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    Being the 10th anniversary of the Sydney Olympics, will we hear what really happened to Cathy Freeman's missing suit, from the flame lighting?

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225923194479


    Dotty theory ... The Olympic rings on the suit were stencilled upside-down.

    While watching the live telecast, I noticed two things, that the stitching was not hidden and that there was a faint upside-down Olympic symbol on the suit. Not knowing anything about fashion and clothes making, I just assumed that the former was for dramatic effect and the upside-down Olympic rings were a side-effect of the cutting-style.

    Amid all the pre-games secrecy, the actual suit was locked away until the last minute. Cathy marched into the stadium in the team uniform, snuck away for a quick change, only to discover the potentially embarrassing mistake minutes before lighting the flame. So the suit was turned inside-out to lessen the impact.

    After the ceremony, the organising committee quickly grabbed the misprinted suit back and had it either destroyed or locked away forever.
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    Dotty

    Pretty clear here that it was upside down

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    Maybe they just threw it away because they knew she would never fit into it again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Maybe they just threw it away because they knew she would never fit into it again?
    That has never stopped a woman holding on to a piece of clothing.
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    Am I the only one having major care factor issues over this, as in carefactor 0.





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    I care that I outsmarted a Daily Telegraph investigative journalist. (On second thoughts ...)

    And Mum said that watching Scooby Doo every afternoon instead of doing my homework wouldn't achieve anything. I've now proved her wrong too.
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    They would have gotten away with it too if it weren't for you meddling kids.

    (I love how Scooby Doo villains correctly use the subjunctive.)
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    The scooby doo ride at movie world is the best.





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    The only reason I would care (I dont, but if it did this would be why) is that woman had done SFA to be given the privilege of lighting the torch in the first place. WHY HER????

    There's your conspiracy theory....
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeftyHoges View Post
    The only reason I would care (I dont, but if it did this would be why) is that woman had done SFA to be given the privilege of lighting the torch in the first place. WHY HER????

    There's your conspiracy theory....
    Because she is black.
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    Because Dawn Fraser would have jumped the fence and made off with the flag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sms316 View Post
    Because she is black.
    She also just happened to be one of our top elite athletes at the time.



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    Quote Originally Posted by henno View Post
    She also just happened to be one of our top elite athletes at the time.
    But the other elite athletes weren't selected. She was.

    You can't tell me it wasn't a political choice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sms316 View Post
    But the other elite athletes weren't selected. She was.

    You can't tell me it wasn't a political choice.
    Of course it was. But she was probably chosen out of a pool of maybe 3-4 "top of their game" athletes at the time. The rest was political and cultural, no doubt.



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    John Howard should have lit it. He would have looked great in a white leotard.
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    Jandamarra O'shane could have lit the flame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by henno View Post
    Moose Knuckle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Jandamarra O'shane could have lit the flame.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dcanto View Post
    I'm with you Dave.

    Poor kid has been through hell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack View Post
    Jandamarra O'shane could have lit the flame.
    Jack, even that's low for your standards... shame!!
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    I'm going to assume (for my sake) that Jack was moreso having a joke about the lycra suit, than the "lighting the flame" bit.



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    Conspiracy Theory.

    I saw some guys dressed as NBN workers around here ....

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