October 29, 2005

  • Actually, this would spice up the Winter Games, in my opinion: 

    TURIN, Italy -- A downhill skier is led off in handcuffs after crossing
    the finish line for a gold medal. Paramilitary Carabinieri jump onto
    the ice and take away a bruising hockey defenseman or chase down a pair
    of ice dancers.
    It may sound like a goofy film script, but the International
    Olympic Committee is worried about just such scenes at the Winter
    Olympics in Turin -- and that has led to a standoff with Italian
    authorities over the country's hardline anti-doping law.

    Paramilitary forces leaping onto the ice to grab ice dancers and haul 'em off to the hoosegow?

    Now that's entertainment!