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Now something smells in the Olympics ,
August 24, 2016

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Now something smells in the Olympics ,

August 24, 2016

sitting down to my weetabix there are more revelations coming from Rio about Irish ticket scandal , this is to include the Russian ( now am I surprised) winter games of 2014 . How these revelations coming out now , I'll explain right at the start of the games an Irish parent of an athlete competing tried to get tickets to watch her daughter from the Irish Olympic set up ( as promised) but was told sorry all sold out ,so she got tickets from the Norwegian set up who said they had plenty of tickets . The mother went to the press ,the press investigated and found they could find Irish allocated tickets off touts on the streets of Rio ,bingo, story all over the press here Brasilian police got wind did some digging ,arresting an executive of THG ( Irish ) who had the Olympic ticket allocation , then the president of the Irish Olympic committee ( who pleaded nothing to do with him) well he's been in jail for about 5 days awaiting charge/court .....all boring crap explaining the who ,what ,when , Irish public saying can't do this he's innocent ,well the Brasilian police had his lap top and phone etc and guess what ,there's information about ticket touting on the tech kit of his well before the games started ,so now the media/ press are having a ball on prison sentences ( in Brasil ) ......they think the value of the tickets was over €2 million .....but jails in Brasil ouch ,maybe this might be a deterrent to other fiddling B's ,but people in power think they are invincible and the rest of us are stupid ....well Mr Hickey hope you can speak Portugese you'll need to while in jail

August 24, 2016

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Now something smells in the Olympics ,

August 24, 2016

Bob, As I intimated in earlier posts re the Olympic games, once "professional" athletes ,ie MONEY, entered the arena, corruption & dope taking took precedence over sporting prowess on a level playing field. With the complete Russian ParaOlympic athletes all now banned too (due to doping & State fiddling of results), it seems nothing is being learned. What a shame the whole Olympic movement is tarnished in this way, but mud sticks, & suspicion will continue to surround every success unfortunately, plus any greedy / corrupt officials of the organisation. Hopefully ALL Team GB are squeaky clean & remain so, because despite my misgivings over Lotto funded sponsorship, they've all done the nation proud both on & off the "track". Mind you, if they all get Knighthoods / Awards, the Royal Mint or Medals Office are going to be kept busy eh !?! John (JKW)

August 24, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
Posts: 1203
Now something smells in the Olympics ,

August 24, 2016

John I hope as well that the British athletes are as pure as the driven snow with the support of " loads of money" and are really professional . But I did here that an athlete for the Para Olympics has been excluded as his only disability was he "wasn't on drugs " mmmmmmm


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