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Everything posted by james

  1. Wow! I wanted to say IOC is just too politically inclined. No doubt you are called what you are.
  2. I used the word less there as an attribute of the verb protest. I think that's grammatically clear enough cos I never said there can't be no protest in Aukland.
  3. The significant of the everest summit receiving attention in the torch relay to me look like flamboyancy. I think there are other way to do it more impressively and meaningful by taking it around less protesting cities of the world like Abuja in Nigeria or Aukland in New Zealand.
  4. What you don't know is that Supersport is on DSTV and it can not meet the ordinary man's need in many African counntries. C'mon! I have the gadgets but what about the poor man on the street?
  5. That's old fallacy! Fallacy that would affect those who are building mega projects in places where they aren't meant for.
  6. It would be better for the third world countries to take hold of this chance and let IOC know of their interest in the Olympic media. Every now and then some big tv names continue to dominate the air with Olympic events reaching only a fraction of the rich in poor African countries, that's those who are capable enough to afford DSTV. Frantically, I personally want to see the gap well bridged between the poor(with are the true audience) and the rich which are very few in numbers.
  7. This is the area I usually disagree with the west as the Olympic media is monopolized by them. It's surprising to know that there's none of these media that buy into the games is from Africa. This goes tto explain how these rich countries make things suitable for themselves. How can the poor partake in the viewing of the events on tv without their tv media participating? The huge money involed will keep on separating the poor countries from the rich ones in this regard. Sport entertainment is meant for all humans. The IOC has to find an avenue to regulate the media involved in the Olympic t
  8. I as a fan of BBC for its good reports rather near the truth reports when compared to other international media, I suggest he re-read the BBC page again to have a good understanding of the news.
  9. Why would you conclude so soon on that? If they say it's the cauldron so be it. Why making an hypothesis about that?
  10. If you stoop back to tape every moment of Olympics, for a political discord that target an Olympic(Beijing 2008), you might likely miss the interesting part of the celeberation. London 2012 torch relay is going to be different from that of Beijing 2008 for the reason it will be free from anti-political groups.
  11. Why is there much-Ado-about-nothing on the torch relay issue when the sponsors aren't complaining? The cost is bore by sponsors like Coca cola, Samsung,etc as in the case of Beijing 2008.
  12. That also sounds rediculous to me,CAF! I hate when force is applied on both sides -- the Chinese and the Tibetians.
  13. The whole thing is going on well as planned but, I think the Bird Nest and its surroundings need good lighting.
  14. You are making jest of that superb stadium! I think it will stand to be a multi-purpose stadium and not from your perspective of taking on the ground of FIFA stadium. I think that Bird Nest is just one of a kind to be found anywhere else in the world so it's very unique in that context. To me the look is just okay both day and night.
  15. From what I have read so far politic can have great effect on the Olympic games though the games themselves aren't political.This has been the reason why the Olympic will continue to be marred with troubles in one way or the other cos different countries having different political views. Scrapping the torch relay, if ever considered, won't augur well for the Olympic movement.
  16. I actually agree with you is like comparing apples and oranges.
  17. It's like the eggs won't be able to provide enough light to illuminate the Bird nest area. The one on the photo is not bright enough for the surrounding.
  18. Should we call a protest like this descipline? Yes! And, it is not restricted to single group as Huaiwei alluded to in those photos - there are students, workers, even pedestrians.
  19. The first one seems more or less a question while the second is explaining what I did say that you are insinuating that I said it. There's not inconsistence in that.
  20. Actually, I admire Aussies gentleness and livelyhood to protest. I do see that as maturity and civility not hooliganism or other forms of negative innates we see in some European protesters. We from the primitive world(I mean the third world or more or less the developing countries) are watching you on what you are trying to put to us, the so called civility.
  21. They look more like stamps to me than currencies.
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