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alexaus

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  1. Yeah, I agree that this pollution problem is an issue that urgently need to be resolved, (and I am sure it will be) but can the Australian Olympic Committee quit being such a bunch of alarmist killjoys. Why are we always the first to talk about emergency contingencies to deal with things and it gets splashed on the newswires everywhere. Whatever the plan may be, just state that you are going to do the best for your athletes and leave it at that. The Australian IOC are such drama queens in the way they approach things...after all, more than 200 other nations have to compete under the same conditions... Don't be surprised if you see athletes leaving here with face masks. To the AOC with intentional wish to sound jingoistic about it all, I say, "take a deep breath while you still can because she'll be right on the night mate" and stop bloody over-reacting to things all the time.
  2. "a few nice things about London and our new Wembley! What do you say?" :wwww: :wwww: :wwww:
  3. There still were several world records broken in the pool - our Jodie Henry 100m, the Aussie girls 4x100 metre relay team and the men's 4x100m and South Africa's 100metre team from memory and I think there were several more. At any rate I was only pointing out some of the irony that this stadium has regarding the doom and gloom that was being reported in the press regarding getting venues ready on time etc. I actually remember reading articles that cast doubt about the stadium in Athens and that there could be falling shards of glass during the games and things like that- I am sure it was from the British Press and if I find it I will post it. That is what prompted me to respond. Don't take it so seriously - I am only having a sarcastic go at you all. Gee, what happened to that world renowned quirky british sense of humour.
  4. It is not the Multiplex's fault that the British labour used for the construction of the stadium may not be world class.... all the structures they have made elsewhere are secure and still standing....and when I said the UK was a "world super power," I meant "financial power." Our Melbourne Cricket Ground was redeveloped (by an Australian Company) in stages with football matches still being played there over the last 2 and a half years with limited disruption. This was half of the 100,000 seater stadium... I seem to recall troubles during the building of the millenium dome as well and also that eye in London .... there is always some sort of drama with any large scale project over there... And yet everyone hounded the Athens Games til the end about such things as the swimming pool not having a roof.... who needs a roof in Greece for a pool when the sun is out all day anyway... It's easy to dish out the criticism but hard to take it isn't it? Maybe Zeus is planning a revenge attack with his thunderbolts during the 2012 games...
  5. For all the criticism Athens got from the British press, I find it highly amusing that a world super power like the UK cannot get a bloody stadium fixed without such enormous delay and without it falling around them. Honestly...if this is the image being projected to the world it is a good thing that 2012 is so far away... and remember for all the doom and gloom about a small country like Greece, the work in Athens did not start until after 2000 so they got everything ready in less than four years. The Wembley stadium is taking longer than this in London... I have this image of the Monty Python crew in charge of the event which is quite amusing really... with soccer hooligans and workmen in the opening ceremony... with pieces of the new stadium falling everywhere. :shocked: :shocked: :shocked: :shocked:
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