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The Olympics Will Not Be Tweeted, Vined, Or Instagrammed -- Or Maybe They Will

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Journalists who use amateur-standard technology to take photos or videos of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics will be kicked out immediately, the editor of Russia's state sports news agency, which is part of the Olympic accreditation committee, has reported.

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LKoSl J (130)
Monday November 11, 2013, 4:21 pm
You are strongly recommenced to use bottles throw into the sea. We will provide as many bottles as you want. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please also be informed that we plan to run the torch from space and light the torch from the Sun. We shall try not to damage the Space Station, however be aware that the Station burning may be a side effect, we apologize for that in advance. Thank you for your cooperation :)

Noted seriously, thanks Carrie

Mitchell D (104)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:18 pm
George Bush's buddy, Putin ("I aw his soul, and it was good."), is nothing but a modern day Stalin, and, hopefully, this will be the last Russian Olympics for a very long time.
Them culture had Tsarist rulers for ages, a brief flirtation with being a democracy, with Kerensky, and then Wanna-be Tsarist rulers parading around as Communists...not the Marxist type, either.
Thee is no cultural base for a participatory Democracy.
Oh, and we barely have that here, given Citizens United, and the way lobbyist money talks.

Kit B (276)
Monday November 11, 2013, 5:23 pm

Welcome the new Russia, same as the USSR but with a new name. We have seen this incredible paranoia before. I am just waiting for the announcement that Moscow or St Petersburg is now Putingrad. We think we have problems with the right wing, Putin has a monopoly on archaic right wing totalitarian ideas. I wonder if his dreams are sugar plums of Stalin flying around his bed.

SJ J that is so funny, but so close to the truth. Thanks Carrie.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday November 11, 2013, 6:54 pm
The very idea of allowing Putin's Russia to hold the Olympics reduces the event to a sad low. We have fight this. Thank you for sharing the news, and thanks for the great comments. Bush and Putin are two of a kind; consequently, Bush would see Putin as having a good soul. He and his administration along the their party, and the tea baggers belong in Russia since that is the kind of nation they want to create.

Birgit W (160)
Monday November 11, 2013, 7:10 pm
Boycott all the Olympics!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 2:11 am
The Olympics should never have been awarded to a corrupt totalitarian regime with an appalling human rights record.By doing so we encourage them to carry on as before.

Ben O (172)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 3:58 am
How can anyone even think of going to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics...??? A shred of courage seems to be too much to ask for...DAMMIT!!!

Ben O (172)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 4:03 am
BTW; -I really believed that many, many should boycott the 2008 Beijing Olympics, but we all know what happened, don't we...? 579 petitions didn't change anything whatsoever in any way, I know that much!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 5:36 am

Lona G (85)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 6:53 am
We should have boycotted the 2008 Beijing Olympics and we should boycott the 2014 Olympics in Sochi. The modern day Olympics originally started out as a sporting event for amateurs only. Nowadays it is held with one thing in mind only: money. It has turned into a circus to generate as much money as possible, human rights, workers rights, people displaced to make room for stadiums be damned, the officials are corrupt, but left in peace...

I see very little of the original sporting spirit in the Olympics, so we either lay it to rest or accept it for what it is and stop complaining.

Winn A (178)
Tuesday November 12, 2013, 7:35 am

Elizabeth M (65)
Wednesday November 13, 2013, 3:25 pm
Noted. In my opinion the Olympics should never have been awarded to Russia. They have a poor human rights record, and have held Greenpeace activists or over 50 days, and they still are adamant that they will all be charged and get jail time of 5 years or more.
But, hey, wow they took the torch to outer space to the space station, so they are out of this world (in more one way)!!
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