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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 ski resort of Smiggin Holes. The Dream was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Summer Olympics, presented by Australian comedic duo Roy and HG. Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all nations queueing up to appear. ... Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Roy Slaven. ... The XIX Olympic Winter Games were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... ... Jump to: navigation, search The 2010 Winter Olympics, known formally as the XXI Olympic Winter Games, will be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ...

Mottos for Smiggin Holes 2010 include "Unleash the Mongrel", "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 medallist Zali Steggall. "We've just got to get the nation to dump all its rubbish on top of Kosciusko, compact it a bit and voila, Mount Steggall." Mount Kosciuszko, located in the Snowy Mountains, in Kosciuszko National Park, is the highest mountain in mainland Australia. ... Jump to: navigation, search The XVIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1998 in Nagano, Japan. ...


Modification of events

Biathlon would "have live targets, something that will make a noise when it's hit" according to Roy, also noting that "we can have a kangaroo cull. God we're going to have fun." The name biathlon is commonly confused with duathlon, the term used to describe any sporting event made up of two disciplines. ...

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. Aviation Prioneers Memorial at Cooma, New South Wales, Australia, with artifacts recovered from the Avro 618 Ten aircraft, Southern Cloud, that crashed on 21 March 1931 in the Australian Alps Toolong Mountain range. ... Jump to: navigation, search This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ...

International reaction

International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge described the bid film as "very impressive" when he appeared on "The Ice Dream". The International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin in 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece, and organise this sports event every four years. ... Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942) is a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and has been the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001. ...

External links

Olympics 2010: On to Smiggin Holes!



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