sand_in_my_vagoo: With a quote like that I knew it had to be either the IOC or FIFA. Both of those organizations are corrupt on a level US politicians can only dream of.
Nana's Vibrator: Chronomorte: It seems that the writer of that article took offense at something theIOC leader (and Fencing enthusiast) said and vigorously defended theUS and US executive branch from the apparent insult. There mighthave been a story in there under all that opinion and defensiveness,but I'm not sure.There was absolutely no point and there were no references to anything to help make his point. I think he hates the IOC for certain reasons, but then takes his hate and points it at this statement:Please understand what our responsibilities are and what your responsibilities are," Bach said. "Have the courage to address your disagreements in a peaceful, direct political dialogue and not on the backs of the athletes. People have a very good understanding of what it really means to single out the Olympic Games to make an ostentatious gesture which allegedly costs nothing but produces international headlines."On this point, I 100% agree with Bach. Olympics should be a peaceful, nonpolitical competition where athletes display to the world that citizens from everywhere are very much alike despite our politicians and their agenda / propaganda.This is not to say the IOC isn't corrupt and that human equality is not an issue in many places, Russia and the US included. But the platform for engaging in social and economic politics is on a political stage. The olympics are a platform for diplomacy. And politicians should be thankful for diplomatic displays like the Olympics that allow political communication lines to remain open and mutual rather than combative.Anyways, the author is wrong and doesn't make his point well.
CygnusDarius: mainstreet62: H31N0US: I'll be boycotting the olympics this year.Then again I never watch them anyway. Not because I don't like international discourse, but because I think the olympics are stupid.I find most of the sports interesting for like, 5 minutes, then I flip the channel.Hockey is the best part of the Olympics by far. I'll watch those games.What are you, a Canadian?.
EyeballKid: sand_in_my_vagoo: With a quote like that I knew it had to be either the IOC or FIFA. Both of those organizations are corrupt on a level US politicians can only dream of.And yet, none of this was heard in Utah for some reason when they hosted the Winter Games. But, what corruption can be found in Utah?
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