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  • Shot put Olympic Competition

    Check this out:

    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_ar ... 2003_35722

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    Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

    What a lame-brained idea! Screw the customers a little more why don't you? In case nobody has noticed, it's already going to be the thinnest Olympic program ever, since they've adopted the no-rest-day format that plagues the World Championships, meaning that things are spread out over one more day than ever before.

    Note also that it says that the shot is a 2-day competition. Women's is, men's isn't. And the men's final is one of only two on the first evening of competition. How to make for a really appealing package, make people think track is an exciting sport.

    If they feel compelled to do this, move the Q-rounds out of town, nothing else.

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    • #3
      Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

      Don't do it! It sounds like a cool idea, but it'll cause many track fans, who already bought their tickets, to miss the competition. What they should do is hold a SP competition at that alternate site earlier in the year to promote the Athens GP.

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      • #4
        Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

        Yeah, dumb idea from just about any point of view. The irony, of course, is that there's a (small) chance that ALL the events will be "moved out of town" if Athens doesn't meet their construction schedule. Let's see, where's the next oldest functioning Olympic stadium...? See you in Stockholm!

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        • #5
          Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

          Are they going to compete naked, the way they did in ancient Greece? If not, what's the point?

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          • #6
            Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

            I read this in the LA Times also...what a stupid idea. What about the competitors Olympic experience? There's nothing like competing in front of 10's of thousands of spectators. It also said they were considering using the original marathon route....duh...10 months out and they just thought of that?!

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            • #7
              Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

              Yup, it's another idea that sounded cool at the time, but there's so many things wrong with it, that I wouldn't know where to begin expalining all the problems it would create. Trash it.

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              • #8
                Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                I think it's a great idea, especially if it's for the discus throw. It would underline the historical link to the original Olympic Games. Plus by being the only event that would be going on in the stadium, the athletes would be in the limelight far more than they are now, since most spectators do not follow the throwing events closely.

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                • #9
                  Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                  You're kidding right? This would be a FIASCO!

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                  • #10
                    Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                    Sounds like a media circus to me. You know, M. Johnson-Bailey 150 m race. The Playgirl is right. They should make all those male/female shot-putters or discus throwers compete naked. What a sight for the NBC cameras! WOW!
                    "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                    by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                    • #11
                      Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                      Well, OK, now someone is finally talking some sense. I can visualize the possibilities...

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                      • #12
                        Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                        WAIT! On second thought, I visualized the possibilities and it scared me. Women shotputters naked? Nooooooooooo....

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                        • #13
                          Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                          You got it, brother :-)))
                          "A beautiful theory killed by an ugly fact."
                          by Thomas Henry Huxley

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                          • #14
                            Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                            >WAIT! On second thought, I visualized the
                            >possibilities and it scared me. Women
                            >shotputters naked? Nooooooooooo....>>

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                            • #15
                              Re: Shot put Olympic Competition

                              Cool, lots of responses... should we forward the thread to athens2004.org? They would like to hear your feedback. I agree, it is not a good idea; rather naive and impractical (although I kind liked the naked aspect of it).

                              Cheers

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