Here Goes

Friends, Romans… I love the Olympics a bit too much to not write about them, so in addition to writing here and here, I will use this site to share the best and worst of the Olympic movement. For today:

Best: Tommie Smith and John Carlos will be honored at the ESPYs this summer for their courageous black power salute during the 1968 Olympics. Considering the political climate surround the Beijing Olympics, and the fact that the Olympians are being encouraged to not speak their mind at this summer’s Games, we need every reminder of the potential impact that Olympians can have on the world.

Worst: Marketing representatives of the Beijing Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games are holding a press conference on their efforts to stop ambush marketing. Look, I understand the importance on branding, and the fact that sponsors should not have their efforts cheapened by Manny’s TV World having an Olympic Blowout! But a press conference to talk about it?


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