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  • Not allowed to wear uniform at olympics!

    So an Army rider made it to the olympics, Capt Geoff Curran, and then was informed he was not allowed to wear his uniform, same with any soldier competing at the Olympics, I personally couldn't give a sh1t if he competed naked, but what do other people think of the rule?
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    Who made the rule, the IOC or the Chinese?.

    Slightly contradictory if the Chinese imposed it considering there were troops in uniform on parade with the Olympic flag!.

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    • #3
      It is the IOC who makes the rules regarding what people wear.

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        Rule 51 of the Olympic Charter

        1. No form of publicity or propaganda, commercial or otherwise, may appear on persons, on sportswear, accessories or, more generally, on any article of clothing or equipment whatsoever worn or used by the athletes or other participants in the Olympic Games, except for the identification - as defined in paragraph 8 below - of the manufacturer of the article or equipment concerned, provided that such identification shall not be marked conspicuously for advertising purposes.


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        • #5
          Originally posted by Gasplug View Post
          So an Army rider made it to the olympics, Capt Geoff Curran, and then was informed he was not allowed to wear his uniform, same with any soldier competing at the Olympics, I personally couldn't give a sh1t if he competed naked, but what do other people think of the rule?
          I wouldn't wear my uniform, why would Capt Curran want to be different? The Olympic team has its own uniform anyway, so that should be good enough and the olympics is not a military event.
          Last edited by FougaM; 4 September 2008, 16:10.

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          • #6
            In fairness some of the other Irish competitors weren't allowed wear the kit they wanted to wear. There was something about swiming hats.

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              . No form of publicity or propaganda, commercial or otherwise, may appear on persons, on sportswear, accessories or, more generally, on any article of clothing or equipment whatsoever worn or used by the athletes or other participants in the Olympic Games, except for the identification - as defined in paragraph 8 below - of the manufacturer of the article or equipment concerned, provided that such identification shall not be marked conspicuously for advertising purposes
              I don't think that a uniform falls afoul of this reg.

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              • #8
                and the OCI should be hung out to dry for it.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kermit
                  Neither is the Dublin Horse Show...

                  But! the Dublin Horse Show is held in the Republic of Ireland

                  So an Irish Military Officer, who participates, may sport the relevant uniform.

                  Connaught Stranger.

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                  • #10
                    I definitely remember a Mexican Army rider in a past olympics competing in his uniform.


                    Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                    • #11
                      sombrero and blanket over shoulder.....complete with sam browne
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                      • #12
                        Do you not think that comment is a bit rascist?


                        Catch-22 says they have a right to do anything we can't stop them from doing.

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                        • #13
                          Well.. no blanket, but General Pancho Villa's close.



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                          • #14
                            Up until the 1950's, only army officers could take part in olympic horse riding events, in 1948, the Swedish team was disqualified and stripped of its gold medal after it was revealed that one of the team was an NCO.

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                            • #15
                              he was representing his country, not the irish army, therefore i believe its only right and proper that he wore the team uniform;
                              to wear anything else would have been, in military terms, out of uniform.

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