Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Does the IOC Hate South America?

Seems the International Olympics Committee is biased against our neighbors to the south. Elmer, a reader in Maryland, tells us that the IOC has avoided that continent for more than 100 years. Elmer wrote, "I live in Maryland and I am very much for Rio de Janeiro to host the 2016 Olympics. Rio and Brazil and South America hosting the 2016 Olympics would be just as historic as Obama being elected President."

Indeed. Elmer points out these startling facts, which he found at, to our attention:
  • Since 1896, the Olympics have only been held in the Southern Hemisphere 2 times.
  • Since 1896, the Olympics have NEVER been held in South America.
Amazing. The two Olympics held in the Southern Hemisphere were both in Australia. An entire continent avoided by the IOC.

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