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Tell me this is a joke.

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Brendan, Aug 26, 2004.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    http://www.sportsbusinessnews.com/index.asp?story_id=38149

    In a far cry from the high-minded ideals of humanity and tolerance embodied by the Olympics, the organizers of the Athens games have warned spectators that they could be barred for taking a surreptitious sip of Pepsi or an illicit bite from a Burger King Whopper. That and this report from The Sunday Times' Mark Franchetti

    Strict regulations published by Athens 2004 last week dictate that spectators may be refused admission to events if they are carrying food or drinks made by companies that did not see fit to sponsor the games. ....
     
  2. Jazzin'

    Jazzin' ...Bluesin' and Funkin'

    WOW, never heard of a rule like that before.
     
  3. Sad sad world we live in.

    :(
     
  4. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    This is why people smoke.
     
  5. DubDubs

    DubDubs

    Aug 23, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Wow. The entire thing is crazy but I find this sentence to be the crazyest "Staff will also be on the lookout for T-shirts, hats and bags displaying the unwelcome logos of non-sponsors".
     
  6. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    *shakes head*

    Disgraceful. This whole set of Olympics has been pretty uninspiring.
     
  7. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    That cigarette damn well better be on the approved list!

    brad cook
     
  8. xyllion

    xyllion Commercial User

    Jan 14, 2003
    San Jose, CA, USA
    Owner, Looperlative Audio Products
    No kidding! Talk about ridiculous. If I want to wear my Accugroove T-shirt, then they better not get in my way.
     
  9. Mike Money

    Mike Money Banned

    Mar 18, 2003
    Bakersfield California
    Avatar Speakers Endorsing Hooligan
    It is a joke. Calm down, people.
     
  10. kserg

    kserg

    Feb 20, 2004
    London, UK
    Words of wisdom from mike :D
     
  11. Aaron Saunders

    Aaron Saunders

    Apr 27, 2002
    Ontario
    *shrug* I guess I should read the link before replying, then :O .
     
  12. leanne

    leanne

    May 29, 2002
    Rochester, NY
    Ha ha ha ha ha.

    Ha ha

    (bad...)
     
  13. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Okay.

    Proof?
     
  14. Adam Barkley

    Adam Barkley Mayday!

    Aug 26, 2003
    Jackson, MS
    Seems real to me :meh:
     
  15. Stinsok

    Stinsok Supporting Member

    Dec 16, 2002
    Central Alabama
    It is probably due to the US being the cause of their star runner missing those drug tests and forcing him to be in a motorcycle accident.
     
  16. vbass

    vbass

    May 7, 2004
    Bay Area, CA
    No wonder there's no one in the stands for the games. What a joke.
     
  17. Vorago

    Vorago (((o)))

    Jul 17, 2003
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Long live capitalism!