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    USA voted out of Olympics

    What if the other nations voted the US out of the Olympics, citing their unfair advantages of more people to pick from, better facilities, etc...etc....?
    Just a thought..... is it a fair analogy????
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    Quote Originally Posted by XgradROCKdad
    What if the other nations voted the US out of the Olympics, citing their unfair advantages of more people to pick from, better facilities, etc...etc....?
    Just a thought..... is it a fair analogy????
    I'd say it would depend upon who you asked...but I'd say yes.


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    I am sure both of you sided with the USSR on its explanation their athletes just happen to be in the military, just never assigned to a military post - just to the gym. The amatuer status was still intact. Right!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XgradROCKdad
    What if the other nations voted the US out of the Olympics, citing their unfair advantages of more people to pick from, better facilities, etc...etc....?
    Just a thought..... is it a fair analogy????
    Yeah. And they did. Thats why in 2012, there will be no baseball or softball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    I am sure both of you sided with the USSR on its explanation their athletes just happen to be in the military, just never assigned to a military post - just to the gym. The amatuer status was still intact. Right!
    Do not, for a second, think that our military doesn't do the same thing. Being a veteran...I know first hand how many "soldiers" were just athletes for the military.

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    I don't think David Robinson touched a basketball while in the service did he? [wink]

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    From my understanding, there are a lot of athletes that come here to go to school, compete for our colleges, train here and then go back home to compete for their country.

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    Excellent point...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladiesbballcoach
    From my understanding, there are a lot of athletes that come here to go to school, compete for our colleges, train here and then go back home to compete for their country.
    Not to mention the ones that play in the NBA & then play in the Olympics for other coutries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    I am sure both of you sided with the USSR on its explanation their athletes just happen to be in the military, just never assigned to a military post - just to the gym. The amatuer status was still intact. Right!
    Amatuer status in the Olympics is defined differently by each country. The USSR had every right to determine their own Olympic standards as did the USA. In fact, the USA has become more like the old USSR now with corporations sponsoring athletes jobs and allowing time off to train and compete.

    As for the USA being voted out.............a more accurate comparison might be everyone voting China out after the next two Olympics because they have begun to win more medals than in the past, and in sports they had not previously, and they have a huge numbers advantage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverShadow
    I am sure both of you sided with the USSR on its explanation their athletes just happen to be in the military, just never assigned to a military post - just to the gym. The amatuer status was still intact. Right!
    I didn't necessarily like that BUT I would have never supported anything that would have removed either the USSR of us from Olympic competition. Remember how good the "Miracle on Ice" felt?

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