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Old 11-20-2013, 06:39 AM   #1
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Sochi Olympics 2014

Figure to start this up as we're not that far from the Winter Olympics - this time with palm trees!

Just watched HBO Real Sports segment on the building & corruption surrounding this event. I'm sure that this has happened with most Olympic games, but in this age of media saturation, Putin should have been smarter. But I guess when one controls the media, he thought he'd get away with it.

1 stat I was shocked to hear - Sochi has spent more $ to build, then all previous Winter Olympics combined, wow. And Sochi and lots of Russia, has serious poverty. Shame they couldn't help the people there, at least give a toilet that flushes (I type this while dropping the kids off at the pool)

Well I guess future travelers to Sochi can hit the beach then go ice skating. As the Don King of the East, Putin says - Only in Russia Comrade!

Anyway, I'm going out on a limb here, snow will be an issue.

Lastly let's start the chant now - U S A, U S A!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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Lastly let's start the chant now - U S A, U S A!
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:50 AM   #3
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Don't hate, we're not good in everything, but one must have national pride.

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Old 11-20-2013, 08:54 AM   #4
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Hey, you had Eddie the Eagle. Bask in it.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:06 AM   #5
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The balanced development of body, will and mind
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Developing a better and more peaceful world by the educating of young people through sport, free of discrimination and in the Olympic spirit.

No, fuck that. USA! USA!
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:06 PM   #6
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The balanced development of body, will and mind
The joy found in effort
The educational value of being a good role model
The respect for universal ethics, including:
Tolerance
Generosity
Unity
Friendship
Non-discrimination
Respect for others
Developing a better and more peaceful world by the educating of young people through sport, free of discrimination and in the Olympic spirit.

No, fuck that. USA! USA!
Surely, after watching the actions of the IOC over these many years, you are jesting?

political posturing
kickbacks
national advantage
conspiracy
self-service
pandering
blackmail

and that is just a start.......
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Old 11-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #7
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I might be an idealist but for me, the Olympics remain a celebration of sport and an opportunity to marvel at and recognise the best in their discipline. The worst thing about the Olympics is the "medal table"; it's an utter irrelevance.

An uneducated view but I do feel that Rogge has done a decent job in trying to turn the IOC round after Samaranch.
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Old 11-21-2013, 09:34 AM   #8
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That's all BS for CS&M....now for the important question, when does the hockey start
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Old 12-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #9
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I was in Sochi last July/August. They in no way seemed ready to host the olympics. Their existing traffic was horrendous. At they time they were banking on a single train to carry people to/from town/the events. I'm curious how that will work out for them.

While some hotels were being built and others renovated it seems most of the new contruction was geared toward authentic places like this:
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Old 01-05-2014, 10:48 AM   #10
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Guys, when you are talking about toilets, remember that you borrowed trillions of dollars from around the world.
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Guys, when you are talking about toilets, remember that you borrowed trillions of dollars from around the world.
Huh

Did U say more Vodka?
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Old 01-05-2014, 06:10 PM   #12
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I like the russians

I think they are smart, funny, have a good sense of humor and instinct to survive. But I suspect the winter olympics are going to be a major clusterfuck and embarrassment .
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I think they are smart, funny, have a good sense of humor and instinct to survive. But I suspect the winter olympics are going to be a major clusterfuck and embarrassment .
Still worried about the toilets?
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:10 PM   #14
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I, for one, am looking forward to a celebration of the ideals and stories of personal commitment and sacrifice, altruistic participation, and sportsmanship, expressed in our unified admiration and exaltation of athletes and the human drama of athletic competition.

Brought to you by пицца Хат.

But until they take care of that fucking tanker up in Marquette, I'm boycotting!
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Old 01-06-2014, 02:51 AM   #15
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Unfortunately http://www.bing.com/translator/?ref=SALL&br=ro and translate.google.ru are bad assistants .
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