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One EU Olympic Team?

Wed Sep 20, 2000 6:02 am

Dont you think that this would be a good idea? This would give a better a morale to the european athletes. EU countries have already won 47 medals inclduging 17 Gold Medals in this years olympics!

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RE: One EU Olympic Team?

Wed Sep 20, 2000 6:06 am

It would also make it dull to have so many countries participate as only one. Plus it would be a nationalistic nightmare.
 
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RE: One EU Olympic Team?

Wed Sep 20, 2000 6:31 am

Here's what'll happen:

Germany and France will agree to join and will pressurize the Benelux countries and Ireland into tagging along, much to their resentment. Britain will stay on the sidelines, having negotiated an "opt-out" clause, and never really deciding because of the constant sniping by euro-sceptics in both the major parties. Denmark will vote no in a referendum, Sweden and Finland will go along albeit reluctantly, Greece won't be able to meet the necessary criteria to join, and Italy, Spain and Portugal will get in on a fudge after the EU agrees to pay 20 million euros in subsidies to give their athletes a competitive advantage. Austria won't even be invited because the diplomatic sactions imposed when the Free Democrats joined the government.

Compared to this, political union should be easy!

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RE: CTBarnes

Wed Sep 20, 2000 7:05 am

   

Yeah, and then after it's all said and done, the talent of the team will decrease by 32% as compared to the American team within 18 months of being formed.
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RE: Ctbarnes

Wed Sep 20, 2000 12:16 pm

     :DD

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