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Olympics waste of money

March 15th, 2007, 12:09 pm

The cost of the London 2012 Olympics has almost quadrupled from its original budget, and there are still 5 years to go until the games. Wouldn't it have been better to have bought 2 Nimitz class aircraft carriers with the cash, rather than waste the money on 2-3 weeks of steroids induced muscle fest?Olympics budget rises to £9.3bn
 
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March 15th, 2007, 12:44 pm

the olympics are a black hole: everyone manages to get their pet project tacked on.
 
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July 26th, 2015, 1:01 pm

australia wants old results investigatedThey're claiming their athlete should have got a bronze in the women's 200m track at the 1948 OlympicsIsn't there a time limit for appeals? The australian lady whom they want to receive the medal is long since deadAlso, the 1980 men's triple jump
 
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July 31st, 2015, 10:41 am

QuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008.
 
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July 31st, 2015, 10:58 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. there is no snow in Beijing, apparently.
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July 31st, 2015, 11:05 am

QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Google "Beijing elevation"
 
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July 31st, 2015, 12:47 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Google "Beijing elevation"Did you google elevation in the Old or New BeiJinG ? "ambitious plan to make Beijing the center of a new supercity of 130 million people.""It would be spread over 82,000 square miles, about the size of Kansas, and hold a population larger than a third of the United States."
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July 31st, 2015, 1:15 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Google "Beijing elevation"Did you google elevation in the Old or New BeiJinG ? "ambitious plan to make Beijing the center of a new supercity of 130 million people.""It would be spread over 82,000 square miles, about the size of Kansas, and hold a population larger than a third of the United States."I suspect those plans are on hold currently
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July 31st, 2015, 1:18 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Google "Beijing elevation"Did you google elevation in the Old or New BeiJinG ? "ambitious plan to make Beijing the center of a new supercity of 130 million people.""It would be spread over 82,000 square miles, about the size of Kansas, and hold a population larger than a third of the United States."I suspect those plans are on hold currentlyWhy? are the plans Trumped by Trump? moving jobs and Big Things to US again?
 
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July 31st, 2015, 1:45 pm

QuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: daveangelQuoteOriginally posted by: CollectorQuoteOriginally posted by: tagomaQuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperQuoteThe 2022 Winter Olympics have been awarded to Beijing. The only other candidate was Almaty, Kazakhstan. Beijing will become the first city to host the Winter and Summer Games, having hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Google "Beijing elevation"Did you google elevation in the Old or New BeiJinG ? "ambitious plan to make Beijing the center of a new supercity of 130 million people.""It would be spread over 82,000 square miles, about the size of Kansas, and hold a population larger than a third of the United States."I suspect those plans are on hold currentlyWhy? are the plans Trumped by Trump? moving jobs and Big Things to US again?they are too busy propping up their stock market
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Re: Olympics waste of money

July 22nd, 2021, 7:04 pm

Do you remember Geesink in 1964? Hosts were not happy, I heard.
 
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July 22nd, 2021, 8:04 pm

Do you remember Geesink in 1964? Hosts were not happy, I heard.
Yes, I saw it on TV at the time, Even then I knew it was a big deal.

My old trainer Ruska took the train from Amsterdam to Tokyo to fight which Geesink did not like. They refused. 8 years later Ruska got revenge by winning 2 gold medals in Munich. Geesink was sneaky. He wanted to be #1 in NL and Japan.

The Ruska club in Amsterdam was called Oyama; he gave the name + all his photos etc, to the new Oyama club of which I am also a member. They parade me now an then as the Parthenon marbles. A year ago I trained with Ruska's Munich sparring partner .. he is now 85.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmjLmw6mXNA

Okana won gold in 1964; best judoka ever.

2021 Henk Grol is Holland's hope .. he's 36..
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July 22nd, 2021, 8:14 pm

Do you remember Geesink in 1964? Hosts were not happy, I heard.
Yes, I saw it on TV at the time, Even then I knew it was a big deal.

My old trainer Ruska took the train from Amsterdam to Tokyo to fight which Geesink did not like. They refused. 8 years later Ruska got revenge by winning 2 gold medals in Munich. Geesink was sneaky.

Okana won gold in 1964; best judoka ever.

2021 Henk Grol is Holland's hope .. he's 36..
These are interesting details. Thank you for sharing them.
France is sending their own sneaky judo boy Riner this year again. I read on the internet he had a knee injury a few months ago but he wanted to keep this secret. lol.
 
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July 22nd, 2021, 8:23 pm

The 85-year old sparring also filmed the final
www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIfnBTsA1h8

You just know Ruska is not going to lose.

(yube posted by my judo friend Pieter).
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July 22nd, 2021, 8:36 pm

Do you remember Geesink in 1964? Hosts were not happy, I heard.
Yes, I saw it on TV at the time, Even then I knew it was a big deal.

My old trainer Ruska took the train from Amsterdam to Tokyo to fight which Geesink did not like. They refused. 8 years later Ruska got revenge by winning 2 gold medals in Munich. Geesink was sneaky.

Okana won gold in 1964; best judoka ever.

2021 Henk Grol is Holland's hope .. he's 36..
These are interesting details. Thank you for sharing them.
France is sending their own sneaky judo boy Riner this year again. I read on the internet he had a knee injury a few months ago but he wanted to keep this secret. lol.
Riner has little technique. He's a hero in France?
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