The cynical/humourous view about the Olympics...

The cynical/humourous view about the Olympics...

Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

August 2nd, 2012, 2:11 pm #1

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Joined: February 15th, 2012, 1:51 am

August 2nd, 2012, 4:56 pm #2

- was supposed to be amateur athletes competing, without any form of political or business assistance whatsoever.

Just sayin.
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

August 2nd, 2012, 5:51 pm #3

a demonstration of what were essentially military skills as well - no synchronised swimming in 2500BC, thank you
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Joined: March 19th, 2007, 9:06 am

August 2nd, 2012, 6:44 pm #4

- was supposed to be amateur athletes competing, without any form of political or business assistance whatsoever.

Just sayin.
Main reason I stopped watching them when they let in millionaire professional athletes 'compete'(often against amateurs).
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Joined: April 4th, 2006, 7:00 pm

August 2nd, 2012, 7:10 pm #5

n/t
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

August 2nd, 2012, 9:20 pm #6

Main reason I stopped watching them when they let in millionaire professional athletes 'compete'(often against amateurs).
there is no WAY NBA players should be in the olympics. College athletes, I can go along with. Also, Tennis is now inhabited by professional athletes.

"Bruce Springsteen? I LOVE him! He's like the American version of Bryan Adams!"

_Robin Sherbotsky
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Joined: September 20th, 2005, 4:15 am

August 3rd, 2012, 3:11 pm #7

99% of other national teams....across the entire realm of Olympic sports...are populated by PROFESSIONALS from within their own country...

Because the NBA grabs the limelight becomes a moot point...It is OUR professional players against theirs...and the main reason NBA players were allowed to begin with. Our college kids kept getting abused by larger and more experienced "amatuers (i.e "pro players") from other countries.
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Joined: November 10th, 2006, 3:04 pm

August 3rd, 2012, 7:23 pm #8

No PROFESSIONAL athletes. Period. No paid athletes, no state sponsored athletes, etc etc.

"Bruce Springsteen? I LOVE him! He's like the American version of Bryan Adams!"

_Robin Sherbotsky
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Joined: February 27th, 2005, 8:03 pm

August 3rd, 2012, 7:45 pm #9

99% of other national teams....across the entire realm of Olympic sports...are populated by PROFESSIONALS from within their own country...

Because the NBA grabs the limelight becomes a moot point...It is OUR professional players against theirs...and the main reason NBA players were allowed to begin with. Our college kids kept getting abused by larger and more experienced "amatuers (i.e "pro players") from other countries.
We're supposed to be better than that.

Sending the NBA to the Olympics is a national embarrassment. I understand the blurring of amateur vs. professional (NCAA anyone?) but you have to draw the line somewhere.
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Joined: November 17th, 2008, 4:19 am

August 3rd, 2012, 8:43 pm #10

- was supposed to be amateur athletes competing, without any form of political or business assistance whatsoever.

Just sayin.
Which were contests between warriors, in effect professionals.

Anyhow the amateurs of 19th century conception were sports hobbyists of
the upper classes, so called gentlemen athletes.



L'avion accuse ... Le Corbusier
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