another reason why the Olympics suck

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another reason why the Olympics suck

Post by Soi Dog » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:15 am

Too many useless sports that nobody cares about, in my opinion. The opening ceremonies are sometimes kinda cool, but 98% of the events themselves are of no interest to me.

Here is what the 2004 Olympic venues in Greece look like today. What a waste...
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Re: another reason why the Olympics suck

Post by UKJ » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:24 am

Agreed. My city just hosted the Commonwealth games. It must have cost a fortune. Tarted everywhere up , that tourists might pass through, to give a false impression of the place. Would be money well spent if we got it back in ticket sales, but I doubt it. As some who actually understand the local culture ( as opposed to MP's) the new Sir Chris Hoy velodrome will be a bingo hall in the next 6 months lol.
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Re: another reason why the Olympics suck

Post by Soi Dog » Sat Aug 09, 2014 1:34 am

We'll see if Brazil's double whammy of the new football stadiums for the World Cup and all the Olympic venues will end up looking like Greece's in 10 years. Brazil is a futbol-obsessed nation, but attendance at most of their pre-World Cup stadiums has been surprisingly low for their local professional league matches. I doubt South Africa's World Cup stadiums are faring much better.
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