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Harold Burton
August 20th 08, 03:47 AM
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Twibil > wrote:

> On Aug 18, 9:24*pm, wrote:
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> > That's what I like to see, the spirit of cheerful goodwill, mutual
> > admiration & sportsmanship that's the heartbeat of the Olympics.
>
> Hmmm...
>
> Did you mean the "spirit of cheerful goodwill" that prevailed amongst
> the Chinese and North Koreans as they faked the paperwork to show that
> their pre-teen girl gymnasts were actually sixteen so that they could
> legally compete?
>
> Or mayhap you meant the "mutual admiration" between the dopers, 12 of
> whom are disqualified on average from every Olympics? (Not to mention
> the ones who dope and never get caught.)
>
> Oh, wait! You must mean the "sportsmanship" that's caused judges in
> all sorts of sports to score the atheletes from their own nations -or
> political allies- very highly while shafting the entrys of
> "unfriendly" nations!
>
> Because *that*, friend, is the "heartbeat of the Olympics".


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