The Corner

The Olympic Spirit, Continued

Year after year, the bureaucrats behind the Olympic Games never fail to come up with new reasons to dislike this reliably repellent event. Here’s the latest example, this time from the Guardian :

“Spectators attending the Athens Olympics could be forcibly removed from stadiums if they wear clothing bearing “obvious logos of competitive companies to sponsors,” according to rules released by games organisers… An Olympics official said: “These rules have been written in a draconian way so that they leave no room for doubt. “What is our over-arching concern and desire is to keep the games free of advertising or any commerce inside stadiums.”

Except, presumably, in the case of “sponsors”.

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