Strange Olympic rituals, from butt-sl...

Strange Olympic rituals, from butt-slapping to medal-biting

There are 7 comments on the The Campbell Reporter story from Aug 4, 2012, titled Strange Olympic rituals, from butt-slapping to medal-biting. In it, The Campbell Reporter reports that:

Why do athletes bite their medals? Why do gymnasts still wear scrunchies? And what kind of witchcraft are we seeing in a table tennis match? For most of us, many things about being an Olympian will forever remain mysterious.

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Dr Stinko

Hampton, VA

#1 Aug 4, 2012
Always wanted to be a staff member on the women's gymnasts' coaching staff.
Gotta say, those ladies have world class fannies!
I would've been a world class butt slapper (the medalists would've rated a slap and a nice cheek squeeze).
Ah.., to dream...
Desmond

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

#2 Aug 4, 2012
What I heard about the medal biting thingy is that whenever those athletes got their medal, and they are biting it just to confirm whether the medal is pure or not, especially the gold medal. But the officials has made a statement that those medals are not pure, most probably 98% of silver and 2% of gold. If you are wishing for pure gold in that gold medal, then you should probably get yourself a Kechara wish fulfilling Chakras lol.

“Jody”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#3 Aug 4, 2012
This is what I call over digging for Olympic stories. To say "butt slapping" is an Olympic ritual is stretching the truth beyond the gold medal for tall tales. Butt slapping far out dated the Olympics and I'm talking the Greek mythology events.

... and even older mythology,... I bet old Adam slapped him a butt the first time he woke up with a rib missing.
Mehtt Romney

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 5, 2012
Desmond wrote:
What I heard about the medal biting thingy is that whenever those athletes got their medal, and they are biting it just to confirm whether the medal is pure or not, especially the gold medal. But the officials has made a statement that those medals are not pure, most probably 98% of silver and 2% of gold. If you are wishing for pure gold in that gold medal, then you should probably get yourself a Kechara wish fulfilling Chakras lol.
Yet the news says winning athletes will be liable for taxes on $6k or $9k. There's something in those medals.
Mehtt Romney

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 5, 2012
off the trail wrote:
This is what I call over digging for Olympic stories. To say "butt slapping" is an Olympic ritual is stretching the truth beyond the gold medal for tall tales. Butt slapping far out dated the Olympics and I'm talking the Greek mythology events.
... and even older mythology,... I bet old Adam slapped him a butt the first time he woke up with a rib missing.
That's right. The actual "drill" is ordering condoms for the Olympic Village by the tonne.
hee hee

Greig, NY

#6 Aug 5, 2012
Love it.
Ritual Pharts

Buffalo, NY

#7 Feb 1, 2017
Phart slapping.

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