Quoted from several australian newspaper today :
" Barcelona gold medallist Kieren Perkins, a special envoy in Sydney's
winning 2000 Olypics bid, has called for a more streamlined system of
choosing which cities host the games.
Perkins said he was disgusted by the excesses of the bidding process.
'I've no doubt there's a more streamlined and effective way of doing it
(deciding the olympics venue), ' he said.
'In Monaco I went to the over the top lunches and dinners for IOC members
and their families at fantastic restaurants all over the place, and the
whole idea was to impress the IOC member in the group. The excess is
Need another argument how IOC (especially under Juan 'Lord of The Rings'
Samaranch) has become such a fascist and dictatorial organisation?
(especially when China offered The lord of the rings a backing for the
nobel prize for peace during the Beijing bid, fortunately half the
total members still had the sanity to choose the place for the sports
and the athletes).
Nobel Prize for Samaranch? yeah..right! :)