Sunday, March 26, 2006

Sport and affluence

On Friday we were invited over to Tekeste and Setel's appartment for lunch. They are from Eritrea, and are trying to get permenant residency here in Australia.
Teketse reckons that a sign of a country's affluence is the amount of time and money they invest in sport. It's pretty amazing that we've got so much money here that in a lot of areas there are swimming pools and ovals and gyms all over the place. Also interesting that despite only having about 20 million people here, we always win heaps of medals in the Olympics and stuff, and do very well in a lot of other international competitions as well. And then there's all the millions of dollars we've put into the Commonwealth Games, which isn't really even a major international sporting event.

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