If Obama Ran the Olympics

Romney’s Weak Olympic Brag
Much has been made about Romney coming in and turning things around when the Salt Lake Olympics were getting ready to flounder. Personally I find such boasts to be silly. He didn’t really do that.

I mean, sure, he DID that, but he can hardly take credit for it when you think about it. Face it, he got there on roads built by other people, was the beneficiary of food he didn’t have to cook, slept in beds he didn’t make himself, etc. Frankly I think he’s a freakin braggart to take credit at all. If I’m a betting man he made his dog ride all the way there on his roof, maybe his wife too.

But let’s imagine someone else in his role
How might things have been different had it been Obama who got tapped to handle the Olympics? Let’s take a look at the events of the Obama presidency and apply them to the Olympics. Here’s how it might look:

Executive Order – Effective Immediately

To: Olympic Committee Members

Dear Sirs –

HOPE you AND all members note the CHANGE in rules below becomes effective at once.

Should  you choose to point out these changes are inconsistent with the bylaws, or that bylaws may only be changed by a vote of the Olympic Committee, your recourse is laid out in the paragraph below labelled “Protests”.

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Qualifying for the US Team

1. — Those wishing to play for the US may do so, and may NOT be required to show ID or proof of residency or citizenship.

2. — Those that unfortunately died prior to the Olympics may NOT be discriminated against on the basis of this status. They will be allowed to compete. Again, requiring them to show valid ID is hereby deemed inappropriate.

3. — Men will be allowed to compete on any women’s team, or vice versa, as refusing to do so would be blatant gender discrimination.

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Uniforms

 The shameful practice of allowing Ralph Lauren to outsource uniforms to China is over. Henceforth the contract will be awarded to a DNC donor, who will then outsource them to Finland.

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Judging Changes

Shooting Sports

 Only judges will be allowed to have weapons. We apologize for any inconvenience, but this is best for safety and the protection of all competitors and observers.

Timed Events

 In timed events the use of stopwatches will be discontinued. Runners will report their own times on the honor system.

Basketball and Hockey

 Teams consistently scoring higher points will have 30% of their points deducted and re-awarded to teams that failed to score at all.

Track

 In past we awarded medals to those with the fastest times. Studies have shown this placed some runners at a serious disadvantage. This year, runner’s times will be averaged to avoid giving unfair advantage to the swifter contestants. Medals will then be awarded to those that donated the most to my campaign.

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Security

To better serve those present — We’d like to announce we have purchased enough ammunition to shoot every man, woman and child at the Olympics twice or more. Further, we have imported aerial drones and MRAP battle vehicles from war zones, to preserve security of course.

Protests

In the event anyone protests any rule above, they may at the discretion of the president be indefinitely detained and/or killed. To avoid unnecessary alarm to others in cases where action is necessary, a wet t-shirt contest will be held simultaneously on the other end of the complex until the punishment is effected. *

* Yes We Can.

 

I’m Rob Jones… and I approve this message.

Chinese Zebras Win Gold

Ignoring the Obvious

Any time you hear hoofbeats cantering up behind it’s technically *possible* you’ll turn around and see zebras… but you can pretty much rest assured that when you DO turn around you’re gonna see horses.

The Chinese "Womens" Team
The Chinese *Womens* Gymnastics Team

Pointing Out the Chairman’s New Clothes

Mike Walker of Stryde Hax , David Flummenbaum of HuffPost, and others have provided ample evidence that the Chinese authorities for years certified the ages of their Womens Gymnastics team differently than shown on the passports that now conveniently support their Olympic eligibility.

Years of pre-existing docs are being jerked from the web almost as fast as they’re being discovered, but the pace of removal slows as it becomes obvious the ruling bodies hope the issue goes away, and could care less about the mounting evidence they’ve ignored.

Blame the Whiny Americans? No

Lest anyone suggest I wouldn’t say this had the ineligible players lost… all I can say is of *DUH!*. The idea of a level field kinda requires that even athletes of the host country meet the eligibility standards. I doubt those that consider it poor sportsmanship to protest this poorly concealed ruse would be similarly nonchalant had the US team taken Gold with ONE ineligible player… much less a team packed with same.

Blame the Chinese Athletes? Again, No

Do I hold the girls themselves at fault? No. They’re incredible athletes who are unfortunate to live in a regime that wouldve sent them to a labor camp for failing to play along.

Holding those Responsible to Their Actions

Blame the Chinese Authorities…
They sadly dropped 40 billion or so on the Olympics to build their image, but the image many will remember is a government that cheats for a few medals, then lied indignantly when they get caught passing off docs created in the Peoples Ministry of Photoshop. They wasted a lot of money if all they were gonna do is piss away the goodwill by backing a transparent ruse.

Blame the Governing Bodies: IOC and FIG

The fact that Rogge of the IOC and Bruni of the FIG have so far been willing to accept docs created by Chinese authorities as substantive evidence that docs created by Chinese authorities are accurate only proves that either

  1. Past problems with high level payoffs are still an issue… or
  2. Female Chinese gymnasts arent the only ones there missing sexual characteristics traditionally developed by a certain age.

The IOCs Jacques Rogge has disgraced his office. With luck, continued pressure will scare him more than the Chinese government apparently does.

Note to Mr Rogge – It takes a lifetime to build a good name. You can tear one down with a single act of cowardice. Surprise us by doing your job, belatedly as it might be, and hold the Chinese to the same rules as everyone else.

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