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    flamming_python
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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  flamming_python on Tue Feb 25, 2014 8:22 am

    I bet that in case Norway/Germany/Canada/US won in the medals rankings - the Western media were ready and waiting a big ol' tirade and propaganda spectacle about Russia and how inferior it is due to gay rights and so on; harkening back to Jesse Owens, etc... etc...
    Got themselves a pretty nasty surprise didn't they Smile

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  TheArmenian on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:10 am

    The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics was a RUSSIAN TRIUMPH.


    Congratulations.

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    Post  Firebird on Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:30 pm

    I thought Sochi was absolutely amazing. Beautiful nature, facilities, events. Wonderful Russian competitors, opening and closing ceremonies.
    And thankfully no idiocy from Islamic maniacs or homosexuals. (Why cant those 2 groups be put together BTW!)

    The American propaganda looked really bitter and pathetic. A bit like the dork who didn't get a date to the "prom" and proceeded to bitch about the whole thing like some sort of suicidal goth.

    I think its proved that Russia can compete on the world stage and do wonderfully.
    If Belarus and Russia had their golds combined it would have been DOUBLE the American tally. So thats better than the USSR era.

    Now there is a world cup to look forward to (well, 4 yrs away) and the Grand Prix soon. Hopefully St P, or perhaps Moscow can get a Summer Olympics. The only minor blip was the failure of Yekaterinburg to get the World Expo..

    The only thing Russia really needs to do, IMO is try and figure out a better visa system with certain places. Then Sochi will really thrive.
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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  TR1 on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:35 pm

    Why can't islamics and gays be put together?

    What do you even mean by that? Good grief.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  zino on Tue Feb 25, 2014 7:37 pm

    Hannibal Barca wrote:Off Topic  Please zino give us a little intelligence about Italy.
    How is the situation there ? If you blame EU ? What Italians expect for the economy? etc
    Sorry for the off topic but Italy is key country. Thank you.


    IMO the topic is too vast to be treated here (and my English is not improving as I expected, thus making it difficult to deal with complicated topics). I suggest to open a thread about the upcoming European elections, the most important ever.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  macedonian on Tue Feb 25, 2014 9:07 pm

    TR1 wrote:Why can't islamics and gays be put together?
    What do you even mean by that? Good grief.

    I'm guessing he meant no terrorist attacks by radical Islamist and no media-stunts by gay groups.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  dionis on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:48 am

    macedonian wrote:
    TR1 wrote:Why can't islamics and gays be put together?
    What do you even mean by that? Good grief.

    I'm guessing he meant no terrorist attacks by radical Islamist and no media-stunts by gay groups.

    Yeah, I'd be in that boat as well.

    I have don't care one bit for someone's sexual orientation until they go and make an overly-public, in your face deal about it and scream for attention to it like whiny twats. Neutral

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  Firebird on Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:33 am

    TR1 wrote:Why can't islamics and gays be put together?

    What do you even mean by that? Good grief.

    What I mean is that these 2 extremist groups were the ones going to cause a load of grief for the Games.
    They spend all day going on about their so called "rights", but they never think of the rights of others.

    And that its ironic, that the only thing that unites the 2 is their hatred for Russia, and indeed traditional Western values, infact anything other than their own extreme agenda.

    Put the 2 groups together (ie extremist homosexuals and extremist Muslims) and you'd get absolute chaos. The 2 would prob want to kill each other.

    Which ultimately goes to show how bizarre the 2 extremist groups are.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  collegeboy16 on Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:39 am

    dont agree with comparing extremist gheys with extremist muzz, one is a nuisance while the other is a deadly problem.

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    Post  Firebird on Wed Feb 26, 2014 6:44 pm

    collegeboy16 wrote:dont agree with comparing extremist gheys with extremist muzz, one is a nuisance while the other is a deadly problem.

    Well obviously, its worse to be blown up, than have some fag blow kisses at you on his pervy parade shit.

    But both groups used outside forces to attempt to discredit Russia. They also attempt to discredit the West, and the vast majority of people who are against both extremist groups.

    The irony is that their "rights" claim is jawdroppingly contradictory in the extreme. So much so that they utterly hate each other, yet are united in their hate of democracy.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  Austin on Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:05 am

    [url=http://thecount.com/2014/02/27/putin-rewards-olympic-medalists-with-mercedes-and-big-cash/]Putin Rewards Olympic Medalists With Mercedes And BIG CASH! [/url]

    Russian Olympic athletes who medaled in the 2014 Sochi games were surprised with huge cash prizes and a brand, spanking new Mercedes!

    Russia gave all of its gold medalists in the Sochi Games $120,000, plus a brand-new Mercedes GL SUV. This led to a bit of logistical leapfrogging with athletes like Julia Lipnitskaya, who is only 15 and not yet of legal driving age in Russia. (She got a personal driver to go along with the car.) Silver medalists got $76,000 and a Mercedes ML, and bronze medalists got $52,000 and a Mercedes GLK.

    A total of 45 cars were distributed to gold medalists. Russia won a Sochi-leading total of 33 medals, including 13 golds. The cars were provided by the Russian Olympians Foundation, a consortium established by Russian businessmen in 2005. Russian athletes who won medals in the 2012 London Games received new Audis with personal drivers.

    For comparison’s sake, the United States Olympic Committee pays its winners $25,000 for a gold, $15,000 for a silver and $10,000 for a bronze medal. Kazakhstan leads the medal payment rate at $250,000 for a gold, but has not had a gold medalist at the Winter Olympics in 20 years.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  sepheronx on Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:08 am

    Why the hell a Mercedes? Unless these were ones made in Russia (which I don't think any are made their). Should have gone with Ford or other brands that do assemble/make them in Russia.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  TR1 on Fri Feb 28, 2014 11:17 am

    Nothing surprising.

    I would be shocked if Victor Ahn made out with anything less than half a million USD.

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    Re: 2014 Winter Olympics: News

    Post  George1 on Tue Apr 08, 2014 9:47 pm

    Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee Posts $140m Profit

    MOSCOW, April 7 (R-Sport) - The organizing committee for the Sochi 2014 Olympics and Paralympics posted a profit of around $140 million on Monday.

    The Russian organizing committee made money from merchandising but also received funds from the host nation’s government. It did not fund the major infrastructure and construction projects associated with the Games.

    “The estimated operating profit which the organizing committee received is in the region of five billion rubles ($140 million) and will go towards the development of mass sport in our country,” organizing committee head Dmitry Chernyshenko said.

    Chernyshenko said the organization had made a profit of between 1.5 and 2 billion rubles ($42 million to $56 million) on merchandising, while the rest of the sum was taken from a valuation of property owned by the organizing committee.

    The most recent figures for government subsidies for the organizing committee were published in December, when an extra $50 million injection took total subsidies to around $420 million.

    The organizing committee for the London 2012 Summer Olympics posted a surplus of over $8 million in its final accounts, while the organizing committee for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games still exists and as a legal entity and has not posted final financial figures.

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