In addition to Price’s gardens, the park will include flowering meadows, thousands of native woodland trees and several hills, similar to Henman hill at Wimbledon, on which spectators will be able to watch events on giant screens.

The ODA and its landscape designers have sidestepped television celebrity gardeners such as Charlie Dimmock or Alan Titchmarsh.

Instead, they have signed up Price, a rising star of the gardening world based in Brixton, south London, because of what they call her “painterly” approach. She does not use decking or water features but instead is a plantswoman in the tradition of great British gardeners such as Gertrude Jekyll or Vita Sackville-West.

Price won a first-class degree in fine art in 2004 and became an under-gardener at Hampton Court to make a living. Soon she took up designing and quickly gained a reputation, winning gold and silver medals at Hampton Court and Chelsea flower shows for the past three years. Her concept for the Olympics, she says, is complex but simple in its impact. “It’s really a giant painting in three dimensions,” she said.

The four zones of the 2012 garden will be separated by bridges across Waterworks River, a branch of the River Lee, which has been made navigable to large barges. It will take visitors through four periods of garden history, inspired by the great British plant collectors.

People will be able to walk from western Europe and the Mediterranean in the 14th-17th centuries, via America in the 17th and 18th centuries, through plants from Australia, South Africa and New Zealand in the 18th-19th centuries, and finally Asia and the Far East in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Britain’s great plant collectors, who followed the country’s trade and empire around the world, included John Tradescant, who gathered fruit trees from the Netherlands in the early 17th century, and his son, also called John, who brought back magnolias and tulip trees from North America.

Joseph Banks, the botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific, brought back hundreds of species, including the caper.

Price is the youngest designer responsible for a major project at the Olympics. She is to oversee the planting under the overall direction of the American landscape guru George Hargreaves, who also designed the open spaces for the Sydney Olympics in 2000.

Price’s 21st-century botanical garden is understood to be costing £5m of the £200m price of the whole park.

It will run along a widened branch of the river on either side of the park’s main entrance. It will be between the main stadium and the striking aquatic centre designed by the architect Zaha Hadid.

“We have a great tradition of landscape design and garden design in this country,” said John Hopkins, the ODA’s parklands director
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