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Terrorist Olympic Games would be cool. They could have a dodge the drone Olympic village, a suicide bomb relay event and underwater synchronised ocean swimming.
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Sorry to be all Godwiny or whatever, but this kind of reminds me of something that happened before...
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I vonder where the gold, siver and bronze came from.
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Mines.
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Settle down, Quixote. Putin's got a ways to go before approaching Hitlerhood!
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Settle down, Quixote. Putin's got a ways to go before approaching Hitlerhood!


Murdering opponents and journalists is a pretty good start.

Not to mention subverting the intention of the constitution by keeping the leadership of the nation in his own hands.

But as far as the event itself goes I'd never heard of Sochi before these games. Is the separatist movement a recent phenomena there, or were they aware of the potential for trouble when they awarded the games?
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Clearly the purpose of the Olympic Games is lost on much of modern society. I can sum it up pretty easily. I know someone who was a driver for the games in LA so very many years ago. She would pick up rather young foreign girls and take them to their events. One day, driving a girl back to the compound where the athletes stayed the 15 year log girl, in broken English says, "want to see something cool?" My friend says "Sure"...

The girl unzips her warm-up jacket and flashes the medal she had won just an hour before. The pride of a dream strived for to be the best in the world on that day!
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No **** Sherlock.
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The only Olymnpics I attended was 1988 in Calgary. A buddy had tickets for a hockey game, so I drove down for the game, with the plan of returning home the next day. The city was absolutely electric. The streets were crowded with people from all over the world, just hanging out, enjoying the atmosphere and sharing company together. I immediately regretted that I was only down for the game and that I hadn't taken more time off work. Even without going to the events, being in an Olympic city was absolutely magnificent.

The winter Olympics have a nice advantage over the summer Olympics in that they tend to be in smaller cities (Calgary and Vancouver are uncharacteristically large for the games). Seems to me that winter Olympic cities are more exciting communities than the summer hosts because they take over everything.

Yeah, I'd go to Sochi.
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I was at Atlanta and Barcelona and Sydney. Each time working for sponsors.

I will tell you that the athletes compete for pride. For reasons well beyond any government spats happening at any point in history.
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Clearly the purpose of the Olympic Games is lost on much of modern society. I can sum it up pretty easily. I know someone who was a driver for the games in LA so very many years ago. She would pick up rather young foreign girls and take them to their events. One day, driving a girl back to the compound where the athletes stayed the 15 year log girl, in broken English says, "want to see something cool?" My friend says "Sure"...

The girl unzips her warm-up jacket and flashes the medal she had won just an hour before. The pride of a dream strived for to be the best in the world on that day!


I really thought this was going to be X rated when I first started to read it. Smile
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Aces pretends he's not going, but I suspect he's got a side trip to visit Pussy Riot. Smile
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Poor guy couldn't even walk through the front doors of hotels or choose his own seat on a bus when he got home.
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Poor guy couldn't even walk through the front doors of hotels or choose his own seat on a bus when he got home.


Much later (after Rome, 1960) Muhammad Ali couldn't get served in a restaurant upon his return.

Which is why his gold medal (if there's anything left of it) is at the bottom of the Ohio River.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
Guess they forgot to tell Bill Buckley.

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Which is why his gold medal (if there's anything left of it) is at the bottom of the Ohio River.


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Ahhhhhh, man. Thwarted by my race yet again.
"Torture doesn't work" lol
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Which is why his gold medal (if there's anything left of it) is at the bottom of the Ohio River.


“Honkies sure bought into that one.” - Bundini Brown


So now he's got 2 of them?!?!? IIRC, he received another medal not terribly long ago as a replacement for the (ahem) lost gold medal.

***Edit: nevermind, found the story.

In any case, tomorrow is his birthday!
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Aces pretends he's not going, but I suspect he's got a side trip to visit Pussy Riot. Smile


OMG...you got me...Smile
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Which is why his gold medal (if there's anything left of it) is at the bottom of the Ohio River.

Was it?

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