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(CBS News)   US athletes advised not to wear their Olympic uniforms outside the sports venues; or if they must, to switch to the Canadian one   (cbsnews.com) divider line 60
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2014-01-25 12:14:25 AM  
5 votes:
Seriously, who would willingly leave the house in that anyway?
2014-01-25 12:31:47 PM  
3 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.


Yeah, because Obama was the President who said, "I don't care about the guy who committed 9/11. I'm not going after him, I'm going to hit the golf courses." Oh wait, no, Obama was the one who had him farking killed.
2014-01-25 05:04:12 AM  
3 votes:

Norfolking Chance: HammerHeadSnark: [media.nbcwashington.com image 640x360]
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.

I'm starting to think that Ralph Lauren is playing a practical joke on the US Olympic team. Either that or he is snorting some grade A shiat.


Why does Ralph Lauren hate U. S. athletes so much.

graphics8.nytimes.com
2012 . . . ghey uniforms

blog.chron.com
2014 . . . the gheyest apparel evar!

img.fark.net
Thanks, Ralphie
2014-01-25 04:32:37 AM  
3 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: [media.nbcwashington.com image 640x360]
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.


The biggest problem is that it's just so shiattily executed. It's like a 6th grade home-ec project.
2014-01-25 03:17:34 AM  
3 votes:
Maybe they need more suitable Olympic uniforms under the given circumstances. How about this:
jbdextrade.com
2014-01-25 03:49:47 PM  
2 votes:

Silly_Sot: WTF, Russia? What the hell has happened to you? You used to be the meanest, baddest bully around. Nobody picked shiat with you on your soil, because they knew that if they did, they'd be burying their own children.

When did you go full pussy, Russia?


Somewhere around the same time the US went full retard.
2014-01-25 12:33:04 PM  
2 votes:

Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.

Thank God we had real men and women in WWII or we'd all be speaking German ..


...never mind that, of course, we ran and hid during WWII until we were forced to respond. The war started in 1935, with a number of military actions by Axis countries that ultimately precipitated all-out conflict in 1939. You know what we did in 1939, when everyone else was fighting? Yeah, the American Neutrality Act. We were happy to sell them toys, but help them? Feh. Roosevelt promised to keep us out of the war entirely.
"Fark them, they're foreigners" - and that was the opinion of the American public until well into 1941, while our European allies were getting their asses pounded by the Axis. We took all sorts of economic actions - we stopped selling gas to the Japanese in 1941, for example - but, let's face it, we couldn't be arsed.

If Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor, we wouldn't have been militarily involved at all in WWII. We already had a complex web of treaties and agreements in place, and as long as they weren't violated, we were quite happy to let Hitler stomp his friggin' jackboots all over Europe and Russia. It's only when those treaties and agreements were finally violated, when we had actual dead American soldiers, could we be arsed to give a rat's rancid rectum about global hegemony. We then bolstered the Allies, and became the first and last country on Earth to use nuclear weapons for warfare, on civilian populations.

"Real men", indeed.

But, when you're flinging derp, revisions are just part of the process.
2014-01-25 11:00:21 AM  
2 votes:

FormlessOne: The whole world is, indeed, watching America. And we're apparently cowards.


Well, we are cowards now.

/we put all the brave men who told us what we needed to hear in jail
//we put any con artist who told us whatever we wanted to hear in charge of everything we could
///why would anyone expect the world to respect us after we intentionally humbled ourselves?
2014-01-25 10:03:58 AM  
2 votes:

doctor wu: If there's that much concern I can't believe they're gonna let them go!


Boycotting like in 1980 didn't really work. All that happened was the Soviets took their free medals and declared victory while a bunch of Americans who would have been on the Olympic team are embittered about it to this day.

If the athletes wish to compete, they wish to compete. End of the day, it's their event, not ours. But should shiat go down and any of them want to run like hell, nobody's going to think less of them. It just needs to be their decision and not anybody else's.
2014-01-25 09:50:52 AM  
2 votes:
The upcoming summer game uniforms are better

nashville-krav-maga.com
2014-01-25 09:30:35 AM  
2 votes:

Farking Canuck: We are not talking a precision strike force here.

They want to hurt the Russian Olympics and they will hit any athlete they can identify. No athletes should wear their uniforms when they are out of the secure areas.


And I would be of the thinking that I'm not leaving the secure area.
2014-01-25 09:30:07 AM  
2 votes:

symptomoftheuniverse: elguerodiablo: Frank N Stein: indarwinsshadow: Meaning every single Canadian Olympian will now be the target of anti-American aggression. Meanwhile, some smug asshole American here on fark will be mouthing off with clever witticisms like "who cares about Canada"? Yeah, you really know how to build that loyalty Americans. Nothing like using us when it's convenient for you. Yet, you treat us most of the time like shiat and tell us how we're somehow an inferior country. Except when it comes to being safe in another country. Nice.

Chill out Ethan. Everyone loves your irrelevant country.

Somebodies been hittin the syrup a little early.

He may have been hitting the pipe with mayor Ford.


My neice is on the Olympic hockey team.

Typical American replies though. Nice to see you stay true to sh*t head form.
2014-01-25 07:37:50 AM  
2 votes:
Remember when the democrats were convinced that the obamessiah would make the US respected in the world?

Just reminding them.
2014-01-25 06:41:22 AM  
2 votes:
Why did they willingly host the Olympics in a location that was so obviously at risk for "complications" when a benign host like Austria was turned down?  Ah, of course - because Money!  The answer to every stupid question.
2014-01-25 04:24:27 AM  
2 votes:
That's really sad.

Sobering, really, to realize that most of the world is not the US.
2014-01-25 04:10:41 AM  
2 votes:
media.nbcwashington.com
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.
2014-01-25 02:14:08 AM  
2 votes:
I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.
2014-01-26 02:13:09 AM  
1 votes:
Gee, it's almost as if US foreign policy is putting US citizens who travel abroad in danger.

Looks like the mission really was accomplished, assuming the mission was pissing off the rest of the world.


assets.sbnation.com
2014-01-25 03:17:07 PM  
1 votes:
WTF, Russia? What the hell has happened to you? You used to be the meanest, baddest bully around. Nobody picked shiat with you on your soil, because they knew that if they did, they'd be burying their own children.

When did you go full pussy, Russia?
2014-01-25 02:47:51 PM  
1 votes:

silverjets: Mugato: NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...

Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.

I guess it depends on your definition of "late 80s" but I'm pretty sure most reasonable people would consider 1987-1989 to be the late 80s in which case, the Soviets were still in Afghanistan with the last of their troops leaving in early 89.


Yeah, that's what I said.
2014-01-25 02:41:48 PM  
1 votes:

catmander: indarwinsshadow:

Typical American replies though. Nice to see you stay true to sh*t head form.

Please.  No more 'sh*t head' talk from America's hat.  Thanks.


In before "And no more snark from Canada's underpants. Thanks."
2014-01-25 01:47:34 PM  
1 votes:

ausfahrk: I actually tried that in Russia last summer -- told some hustly street vendor in Saint Petersburg that my wife and I were from Canada.  His answer:  "Where?"



I heard a guy answer Canadian  to a street vendor in Kuala Lumpur the street vender Where's that? Guy: Above the US. The vendor: so you're American.
2014-01-25 01:31:09 PM  
1 votes:
Apart from the 2 guys involved in the Boston Marathon bombing, I don't think the Chechens or the other separatist movts in Russia which are responsible for attacking civilian targets are interesting in Americans.

Now Americans being caught in the crossfire, well that's a different story. Wearing a Canadian flag or claiming you are a Canuck, isn't going to help you.
2014-01-25 12:48:50 PM  
1 votes:

FormlessOne: Clemkadidlefark: Running away and hiding is a distinctly Obama-Administration trait.

Thank God we had real men and women in WWII or we'd all be speaking German ..

...never mind that, of course, we ran and hid during WWII until we were forced to respond. The war started in 1935, with a number of military actions by Axis countries that ultimately precipitated all-out conflict in 1939. You know what we did in 1939, when everyone else was fighting? Yeah, the American Neutrality Act. We were happy to sell them toys, but help them? Feh. Roosevelt promised to keep us out of the war entirely.
"Fark them, they're foreigners" - and that was the opinion of the American public until well into 1941, while our European allies were getting their asses pounded by the Axis. We took all sorts of economic actions - we stopped selling gas to the Japanese in 1941, for example - but, let's face it, we couldn't be arsed.

If Japan hadn't attacked Pearl Harbor, we wouldn't have been militarily involved at all in WWII. We already had a complex web of treaties and agreements in place, and as long as they weren't violated, we were quite happy to let Hitler stomp his friggin' jackboots all over Europe and Russia. It's only when those treaties and agreements were finally violated, when we had actual dead American soldiers, could we be arsed to give a rat's rancid rectum about global hegemony. We then bolstered the Allies, and became the first and last country on Earth to use nuclear weapons for warfare, on civilian populations.

"Real men", indeed.

But, when you're flinging derp, revisions are just part of the process.


If we're talking about WWII I'm going to lay out a crazy thing I believe: We should have listened to Patton, mobilized the German army, and fought the Russians while we were there.
2014-01-25 12:44:51 PM  
1 votes:
2014 is a dangerous year for athletes. Between the Brazil WC and the Sochi Olympics, it is going to be a blood bath.
2014-01-25 11:48:45 AM  
1 votes:

born_yesterday: ...maybe erode some of the inexplicable support by the right for Putin...


It's not inexplicable, he/Russia tick all the boxes.

Hard on gays - check!
Regulation? What regulation? - check!
Looks good with his shirt off - check!
Trying to get rid of socialized healthcare - check!
Likes guns. Mostly while shirtless - check!
Manly-man's man like a leader should be - check!
Stance on crony capitalism: sorry not sorry. - check!
2014-01-25 11:34:51 AM  
1 votes:
As a Canadian I take issue with this, as Americans are globally roknowned to be loud, brash and pompous, and now they're going to be that way wearing Canadian clothing.
2014-01-25 11:31:25 AM  
1 votes:

indarwinsshadow: Meaning every single Canadian Olympian will now be the target of anti-American aggression. Meanwhile, some smug asshole American here on fark will be mouthing off with clever witticisms like "who cares about Canada"? Yeah, you really know how to build that loyalty Americans. Nothing like using us when it's convenient for you. Yet, you treat us most of the time like shiat and tell us how we're somehow an inferior country. Except when it comes to being safe in another country. Nice.


Fun fact: experiences you have on Fark MAY be marked by sarcastic comments from others and may not necessarily reflect real-world relations among citizens of two friendly nations.

In other words, calm down.
2014-01-25 11:25:40 AM  
1 votes:

Fark_Guy_Rob: Meh - it's the price we must pay for being the best.  As much as everyone loves the popular high school quarterback, there are endless numbers of jealous dorks, nerds and dweebs who secretly want to take him down a peg.

Haters gonna hate.


I think the design nerds just scored a burn on the athletes.
2014-01-25 11:20:29 AM  
1 votes:
Why are they even having it in Russia? Next to the US, isn't Russia the most hated country in the world (well if you ignore Africa).
2014-01-25 11:19:52 AM  
1 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: [media.nbcwashington.com image 640x360]
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.


Holy crap did a middle-aged soccer mom from North Dakota make that at a stitch-n-biatch?
2014-01-25 11:05:35 AM  
1 votes:
Pretty sure if terrorists attack the games they won't necessarily target a specific nation's athletes but just try and kill the largest amount of people possible. This is about embarrassing Russia and more specifically Putin than any other nation. If they happen to get some US/Canadian/British athletes at the same time, well that's just a bonus for them.

As my Armenian friend always reminds me "Never turn your back on a Chechen"
2014-01-25 10:29:49 AM  
1 votes:

Gosling: Boycotting like in 1980 didn't really work. All that happened was the Soviets took their free medals and declared victory while a bunch of Americans who would have been on the Olympic team are embittered about it to this day.
If the athletes wish to compete, they wish to compete. End of the day, it's their event, not ours. But should shiat go down and any of them want to run like hell, nobody's going to think less of them. It just needs to be their decision and not anybody else's.


They should be allowed to compete. Boycotting the games is not like forfeiting a football game or something. These athletes have been working up to the Olympics for their entire career. They've probably timed their training and events so that they would be in top form for THE OLYMPICS. For some of them, if they miss one Olympics, they'll never have another chance--they get too old, can't afford to keep doing it and go pro, or just leave the sport altogether.

Suddenly deciding to boycott the Olympics is like if you had a job where you worked on a project for the last 10 years, then they fired you a week before you were supposed to give the presentation about it.
2014-01-25 10:27:54 AM  
1 votes:
Seriously though, this shiat gets old.
Can't we just have some peace and fun.
Peace.
2014-01-25 10:17:59 AM  
1 votes:
Americans are pretty bad at not looking like Americans. They'll stand out no matter where they go thanks to white shoes or cowboy hats or LOUDLY talking etc.
2014-01-25 10:05:36 AM  
1 votes:
Fark_Guy_Rob

Yup... The world is just like High School.

/Just like the High School that failed you.
2014-01-25 09:56:02 AM  
1 votes:

A Fark Handle: oh the joys of all international sporting events following the almighty petrodollar bribes...

/will we need to lock the non-white athletes in the dorms for their protection?


"Canadian" is a dog whistle code word for the NH word.
2014-01-25 09:54:53 AM  
1 votes:

Publikwerks: Mugato: NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...

Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 621x345]


That whole movie was a lecture about how stupid Russia was in trying to invade Afghanistan.

/some about ignoring history and being doomed to something
2014-01-25 09:49:40 AM  
1 votes:

Mugato: NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...

Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.


2.bp.blogspot.com
2014-01-25 09:47:45 AM  
1 votes:

indarwinsshadow: symptomoftheuniverse: elguerodiablo: Frank N Stein: indarwinsshadow: Meaning every single Canadian Olympian will now be the target of anti-American aggression. Meanwhile, some smug asshole American here on fark will be mouthing off with clever witticisms like "who cares about Canada"? Yeah, you really know how to build that loyalty Americans. Nothing like using us when it's convenient for you. Yet, you treat us most of the time like shiat and tell us how we're somehow an inferior country. Except when it comes to being safe in another country. Nice.

Chill out Ethan. Everyone loves your irrelevant country.

Somebodies been hittin the syrup a little early.

He may have been hitting the pipe with mayor Ford.

My neice is on the Olympic hockey team.

Typical American replies though. Nice to see you stay true to sh*t head form.


First off, Canada - CHILL OUT. Subby was making a joke, the US government is not telling people to wear the Canadian uni.

Second of all, really? - as much as you get put in danger because of the US, you have reaped 10X benefits from being next to us. No one would fark with you because Uncle Sam would prison rape them into submission. We would curb stomp them into the stone age.  Yes, we look at you like a little brother, so we can be condescending. But we look at you like a little brother, so underlining it all, we love you guys. Canada is one of the few nations we will go 100% to the mat for.

Third - I hope your niece gets a silver.....
=)
2014-01-25 09:38:50 AM  
1 votes:

NBAH: For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...


Talk about a delayed reaction. According to the documentary Rambo 3, Russia was in Afghanistan in the late 80s.
2014-01-25 09:25:33 AM  
1 votes:
We are not talking a precision strike force here.

They want to hurt the Russian Olympics and they will hit any athlete they can identify. No athletes should wear their uniforms when they are out of the secure areas.
2014-01-25 09:23:00 AM  
1 votes:

Publikwerks: wxboy: borg: I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.

All the fun of 1972 with all the kaboom of 1996.

The fun thing is we may not be the target of the terrorists. I think they hate Russia more....Reminds me of the 90's


Well, at least this will give the American media a chance to shine a spotlight on the socioeconomic policies of Russia and maybe erode some of the inexplicable support by the right for Putin---wait, this just in:  Justin Beiber has just taken a leak on the street.  I repeat Justin Beiber has just taken a leak on the street!
2014-01-25 09:18:12 AM  
1 votes:

wxboy: borg: I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.

All the fun of 1972 with all the kaboom of 1996.


The fun thing is we may not be the target of the terrorists. I think they hate Russia more....Reminds me of the 90's
2014-01-25 09:15:39 AM  
1 votes:

borg: I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.


All the fun of 1972 with all the kaboom of 1996.
2014-01-25 09:11:39 AM  
1 votes:

Publikwerks: What is Team Canada's uniform? Are they just going to wear jeans and the hockey jersey?


If it's a Red Wings sweater, the terrorists will take pity on them.

It makes sense that so many middle eastern immigrants live close or in Detroit.  It's just like the home they left behind.
2014-01-25 08:03:29 AM  
1 votes:

borg: I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.


At least Putin and his friends got to grab some of that sweet Olympic money for themselves. Hope the good feelings for them carry over as all these issues may cause Russia a huge embarrassment on the world stage.

Why couldn't the Olympics have been held in a place like Japan or Sweden, Finland or Norway?
2014-01-25 07:34:14 AM  
1 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: Norfolking Chance: HammerHeadSnark: [media.nbcwashington.com image 640x360]
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.

I'm starting to think that Ralph Lauren is playing a practical joke on the US Olympic team. Either that or he is snorting some grade A shiat.

Why does Ralph Lauren hate U. S. athletes so much.


2012 . . . ghey uniforms


2014 . . . the gheyest apparel evar!


Thanks, Ralphie


Why do you spell "gay" like you're retarded?
2014-01-25 07:30:50 AM  
1 votes:
Meaning every single Canadian Olympian will now be the target of anti-American aggression. Meanwhile, some smug asshole American here on fark will be mouthing off with clever witticisms like "who cares about Canada"? Yeah, you really know how to build that loyalty Americans. Nothing like using us when it's convenient for you. Yet, you treat us most of the time like shiat and tell us how we're somehow an inferior country. Except when it comes to being safe in another country. Nice.
2014-01-25 07:20:24 AM  
1 votes:

wildcardjack: I think the USA team is safe. It's the Russians they want to kill. And maybe the Israelis, for old times sake.




Hard to say... The Israeli's really went out of their way to make a point after the Munich incident...
2014-01-25 06:47:23 AM  
1 votes:

Lith: Those are some seriously ugly unis. I'd even suggest not wearing them to the events. They're even worse than the Norwegian curling pants.

[www.ctvnews.ca image 620x349]


Considering the sport, those are pretty slick.  They make it work.  Doesn't hurt that the guys are easy on the eyes, though, I suppose.
2014-01-25 06:45:19 AM  
1 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: 2014 . . . the gheyest apparel evar!


img.fark.net
The German team would like to have a word with you...
2014-01-25 05:45:07 AM  
1 votes:
HammerHeadSnark:
Why does Ralph Lauren hate U. S. athletes so much.

[blog.chron.com image 850x527]


That group pic of the 8 of them wearing the new attire looks like one of those Awkward Family Photos where everyone is wearing the same piece of shiat xmas sweater that some crazy relative knitted for them.
2014-01-25 04:46:31 AM  
1 votes:

HammerHeadSnark: [media.nbcwashington.com image 640x360]
Nope . . . wouldn't even wear this at home.


I'm starting to think that Ralph Lauren is playing a practical joke on the US Olympic team. Either that or he is snorting some grade A shiat.
2014-01-25 04:38:17 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah, not going to be a problem; no one is going to wear that ugly-ass uniform any more than they're required to.

/ass-uniform
2014-01-25 04:07:09 AM  
1 votes:

NBAH: borg: wildcardjack: I think the USA team is safe. It's the Russians they want to kill. And maybe the Israelis, for old times sake.


Yeah, but Americans will unfortunately be collateral damage. The US will have at least three ships off the coast full of Navy seals and Air force pararescue forces to evacuate US athletes ASAP . Even US officials think shot is going down these games.

With all the psychopathic US government activity I wouldn't be surprised if they're the ones planning something. Dagestan Vilayat, the terrorist group claiming the Volgograd bombings are financed by Ansar Al- Sunna, an Iraqi terrorist militia. For some reason they also said they're going to punish Russia for Somalia, Afghanistan and the Middle East. Hmmmm...


O.o
2014-01-25 03:54:57 AM  
1 votes:

i.imgur.com

2014-01-25 03:30:20 AM  
1 votes:
Vegas has the over/under on KIAs set at 15.5.  I'm putting a grand on the over.
2014-01-25 02:29:56 AM  
1 votes:

borg: I think the 2014 winter Olympics are going to be as memorable as the 1972 Munich Olympics.


But more explody.
2014-01-25 12:29:01 AM  
1 votes:
I'm surprised they didn't come with built-in fanny packs and trucker caps.
 
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