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  1. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    Plus the uniforms LOOK terrible!

  2. spelvin2002

    spelvin2002 said, over 2 years ago

    It was inevitible that the Olympics turned political. It happened 100 years ago. Ima is apparently too young to recall, remember, and too uninterested to learn about the 1936 games.

  3. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @spelvin2002

    It’s always been political. The difference now is that it’s also an avalanch of commercial interests.
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    And, as illustrated by the Salt Lake City Olympics, secrecy is paramount.
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    You know, You people already know all the information you need to know.

  4. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    At Salt Lake, federal persecutors got hold of the wrong end of
    the stick. They went after the easy targets – the Salt Lake
    committee – rather than extradite the REAL criminals — the
    IOC selection committee and Juan Antonio Samaranch.
    The SLC people were only doing what is expected — indeed
    demanded – by the selection committee to get their bid con
    sidered. If S wasn’t on the take, he must have known and
    turned a blind eye. If he truly didn’t know, he should have —
    being in charge, and privy to the operations of the selection
    committee. The whole operation is rotten to the core.

    Then there was the rather malodorous case of the French ice
    dancing judge and the head of French figure skating to further
    tarnish the Olympics’ squeaky clean image…. Just another of
    many cans of worms….

  5. emptc12

    emptc12 said, over 2 years ago

    During the original Greek Olympics, any wars being fought among the participants’ city states were temporarily suspended. Also, the contestants were all men, and they fought sans clothing.

    How things have changed — women also participate and wars stop the games. I think we should get back in the original spirit of the Olympics: Make them non-political and do away with the clothing. The women can stay, of course.

    The present controversy would be solved and television ratings would soar.

    Call it an Immodest Proposal.

  6. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    @emptc12

    I read somewhere that the reason for the no-clothes
    rule was that in one year’s games a girl entered &
    beat all the guys all hollow. There was a tremenjis
    uproar by the guys when it was discovered that the
    winner was a girl; thereafter nudity ensured that all
    entrants had the ‘proper’ equipment…. I don’t know
    if the girl was DQ’d by the Committee, but I’d not be
    surprised.

    Being a paid-up, card-carrying Dirty Old Man, I’ve
    often thought that many sports would be more
    interesting if played nude. For the spectators,
    anyway….

  7. Godfreydaniel

    Godfreydaniel said, over 2 years ago

    Being forced to watch Nude Sumo Wrestling MUST be one of the punishments in the modern Inferno…………

  8. vwdualnomand

    vwdualnomand said, over 2 years ago

    olympics are crap. pro athletes under the guise of amateurs. billions wasted on venues that are being torn down, or condemned see athens, beijing, lake placid, montreal. corporate sponsorships on everything ie dutch beer the official beer for the london olympics. meaning that british beer sucks. how about the olympics have corporate teams just like tour de france. no more national flags, just corporate logos. like team google, and team halliburton and team japanese rape tentacle. and, focused on sports that can generate tv revenue, and not on horse jumping(dressage).

  9. watmiwori

    watmiwori said, over 2 years ago

    @Godfreydaniel

    sumo wrestling is practically nude now! being a p.u.c.c.d.o.m, I was thinking women’s sports, such
    as volleyball, gymnastics, beach volleyball, running,
    swimming and diving, not the ones where they try to throw things — including each other — as far as possible. Ratings should skyrocket, as there’d be attractions for all orientations….

  10. No-one-cares

    No-one-cares said, over 2 years ago

    @emptc12

    I vote yes on your proposal!

  11. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Maybe Kim Jung Un can put his bid in for the next round of Olympic uniforms? After all Kim’s workers will “volunter” to work for free! So, Kim can really put in a low-ball bid!! And, considering that the North Korean military uniforms, as bad as they might look, look better than those 20’s style outfits our athletes are expected to wear this time around.

  12. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, over 2 years ago

    Sumo would at least require a belt since that is what is grasped for throws; same for judo with some sort of harness, etc. Armor would still be permitted for cycling, cross-country equestrian, and fencing (including kendo, if ever permitted)

    Olympics™ could be a tool for peace: simply have a rule that no country could host the games if they have troops in any other country (UN peacekeepers exempt if they are in a UN uniform rather than the national uniform with a blue beret or helmet). Break up the events into track & field in one country, water sports in another, team sports another, etc. to bring the costs down to a point commercial funding can also be banned. Have no Olympic™ Village, but have athletes stay with truly volunteer families in the site city; this will get intercultural exposure and better understanding. And finally, get rid of national parades, flags, and medal counts and have it athlete competing with athlete – multinational teams welcome.

  13. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Romney outsourced just about everything that could be outsourced in the 2002 Olympics. The commemorative bricks made of granite came from China! Utah has granite quarries at Granite,Utah! The 2002 Olympic pins,hats,clothing were made outside the U.S. Romneyy’s pals benefited from the 1.5 billion dollars the U.S. taxpayers put into the games. Lots of construction projects to benefit his friends.

  14. walruscarver2000

    walruscarver2000 said, over 2 years ago

    The ironic thing is that in many many Asian countries the people prefer things made in the USA. Go figure.

  15. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    @NeoconMan

    NeoconMan said"Mmmmmmm, nude sumo wrestlers…" with cheese whiz!!!

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