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The Liberal Olympics

Philip283 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 7:19 PM
Actually there are seven events in the heptathlon. If there were eight events it would be an oktathlon.
Alice153 Wrote: Jul 30, 2012 12:50 PM
Are you sure te k shouldn't be a c? I don't know a language that spells eight with a k.
yiannis Wrote: Aug 06, 2012 11:55 PM
"te k "? Really ? Well let me tell you : Yes there is: Greek . Trust me. I know ! I'm from Chios, one of the most beautiful Greek Islands.We spell 8 as "okto" ! So there !

Fans of 1970s Saturday morning TV may remember the “Laff-A-Lympics,” a cartoon spoof featuring goofy characters competing in strange events. With the actual Olympics starting this week, Americans will have the chance to witness many sporting events that we haven’t paid much attention to since, well, 2008. But before the real games get underway, let’s imagine what a “Liberal Olympiad” might look like.

For starters, we’d need to give an advantage to countries that have been victimized by colonization. Recall the immortal words of President Lyndon Johnson: “You do not take a person who, for years, has been hobbled...