Does anybody follow the Olympics?

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No. Russian Olympic Committee, since Russia is banned for doping (wink, wink). Rep of China has to compete as Taiwan so China isn't offended.
 

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No. Russian Olympic Committee, since Russia is banned for doping (wink, wink). Rep of China has to compete as Taiwan so China isn't offended.

What exactly is a ROC? If Russia is banned their athletes should be banned. Either you are a country or you are not a country.

You can’t make this stuff up.

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What exactly is a ROC? If Russia is banned their athletes should be banned. Either you are a country or you are not a country.

You can’t make this stuff up.

MoKelly
Apparently somebody did. It's true that they have become politicalized, but at least for a short time countries can put aside their differences and let their professional amateur athletes test against one another.
 

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Apparently somebody did. It's true that they have become politicalized, but at least for a short time countries can put aside their differences and let their professional amateur athletes test against one another.
Actually what they (The Olympics) do is push politics into a field where it has no business..."the games" have become a global political game one-upmanship...
 

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Then they add a new 'sport' every so often, like skeet shooting.
Perhaps the next will include 'Tractor Racing' 100 meter, 1000- meter both women and men category plus under 50 hp and turbo class.
But then they drop some of the original contests like shotput discus etc.
It is just a big 'mine is bigger than yours' contest.
 
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