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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:27 PM

5 Things They Don't Want You to Know About the Olympics

You've seen the sappy commercials and the heartwarming back stories on morning talk shows. The athletes who have earned spots at the Olympic Games are the purest of the pure, the world's most dedicated sportsmen and women who probably won't earn much more for their work than a few seconds of airtime and an occasional appearance at the local sports store. And that is what the Olympics are all about -- a love of sport, country and your fellow man.

Maybe. Just don't look too closely behind the scenes, or else you'll find out that ...

Full article at: http://www.cracked.com/article_19733_5-things-they-dont-want-you-to-know-about-olympics.html


Another awesome article from Cracked, with some material that I believe I've seen right here at DU.

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Dr. Strange Aug 2012 OP
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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:34 PM

1. Interesting and fun read!

The Olympics is big business!

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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:06 PM

2. Wow.

I have thought about the price a city pays to host the Olympics,
enough to put it in bankruptcy.. but the corruption... and the sex.
What a hot place that village must be... a lot of sleeping around
but not much sleeping would be my guess. That could account
for the one prize wonders who win early then flub their later
events. Lol

Very enlightening read.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:15 PM

3. some I knew and some I kind of guessed

But still informative.

Not watching - well the bicycle race by accident - but really avoiding the fascistic shit show that is the Olympics.

Heard a piece on NPR today that West End London is totally getting screwed by the whole thing. The authorities made such a big deal out the supposed crowds and lack of hotel rooms that London tourism is actually down this summer.

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 06:19 PM

4. The netizens of DU tell me bullshit to all of this...

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs they hail!

These individuals sound like the same individuals who claim that Wal Mart will save their communities!

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Response to Dr. Strange (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 07:38 PM

5. The Olympics are another big business.

Besides, any monkey can throw a ball.

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