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    paulthefan
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  • paulthefan
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    Re: Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Originally posted by Vault-emort
    ah yes, those empire-building Aussies who colonised Australia......

    and a quote from wikipedia:

    From the 1490s when Christopher Columbus set foot on the Americas to the massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee by the United States militia, the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere may have declined by as many as 100 million
    Wiki can be off sometimes,

    1) Calling the Army of the United states a "militia" is peculiar.
    2) the bulk of the decline was largely a function of european/old world diseases.

    why would the prospect of a 100m olympic gold medal be such a strong factor in AUS investment in the sprints. If any population has shown it can produce great dashers it is AUS. Goodness, Hogan, Norman, Boyle, etc....what ever became of the idea of being the best you can be regardless of the prospect of reward.

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  • catson52
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    Re: Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Originally posted by Vault-emort
    Originally posted by catson52
    Amongst all the butchery practiced in the name of benign colonialism on many continents, the Aussies present a strong case to be ranked number one.
    ah yes, those empire-building Aussies who colonised Australia......

    and a quote from wikipedia:

    From the 1490s when Christopher Columbus set foot on the Americas to the massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee by the United States militia, the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere may have declined by as many as 100 million
    Glad to be taught a history lesson, having lived in former British Colonies (including the USA) all my 60+ years . That includes countries in five continents. It would be interesting to know what percentage of the original population of Australia remains intact today. Just as one has to guess what fraction of the native Americans were wiped out by the Spaniards, Brits and French (Portugese and others played a lesser role), I am sure no proper stats are available for Australia.

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  • Vault-emort
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  • Vault-emort
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    Re: Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Originally posted by catson52
    Amongst all the butchery practiced in the name of benign colonialism on many continents, the Aussies present a strong case to be ranked number one.
    ah yes, those empire-building Aussies who colonised Australia......

    and a quote from wikipedia:

    From the 1490s when Christopher Columbus set foot on the Americas to the massacre of Sioux at Wounded Knee by the United States militia, the indigenous population of the Western Hemisphere may have declined by as many as 100 million

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  • catson52
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    Re: Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Originally posted by mump boy
    Originally posted by gh
    Provocative question explored in article now on front page.

    <<..But rather than mounting an all-out effort to boost sprint stocks, Athletics Australia is taking the attitude that the sprints may be simply too hard - especially for a largely white population....>>
    it's only largely white because they killed all the black people !!

    if that is seriously their reasoning why not try nurturing some aboriginal talent it' not like they don't have a perfect role model !!!
    Amongst all the butchery practiced in the name of benign colonialism on many continents, the Aussies present a strong case to be ranked number one.

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  • Smoke
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  • Smoke
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    Now to all the Americans out there, this is a sprint problem! We just have a lack of gold.

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  • EPelle
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  • EPelle
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    I thought 400m was a sprint.

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  • mump boy
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  • mump boy
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    Re: Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Originally posted by gh
    Provocative question explored in article now on front page.

    <<..But rather than mounting an all-out effort to boost sprint stocks, Athletics Australia is taking the attitude that the sprints may be simply too hard - especially for a largely white population....>>
    it's only largely white because they killed all the black people !!

    if that is seriously their reasoning why not try nurturing some aboriginal talent it' not like they don't have a perfect role model !!!

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    Australia giving up on the sprints?

    Provocative question explored in article now on front page.

    <<..But rather than mounting an all-out effort to boost sprint stocks, Athletics Australia is taking the attitude that the sprints may be simply too hard - especially for a largely white population....>>
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