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    Tokyo Olympic Survive COVID Games 2021

    Thread for the upcoming Olympics.

    So far the heavily favored USWNT lost an opening round match 3-0 to Sweden.
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    These Olympics are the most obscene money grab by the incredibly corrupt IOC ever, and that's saying a lot, considering recent history. Fuck the Olympics. Which something like 85% of the Japanese are saying, too, btw, but in a much more polite way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by From_the_NEK View Post
    So far the heavily favored USWNT lost an opening round match 3-0 to Sweden.
    Too bad that kneeling isn't a sanctioned Olympic sport.
    Daniel Ortega eats here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Too bad that kneeling isn't a sanctioned Olympic sport.
    or being an asshole

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanghew View Post
    or being an asshole
    Benny would get a lot of gold medals then.

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    I mean, if the athletes are going to be putting a spotlight on racism, Japan is a good place to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spanghew View Post
    or being an asshole
    Indeed- they have that covered as well.

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    Daniel Ortega eats here.

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    My family is 1/2 Japanese, so thought it would be cool to check out the opening ceremony this morning. 5 minutes in, changed the channel after the cringe version of Ďimagineí and the boring dance around boxes. Iím a little pissed to that they include surfing, but lump Hawaii with the United States. Olympics are dead I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Indeed- they have that covered as well.

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    Celebrating a victory is considered being an asshole now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Celebrating a victory is considered being an asshole now?
    I think the celebrating/behavior against that team during the 15-0 victory last World Cup was kinda gross. Theyíre awesome on the field, but I definitely get how they can come across as assholes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimmyCarter View Post
    I think the celebrating/behavior against that team during the 15-0 victory last World Cup was kinda gross. They’re awesome on the field, but I definitely get how they can come across as assholes.
    Rapinoe is holding the trophy in this shot, so I'm assuming it's from when they actually won the tournament, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitanokaseifu View Post
    My family is 1/2 Japanese, so thought it would be cool to check out the opening ceremony this morning. 5 minutes in, changed the channel after the cringe version of ‘imagine’ and the boring dance around boxes. I’m a little pissed to that they include surfing, but lump Hawaii with the United States. Olympics are dead I guess.
    please elaborate on the Hawaii thing

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    This thread delivers the funneh already. Should be gold in a few weeks.

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    Rooting hard for Haley Batten
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    Quote Originally Posted by spanghew View Post
    please elaborate on the Hawaii thing
    History of surfing deeply rooted from ancient times within a sovereign kingdomís culture. The only place this activity existed. Hawaiians graciously shared surfing with the world. Kingdom was illegally annexed by the United States. Prince Kalanianaole thrown in jail because of opposition to the annexation. He brought surfing to Santa Cruz and on to the world.

    Itís a complicated issue, but the deeper aspects of surfing culture values respect. I completely respect those that shared their culture with us. Itís not just a sport to some of us, but borderline a spiritual way of life. This comes from a sovereign kingdom and should be regarded as such. Even though Jon Jon and all have no Hawaiian blood, they still are born of the land and should represent the islands, with the future hope of someone with Hawaiian ancestry takes their place.

    TLDR: Hawaiians brought surfing to the world and the US annexation was total bullshit. They deserve credit for their culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitanokaseifu View Post
    TLDR: Hawaiians brought surfing to the world and the US annexation was total bullshit. They deserve credit for their culture.
    Okay, and why does this mean surfing should be excluded from the Olympics? Not exactly following your train of thought.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitanokaseifu View Post
    History of surfing deeply rooted from ancient times within a sovereign kingdomís culture. The only place this activity existed. Hawaiians graciously shared surfing with the world. Kingdom was illegally annexed by the United States. Prince Kalanianaole thrown in jail because of opposition to the annexation. He brought surfing to Santa Cruz and on to the world.

    Itís a complicated issue, but the deeper aspects of surfing culture values respect. I completely respect those that shared their culture with us. Itís not just a sport to some of us, but borderline a spiritual way of life. This comes from a sovereign kingdom and should be regarded as such. Even though Jon Jon and all have no Hawaiian blood, they still are born of the land and should represent the islands, with the future hope of someone with Hawaiian ancestry takes their place.

    TLDR: Hawaiians brought surfing to the world and the US annexation was total bullshit. They deserve credit for their culture.
    The Hawaiians stole it from the polynesians though

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    Pretty sure all the sports were "borrowed" from the originating culture, so the surfing thing seems misplaced. The US treatment of Hawaii, on the other hand, checks out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The AD View Post
    Okay, and why does this mean surfing should be excluded from the Olympics? Not exactly following your train of thought.
    Iím happy surfing is in the olympics. My gripe is having Hawaiians or those representing Hawaii under the US flag.

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    True. My main point is Hawaii was sovereign and illegally annexed and should not have itís representatives under the US flag.

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    If it was not "illegally" annexed by the USA, it would have been "illegally" annexed by Japan. What about the polynesians "illegally" annexing it from the menehuene? Stupid argument

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitanokaseifu View Post
    My family is 1/2 Japanese, so thought it would be cool to check out the opening ceremony this morning. 5 minutes in, changed the channel after the cringe version of ‘imagine’ and the boring dance around boxes. I’m a little pissed to that they include surfing, but lump Hawaii with the United States. Olympics are dead I guess.
    Dude it got a LOT better after that ghey "Imagine" rendition (got I hate Keith Urban) and the lame box dancing.

    They had 1800 drones in coordinated flight above the stadium, in formation to make the earth and all lit up. Then they had a pretty cool pictogram thing where people played out all of the 50 different icons for each Olympic sport. They had a Kabuki thing (look it up) that was cool and they had a pretty intense jazz pianist kill it. The torch thing to close out is always awesome. You gave up before it got good.

    and BTW, Hawaii is PART of the USA, so they didn't really "lump it in". Its, you know, the 50th US state. There isn't really an option to NOT "lump" Hawaii in with the USA. That ship kind of sailed about 60 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viva View Post
    Too bad that kneeling isn't a sanctioned Olympic sport.
    You'll gett your chance when porn picture posting becomes a discipline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mitanokaseifu View Post
    True. My main point is Hawaii was sovereign and illegally annexed and should not have itís representatives under the US flag.
    Scotland and Northern Ireland aren't in the Olympics as well. They are im the world cup and Euro cup.

    Same as surfing "countries"in the wsl.
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    The Canadians brought hockey and Timmy Horton's to the world after the British stole it from the French after they stole it from the natives and that shit is spiritual too, eh?

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