At 11:48, Jaques Rogge, chairman of the IOC, declared the games closed.
“The U.S. Navy will attain IOC [initial operational capability] in 2018 with 3F software,” DellaVedova wrote.
When it comes to the transgendered, the IOC saw the writing on the wall almost a decade ago.
Last week a senior Italian IOC member criticized the U.S. for sending openly gay athletes in its delegation.
Shortly before the 2000 summer games in Sydney, he was exposed for hiring the girlfriend of the Australian IOC representative.
Game over, home team lost: The U.S. won just 18 votes in the first round of IOC voting, and was knocked out in the first round.
All of that said, the IOC should have never selected Sochi back in 2007 in the first place.
The IOC has gotten tough in the past: it banned South Africa during apartheid and Afghanistan during Taliban rule.
When the degree of the chaos and corruption became evident, we petitioned the IOC to move the Games before it was too late.
Denoting claim of debt: IOC dhomh na bheil agam ort, pay me what thou owest me, Matt.