Written by j.w.
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Topics: Olympics

Monday, 6 August 2012

The foundation of the Olympic Games came with an Declaration: It is not the winning that counts but the taking part.

It came a surprise to the packed auditorium yesterday when the slogan displayed prominently for all to see announced: It is the winning that counts not the taking part

Several people looked at the announcement and thought something was wrong but a Sports commentator, recovering from the dreaded hysteria that affects these enthusiastic people, assured everyone: 'Of course it is only the Winning that Counts! Nothing else matters. We are not going back to the Bronze age or to the Silver discoveries in South America, nor are we going further back in history to the time when there was no winning or losing but just good fun. TODAY WE ARE OUT TO WIN AND FUCK THE REST.'

The Olympic symbols whirled, the Flags waved, the Celebrities smiled to the cameras and the athletes fought each other to the death.

'There will be no more taking part' cried the Media 'if you don't win you are NOTHING!'

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