Adam Piggott

Gentleman adventurer

Hey team USA, how’s that diversity working out for you?

The USA took their most diverse team ever to this year’s winter Olympic games.

The U.S. Olympic Committee says it’s taking its most diverse team ever to a Winter Games, an impressive and deserved boast that requires a caveat of sorts.

Yes, USOC officials are pleased the team includes more African Americans and Asian Americans — and even the first two openly gay men — than recent winter squads. But they also realize this year’s U.S. Olympic team, not unlike those of most other nations gathering in PyeongChang this week, is still overwhelmingly white.

Selecting athletes based on their skin color or where they choose to stick their private parts sounds like a winner all round. Although by its own admission their team is still too white. How positively awful. Why, those whities will probably just blend in with the snow and be lost for ever.

So after the first week, how are things going for Team Diversity?

10 medals to Norway’s 26. So, pretty fucking shit then.

Diversity wins again. And by win I mean lose.

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11 Comments

  1. Marck

    Norway has the population of a mid-sized US city. The Netherlands has about 1/20th and Canada has 1/10th the population of the US. Mind you, Russia and China are vastly underperforming considering their sizes as well.

  2. paul scott

    The Olympic games are crap, like TV, best avoided.

  3. earl

    What’s making me laugh more isn’t so much the diversity…it’s how much US grrl power the media is trying to portray and that’s what they have to show for it.

  4. RJ

    Super black speed-sk8tr girl finished…dead last. In every race.

    She should have stuck with swimming…

  5. Rob Sutherland

    So far zero medals for Wakanda

  6. Africans and Asians don’t tend to do so well in the cold? Well blow me down with a snowflake.

    As for the US medal winners so far, try to spot the pattern:

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/www.foxnews.com/sports/2018/02/18/us-winter-olympics-2018-medal-winners.amp.html

  7. eej

    America’s team looks like vegetable soup. Most of figure skaters Asian/Oriental/gay. Most teams you can identify their country. Scandinavian countries, blond, blue-eyed. Japan/China, mostly short, slim dark hair. America—vegetable soup. Olympics silly, lots of same coaches for two or three different countries. Also, many athletes compete for countries they weren’t born in.

    Worst part is having to look at/ listen to Johnny (Queer) Weir when watching the figure skating. If his hair and heels get any taller, he is going to fall down. He is disgusting.

  8. TechieDude

    I caught some of the skating, super-G, and trick skiing(?) when the old lady was watching this weekend.

    Saw Adam Rippon win exactly squat, for all his controversy. He was the only American skater of any sex with a faggoty teddy bear sewn on his jacket. He was the only male wearing what amounted to a woman’s sequined top. He looked like a woman and skated like one. I’m sure most of the normal countries were experiencing fremdshamen watching that spectacle. Or mirth.

    At least the Asians, and even most of the males on the couples skating, looked halfway normal, and skated like men. Not that I give two shits about skating. Anything subjected to judges opinion for score is not sport.

    I’m not sure what the trick skiiing event was called but the men’s competition was badass. At least up until Team US’ openly gay skier hit the screen. Up until he came on the scene I was enjoying some decent trick skiing, free of SJW silliness. Then this dude shows up with his family waving big rainbow flags/ signs. He finishes his run, his boyfriend kisses him full on the mouth. All on prime time national TV. He didn’t make the finals. Guess it takes more than queerness.

    But that was the final blow that lit me up, sent me to the patio to forget about sports, enjoy a beer, and play with the dog. I can’t stand the fact that we can’t have anything now without gayness and race in our face.

    I’m of the opinion that if you want to make race or queerness a prerequisite – then maybe another
    Special Olympics” is in order. Otherwise, team slots should be skill or merit based. We don’t hate that you’re queer, we hate that you’re proud of it.

    • Adam

      We don’t hate that you’re queer, we hate that you’re proud of it.

      That’s awesome. I might steal that off you.

  9. Antidote

    Piggot, y yo’ beez hatin’ on muh peeps n’ sheit? Evrabodee podah git along n’ sheit. Dee ice fagits beez fly! Dee White maing’s raycizm pull Shani Davis down!

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