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Poll: The verdict

Jamaica's Usain Bolt celebrates after winning the men's 4X100 relay final at the athletics event of the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 11, 2012 in London.

Which Olympic Games can lay claim to the title of "the best"?

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London

47%

Beijing

6%

Athens

1%

Sydney

35%

Atlanta

0%

Barcelona

1%

Seoul

0%

Los Angeles

0%

Moscow

2%

Other

8%

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61 comments

  • Melbourne 1956

    Commenter
    Dave
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    Brunswick
    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 8:00PM
  • Opening ceremony wise, Beijing was definitely the best.

    Commenter
    taeyeon
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    August 12, 2012, 8:13PM
  • No doubt Beijing is the best ever! If there is a gold medal for hosting the best Olympics. Beijing would have won in WR time.

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    IanL
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    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 8:15PM
  • Melbourne - most friendly and mostly non-commercialized.

    Commenter
    Moi
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    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 8:23PM
  • London. For just about every reason, but if you want just one...
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    Sydney was wonderful and set the tone. London added one little
    extra. A sense of humour.

    Commenter
    Steve B
    Location
    Sydney
    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 8:36PM
  • Sparta

    Commenter
    Time-Warp
    Location
    Peakhurst
    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 8:53PM
  • MAY be a touch biased, but given how people were starting to write off the Olympics after Atlanta as yesterday's news, too commercial, too expensive, too drug-addled and various other complaints, the revival caused by the Sydney games has to see it stay up there. London has done a great job following the Sydney model by all accounts, but Sydney did it first and at the most critical time for the Olympic movement. So yeah, Sydney.

    Commenter
    Arky
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    Date and time
    August 12, 2012, 10:45PM
  • y would u ask a mostly australian public this question?
    answer is obvious????????

    Commenter
    fan
    Location
    syd
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 1:31AM
  • When will the media move on from the absurd concept that one Olympic Games is in some way 'better' than another? It's so predictable(and beyond juvenile) that journalists and individuals clearly caught up in the moment, proclaim that the latest games are the greatest games. I mean really. The volunteers in London were no more giving and brilliant than those in Sydney. The venues in London were no more marvelous than those in Beijing. The Opening Ceremony in London was no more spectacular than that presented by Athens. The Sydney games introduced a reignited passion for the Olympic movement (after the cynicism of the Atlanta Games). The Beijng games moved forth like clockwork and The Atlanta games was among the first to come out at the other side in front financially. Lets not get carried away with the notion that one Olympics is 'better' than another. There are so many facets to a games, so many new achievements and innovations, and too many breathtaking achievements both on and off the field to draw ludicrous conclusions. All this kind of debate does is offend those who devoted their lives to a previous games.

    Commenter
    ML
    Location
    UK
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 4:10AM
  • Australia and the UK, both small nations, brothers and sisters in an incresingly large scale world.
    We both punch above our weights, we Brits love our Aussie friends and comparisons are pointless.

    Together, Brits and Aussies could take on the world

    Commenter
    bioteknik
    Location
    London
    Date and time
    August 13, 2012, 4:35AM

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