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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 30th, 2005, 08:17 PM   #361
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Thats the thing Landos, you are on the same level, only as smart as you are for some reason you can't see it. Either that, or you enjoy it just as much as they do. Thats why you guys can go pages and pages with each other. You may read what they say and feel the need to get back at them, to give it back 10x as hard. But here's the thing. It is not every Australian or British or whatever person being a jackass. Because a few members may act like idiots, it doesn't mean I will lump this into "All of Australia" and label Australia as this and that. Australia is a country of 20 million people, I won't judge them from 2-3 forumers on the internet. It's the same for the other way around, because some Greeks feel the need to insult and attack others countries (be it they feel theirs is attacked or whatever), I wouldn't judge all Greeks on these posters nor their country. It's not logical. We should as people take people as they are, on an individual level. But you are right, most people don't want to do this. Most people just want to insult and express their complexes and such on certain issues. Well, you know what, thats their problem, not mine. Not giving them the satisfaction and simply ignoring it goes much further then going page after page with them. I haven't said much in the many topics until this one, which I am expressing my ideas and feelings, and then after this, whatever happens, happens. It's not worth the time. I come here to have fun, hear other ideas of people from around the world, and to learn things on the topics I am interested, or don't know much about. The fact that most can't do this anymore, because topics keep getting hijacked, really reflects on the moderators of these forums, who seem to have gone missing.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 01:14 AM   #362
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When did I ever say "All Australians" about anything? I go after the ones in this forum who knee-jerk attack Greece, naturally. They ask for it and I accomodate them. Not that it's much of a challenge to make fools look like fools, but we do what we can to assist them. Thats the polite thing to do, afterall. And if you don't believe there are a great many people who hate and envy Greeks because of the things I listed below, you're being naive.

As for Mo Rush being worried about me: he ought to be worried about his own nation and how they're going to grow the economy fast enough so they don't have a revolution there. Never mind landing an Olympics anytime soon, they need to focus on more direct problems.
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Old October 31st, 2005, 01:36 AM   #363
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When did I ever say "All Australians" about anything? I go after the ones in this forum who knee-jerk attack Greece, naturally. They ask for it and I accomodate them. Not that it's much of a challenge to make fools look like fools, but we do what we can to assist them. Thats the polite thing to do, afterall. And if you don't believe there are a great many people who hate and envy Greeks because of the things I listed below, you're being naive.

As for Mo Rush being worried about me: he ought to be worried about his own nation and how they're going to grow the economy fast enough so they don't have a revolution there. Never mind landing an Olympics anytime soon, they need to focus on more direct problems.
oh spare me the pyschobabble about what south africa needs..and pay back your billions of debt after the olympics...u truly are ignorant..spose u just remind me thats all....economy is doing great actually according the IMF...2010 soccer world cup will only enhance it...greece did well, athens a new modern city...thats all fantastic and i wish the same for cape town...without the large debt and without some venues that are not being used fully....cape town stands a good chance in 2020 one can only wait and see how it goes....unless you have a crystal ball...thanks though for the revolution thing it did make me laugh...heres to your mental well being....
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Old October 31st, 2005, 03:12 AM   #364
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ok, maybe it's me becuase i don't get into the olympics (other than the opening and closing ceremonies) but 99.99% of the bickering here is just dumb.
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Old November 13th, 2005, 06:41 PM   #365
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Yall seem to be jealous hypacrits, its like ya'll HATE Atlanta(not just in olympic threads). Tell me what made ATl's olympics so horrible to the world ?
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Old November 13th, 2005, 07:56 PM   #366
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Fist of all,Atlanta paied to have the 100years-celebration-games instead of Athenscould think something worst??
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:36 PM   #367
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^ WHAT???
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:52 PM   #368
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You all sound like freakin morons! Obviously each of you are gonna pick the best opening ceremony based on different criteria! My opinon is that Athens 2004 and Barcelona were two of the best followed by Sydney!

This is MY opinion .... if you dont' like it then who the F_CK cares?

P.S. Atlanta won the games based on one reason and one reason only! MONEY! That is what it boils down too basically! And it has to be considered one of the worst games, that is the general consensus! Beijing we all know will put on a kick ass games! That is just the way the Chinese are, efficient as hell! Plus they DO have something to prove!
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Old November 13th, 2005, 11:58 PM   #369
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Atlanta96:the celebration of 100 years of modern olympics very very far from Athens that organized the first modern games and from the land that born the olympic games...Its sounds bad enough and it is a shame for the olympic spirit...
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Old November 14th, 2005, 12:57 AM   #370
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^please the people who organize the olympics are such hypocrits that the whole spirit of the olympics was tarnished the day they were revived.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:09 AM   #371
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Even more the day that the olympic flame entered into a stadium after 100 yeras miles far from birthplace,,,,,,,it s scary what money can do.....
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Old November 14th, 2005, 01:52 AM   #372
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^yep just as a i thought, this hatred of atlanta isnt about commercialism....its just envy!!!
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Old November 14th, 2005, 02:47 PM   #373
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Envy??envy for what exactly? If u believe that it was ok to organize the 1996 games in Atlanta, so weeldone. But its matter of education and culture of each one of us...and my culture wouldnt allow to celebrate the 100 years of modern olympics in other city than home...
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Old November 14th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #374
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Envy??envy for what exactly? If u believe that it was ok to organize the 1996 games in Atlanta, so weeldone. But its matter of education and culture of each one of us...and my culture wouldnt allow to celebrate the 100 years of modern olympics in other city than home...
yeah just make sure the home is ready...
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Old November 14th, 2005, 03:40 PM   #375
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Mo and others, I surely believe that Athens in 1996 wasnt as Athens in 2004. In 1996 the city needed a lot of insfracture to be more modern and to have a better quality of life.Thats sure. But, even Athens in 1996 was the WORST VILLAGE in the whole world(sure it wasnt neither village nor worst),it deserved to organize the 100 years olympiad. Come on..last summer we saw great scenes from olympics even in the ancient Olympia,with a soil-stadium..no roof,no seats there but was so marvellous..and there was not any problem.The games could be host in 1996 in Athens,even the olympic stadium then was roofless,so what? A big part of the stadia was already build in 1996(OAKA,indoor OAKA,velodrome,swimming pool,peace and Friendship stadium and some more).Thats why Athens came in 2nd place ,after Atlanta...if Athens hadnt a nice bid,it could be finished last,but Athens came second for obcious reasons..
All that I want to say is that Athens deserve the 96 games more than any other place in the world.Greeks invented the games,after all.
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Old November 14th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #376
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Mo and others, I surely believe that Athens in 1996 wasnt as Athens in 2004. In 1996 the city needed a lot of insfracture to be more modern and to have a better quality of life.Thats sure. But, even Athens in 1996 was the WORST VILLAGE in the whole world(sure it wasnt neither village nor worst),it deserved to organize the 100 years olympiad. Come on..last summer we saw great scenes from olympics even in the ancient Olympia,with a soil-stadium..no roof,no seats there but was so marvellous..and there was not any problem.The games could be host in 1996 in Athens,even the olympic stadium then was roofless,so what? A big part of the stadia was already build in 1996(OAKA,indoor OAKA,velodrome,swimming pool,peace and Friendship stadium and some more).Thats why Athens came in 2nd place ,after Atlanta...if Athens hadnt a nice bid,it could be finished last,but Athens came second for obcious reasons..
All that I want to say is that Athens deserve the 96 games more than any other place in the world.Greeks invented the games,after all.

i agreee....athens should have been handed 1996...its just not right i think and then on top of that to add insult, it lost to atlanta...i dont think it was special in any way to celebrate it their...the coca cola games i mean really...i would have been happier if paris won and athens then 2004....
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Old November 14th, 2005, 10:05 PM   #377
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^yep just as a i thought, this hatred of atlanta isnt about commercialism....its just envy!!!
Were all so envious of Atlantas Olympics. I wish Athens had a terrorist attack at the opening ceremony like Atlanta did. That would have made the Olympics so much better.
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Old November 16th, 2005, 09:20 AM   #378
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Yea. Would have created headlines!
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Old November 16th, 2005, 09:51 AM   #379
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Sydney all the way

Although the Athens Olympics was not that fantastic (with the attendence and you know) it's opening ceremony was pretty spectacular, but i'm gonna go Sydney all the way, you could never beat that magical moment, also a very multicultural even that included the world not just the history of the nation. I'm also expecting 8 years on and hope that China can beat us to be the best Olympics of all time

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History if greek nation was only a little part of Athens ceremony...r u sure that u watched it really?? Athens prefered to show a global act based on universal primitive values:the sea,the fire,the human,the logic...and that makes it eternal :-)
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