On mutant birds and decisions on other people’s health

A while ago I discussed the marvels of the first interesting games for a while. By now we should all know that Pierre de Frédy, Baron de Coubertin didn’t exactly have at heart what the Olympic Charter states as the International Olympic Committee mission(s).

You can check in wikipedia, a beautiful long list of mission statements, what high goals for humankind! A small cup of ‘encouragement’, and a teaspoon of ‘cooperation’, but all in all, the most preposterous missions are the ones not related to sports itself: Continue reading

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On Olympic mascots and misled youth

Finally! Interesting Olympic Games on sight!

I barely remember Sam the Eagle (Los Angeles, 1984), but interestingly Misha the bear (the Soviet mascot in the 1980 games) for some random reason stuck in my mind until today.

Chinese population is about 22 per cent of the total, so I guess that 1.295m Chinese couldn’t have enough with just one mascot. Since we are a few months away from the games, I think that it would be nice to introduce you to this year’s games five mascots: Continue reading