Olympic Games

No, no, no. What sort of an idiot thinks we should hold an Olympics here?

Laura McQuillan writes about a complete fool who has had a rush of shit to the brains and suggested we should hold an Olympics here.

Nothing says “we’re a world-class city” like hosting the Olympic Games?- but could New Zealand ever do the honours?

Actually, nothing says you’re are stupid like?even suggesting such a prolific waste of money.

Pulling off the world’s largest sporting event – whether the Summer or Winter Games -?is a lot of hard slog that brings mountains of debt, international criticism, and?often?not a lot of benefit.

But International Olympic Committee boss Thomas Bach reckons New Zealand?has what it takes to play host.

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Transgender men to compete against women at the Olympic Games

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In August two British athletes are likely to be the first ?transgender? men to compete against women at the Olympic Games. I believe that female athletes should compete against female athletes and that it is not fair to make them race against athletes who are biologically male. Cutting off your penis does not make you biologically female any more than identifying ?mentally as a female turns a male into a female, biologically.

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Olympics, Zika and half a million free condoms in a Catholic country

Obviously the Brazilian’s don’t think that every sperm is sacred.

About 450,000 condoms will be distributed during the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, three times more than for the London Games four years ago, the International Olympic Committee says.

Part of the reason was because 100,000 female condoms will be available for the first time, along with 350,000 condoms for men. About 175,000 packets of lubricant are also being supplied. ? Read more »

John Key fights dirty: dangles ?new flag at Olympics? carrot

John Key is starting to act desperate and pathetic over his pet flag project.

He should just give it up. It isn’t going to change and the more lame-ass stunts he does like this, the worse it will be.

A new flag could be draped around Kiwi athletes at the upcoming Olympic games, if the public choose the alternative.

The voting period on the flag referendum started on Thursday and ends on 24 March.

If the alternative?silver fern design is the victor of the referendum, the Prime Minister confirmed it would be ready to be waved at the ?Rio de Janeiro Olympic games in August.

If the flag was changed?it would not happen instantly, he said, there would need to be a process and the Flag and Emblems Act would have to change. ? Read more »

Dodgy Russian ratbags

If there is an Olympics, there is corruption. If there are Russians and an Olympics there is huge corruption:

As much as $30bn (?20bn) has been stolen in preparations for next year’s Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russian opposition leaders say.

Boris Nemtsov and Leonid Martynyuk say the games are “a monstrous scam” and will be the most expensive in history, costing more than $50bn.

A lack of fair competition and secrecy sharply increased the cost, benefitting only businessmen close to President Vladimir Putin, they say in a report.

A Russian official dismissed the claim.? Read more »

Some people are never happy

I don’t know what it is about people, that they have to moan about everything. Take this spokesperson for the Tongan community carping about not being included in Valerie Adams medal ceremony:

Auckland’s Tongan Advisory Council says the medal ceremony planned for the Olympic champion shot putter Valerie Adams is an insult to members of the public who want to be involved.

Adams, who is Tongan, is to be presented with her gold medal at The Cloud venue on the city’s waterfront next Wednesday. Public tickets have been limited to 2000.

Council chair Melino Maka says the ceremony should be in South Auckland where Adams grew up.

He says poorer people who can’t go online or phone radio stations to get tickets are being denied the opportunity to get involved.

Oh whatever…it probably escaped the stupid man that not many of the Auckland Tongan community attended London for the medal ceremony either.

The Romneyshambles, Ctd

The #romneyshambles continues. Then there is the Mittconception:

A fundamental belief of Mitt Romney’s, based on mistaken understanding of an issue (one of many).

“Romney wants to eliminate President Obama?s Affordable Care Act, and stated that doing so will IMPROVE racial inequities in healthcare?! What a Mittconception – actually said that at the NAACP Annual Convention too!!”

“Mitt Romney says he’s unemployed? Dude, that’s another Mittconception. He has no idea what it’s like to depend on a weekly paycheck.”

More Union Scum

? The Telegraph

Once again we see the modus operandi of greedy unions who will take any opportunity they can find to hold the population to ransom.

Thousands of London bus workers have voted to go on strike in a row over extra payments for working during the Olympic Games.

Members of the Unite union backed industrial action by more than nine to one, raising the prospect of crippling walkouts during the London 2012 Games, which start in the capital next month.

The union is seeking a payment of ?500 for each of the 20,000 bus workers it represents in London, pointing out that other transport employees are being paid a premium for being on duty during the event.

The union will decide in the coming days whether to name strike dates following the ballot result.

Unite said it was giving the bus companies a final opportunity to consider the “landslide” ballot result before announcing possible strike dates early next week.

The union said bus workers were the only London transport employees not receiving an award for their extra effort during the Olympic Games.

They’ll be banning rooting next

? NZ Herald

…or banning the use performance enhancing drugs:

Russian athletes might have to be sneaky if they want to celebrate a medal with a traditional vodka at this year’s Olympics.

The Russian government announced today that alcohol will be banned during all receptions involving officials and athletes at the London Games.

Russian newspaper?Kommersant?reported the story under the headline ‘Stone Cold Sober’.

“Olympic values are not commensurate with the consumption of alcohol,” a spokeswoman for Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak told the newspaper, the?Wall Street Journal?reports.

Poor performances at the Vancouver Winter Olympics in 2010 has been cited as a reason behind the booze ban.

These Argies need the crap kicked out of them again

? The Telegraph

Thirty years and they seem to have forgotten the hiding they got. And that the British public will vote out any government that even gives a hint of going wobbly on holding the Falklands.

The government of Argentina aired an advert last night showing one of its country?s athletes training for the upcoming Olympic Games on ?Argentine soil? in the Falkland Islands.

The advert, broadcast on various channels at 10pm, prime time in Argentina, shows Fernando Zylberberg, a member of the men?s Argentine hockey team, running through the streets of Stanley in preparation for July?s games in London.

After watching Zylberberg train outside the Globe Tavern, the Falklands? most popular pub, and sprint past the Penguin News, the islands? only newspaper ? which recently published a picture of Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, on its website under the visible filename ?b—-? ? viewers read the slogan: ?To compete on English soil, we train on Argentine soil?.

The 90-second advert was broadcast on the 30th anniversary of the sinking of the General Belgrano warship, which killed 323 troops, nearly half of Argentina?s 649 losses during the Falklands War. It was dedicated to those who fought in the 74-day conflict, which also claimed 258 British lives.

Mrs Kirchner intensified Argentina?s sovereignty claim to the Malvinas, the name for the islands in Spanish, during the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the archipelago on April 2

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