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View Poll Results: What has been the Olympic opening ceremony's most beautiful story
Barcelona 1992 20 16.67%
Sydney 2000 20 16.67%
Athens 2004 43 35.83%
Beijing 2008 37 30.83%
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Old October 18th, 2005, 10:57 PM   #221
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Greece won 16 medals in Athens and has steadily been increasing its medal count in every games since Barcelona. Greece also finished 8th in the medal count per population(Ahead of the UK, BTW)
Oh dear. Someone's had a sense of humour bypass!

Hint: when someone puts after a post, it usually means that they're not being serious!

Lighten up!
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Old October 18th, 2005, 11:07 PM   #222
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You really shouldn't be so hostile to other opinions. I read in multiple articles that the games made a small profit. There were facts to back it up.
k forgive me....but u do know profit is just incomes less expenses..doesn;t mean they made any money out of the games....but i do see ur point
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:31 AM   #223
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Have they pioneered the operation for surgically removing people from their own arses yet?
Obviously not where you come from.

Every forum needs one, as an object lesson of the minimum allowable standards for posting. Nobody is perfectly useless, Jimboy. You can always serve as a bad example.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #224
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Greece won 16 medals in Athens
Let me apologize for Jim's misinformation. He can't count that high. Only has 10 toes.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #225
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #226
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That last little bit, "as good as Sydney if not better", effectively says that you believe that Athens was the better Olympics.
And they told me you'd flunked Reading Comprehension!
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:38 AM   #227
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it could be argued that the Anglo Saxon model helped to save or rejuvenate the Olympics.
Lets all rise and join together in a heady rendition of "God Save the King!".

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Old October 19th, 2005, 08:39 AM   #228
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k forgive me....but u do know profit is just incomes less expenses..doesn;t mean they made any money out of the games....but i do see ur point
Whats Profit got to do with the best olympics? Once again your money hungry in your comments...i dont blame you...
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Old October 19th, 2005, 08:41 AM   #229
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You see, there you go again. The very definition of not respecting other's opinions. That last little bit, "as good as Sydney if not better", effectively says that you believe that Athens was the better Olympics. If you can believe that Athens was the better Olympics (and you absolutely have that right), then why on earth can't someone else believe that Sydney was the better Olympics without you being "disgusted" by them? Do they not have the same right to their opinion as you to yours?
True and im Sorry. My point was that people who dont acknowledge the Athens Games on purpose. Saying that they wernt in the Top 5 best is total B*Shit. Thats not opinion, thats being bias. I respect it if the have more favorite olympics ( Sydney, Barcelona) but Saying that the Athens Games were 'mediocre' or not in the top 5 best is total crap. Dont you agree?
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Old October 19th, 2005, 10:10 AM   #230
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My point was that people who dont acknowledge the Athens Games on purpose. Saying that they wernt in the Top 5 best is total B*Shit. Thats not opinion, thats being bias. I respect it if the have more favorite olympics ( Sydney, Barcelona) but Saying that the Athens Games were 'mediocre' or not in the top 5 best is total crap. Dont you agree?
Ah .::G!oRgOs::., you have EMBARRASSED yourself with your hypocrisy! Because I do remember seeing you SPECIFICALLY say this in the "BEST OPENING CEREMONY" thread:

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Athens 2004
Barcelona 1992
Soul 1988
LA 1984
Atlanta 1996
Now I find that you were EXTREMELY biased in that poll given that Sydney wasn't mentioned (On purpose, might I add). How could you think they weren't in the Top 5? "Thats not opinion, thats just being biased", right? Don't disease us with your hypocricy and double standards. We've seen enough! Heres the URL incase you forgot what you said:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...5&page=6&pp=20
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Old October 19th, 2005, 10:46 AM   #231
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Whats Profit got to do with the best olympics? Once again your money hungry in your comments...i dont blame you...
uhm you can;t disguise a financially unsuccesful games by manipulating figures to produce a "profit" as if to say things are rosy and the DEBT has suddely disappeared...money hungry?? you're such an idiot profit is NOT money...gosh you even thicker than i thought
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Old October 19th, 2005, 11:56 AM   #232
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Why do people insist on posting twice in a row? The edit function works quite well.
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Old October 19th, 2005, 12:34 PM   #233
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True and im Sorry. My point was that people who dont acknowledge the Athens Games on purpose. Saying that they wernt in the Top 5 best is total B*Shit. Thats not opinion, thats being bias. I respect it if the have more favorite olympics ( Sydney, Barcelona) but Saying that the Athens Games were 'mediocre' or not in the top 5 best is total crap. Dont you agree?
I think that both the Athens and Sydney Olympics were excellent and I cannot understand why it is so important for so many people, on both sides, to argue that their Games was better than the other's. It's enough, surely, to say that both cities did a great job.

Personally, I don't give a toss about opening and closing ceremonies. I never watch them. I've never attended an Olympic Games so my judgement about the quality of any Olympics is based purely on the drama and quality of competition in the stadiums and arenas. And that's as it should be.

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Old October 19th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #234
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Ah .::G!oRgOs::., you have EMBARRASSED yourself with your hypocrisy! Because I do remember seeing you SPECIFICALLY say this in the "BEST OPENING CEREMONY" thread:



Now I find that you were EXTREMELY biased in that poll given that Sydney wasn't mentioned (On purpose, might I add). How could you think they weren't in the Top 5? "Thats not opinion, thats just being biased", right? Don't disease us with your hypocricy and double standards. We've seen enough! Heres the URL incase you forgot what you said:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...5&page=6&pp=20
oh sorry, let me add sydney to that list in that case.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:02 PM   #235
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fantastic closing ceremony

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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:34 PM   #236
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Can we please let this thread die already..........................
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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:40 PM   #237
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For me Athens where Very Good Organized but maybe it could have been better in some aspects . What I didn't like is the Empty stadium in some sports. The cost of the Tickets didn't help though. I wanted to see The Athletics but with 250 Euro itís simply creasy for most Greeks.

And I donít ever think of Greece as the only Country of the Olympics

I liked Sydney Olympics too ., but my favorite where Athens as I was there

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Old October 25th, 2005, 04:51 PM   #238
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Quote from Landos: "I don't know about the "best", but Athens 2004 was desperately needed after the Americans nearly destroyed the modern Olympics with their rampant commercialism and the Soviets with the professionalism of their athletes. Athens breathed new life into an Olympic spirit gone sour."

Greece breathed new life into the Olympic Spirit ? Like the Greek atheletes doping scandal?
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Old October 25th, 2005, 05:02 PM   #239
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Don't tell me this shit is still going on a year after it started.

I don't even have to be here to see Giorgos making a complete **** of himself. Nice to see his total backflip. Only a few months ago he could not even acknowledge Sydney had staged an olympics let alone make a nice remark about it.

I am flabbergasted - i think the beauty of all of this proves who is the more naive.
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Old October 25th, 2005, 05:05 PM   #240
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See...this is why you are a punk!

You just wont let a topic die, will you? Grow the hell up little boy. You go and find some pic which obviously is taken at a point where all of the athletes have not come out yet, or at the end of the ceremony, and try to make some assinine point. You are pathetic!

Here is a TRUE representation of the closing ceremonies at Athens 2004:





















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