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The Dream with Roy and HG was a sports/comedy talk show, broadcast every night during the Sydney 2000, Salt Lake 2002 and Athens 2004 Olympics, presented by Australian comedic duo Roy and HG. This article is about the Australian city. ... The 2000 Summer Olympics or the Millennium Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVII Olympiad, were the Summer Olympic Games held in 2000 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Athens (Greek: Αθήνα, Athína (IPA: )) is the capital of Greece and one of the most famous cities in the world, named after goddess Athena. ... The 2004 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, over a period of 17 days from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Olympic Games Summer Olympic Games Medal count Winter Olympic Games Medal count Olympic sports Medal counts Participating NOCs Olympic symbols Olympics WikiProject Olympics Portal Athens 2004 • Beijing 2008 Torino 2006 • Vancouver 2010 ... Roy & HG are a noted Australian comedy duo, with Greig Pickhaver,former Flinders Uni student politician, taking the role of HG Nelson and John Doyle as Roy Slaven. ...


Their telecasts became one of the most popular events of the Games, with Olympians from all nations queueing up to appear. The gifts given to interviewees became some of the most valuable collectors' items of the Games.


Due to the attention on Australia as the host nation, the 2000 season took the form of a two hour show and was made available to Olympic broadcasters internationally; the 2004 season was a one hour show broadcast in Australia only.


The pair became well known for their commentary of certain events, particularly the men's gymnastics, where they adapted vernacular terms such as battered sav and chiko roll, and coined hilarious new terms including flat bag, dutch wink and "hello boys" to describe the various manoeuvres, and these became familiar to viewers worldwide. Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of sequences of movements requiring physical strength, flexibility, and kinesthetic awareness, such as handsprings and handstands. ...


They also popularised Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat as their mascot, dismissing the official mascots of Syd, Ollie and Millie (also known as Dickhead on the show). This was emphasised in a satirical diving contest between Fatso, the three official mascots, and the Boxing Kangaroo later in the games. Fatso's huge popularity during the series caused consternation with the Australian Olympic Committee, who at first tried to ban the character from Olympic events after Australian athletes appeared carrying Fatso dolls at medal award ceremonies. When auctioned for charity at the end of the series, Fatso was purchased by Seven Network CEO Kerry Stokes for AU$80,450. A statue of Fatso has since been erected at the Olympic Park site. Fatso the Fat-Arsed Wombat was an unofficial mascot of the Sydney 2000 Summer Olympics created and promoted by sports/comedy television program The Dream which covered the event. ... The boxing kangaroo was the symbol for the successful 1983 Australian challenge for the Americas Cup. ... The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) is the national Olympic committee in Australia for the Olympic Games movement. ... Kerry Stokes is the chairman of Seven Network, one of the largest broadcasting corporations in Australia, and a recipient of the Order of Australia recognising his contributions to Australian business. ... The Australian dollar (currency code AUD) has been, since 1966, the currency of the Commonwealth of Australia, including the Australian Antarctic Territory, Christmas Island, Cocos (Keeling) Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands and Norfolk Island, as well as the independent Pacific island states of Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu. ...


Insulting New Zealanders, particularly by way of the medal tally, was also a favourite pastime of Roy. During the 2004 season, Norway was insulted frequently, along with New Zealanders, as was former Olympic host city Atlanta, which Roy regularly denounced as "a toilet". John Doyle (also known as Roy Slaven or Rampaging Roy Slaven) is a dramatist, actor, comedian and broadcaster and is one half of Australian sports comedy duo Roy and HG. Doyle was born in Lithgow, New South Wales and graduated from the then Newcastle Teachers College in 1973 with a... It has been designated the: International Year of Rice (by the United Nations) International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition (by UNESCO) 2004 World Health Day topic was Road Safety (by World Health Organization) Year of the Monkey (by the Chinese calendar) See the world in... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ...


The show's popularity during the 2000 season prompted the creation of two spin-off shows, broadcast in Australia only; The Ice Dream during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, and The Cream, during the 2003 Rugby World Cup. The shows success also spawned The Monday Dump. This article is about the year 2000. ... The 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... The Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Salt Lake Citys top tourist draw. ... The 2003 Rugby Union World Cup was the fifth world cup in rugby history. ...


The Ice Dream

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A screen shot of the Ice Dream, in which Australian 1998 bronze medallist Zali Steggall is showing a Smiggin Holes 2010 t-shirt
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A screen shot of the Ice Dream, in which Australian 1998 bronze medallist Zali Steggall is showing a Smiggin Holes 2010 t-shirt

Targets of humour during the coverage of the 2002 Winter Olympics included figure skating, curling, Monaco's bobsleigh team (especially Albert II, Prince of Monaco). They promoted the Smiggin Holes 2010 Winter Olympic bid, even presenting it to IOC president Jacques Rogge, who described it as "very impressive". According to The Ice Dream, during the 1952 Olympics, Cedric Sloanne skewered a seagull during a cross-country skiing event, putting a curse on the Australian team that could only be lifted when Australia won a gold medal (achieved by Steven Bradbury). Zali Steggall (born April 14, 1974) is Australias most internationally successful downhill skiier, winning a bronze medal in slalom at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, and a World Championship gold medal in 1999. ... 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 2002 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIX Olympic Winter Games, were held in 2002 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... Curling is a precision team sport similar to bowls or bocce, played on a rectangular sheet of prepared ice by two teams of four players each, using heavy polished granite stones which they slide down the ice towards a target area called the house. ... Historic bobteam from Davos around 1910 Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... His Serene Highness Prince Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco (Albert Alexandre Louis Pierre Grimaldi; born March 14, 1958), styled His Serene Highness The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, is the head of the House of Grimaldi and the current ruler of the Principality of Monaco. ... 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 International Olympic Committee is an organisation based in Lausanne, Switzerland, created by Pierre de Coubertin on June 23 1894 to reinstate the Ancient Olympic Games held in Greece between 776 BC to 396 AD. Its membership is 202 National Olympic Committees. ... Jacques Rogge (born May 2, 1942) is a Belgian orthopaedic surgeon and has been the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) since 2001. ... Australias second Winter Olympics was in 1952 at Oslo, Norway. ... Genera Pagophila Larus Rissa Creagus Xema Rhodostethia Gulls are seabirds in the family Laridae and subfamily Lari. ... Cross-country skiing (also known as XC skiing) is a winter sport popular in many countries with large snowfields, primarily Northern Europe and Canada. ... Look up Curse in Wiktionary, the free dictionary A curse is the effective action of supernatural (or psychological) cause in an individual, group, or objects existence, distinguished solely by the quality of adversity that it brings, else it would be considered a charm or a blessing. ... Steven Bradbury (born October 14, 1973 in Camden, Sydney) is a former Australian speed skater. ...


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Categories: Stub | Nations at the Summer Olympics | Australian sport ... Flag of Australia NOC symbol of Australia Australia (AUS) is a country that participates in the Winter Olympic Games. ... Illustration by Gustav Dore. ...

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