The ADlympics


I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics and it was great. There was a strange issue that kept bugging me a bit though. I was wondering if anyone else noticed this too. They would announce a country and then point out some person on the team and say, "this dude is actually a dual citizen of said country and more than likely has never even set foot there. He lived and trained in Canada his whole life, a million miles from said country." There appeared to be ringers who were able to technically claim some connection to a country in order to be in the Olympics. This type of story continued to repeat itself throughout the games. I guess as long as the athlete looks good holding the Hostess Twinkie for the tv commercial, it's all on the up and up. I myself like the athletes who are actually from the country they represent.
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