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    [table] [tr] [td align=center]Olympic colors[/td] [td align=center]LGBT colors[/td] [/tr] [tr] [td align=center][img size=150]http://www.thepridepages.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Olympic_Rings.png[/img][/td] [td align=center][img size=150]http://www.icah.org/sites/icah.org/files/images/PRIDE.jpg[/img][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td align=center colspan=2][url=https://www.google.ru]Google[/url][/td] [/tr] [tr] [td align=center colspan=2][img size=300]http://ic.pics.livejournal.com/ilya_shpankov/65932472/17242/17242_600.jpg[/img][/td] [/tr] [/table] Olympics != LGBT :)



  • Yes Shpankov, Google workers cannot become aircraft pilots (colour blindness). :whistle:
    More important: Russia won in Lillehammer 1994. Who will win in Winter-Olympics i Sotchi 2014? Norway or Russia? :blush:


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    In Russia there is old sport proverb: "The main thing - not a win, but participation".

    In fact, doesn't matter, which country will be winner in medals. More important - how many people around the world will forget about war and will participate (physically or virtually) in sports games.



  • @Shpankov:

    In Russia there is old sport proverb: "The main thing - not a win, but participation".

    Is it because the games cost about 51 billion $? :whistle:


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    No, this proverb is very old - I heard it at least 40 years ago :)

    About "high cost" I can open a "small secret": in fact, for this money was created the new modern resort with the world level quality of service, including the Olympic objects. Do you know some European resorts that can offer beach and mountain-skiing rest simultaneously? Now we have one in Russia, just 2-4 hours flight from any part of Europe. This resort will generate about $2 billion revenue per year, thus for me it seems a very smart decision :)



  • I don't follow Olympic games are all about politics anyway. If they ever had any meaning it is long lost by now.



  • @tenno-seremel:

    I don't follow Olympic games are all about politics anyway. If they ever had any meaning it is long lost by now.

    With regard to the Functionaries you are definitely right! In addition to profit there is no deeper significance. And the main part is corrupt.
    But for many athletes it surely has a extraordinary meaning even in sporting sense. Even though, many of the athletes are also profit-driven nowadays.



  • @Ice007:

    @tenno-seremel:

    Even though, many of the athletes are also profit-driven nowadays.

    And why not?
    Training for Olympia is a full time job, often not cheap, they are the best of the best and they still have to pay the rent.

    Even the athletes in the ancient Greece Olympic games had sponsors and got paid.



  • @QuHno:

    And why not?

    No - don´t get me wrong. It´s ok to earn money with it.

    But I think formerly athletes had more "ideals". To make money, even a lot, was not unimportant but more a pleasant side effect. It was not the driving force, like today.
    I think much of the "spirit of sport" has been lost over time.


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    Yes, modern Olympic games - it is business, politics, dopes war, intrigues, etc. But, anyway, it's a sport contest. I'm sure: you will watch some streams with sportsmen from your country and you will be very glad to see the flag of your country on the top of the winners list :)





  • OMFG ahahahahaha i had the same first thought :blush: :woohoo:



  • @lemari:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bf8iQQMIEAAwtaZ.jpg:large
    ;)

    Maybe a coincidence? But it is the ring for "America"…:huh: :whistle:



  • I haven't cared for the Olympics much for quite a while. I am not interested in any sport where someone's opinion count toward the result.
    I like speed skating, alpine skiing and the like.
    All the athletes from the USA are pretty much professionals at this point.
    I, generally, would prefer watching kids play.



  • @lemari:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bf8iQQMIEAAwtaZ.jpg:large
    ;)

    It's common believe (probably not correct) that those circles represent continents , and the red (last one) is for Americas.

    blue - Europe
    yellow - Asia
    black - Africa
    green - Oceania
    red - N&S America
    (yea, it's kinda racist)

    but what's that got to do with gay ppl?



  • I was told many years ago that the colors represented the colors used by every country flag in the world.



  • @Shpankov:

    In Russia there is old sport proverb: "The main thing - not a win, but participation".

    This is not a Russian proverb. It's among the original olympic ideals as expressed by Pierre de Coubertin: "The important thing in the Olympic Games is not to win, but to take part." In French it's "l'important dans ces olympiades, c'est moins d'y gagner que d'y prendre part".

    But French Wikipedia says the saying did not originate with Coubertin. He was quoting someone else approvingly.



  • homophobic much?



  • I am truly amazed by all the things that the Olympics are seen as. I thought that they are no more then entertainment, TV time, sell those adds to make money. Russia tried very hard to show that the old Russia was dead and the new Russia is just like the rest of Europe. No worrys there mate!



  • @lkoehn:

    I am truly amazed by all the things that the Olympics are seen as. I thought that they are no more then entertainment, TV time, sell those adds to make money.

    It may amaze you but much of the world is still relatively ad-free. Some of the biggest nations of the world (including those bigger than United States) watch/listen to the olympics without advertisements.


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