Danny Yee >> Mad ideas

Displaying the Olympic Spirit

All competitors in the Olympic games should compete naked. This was how the original Olympics worked and it would stop events being decided by research -- those high-tech swimming costumes and running shoes -- instead of by ability. (I'd like to think an additional benefit would be to reduce the amount of advertising, but I fear mercenary athletes would just acquire Nike and Adidas tattoos.)

Arguably events that involve any kind of personal equipment should be excluded for similar reasons. The only drawback I can see to this is that it would rule out the event that has always been the highlight of the Olympic games -- the chariot race.

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