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kropotkin1951
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posted 18 August 2008 02:26 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Watching the Olympics this year I am struck by the Visa ads that blatantly refer to athletes as Team Visa. Apparently they sponsor athletes under that name in many countries.

Does anyone know when they will start giving us the medal count appropriately. How many individual medals did Team Visa athletes win and how do those numbers compare with the countries that fielded teams?

Visa Rules

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Team Visa Beijing
Visa supports more than 200 athletes on five continents as part of Team Visa Beijing. Team Visa Beijing athletes receive direct financial contributions that may be used by the athletes to pay for their training and travel expenses, as well as ongoing advice and support from the Team Visa mentors.
Personally I am offended every time I hear a Canadian athlete on TV telling me that they belong to Team Visa. If these athlete's training and expenses from when they were kids are mostly still being funded through tax dollars then drop the Visa ads and just call them Canadian team members. If Visa now provides the bulk of the funding from when kids get into sport until they compete at an Olympics then lets just drop the Team Canada facade.

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Le Téléspectateur
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posted 18 August 2008 02:39 PM      Profile for Le Téléspectateur     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What's the continent that Visa doesn't support? (or are they using the less racist 6 continent model?)

The Olympics are a sham. Who cares if it's team Visa or team Canada?


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kropotkin1951
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posted 18 August 2008 02:45 PM      Profile for kropotkin1951   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I agree that it is a sham they are the corporate games. It is just they have never dared be this blatant. Vancouver 2010 will be even more corporate controlled given this governments ideology.
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Robespierre
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posted 18 August 2008 02:51 PM      Profile for Robespierre     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The ancient Greeks would go to war with VISA, for honor's sake.
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