Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLYMPIA

Collapse

Unconfigured Ad Widget

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • #16
    Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

    DEAR ATHLETES,

    HOLD ON ONE SECOND PLEASE,

    Going and participating for "athens 2004" olympic games next year in that devil country greece is means going and killing again GOD.

    So, never trust what the greeks cheaters and barbarian are saying to you.

    olympic games and other greek's traditional ceremonies never are going to be hold anymore and anywhere in the world.

    You know what I mean???

    I AM HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD!!!

    PARIS

    other ways...
    watch it
    http://www.ataa.org/ataa/ref/pkk/news/athens-pkk.html

    I AM HERE TO SAVE THE WORLD!!!

    PARIS

    Comment


    • #17
      Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

      Hmmm..... never mind.... no further comments

      Comment


      • #18
        Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

        I think it is a terrific idea.
        Like the outdoor NHL game held in Edmonton this past weekend, it will be a memorable once-in-a-lifetime event, and the shotputters are very fortunate that their event was selected.

        Comment


        • #19
          Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

          I agree. But the tv presentation better be good (i.e., every lead change during competition. And good camera shots to capture the drama ..as in ALL T&F events in the Games.)

          Comment


          • #20
            Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

            And I also think ALL the running events should be run around the old -200 meters of mostly straightaway track!
            Until there is 100% accurate drug testing, marks won't mean anything and Paris showed that competition is what makes the world go around anyway.
            I think it would be great and great for the sport's global visibility.

            Comment


            • #21
              Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

              Didn't Cubertin get the same naked jokes when he wanted to restart the Olympics? Some of you need to realize the world existed long before you were born and it will go on long after you leave.

              I think this is a great idea. It will feature an exciting event which doesn't get the coverage it deserves, while bring attention to a magnificent historic stadium.

              I like to applaud the Greeks for allowing the original modern day stadium to remain. So, if they want to showcase that stadium to help its interest level, I am all for have a couple events being held there. It is a wonderful stadium that deserves admiration and respect for it's historic value.

              And I'm sure the shot putters will love having a packed crowd just cheering them on. It should be a great event to attend. If I had the means I would be there.

              Comment


              • #22
                Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                >I agree. But the tv presentation better be good
                >(i.e., every lead change during competition.>>

                Hah! American chances of seeing much of the real competition probably just got worse. The shot competitions will now undoubtedly go up against a touch-feely day in gymnastics and won't even get mentioned.

                No, wait, I take that back! There'll be a half-hour program narrated by an archeologist and sociologist on the socio-economic impact of the early Olympic Games on Ancient Greek culture. You know, "up close and personal."

                Comment


                • #23
                  Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                  Does anyone know if the medal ceremony will be at "Olympia" Stadium or the main "Olympic" stadium?

                  Also, why the possibility of rescheduling the event to the 18th and 19th, before any other T & F events begin?

                  Comment


                  • #24
                    Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                    Medal ceremonies in the main stadium on the 20th (day the men's event was supposed to be contested).

                    http://www.iaaf.org/news/Kind=512/newsId=23572.html

                    Comment


                    • #25
                      Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                      .Also, why the possibility of rescheduling the event to the 18th and 19th, before any other T & F events begin?

                      The ancient stadiumis about 4 and a half hours away from the main stadium, so they doing before the main stadium starts so more people can go to Olympia.

                      Comment


                      • #26
                        Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                        thanks for the replies.

                        Peter Van Aken

                        Comment


                        • #27
                          Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                          Pursuant to my "screw the ticket-buying public" comment higher up, prices for the first night of track come in three categories: 90, 70 or 40 Euros (add c10% for dollars). They may have tweaked the time schedule slightly, but for that not-cheap price, here's what you'll now see:

                          7:30pm SP W Hept
                          7:45pm 1500 M heats
                          8:00pm DT W Qual
                          8:15pm HJ M Qual
                          8:20pm 100 W quarters
                          9:00pm 200 W Hept
                          9:35pm 400 M heats
                          9:55pm 800 W heats
                          10:30pm 10,000 M Final
                          11:10pm 5000 W heats

                          How's that for a bang-for-your-buck Olympic experience?!

                          Comment


                          • #28
                            Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                            Re the above, these possibilities come to mind:

                            a) a joke
                            b) a farce
                            c) a gyp
                            d) all the above

                            Comment


                            • #29
                              Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                              Did I read that timetable correctly? The women's 5K races start at 23:10, getting out around midnight?

                              Comment


                              • #30
                                Re: IAAF AGREES ON HOLDING THE SHOT PUT EVENT IN ANCIENT OLY

                                You are correct, sir! And action the next morning (men's discus Q) starts at 09:00.

                                But that's nothing compared to Days 5/6. Men's 1500 final starts at 23:25 on Tuesday, women's javelin Q starts at 07:30 on Wednesday. Might as well just plan on pulling an all-nighter?

                                Comment

                                Working...
                                X