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    USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I think it's logical. That's a brutally unstable part of the world right now. If anything we're to happen during the Olympics, you would expect athletes (Americans in particular) to be the biggest targets. Better not go around advertising who you are outside of your competitions.


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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I'd be ashamed of the team sweats too.



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    It's just a good idea overall for any American traveling overseas, even to "friendly places" such as Western Europe, but especially in places like Russia that aren't necessarily on friendly terms with America, to not "advertise" that you're American because it makes you a target, whether something simple as pick-pocketing or something more sinister. And it's not just wearing "the colors", but team gear, shoes, certain styles of clothing, etc. As much as you'd like to wear your ISU gear overseas, it's just not a good idea because you've advertised yourself as an American.


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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I think it is a good idea, if they want to live.



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I think if this is necessary (which it is) perhaps we shouldn't be there.


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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    What the freak is wrong with this world? Are we the only ones that have come out of the stone age (or maybe have not regressed into it would be the correct term). Why the hell would anyone in the world put up with this bull of murder and rape. God damn and America is the culture of violence guns and rape in the world according to everyone else. **** them.


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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by kilroy View Post
    What the freak is wrong with this world? Are we the only ones that have come out of the stone age (or maybe have not regressed into it would be the correct term). Why the hell would anyone in the world put up with this bull of murder and rape. God damn and America is the culture of violence guns and rape in the world according to everyone else. **** them.
    THIS^^^^! What's next.....everytime we win an event....we apologize? Are they going to wear the colors, play the anthem and show the flag during medal ceramonies? **** them is correct!



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    This is what US military personnel stationed abroad has been doing for years. It only makes sense.



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    What a sad note on where they are having the Olympics this year. It makes sense to me, but why in the World did the pick this god for saken place to have the Olympics other than the Russians threw a lot of money at them?



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I love the Olympics from a TV event standpoint but practically speaking they should be ended.


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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    This is what US military personnel stationed abroad has been doing for years. It only makes sense.
    This. It's called being a "grey man." Here is a good article regarding the subject from a civilian contractor.
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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I would just stay home



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    I remember going through an orientation before studying abroad where you learned not to look like an American. Its important when traveling, leads to much less harassment.

    Hosting an Olympics is meant to be about "hosting" and welcoming people and having fun or promoting peace between different people, or at least its supposed to be.



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    Re: USA athletes to hide colors in Russia during the Olympics?

    If anyone asks, say you're from Canada hoser.


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