Stealth Olympic Torch in Argentina

Stealth Olympic Torch in Argentina

The wandering Olympic torch continues to play “hide-and-seek” with protesters in Buenos Aires, according to Associated Press. Stored in secret overnight, the torch will commence its last relay run through the Americas to the tune of a tango orchestra. Former tennis great Gabriela Sabatini is schedule to run the final leg and then jump over the net (oh . . . no net. Never mind). Since it always rains in BA on April afternoons, the torch will probably travel by bus anyway.

The torch has been met with protesters dramatizing human rights issues in Tibet, and counter-protesters protesting the pro-Tibet protests. Falun Gong religious protesters continue to litter Western streets with incomprehensible handbills, just like they did before the Olympic torch embarked on its 86,000-mile publicity-nightmare journey. No one seems to be protesting the plight of China’s Uygur Muslims, either through lack of sympathy or because of transliteration and spelling problems (“Uygur?” “Uighur?”).

NotionsCapital will continue to follow this vital symbolic journey, much more interesting than the actual Olympic Games themselves, which are boring and repetitive.

Boring and repetitive image by Mike Licht. Download a copy for tango class here. Creative Commons license. Credit: Mike Licht,

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