First of all I don't live in Greece I live In Queens NY, but I want to let
people know how the Greeks in Greece feel and how much they have to pay for the
privilege to host the Olympics. You problem is, and you are not the only one
BTW, to compare the US with another country and culture you have never bother
with before. Do you compare Mexico with the US, of course not, and Mexico is
close to 100 million people.
> > How many tickets did you buy there big spender?As I said every Greek
> > will pay $1,000 to pay back the cost of the games. I guess you don't care
> > Arnold makes you pay $1,000 in additional taxes next years. Come you
> didn't go
> > to the Olympics, mortgage too high for your treailer?
> Just one event. I can't afford the high priced tickets, but I still took
> pride in the Games being in my country and my city. The LA game actually
> made money, no taxes needed. I guess some games are managed better than
> others. It's not my fault you have to pay taxes to support the Olympics.
> Besides there are free events one can go to. For example, the shot put is
> free. I didn't see that stadium being full. Why don't you go see some of
> the free events? Bicycle road races, the Marathon, race walking are all
> going to be free.
> > > > Greek point of view( not official, my own)
> > > > (1) Why would a Greek spend his money to see a field hockey game
> > > > Pakistan and Korea?Did any Aussie go see the Greek team play water
> > > > against Spain at the Sydney games?
> > > Because it's the Olympics, and it's in your country. When the Olympics
> > > in LA where I lived, I spent money for tickets to go see a soccer game
> > > between two countries I can't even remember now. That's was the last
> time I
> > > bought tickets to a soccer game.
> > > > (2) We invited the whole world to come and join us in celebration of
> > > > this great event.
> > > > Most of you decided to stay home instead of going to Athens to
> > > > your teams. Is that our fault that there are lots of empty seats.The
> > > > empty seats are your problem citizens of the world. We spent billions
> > > > build the facilities, with our taxes($1,000 for every Greek citizen),
> > > > and yet you expect us to attend every event
> > > > and shell out more money.You were invited but you didn't show up-we
> > > > lost.
> > > > At least we lost only money,you on the other hand lost a great
> > > > oppurtunity.
> > > This is one of the most stupid statement I have ever heard.