Thursday, February 02, 2006

Article: The District of Columbia Olympic Curling Team

I totally want to try out for this team...

It started with this: Remember the night during the 2004 Summer Olympics when the U.S. men's basketball team lost to, of all opponents, Puerto Rico? When the guys hanging out at the Adams Mill Bar in Adams Morgan got over the initial embarrassment of that loss, somebody raised the question: Why exactly does Puerto Rico have an Olympic team?

Turns out Guam, American Samoa and the U.S. Virgin Islands also have Olympic teams despite being territories of the United States. All of those places are represented in Congress by a non-voting delegate. Just like . . . the District of Columbia, which doesn't have an Olympic team.


This is the link to their site.

Seriously, if we're not going to get two Senators or even a vote in Congress, despite being the seat of modern democracy and having a population larger then Wyoming, we should get our own Olympic Team!

I think we could kick the United State's butt - not just at curling, but kickball, slow pitch softball, basketball, and anything involving guns.

Hat tip to Kos for the link.
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