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  1. Do the US and China recongnize WADA as an official Anti-Doping Agency or do they have thier own Anti-Doping-Controll?
  2. Another strange story: Hungarian discus thrower Robert Fazekas, who was stripped of his gold medal at the 2004 Athens Olympics for doping, did competed today as the IOC allowed him to participate in the Beijing 2012 Olympics. Strange that the IOC is so generous to a prooved doped athlete but thinks that Ekaterini Thanou has no right to participate in Beijing.
  3. Fani Halkia also said that: "On the document was written that the controll was on 12.08. But this is wrong. I was controlled on 10.08..."
  4. I am the last one to say if she has doped or not. There have been too many greek athletes tested positive tha last year. Yet this is just too strange. Here is what Halkia said in the Press Conference: «A view hours before Mr. Kouvelos asked me to meet him and he siad me that i was tested positive. At the start i thought he was joking. I am shocked because the last months and the last 2 years a have been tested more then any one else. My last test was on 1 August. I have no idea whats going on here... I can not believe that there are people who want to hurt me. I will give to the EOF all of t
  5. Fani Halkia also takes part on an enhanced dope testing program of WADA
  6. This was really absolutely awesome!! Lets hope all this performence is a "real" one!!.. Stunning...
  7. This isnt right: Both of the drummers are musicians. The drummer of Ancient Olympia is a proffesional percussionist, one of the very view in Greece who can play all type of drumms. The young drummer in the stadiun is am artist of pontiac dances and he plays pontiac drumms and lyra. He played live, the drummer in ancient olympia was prerecorded which was absolutely clear for every one.
  8. I am not holier-than-thou. I never claimed that. And if i am severe with my opinion on other things this applies to many other issues also. Issues on the World, on Europe, Greece but above all on myself. This isnt about right or wrong. It is about what i accept and what i refuse in my own reality of things. It is completely a personal sense. This is why i never claimed Athens to be the best Ceremony ever. But for me the Ceremony was a mirror reflecting in an erotic way my sense of hellenic culture, of our existance. It was a dreamful connection to what i concider to be the truth. This is why
  9. This poor girl? Why poor? Because she dont fit the beauty criteria of the government? This is highly rasist and chauvinistic. For me it would have been a thousand times better and by far more sweet and touching to see a little girl with 2 teeth mssing singing. People can say what they want. Praise the Ceremony as you want. This is a matter of taste. But what you cant change is that this Ceremony reflects perfectly the fasistic character of the government which ignores the human rights. No respect for the ndividual human. Not even the fundamental ones such the dignity of human. And as the world
  10. Nah, its just a crude attemp to express our affection...
  11. No you dont have to.. I am not trying to force you to have my point of view. I am trying to explain to you. The cut it out is for the distorting of the saying of Papaioannou just to make it fit in your point of view
  12. I just don't go for all that symbolic, less-is-more stuff in a stadium=sepctacle sense. It didn't deilver ALL THE POTENTIAL it could've. It depends on what you concider to be a spectacle and if it was meant to be a spectacle as people were used for the Ceremonies to be Did you really need water to show that DNA effect? No. Yes because water is the source of life, like oxygene is Did "Klepsydra' really need the water? No. They just walked into the water at the end. But to what purpose I don't know. Yes because the sea has always has been an extreme source of inspiration for the h
  13. Klepsydra wasnt the main part of the Ceremony. It was just a part of it. It was the passage throught time. Before that there was the Countdown, the Olympic rings, the Arrival and the walk of the President, the Allegory. After that there was the book of live, the Olive tree, the Parade of the Athletes, Oceania, the Olympic cities of the past........ and lighting of the torch. The Ceremony of Athens didnt had the need to present such things like a naval battle just for the stupid ones to understand "ah cool,... this is supposed to be the sea..." And as for your daft attempts to distort Papaioa
  14. Og Baron, my mentor... The Lake of water was: - The contrast to the Olympic Rings of Fire which represent the power of the Olympism. It is so strong that even it can brun on water. - The sea for the little paper boat to move on and the Naval Band to walk by... - The source of inspiration for the Cycladic Head of the Cycladic civilisation to rise from - The mirror to reflect the broken pieces of the cycladic, floating in air representing the univers - The Hellenic sea for the broken pieces to lie on to represent the isalng of greece - The night beach for the erastes and their play of lov
  15. Yesterday on Elefterotypia's Olympic Magazine:
  16. I think what CAF wants to say is that it would be a very disappointing development if the future hosts start to mix pre-recorded or even computer generated scenes in the opening ceremony with the intension to give a "live feeling". In Athens it was absolutely clear for the viewer that the Acropolis view and the Journey to Ancient Olympia was prerecorded. Beijing tried to give the impression that the footstep fireworks are live and i am sure that many many viewers thought "wow this is awsome"...
  17. Here is an answer to the question of "why did you like the Ceremony of Albertville the most" The fact that it was an expresion of fantasy. It had the elegance in the music and the costumes and the naturale of artitic thought free of guilt. Without all those stereotypes of smiling faces and the fake symbolism that has been used in the Ceremonies to make them to a supershow. I hope i wil not see too much smiling in Chinas Ceremony. Because i am afraid of the artificial nature of it when it comes from thousand of people at the same time.
  18. Then maybe you would like to become my mentor
  19. It is really a mysterium baron why you are loving to play the dumb one!!!
  20. "...I love and worked my mission with all my power and all my heart, but this didn't change my opinion for the mass super show of the games."
  21. Please dont chnage what i said. I was very impressed by the Beijing Ceremony and there were some parts which i liked very much. I just said it didnt touch me emotionaly. There is a big difference...
  22. Actually a shameful moment was as the Greek team entered the stadium the Chinese director of camera showed the ex-king of Greece and his wife (who is banned from Greece) while the delegation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs Dora Bakojianni was there. This was very disrespectful... We were discussing the Opening Ceremony of Beijing in relation to the one of Athens in a Greek Forum and one member said something which was completely right. For Greece the return of the Games was a highly emotional moment. So it was the most natural thing for the Opening Ceremony to be very emotional, romantic
  23. You are wrong. Obama bought them to tour through Europe..
  24. i mean the artistic parts are a matter of taste and of mentality but this is unbeatable: Welcome of the Athletes
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