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2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:52 pm

An announcement by the ....

......International Olympic Committee (IOC) that the flame for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will pass through a refugee camp in Athens and one refugee will be among the torch bearers.

The torch will be lit in Greece's ancient Olympia on April 21 before leaving for the South American country 12 days later.

"The Olympic flame will pass through this camp here and will be shown to the refugees," IOC head Thomas Bach said during a visit to the Eleonas camp for refugees and migrants in Athens, which houses mostly Afghans and Iranians.

"One of the refugees will be invited to carry the torch."

The IOC has already said top athletes who are refugees with no home country to represent will be allowed to compete at the Rio Games under the Olympic flag.


Right on! :D

http://www.skysports.com/football/news/ ... r-migrants
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Zenon33 » Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:43 pm

i want to see the first cypriot gold medal.
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 pm

Zenon33 wrote:i want to see the first cypriot gold medal.


I'm sure the time will come. Meanwhile, maybe we can send some African refugees/migrants to run for us like some other countries do... :P

Anyway, did you know the first modern Olympian from Cyprus (Anastasios Andreou) competed in 1896 under the Greek flag whilst Cyprus was a British colony?
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby B25 » Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:42 pm

Once again the RoC will carry the officially recognised Cyprus flag, unlike the illegal occupied areas can only look on.
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Sotos » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:31 pm

top athletes who are refugees with no home country to represent will be allowed to compete at the Rio Games under the Olympic flag


Those countries don't have many athletes that can compete at that level. In the whole history of the Olympics Syria won 3 medals. And even if there are such top athletes who are now refugees I am sure their host countries would rush to give to them their citizenship!
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Sotos » Mon Feb 15, 2016 3:38 pm

Meanwhile, maybe we can send some African refugees/migrants to run for us like some other countries do


Anybody who can swim from Syria to Cyprus should receive a Cyprus citizenship and compete at the swimming marathon at the Olympics! ;)
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Cap » Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:24 pm

Zenon33 wrote:i want to see the first cypriot gold medal.


We hope so mate. :)
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby Get Real! » Sun Aug 07, 2016 5:14 pm

Zenon33 wrote:i want to see the first cypriot gold medal.

:idea: We should’ve sent “Mr Guarantee” to Rio to clean up all the medals in the heavyweight mouchos category.
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby miltiades » Sun Aug 07, 2016 6:33 pm

Get Real! wrote:
Zenon33 wrote:i want to see the first cypriot gold medal.

:idea: We should’ve sent “Mr Guarantee” to Rio to clean up all the medals in the heavyweight mouchos category.

Mouchos in the Olympics might be more interesting than ..Golf and most certainly ..mucho more interesting that Cricket which might be a part of the games in 2020. The games will then be extended by THREE months :lol:

Come to think of it the MIXED DOUBLES MOUTCHOS GAMES will be an absolute knockout, unlike Cricket no time extension would be necessary :lol: :lol:
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Re: 2016 Olympics in Rio - already making history!

Postby GreekIslandGirl » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:17 pm

Greece - first medal. Bronze. Bravo. :D
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