Be careful what you say at Tokyo 2020
Published on June 11th, 2019
The Olympic motto consists of the Latin words Citius, Altius, Fortius , which means “Faster, Higher, Stronger.” The motto, introduced in 1924, is meant to spur the athletes to embrace the Olympic spirit and perform to the best of their abilities.
However, the Politically Correct Police are warning how next year at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, it could be shortened to only “Faster and Stronger.” Higher is out. That was part of a warning from Toshiro Muto, the chief executive of the Tokyo Olympics.
Cannabis has been legalized in some parts of the world, but Muto reminded potential visitors to the games that the substance is against the law in Japan.
“There are countries and some regions around the world that have relaxed rules recently,” Muto said at a news conference on June 11. “Unfortunately, the use of cannabis constitutes a violation of law and that needs to be thoroughly communicated.”
So let that be a warning to the sailors to watch what they say or the random drug tests might not be so random. Wind strength gets “stronger” (not “higher”), a lifted boat is “up” (not “higher”), and the waves are “steeper” (not “higher”).
Source: AP News, Scuttlebutt