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Obligatory Olympic Post

Category: , By Shanathalas
First off I'd like to go on record saying I don't agree with the modern Olympics. It seems like a tremendous waste of money that could go to helping a larger number of people. If the world still needs the Olympics, they should do it the old fashion way; men wrestling naked on the steps of the acropolis of Olympus.

But as is the way of my information addiction, I cannot help but absorb the news of the current Olympics. CGI fireworks, stand-in cuter-than-life singers and giant basketball players aside, one cannot miss the medal tally. Its nice to see smaller countries getting on the scoring board; Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, and even Togo all have medals. Good for them. But know who's missing? Canada, that's who. Which wouldn't be quite so pathetic if it weren't for the fact that we will be hosting the Olympics in less than 18 months time.

Now I know what you're all saying, "that's the winter Olympics", which is true. Let's hope Canada can improve itself in that traditional forum. But considering 90% of the population of Canada lives within 200 km-wide strip in the SOUTH of the country, where everyone gets a pretty decent summer, and sports like soccer, swimming, and baseball are so popular, you would think we'd be able to pull in at least one medal.

If Canada doesn't pull it's socks up soon, it's going to look pretty lame.

2 comments so far.

  1. Jaime 3:22 PM
    You mean lame-r. It's that pulled up socks look that gets Canadians ridiculed ;)
  2. Kass 4:51 PM
    I totally agree. The Olympics is a total waste of money and resources. Tho, I do like the Winter Olympics..But for Summer? Lets be having the oily naked men wrestling! Yeah!

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