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Old 02-08-2018, 10:10 PM   #1
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2018 Winter Olympics

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Old 02-09-2018, 08:31 AM   #2
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when do they start?
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Old 02-09-2018, 10:41 AM   #3
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when do they start?
Opening ceremony is tonight (though tape delay I think) but they've already had some qualifying events.
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Old 02-09-2018, 01:20 PM   #4
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according to a few reports I've read, they've got a bad case of norovirus going around. link.

everybody puking and crapping themselves.

and they haven't even got the final bill for hosting them yet...
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Why any country would want to host the olympics is beyond me
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:20 PM   #6
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Why any country would want to host the olympics is beyond me
I guess if you're going to have the Olympics some has to..
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Wow.

Maybe I'm kinda being swept up in the Pollyanna-ish emotional/beautiful/hopefull/majestical moment...but...doesn't Kim Jung Un's sister look totally fuckable?

I mean, she would have to let her hair down...
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Wow.

Maybe I'm kinda being swept up in the Pollyanna-ish emotional/beautiful/hopefull/majestical moment...but...doesn't Kim Jung Un's sister look totally fuckable?

I mean, she would have to let her hair down...
She might be worst than her brother.. Black widow, screw and a kill.
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Old 02-10-2018, 12:39 AM   #9
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Why any country would want to host the olympics is beyond me
It is prestige thing.

China hosting next winter Olympics because they are showing the world they are a global power.


In Canada the big thing about hosting winter Olympics was "its gonna boost tourism" which HELL NO it didn't.



BRIC[K] (Brasil/Russia/India/China/[Korea]) countries were projected to have massive economic booms in the first half of the 21st century. Hence hosting the most important international sporting events is a big step in demonstrating their growth/importance/prominance.

Brasil tried with Olympics and World Cup (When I was in Brasil, most people considered it a massive waste of money. Brasil have so many problems which could have been addressed)
Russia with Olimpics and World Cup
China with multiple Olympics (2022 is next Beijing Olympics in 14 years)
India not quite there yet.


Korea not officially included, but we generally included them in our Poli Sci courses.

Basically its a measuring contest who has the most money to blow.
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She might be worst than her brother.. Black widow, screw and a kill.
Yeah that's what my wife told me.
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