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Post Options Post Options   Quote L192444 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 12 at 9:38am
Agreed; does any other sport make a non-sense of their events in this way?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dogslife Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 12 at 9:27am
Couldn't agree more. I can see no reason why the entertainment of a couple of thousand spectators should be put ahead of what is supposed to be the pinnacle of competitive dinghy sailing. Once again the 'old farts' in the IOC & ISAF are letting the competitors down.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 2547 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 Aug 12 at 9:15am
It's time to start a campaign to scrap that nothe course. 

The needs of the live spectators are destroying the integrity of the competition. 

Percy and Simpson were robbed and Ainslie was lucky Postma stumbled at the final hurdle..

Whilst the masses may be entertained by the place changing of a lottery race in fickle winds it certainly isn't pleasing to watch for anyone who knows anything about sailing. Excruciatingly nail biting maybe but certainly not pleasing. 

These athletes and support staff have given years of their lives to the pursuit of gold and the Olympic organisers owe them the fairest and most level playing field they can provide.

Not some horror show for the delight of the crowd. 

Edited by 2547 - 06 Aug 12 at 9:40am
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