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1936...Great fun to be had wearing light brown shirt!!!

1976...Just so I could hear my homeland, New Zealand, being boo'd as the team entered the stadium...

1980...Just to flip the bird at the USA - telling us we can't go...

1984...Just to flip the bird at the USA - this time for our No Nukes policy!

2012...What a PAARTAAAY!

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And two GamebIdders with the bell in the 21st century: Yeah, I'd agree with Berlin 36 - it would have been a fascinating games to watch - and a fascinating city in a fascinating point of its histo

Winter or Summer, for any reason. Mine: Amsterdam 1928 - Not sure why, maybe it is my interest in all things 1920's or the fact that it always stuck me as an almost 'Barcelona 1992' moment for the

Can't believe we haven't had this thread before!! Will have a think about it..

NZ was booed at Montreal? Obviously I know that it was New Zealand's participation that caused organisers a lot of grief with African nations, but I didn't realise the crowed booed NZ's arrival...

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I dont think we were booed...

1936...Great fun to be had wearing light brown shirt!!!

1976...Just so I could hear my homeland, New Zealand, being boo'd as the team entered the stadium...

1980...Just to flip the bird at the USA - telling us we can't go...

1984...Just to flip the bird at the USA - this time for our No Nukes policy!

2012...What a PAARTAAAY!

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This is my first post. I have checked this site for a long time but have never joined partly because I am far from an expert on the Oympic movement. I am a member of a world's fair forum and I find the history of these great international events to be endlessly fascinating. I find the social, political and economic history of the Olympic movement as interesting as the actual competitions.

In any event, this thread caught my eye. And if I could witness five Olympic games, my choices would be:

Berlin, 1936--simply because it was, in many ways, the first Olympic summer games as we know them today. It was a propaganda spectacle, of course, but it must have been remarkable event. And I would have loved to see Jesse Owens compete.

Lake Placid, 1932--because I would have enjoyed watching Sonja Heine skate.

Montreal, 1976--because I had the chance to attend some of the events of that Olympiad and would like to go back in time. It is a wonderful city.

Grenoble, 1968--just to see Peggy Fleming skate to gold

Calgary, 1988--to see Eddie the Eagle jump!

And a sixth: Lake Placid, 1980, to watch Eric Heiden skate, and because it was the last "small town" Olympic games. Today, I live near Lake Placid and I am charmed and impressed with the manner this Adirondack village has preserved its Olympic history.

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