Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta

Mens Marathon - spectator ambushes break away leader watch

    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Phoenix_down)
    Apparently the protester was a former priest?? :confused:
    A news report I just read says he had been in a tavern earlier and was drunk when the incident happened.
    Does that really surprise you?
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    Well the orignal Olympics were a tribute to the Gods, notably Venus (Aphrodite).
    I thought it was Zeus. But that doesn't make it Pagan I thought.
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    BBC News Report
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    HAHA that is hilarious!!
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldenbarnes)
    BBC News Report
    Brilliant!
    Offline

    11
    ReputationRep:
    "The second coming is near"

    Filthy b******
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    I don't mind certain protestors, but he just gives them a bad name.
    Offline

    4
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by NDGAARONDI)
    I thought it was Zeus. But that doesn't make it Pagan I thought.
    Yep, though the Olympics were timed by the cycle of the planet Venus.

    It is Pagan belief, though these days the term pagan has been corrupted and most people associate it with devil-worship, it's not.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by goldenbarnes)
    He was slowing anyway and had pushed far too early and probably would have finished third anyway - definately wouldn't have finished first - he was getting caught far too quickly.
    It didn't matter. At least he would have had a chance. That incident alone would have cost him more than 10 secinds. And then to top it off, it made him lose his rhythm completely, and he wasn't able to retain it back properly. Ok, well this is what the commentators said. To lose your rhythm in the marathon spoils your running style and I guess your time.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Horan deserves to be shot.
    Offline

    14
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Lord Huntroyde)
    It is Pagan belief, though these days the term pagan has been corrupted and most people associate it with devil-worship, it's not.
    I know. The word witch was derived from Pagan England, which was different to what people think - women practicing everything Pagan etc
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    After the race, the International Olympic Committee said it was saddened by the incident and awarded de Lima the Pierre de Coubertin Medal at the closing ceremony.

    An IOC spokesman said: "We decided to do this in recognition of de Lima's exceptional demonstration of fair play and Olympic values during this evening's marathon."
    How did he demonstrate "fair play and Olympic values"? By not kicking the crazy priests head in? Or by shouting anti-Christian pagan slogans at him (the Olympics was originally a pagan celebration I think)?
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by piginapoke)
    What they really meant to say was "we are really embarassed at the lack of security and kind of feel sorry for the Brazilian bloke, here's a token gesture to compensate and divert attention".
    Don't forget the, 'thank you for not complaining too much' part... Or does that fit in with the 'diverting attention' part?
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    [QUOTE=Mark_KK] AQA English Language A2 UMS Mark for A = 480, my mark = 479 :mad: QUOTE]
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Grrr... To see Lima cry was terrible though! I felt so awful for him
 
 
 
Turn on thread page Beta
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: August 30, 2004
Poll
Are you going to a festival?
Useful resources

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.