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Labor's View: Europe Wins Olympics

Europe won the 2002 Winter Olympic Games; the United States was a distant second. The Olympics represents the collective wealth of the workers of the world which allows some people to spend their time worrying about figure skating routines. Because labor is better organized in Europe, Europe spends more on social services and less on the military, and has the championship at the Olympics and the better overall health and welfare of its people to show for it.
Europe won the 2002 Winter Olympic Games; the United States was a distant second. The Olympics represents the collective wealth of the workers of the world which allows some people to spend their time worrying about figure skating routines. Because labor is better organized in Europe, Europe spends more on social services and less on the military, and has the championship at the Olympics and the better overall health and welfare of its people to show for it.

The population of the United States is about 282 million.

The US won a total of 34 medals, including 10 gold medals.

The combined population of the top 5 European countries which won Olympic medals is 298.6 million. They are: Russia, 146 million; Germany, 83 million; Italy, 57 million; Austria, 8.1 million; Norway, 4.5 million.

The top 5 European countries won a combined total of 103 medals, including 35 gold medals.

Organize the unorganized for 100% union labor receiving wages that pay the cost of living and all the amenities of an advanced industrialized society.

Demand that the Summer Games be permanently in Athens, Greece and the Winter Games be permanently in Norway to end the speculation, waste and attacks on the workingclass by this traveling stadium swindle that the Olympics currently is.
 
 

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