Sunday, February 26, 2006

Olympic Facts of the Moment That Everyone Seems to Forget

1. The Olympics are a for profit organization. For some reason people always act like it's this big patriotism thing. Supporting the Olympics is like supporting Exxon or any other major corporation.

2. People like "Eddie the Eagle" are no longer allowed to participate. The IOC passed a rule because of Eddie that you had to be ranked in the top half of your sport world-wide, if you weren't you couldn't compete at the Olympic level. Sponsors put pressure on the IOC that the people they were supporting were being ignored by the press in favor of the common-man types. They threatened to withdraw and the IOC changed the rules.


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