Olympic Flame Ignition

Submitted by: piperfawn 4 years ago Sports

The sweetest sporting event is coming--the Summer Olympics in London: bathing suits, beach volleyball and bathing suits.
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Male 116
We stopped having pagan ceremonies two around thousand years ago. Now, in order to impress a bunch of foreigners (you guys) and achieve self importance in the eyes of the world, and of course to be an integral part of these new and very horrible olympics we resucitate this crap ceremony. Yep. Moving forward in the world.
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Male 12,365
[quote]And being England it will piss down with rain every day.[/quote]

Only at apparently random intervals for apparently random lengths of time. The weather here isn`t as predictable as "piss down with rain every day".

So instead of boring timings like "This event will start at 1500", events will have timings like "This event will start some time between 1400 and 1600, whenever it looks like there will be a bit of time between rain showers". Much more interesting!
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Male 7,775
And being England it will piss down with rain every day.
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Male 10,339
The torch looks stupid this time.
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Male 50
Please tell me this is a spoof? It`s god -awful-!
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Male 226
haters gonna hate
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Male 554
That was the lamest crap ever!
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Male 735
when i go to greece it better still be like it was in BCs or i`m gonna be very dissapointed!
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Male 7
@ Draculya
"They can still afford fire?"

NO! This is the only way to light a fire for free. Here in Greece, after the crisis occurred we all got one of these parabolic mirrors. This, and a chick like those representing the estiades (vestal virgins) you see at the ceremony (which of course are far from virgins) as they know how to light the torch. Usually it takes time but it`s environmentally friendly.
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Male 12,365
[quote]Wasn`t this done naked originally?
They should do it that way.[/quote]

That`s a good point. Tradition is important.

Although the focus on Zeus and the other gods might not go down well with everyone nowadays. Nor would excluding women from everything other than races (in the original olympic games, all the other events were about combat and ancient Greece didn`t allow female warriors). Come to think of it, it wouldn`t go down well today to have fighting events so dangerous that it was necessary to add a rule stating that if you killed your opponent you lost the fight.

I wonder how many people would compete for the original prize, too - free meals for a year and nobody mattered apart from the winner.
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Male 37,914

Wasn`t this done naked originally?
They should do it that way.
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Male 14,775
They can still afford fire?
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Male 303
Also why do it in a field if their not going to dress in an historically accurate manner?


Or have the Greeks burnt all the stadiums down?
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Male 303
Bathing suits?!?!? You`ve never been to England OP have you. It will rain all drating summer, just to troll us during a drought.
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Male 307
God damn cameras... >_>
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Male 5,019
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