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Olympic Hell
« on: March 18, 2008, 02:20:12 PM »
So the 2008 Olympics -- news and coverage thread!  Now that China is blaming everything that's going wrong on the Dalai Lama, things should get fun.

Tyson -- do you have a list of athletes/organizations who are not attending? 

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2008, 02:35:02 PM »
Background on pollution: http://scienceofsport.blogspot.com/2008/03/beijing-olympics-pollution-and.html
Gebrselassie out: http://scienceofsport.blogspot.com/2008/03/gebrselassie-out-of-olympics.html
More on Gebrselassie: http://scienceofsport.blogspot.com/2008/03/gebrselassie-and-beijing-part-3.html

Fun quote from the last article:

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... apparently, in September last year (which is only a few weeks after the Olympics will end this year, so weather conditions are much more similar than for the Beijing Marathon in October), Beijing hosted a pre-Olympics Mountain Bike event, to serve as a trial run for the Games.

Well, 50 cyclists started the race, and a grand total of.......EIGHT athletes managed to finish, most dropping out, in part due to oppressive heat, in part due to difficulty breathing!

I'm not sure if there's an official list of who's in or out, mostly it's just scattered press releases from various athletes.

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2008, 02:37:01 PM »

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2008, 11:33:05 PM »
The Tibet thing, I hope, will turn into a major pain in the ass for China. Boycott calls are starting to come in:

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5jB0H7ECjcR4091djlQuoNtCQ4rAwD8VG3OR80

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2008, 11:49:01 PM »
Quote from: tyson's article
Pemier Wen Jiabao accused the Dalai Lama and his supporters of orchestrating the violence to taint the Olympics.

DUh!!!

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"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2008, 01:52:19 AM »
One of my friend's girlfriends is going to help provide free news coverage for something over there, I don't know what. She said the Chinese women hated and ignored her. Fuck China.

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2008, 08:09:22 AM »
Quote from: tyson's article
Pemier Wen Jiabao accused the Dalai Lama and his supporters of orchestrating the violence to taint the Olympics.

DUh!!!

lollz0rz

If he really does step down over this, like he says, then I'll be pissed.  What a stupid thing for him to suggest. 

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2008, 03:27:07 PM »
as political leader.  he'd keep spiritual leader.  might not be a bad idea anyhow, and he could get political mileage out of being dramatic about it like this.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

-Colin Powell

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2008, 11:23:26 PM »
Faggy mileage, you mean.

I haven't read the news since Friday AM.  What happened?  Is Bush still president?  Are we still at war with Japan?

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2008, 11:30:06 PM »
We're still at war with Japan, and Bush is still the President. Unfortunately. :(

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2008, 11:16:04 AM »
It'll all blow over once people realize that they don't really have the capacity to care about things for more than a few days.

All Hail Emperor Ming!

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #11 on: March 25, 2008, 03:08:44 PM »
What scares me is that Monkey might actually be right. Feh.

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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #12 on: March 25, 2008, 03:45:35 PM »
It'll all blow over once people realize that they don't really have the capacity to care about things for more than a few days.

All Hail Emperor Ming!

What scares me is that Monkey might actually be right. Feh.

George Bush rigging elections like those African dictatorships - Media blackspot.

9/11 - the rest of the world forgot about that inside a week.

Afghanistan - nobody cared about that in the first place.

No WMD = Illegal Oil War - that blew over inside a week.

South Korea is bad... they have Nukes (shhhhh! They're okay) - Who cares?

Iran is the next Libya - No it wasn't, and nobody cared after a week.

China does some bad stuff and is hosting the Olympics - WON'T SOMEBODY THINK OF THE CHIL -

Ohhhhhh economic despression!

SUPERBOWLZZZZZZ0RRRZZZ!!!!!!!11!!!!1onez0rz
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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #13 on: March 25, 2008, 03:45:56 PM »
Cunts.
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Re: Olympic Hell
« Reply #14 on: March 25, 2008, 04:07:34 PM »
Monkey's angry today.