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London Calling

Comic Strip Of The Day writes about Tom Humberstone's comic on the London Olympics:

When I first lived in Colorado, there was a successful grassroots movement to stop the 1976 Olympics, which had been awarded to Denver. It had nothing to do with sports; even countercultural Coloradans are jocks. It had to do with degradation of the site, economic costs and not letting the runningdogs of rampant development control the future of the state.

They didn't stop the Olympics, but they stopped them from being hosted in Denver, by forcing a referendum in which the voters rejected the Games, which then were put on by Innsbruck. And that was the goal: Not to stop the Games, because who cares? But to stop the Games from happening in Colorado, because they did care about that. [Keep reading]


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