Wednesday, February 10, 2010

New Inter-Island High Speed Rail Opens

From the Consi Tribune
A new high speed rail opened today after 5 years of construction. The rail connects all 3 countries in the Brikjian Isle, and stops in most major cities.

The idea was brought up in 2002 by then Ajbrikjian Minister of Transport Michael Forn and all three governments quickly approved of the project. After almost 3 years of planning, the construction started in 2005. The project was delayed in 2006 and 2007 due to economic problems, but started again as the economy healed just as the recession hit hard in the United States.

From Consi City, the rail stops in Arali, then crosses into Saljbrikjia, stopping in Darir, Wuster, and Palentino. After that the rail crosses into Ajbrikjia stopping in Reaoe, and then crosses into Consi, stopping at Olto and Resiburg.

The rail will help with the Resiburg 2011 Lego Nations Olympics, ferrying people from all over the Brikjian Isle, and other spectators from Consi - Arali International Airport to Resiburg.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Resiburg 2011 website

Resiburg 2011 now has a website of its own. Resiburg 2011

Friday, February 5, 2010

Resiburg wins olympic bid

From the Consi Tribune
It was an exiting scene as it was announced that Resiburg had won the bid for the LN Olympics. Flags were waving all over Resiburg and the rest of Consi when at 11:00 A.M. local time it was announced that Resiburg had been chosen to host the 2011 LN Olympics.

The president declared a national holiday, closing all banks and government offices for the day. The president spoke to the press on the bid win. "This is a very exiting day for our country, and I can not express the joy that hosting this event brings to me. On Monday, all planned projects shall hereby commence construction," stated president Aveary.

Projects that will soon begin are the Apland Center for curling in Resiburg, and Oster East Olympic Park, used for Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross. Resiburg Stadium is in the final stages of construction, and will be extended to hold 35,000 people. An additional concourse to Consi-Arali International airport will be built, as well as the renovation of A2.

Ursula Eyrstin spoke in Resiburg after returning from the vote in the Isle of Bricks.
"I am so exited about this great city winning the bid for the Lego Nations Olympics. The games will certainly be good for our country."

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Consi wins in PK shootout thriller in Brikjian Cup final

From the Consi Tribune
Consi won the Brikjian Cup in a thriller today against Saljbrikjia at Wuster National Stadium in Wuster, Saljbrikia. Consi won 2-2 (win in PK shootout).

After advancing to the final Sunday the stage was set for the two teams to play. Ajbrikjia, after a amazing victory over Consi in the final last year did not even make it close to getting into this year's final.

The match started out slow, but David Marland of Saljbrikjia struck first, scoring after a perfect upper 90 shot in the 39th minute. In the 65th minute Oscar Reed a forward Consi was red carded after he received his second yellow card. Consi struck back in the 74th minute when Alexander Reslyn scored and again in the 79th minute with a score by Hans Eyd. Just as it looked like Consi would win Gerard Saceer scored in the 88th minute, tying the score at 2 all. Extra time went scoreless, and the game was all down to a penalty kick shootout. In an intense finale both teams scored all 5 kicks, but Consi prevailed when Hans Eyd scored, and Saljbrikjia failed to come up with a return score.

This is Consi's 16th victory in the Brikjian Cup since the football tournament began in 1971.

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