Monday, August 16, 2004

Feedback. And a new competition!

Mark from Wales has written to say that the tennis player from Djibouti is DEFINITELY a man. But all the reports say he was a woman. Maybe he got his sister to hold the flag for him cos he couldn't be bothered to stand for hours in the middle?

Meanwhile, Perry and Diegem have both written to ask if all the stadiums are empty. Well, certainly the basketball last night was packed - a total sell out. And it said on the radio a couple of days ago they'd sold 97% of their ticket sales target for the Games, and they expected to go past 100% by now. I guess with so many sports on there's no way you'll see packed stadia at all of the prelim rounds. But Athens is definitely bustling with spectators and by the time we get towards the business end of the events most of the events are expected to be pretty much full. There are certainly queues at all the ticket selling booths. In fairness, Sydney probably didn't sell out all of its early rounds, and some of the group games I went to in Euro2004 weren't sold out.

And now for the ALL-NEW COMPETITION! Yes, you, like Vix, can win a tacky Olympic souvenir sent from Athens paid for out of my own pocket!

So here's the question: Guess how much, in Euros (, it would cost you in an Olympic venue to buy the following:
2 x 400ml beer
2 x 500ml water
2 x hot dogs
2 x creme caramel
(1 Euro = 67p or $1.23)

Get those guesses in, with your name and where you're from...

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Silly me - I forgot to sign my previous blog asking what a creme caramel was.

I'm KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled there is another competition! I'm crossing my fingers I win and Robin sends me an autograph!

Thank you for providing the Euro exchange for dollars, just one question though - I have no idea what a creme caramel is! Help! Is it a caramel flavored cup of coffee? Or a piece of candy? or a sticky bun? This silly American (who would gladly have interviewed you after archery) needs help before making an educated guess. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Silly me - I forgot to sign my previous blog asking what a creme caramel was.

I'm KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

I' d say you 've paid about 12 euros, though I 've been away for a year and have no idea about current prices.
KJ the creme caramel is (if I'm not mistaken in which case I will feel very stupid) a nice french sweet. Though it seems kind of odd that they would sell that at a sports venue.

Dennis, Greek in the UK

Anonymous said...

I'll go with 38 euros for your snack. It wouldn't surprise me if it's even more than that though!

Cheers,

GM in London

Anonymous said...

GM's post got me thinking... Athens can be ridiculously expensive but, on the other hand it's a sports venue and prices normally shouldn't be very high. Can I change my guess to 20 euros?
Dennis

Anonymous said...

THE PRICE OF ONE HOUR ONLINE IN THE INTERNET CAFE : : : OR, I TOLD YOU SO.
Cyberathletes are those who connect, communicate, exchange and download by Internet in their free time at the Village. After the Dining Room and the Sporting Complex, the most frequented spots of the Village are the Internet Caf├ęs of the two Resident Centres. What better place to strike up a conversation and possibly score? ---
[Olympic Village Pulse, Aug 16, 2004, the official daily newspaper of the Olympic Village]

Anonymous said...

Hello Roberto from Manc here...24 Euros is my guess!

Shirley said...

Hi.
My guess is $61.75 EU for the lot.

Shirley said...

Hi from Florida
My guess is $61.75 EU for the lot.