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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 1:37 am

bill cobbett wrote:Errr... never heard of it... and as ever neither has the rest of the world for 2,000+ years.



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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby bill cobbett » Fri Aug 10, 2012 2:01 am

... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby Cap » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:11 am

This is what I've been saying all along. It pains me, but its the reality. We as a nation unfortunately emulate this system of indifference and neglect.

'Why should Sideris Tasiadis have waved a Greek flag when he stood on the podium after competing under the German flag and taking the silver medal in the canoe slalom at the London Olympics? Afterward he said: “Greece has never given me anything. I have not received a single telephone call from anyone in a position of authority to offer me congratulations on any of my successes. No one helped my family, which had to emigrate in order to give me a proper upbringing. In contrast, Germany discovered me, promoted me and gave me all the tools I needed to develop my skills as an athlete. That is where I live, where I grew up and continue to grow up, where I finished school and where I train every day.”

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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:24 am

Cap wrote:This is what I've been saying all along. It pains me, but its the reality. We as a nation unfortunately emulate this system of neglect.

'Why should Sideris Tasiadis have waved a Greek flag when he stood on the podium after competing under the German flag and taking the silver medal in the canoe slalom at the London Olympics? Afterward he said: “Greece has never given me anything. I have not received a single telephone call from anyone in a position of authority to offer me congratulations on any of my successes. No one helped my family, which had to emigrate in order to give me a proper upbringing. In contrast, Germany discovered me, promoted me and gave me all the tools I needed to develop my skills as an athlete. That is where I live, where I grew up and continue to grow up, where I finished school and where I train every day.”

http://www.parikiaki.com/archives/50383


Well, he is right isn't he? Like Greeks say, "Greece is eating its children". I say Greece is burying its children alive given half a chance. Most of the Greek Athletes who participated to the Olympics not only this year but even in the past have horror stories to tell about the behavior and the neglect of the official state. The rowing teams from Northern Greece (one medal and one fourth place) are jobless and are supported by their parents. Same complains from the Gymnasts and the track athletes.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:28 am

bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby supporttheunderdog » Fri Aug 10, 2012 12:22 pm

kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


Is there any record of Cypriots being allowed to take part in the Ancient games from 765 onwards?
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby Cap » Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:38 pm

has become a role model for the kids.
Gets hero's welcome.



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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:08 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


Is there any record of Cypriots being allowed to take part in the Ancient games from 765 onwards?


Have they ever applied? Did our athletes qualify? :D
I will try to find out.
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:10 pm

kimon07 wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:
kimon07 wrote:
bill cobbett wrote:... and if you claimed that to the good people of Korea, they'd think you stark, raving bonkers.


The point is that it was included in the Ancient Olympics from their beginning as you will see if you go through the sites and it is recognized Internationally.

Its a combination of boxing/kick-boxing/judo/free-wrestling


Is there any record of Cypriots being allowed to take part in the Ancient games from 765 onwards?


Have they ever applied? Did our athletes qualify? :D
I will try to find out.


Did Crertans and Rodians participate or was it a mainland event? I admit ignorance! :?
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Re: London 2012 - Cyprus's first Olympic medal vision thread

Postby kimon07 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:18 pm

supporttheunderdog wrote:
Is there any record of Cypriots being allowed to take part in the Ancient games from 765 onwards?


Initial and official Feed back:

Cyprus has a long sporting history with the presence of Cypriot athletes in ancient Olympic Games. Written monuments show this relationship with Olympia.

http://www.cyprussports.org/koa/general ... f-cso.html

SO! They WERE GREEKS if this is what you actually wanted to ask. :wink:
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