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The great Olympic personal risk bubble

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The great Olympic personal risk bubble

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-13206286
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

Easy answer in my case..........nothing.
Why pay for something that does not even get you a specific seat ?
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

Absolutely NAFF ALL>... not even interested in buying a postage stamp or anything to do with it... Cheesy
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

Me neither.
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

Nope, didn't try but i was shocked to read this:
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One person worried about this is Ruth, who has applied for £22,000 worth of tickets.
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

With the cost, logistics, security and infrastructure of hosting the games, Is it not about time they "broke up the Olympic games" into sections, (Track, Field, Gym, Pool etc) and held a section in each region of the world. Then spread it over the Olympic year, rather than cram it into 2 weeks.
Those who are serious spectators can seriously spectate for weeks at a time, the rest of us can get on with our lives and not pay a blind bit of notice.
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

They already do that normally under the name of World Championships. The main difference between World Championships and the Olympics is the latter give more opportunity to compete.
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Re: The great Olympic personal risk bubble

I lean towards to often mentioned; having one permanent venue for the Olympics rather than moving it around to some country that can't afford it (er! the UK...) with the traditional home of Greece being high on my list.
However, whether the Greeks would want it is another matter. It would not be a question of if they could afford it as, all the other member countries would contribute (in relation to the size of their entrant participation..that would throw the cat among the pigeons) to the building and maintenance of such a venue.
I would guess it would cost individual countries a lot less than the current way.
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