Is This The Mouthiest Olympics Yet?

Hope Solo

Is this the mouthiest Olympics yet? It sure seems like it. There have been so many spats and mouth-off incidents, with the latest being Triple Leo USA soccer team captain Hope Solo saying of the Swedish team: “I also think we played a bunch of cowards. But the best team did not win today. I strongly, firmly believe that.”

Broadly, Sagittarius is “sport” and Saturn is, well, issues showing up. And it seems like whereas the Olympics is ideally an oasis of international camaraderie and competition sans global tensions, this time around they’re everywhere. Like the blatant statement made in public by Australian swimmer Mack Horton (Taurus) about Saggo Chinese swimmer Sun Yang and alleged drug cheating.  See here for the Washington Post’s slideshow on the controversies around Rio and here for (lighter read) the drama lovers guide to the games.

The next big potential for a snit is probably the double Leo fastest man in the world – Usain Bolt versus the Aquarius Justin Gatlin, in the men’s 100m.

To this day the fastest woman in the world is still (I think) the incomparable super Sagg Flo-Jo.  She was a quadruple Sagittarius – Mercury, Mars, Jupiter and Sun. What would she had made of all this? And, shallow question, how much does Hope Solo resemble her fellow Leo, the UFC champion Miesha Tate?

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AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

YES smells like Saturn-Mars in Sagittarius spirit! They tried to kick her out but she stayed on.

Olympic security tell Iranian women’s rights activist to take down equality banner https://www.rt.com/sport/355914-olympics-iran-woman-protest/

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

Swedish coach was her former coach and they didn’t get along.

Is it a case of when romanticism (for the beauty of the game) clashes with pure strategy ( do what you must for the win)?

Was it poorly phrased expression of an ideal being smashed?

or solo being an arse?

I just keep picturing a 5 year old screaming,” but it’s not FAIR!”

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

And then there’s the skeezy journo who got on a hook up app so he could find out who was meeting up with who and basically outed a number of gay athletes (who have not come out and some from countries where their lives would now be in danger as a result) in his online article.

I watched the sprint this morning. Remembering Flo Jos talons. Wondering why the only white chick in the race was getting all the camera time as they were readying for the start.

Jokerman
Jokerman

They were amazed she qualified.

Unicorn SparklesMM Member
Unicorn Sparkles

Got 6th I think in the end. Maybe the screen time was because of the lane she drew. maybe the camera guy was having a public perv. Either way, I was more interested in seeing the expression on the face of the defending medallist but instead got shots cutting back to her. ( says the judgy woman who would probably pass out running to the bus stop 20m down the road )

Jokerman
Jokerman

I get annoyed with that type of thing too. Show the sport; not the inconsequential bs. I am glad there is 3 channels so you can get, at least, one that shows a real sport. I cant stand “prancing with toilet paper” or “underwater dancing”. Synchronised swimming: Singles? What a fuqn joke. Why don’t we have “dancing” in it as well; or opera? I got nothing against performing arts. They are very clever; it is just not sport. Just put them in their own arena.

Ampersand
Ampersand

And Han Solo or whatever her name is. I mean, manners please, you are in the most privileged position and you gob off like that? Ew.

Love this quote mind you (from NY Daily News):

“British sprinter Martyn Rooney is apologizing for his crude, yet honest assessment after his disastrous opening race at the Rio Olympics.

“I ran like a d–k,” Rooney told BBC Sport after failing to make it out of the preliminary round of the 400-meter sprint, “it’s pretty much as simple as that.”

He’s a Aries. 🙂

Ampersand
Ampersand

I used to like the Olympics but then I saw how it drained the public purse when this country hosted it. Heritage building project? Community arts programme? Tough. It is all about sport now, and all about London. London and the sporting elite has lovelly facilities now, but the rest of us can’t get a game of squash without a formidable waiting list. I see it as another manifestation of the global ruling elite trying to centralise sport. I’ve got no issues with sport or sportspeople, think it’s healthy, but I do have a problem with nationalism, bulldozing favelas, the… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

There was much hand wringing over what happend with the Montreal 76 Olympics. The reason why LA 84 recycled their main stadium. Politburo subterfuge hid the costs of Moscow 80. But lessons have been forgotten bcos ppl who don’t know history will make the same mistakes. Voila: Athens 04 and Rio 16.

Only large economy OECD countries should run the Olympics. It is not national supremacy that makes me say that but sound financial common sense.

Jokerman
Jokerman

What is it in our national aussie astro that has caused our suffocating hubris? We had prognostications saying we would win 16 gold. We have 6; atm. Mooted golds in swimming 8. Achieved? 3. I don’t believe the bs about just participating. No-one, at the top of their game, says they are going to win bronze. No, they are going for gold. I have Mars Pluto cj. However, l believe we should be saying, we can put in world class performances without claiming the result before it ACTUALLY happens. My Mars Pluto cj is exact trined by Sat in Cap.… Read more »

Jokerman
Jokerman

Forgot to say: What is afflicting our Cap Sun?

Catcatcat
Catcatcat

Adore the Olympics, with or without the mouthiness. I will say, I just learned today that Hope Solo has been arrested for spousal abuse, more than once, and her trash talk of a winning team in an entirely non-subjective sport makes her look like the sorest of losers, and not someone I want representing my country. Good riddance to her.

As for the rest, I actually adore the Phelps Phace levels of underseige (undersea??? zing?) drama w/ Michael vs/ a shadowboxing Le Clos. Hilarious. Timeless. Meme-able.

Z
Z

I’m not closely following the Olympics, don’t endorse the bad impact it has on the locals, but a Puerto Rican just won gold and that’s so awesome.

MethinkyMM Member
Methinky

What about the amazing Simone Biles? ‘I’m not the female Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps. I’m the first Simone Biles!’. She is amazing – triple Pisces (sun, Merc and Venus) opposite Mars on NN in Virgo, Jupiter coming in to transit that Mars. Chiron in Scorpio – thank goodness for having amazing family to get her through a rough beginning. You go, girl.

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Mouthy lol! That reminds me of our dear Crazy Crone (aka MouthyMo) & it takes me back to my adolescence, when “mouthy” was the adjective most oft used by my superiors to describe me LOL that’s right, fuqers: #StillMouthy 😛

I don’t follow the Olympics, but I gather there’s a lot of finger-pointing re drug use. Let em all dope, I say, & then let’s see some truly Olympic-sized, super-human competition!

Lindsey
Lindsey

USA members are all about fame, ego = MONEY$$$$. Their only recourse is to bad mouth anyone who beats them. Note the 16 yr old Cdn who won gold in 100m swim. SHE swam over to the American who tied her to congratulate her but the American made no move to her. She was more interested in herself, her fame, her gold. That’s the American way, it’s not about sport it’s always about personal fame and money. Will be lots of negatives on my post. Save them! Instead, change your mentality!

AnkhRising8.0MM Member
AnkhRising8.0

Yes, the money… I think this single-mindedness is born from all the things we don’t have in the US: universal healthcare, paid maternity leave, subsidized child & elder care, pensions… It’s very “every man for himself,” & it turns many of us into… well, Dicks. Not all of us, but many of us. No argument from me, Lindsey: I’m here living it, & you’re not imagining things.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

It’s exhausting and depressing and it would be nice to snap everyone out of it. Everyone sitting in the stew, that is.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

Thankfully there are many generous, loving people BACK Stateside. When I was poor and homeless so many strangers showed me kindness.

If you want to see self-absorption and srlfishness, come to Australia. The whole ehalitarian friendly cultural myth is exactly that – a myth.

Annica
Annica

What you sy is true, but I think it depends on the sport as well. I was reading about the lesser known/watched sports what an Olympic hopeful has to go through and i don’t know if I could handle it. I want to say it was about a woman who was competing in some sport where she was not considered “traditionally beautiful” because she was larger build and just happened to be plain of face. She had such a hard time raising the funds to go to the Olympics cos no one believed her or even heard of her sport.… Read more »

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

absolutely agreed. The Ugly American stereotype does exist. Embarrassing. What happened to the coaches teaching sportsmanship?

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

Why did sportsmanship go out of style? I blame Reality Tv Shows for the mess we’re in. Sportsmanship, decorum, and class are timeless. I hope they come back in style.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

My son told me about the carpark and the displacement issues – he googled them while at school. I can’t with the whole “the best team didn’t win” BS though – that’s just a bad loser mouthing off and trying to pass of “strategy” to justify her nonsense. Like when the US was pissed off when Argentina beat them years back during a world tournament. It’s because they worked as a TEAM rather than a bunch of egos. But the USA ended up winning the next time ’round, lol. The Swedish team saw maybe where the USA team were weak… Read more »

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

THE USA vs ARGENTINA was actually men’s basketball. Stated for clarity.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Ew, her comment was so low. Delusional much? She probably feels entitled that she won even if she can’t hold the gold. Can’t stand people like that.

ICPlutoMM Member
ICPluto

After her tweets showing her wearing mosquito netting with the hashtag “zikavirus” implying she had to sacrifice herself for Team USA. Completely out of touch with reality and disrespectful toward the host country women who have to battle daily against appalling living conditions and health risks.Then, she issues a “half” apology just like the apologies she offered when she was charged with two counts of domestic violence after attacking her 17 year old nephew.

ElectroMM Member
Electro

Low Leo is the pits of the ego.

ICPlutoMM Member
ICPluto

Indeed. She must be planning a reality show called “Hope springs eternal”. 🙁

Jokerman
Jokerman

No hope

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

LMAO!
I bet she gets it and has a devout Right Wing following.

Scorpio_RisingMM Member
Scorpio_Rising

I blame a Reality TV Show generation of poor losers with no class or couth.
Take the high road.

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

I don’t watch them shits, though I respect the hard work the athletes put in to attain their dreams. I’ve lived in several cities where the Olympics have been held and all I know is that it takes a good 10 years for the cities to recover some semblance from the whitewashing, displacement and gentrification.

All I’ve been noticing via FB is Black women breaking records left right and center and folks calling out a LOT of sexist announcers. That tells you who I roll with, lol ;P <3

The Venus FlyMM Member
The Venus Fly

P.S. Flo Jo forever. Those talons were like friggin’ autoerotic engine vents for that amazing machine that her body was.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Flo Jo had a cloud over her career. Astronomical numbers in her recorded times. You just need to see times for women sprinters. Her numbers are freakish; tgat is all l am saying.
On drugs, Raelene Boyle was denied Gold medals bcos of cheats. Mack surely has right to say. There were shennanigans with Sun Yang over drugs.

The bullshit about ‘Green games’ in the openning ceremony is laughable compared to the reality.

Aussie hubris is alive n well.

Singapore boy who got Phelps signature 8 yrs ago beats him in a final.
Fiji getting their first ever gold metal is amazing

scorpiodawnMM Member
scorpiodawn

damn, i was always fastest at 100m at school, wish id been pushed.
i cudda been a contender!

Annica
Annica

Thanks for keeping it real about the Olympics Mystic! I have mostly been reading articles about how wasteful the Olympics are when cities build special structures for them that just decay afterwards. I have been following articles about algal blooms in pools, etc. Also a horrid article by two guys, none of them a fashion consultant or athlete or anything pertaing,,,making comments about how women in the Olympics need to wear makeup to look fresh and cover up zits because he doesnt want to see those. Like women athletes need additional pressure on what to wear or are even worried?… Read more »

PiMM Member
Pi

men like that are just blowflies buzzing thickly against the grubby windowglass of a deserted milk bar in a ghost town. we pay them no mind.

dizzarinaMM Member
dizzarina

That was beautiful, Pi

Scorpy
Scorpy

Gold medal for you Pi!

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

amen

Annica
Annica

Damn girl! Yassss! 🙂

moongoatMM Member
moongoat

love it Pi

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

I don’t know about drama, but I absolutely adore Fu Yuanhui. If I could meet anyone at the Rio Olympics, it would be her.

Jokerman
Jokerman

Too funny.

AlouettaMM Member
Alouetta

Honestly, I’ve been turning to clips of her doing whatever whenever the news gets me down. She has nth level adorability.

veronica
veronica

yep, she is reallly cute!