sean377
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Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sat Mar 15, 2008 12:42 pm

Thought this may interest some of you...

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk:80/RedArrows2012/?ref=redArrows2012

Petition Creator...

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the RAF Red Arrows as Unsuitable for the 2012 Olympics because they are too British.

This is a ridiculous decision and should be overturned in the name of common sense.

Governments response...

This allegation is not true. The Government has not banned the Red Arrows from the London 2012 Olympic Games. The organising committee of London 2012 will decide what to include in the Opening Ceremony and other celebrations - but with almost five years to go, decisions are yet to be made on what these will look like.

And of course the Red Arrows played a memorable role in the celebrations for 2012, when they flew over Trafalgar Square to mark London winning the Games.
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RE: Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:42 pm

Nothing against the Red Arrows, but somehow I do think it is time to focus olympic game back on what they should be all about: Sports.

I mean, we will certainly get the worst show this year in Beijing since Berlin 1936 (or maybe Moscow 1980 and L.A. 1984, although they were not that bad).

The Red Arrows are certainly cool, but I just hope the show will focus on Olympics. It is sad to see that Olympic games have once again turned out to be propaganda shows.
 
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RE: Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sat Mar 15, 2008 7:54 pm



Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):
but somehow I do think it is time to focus olympic game back on what they should be all about: Sports.

They haven't been focused on sports since Mexico City. Face it, Munich was the terror games, Moscow where the Afghanistan games, and they are commercial games since LA.

Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):
I mean, we will certainly get the worst show this year in Beijing since Berlin 1936 (or maybe Moscow 1980 and L.A. 1984, although they were not that bad).

Yeah, did you just see the IOC put out a statement pleading with countries not to boycot Beijing because of Tibet?

Then you have that Marathoner who had decided to drop out due to the life-threatening air pollution in Beijing.
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RE: Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sat Mar 15, 2008 8:04 pm



Quoting TheSonntag (Reply 1):
Nothing against the Red Arrows, but somehow I do think it is time to focus olympic game back on what they should be all about: Sports.

I don't think anyone's suggesting the Red Arrows should buzz around during the events, distracting everyone from the games. In any case, it looks like another of these allegations that/s been invented out of thin air.
 
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RE: Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sat Mar 15, 2008 11:41 pm



Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
The Department of Culture, Media and Sport have deemed the RAF Red Arrows as Unsuitable for the 2012 Olympics because they are too British.

Pretty much exactly the same bullshit as that petition a year or so ago alleging that the PM's office had sanctioned the dissolution of the Red Arrows.

Quoting Sean377 (Thread starter):
This allegation is not true.

Wow. And exactly the same response.

Anyone else fed up with the fact that the 10 Downing Street petition website has become a foundation for fearmongers, anti-government feelings, rumours and the ilk?
 
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RE: Red Arrows Too British For 2012 Olympics?

Sun Mar 16, 2008 1:28 am

We get these sort of topics every year on other forums.

Quoting Moo (Reply 4):
Anyone else fed up with the fact that the 10 Downing Street petition website has become a foundation for fearmongers, anti-government feelings, rumours and the ilk?

Pretty much

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