Posts Tagged ‘Beijing Olmpics

19
Aug
08

Talking points 19 August.

Goodmorning it’s Karnie again…Thanks to┬áNelson in Nigeria, Steve in the US and Robert in the UK for looking after the blog over night.

We talked about President Musharraf of Pakistan accepting resignation yesterday instead of facing impeachment and we asked: Would the world be more dangerous without Musharraf? Ahmad on the whys blog would like to look at this topic again but he would like to focus on: A Democratic Pakistan. He says: “A Democratic Pakistan is the greatest benefit for the World.” Continue reading ‘Talking points 19 August.’

18
Aug
08

Going for Gold…

You want to talk about it and it could make for tomorrow’s programme:

More and more athletes are switching nationalities in order to compete at the Olympics. There are Brazilians representing Georgia, a Syrian representing Germany, a Kenyan representing the United States and an American, (Becky Hammon) representing Russia.

It’s not the first time this is happening BUT it’s becoming more noticeable in Beijing than in previous Games, so much so it’s beginning to cause concern among international sports bodies.

Is it wrong to change your nationality in order to try and win an Olympic medal? What’s more important – National allegiance or an Olympic medal?

18
Aug
08

Talking points 18th August

Goodmorning it’s Karnie today…

Thanks to Andrew in Australia and Abdi in Kenya for looking after the blank page over the weekend. I must admit I haven’t yet had time to look at your suggestions but will do so shortly. In the meantime here’s a story worth discussing..it’s just come through: Continue reading ‘Talking points 18th August’




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