Oh dear, thanks to Putin’s extravagant $51 billion dollar effort, no country seems to want the 2022 Winter Olympics. After a mass exodus there are now only two cites vying, Beijing and Almaty in Kazakhstan.
The Loon proposal. For years I have becried the wicked waste of money countries spend hosting the Olympic Games (both Summer and Winter). I don’t understand why they don’t build a global stadium in Greece for the Summer Olympics . The 204 countries who participate should all initially fork out $5 million each (poorer countries pay a reduced fee) to help build the facility. That would give them around $51 billion. Every 4 years a country is chosen to host the games in that “global facility”. Then we would have the poorer countries having the opportunity to host. The same could go for the Winter Olympics.
If the Channel Ten Network in Australia alone could forked out $20 million to have the rights to screen the Winter Olympics then surely some of those fees should help cover the maintaining of the facilities.
The Winter Olympics just got a rainbow of awesome with the announcement the Jamacian bobsled team have qualified. Unfortunately the dudes haven’t got a cent to their names to even get there. Sheez, I love these guys. Currently they they need $80,000 to cover travel and equipment costs. They have already cut the team down from 4 to 2 because basically they are skint. Oh for goodness sakes Disney, get your cryonic head out of the freezer and fund the boys, you know you can squeeze another movie from this.
Nodar Kumaritashvili a 21 year old luger from the nation of Georgia has been killed in a horrific crash during a practice session in Whistler, Vancouver. He bounced off the icy walls before flying into a steel beam after going break neck speeds down the $105-million sliding facility. The tragedy is sure to cast a dark shadow over the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics.
Psst Hmm, you would have thought there would have been padding over the poles, considering it is the fastest section of the course. Health and safety people, health and safety.
The winter Olympics wouldn’t be complete without the collectors edition ecstasy pills, branded with the Olympic logo, now would it ? Hmm, shame, that Dutch dude must be pissed! Oh but before you get too excited, the Canadian police have busted the drug ring (pun intended) who had branded the tablets with the Olympic rings. Blahaha and the real bitch is, not only are they facing drug possession charges they also facing the wrath of the Olympics committee for trademark violation. They are planning to sue them for not having permission to use their logo!
Psst Did you know the official name for Ecstasy? Methylenedioxymethamphetamine. Come on it might come in handy at your next quiz night!