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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    The IOC do suck, largely. I am not sure what the solution would be mind as sports are pretty corrupt generally it seems and who is going to replace the IOC?

    I dunno, FIDE does a pretty good job at doing chess events without rampant corruption and money laundering

    What? FIDE are corrupt as hell. They were run by the literary head of a Russian Federation State who had opposition supporters murdered and who channelled money from his State into paying bribes to get re-elected as President of FIDE several times.

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    GvzbgulGvzbgul Registered User regular
    Embrace the suck. All drugs. All bribes.

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    FishmanFishman Put your goddamned hand in the goddamned Box of Pain. Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    TheStig wrote: »
    What major sports organization isn't corrupt as shit?

    Major sports? I haven't really heard of any Rugby or Cricket corruption but I imagine it's there. In a sense all sports are kinda corrupt cos basically all sports rely on WADA which is... yeah

    Cricket has significant corruption problems, much of which stems from the money flowing around the game in India.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    Well there you go

    I'd say the only sports that are not corrupt are the ones that have no money

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    Speaking of publicity, is it 'true' that the metal for the Tokyo Olympics medals was all salvaged from recycled electronics, or was just enough of it salvaged that they could make the claim?

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    The IOC do suck, largely. I am not sure what the solution would be mind as sports are pretty corrupt generally it seems and who is going to replace the IOC?

    I dunno, FIDE does a pretty good job at doing chess events without rampant corruption and money laundering

    What? FIDE are corrupt as hell. They were run by the literary head of a Russian Federation State who had opposition supporters murdered and who channelled money from his State into paying bribes to get re-elected as President of FIDE several times.

    theres basically no evidence of bribery at all and he was likely involved in the murder of a reporter but that's about it

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    enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    The IOC do suck, largely. I am not sure what the solution would be mind as sports are pretty corrupt generally it seems and who is going to replace the IOC?

    I dunno, FIDE does a pretty good job at doing chess events without rampant corruption and money laundering

    What? FIDE are corrupt as hell. They were run by the literary head of a Russian Federation State who had opposition supporters murdered and who channelled money from his State into paying bribes to get re-elected as President of FIDE several times.

    theres basically no evidence of bribery at all and he was likely involved in the murder of a reporter but that's about it

    This is a real "other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was play?"

    The idea that your vote is a moral statement about you or who you vote for is some backwards ass libertarian nonsense. Your vote is about society. Vote to protect the vulnerable.
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    FencingsaxFencingsax It is difficult to get a man to understand, when his salary depends upon his not understanding GNU Terry PratchettRegistered User regular
    Just some minor conspiracy to commit murder

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    The IOC do suck, largely. I am not sure what the solution would be mind as sports are pretty corrupt generally it seems and who is going to replace the IOC?

    I dunno, FIDE does a pretty good job at doing chess events without rampant corruption and money laundering

    What? FIDE are corrupt as hell. They were run by the literary head of a Russian Federation State who had opposition supporters murdered and who channelled money from his State into paying bribes to get re-elected as President of FIDE several times.

    theres basically no evidence of bribery at all and he was likely involved in the murder of a reporter but that's about it

    This is a real "other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how was play?"

    I mean, russian satellite state president for like 30 years

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    3cl1ps33cl1ps3 I will build a labyrinth to house the cheese Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Well there you go

    I'd say the only sports that are not corrupt are the ones that have no money

    huh

    weird how that factor keeps coming up

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    The guy was suspended from his duties because no less than the US Treasury said he was dodgy. He was totally corrupt.

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    The guy was suspended from his duties because no less than the US Treasury said he was dodgy. He was totally corrupt as hell.

    that was mostly over his relationship with syria

    which to be fair, yeah

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Solar wrote: »
    The guy was suspended from his duties because no less than the US Treasury said he was dodgy. He was totally corrupt as hell.

    that was mostly over his relationship with syria

    which to be fair, yeah

    I mean

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    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Pip unless I am misreading this you are arguing for a dude who you said, has killed a dude and has dodgy relationships to Syria because?

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    PiptheFairPiptheFair Frequently not in boats. Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Pip unless I am misreading this you are arguing for a dude who you said, has killed a dude and has dodgy relationships to Syria because?

    I’m saying that solars claims about corruption FIDE were either overblown or outright false. Russian satellite state strongmen can get fucked and I would’ve loved to see Karpov or Kasparov win his seat, but the bribery allegations were unfounded

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    DirtyboyDirtyboy Registered User regular
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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    These closing ceremonies are fucking terrible?

    I am in the business of saving lives.
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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Also someone needs to tell the IOC they stole the Captain Marvel reboot slogan. Holy shit they need better people.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    What’s the olympic spokesthing for Paris

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    What’s the olympic spokesthing for Paris

    Paris Olympic Slogan for 2024: "Faster, Higher, Stronger. Together"

    Captain Marvel

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    What’s the olympic spokesthing for Paris

    This is ten percent luck
    Twenty percent skill
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
    Five percent pleasure
    Fifty percent pain
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

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    MugsleyMugsley DelawareRegistered User regular
    The Olympic motto has been "Higher, Faster, Stronger" for literal decades. I'm confused where they are almost stealing from Marvel.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Mugsley wrote: »
    The Olympic motto has been "Higher, Faster, Stronger" for literal decades. I'm confused where they are almost stealing from Marvel.

    I never knew the Olympics had a motto until literally a few hours ago, but I do read Captain Marvel and I was wrong?

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    honoverehonovere Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Also someone needs to tell the IOC they stole the Captain Marvel reboot slogan. Holy shit they need better people.

    Faster, higher, stronger has been the Olympic slogan for over a hundred years. They just added the together

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    CelloCello Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    I mean, I liked the Closing Ceremony well enough

    Appreciated the feature for the Ainu and some classic folk dancing, and I cannot complain about ska getting top billing

    Canadian exit wear was top tier, obviously

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    BlackDragon480BlackDragon480 Bluster Kerfuffle Master of Windy ImportRegistered User regular
    edited August 2021
    I've only been able to watch games in fits and starts so I'm still catching up, even though it's all over.

    Hard to pick a favorite thing I've seen so far, but I'd consider it a tie between the men's high jump dual gold, and Neeraj Chopra:

    https://youtu.be/YVrjakWtrCo

    Wins the javelin easily for India's first track and field medal in 121 years, and their first ever gold. Was confident and passionate throughout, without being cocky or an asshole, showed great class.

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    SolarSolar Registered User regular
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Blake T wrote: »
    Pip unless I am misreading this you are arguing for a dude who you said, has killed a dude and has dodgy relationships to Syria because?

    I’m saying that solars claims about corruption FIDE were either overblown or outright false. Russian satellite state strongmen can get fucked and I would’ve loved to see Karpov or Kasparov win his seat, but the bribery allegations were unfounded

    Were they? I doubt that very much.

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    Johnny ChopsockyJohnny Chopsocky Scootaloo! We have to cook! Grillin' HaysenburgersRegistered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    What’s the olympic spokesthing for Paris

    This is ten percent luck
    Twenty percent skill
    Fifteen percent concentrated power of will
    Five percent pleasure
    Fifty percent pain
    And a hundred percent reason to remember the name

    https://youtu.be/VjR7JZbdONs

    Probably my favorite remix of the bunch, and a lot of it is how much they put that bit forward on it

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    UnbrokenEvaUnbrokenEva HIGH ON THE WIRE BUT I WON'T TRIP ITRegistered User regular
    Cello wrote: »
    I mean, I liked the Closing Ceremony well enough

    Appreciated the feature for the Ainu and some classic folk dancing, and I cannot complain about ska getting top billing

    Canadian exit wear was top tier, obviously

    The denim jackets are amazing and everyone roasting them on twitter are just haters who don't understand fashion.

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    That’s Canadian formal wear

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    never dienever die Registered User regular
    I’m real bummed Karate won’t be in the 2024 games, it was a lot of fun to watch. And if it isn’t in the Paris one, as it is popular in France, I’m not sure when it will come back.

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    MegaMan001MegaMan001 CRNA Rochester, MNRegistered User regular
    Maybe they will have that French martial art with all the kicking. Uh, savate?

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    TomantaTomanta Registered User regular
    MegaMan001 wrote: »
    Maybe they will have that French martial art with all the kicking. Uh, savate?

    Brief research says they had it last time Paris hosted the Olympics (in 1924). So bringing it back would be cool.

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    FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    The Paris specific sports are gonna be breakdancing, skateboard, surfing and sport climbing.

    I am very curious about the breakdancing

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    Captain InertiaCaptain Inertia Registered User regular
    edited August 2021
    Flarne wrote: »
    The Paris specific sports are gonna be breakdancing, skateboard, surfing and sport climbing.

    I am very curious about the breakdancing

    Hmmmm

    Seriously, which part of the French coast has good/reliable enough wavage for this

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    FlarneFlarne Registered User regular
    Oh yeah the surfing itself is gonna be in Tahiti I think

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    enlightenedbumenlightenedbum Registered User regular
    Flarne wrote: »
    Oh yeah the surfing itself is gonna be in Tahiti I think

    This is accurate.

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    CaptainBeyondCaptainBeyond I've been out walking Registered User regular
    France has a lot of very good waves, and was a stop on the world tour for a while - at Hossegor I believe.

    I do find it a bit odd they’re sending the surfing to Tahiti, since the wave Tahiti is famous for - Teahupo’o - is an incredibly dangerous wave when the swell is big, to the point you’d need to train there specifically to have any hope.

    If they’re not going to run the competition there when it’s big - which they may not for safety reasons - what was the point in having it there in the first place? It may be because being the summer they’re not confident they’ll get the swell in France, but it still strikes me as odd.

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    ButtersButters A glass of some milks Registered User regular
    Solar wrote: »
    Like realistically what needs to happen with the IOC is the same thing as what needs to happen with WADA and FIFA and the IWF and so on. They need to like... stop hiring deeply corrupt people and have better oversight.

    They need to regulate the shit out of the bidding over hosting. A country shouldn't be encouraged to bankrupt itself like Greece or build sports infrastructure with slave labor like Qatar.

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    PeenPeen Registered User regular
    We were out of town last week so we're catching up on stuff we missed and Artistic (synchronized) Swimming is batshit crazy, I can't imagine something harder that gets taken less seriously by 99% of people.

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