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Is it Time for the Modern Olympics to DIE!

 
 
Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 03:31 pm
I say yes, they no longer represent what the Olympics stood for, they are outrageously expansive and wasteful, the corrupt IOC steadfastly refuses to reform itself or fix anything....and now it will be a miracle if terrorists dont kill a lot of people in Sochi. Over $100 billion will be spent so that less than 3000 people can game for two week, this is ridiculous, it is time to pull the plug.

What say you?
 
Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 03:40 pm
Yeah it's an obscene waste of cash and effort, and half the athletes are doped up to the eyeballs, so all the results are meaningless anyway.
The Tour de France should be scapped for the same reason too
hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 03:42 pm
@Romeo Fabulini,
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and half the athletes are doped up to the eyeballs,
It is all about who has the best dope and who has the most money to spend on technology. Bobsled and cycling for instance have almost nothing to do with the humans anymore, and speed skating is not far behind.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:45 pm
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so that less than 3000 people can game for two week, this is ridiculous, it is time to pull the plug.


Don't watch.

For the rest of us it shows what humans can achieve through hard work and training. They represent the pinnacle of human performance in their sport. For that short time, there is no one in the world better then the gold medal winner. They train for years for those 30 secs of performance where often the difference between first and second is measured in milliseconds. One lapse in concentration and you're done. It's a wonderful thing to see the best do their thing.
PUNKEY
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 06:49 pm
Someone needs a nappie.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 07:04 pm
@hawkeye10,
I'll have to agree with you on this issue. I personally went on a letter writing campaign (former Mayor Bloomberg; Sheldon Silver, NY state house leader; etc...) the last time NYC was considered a serious option for the Olympics.

The host city loses tens of millions of dollars. Pollution and crime increases. It's not worth the effort.
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hawkeye10
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 07:16 pm
@McGentrix,
McGentrix wrote:

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so that less than 3000 people can game for two week, this is ridiculous, it is time to pull the plug.


Don't watch.

For the rest of us it shows what humans can achieve through hard work and training. They represent the pinnacle of human performance in their sport. For that short time, there is no one in the world better then the gold medal winner. They train for years for those 30 secs of performance where often the difference between first and second is measured in milliseconds. One lapse in concentration and you're done. It's a wonderful thing to see the best do their thing.

Most sports have international championships every year or two, there is no need to have these bloated olympics to find out who is the best on a given day.
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Romeo Fabulini
 
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Reply Thu 23 Jan, 2014 07:42 pm
I was an amateur club cyclist in the 1970's and god how we hated the guts of the small band of pro cyclists who joined us for pro-am events because they won every time, high on drugs. There was no drug testing at such events so they had a field day.
But as soon as they entered big international all-pro events that had drug controls, they flopped miserably, surprise surprise..
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