Skip to comments.Quota Madness: Call for diversity on US Olympics team wins gold for dumb ideas
Posted on 02/08/2018 5:15:45 AM PST by Strac6
Unless its changed overnight, the motto of the Olympics, since 1894, has been Faster, Higher, Stronger. It appears the U.S. Olympic Committee would like to change that to Darker, Gayer, Different. If your goal is to win medals, that wont work.
A USOC official was quoted this week expressing pride (what else?) about taking the most diverse U.S. squad ever to the Winter Olympics. That was followed by a, frankly, embarrassing laundry list of how many African-Americans, Asians and openly gay athletes are on this years U.S. team. No sport that we are aware of awards points or medals for skin color or sexual orientation.
For the current USOC, a dream team should look more like the general population. So, while uncomfortable, the question probably needs to be asked: were our Olympians selected because theyre the best at what they do, or because theyre the best publicity for our current obsession with having one each from Column A, B and C?
If someone is denied a slot on a team because of prejudice, thats one thing. Complaining that every team isnt a rainbow of political correctness defeats the purpose of sports, which is competition. At the Olympic level, not everyone is a winner. Not everyone gets a little plastic trophy to take home.
Sorry. Faster, Higher, Stronger still works better than We win because were different.
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Sexual profligacy, noro, and quotas.
Yup, gotta love these Olympics.
Won’t see TV.
There’s no such thing as “race”; it’s just a social construct.
In sports, this is obvious; merit wins, not color.
Medals are given for merit, not participation.
We need more men on the women’s teams.
Does this mean they’re going to demand more white people on the track and field teams??
I like it.
Looking forward to the majority of runners and boxers at the Summer Games being white.
So not only must teams be from different backgrounds, now each team has to have members from different backgrounds. They’re working on making each individual a mix of different backgrounds.
When every person is “diverse”, (can a specific percentage be far off), then they will all be the same, and thus easier to control.
They already OKd guys competing in women’s sports.
So that kind of does it for women’s sports completely.
Young athletes practice half their life preparing and dreaming of Gold...and morons like this try to lay some sort of guilt on them..
I refuse to watch the olympics because of the lack of short, overweight, 50+, white guys. Once they fix that lack of diversity I’ll feel included and consider watching. /sarc
What a shame I am going to miss it all.
The homos already have what they call ‘gay’ olympics & the actual olympics have competitors of every race, color, and creed.
This is so stupid, it’s insulting.
Maybe they have new events this year like:
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New swimming event: the butt stroke
I wonder how many deserving white athletes lost a slot via manipulation and bending the rules to get more “diversity”.
Gadzooks and Genral Jackson-- AND they STILL don't have any "persons... of metal" on the damn team either!
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