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Olympic omission 27th August 2008

David Goldblatt (August) may believe that “the winter Olympics have only ever been hosted in Europe, the US and Japan,” but there are 30m Canadians who recall that in 1988, when Calgary hosted the winter games, they were most definitely a nation independent of the US.

Stephen Weavers London SW11

The happy Danes 1st September 2008

I have lived in Denmark for five years, and agree with Sally Laird’s sentiments (September). However, there is something else at work behind the “happiest country in the world”: national pride. The Danes genuinely believe they…

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