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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

These ain't Jesse Owens' Olympics    

Davis Phinney, ex-cycler, speaking about his experience at the Olympics with his son, Taylor (who competed in pursuit cycling):

"the reason I'm on such a buzz is we got into the Olympic Village. It's very restricted and even parents, even Olympic parents, can't get in there more than once. But just to be there in that realm where there are all these athletes -- it's like going to a superior planet. There are all these tall, sculpted, beautiful people walking around, and that's where I got the sense that these are Taylor's people now. This is his tribe. My tribe is the Parkinson's group. His tribe is Olympians."

That is creepy as all hell.

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  • That's kinda what I think when I see, for example, Nastia Liukin's father react to her gold medal in that "now you have honored my ex-Olympian memory" way. Your main responsibility as an Olympic athlete, beyond winning a medal or three, is to retire to stud. Go fuck a pole vaulter and make us more Olympians! Etc.

    By Blogger Jeff, at 10:05 AM  

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