ATLANTA: BEST OLYMPICS EVER!!!

ATLANTA: BEST OLYMPICS EVER!!!

Post by Lasse Hermansso » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00


JRM

I think you are missing the point. I think most people are not attacking the
city of ATLANTA, but the Atlanta Olympics, and ACOG. It does not matter where the
event is being held, if the organisers are not up to it.

--
- Lasse Hermansson

 
 
 

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Post by J. Robert Mobl » Wed, 24 Jul 1996 04:00:00

SIMPLY STATED:

    ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST HOSPITABLE CITIES;
    BEST OVERALL VENUES IN THE WORLD PER OLYMPIC ATHLETES;
    VERY LARGE SUPPLY OF HOTELS & RESTAURANTS (America's #3 Convention
            City);
    WORLD'S LARGEST AIRPORT;
    AMERICA'S FINEST NEW MASS TRANSPORATION SYSTEM;
    WORLD CLASS COMMUNICATION INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEM;
    AMERICA'S BEST HIGHWAY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM; AND

    THE WORLD'S LEADING CITY IN BRINGING IT'S DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF    
        PEOPLES TOGETHER!!!

Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time, could do
a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that what
is truly important are the values that we all share....not the small
differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT TOGETHER
AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.            

 
 
 

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Post by Ioannis Velissarako » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> Awake ? But a thousand miles away !
> The only brainwashing being done is by angry media.

        Angry Media? When the TWA 800 flight blew up the media in
        U.S. said the pane blew up propably because there was a
        bomb on the plane. They said the bomb propably placed on the
        plane in Athens. Everybody believed them. MSNBC had a 2 hours
        discussion about Athens airport. Ted Coppell went against
        Greece and its airports as nobody else before. Now, it seems
        that U.S. is not secured as some of you would like to.

        Tell you the truth, YES! I will listen to the angry media.
        You see, its my turn this time...

Quote:
> Everybody else THERE are having a great time.
> I have been - and you ?

> Ryan

Yiannis

 
 
 

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Post by Ryan O'Pa » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>And they use to say the russians were brainwashed!
>Slide down your flag pole...
>A thousand miles away...but awake

Awake ? But a thousand miles away !
The only brainwashing being done is by angry media.
Everybody else THERE are having a great time.
I have been - and you ?

Ryan

 
 
 

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Post by Phanto » Fri, 26 Jul 1996 04:00:00

And they use to say the russians were brainwashed!
Slide down your flag pole...

A thousand miles away...but awake

 
 
 

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Post by Ryan O'Pa » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


>> Awake ? But a thousand miles away !
>> The only brainwashing being done is by angry media.

>    Angry Media? When the TWA 800 flight blew up the media in
>    U.S. said the pane blew up propably because there was a
>    bomb on the plane. They said the bomb propably placed on the
>    plane in Athens. Everybody believed them. MSNBC had a 2 hours
>    discussion about Athens airport. Ted Coppell went against
>    Greece and its airports as nobody else before. Now, it seems
>    that U.S. is not secured as some of you would like to.
>    Tell you the truth, YES! I will listen to the angry media.
>    You see, its my turn this time...

Except I do not take the press as gospel till all the facts are in.
Just as I ignored preliminary reports on the TWA flight , then is that
not the case for you. We listen because it is news - we all do.
 Ioannis, if we BELIEVE an angry media then we harbor ignorance.

Regards,
Ryan

P.S. - I don't think anyone feels secure.

 
 
 

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Post by Rad » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

>         Angry Media? When the TWA 800 flight blew up the media in
>         U.S. said the pane blew up propably because there was a
>         bomb on the plane. They said the bomb propably placed on the
>         plane in Athens. Everybody believed them. MSNBC had a 2 hours
>         discussion about Athens airport. Ted Coppell went against
>         Greece and its airports as nobody else before. Now, it seems
>         that U.S. is not secured as some of you would like to.

>         Tell you the truth, YES! I will listen to the angry media.
>         You see, its my turn this time...

> Yiannis

Yiannis, that was not the case (or it was incorrectly reported in your
local media).  One of the logical questions in such an incident is where
had the plane recently travelled.  In this context Athens was mentioned,
but aside from some suggestions that something might have happened there,
most of the comments stayed away from accusing the Greek airport's crew.
I can also say that I have not heared a single person around me suggesting
that it was Athens's fault.

BTW, on my way to work this morning I did hear the newsperson saying that
somebody in the American government (or FBI) accused again the Greek airport.
The very next comment by the newsperson was that the Greeks searched all the
hidden places on the plane, while the Americans did not.  I don't believe
that Americans were lead in any way to blame the Greeks and I don't hear
people doing it (this in response to your "everybody believed them").

Rad

 
 
 

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Post by R. Ta » Sat, 27 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:



>>> Awake ? But a thousand miles away !
>>> The only brainwashing being done is by angry media.
>>        Angry Media? When the TWA 800 flight blew up the media in
>>        U.S. said the pane blew up propably because there was a
>>        bomb on the plane. They said the bomb propably placed on the
>>        plane in Athens. Everybody believed them. MSNBC had a 2 hours
>>        discussion about Athens airport. Ted Coppell went against
>>        Greece and its airports as nobody else before. Now, it seems
>>        that U.S. is not secured as some of you would like to.

>>        Tell you the truth, YES! I will listen to the angry media.
>>        You see, its my turn this time...
>Except I do not take the press as gospel till all the facts are in.
>Just as I ignored preliminary reports on the TWA flight , then is that
>not the case for you. We listen because it is news - we all do.
> Ioannis, if we BELIEVE an angry media then we harbor ignorance.

        Except none of the media ever said this.

        Aren't you doing the exact same thing you're criticizing the media
for?

--

        The most unAmerican thing you can say is "He/she makes too much money."

 
 
 

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Post by Henri-pierre Aiou » Wed, 31 Jul 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time, could do
>a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that what
>is truly important are the values that we all share....not the small
>differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT TOGETHER
>AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
>COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.            

I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with you
sre : "GO USA"

           Henri    

 
 
 

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Post by Gerrit Stolt » Fri, 02 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> >Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time, could do
> >a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that what
> >is truly important are the values that we all share....not the small
> >differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT TOGETHER
> >AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
> >COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.

> I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with you
> sre : "GO USA"

>            Henri

Good point, Henri. But it's not only this "Go USA", but also the
ignorance of the public towards non-american athletes that's ***ing up
this whole event. Every athlete whoi clinches Gold and is not American is
at least ignored, if not booed. Like Popov or Bailey. If there were no
security personel the American spectators would have killed him. They
obviously cannot accept, that other athletes are also competetive.

Gerrit

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Sarge » Tue, 06 Aug 1996 04:00:00

: >

: >
: > >Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time, could do
: > >a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that what
: > >is truly important are the values that we all share....not the small
: > >differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT TOGETHER
: > >AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
: > >COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.
: > >
: >
: > I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with you
: > sre : "GO USA"
: >
: >            Henri

: Good point, Henri. But it's not only this "Go USA", but also the
: ignorance of the public towards non-american athletes that's ***ing up
: this whole event. Every athlete whoi clinches Gold and is not American is
: at least ignored, if not booed. Like Popov or Bailey. If there were no
: security personel the American spectators would have killed him. They
: obviously cannot accept, that other athletes are also competetive.

: Gerrit

Really ..... I must have gone to a different Olympics. I seem to
remember attending a weight lifting session where a Russian lifter
set a world record in the snatch and got a standing ovation ....
wait .... I guess we thought he was an American .... that would
explain it. ;^)

Best regards,
Mike

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Post by Karen Barret » Wed, 07 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>  : > I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with you
>  : > sre : "GO USA"

>  : Good point, Henri. But it's not only this "Go USA", but also the
>  : ignorance of the public towards non-american athletes that's ***ing up
>  : this whole event. Every athlete whoi clinches Gold and is not American is
>  : at least ignored, if not booed. Like Popov or Bailey. If there were no
>  : security personel the American spectators would have killed him. They
>  : obviously cannot accept, that other athletes are also competetive.

>  : Gerrit

>  Really ..... I must have gone to a different Olympics. I seem to
>  remember attending a weight lifting session where a Russian lifter
>  set a world record in the snatch and got a standing ovation ....
>  wait .... I guess we thought he was an American .... that would
>  explain it. ;^)

>  Best regards,
>  Mike

I went to 7 Olympic events and never once saw a foreign athlete booed.
Many were cheered enthusiastically.  Why do people assume that just
because NBC only shows a crowd cheering a US athlete that the
crowd must have booed everyone else?

And what is this nonsense about Americans wanting to attack Bailey?
I didn't seen any hint of such actions at the events in which Bailey
got gold medals - and I was there both nights.  I did see lots of
Americans cheering after both races, and I took photos of the
victory celebration of the Canadian relay team and medal ceremony
(just as I took photos of all the other victory laps and medal
ceremonies).

Most US track fans didn't expect anything more than a bronze at
best in the 100m dash anyway.  And while the relay was disappointing,
no one is mad at the Canadians for running fast.  The Canadians ran a
great race.  The US didn't.   I blame the US track coach for the US
relay team running so poorly, but the Canadian team would have been
tough to beat with any US team.

 
 
 

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Post by Jean P. Labord » Thu, 08 Aug 1996 04:00:00


writes:

Quote:



>: >

>: >
>: > >Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time,
could do
>: > >a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that
what
>: > >is truly important are the values that we all share....not the
small
>: > >differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT
TOGETHER
>: > >AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU
WHO ARE
>: > >COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.
>: > >
>: >
>: > I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with
you
>: > sre : "GO USA"
>: >
>: >            Henri

>: Good point, Henri. But it's not only this "Go USA", but also the
>: ignorance of the public towards non-american athletes that's ***ing
up
>: this whole event. Every athlete whoi clinches Gold and is not
American is
>: at least ignored, if not booed. Like Popov or Bailey. If there were
no
>: security personel the American spectators would have killed him.
They
>: obviously cannot accept, that other athletes are also competetive.

>: Gerrit

>Really ..... I must have gone to a different Olympics. I seem to
>remember attending a weight lifting session where a Russian lifter
>set a world record in the snatch and got a standing ovation ....
>wait .... I guess we thought he was an American .... that would
>explain it. ;^)

I was there!  I think when someone does something really great, even
the Stupid Americans will cheer wildly, realizing they have seen the
best the world had to offer!

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Quote:
>Best regards,
>Mike

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Post by Daniel L. Ro » Sat, 10 Aug 1996 04:00:00

Quote:



>: >

>: >
>: > >Quite obviously, no city in the world, at this point in time, could do
>: > >a better job of demonstrating to the world via the Olympics that what
>: > >is truly important are the values that we all share....not the small
>: > >differences that separate the peoples of the world.  GET IT TOGETHER
>: > >AND STOP YOUR PETTY LITTLE BICKERING, PARTICULARLY THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE
>: > >COMPLAINING 1,000S OF MILES FROM ATLANTA.
>: > >
>: >
>: > I guess that the truly important values that we have to share with you
>: > sre : "GO USA"

Sorry to say but there were plenty of instances that the crowd cheered other
teams.  In the baseball games I rooted for Austrailia to beat Italy.  (oh
well...)

In the bronze medal rounds of badmitton I rooted for Korea.  And the Koreans
were as loud and obnoxious as any american crowd cheering for its own.  They
had yellow inflatable rockets that they wacked together, and a cheering
section with a cheer leader with a whistle who called out the cheers.

When that match was over, the Malasian and Indonesia sections competed to
drown each other out with their cheers for the athletes.

Those who rooted for China were no less spectacular in the mixed doubles.

In fencing individual finals the french were quite roudy, and the hungarians
matched them.  The all russian men's sabre gold medal round was quite exciting
and the crowd cheered for them there too.

Its only natural for people to root for other teams, and I and many other
americans have rooted for plenty of countries!  Don't hold it against us if we
root for our own periodically.

 
 
 

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Post by Daniel L. Ro » Sat, 10 Aug 1996 04:00:00


Quote:
>I was there!  I think when someone does something really great, even
>the Stupid Americans will cheer wildly, realizing they have seen the
>best the world had to offer!

I wouldn't say that makes us stupid, but we certainly did cheer for the best.

BTW, the booing for the boxing was not to the athlete but to the judging,
which is different than what we are used to.

Personally however the only booing I ever heard myself at the games was when
an attendant snatched the beach ball that the spectators were tossing about
during the Italy-Austrailia baseball game.