The Games (Australia)

Season 1 Episode 2

Athletics Schedule

Aired Monday 8:00 PM Aug 20, 1998 on ABC1



  • Trivia

  • Quotes

    • John: "Winning the Greater Iceland Open is more prestigious than winning the gold medal in the Olympics in tennis."
      Bryan: "I would have thought the runner-up in the Greater Iceland Open would have been more prestigious."
      Gina: "I thought being a spectator in the Greater Iceland Open would be more prestigious."
      John: "Having heard of the Greater Iceland Open is a personal triumph by comparison."

    • John: "For a fleeting moment, the very top nation on the medal tally at the 2000 Olympics in Sydney will be which prominent democracy?"

    • John: "Surely a sport, by definition, should be something we've all heard of."

    • Gina: "This whole schedule is just worked out to suit American television isn't it?"
      John: "Well, they're paying for it, it might as well be worked out to suit them."

    • John: "I've got a very nice ... (into the phone) Pardon? ... I've got a very nice Mr. Clinton on the blower here who I have not ever had time to speak to."

    • John: "What I mean is, if I knew what it was for, it wouldn't be a contingency. That's what a contingency is for."

  • Notes

  • Allusions