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Nude Olympics - Athens 2004

Get back to the original spirit of the games
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If the organisers of the 2004 Athens Olympics say that all the sporting events should be performed in the nude, they could justify this by saying that they were reviving the original spirit of the games, etc., etc.

A clever side-effect will be that no one will notice that none of the sporting venues or facilities had been finished.

[Footnote: Greek male-only athletics were always performed nude. Spartan athletics were also perfomed nude, but the Spartans allowed women to compete also, lightly clad]
hippo, Mar 27 2004

(?) trust the aussies.. http://www.ananova....m_183957.html?menu=

been done in the US as well http://www.tallahas...g/greek_athlet.html [po, Oct 05 2004, last modified Oct 21 2004]

been done in the US as well http://www.tallahas...g/greek_athlet.html
[krelnik, Oct 05 2004]

Triple Ring Event http://bz.pair.com/fun/3ring.gif
Well, somebody had to do it. [bristolz, Oct 05 2004]

Streamlined Balls Streamlined_20Balls
Couldn't resist. But isn't that the spirit around here? [JungFrankenstein, Jan 14 2005]

Perhaps that what this chap should enter.
http://www.2012olympiccompetitor.co.uk/ link broken, what a shame! [Dub, Dec 09 2005, last modified Jul 01 2012]


       That's not a baton. +
thumbwax, Mar 27 2004

       From [po]'s link: "three-legged races".
FarmerJohn, Mar 27 2004

       The original games were nude, true, but women weren’t allowed to watch.
ldischler, Mar 27 2004

       and if you make the spectators be nude as well you'll solve the security problem
theircompetitor, Mar 27 2004

       I don't even want to think about the five-man bobsled...
Eugene, Mar 27 2004

       force yourself :)
po, Mar 27 2004

       Hard for the guys too - those things aren't prehensile, you know!
DrCurry, Mar 27 2004

       Girls don't compete in the rings.
bristolz, Mar 27 2004

       Pardon my assumption--I merely thought that this would prove so popular that the idea would carry over to the winter games. Plus I don't really keep track of which season of the games we're on.
Eugene, Mar 27 2004

       Most winter sports would not be pleasant naked (at least for the competitors). I think it might actually be more comfortable competing naked in the summer. Plus the weightlessness involved in the pole vault may be interesting to watch.
Worldgineer, Mar 27 2004

       Granted. That and the gymnastics.
Eugene, Mar 27 2004

       <reverie> Synchronised swimming... </reverie>
hippo, Mar 28 2004

bristolz, Mar 28 2004

       If [bris] were to illustrate her ?, we'd know for sure.
FarmerJohn, Mar 28 2004

       It was in response to [tsuka]. Thanks for filling me in.   

       ascii 0179 is my illustration for [FJ].
bristolz, Mar 28 2004

       No question about it.
FarmerJohn, Mar 28 2004

       Wouldn't the hurdles involve 8 men all shouting   

       'ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch, ouch'   

britboy, Mar 29 2004

       (My first [bris] idea illustration!)
hippo, Mar 30 2004

       I think the men's pommel horse would be amusing....
squeak, Mar 30 2004

       Yeah. You got cheated [hippo].
bristolz, Mar 30 2004

       I am not sure about Greco Roman wrestling though. It may just end up becoming a spectator sport.
PainOCommonSense, Mar 30 2004

       Did someone say pole vault?
K-trein, Mar 30 2004

pjd, Apr 02 2004

       But it would never get shown until about 11 at night? Also, I like clothes! (yes... I'm a kill joy but - )
Ossalisc, Apr 02 2004

       Would rhythmic gymnastics involve the crowd tipping the gymnasts?
DonBirnam, Apr 02 2004

       But they're eight years old!! [Don]
TerranFury, Apr 03 2004

       It would be illegal.   

       Many competitors are under 18.
Cornell_Student, Apr 04 2004

       Pool water is about 26 degrees centigrade. That's cold. I do not have to illustrate the effects of cold water, though I can say the members of the members of the men's swim team might be ridiculed.
WordUp, Aug 15 2004

       //Pool water is about 26 degrees centigrade. That's cold. I do not have to illustrate the effects of cold water//   

       Might decrease the drag?
Klaatu, Aug 15 2004

       I cant imagine nude wrestling, that would be just gross, all that u would have to do is grab the guys bare nuts really hard and u win.
doochrag, Jan 13 2005

       Clearly, wrestling is one of the most ancient of Olympic events and was performed by 'Jocks' (No 'Och Aye' jokes!) in the altogether. As for the grab thing - why else do you think that they were greased?
gnomethang, Jan 13 2005

       weightlifting - eeew. 300kg men resting their jewels on the mat in the clean and jerk.
benfrost, Jan 13 2005

       "Well hello, one judge is clearly impressed by the freestyle gymnastics so far. I'm sure he wishes the judges didn't have to be naked as well."
Worldgineer, Jan 14 2005


neilp, Jan 14 2005

       We've got to do this in London in 2012 now.

So [Ian], you'll be renting out your house for some extortionate sum for most of 2012 I expect?
hippo, Jul 06 2005

       yep me too!   

po, Jul 06 2005

       The big way to get away from all of the illegalities is to claim tradition. Then watch as Fox news destroys the Olympics and the world gets set aflame... plus we can laugh at the male wrestlers and swimmers.
Kozi4361, Jul 06 2005

       I could finally do the pole vault using my own anatomy.
MikeOxbig, Dec 09 2005

       Hygienem issues.... Who am I to talk of hygiene though?
EvilPickels, Dec 09 2005

       or spell it.
jonthegeologist, Dec 09 2005

       I figured the more links the better
Dub, Dec 09 2005

       // I could finally do the pole vault using my own anatomy.
MikeOxbig, Dec 09 2005 //
No you couldn't.
gnomethang, Dec 09 2005

       gnomethang: you, um, speak from experience...?
DrCurry, Dec 09 2005

       No, DrC, but I hold these truths to be self evident....
....and I can't ignore friction either!
gnomethang, Dec 10 2005

       [gnomethang] only knows cause I slept with his mom last night. HA!
MikeOxbig, Dec 10 2005

       I dont want to see the bouncing wang as a result of a 100meter dash!
chivaking, May 02 2006

       I can't believe the Beijing Olympics organisers didn't pick up this idea.
hippo, Aug 13 2008

       You should start lobbying Lord Coe.
"Dear Lord Coe,
How's about letting them do it in the buff?
Yours aye, hippo"
calum, Aug 13 2008

       Many competitors are under eighteen, and no, that doesn't make it illegal. There are a lot of naturists under eighteen, and minors are not banned from nude beaches. Even in movies, underage nudity isn't illegal if it's non-sexual.   

       That said, it'll never happen.
Xenophile, Jun 30 2012


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