Sir Rols Posted August 28, 2013 Report Share Posted August 28, 2013 Okay, let's compare to Sydney: Consider: Havelange disgrace: Phil Coles disgrace, Gosper scandal at the start of the torch relay. Structural problems with athletics stadium: Structural problems with pommel horse only discovered once competition started. Olympic park well behind schedule: Okay, not too many wories. But still enough stories about us getting behind whenever we had a rainy snap. The abandoned rail project: NBC telling us at the last moment to tear down electricity pylons and bury them to ensure nicer images for broadcast. Protests: Aboriginal protests The executive who recently resigned: Revolving door leadership of SOCOG. Now the closure of the drug lab: No real parallel. But it's not as if the WC or Olys will take place without WADA ensuring there's a functional, accredited drug lab in place. I've told you before Danny, Rio's not getting any more flak, or less, than most previous hosts in the lead-up. And, of course, most of them are minor scandals at the time that soon get forgotten. 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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