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It's a disgrace to take a quote from Adolf Hitler.

Whether it be Greek origin or not but it's synanimous with the Olympic for a long time now so, it has become an Olympic traditon. Parisians failed to exhibit civility regarding the torch relay in Paris, PERIOD!

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It's a disgrace to take a quote from Adolf Hitler.

Read it again James....the quote was from Jacques Rogge.The writer of the article then said someone should have told that to Adolf Hitler!

And please don't go and point out to me that Adolf Hitler is dead!! :rolleyes:

Whether it be Greek origin or not but it's synanimous with the Olympic for a long time now so, it has become an Olympic traditon. Parisians failed to exhibit civility regarding the torch relay in Paris, PERIOD!

I respect your point of view!

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Whether it be Greek origin or not but it's synanimous with the Olympic for a long time now so, it has become an Olympic traditon. Parisians failed to exhibit civility regarding the torch relay in Paris, PERIOD!

You have to understand, james, they are still mad from the 2 consecutive losses of 2008 and 2012.

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You have to understand, james, they are still mad from the 2 consecutive losses of 2008 and 2012.

In which case,does that mean the London 2012 relay can expect an even livelier reception?? ;)

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Please, what happened yesterday in Paris had nothing to do with Paris losing 2008 and 2012!

Else how do you explain the incidents (though less violent) that took place in London? And the protest that will most likely take place in San Franciso?

I don't approve the violence in Paris yesterday but let's get real shall we?

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Please, what happened yesterday in Paris had nothing to do with Paris losing 2008 and 2012!

Else how do you explain the incidents (though less violent) that took place in London? And the protest that will most likely take place in San Franciso?

I don't approve the violence in Paris yesterday but let's get real shall we?

Absolutely true. And tomorrow they'll have, after the big France bashing, the big USA bashing (I suppose that certain users here are already trained in that discipline anyway), and nobody will talk about what happened in Paris anymore.

Hey, maryjane! Have you already prepared your scornful comments about how depraved the whole population of San Francisco is?

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:lol::lol::lol: I can't even believe that anyone would even suggest that the protests in Paris had to do with their Olympic bid loses! How ludicrous! :rolleyes: That's my laugh for the day! :lol::lol::lol:

Nobody ever said excepting Cfm J pointing to that with a different perspective from what Baron meant by his comment.

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It's funny. You are NOW the judgemental one.

Mekky, I didn't know you lived in Rouen. I've been there twice. And speaking of flames, those 2x we were taken to the spot in the square where poor Jeanne d'Arc was made into a torch herself. Her support for Tibet was too much!!

Whatever. For info for all, pls refer to the singature pic of Maryjane... that's the same girl in wheelchair who this protestor was trying to grab the torch from. Shame on this protestor.

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Whatever. For info for all, pls refer to the singature pic of Maryjane... that's the same girl in wheelchair who this protestor was trying to grab the torch from. Shame on this protestor.

I just learned that the man pushing the girl in the wheelchair is actually a blind person.

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Please, what happened yesterday in Paris had nothing to do with Paris losing 2008 and 2012!

Else how do you explain the incidents (though less violent) that took place in London? And the protest that will most likely take place in San Franciso?

I don't approve the violence in Paris yesterday but let's get real shall we?

Baron and I were joking.Neither of us nor anybody else seriously believes that the protests in Paris,as in London,were connected with anything other than outrage at China's treatment of Tibet and other human rights abuses! B)

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a lot interesting

very interesting

the opening ceremony will be a lot interesting.

and what kind of fault have the people who is holding the torch? If people want to protest, go to a Chinese embassy, but don't misstreat to people who is just holding the torch.

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jeremie, i expected more from you. I was being facetious.

I know you were but I was afraid some of the newbies (or some of the members that does not a lot about the issues) could actually believe it.

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Now I don't speak French and the whole world could have been going to hell in a hand basket for all i know but it looks like they just turned it off and ran away for no reason the torch bearers didn't seem to know why either. Could anyone explain? Or is it just as it looks and they did it for no reason.

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Now I don't speak French and the whole world could have been going to hell in a hand basket for all i know but it looks like they just turned it off and ran away for no reason the torch bearers didn't seem to know why either. Could anyone explain? Or is it just as it looks and they did it for no reason.

It is just as it looks. Noone understood exactly why the torch was turned off (and why no one was bothered by the fact that the escort left without the torch bearer - who was not carrying the Flame anyway)

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It is just as it looks. Noone understood exactly why the torch was turned off (and why no one was bothered by the fact that the escort left without the torch bearer - who was not carrying the Flame anyway)

Oh if this is whats going to happen in San Fransico I might wake up early to watch. I liked how the guy who was supposed to get the flame decided to run any way :lol:

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It is just as it looks. Noone understood exactly why the torch was turned off (and why no one was bothered by the fact that the escort left without the torch bearer - who was not carrying the Flame anyway)

I suppose the key to that mystery was that David Douillet, like some other French torch bearers, wore a white badge with the text "For a better world", which was intended as mild criticism about China's Tibet policy, but more as a reminder that the Olympic values should be at the heart of the Games (something the Chinese officials actually support).

France24 - French athletes rally for a 'better world'

So probably those thugs were pretty aggressive already, seeing that badge. But then, I still don't understand why they let David Douillet run nevertheless, then repeatedly interrupted his run and shortly before he could pass the flame to the next torch bearer, they turned his torch off and simply ran away without him and the new torch bearer. Talk about serious paranoia! :blink:

But what are Douillet and the thugs pointing at at the beginning of the clip? And did he really give no explication why they repeatedly stopped him and finally turned off his torch? My French isn't good enough to understand everything he said in that clip.

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But what are Douillet and the thugs pointing at at the beginning of the clip? And did he really give no explication why they repeatedly stopped him and finally turned off his torch? My French isn't good enough to understand everything he said in that clip.

Douillet is pointing at the area where the transition from him to the next torchbearer should take place (HQ of Canal + one of the French broadcasters of Beijing 2008).

He said he had absolutely no explanation about why the torch was turned off.

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