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The IOC Bans Political Statements at the Olympics

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  1. Madmick Zugzwang Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    International Olympic Committee bans political statements by athletes at games
    The new policies were drafted after two U.S. athletes were reprimanded for podium gestures at the Pan-American Games in August.
    I don't think swimmers refusing to share a podium with a known doper should be construed as a "political" statement, since I don't see what about doping is political, but otherwise, I'm glad to see this nonsense cropped. The focus should be on the Games which are meant to unify us. Leave the divisive, narcissistic grandstanding for Twitter.

    Kaepernick BTFO'd by the IOC.

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  2. wonderbread Stiff Member

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    They should also ban pro athletes.. that's what fucked the Olympics.
     
  3. luckyshot The ONLY iPotWR Platinum Member

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    Sorry snowflake.
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  4. luckyshot The ONLY iPotWR Platinum Member

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    Right wing logic: "DURRR how dare people make political statements at our flag ceremony!!!!!!"
     
  5. Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    Good. Political stances in sports has just turned into virtue signaling branding these days anyway.

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    Should not even be mentioned in the same sentence.
     
  6. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    This is when the ones with balls on them do it anyway, and tell the IOC to get fucked.
     
  7. ObamaPhoneLady Banned Banned

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    I'm sure this will be enforced equally.
     
  8. ultramanhyata Reclimbing Like Mountain Yellow Card

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    Yep. Mick is basically pro-Hitler. There's just no way around it. <Lmaoo>
     
  9. Trotsky Banned Banned

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    Fuck that.
     
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    TBH not every political statement is admirable.
     
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    Madmick, you honestly don’t see the connection between the IOC banning political expression during the games and the Chinese doper?
     
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    they are just trying to keep the hong kong protestors from getting the olympics banned in china....if china didn't go to the olympics they would miss out on all that good cheating

    and no political statements are admirable by more than half the earth's population
     
  13. irish_thug Meme Mod Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Jesse Owens approves.
     
  14. oddjob Brown Belt Platinum Member

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    enforce it how? back of the line at the buffet?
     
  15. HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    It is und good weather today, nein?
    Burr on the guys cheering Hitler up after Owens destroyed them in 36
     
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  16. Seano Hands of bone

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    Its a gathering of different cultures and countries with varying beliefs. Not your soapbox.
     
  17. Sketch (҂`_´) <,︻╦╤─ ҉ - - -USK

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    Taking away a Liberals soapbox is like stealing a piece of their core identity. This terrifies them.
     
  18. Khabib Khanate Hashashiyan Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah well said. Its easy to be political when that has no consequences but when its not convenient that's when you see genuine conviction.
     
  19. HunterSdVa29 Respect, tho Platinum Member

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    “In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.” ― Mark Twain
     
  20. tramendous Silver Belt

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    what are they gonna do take away your medals? that would only enhance the message x10
     

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