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Monday, 5 June 2006

The Duke of Edinburgh Vents His Spleen

The Duke of Edinburgh vented his spleen the other day, on the subject of the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympics.

He described the opening and closing ceremonies as "bloody nuisances", and called for them to be banned.

Warming to his theme, he said that the opening and closing ceremonies destroy the spirit of the games; it is about competition and not extravaganza.


"They ought to be banned. They are a pain in the neck."

He also said that he hoped to do "as little as possible" during the 2012 Olympics in London, by which time he will be 91 years old.

I fully agree with the Duke, in fact I would go one stage further; ban the Games entirely, they are a complete waste of time and money and are most certainly nothing to do with good sportsmanship.

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