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Well, here is my first 2010 Winter Olympics photo!
And i must say, its not the photo itself, but the Story behind it - so i'm ok with the photo not being of best quality.

Oh those Aussie's have been stirring the pot in Vancouver already!

Its become the Boxing Kangaroo Story!
Here's how it goes.

What you're looking at is the Olympic Village - a newly constructed condo development where all the athletes are housed during the Olympics. Countries have designated ares, or floors within the Condo.

In this paticular shot, you can see canada on the left, and on the right Finland, Australia, and France.

The Aussies have caused trouble because of the Flag they have drapped over their balcony. Its a flag of a large yellow kangaroo with boxing gloves - the flag is actually an unofficial Emblem of Aussie Sport, since the 1983 America's Cup, a yachting competition in which the Aussies won.

This is NOT sitting well with the IOC (international olympic committee). The IOC told the Aussies to take it down, but they are refusing to do so.

It has reached the level to where the Australian deputy Prime Minister has gotten involved!

To make a long story short...the Aussies have won! They have been told they are allowed to keep the Flag.

I wonder what else will happen in the next few weeks?

Thanks for looking, and i'm eager to hear from some Aussies out there on TE!

Cheers
Craig

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