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The Games 

Mockumentary about the organisation of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
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Series cast summary:
John Clarke ...  John 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Bryan Dawe Bryan Dawe ...  Bryan 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Gina Riley Gina Riley ...  Gina 26 episodes, 1998-2000
Nicholas Bell ...  Nicholas 21 episodes, 1998-2000
Tim Schwerdt 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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Australia

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English

Release Date:

17 August 1998 (Australia) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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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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Brilliant
13 January 2000 | by McShagissSee all my reviews

I first came across this show during it's first season by simply channel surfing and from then on never missed an episode (O.K. I did once: but I had it on tape.)

I am a great fan of Gina Riley and her work especially in Big Girls Blouse with Magda Szubanski and Jane Turner. She is so versatile.

The show's cast has the ability to present normally-serious topics in a light hearted way, turning it into a joke.

Then again, the preparations for the 2000 Olympics are a joke, aren't they?

I highly recommend this show to anyone looking for a laugh, and for those with Cable: 'Arena' is syndicating the program on a Thursday night.


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