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The 2012 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXX Olympiad and informally as London 2012, will be held in London from July 27 through August 12. This makes London the first city to host the Games three times - the previous occasions being in 1908 and 1948. The Olympic Games have pagan origins; the torch relay was first used for the 1936 Summer Olympic Games in Nazi Berlin. During the Modern Olympic Games, the pagan origins of the Olympics have been replaced by faith-based achievement by the participating athletes.

Athletes from 204 National Olympic Committees will be participating.[1]

Sports contests having the greatest political interest are:

Sport Political issue Answer
Multiple How many athletes will be unfairly expelled based on liberal censorship of their free speech? One athlete -- Greek triple-jumper Voula Papachristou -- was expelled from the Greek National team before it officially opened based on a one-sentence joke about immigration, even though she apologized. The joke in question was this from her Twitter: "With so many Africans in Greece, the West Nile mosquitoes will be getting home food!!!" It should be noted that Papachristou apologized for the tweet.

In addition to the Greek Olympic Commitee's decision on Papachristou, the IOC's own twitter-use policy has been criticized for hindering free speech. The policy, which is claimed to protect the IOC's commercial rights, goes as far as to prevent athletes from "reporting on events". According to The Globe and Mail, even a tweet such as "Won our games against China, USA. Next up, the Brazilians," could get an athlete expelled from the Games without notice. However, in Papachristou's case, the discpline came from the Greek Olympic Committee, not from the IOC. As of yet, no athletes have been expelled by the IOC for this social media censorship policy.

Opening Ceremonies Will Overrated Sports Star David Beckham be selected to light the Olympic cauldron? Beckham will "have a role" in the opening ceremonies. That role is unknown at this time. It is also possible he will be selected as one of the final torchbearers inside the Olympic Stadium, but will not be the the final one to carry it before they light the flame. [2] The flame was actually lit by a group of young athletes.
Multiple will atheist nations underachieve in team sports? In women's soccer, heavy favorites Great Britain struggled early but narrowly beat New Zealand 1-0 in their first game. Meanwhile, France blew an early 2-0 lead and lost 4-2 to the United States.

On the men's side, Great Britain, who was heavily favored to win their first game against Senegal shockingly had to settle for a 1-1 draw. Uruguay is currently in first place in that group thanks to their win over United Arab Emirates earlier in the day. Great Britain and Senegal are tied for second. The top two teams in each group advance to the knockout quarterfinal stage.

Australia failed to qualify for either soccer event. This was their first time attempting to qualify out of the Asian Zone instead of the significantly weaker Oceanic Zone, so this may have been a factor. They will, however, send teams in most other team sports, since they qualify from the Oceanic Zone in those.

Multiple How many athletes will do the equivalent of Tebowing after a victory? American Meb Keflezighi, who won the silver medal in the marathon in 2004, typically gives glory to God with the sign of the Cross after finishing a race.[3] TBA
wrestling have feminist Title IX quotas destroyed the U.S. team? TBA
men's basketball will selfless play by outspoken Christian Kevin Durant overcome ball-hogging by Overrated Sports Stars Kobe Bryant and LeBron James on USA Basketball? TBA - First game is Sunday, July 29, at 9:30 AM EDT vs. France.
men's tennis will one of the Greatest Conservative Sports Stars -- such as Novak Djokovic -- win the gold medal? Will Andy Murray of atheistic Britain underperform? Murray and Djokovic were drawn into the same half and will meet in the semifinals if both advance that far. The tournament starts on Saturday, July 28, in the early morning Eastern time.
8-month pregnant athlete Will the lamestream media report on Nur Suryani Mohamed Taibi of Malaysia, who is competing while being 8 months pregnant, or does that send too pro-life of a message?
women's soccer ranked #1 and won the gold in the last two Olympics, most recently with a foreign coach. Now that this U.S. team is politically correct, will it underachieve?[4] Major rivals will be Japan, Brazil and France. Overcame an early 2-0 deficit to beat France 4-2 in their first game. Two remaining group stage games against North Korea (known officially as Democratic People's Republic of Korea for Olympic purposes) and Colombia. Top two in each group, plus the two best third place teams (out of 3 groups) advance to the quarterfinals.
Gun events Will the lamestream media downplay the gun events because they want to continue to push gun control?
Men's Handball Will heavy underdogs Tunisia overperform in Group A? Group A should perhaps be dubbed the "Group of Left", since the other five teams are Sweden, Iceland, and Argentina, where same-sex marriage is legal, and increasingly atheistic Great Britain and France. Highly unlikely they will finish in the top two and advance to the medal round. However, anything other than last would be overperforming. Their first game is Sunday against Sweden at 9:30 AM ET (2:30 PM in London).

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Nations that have implemented same-sex marriage









South Africa



Underachievement by nations allowing same sex marriage will be particularly evident.[6]

Nations that are increasingly atheistic

Underachievement by atheistic nations will be particularly evident in the team sports, where spiritual motivation is usually non-existent. Expect the atheistic nations to underachieve most notably in soccer, where teamwork is paramount.

Also, since Great Britain is the host nation, it may receive a boost in performance in spite of its increasingly atheistic nature. One should be careful to account for this when comparing Britain's performance this year to that in previous Olympic Games.


Expected Medals

There are many factors that contribute to a countries success in the Olympics (population, proximity host country, culture) and Gross Domestic Product cannot be used as a fair proxy, due to low-GDP China comfortably coming first in the 2008 Olympics and Russia ranking third. Below is how the Olympic medals would be awarded if each country earned medals in proportion to their GDP, which vastly overestimates the United States' performance.


The 2012 games mark the 40th anniversary of 11 Israeli Olympic team members taken hostage and killed by Palestinian terrorist group Black September. The Internal Olympic Committee has been urged to offer a commemorative moment of silence for the athletes at the opening ceremony. The IOC has rejected the moment of silence or any mention of the tragic event so as not to upset Muslim countries. [8] Sportscaster Bob Costas says NBC will honor the Munich 11 despite IOC’s refusal to allow it. [9]

See also


  1. Independent Olympic Athletes from South Sudan, who does not yet have a National Olympic Committee, and the former Netherlands Antilles, who no longer has a National Olympic Committee due to their dissolution, will also compete under the Olympic Flag.
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  3. http://www.letsrun.com/2009/nycmen1101.php
  4. A foreigner, reportedly a lesbian, was selected as the head coach of the already champion American Olympic women's soccer team in 2007, and in the following year that team repeated its gold medal-winning performance of 2004. Aren't there American, although perhaps not politically correct, soccer coaches good enough to run the Olympic team?
  5. Although part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Aruba competes separately at the Olympic Games. Same-sex marriage is not legal in Aruba, although marriages performed in the European mainland Netherlands are recognized per the Kingdom's requirements. Additionally, the territories of Curacao and Sint Maarten, who will compete as "Independent Olympic Athletes" under the Olympic Flag following the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles and the loss of recognition of their Olympic Committee, have the same regulations as Aruba with regards to same-sex marriage. Since citizens of these territories are also Dutch citizens, they are also eligible to compete for Team Netherlands. Therefore, they may have won some of the Dutch medals. In all three territories, the population is heavily Catholic and there is large opposition to same-sex marriage in spite of the Kingdom's requirements. When Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba opted to integrate fully with the Netherlands as part of the dissolution, the Dutch House of Representatives passed a law that will make same sex-marriage legal in those territories effective in October 2012. However, this law was strongly opposed by locals. Athletes from those three territories were permitted to compete as Independent Olympic Athletes as well. However, of the four IOAs at the Olympics, three are from Curacao and one is a marathoner from South Sudan, which does not yet have a national Olympic Committee.
  6. In the United States, 6 out of 50 states permit same-sex marriage (Washington, D.C. also permits same-sex marriage), and 8 additional states permit civil unions. Two states (including Washington, which had previously recognized civil unions) have declared same-sex marriage legal, but implementation is postponed until after voter referendums on the laws in November 2012. Additionally, in Mexico, same-sex marriage is legal in Mexico City, a federal district roughly equivalent to Washington, DC, as well as in the state of Quintana Roo.
  7. Since the 2001 Australians have increasingly answered "no religion" in the official census. The growing numbers of those answering "no religion" has coincided with fewer people self-identifying as Christian: Year Book Australia, 2008
  8. IOC refuses request for a memorial to Munich victims, EJU News, may 22, 2012
  9. Bob Costas Says He Will Observe Moment of Silence For Victims of 1972 Munich Massacre, WeaselZippers, July 21, 2012