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(Daily Mail)   After 73-year-old torchbearer dies of heart attack, Daily Mail discovers "Curse Of The Winter Olympics" and proceeds to lose its collective mind speculating about the Death Games   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 16
    More: Stupid, Winter Olympics, Daily Mail, Sochi, Vadim Gorbenko, Russia, Red Square, International Space Station, President Vladimir Putin  
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2013-12-16 10:53:29 AM
Vadim Gorbenko, 73, a sports school director and Greco-Roman wrestling coach, felt ill after walking 500ft with the torch in his home city of Kurgan

It's better to burn out than to fade away!
 
2013-12-16 11:13:01 AM
Vadim Gorbenko felt ill after walking 500ft with the torch

I could see how that would be taken as part of a curse.

Russia's four-month, 40,000 mile torch relay has been beset by mishaps

This should be part of the main headline as opposed to a bullet point, but sure, whatever.

Torch has frequently gone out during big ceremonial events

I'm sure that's happened several times in the past.

Torchbearer's jacket caught fire as he carried it through a Siberian city

This one could also be part of a curse.

Safety fears meant unlit torch was taken to International Space Station

 ...And this explains what, exactly?
 
2013-12-16 11:51:49 AM
I blame Jennifer Lawrence

www.dailyhiit.com
 
2013-12-16 12:24:25 PM
The Daily Mail: Continuing proof that the UK is just as dumb as America.
 
2013-12-16 12:52:54 PM
Will figure skating at the Death Games be scored by death panels of judges?
 
2013-12-16 12:55:34 PM

wxboy: Will figure skating at the Death Games be scored by death panels of judges?


No but the males are all going to get arrested.

/looking forward to the hockey tournament.
 
2013-12-16 01:04:28 PM
That's because the Winter Olympics were built on an ancient Indian burial ground.
 
2013-12-16 01:10:59 PM
Bring back full contact team biathlon.

Last time it was played, Finland took the gold.

/1940 Winter Games.
 
2013-12-16 01:17:29 PM
Cosmonauts took an unlit torch on a spacewalk last month. Officials said that it was not lit for safety reasons but would burn again once it was returned to earth.

Yeah, fires don't burn so well out in space... As for lighting a fire inside the space station, tat's up there with something a DailyMail editor would do.

Jesus, these people are stupid.
 
2013-12-16 02:16:53 PM
Nodar Kumaritashvili, Georgian luge competitor, died during a practice run in 2010.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/12/nodar-kumaritashvili-cras_n _4 60474.html

Before him, there were three other deaths associated with Winter Games, two in Innsbruck in 1964 and one at Albertville in 1992.

The Summer Games have been less fatal for competitors -- only three in history (if you don't count the Israeli wrestling squad at Munich).
 
2013-12-16 02:25:10 PM

Primitive Screwhead: I blame Jennifer Lawrence


For best boners?
 
2013-12-16 02:25:12 PM
73? Was he like the oldest man is Russia?
 
2013-12-16 03:51:07 PM
But he has faced criticism over legislation seen in the West as anti-gay and some world leaders are staying away from the Games.

I, for one, have a difficult time figuring out why the West sees a law that "in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights" as "anti-gay".
 
2013-12-16 05:12:40 PM
I prefer kill storms
 
2013-12-17 08:11:00 AM

skrame: I, for one, have a difficult time figuring out why the West sees a law that "in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights" as "anti-gay".


Really?
 
2013-12-17 06:37:28 PM

Kyosuke: skrame: I, for one, have a difficult time figuring out why the West sees a law that "in effect makes it illegal to equate straight and gay relationships, as well as the distribution of material on gay rights" as "anti-gay".

Really?


...

No. I thought the tone of my comment would make it apparent that it was sarcasm. Next time I'll add </sarcasm>
 
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