This is rather ridiculous. Why on earth do they apply such tiny rings ? Are they afraid of being taken for Olympic Airways?
Is the great athletic nation of the USA in shock after all the revealed doping abuse (Gatlin, Marion Jones et al.)?
The rings are such a great symbol - they certainly earn more presence. It is quite interesting to look at some of the aircraft that once wore them:
Lufthansa's 737: advertising Munich 1972 (note the timeless - and suitable - OA
tail in the back) and the bid for Berlin 2000 (which failed)
Military support: the games of 1936 in Berlin. Those were the games of the great Jesse Owens (with whom Hitler refused to shake hands because of his black skin) and the games of the Swiss football national team beating Nazi Germany (my grandfather told me proudly about this).
1992 in Barcelona: Tomcat support for the dream team was close, apparently.
great UPS scheme on three different Boeings.
still showed greatness and glory:
-IOC was appropriatedly decorated, a BU
737 celebrates an anniversary with the rings:
...well there are many more probably, however, let's pay the glorious 747 some appreciation with looking at some more stunning olympic colors of the past two games...Ansett, RIP, and Atlanta Cargo 747F:
...well, and I guess a tribute to the real olympic carrier is due, too. Their colours are still one of my all time favourites. I certainly do miss their tail at ZRH
(along with their classic Boeings):
Let's hope for great games in Beijing ...great clean games!
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.