>Altanta is a poor choice for the summer Olympics games.
>The modern era of the Olympics games began in 1896 in Athens, Greece
>and it would have been fiting to return for the centential.
by me. Or even reverse 2000 and 2004, making it 20 years between US
hosting the summer games.
>and blatant nationalism in its worse form. a permanent Olympic site should be established in Greece
>to avoid the excesses we will seen over the next few weeks.
too often in the US (three in 16 years!), but the Olympics should be
shared with the world. I hope to see them in Africa and South America
in my lifetime.
Sydney will host theirs in four years.
of Old South, New South and New World, with a rich multi-ethnic and
multi-cultural lifestyle. It is, in this regard, similar to Montreal
(though, of course, the blend differed there). It is also the only
city to host the Games yet that has such a rich black heritage, one
that must be honored, especially when black athletes have given so
much to the Games.
>wins an event you will begin to agree with my point-of-view.
Just as many ads, just as much chauvinism. (It was, IMO, at its worst
in 1980 and 1984, because of the economy and the world situation at
the time.) The US should not host so many Games not because our
television commentators are chauvinistic, but because we should share
with the world.