If you thought Roy Slaven and HG Nelson could not top their brilliant Sydney Olympics Games effort The Dream, (broadcast every night at 11pm on Australian TV during the Sydney Games and half the nation tuned in)think again. This effort, focused on the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, was, after a slow start, little short of brillant. Helped in no small part by two Australian gold medals, neither of them expected and one earned only because everyone else in the race fell over, the boys had some brillant hooks to hang their unique take on sport on.
And if you think the boys haven't arrived as Olympic icons then you have missed the boat. IOC boss Jacques Rogge was a guest, and thoroughly enjoyed himself, and where else would two grown men kick each other in the groin on national TV, as the medal-winning US two-man skeleton crew did, and earn Roy's highest accolades. The guests were the usual mixed bunch of winners, losers and people who count. The guest with the least was German skater Katerina Witt. She had no idea how to deal with Roy and HG and by the end of the interview looked like a desperate rabbit waiting for a car to run her down and put her out of her misery. Their next gig is Athens. Can't wait!
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