2016 Summer Geolympiad

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2016 Summer Geolympiad (Pancontinental Games)
2014 2018
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Details
Host city Quentinsburgh, FreedemianFlag1.png Freedemia
Participating countries 153
Participating athletes 9,681
Number of events 56
Opening Ceremony 31 July
Closing Ceremony 14 August
Geolympiad Stadium Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium map

Quentinsburgh, Freedemia will be hosting the 2016 Summer Geolympiad (Pancontinental Games), the world's largest international sporting event that takes place every four years. The event is commonly referred to as Quentinsburgh 2016 since they will be hosting the event.

This Geolympiad-related article is a stub.

Quentinsburgh, Freedemia was announced as the host city on August 1st, 2015 after the announcement by the Geolympiad Committee. The other finalists were Old City, Neo Delta; Gata, Yury, Reback, Drevet, and Oyonnax, Ataraxia. The event will consist of ? sports, including foosball (recently added) and will take place across 29 venues across the Quentinsburgh metropolitan area.

Official logo of the Quentinsburgh 2016 Summer Geolympiad. The interlocking diamonds represent teamwork, unity, and strength in numbers, while the overall shape in the shape of a Q was to represent the city of Quentinsburgh.
New Official poster for 2016 Geolympiad.

Bidding Process

List of Venues

The following list is the full list of all of the venues for the Quentinsburgh 2016 Summer Geolympiad. Most events are located at venues in the Spectrum Geolympiad Complex in Eastern Quentinsburgh, and all but two are within the Quentinsburgh City Limits.

Sport / Event Venue Name Capacity map QLine Metro notes
Ceremonies/Athletics Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium (center arena) tbd (a lot) map (2)(4)(7)(11)(12)(13)
Geolympiad Village/ Area for athletes constructed near Hotel Village Square tbd map (7)(13) dorms at Read University may also be used map
Football/Soccer 1, 2, 3, 4 Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium tbd (a lot) map (4)(7)(11)(12)(13) Built with 4 soccer fields within a large stadium complex, so more than one game can be in the same complex simultaneously
Football/Soccer 5 L. Vera Stadium tbd map (2)(4)(8)(13) Ordinarily home of the Quentinsburgh Swift soccer team
Football/Soccer 6 Staplers Center tbd map (3)(8) Ordinarily home of the Quentinsburgh Rockfish football (not soccer) team
Foosball J. Bond Center tbd map (1)(2) at Quentins State Fairgrounds
Outdoor Volleyball Quentins Point Beach tbd map (1)(3)(5)(8)
Indoor Volleyball Read Athletic Center tbd map (2) constructed across from Read Stadium
Softball Kendall Sports Center tbd map (1)(2)(4)(13)
Basketball 1 Bugge-Putnam Gym tbd map (5), near (1)(2)(4)(13)
Basketball 2 Slaney Sudent Activity Center tbd map (5), near (1)(2)(4)(13)
Marathon Downtown Quentinsburgh, route through Capitol Mall and Embassy Square tbd map (5), others Marathon will likely loop back around to Waterside Park
Canoeing Horizon Lake tbd map None Will be connected by express buses/shuttles
Rowing Horizon Lake tbd map None Will be connected by express buses/shuttles
Mountain Biking Berkeley Mountains Conservation Area tbd map None Will be connected by express buses/shuttles
BMX Tortuga International Raceway tbd map (3)(6)(8) land in middle can be turned into fields and tracks and such
Aquatics Spectrum Geolympiad Aquatic Center tbd map (4)(12) near Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium
Sailing Horizon Lake tbd map None Will be connected by express buses/shuttles
Field Hockey Seven Point Community Park tbd map (2)(9) will be turned into a large field area
Baseball Quails Field tbd map (2) normally home of Quentinsburgh Quails
Archery and Shooting Quentins State Fairgrounds tbd map (1)(2)
Equestrian Sports? Redent Beach tbd map (5)
 ? North Quentinsburgh Park tbd map (5)
Gymnastics, Ice Sports, etc. Glofish.com Arena tbd (a lot) map (4)
Tennis T. Garland Stadium tbd map (4)(13) Newly constructed as part of an expansion of Quentins State University
Golf Greendale Meadows Golf Club tbd map (4)(12) Closest golf course close to Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium
Other water sports? Marathon? Waterside Park tbd map (2) and (5) Nice area in Downtown at coast, could be part of the marathon or triathlon
Wrestling Kolden Stadium tbd map (4)(5)(12) Newly built as an extra venue for Geolympiad
Weightlifting D. Earnheart Stadium tbd map (4)(12) Newly built as an extra venue for Geolympiad
Table Tennis Quentins Convention Center tbd map (1)(3)(5)(7) Very nice venue in downtown Quentinsburgh, usually used for conventions, etc. Recently renovated.
Rugby Hayes-Carter Stadium tbd map (8) Stadium at Hayes University
 ? Roman N. Barker Stadium tbd map On tram Newly built as an added venue for Geolympiad
 ? Freedemian Park tbd map (6)(9)
Cycling Path between Freedemian Park, Seven Point Community Park, and Lake Grentens Park tbd map (2)(4)(6) and (9)(at different stations)

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This is an outdated metro map accurate at time of Geolympiad Bid. showing the location of the venues against the subway map backdrop.

The above two maps show where the venues are located and how almost all of the venues are connected by QLine Metro.

The Games

Treating Athletes and Visitors as Valued Guests

The athletes are welcome guests at the 2016 Geolympiad, and Freedemia plans to treat them that way. For the span of the Geolympiad, all athletes are welcome to use whatever resources they need, such as a free temporary healthcare plan and free cash exchanges (from any international cash to Freedins). Athletes will be staying in 5 star facilities with quality living. They will also be given a free $200 All-n-One gift card to help them sustain themselves during their stay. Free shuttle services will be available for the athletes to and from the various venues. There will be many special free events in downtown Quentinsburgh and surrounding areas especially for international visitors. The athletes and visitors will be treated as valued guests in all aspects of their stay, as Freedemia understands the privilege hosting the Geolympiad is.

Opening Ceremony

The Opening Ceremony will take place in the center arena of Spectrum Geolympiad Stadium on July 31, 2015.

While not releasing a lot of information about the opening ceremony this early on, some ideas have been discussed. One large idea was to base the ceremony after Quentinsburgh and Freedemia's heritage in the arts (plays, symphonies, jazz, etc). The idea is to somehow combine Freedemian culture when it comes to the arts with their strong family values, while working in the national animal, the box turtle. One smaller idea for a good feature involves claymation and stop motion. However, this is more of an idea for an intro video to kick off the opening ceremony, being a video of stop motion with Freedemian made Plega blocks including replicas of Quentinsburghian architecture. However, an idea of including stopmotion in the main feature as well (with people) and incorporating the aforementioned themes is being strongly considered for the opening ceremony.

New Sports

Foosball was approved for the first time as a Geolympiad sport after many, especially Freedemians, pushed for its inclusion. One major argument was that if table tennis could be considered a Geolympiad sport, then Foosball (table soccer) should be considered.

Ticketing

Quentinsburgh intends on selling 8 million tickets, sold in Freedemian freedins, but also excepting payments in Unified Standard Dollars.

Getting to the events

Quentinsburgh's transit system, QUARTA, has made many improvements to their metro system to make sure that visitors can get around the city and to the events, The improvements included a brand new bus rapid transit system, QLink BRT, to link eastern Quentinsburgh together (as well as connecting the main venues to the airport, the Geolympiad Village and the hotels), express service on several subway lines, and more. There is also a tram running through the Geolympiad Complex that connects the venues together and connects to the nearest subway stations.

Mascot (Geolympiad Garret)

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The idea for the mascot was largely inspired by the Freedemian national animal, the box turtle. The mascot, "Geolympiad Garret", is representative of the national pride in Freedemia, as well as his stance and expression representative of the motivation of the athletes in the Games and the fun of competition.

The original mascot was created by a young man named Henry Moore, using a paint software on his personal computer. He said he was particularly inspired by the television show Francine the Turtle. Lee Anderson Marketing eventually remade the mascot, making it more three-dimensional and added in the aspects mentioned (stance, expression, etc). The design of the mascot was deliberately simplistic, and when given a chance to vote for the mascot's name Geolympiad Garret was chosen over names like Quincy or Quenty (for Quentinsburgh), Pancontinental Paul, Snappy, Shellback, and Shelldon.

Lamp Relay

The main part of the Geolympiad Lamp Relay will cross Freedemia, stopping in several Freedemian cities along the way, starting in Anneitasburgh and ending in Quentinsburgh, while going through cities like Savvenahsburgh, Franklinsburgh, Trenchent, San Grande, San Guijarros, and Graham City. Some have suggested including Nature and Narghana in the lamp relay as well, due to their shared history and close vicinity to Freedemia. There is generally a larger aspect of the trip as well, and Freedemia is looking into having other Tarephian and Antarephian nations such as Paxtar, Woolonia, Latina, Draco and Drevet (in that order, counter-clockwise) be part of the international lamp relay.

Participating countries