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21 Responses to British Athletes Told Not To Shake Hands…

  1. Profile photo of Buiadh
    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 2:58 pm
    Link: British Athletes Told Not To Shake Hands... - ...at the 2012 Olympics. Damn dirty foreigners!
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    woomanfoo Male 18-29
    536 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 3:27 pm
    Did you read the article? It states pretty clearly early on that they are not banning, or even discouraging, handshakes.
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    uatme Male 18-29
    1068 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    @woomanfoo lol its even in the title "London 2012: Team GB told to use common sense on handshakes"
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    31759 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm
    At the recent curling competitions here in Canada, outbreaks of flu felled many athletes. Many stopped hand-shakes (which is a long-held tradition) and went to fist-bumps and elbow-bumps & etc.
    It`s just common sense, eh?
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    lawndartsftw Male 40-49
    1811 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm
    @5cats. Confirmed, this happened....
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 5:34 pm
    Uhhhhh.....does anyone read these posts before they are allowed up... ahem ....moderators?

    Clearly says in the article they CAN shake hands and is encouraged.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 5:39 pm
    Get your stinking hands off me, you damn dirty human! Attar, Planet of the Apes
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    thatjimguy Male 30-39
    458 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm
    Uhhhhh.....does anyone read these posts before they are allowed up... ahem ....moderators?

    Clearly says in the article they CAN shake hands and is encouraged.
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    osirisascend Male 40-49
    3039 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 8:30 pm
    @ thatjimguy: I thought I was the only one who picked up on that.

    It`s quite obvious that neither the user responsible for the submission, nor the Mod that approved and posted it bothered to read the entire article.

    Fancylad... that is so far beyond fu*ked up, I don`t know what to say.

    I know you don`t run things anymore, but you should be ashamed. This is just...foul.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    I`m gonna go one step further... this entire website is a big piece of crap.
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    markust123 Male 40-49
    3876 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    What the hell mods?
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25405 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm
    This is just stupid... its riivalry during the game but outside it should be the athletes choice.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
    663 posts
    March 6, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    @5Cats ... elbow bumps? That makes me think of...

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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 12:13 am
    @Everyone hating on this article.

    When I linked it originally the article said that hand hsaking was clearly discouraged. Since I linked it the spokesperson has obviously clarified himself and toned down his remarks. Making me look like a douche in the process.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 12:48 am
    That is odd, I thought it said atheist instead of athlete until I started reading the article..
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 2:17 am
    There goes my dream of Japanese kissing with the gymnasts.
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    SirSparticus Male 18-29
    54 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 9:15 am
    @Fatninja01
    Totally agree
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    imnakdjumpme Male 18-29
    598 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm
    Were you surprised that GB has a hygiene problem?....
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    snakecharmer Male 18-29
    321 posts
    March 7, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    In chlorinated water?
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    icklevamp Female 18-29
    375 posts
    March 8, 2012 at 2:09 am
    They were asked not to shake hands but that`s been changed because it caused some sort of international outcry.
    But really, it`s common sense, you train for 4 years, probably more, for one day of competition, you can`t even afford a sniffle. If it was me I`d be hiding in a plastic bubble for like a week before.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
    257 posts
    March 8, 2012 at 4:04 am
    Of course our athletes would shake hands, it`s shocking to think otherwise. After all, this is probably the only front-on view most of them will get - the rest of the time they`ll just see arses disappearing rapidly into the distance.

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