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Greece to Host Wimbledon

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It occurs to me that Greece has rediscovered the zero. To aid their financial indiscretion, stimulate an industry for wealth creation and employment.

There’s a type of sport (who knew, different types, eh?) called Wimbledon, which is derived from Cricket or something, which happens every so often — probably as much as each year, I don’t know, I wasn’t paying attention. It’ll indubitably be like most other sports, i.e., a few people being paid obscene amounts to make a small round thing be in different places in a green oblong.

If this sport was officially moved from the other side of London, to Greece, then they’d have a sporting industry. If it can’t be moved officially, then Greece should just set it up and do it anyway, to compete, as a bypass strategy.

Ian Tindale, Jul 11 2015

//A better solution all round would simply be for us to buy Greece// Clear_20UK_20national_20debt_2e
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Essential requirement for nude tennis. Also, evidence that hippo is a bot. He was the last person to anno it & clearly doesn't remember it at all. [DrBob, Jul 13 2015]

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       Wouldn't they need to borrow some money to stage an event like Wimbledon?
xenzag, Jul 11 2015
  

       It's been more than a decade since Greece last hosted the Olympics. Since the games originated there I bet several countries would lend support to see them held there again soon...   

       ^.
FlyingToaster, Jul 12 2015
  

       The new playing surface would be gymnastic.
wjt, Jul 12 2015
  

       I'm not sure the Olympics themselves would be the appropriate thing to generate wealth in Greece. The Olympics may have originated there, as did Marathon, but the Olympics as a globally-roving ritual punishment may be too much of a severe blow. It comes, costs money, then moves on. It’s not an industry.   

       On the other hand, the type of regular and constant sporting events and calendar dates that occur each year and irritatingly dominate the television, newspapers and other mass media could form a viable source of wealth generation for a country such as Greece. I don’t know what Greece is like to have to play a sport in. I’ve never been there, and I’ve also never been to Greece.   

       If, however, Greece decided to be the central venue for sporty things in the world all year round, it could televise it and manage the syndication and media rights. Similarly, it could also be the home to related online betting gaming and gambling industries, for those that don’t feel the requirement to actually visit and see the horses go round and round with the racing cars as they pole vault over the goal. Or whatever it is that they do in sport.
Ian Tindale, Jul 12 2015
  

       // Wouldn't they need to borrow some money //   

       Yes, but that's obviously exploiting a talent they already have in abundance...
8th of 7, Jul 12 2015
  

       Great idea - obviously, in keeping with the original Olympic Games the Greek Wimbledon tournament would have to be conducted in the nude.
hippo, Jul 12 2015
  

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pocmloc, Jul 12 2015
  

       // the Greek Wimbledon tournament would have to be conducted in the nude. //   

       Does that include the officials and spectators ?   

       It's going to take some considerable effort to purge THAT image ...
8th of 7, Jul 12 2015
  

       A better solution all round would simply be for us to buy Greece. Current residents would be allowed to stay, but England would run the country properly and would rename it Greeceshire.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 12 2015
  

       Or they could become a province of Canada...
Maybe even swap places with Quebec if they decide to go.
  

       Y'know the more I think about it the more I like it. We'd get some Greek culture and learnin, and France would get to see all their long lost relatives who would then proceed to teach them proper French and culinary poutine skills.
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       [8th]//// the Greek Wimbledon tournament would have to be conducted in the nude. // Does that include the officials and spectators ? //
- yes, although you know that thing when the players stuff spare balls in their shorts/knickers? - obviously some alternative solution will have to be found for that.

[Max] //...but England would run the country properly and would rename it Greeceshire// - "Elginshire", surely?
hippo, Jul 13 2015
  

       //Elginshire// sp. Moray
calum, Jul 13 2015
  

       I've just been informed that Rentisham's has put in a bid for Greece, to secure its supply of certain key ingredients. The plan is to keep the mainland but sell off the islands. The capital is to be renamed Boffopolis.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2015
  

       It there a special Rentisham's grammar in which the convention is for the possessive pronoun to contain an apostrophe?
hippo, Jul 13 2015
  

       Yes, there it.
8th of 7, Jul 13 2015
  

       Apo'strophe? What apo'strophe?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2015
  

       //obviously some alternative solution will have to be found for that//

Oh, do pay attention hippo! (linky)
DrBob, Jul 13 2015
  

       what 2fries said.   

       Except first it has to be hosted in North Korea, Abu Dhabi and ultmately Iran (Sorry, The Islamic Republic of Iran) before.
pashute, Jul 13 2015
  

       Actually, awarding the next Olympics to North Korea would be interesting.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 13 2015
  

       "the other side of London"?
po, Jul 14 2015
  

       //Apo'strophe? What apo'strophe?   

       It's like catastrophe, but without the cats.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2015
  

       //Apo'strophe? What apo'strophe?   

       It's like catastrophe, but without the cats.
not_morrison_rm, Jul 14 2015
  
      
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