moths @ olympics

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Subject: moths @ olympics
From: "Paul Taylor" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 11:15:38 +1100
> Yes Paul, you are quite right there does seem to be a serious moth problem
> at Homebush and I'm surprised that no one seems to have picked up on it.

I noticed the moths too; given that the mountain bike racers are being
swooped by magpies, the athletes have got it easy.  :-)  Apparently
most of the riders have stuck eyes on the back of their helmets with
some success.

There was a very brief mention of the moths on the ABC News sites:

   Olympic flame attracts unwanted visitors

   The Olympic flame has attracted some unwanted visitors at the Olympic 

   Thousands of moths were flying through the stadium during the first 
   night of the track and field program, irritating spectators and causing 
   problems for some athletes.

   The moths were attracted to the bright lights at the venue and the 
   Olympic cauldron. 

   Paul Taylor                                  Veni, vidi, tici -
                           I came, I saw, I ticked.

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