July 17th, 2017

FINA 2017 – The story behind the biggest and most expensive sports event in Hungary’s history – The Budapest Beacon

The 2017 International Swimming Federation (FINA) World Championships opens this week in Budapest. The story of the organization of the championships – considered the biggest sports event ever held in Hungary – gives an insight into the workings of state-coordinated corruption in Hungary and highlights how low chances are that Hungary could ever organize an economical Olympics.

Source: FINA 2017 – The story behind the biggest and most expensive sports event in Hungary’s history – The Budapest Beacon

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  • ViktorZorroban

    It’s a total disgrace that TV stations from allover the world didn’t broadcast the Biggest Show Ever! I feel really sad for the 7 billion filthy foreigners that they couldn’t witness the Hungarian Fairytale. Now these poor people will never know how majestic the mustache of our President Ader looked like.
    On the upside, there was an article in EuroNews, where they praised how much money our Glorious Government can burn in record speed.
    Let’s hope that Hungarians will appreciate the effort next year, and that our Fidesznik Leaders will once again win the elections with a landslide.

  • Pali

    I believe the Fina 2017 opening ceremony will be with us for always. Well done Hungary for putting on a wonderful performance. There will always be those that criticize, because, because because, and no matter how much the World Water Sports, Fina 2017 cost, the performance will always be remembered. Hungary is a beautiful country, so why shouldn’t they show the world what they are made of. I can see tourism at it’s highest in the future. WELL DONE MAGYARORSZAG.

    • Bowen

      Beautiful words.
      You’re absolutely right. As Cee Lo Green, Hungary’s favourite music artist, once said,
      “I’m like,
      “FUCK YOU!
      And fuck her too.”
      I said,
      “If I was richer, I’d still be with ya”
      Ha, now ain’t that some shit?
      (Ain’t that some shit?)”

      • Pali

        I’m sorry, Bowen, but I don’t ubderstand what you are driving at. Please explain.

        • Bowen

          No-one ubderstands what Cee Lo Green is driving at, except the wise Hungarians who chose him to headline at the most prestigious, and expensive sporting event in Hungarian history, watched by at least 8 billion (cumulative) people in the world.

          • wolfi

            Only 8 billion? Every sentient being in the known universe watched this performance by – what was the creature’s name again, F*cking Pali?

        • …and here he speaks to ‘Pali’ directly – you missed his personal message?
          He looked forward to meet you…
          https://twitter.com/ceelogreen/status/885246015984545792

          • Pali

            I remember seeing that piece of dirt, covered in stupid tattoos. Not my piece of cake, and I don’t give a dam what message he was putting over. He looks like an animal.

          • wolfi

            And why was he invited by the Fidesz honchos for this – and paid a lot of money too?
            Dare you answer this question?

          • Pali

            Why was he invited by Fidesz? I really don’t know why this chappy was invited to the ceremony. My wife and I were very surprised when he came on. To be very honest with you, I have never seen or even heard of the fellow before. All I can say, he looks like a piece of dirt and that sort of person does not enter into our way of life. I’m not frightened of answering anything, providing it is something I know about that I am answering to.

          • National Hiphop

            Cultural differences, eh? Stuck-up old racist geezer you are, as I said above.
            FYI, he was invited because The Rolling Stones did not give a toss about playing a couple of songs for the self-hyping of a soft dictatorship.

          • Pali

            Lastr night, I picked the full video on You Tube, of the opening ceremony. I went to play it this morning, and You Tube would not oblige, due to the “video contains content from Fédération International de Natation, who blocked it on copyright grounds. Mabe to do with this Cee Lo Green fellow. So my friend, perhaps it will never come back to You Tube. Shame. If it did, I would cut the Green fellow out.

          • Bowen

            No, it was blocked because it was sooooooo boring. Nobody wants to see two hours of Hungarian history set to tap-dance, or Tarlos droning on about bullshit.

          • Pali

            Well, my wife and I enjoyed the performance, and we would have liked to have saved it, of course without the Green singer. I have studied the History of Hungary, and I find it very, very interesting. Still, I suppose everything has it’s downside to many, and the up side to many. That makes the world go round.

          • National Hiphop

            You and these freakin assholes are like peas in a pod, “friend”
            http://hvg.hu/itthon/20170718_dagadt_negernek_neveztek_a_vizes_vb_nyitanyanak_sztarvendeget

          • National Hiphop

            Tut-tut, Pali. Sure you’re entitled to your opinion, but I’m also entitled to call you a stuck-up old racist geezer because of this. You are also homophobic and prone to echo empty nationalist sentiments – the perfect gullible Fidesz droid.

          • “Pali • a day ago
            I believe the Fina 2017 opening ceremony will be with us for always. Well done Hungary for putting on a wonderful performance. There will always be those that criticize”
            “Pali CarpathianViking • 3 hours ago
            I remember seeing that piece of dirt, covered in stupid tattoos. Not my piece of cake, and I don’t give a dam what message he was putting over. He looks like an animal.”

            You cannot make this shit up…
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3be6ca1470336784e21d5a5ec990e3894f117b46766b014d03c6d0245761d873.jpg

          • ViktorZorroban

            CeeLo is even more sexy than the big nigger who gets raped in Pulp Fiction!

        • How can ‘Pali’ have missed this Fidesz-rep?
          “Cee-Lo Green: It isn’t rape if the victim is unconscious”
          https://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/sep/02/cee-lo-green-it-isnt-if-the-victim-is-unconscious
          Hopefully Fidesz gave Cee-Lo Green a blind komondor –
          the typical Fidesz-attribute…
          https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0adfdb7bd95b35a208f9c79324f8ca6b926080da58938ec7fd570bf81f8e8cb4.jpg

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