Monday, April 07, 2008

Olympic wrestling event starts early.

Well, between London and Paris we've had a great bunch of Olympic wrestling events to watch.

Some highlights of the action!


From Paris, we have this awesome combination wrist lock/shoulder dislocation move by Black Jacques Shelac of the Paris Gendarmerie on... hey, is she in Jacques' weight class? Possible foul there, we'll have to wait for the judges decision on this one.

Ah, this is more like it. Bobbie "The Crusher" Creel displays beauty form with this throw-down on Jimmie Protester, while the Chinese "Olympic" security officer in the blue and white track suit pretends he's not reaching for his pistol.Here's Jimmie going for the torch, just before Bobbie gets a hold of him. That's Bobbie's arm there, reaching into the scrum of Chinese "security" who are pretending not to be armed just as hard as they can.

From London again, this SWEET flying tackle by Bobbie "The Crusher" in a bout with Fu "The Boot" Man Shoe, as Bobbie takes Fu down off his bike.

BEAUTY take down by the Paris team, note the arm twisted up behind the head and shoulder under the arm pit. That's going to hurt when Jean Le Protesteur meets the pavement! Only fair, he's trying to swipe a lit torch from the one-legged girlie in the wheelchair. Naughty Jean!

Some on-the-floor moves from London, looks like Bobbie is going for a choke-out. Lots of blue suited Chinese "security" here, looks like the boys have successfully suppressed that reach-for-the-gun reflex in this picture. (Are chokes allowed in Olympic wrestling?)

Check out this great set up as Bobbie goes for the pin in London. There's that weight-class mismatch again though, the judges are going to have trouble on this one.


Finally the triumph in London, The entire Greater London Police force AND the Chicom "Security" team took on all comers, and between them managed to get The Torch through town. And that's what's important, the torch.

Here they are, shoulder to shoulder and looking good. Kinda brings a tear to your eye, don't it?



Leni Reifenstahl's not dead folks. Her spirit lives on in the Olympic Movement!

3 comments:

John West said...

You asked what the first torch relay was for? I don't know ...

J

The Phantom said...
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The Phantom said...

ohn the first ever torch relay, with the symbolic lighting of the Olympic Torch and the focused mirrors and the mystic symbolism of the Eternal Flame of the Gods and the magic by contagion of the relay torches being lit off the One True Fire and all that great Wagnerian mythos was...

...wait for IT...

...the 1936 Olympics in Berlin!

The whole thing started as a Nazi propaganda show. There's nothing Greek about it.

Kinda puts the wrestling in a new light, so to speak.