OLYMPIC ATHLETES' HOMELANDS
What the hell is the deal with athlete’s homelands in the Olympics? I watched a cross country skiing event and a guy from Dallas came in last, representing Thailand, a Russian guy took second for Austria and a German guy won the gold for Spain?! I thought you were supposed to represent the country you live IN. If you have the choice to represent the country you are from, or the one where you presently live, doesn’t that foul up the spirit of the international competition? I mean why don’t I go spend a week in Botswana and be a ski jumper? I’m sure I could make the team. What’s next- if you think a country is “really neat” you’re qualified to represent them?
“Now on the downhill, Fritz Ramstein, who once sat next to a woman from Malaysia on a bus, now representing that land in these Olympic games.”