Mockumentary about the organisation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
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John Clarke ...
 John (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Bryan Dawe ...
 Bryan (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
Gina Riley ...
 Gina (26 episodes, 1998-2000)
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 Nicholas (21 episodes, 1998-2000)
Tim Schwerdt ...
 Tim (13 episodes, 2000)
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It's the countdown to the Sydney 2000 Olympics, and the Head of Administration and Logistics, John Clarke, and his colleagues, Bryan Dawe, Head of Accounts, Budgeting and Finance, and Gina Riley, Marketing and Liaison Manager wish everyone to know that everything is running smoothly. Certainly, the running track is not actually 100 meters, allowing Bryan to break the world record - but we can always put a bend in it, that's no problem. And 30% of the athletes and their sponsors may refuse to come because of the new fool-proof drug test - but that's a small price to pay to be known as the the very first drugs-free Olympics. And as for the rumours about the recently deceased IOC VIP dying in a King's Cross brothel - nonsense. That's just media hype. As are the rumours that the fencing may be dropped because there aren't enough venues or that the la crosse centre isn't actually built yet. In future may we suggest you not believe everything you see on television? Written by Roseanne Hodge <rosie@ihug.co.nz>

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John: How long is our 100 meter track? How long is it, Mr Wilson?
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Since veteran Australian actor Tony Martin and the New Zealand-born comedian of the same name both appeared in the series, the latter was credited as 'The Other Tony Martin'. See more »

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Sooo close to the truth!!!!
7 May 2006 | by ('Nulla Beach Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

One of my best friends in Canberra has close friends who were on the Sydney Olympic organising committee and he told me that they would cringe at the accuracy of what was depicted in this show which was aired in the lead-up to the 2000 Olympics - they were SURE there must have been leaks to Clarke and co because so many of the issues that are covered in the episodes are painfully close to issues they were experiencing at the same time. This show is brilliant!!!!!!! Clarke, with his wonderfully articulate grasp & delivery of intelligent dialogue done in an Aussie (even though he's a Kiwi) almost ocker tone gives this show its intellectually different edge. Nothing compares to Clarke delivering lines like "I have nothing against likability Byran. Actually I like likability but it might have been more helpful, Byan, if we had of got hold of an an objectionable, arrogant, obstreperous individual who actually KNEW SOMETHING ABOUT HORSES!!!!!!!!" How many ockers would know the meaning of obstreperous?? Intelligent dialogue delivered in a down-to-earth manner like this is what pushes this show into a comic realm that is a cut (way) above the rest!!!! Actually, I'm watching a taped episode as I type this. It was even better watching it for the first time during the run-up to the 2000 Olympic Games being held in "our fair city".


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