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The Ancient Women’s Olympics

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  • Jamie
    Jamie says #
    Ms. Meenee, Thank you for sharing this. As a Hellenic Platonist, this is all very relevant to my spiritual practice. I wasn't awa
Move the Olympics Back to Greece. Permanently.

 Caution: Rant Alert.


Och. The Olympics just haven't been themselves since the barbarians took them over.

Every four years, the International Olympic Committee—the world's third most corrupt international body (after the Vatican and FIFA)—rakes in billions in bribes and awards the quadrennial Summer Games to a municipality which then bankrupts itself building white elephant sports venues that will never be used again.

I say, move the Games back to Greece. Permanently.

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Canadians Take the Gold (Photo courtesy of The Guardian) 

Okay, so this is completely off the topic from what I usually post in this blog, but I am a proud Canadian, and like all Canadians, I watch when our team is at the gold medal hockey final.  It's kind of like Americans and the Superbowl.  I think it's a Canadian law or something.

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  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia says #
    And the boys did us proud too!
  • Ted Czukor
    Ted Czukor says #
    Yes, congratulations indeed. I was a Landed Immigrant in Canada from 1971-1973. I was a company member with the Shakespeare Fest
  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia says #
    That strikes me as a uniquely, and perhaps iconic, Canadian story. Thanks so much for sharing it!
  • Greybeard
    Greybeard says #
    Congratulations to the Canadians on the victory. The big problem I have with Hockey is that so many games and championships are
  • Sable Aradia
    Sable Aradia says #
    I agree! Fortunately that wasn't the case here. Also fortunately, the Stanley Cup is not resolved that way; it's overtime period

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IOC OKs Nude Paganistanis at 2020 Games

AP: Geneva, Switzerland

In a surprise ruling Thursday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) gave its unanimous approval to Paganistan’s petition that its athletes be permitted to participate naked.

“This ruling will no doubt be highly unpopular in some circles,” said Bruner Soderberg, IOC chair pro tem. “But the IOC charter is quite clear on the matter. If some countries can require their athletes to compete with limbs fully covered—not to mention with headscarves—then the athletes of Paganistan have an equivalent right to their own national traditions.”

Paganistani sprinter and 2016 Olympic Gold Medalist Aspen Moore said: “It’s something to celebrate, a return to the original Olympic ideal. Any runner can tell you that clothing constricts your movement and slows you down.”

As expected, the ruling has created a stir among certain socially conservative countries. North Korea, Saudi Arabia, and Iran have lodged protests with the IOC, but have yet to threaten withdrawal from the 2020 Games.

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  • Christopher Blackwell
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    Not only that but it would increase viewership, eve n of people who did not give a damn about sports. I am gad to see we have adva

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