Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympic bid
During The Ice Dream, the coverage by
Australian comedians Roy & HGof the 2002 Winter Olympicsin Salt Lake City, the hosts launched a campaign for the 2010 games at the tiny and little-known village of Smiggin Holes, part of the Perisher Blueski resort in New South Wales.
Mottos for Smiggin Holes 2010 include "Unleash the Mighty Mongrel of the Holes", "Winter Wonder Down Under" and "If you've got the poles, we've got the holes."
It was proposed that either
Mount Kosciuszkobe raised 1000 feet, or that a new mountain be built in Smiggin itself, which would be named Mount Steggall, after Australian Nagano slalom bronze medalist Zali Steggall. "We've just got to get the nation to dump all its rubbish on top of Kosciuszko, compact it a bit and voila, Mount Steggall."
Modification of events
Biathlonwould "have live targets, something that will make a noise when it's hit" according to Roy, who also said "we can have a kangaroo cull. God we're going to have fun."
The caravan park would be used as the athletes' village, and "Dougie Does Dunnies" promised the cleanest Olympic Games ever as far as toilets were concerned. The Cooma KFC would provide catering.
International Olympic Committeepresident Jacques Roggedescribed the bid film as "very impressive" when he appeared on "The Ice Dream".
* [http://www.time.com/time/olympics2002/article/0,8599,212844,00.html Olympics 2010: On to Smiggin Holes!] TIME.com
* [http://www.envisionous.com/smiggs/ Smiggin Holes 2010 -
[un]Official Winter Olympic Games Bid site] (web archive by Envisionous)
* [http://www.autopilotproductions.com/downloads/mongrel.mp3 The Official Anthem of the 2010 Bid - Unleash the Mighty Mongrel] - by Sean Peter
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