intelligent comment below: gwowen: FormlessOne: More sports are now agitating for professional players to be allowed, now that we've opened that door.What? Are there *any* sports for whichi) sport is represented at the Olympicsii) professional players existiii) said professional players are ineligible to compete at the Olympics?Which sports are they?Some still have some limits, such as soccer who only allows 3 over aged 23 players.The rules for allowing professionals is very new. Before it was college aged kids who weren't allowed to compete if they turned professional.
ox45tallboy: Great Janitor: Okay, I'll make you a deal, I won't wear anything offensive, but dammit, if I wear the shirt of the rival company of the company sponsoring the event, it's going to take the orders of a judge to get me to remove it before entering your building. Ban me for wearing it? Either refund my ticket money or Facebook, Twitter and an email to every news company in the area about what happened will proceed, plus I will get into contact with the sponsoring company and it's rival. When finished, you'll wish you had not banned me. Especially if I get a sleazy lawyer into the mix who agrees with me that it's a violation of my right to free speech (which is lawyer speak for: "You have deep pockets").You do realize that the Olympics aren't in the United States, right?
TommyymmoT: As evidenced in 1992, with their "Triplecast" coverage, in which you had to pay (pay per view) to watch quite a bit of it.
LarryDan43: Do you realize how many bribes and backroom deals it takes to land an Olympics? Mayor Daley couldn't even get it done.
Millennium: Exclusive sponsorship and broadcasting deals are quite possibly the worst thing ever to happen to the Olympics.
TheManofPA: Luckily, they did override his comments. The McD's and Coke things with merchandise wouldn't be as bad, but man, could you imagine if you could wear only Adidas gear. Most of the populous wouldn't have been allowed in by wearing anything Nike and Reebok sports related (like most jerseys/hats).
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