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(Independent)   Pita Taufatofua appears topless at opening ceremony as Tonga's only athlete in sub-zero temps. (pics)   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
    More: Spiffy, Tongan athlete, Winter Olympic Games, lone Tongan athlete, traditional Tongan attire, Olympic Games, 2010 Winter Olympics, Rio Olympic Games, 2014 Winter Olympics  
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2018-02-09 08:17:17 AM  
Arg it's a dude.
/ Shakes fist at subby.
 
2018-02-09 08:29:54 AM  
He's super hot. But -1 Celsius is pretty much shirtsleeve weather. Barely below freezing. And all that oil is going to keep the chill off.

/rrrrrawrrrr
 
2018-02-09 08:35:54 AM  
Have him oiled and... oh wait, he's oiled already? Commence with the directions to my bunk.
 
2018-02-09 08:36:27 AM  

sithon: Arg it's a dude.
/ Shakes fist at subby.


I see someone didn't pay attention two years at Rio.

My wife kept asking when we were going to Tonga for vacation.
 
2018-02-09 08:40:21 AM  
Tonga should put together a curling team and have them compete shirtless.
 
2018-02-09 08:42:31 AM  
It was truly as cold as a Tongan's tit last night.
 
2018-02-09 09:05:19 AM  
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Tongans are tough bastards
 
2018-02-09 09:06:13 AM  
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2018-02-09 09:17:45 AM  
He said he was gonna.
 
2018-02-09 09:20:47 AM  
If I looked like that, I would never wear a shirt, either.

/I'm going to wear two shirts today as a mark of shame
 
2018-02-09 09:34:40 AM  
I like that dude. Not that way.
 
2018-02-09 09:52:16 AM  
He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian
 
2018-02-09 10:01:30 AM  

Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian


Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.
 
2018-02-09 10:04:52 AM  

RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.


How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.
 
2018-02-09 10:07:22 AM  
So 31 degrees by another scale, oh my!
Apparently none of these tender snowflakes attended the Superb Owl. We had our best Minnesota Winter on and focused on 0 oF type temps.
 
2018-02-09 10:17:47 AM  
I suppose this dude is the main reason sooooo many prophylactics are issued at the olympic games.  The line outside his room door is probably two blocks long.  He wears protection to keep the skin from wearing off his junk.
 
2018-02-09 10:21:22 AM  

pissnmoan: I suppose this dude is the main reason sooooo many prophylactics are issued at the olympic games.  The line outside his room door is probably two blocks long.  He wears protection to keep the skin from wearing off his junk.


We are sadly missing the opportunity to deepen the gene pool at these events.
I see an entirely different approach to the "games". Think Bachelor mashed up to Game of Games.
 
2018-02-09 10:34:24 AM  

snocone: So 31 degrees by another scale, oh my!
Apparently none of these tender snowflakes attended the Superb Owl. We had our best Minnesota Winter on and focused on 0 oF type temps.


I thought the Superb Owl was played indoors this year...
 
2018-02-09 10:34:25 AM  

Hendawg: RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.

How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.


Depends on the sport. I tried looking at cross-country skiing's formula, but it's pretty confusing and boils down to "Is there someone from your country who doesn't completely suck? Then you get to enter one person per gender."
 
2018-02-09 10:41:54 AM  

Hendawg: RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.

How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.


Every country doesn't get a spot in every event automatically.  There are qualification standards that have to be met.

http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/02​/​02/winter-olympisc-pita-taufatofua
 
2018-02-09 10:53:39 AM  
He will get the gold for scoring Olympic trim.
 
2018-02-09 11:28:22 AM  

Hendawg: RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.

How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.


Your country has to qualify by having at least one athlete reach a minimum score or place in a specified number of official qualifying events (in the case of x-country skiing the qualifier is time in events). The number of competitors that can be sent is then based on how well your country's participants did in that even in the previous Olympics.
 
2018-02-09 11:39:27 AM  
Not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed in you, Katarina Witt. You could've been a trend setter like this guy.
 
2018-02-09 11:44:41 AM  

mooseyfate: If I looked like that, I would never wear a shirt, either.

/I'm going to wear two shirts today as a mark of shame


All that body hair already counts as one.
 
2018-02-09 11:48:33 AM  

Russ1642: mooseyfate: If I looked like that, I would never wear a shirt, either.

/I'm going to wear two shirts today as a mark of shame

All that body hair already counts as one.


I'm not the wooly type.  Too much Aztec blood.  I can't even grow a beard.
 
2018-02-09 11:50:29 AM  

Anastacya: Have him oiled and... oh wait, he's oiled already? Commence with the directions to my bunk.



You're supposed to wear layers when it's cold, so I guess oil acts as a layer.


Also....FTFA:

"I won't freeze. I am from Tonga," Taufatofua said ahead of the ceremony. "We sailed across the Pacific. This is nothing!"


They left out the part where he said "I'm from Tonga, b*tch!"
 
2018-02-09 12:03:05 PM  

Great_Milenko: snocone: So 31 degrees by another scale, oh my!
Apparently none of these tender snowflakes attended the Superb Owl. We had our best Minnesota Winter on and focused on 0 oF type temps.

I thought the Superb Owl was played indoors this year...


One has to get there. The real party was the 10 day run of Superb Owl closing dozens of city blocks. Outdoor blocks. The circus came to town.
 
2018-02-09 12:57:24 PM  
Objectification: It's okay when you do it to men!
 
2018-02-09 01:12:33 PM  

wxboy: Hendawg: RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.

How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.

Every country doesn't get a spot in every event automatically.  There are qualification standards that have to be met.

http://www.wbur.org/onlyagame/2018/02/​02/winter-olympisc-pita-taufatofua


Exactly, and the differences in sports is significant. He was in taekwondo or another martial art in Rio and then cross country skiing in this Olympics.  So a strength and technique in Rio and a endurance in South Korea.  He is a heck of an athlete to meet the minimum standards in these two diverse events. He has no hope of winning, but that doesn't take away from the difficulty in the accomplishment. The Tonga government must be thrilled with the free advertising for tourism.

On a side note, how many kids do you think he will have after being at both Rio and now Pyongcheng. There have to be a lot of ladies (or gentlemen if he prefers) taking a piece of Tonga home with them.
 
2018-02-09 01:13:34 PM  

mrsleep: Objectification: It's okay when you do it to men!


Look at those big ole MRA crocodile tears!  You poor widdle man!

/don't worry, I'm 100% sure that no woman will ever objectify you
 
2018-02-09 02:38:03 PM  

TheLopper: Not gonna lie, I'm a little disappointed in you, Katarina Witt. You could've been a trend setter like this guy.


She did Playboy.
 
2018-02-09 02:57:40 PM  
whew. well that's the best part of the Olympics right there, pants hands down.
 
2018-02-09 03:13:28 PM  
Hell if I looked like that I'd always be topless too.
 
2018-02-09 04:36:02 PM  
It's subzero Celsius. That's like 30 degrees in real people temperature. It's uncomfortable, but not impossible.
 
2018-02-09 04:50:14 PM  
Oh myyyyy.

He's the kind of man a man wants when a man wants a man.


He's going to be in high demand at the Olympic village
 
2018-02-09 09:35:58 PM  

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Good lord. Holy christ. That's all I've got.
I'll be in my bunk. Yeah yeah, late to the party.
 
2018-02-10 12:45:48 AM  
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2018-02-10 03:07:03 AM  

sithon: Arg it's a dude.
/ Shakes fist at subby.


Gotta say, the Tongan and Tahitian girls were by far the cutest of the Pacific Islanders.  I was definitely hoping for a girl as well.

\ not afraid to admit the dude is good looking though.
 
2018-02-10 03:09:24 AM  

mooseyfate: If I looked like that, I would never wear a shirt, either.

/I'm going to wear two shirts today as a mark of shame


No shiat, I would never wear a shirt either.

I do have nice legs though, so I wear shorts a lot.
 
2018-02-10 03:12:09 AM  

Hendawg: RminusQ: Hendawg: He seeks attaention so much I'm shocked his last name isn't Kardashian

Y'know, if you can qualify for the Olympics, you are allowed to seek some attention.

If you can qualify for both the Summer and the Winter Olympics (no matter how bullshiat the standards are in some events), you can seek all the attention you goddamn want.

How hard is it to qualify if no one in your country is competing against you?  Best by default.


Most sports have minimum standards.  It's not enough to be your country's best, you still have to be pretty good.

Not sure if his particular sport has this, but he attempted to qualify multiple times, so my  guess is yes.
 
2018-02-10 03:15:38 AM  

fsufan: He will get the gold for scoring Olympic trim.


He's going to be one of the only athletes of exotic (to european) origin.   Some Europeans really find that intriguing.
 
2018-02-10 03:02:18 PM  

fsufan: He will get the gold for scoring Olympic trim.


If I were an Olympic athlete, that would be at least my second most prized medal. Even if you don't get on a podium, you're in a village full of attractive people in peak physical form -- you can still bring home a prize.

/Hopefully not gonorrhea
 
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