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Re: It Was 20 Years Ago Today

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I've just googled ...

most successful olympics

and yes Sydney 2000 comes up.

I had no idea. 😐
Which survey was that d00d? I looked up several and none of them gave it to Sydney.
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Which survey was that d00d? I looked up several and none of them gave it to Sydney.
Very old argument. It's pretty passe now but as a Sydneysider it was special enough at the time to 5 million people in my home town. Everybody who was here had a ball and they were looked after as well as they were in any other city. But as I said before..(read back) I rest my case
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Very old argument. It's pretty passe now but as a Sydneysider it was special enough at the time to 5 million people in my home town. Everybody who was here had a ball and they were looked after as well as they were in any other city. But as I said before..(read back) I rest my case
Sorry keezoy. I was not trying to be argumentative. I am sure it was a wonderful spectacle to all who were there.
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14-09-2020, 11:22 AM
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Which survey was that d00d? I looked up several and none of them gave it to Sydney.
I don't know what you asked but googled it too and this came up as #1

http://www.thepostgame.com/best-olym...lona-la-london

Widely acknowledged as the most successful Games in Olympic history, unlike nearly all of the Games that have followed, Sydney was virtually free of controversy and multiple world and Olympic records were set. The Games were so good, in fact, that after then-IOC president Juan Antonio Samaranch declared Sydney "the best Games ever," the phrase was retired.



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Re: It Was 20 Years Ago Today

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Which survey was that d00d? I looked up several and none of them gave it to Sydney.
I just googled the three words without quotes:

most successful olympics

and a Google’s Featured Snippet came up tops with blurb from: http://www.thepostgame.com/best-olym...s%20were%20set.



EDIT .... Ah, Bruce has already answered.
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How much money did the Sydney games lose? That's what really matters.
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14-09-2020, 11:36 AM
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How much money did the Sydney games lose? That's what really matters.
Ask google
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14-09-2020, 11:44 AM
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How much money did the Sydney games lose? That's what really matters.
Who cares? It was 20 years ago.

You know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

A disused abattoir site on the Parramatta River became the Olympic Precinct, a new suburb, open space and parkland for Sydneysiders, motor race track, venue for the Royal Easter Show, new sports stadiums, an Aquatic Centre, the brick pit a tourist attraction and home for the Green and Golden Bell Frog,
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Who cares? It was 20 years ago.

You know the cost of everything and the value of nothing.

A disused abattoir site on the Parramatta River became the Olympic Precinct, a new suburb, open space and parkland for Sydneysiders, motor race track, venue for the Royal Easter Show, new sports stadiums, an Aquatic Centre, the brick pit a tourist attraction and home for the Green and Golden Bell Frog,
Google tells me that the Sydney Olympics lost circa 1.3 BILLION Australian dollars!

Not too bad compared to the losses most (all?) other games lost. IMO waste of money - all of them.
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Google tells me that the Sydney Olympics lost circa 1.3 BILLION Australian dollars!

Not too bad compared to the losses most (all?) other games lost. IMO waste of money - all of them.
As I said - You know the cost of everything and the value of nothing. Pretty cheap investment really.

As a whole, the Games are estimated to have brought about a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) uplift of between AUD $6-7 BILLION, creating over 100,000 new jobs and boosting the number of tourists by approximately 1.6 million per year.

A 6 times return on investment. What on earth are you whinging about? It not only made us all richer it was the best games ever!

Remember the old joke? What's the difference between a pommie and a Qantas jet? The Qantas jet stops whining when it get to Sydney airport. What's your next complaint?
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