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Originally posted by capone1
Originally posted by FoxStriker
It's no longer about who is the best in the world when the Olympics come around.
Its about rules, regulations and trying to please everyone (you end up pleasing no one). Political correctness and Media interference has destroyed what should be the holy grail of competition.
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The organizing committee said Sunday it was addressing the issue partly by offering empty seats in accredited areas to soldiers who had finished their security shifts, but remained on the grounds.
"If they want to sit there and watch, they can," said Sebastian Coe, chairman of the organizing committee. "It's not mobilizing the army to solve this."
Originally posted by Qumulys
People just can't afford these days to take days off work any more (regular joe blow), let alone fly to London to sit around next to noisy sweaty peoples, pay $30 for an ice-cream for the kids, and barely see anything. Seem's so much bother when a 50" in the lounge with 3D has it all, hi-def, surround sound, ass close-ups in slow-mo (wife whacking hubby on back of head for oggling too long etc.).
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Originally posted by woodwardjnr
We should be sending out tickets to sports and youth clubs in the region. There's no excuse for empty seats when its the summer holidays with families looking for something to do. It's meant to be about "inspiring a generation", but if you don't allow that generation access to cheap tickets whats the point? If the sponsors don't want their tickets I'm sure there are thousands of the next generation who would love them.edit on 30-7-2012 by woodwardjnr because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by semperfortis
If your only intent is to post on how bad someone's posts are, I recommend going elsewhere
Originally posted by FOXMULDER147
The Olympic Games only exists today in order to advertise and sell McDonald's, Coca-Cola, and a hundred other corporate sponsors...
It's a sham.
In my opinion, the Games should be a much smaller affair, sponsored appropriately, and only open to amateur athletes.