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Vox populi or vox Dei?

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It may interest readers to know that Australia has had an unexpected fallout of the 2000 Sydney Olympics—an increase in the population! At a time when politicians are calling for an increase in birth rates, it is pleasing to note that sports medicine is doing its best for the nation. A recent newspaper report noted that 35 overseas athletes who came to Australia for the Olympics did not actually go home. These foreigners, from 26 different countries, flew to Australia on Olympic Travel Authority for the Games, however, according to official immigration department records, two years after the closing ceremony they remain in the country.

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