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new olympic sport: dog herding

EXPERTS fear up to 15,000 stray dogs will be poisoned before next month's Athens Olympics so the city looks "pristine". Authorities in the Greek capital fear the sight of packs roaming the streets will damage the country's bid to show it is modern and civilised, the RSPCA said yesterday. Greek animal welfare groups say slaughter of the city's estimated 15,000 strays has started. Eighty dogs have been found dead in Saronida, a coastal resort where members of the British team are expected to stay. One animal welfare activist said: "There's been a big increase in poisonings and we expect it to rise sharply."
You got that? Greece will be stray-dog free before the Olympics, even if they have to kill every last one of them! Nevermind about the blackouts, lack of security, half-built venues and such. Gotta keep those stray dogs away. And don't forget to round up the humans as well! Low expectations, indeed.

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I met some of those stray dogs when I was in Greece a few years ago. Nice, friendly dogs, at least the ones I met.

If they're looking for a problem to solve, how about doing something about the general rudeness that pervades Athens?

Hmm, poisoning the dogs? Last I heard the stadium wasn't even finished and security sucked. Maybe they should focus on that!

On a related note, gyros are expected to be very affordable.

They're rounding up Muslims? I wonder why?

Well, in the 1900 games they had live pigeon shooting. The gold went to a Belgian who bagged 21 birds.

They should have just waited for the Chinese team to come and take care of it.

They could even make it an Olympic sport. Kill two birds with one stone.

Treacher: LOL