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Who started this whole petty business?  Michelle, abetted by you and that other twit.  

So you guys can't receive as much as you can give?   :rolleyes:

Actually it was you. This stems from you not being able to accept other people have a different opinion from yours. Atlanta IMO, was the worst Olympic Games in recent times. This is my opinion, yet you tell me Im mistaken. You think im anti-american? Is it any wonder, when you represent your natives so poorly?

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Who started this whole petty business?  Michelle, abetted by you and that other twit.  

So you guys can't receive as much as you can give?   :rolleyes:

We were having an argument about the 2018 world cup - and although our opinions completely differed it didn't get nasty at all......until, guess what - Atlanta was mentioned in the argument and you flew off the handle and started posting your stupid polls and insensitive remarks about London all over these forums. There was no excuse for those, even if your beloved games had been criticised by someone with an opinion contrary to your own.

Saying we started it seems to be about your level though. Childish

And saying "So you guys can't receive as much as you can give?" is also stupid as, the mildly offensive opinions about Atlanta were in the context of the thread unlike your very offensive comments about London which seem to be all over the place, including in your signature. What is the point in doing that?

It worries me if you really are 50+. You really are a strange Jekyll and Hyde character. You're perfectly reasonable 90% of the time but as soon as anyone says anything negative about Atlanta, you turn into a complete troll. It's weird.

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F*ck off, Michelle.  So, you and Rob are qualified psychoanalysts now?   Show me your licenses and I'll buy your diagnoses.  But short of that, I say BS.  :P:

Yes, you are free to express your opinions -- and so am I.  I happen to have good memories of Atlanta.  And  I'll be damned to have some 2-bit Belgian veterinarian diminish it.  Fine if you don't agree -- but I have a right to disagree as well.  

If you don't want this to end - fine with me.

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baron, could you please back off a bit, you have some very good and well thought out opinions and ideas to add to this forum and you usually do, but when you start to get offensive and defensive, all the good posts you have are over-shadowed by the negative, and hurtful remarks you make. Please tone it down.
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The 2011 championships will probably go back to Europe. The IAAF has shown that it rarely likes venturing out of their comfort zone. Maybe Istanbul would be a good choice. It makes it look like they are awarding the championships to another continent but they dont have to get their feet too wet. Maybe if they are feeling really adventurous they will go to Cape Town - same time zone.

Kuala Lumpur may be a good stadium but are 100,000 Malaysians going to turn up everyday to watch other countries win medals... and considering Darth Mahatir isn't at the helm anymore, he can't command them to go.

Sydney would be Australia's ideal choice - Telstra Stadium is currently 83,500 but could be expanded back up to 95,000 and they could put a roof over the top.

I doubt the MCG Trust would want to rip up the grandstand and turf again after the '06 CG's.

I wouldn't want the Championships to come to Brisbane if they are going to be held in the '82 Commonwealth Games Stadium, how embarrasing, unless we build a new stadium by then which isn't likely.

It is a distinct possibility. I mean, the only times the World Championships been held more than once, nationwise that I know of, are Finland, Japan, and Germany so far.

As for being comfortable in Europe in this case, this event could end up going somewhere new within it, like Great Britain, Denmark, Belgium, and so on.

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Who started this whole petty business?  Michelle, abetted by you and that other twit.  

So you guys can't receive as much as you can give?   :rolleyes:

Actually it was you. This stems from you not being able to accept other people have a different opinion from yours. Atlanta IMO, was the worst Olympic Games in recent times. This is my opinion, yet you tell me Im mistaken. You think im anti-american? Is it any wonder, when you represent your natives so poorly?

Michelle, I find it so funny how people like you, call the Atlanta Olympics the worst of all time.

Where you physically there in Atlanta to make such a comment?

Did you take in the atmosphere during the games in downtown Atlanta?

Where you in the Olympic Stadium when Michael Johnson won the mens 200 and 400m?

Where you at the Georgia Dome during the womens gymnastic all around or did you see the Dream team play?

Obviously not!

Therefore from what experience do you form your opinions?

Difficult to form such an opinion when you spent you time watching the games if you ever did from a 6 inch black and white telly. :D

Have you ever attended any Olympics to make such a comment? Obviously not!

I have!

Therefore you shouldn't comment on topics you really do not know anything about. :angry:

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Hey there RAP -

just a few points - I did see Michael Johnson's 400 m final - and he was a bit arrogant.  Then again I suppose after that fast a time, he can be forgiven for being cocky.  I also enjoyed Atlanta's atmosphere - however the Centennial Olympic Park was way too crowded and I did not enjoy the crass commercialism everywhere.  Coke this, McDonalds that...

Also I saw two Dream Team matches - again they showed a lot of disdain for their opponents.  Not very sportsman like at all - then again they are elite and worlds best - they could have been a bit more friendly.  Also the crowds were quite hostile towards us Aussies when we played the US team.  We didnt do the reverse of that in Sydney - so the uber USA! USA! atmosphere wore thin.  I imagine the constant 'Aussie!  Aussie!  Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!' grated in Sydney though! :laughlong:

Otherwise I had NO problems at all with transport after the first full day of competition (on the first day I was taken to the wrong broadcast compound twice), the heat was manageable and the stadiums were generally packed.

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all the good posts you have are over-shadowed by the negative, and hurtful remarks you make.

Very true.

In general, be it any situation, once individuals start swearing, using F-words and B-words, others around them usually start to switch off, and not really listen to what that person has to say anymore. Nobody really has time for that person anymore.

Even when intelligent/ worthwhile comments are posted they are usually ignored and not given the time of day.

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Who started this whole petty business?  Michelle, abetted by you and that other twit.  

So you guys can't receive as much as you can give?   :rolleyes:

Actually it was you. This stems from you not being able to accept other people have a different opinion from yours. Atlanta IMO, was the worst Olympic Games in recent times. This is my opinion, yet you tell me Im mistaken. You think im anti-american? Is it any wonder, when you represent your natives so poorly?

Michelle, I find it so funny how people like you, call the Atlanta Olympics the worst of all time.

Where you physically there in Atlanta to make such a comment?

Did you take in the atmosphere during the games in downtown Atlanta?

Where you in the Olympic Stadium when Michael Johnson won the mens 200 and 400m?

Where you at the Georgia Dome during the womens gymnastic all around or did you see the Dream team play?

Obviously not!

Therefore from what experience do you form your opinions?

Difficult to form such an opinion when you spent you time watching the games if you ever did from a 6 inch black and white telly. :D

Have you ever attended any Olympics to make such a comment? Obviously not!

I have!

Therefore you shouldn't comment on topics you really do not know anything about. :angry:

I can make a judgement on anything I wish, sweetheart.

I watched the Atlanta '96 on the TV. Sure I wasn't in Atlanta, but am I relieved I wasn't? Absolutely.

You do not need to experience a 'bad' thing, to know its a 'bad' thing. With technology today, you dont have to be in the place, to experience it. By all accounts, Atlanta was a poor Olympics. One of those games, better best forgotten. This opinion is shared by many, not all, obviously.

But don't dare tell me I don't know what Im talking about because I wasn't there. You are just being defensive because you are 1) an American, 2) you actually thought Atlanta 96 was a superb Olympic Games or 3) both. But you dont see me jumping down your neck because I don't agree with you, I agree to differ with people who don't have my way of thinking. Thats life.

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Otherwise I had NO problems at all with transport

Seeing as we're on the subject of transport/ access, I don't know if this story was true (because I wasn't at Atlanta 1996, although I lived in Georgia for 1 year in 1999/2000 with relatives).

Anyway, I knew someone when I was at university who competed at the 1996 Paralympics.

She competed at paralympic swimming for GBR.

She said that Atlanta did not have very good access for disabled athletes. She said how some people in wheelchairs had to "cross muddy fields" to get to certain venues.

Does anyone know if this is correct?

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Hey there RAP -

just a few points - I did see Michael Johnson's 400 m final - and he was a bit arrogant.  Then again I suppose after that fast a time, he can be forgiven for being cocky.  I also enjoyed Atlanta's atmosphere - however the Centennial Olympic Park was way too crowded and I did not enjoy the crass commercialism everywhere.  Coke this, McDonalds that...

Also I saw two Dream Team matches - again they showed a lot of disdain for their opponents.  Not very sportsman like at all - then again they are elite and worlds best - they could have been a bit more friendly.  Also the crowds were quite hostile towards us Aussies when we played the US team.  We didnt do the reverse of that in Sydney - so the uber USA! USA! atmosphere wore thin.  I imagine the constant 'Aussie!  Aussie!  Aussie! Oi Oi Oi!' grated in Sydney though! :laughlong:

Otherwise I had NO problems at all with transport after the first full day of competition (on the first day I was taken to the wrong broadcast compound twice), the heat was manageable and the stadiums were generally packed.

Just imagine what Donovan Bailey and the Canadian men's 4X100m team went through, after their achievements.

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