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Old 02-15-2010, 10:17 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The Olympics are a part of today's culture. They bring people from all over the world to compete in various events in a competition. They're very important imo, and I support the Olympians 100%. I don't find it ridiculous at all they're getting some pay now, look at pro athletes and how much they make? Winning medals, and hosting the Olympics gives pride to ones country. However the whole native thing at the Opening Ceremonies was way over the top. I've lived a half hour away from a native reserve for over 10 years and as far as I know they don't practice their culture very much anymore. The native outlook of the ceremonies, was very beneficial and patriotic to the natives, but stereotyped Canada, and I found it didn't represent the country very much. I was basically just like what the hell the whole time.
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