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It's the Olympics. You're driving in London.

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Shitty Olympics can f*ck off

Don't give a sh*t about most of the events

Olympic rIngs yeah

Rings, torch have ties to Hitler's Nazi propaganda

The symbols

By William J. Kole

The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece - The most beloved emblems of the modern Olympics have a decidedly dark past.

The torch relay that culminates in the ceremonial lighting of the flame at Olympic stadium was ordered by Adolf Hitler, who tried to turn the 1936 Berlin Games into a celebration of the Third Reich.

And it was Hitler's Nazi propaganda machine that popularized the five interlocking rings as the symbol of the Games.

Today, both are universally recognized icons of the Olympics. But historians say neither had much, if anything, to do with the Games born centuries ago in Ancient Olympia.

"The torch relay is so ingrained in the modern choreography that most people today assume it was a revival of a pagan tradition - unaware that it was actually concocted for Hitler's Games in Berlin," author Tony Perrottet writes in a new book, The Naked Olympics.

A sacred flame did burn 24 hours a day at Olympia. And relay racers passed a torch to light a sacrificial cauldron at some other ancient festivals. But the ancient Greeks opened their Olympics by word of mouth, sending heralds - not torchbearers - running through the streets.

The modern tradition of spiriting the Olympic torch to the main stadium didn't become a fixture of the Games until 1936, when a 12-day run opened the Games in Berlin.

The Olympic rings, another universally recognized symbol of the games since they made their debut in 1920 at Antwerp, Belgium, have their own Nazi connection.

Originally, they were designed in 1913 by Pierre de Coubertin, founder of the IOC and father of the modern Olympic movement, for a 1914 World Olympic Congress in Paris. They were supposed to symbolize the first five Olympics, but the congress disbanded when Archduke Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated in Sarajevo, triggering World War I.

Leni Riefenstahl, the Olympia filmmaker who also chronicled Hitler's rise to power, had the rings carved into a stone altar at the ancient Greek city of Delphi, spawning the myth that they were a symbol dating more than two millennia.

With Hitler's influence, the rings became part of the Nazi pageantry at Berlin - and they've come to symbolize the Olympics ever since.

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just cos it was hitlers idea doesnt mean its wrong or supporting him and his party

amongst his crazy ideas and views there were a couple which were pretty good and made sense

like killing the jews (joke)

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if anyone has watched the jesse owens docu or anything about the games in berlin know that the people in berlin loved him.... was a massive star and mobbed on the streets like bolt is now (obviously on a much smaller scale as there was no live tv/marketing etc...)

the guy among other black athletes were stars in nazi germany and second class citezens in the USA

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amongst his crazy ideas and views there were a couple which were pretty good and made sense

like killing the jews (joke)

Your an idiot for joking about mass killing a group of people, do you joke about slavery too?

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amongst his crazy ideas and views there were a couple which were pretty good and made sense

like killing the jews (joke)

Your an idiot for joking about mass killing a group of people, do you joke about slavery too?

only when i tell them im going to grant them freedom

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just cos it was hitlers idea doesnt mean its wrong or supporting him and his party

amongst his crazy ideas and views there were a couple which were pretty good and made sense

like killing the jews (joke)

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if anyone has watched the jesse owens docu or anything about the games in berlin know that the people in berlin loved him.... was a massive star and mobbed on the streets like bolt is now (obviously on a much smaller scale as there was no live tv/marketing etc...)

the guy among other black athletes were stars in nazi germany and second class citezens in the USA

Exactly, Thun not everything needs to be discredited man

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

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just cos it was hitlers idea doesnt mean its wrong or supporting him and his party

amongst his crazy ideas and views there were a couple which were pretty good and made sense

like killing the jews (joke)

/

if anyone has watched the jesse owens docu or anything about the games in berlin know that the people in berlin loved him.... was a massive star and mobbed on the streets like bolt is now (obviously on a much smaller scale as there was no live tv/marketing etc...)

the guy among other black athletes were stars in nazi germany and second class citezens in the USA

Exactly, Thun not everything needs to be discredited man

Nothing wrong learning about the history of the games

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There is no way of getting to Bond Street without being affected by the olympic crowd is there

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

go get anal probed by an alien

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

go get anal probed by an alien

Them weirdo thoughts there

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

go get anal probed by an alien

Them weirdo thoughts there

Guy is a creep who sits on pof all day messaging fat, ugly, white slores

Allow even trying to debate with him thun

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

go get anal probed by an alien

Them weirdo thoughts there

Guy is a creep who sits on pof all day messaging fat, ugly, white slores

Allow even trying to debate with him thun

creep > indian

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He has got a point tbf

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these guys who think theyre so enlightened and feel the need to preach to everyone about their crackpot beliefs are so annoying

Go pop a pill dumb f*ck

go get anal probed by an alien

Them weirdo thoughts there

Guy is a creep who sits on pof all day messaging fat, ugly, white slores

Allow even trying to debate with him thun

creep > indian

A man just said creep > indian . f*ck*ng hell

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Posted this in the vid thread

Guy is a bawse

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nah

let me show you bawsy

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That guy turned into a bum

Allow provoking violence

Needs to f*ck off the dirty shill

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the worst thing is though i pretty much agree with thun on a lot these conspiracies

theres a small circle of families at the top who keep the money amongst themselves.... while the rest of us pay there taxes, work there jobs and buy the material things they feed us

its been like that from before the bible and really there is nothing we can do about as there grip on the planet gets tighter

its a crying shame that we aint really free and those we elect arent really in power

but there is not 1 thing any of us can do about it

its just best imo if me make do with the little crumbs they chuck at us and find things we enjoy and make us happy

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Lol some defeatist attitude

There's nothing one solitary individual can do but people united yes, otherwise there would be no neednfornthese people to exercise the powers that be whenever a threat to their power crops up

People credit these folk with too much power, we're not as free as we think by neither are we as in bondage

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Nah its not defeatist it's realistic

Wtf u an ur united people gonna do exactly?

Allow spending ur life gassed that u can do anything these are families that have run the show since the dawn of time u ain't changing shit.

Just enjoy ur life and look out for you and yours.

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