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kateoplis:

America has refused the Olympic tradition of dipping its flag to the host country since…. 1908.

Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation’s leaders are seated. The U.S. does not.
When the Americans pick a flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics this week, he or she almost certainly will be advised to uphold a tradition that dates back more than a century.
According to popular legend, shotputter Ralph Rose set the tone at the 1908 Summer Games — also held in London — when he supposedly proclaimed: “This flag dips for no earthly king.”
[Photo: Mark Grimmette leads the U.S. team into BC Place for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Robert Gauthier/LAT]

Read on.


Wow. No words."why does the whole world hate us?", asked no one in America, cos they don’t care what you think!

kateoplis:

America has refused the Olympic tradition of dipping its flag to the host country since…. 1908.

Most Olympic teams briefly lower their colors as a sign of respect when they march past the box where the host nation’s leaders are seated. The U.S. does not.

When the Americans pick a flag bearer for the 2012 London Olympics this week, he or she almost certainly will be advised to uphold a tradition that dates back more than a century.

According to popular legend, shotputter Ralph Rose set the tone at the 1908 Summer Games — also held in London — when he supposedly proclaimed: “This flag dips for no earthly king.”

[Photo: Mark Grimmette leads the U.S. team into BC Place for the opening ceremony of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics. Robert Gauthier/LAT]

Read on.

Wow. No words.

"why does the whole world hate us?", asked no one in America, cos they don’t care what you think!

(via thedailyfeed)

#home of the brave #land of the free

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    America has refused the Olympic tradition of dipping its flag to the host country since…. 1908. Most Olympic teams...
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    Why are we so bitchy? It’s like 24/7 period.
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    Interesting….
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    The US living that thug life.
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