Skip to comments.Olympic athletes warned about wearing team gear
Posted on 01/24/2014 7:53:06 AM PST by Biggirl
By FOX NEWS - The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games' venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town, The Wall Street Journal reported.
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“Asked if Americans would be safe if they traveled to the Winter Games, Kirby said, “I believe the Russian government is taking this very, very seriously, and I believe they are applying as much energy as possible to providing security for the Games.”
Now THERES a direct answer! “Kirby for President”....
why are Americans over there ???
Why cant they train in the US ???
they are private citizens not soldiers or diplomats..
It’s all part of the Obama legacy, don’cha know
During our return from Vietnam we were advised to change into civilian clothes while at Travis AFB.
Homegrown terrorists at the gate were waiting with bags of $#!t to throw at us. Now they are in the whitehouse and permeate the DNC.
Because for a lot of the sports (all the skiing, and everything on the bobsled track) you eventually need to practice ON the course you’ll be competing.
The State Department is telling American athletes competing in the upcoming Sochi Winter Olympics to avoid wearing team gear outside the games’ venues amid growing concerns over terrorist threats in the Russian resort town...
They also need to be warned about wearing team gear INSIDE the games’ venues as well.
Have you seen the crap Ralph Lauren designed? It looks like ugly Christmas sweaters your aunt gave you.
And faggoty as hell.
And its ugly as hell.
I think the media is planting these scare stories to punish Russia for their stand against gays.
If Obama had his way, he would have boycotted the Games. So the next best thing is to plant so much fear, that nobody wants to go.
Aren’t they all wearing rainbow uniforms?
The people processing us through the terminal told us to change into civilian clothes if we were leaving the base or if we were going on commercial flights originating in SFO.
FYI I also saw the same tactics at RAF Greenham Commons years later when we were deploying the GLCMs (Ground Launched Cruise Missiles) there. At least the British added nude women to the deal although they were hairy and probably smelled bad.
Too bad they didn’t just warn the atheletes about going to Russia in the first place if its that bad.
How did Ralph Lauren get chosen to design the hideously ugly uniforms? Don’t think this had anything to do with it do you?
Finally, finally will the rest of the world realize the scope of Islamic terror? Sure the whole thing may be written off as the desire of a separate state for Chechnya. This simply a Russian problem.
If the Russians take a black eye over the winter games- what then? I may be overstating the problem, but the fanatics of Islam may be coming for the whole lot of us.
Praying that the wiser heads who have power in the Islamic world will eventually deter these psychopathic murderers.
You are right.
I worked for decades in the international environment and you could almost always tell by looks alone if a person was an American or European. Heck, usually it was the Americans’ that were the only people on the street without a piece of Americana labeling on their clothes.
The loud and swaggering on the street are usually German or Brits on holiday. Americans are most usually low key, on holiday or business.
I had friends who were supposed to be in the 1980 Summer Olympics until idiot Carter decided to boycott them.
It defines their life. I always hear them introduced as ‘The XXXX Brothers, they were in the 1980 Olympics but they couldn’t go’.