Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympic bid

During The Ice Dream, the coverage by Australian comedians Roy & HG of the 2002 Winter Olympics in 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 Blue ski 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 Kosciuszko be 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

Biathlon would "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."

Olympic facilities

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 reaction

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge described the bid film as "very impressive" when he appeared on "The Ice Dream".

External links

* [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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