Started by Nïckslïkk2112, August 05, 2016, 22:48:09 pm
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Quote from: Matt2112 on August 06, 2016, 00:51:40 amA tarnished brand now, sadly.
Quote from: Richard_2112 on August 06, 2016, 01:35:42 amWell this opening ceremony is pants!
Quote from: DavidL on August 06, 2016, 10:17:08 amI agree. For me though it's not only the drugs thing but it seems obscene that it is so important to the host country that it's perfectly acceptable to destroy the lives of any unfortunates that get in the way. Those poor people that have their homes destroyed in the name of the most expensive parade of sport on earth. Not to mention the exploitation of workers and the lives lost during construction. As in Athens, Rio cannot afford to run the games and wil be paying for it for years to come. I feel that something must change. Maybe all countries that participate should contribute based on individual GDP. London is looking like a shining example of how it should be done. How can it be right for the largesse on show within the Maracana to exist that close to some the most shocking conditions of poverty on the planet.I'll probably still watch though, but with a cynical eye. The IOC has become too powerful, the IAAF and WADA, a joke. For Rio, I hope it's worth it - history tells us that is unlikely to be the case.
Quote from: Fishy on August 08, 2016, 10:47:29 amCan't be arsed with it.. too many bloody sports..it's ridiculous....surprised they haven't got competitive dominoes or marbles...
Quote from: Slim on August 09, 2016, 01:57:44 amI agree that there are too many sports - I was listening to 5 Live earlier and it was obvious that there were about five competitions in various sports happening at the same time. I think they should pare it down to the classic Olympic sports - no rugby sevens, golf, tennis or football, for example. Lose some of the more obscure competitions as well. More focus then on the competitions that really count, where an Olympic medal represents the pinnacle of achievement in that sport, and easier for people to follow.
Quote from: DavidL on August 09, 2016, 08:12:06 amYes, I agree with that. My view is that the wish to include those high profile sports such as football golf and tennis is all about money and very little to do with the traditional Olympic ethos.
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