runningrings Posted January 31, 2015 Report Share Posted January 31, 2015 The IOC's rule about relays being domestic affairs is one of the better rulings they've made. The three relays since have been a huge success. London's relay whipped a previously slightly cynical UK into Olympic fever and it was great being able to just take an hour or two off work to see it travel through my local High Street. This happens almost every time the Olympics are held - not something that was unique to 2012. Similarly Australia was quite apathetic toward 2000 until the relay. It doesn't make the blanket rule any more or less valid. It should be open to discussion. I'm not suggesting an all out relay to every Olympic host - but 2016 is particularly important to somewhere like South America, as 2000 was to Oceania where it toured our entire region to forge a sense regional ownership of the 2000 Olympics. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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