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What Could London Do to Match Beijing Olympic Great Openning/Closing Scenes? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2008-9-25 00:54:53 |Display all floors

Hm...

... looks like a nerve has been pinched.

Mike Rogers?  Have to look that up.
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Post time 2008-9-26 15:11:06 |Display all floors

Craig Ferguson As British Prime Minister

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Post time 2008-9-26 23:48:32 |Display all floors
London used to be the capital city of the world (before the title passed to New York City). London has already had the Olympic Games once. Londoners are still fairly confident about their place in the world and probably won't be spending a lot of money on the 2012 Games. There probably won't be too much excitement in the lead up to the Games.

Londoners probably don't feel that they have anything to prove, and the 2012 Games will be understated compared to the 2008 Games.  Many people may feel that is the natural direction for things to go.

The 2008 Games were great spectacle. I don't think they will ever be matched. That's okay.

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Post time 2008-9-27 01:50:34 |Display all floors

For Post #51 For ronglimeng - London 2012

It would hard to think the British will not get excited, especially when 2012 draws near, about hosting the olympic games. When London pitched for the 2012 games, Londoners put up a decent show of enthusiasm and support, when compared with the poor show the New Yorkers put up when bidding for the 2008 games.

There are actually good reasons to expect the British to want to re-claim some diminished shine of their past. Don't be surprised to see the London opening ceremonies harp on the steam engine powered industrial revolution, or Shakespere, or the Stone Hendge, or Harry Potter... The British creative director will be burning mightnight oils designing a novel and eye-popping and royal opener banking on the British sophistication.

No nation would be able to keep unexcited about hosting an Olympiad. The British could try to put up a genetlemanly and reserved appearance for some time, but let's see how much surprise they will have under the cuff.

Besides, why don't we let each host country enjoy this special moment to the full? Why should they pretend to be indifferent to being a little special as a host country? Why should other people tell them how to behave? Why should others ask them to prove this or that? Any host country has competed and won, right?

But London's price tag may easily be exceeded in four years' time. Just tell us which country or government has no experience in exceeding budges for large projects. Besides, the security expenses will become formidable. They will need more, not less security.

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Post time 2008-10-10 23:04:48 |Display all floors

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Post time 2008-11-20 10:42:47 |Display all floors

Obama's Threat To The United Kingdom.

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Post time 2008-11-20 11:49:08 |Display all floors
Originally posted by jordan_c_fan at 2008-11-20 12:42
Obama's Threat To The United Kingdom.

As have mentioned before the Queen is the head of the Bristish Commonwealth of Nations which consist of many African nations.  When Obama become preisdent many of those African nations will ally with Obama than the Queen of England.  That will certainly hurt British economic and political positions in those countries.   The British commerce, trade  and resource development will be hurt.  These are more reasons why Britain should unite and cooperate with China to consolidation their worldwide influence. ...


It is patently clear that you have absolutely no idea about how the Commonwealth of Nations functions.

Africans, particularly Kenyans, have every reason to be proud that one of the "sons of their soil" has been elected US President, but it will have no impact upon the functioning of the Commonwealth of Nations.

If you seriously wish to know more about which you are talking, visit;
w w w.thecommonwealth.o r g
"他不是救星, 他是一个非常淘气男孩" - Monty Python

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