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BIGGER THAN ISAF?

Posted in fremantle by freoview on March 1, 2012

It is interesting to read this morning that the city of Weymouth in England, which will be hosting the London Olympics sailing events, is only expecting 60.000 visitors. That puts the ridiculous predictions made last year by ISAF 2011 director John Longley, that the sailing event off Fremantle would attract half a million visitors, in perspective. It’s time Western Australian government agency Eventscorp demanded some of the millions they paid ISAF back for making unsubstantiated claims

I heard Longley is walking around town claiming he is working on something even bigger than ISAF, so expect the winter Olympics to come to Fremantle in the near future. * >)

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  1. dave carson said, on March 4, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Absolutely hilarious.

  2. Roger Garwood said, on March 2, 2012 at 8:28 am

    It’s also worth noting that IFLOP had little or nothing to do with the selection of Olympic teams. For example the British team had been selected well before IFLOP. The Evangelist’s snake oil salesmanship slipped that in to his spin doctored rhetoric – he wasn’t aware it had nothing to do with Olympic selection but assumed that it did.
    I received a letter from a former editor of the US based ‘Yachting’ magazine who pointed out, among others things: ” … ISAF is … about making money”.


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