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Thursday, July 5, 2007

Russia Awarded 2014 Winter Olympics

A little Russian sea resort town called Sochi won the bid for the 2014 Winter Olympics.

This "victory" for Sochi continues the pattern of ignoring sub-Saharan Africa as a potential host for the Olympiad.

The continuous act of purposefully and willfully ignoring sub-Saharan Africa sends a clear message to the millions of people living on the continent: We don't want you in the Winter Olympics.

Theoretically, the Olympics is supposed to be an inclusive and unifying event. A time to lay down differences and compete for the joy of competition. A time to celebrate athleticism and fairness. A time for the world to come together as one. Can you think of a more inclusive and unifying event than the opening ceremony of the Olympics? All the teams lining up and coming together in harmony and friendship?

Well, all the teams but those originating in sub-Saharan Africa.

The IOC's (and by proxy, the world's) continued turning of their backs to the prospect of a sub-Saharan African city hosting the Winter Olympics is a clear indication of the continued bias and prejudice still rampant in this world.

We at NOIS hope for and await the day that we shall see ALL countries included in these Olympiads.

And, we await the day that the IOC approves and supports sending its members' athletes to ski in sub-Saharan Africa.


Dave the Wave said...

admit it.

you are retarted.

Steven A's Cheese Doodles said...

they can hold the Super G on mt. kilmanjaro.

Henry the 8th said...

"mt. kilmanjaro. "

either there...or Mount Kilimanjaro.


Sean said...

Sirs -

You have already taken golf. Please allow us to retain the one equipment-heavy recreational activity we have left.

Whitey "The Man" Mann

Mr Telefone Man said...

how bout the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Blogfrica!

Greg Schuler said...

Wait, the Winter Olympics don't count because black people don't particiapte. Bryant Gumbel told me it's not a sport if there are no athletes of color involved. If Bryant says something I should listen and commit it to memory.

Greg, on the other hand, well, he's clearly sold out and needs to get the hell out.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Wait, the Winter Olympics don't count because black people don't particiapte"

Sir, we correct you: aren't encouraged to participate b/c the IOC has decided not to consider their cities as host cities.

This is just one of the terrible secrets the Olympics hides from you.

And, unfortunately, Mr. B. Gumble's interpretation was a reflection of how well the IOC has kept this mum.

Greg Schuler said...

I stand corrected.

But my world is rocked - Mr. Gumbel as an 85er is just too hard to take right now...

Chris said...

lol this is hilarious

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"lol this is hilarious"

Sir, yes. Bias against brown people in the southern hemisphere is outrageously entertaining!

ian said...

Doesn't sub-Saharan Africa go through summer during February?

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Doesn't sub-Saharan Africa go through summer during February? "

Sir, thank you for pointing this out.

It is yet another example of the bias piled on the original human.

Summer in the winter. Prejudicial biases of discomfort abound.

Andrew said...

When the Lesothian Ski Jumper Finally contends, I will be willing to listen.

Until then, it is of no importance to me the plight of Sub-Saharan winter sports.

Although I do hear the Chad Speed Skating program is off the hook.

nation_of_islam_sportsblog said...

"Until then, it is of no importance to me the plight of Sub-Saharan winter sports."

Sir, you are cold hearted.

(ahhh yeeaaa, a righteous pun!)

FragMan714 said...

WTF? Hosting Winter Olympics in Africa?

You can't be serious.