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Does The Olympic Games promote Peace?

Discussion in 'World Politics' started by Aus22, Jul 16, 2012.

  1. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    yes, I glad you are better at downloading videos than me. Thank you. You might have seen this race in the USA but note the Australian commentators bias. Some in Australia actually think we won
     
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    heres how I do it
    go to Youtube and start watching the video
    quick COPY the URL of the running video
    come on back here and just paste it right in your post
    the software magically notices its a media and will append it's ownHTML stuff saving you the bother
    wont look exactly right till you hit POST so have faith

    and there you have it !
     
  3. Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain Well-Known Member

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    Aus22

    Just look up a YouTube video you like--copy the URL at the top and then insert that into your message.
    It will then insert the video after you hit post reply, or it does for me anyway.
     
  4. Johnny Tremain

    Johnny Tremain Well-Known Member

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    Australians are fantastic swimmers--and--they have all the beaches in the world!
     
  5. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    Yes Australians are good Swimmers. Most Australian can swim. We are also good at other water sports like Rowing and sailing. Yet our commentators do not seem to like coming second.
     
  6. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    Australia at last won gold. It was in the water but we needed a boat to do it.
     
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    7 Cameroon athletes go missing from the Olympics


     
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  8. Aus22

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    There have been people who have seek political asylum in all Games. Even in the 1956 Games in Melbourne ,Hungarians would not return to their country just invaded by Russia. Many of them become sports leaders here.

    It has been asked how many people did this in Beijing. I would be interested in how many did this in Atlanta and Los Angles
     
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    Australia has really recover in the medals table. We are now in the top ten. this includes gold two meadals in Yachting, one in canoeing, one in track abnd one in cycling
     

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    Johnny Tremain, Thanks for publishing our National Anthem and song. I meant to download it in the last post but it come out as a still photo.
    We won another sailing medal last night so I think in light of our failure at swimming the attached cartoon is appropriate
     

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    Johnny Tremain Well-Known Member

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    Australia does very well for a country with it's size of population.
    Wait until they add surfing to the Olympics!
     
  15. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    Australia ended up with 35 medals , only seven gold. However we did better than most countries our size,
    Some of the people in the boats were suffers so we are using their talent now.

    I was also glad to see the first Saudi Arabian women, a team from South Sudan and the blade runner. I think the Games have been a great success in uniting so many diverse people.
     
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