Talk:Marie-José Pérec

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Controversy?[edit]

What was the controversy? This should be part of the article (even if just a brief summary). Why did she say she'd never come back to Sydney? Dedicated athletes don't usually do things like that without a good reason. Bluejay Young 18:21, 18 February 2006 (UTC)

Ms Perec claimed she was threatened by a fellow at her hotel room. See http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympics2000/athletics-track/934839.stm for more information. No-one is really sure if it really happened or not, but I guess that's fairly irrelevent.
Thank you. I guess unless and until the guy is caught so she can talk about it in more detail, we'll never know for sure. --Bluejay Young 06:04, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
I think there is a mistake, she was not living in the olympic village with the french delegation, but she was appart from them in the Mercure hotel of Sidney with her boyfriend. She complained to be harassed by journalists in this hotel. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 85.181.153.158 (talk) 22:17, August 29, 2007 (UTC) HJG

Assessment comment[edit]

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Yes it is very unusual an experienced athlete would just leave like that. But you know Cathy Freemen winning had a profund effect on Australia and it's correct image around the world. Maybe Perac did Australia a favour. Or maybe someone asked her to do Australia a favour?

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