Melbourne is the greatest: PM

Prime Minister John Howard has backed Melbourne’s claim to be the sporting capital of Australia with resounding praise, declaring it ‘does things better than any other city’ with events like the Commonwealth Games.

In comments that strike at the heart of the rivalry between Australia’s two biggest cities, Mr Howard said Melbourne’s ‘sense of civic pride’ helped create a unique atmosphere in the Victorian capital.

He described Sydney as ‘disaggregated’ and implied the New South Wales capital – where he lives himself – was not as ideally suited to large-scale sporting events, despite the widely-acclaimed success of the Sydney Olympics in 2000.”

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