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Old 07-11-2016, 11:59 PM   #76
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Golf at the Olympics is pretty lol. Especially considering wrestling lost it's core status and was almost gone for the 2020 Olympics. I mean, wrestling is insanely boring to watch, but it's pretty much the most Olympic sport ever.
Golf is a very global sport at the moment with a huge fan base, backed by a chit load of money; not the same as wrestling.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:01 AM   #77
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It's either move to Montana or say hi to bowens.

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Old 07-12-2016, 12:55 AM   #78
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For most of the golfers, while they cite zika as the reason for not going, I think that's just for convenience mainly.

They just don't want to deal with the hellish ****hole that is Rio and are probably more concerned with the crime/safety aspect than zika.
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:06 AM   #79
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Golf is a very global sport at the moment with a huge fan base, backed by a chit load of money; not the same as wrestling.

Yeah, I mean I get it. The IOC is corrupt as hell, and only cares about money. Obviously wrestling lacks appeal, but the Olympics to me should be more about traditional sports and sports that generally don't have the limelight. There are other sports like table tennis that should be removed way before wrestling. Pissing on history and tradition is not a good look for the IOC.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:33 AM   #80
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I'm heading down - will be sure to document. Rio's been towards the top of the ole bucket list for a long time and I figure with 80-100k security personnel bussed in and transit from the worst areas cut off during the Olympics, it'll be as safe as it'll ever be (..famous last words). We'll see. Anyone else going?
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:33 AM   #81
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Golf at the Olympics is pretty lol. Especially considering wrestling lost it's core status and was almost gone for the 2020 Olympics. I mean, wrestling is insanely boring to watch, but it's pretty much the most Olympic sport ever.
UFC/ pankration is a very Olympic sport, but has never featured in the modern day games
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Old 07-12-2016, 08:43 AM   #82
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Golf is less ridiculous than giving a thousand medals to swimmers

Phelps is a sick champion, but lol at a sport that allow someone to grab 7/8 medals in different specialties that are almost all the same
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Old 07-12-2016, 09:43 AM   #83
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It's interesting that almost no women have withdrawn from the golf, they're the ones I would've thought would be most concerned about Zika.
no one cares about zika they just dont want to go to a ****hole when they can be on vacation

for women the olympics are the only chance other people are willing to watch them do whatever they do.
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Old 07-12-2016, 11:29 AM   #84
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I'm heading down - will be sure to document. Rio's been towards the top of the ole bucket list for a long time and I figure with 80-100k security personnel bussed in and transit from the worst areas cut off during the Olympics, it'll be as safe as it'll ever be (..famous last words). We'll see. Anyone else going?
I want to but timing and cost don't really work for me sadly.

I think you'll be fine, especially if you have travelled and know how to not be super stupid. Happy to provide any advice or tips you need.....I've spent about 3 months in Rio and 5 in Brazil the last two years. There are at least two active Brazilian residents who actively post here also.
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Old 07-12-2016, 12:55 PM   #85
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lol @ mosquitoes and not prostitutes being the #1 Vika threat. How can golfers resist these slampigs at a mere £9 for a half hour? At that price, you can't afford not to have deformed babies.

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Old 07-12-2016, 01:12 PM   #86
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I thought all Olympic athletes do in between their competitions is to have sex with each other? Gl to those hookers
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:30 PM   #87
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Lol at those geriatric hags

I guess their target market is British tourists since those women would be solid 7s over there
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Old 07-12-2016, 01:59 PM   #88
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UFC/ pankration is a very Olympic sport, but has never featured in the modern day games

you're gonna have people fight like 4 or 5x in 2 weeks?
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:03 PM   #89
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My gf and I canceled a trip to Costa Rica over Zika. She was more worried about it than me, but I could see her point.

Even though the odds are very low, supposedly Costa Rica is nothing but mosquitos - so you're either going to get bit a lot or not leave your room. It would be annoying to have to freak out trying not to get bit, or get bit and worry just a little.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:03 PM   #90
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There are at least two active Brazilian residents who actively post here also.

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Old 07-12-2016, 02:12 PM   #91
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we cancelled a trip to Mexico bc of Zika. if kids are even a remote possibility for you, that **** is scary. just not worth even a .1% chance your baby ultimately gets infected when there are...non zika places to go

Brazil, I don't get. it seems like a depressing place to visit BUT with cheap and plentiful ice cold beer. I get that you can be safe if you are smart and aware etc, but I just assume go to a place where that's actually nominally safe.
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Old 07-12-2016, 02:23 PM   #92
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you're gonna have people fight like 4 or 5x in 2 weeks?
olympic boxing and wrestling do it all the time

that being said, the intent to concuss and the effects thereof are the reasons commissions try to keep people from fighting every weekend.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #93
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Zika is a non threat in Rio for most people's itineraries. It's winter and there are no mosquitos near the beaches at all.
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:23 PM   #94
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Inland is different. But you ain't Ghana go there
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Old 07-12-2016, 04:36 PM   #95
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Aren't the athletes notoriously promiscuous? combine that with zika being sexually transmitted and this is going to be a disaster.
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Old 07-13-2016, 09:31 AM   #96
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It's interesting that almost no women have withdrawn from the golf, they're the ones I would've thought would be most concerned about Zika.
From what I read, Zika stays with men a lot longer than women.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:24 PM   #97
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Top golfers aren't going bc they all have millions of dollars already and play in at least 4 other tournaments a year that are more important to them. Zika I would guess is the straw that broke the camel's back
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:20 PM   #98
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Why the hell would they go play for free so a bunch of corrupt *******s can further line their pockets?
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:32 PM   #99
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Zika is a non threat in Rio for most people's itineraries. It's winter and there are no mosquitos near the beaches at all.
I got bitten in late May eating breakfast in my Copacabana hotel, don't remember if I got any more bites in Rio but I think I got some more in a beach town (Paraty) a few hours southwest.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:37 PM   #100
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Why the hell would they go play for free so a bunch of corrupt *******s can further line their pockets?
This is the real thing. Adding golf is a cash grab, for the IOC, and not the players, so why bother?
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