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O-limp-ic Spirit

The 2012 London Olympics is only one day old, yet is has already given us a plethora of shameful moments, not including the 1972 Munich massacre minute silence gaffe.

First up, a “separation barrier” set up because the Lebanese Judo athletes are a bunch of cry-babies:

The Lebanon judo team has refused to train alongside the Israeli team, demanding that a curtain screen be erected so that the athletes would not have to see each other.

London 2012 organising committee officials erected a makeshift curtain to split the two halves of a training gym at the ExCeL centre on Friday afternoon to placate the Lebanese team, which was refusing to train at the same time as the Israelis.

Also, what is clearly a one sided objection by the Lebanese, is reported by the Guardian in such a way that it seems as though the Israeli judokas are also at fault.

Not to be undone by their pathological haters in Lebanon, some cry-baby Tunisian swimmer quit from the competition because he was up against an Israeli. Remember what Jacques Rogge said about politicizing the Olympics:

“If an athlete is genuinely injured or ill, then of course it is understandable,” Rogge said. “But we will examine every case very thoroughly and we will examine every case with an independent medical team. If the medical team does not ratify the decision of the first doctor, then the athlete will be punished.”

Rogge said the IOC has reminded all national Olympic committees, not just Arab bodies, that refusing to compete against another competitor is “totally forbidden by the Olympic Charter.”

Well, that went well.

Let’s see how that IOC medical team deal with the Zionist Gut Infection of Death™ spontaneously attacking cry-baby Iranian athletes:

Iranian Sports Medicine Federation head Lotfali Pour-Kazemi said this week Mahjoub’s condition required a 10-day antibiotic course and he would not be able to compete. An Iranian judowebsite quoted him as saying the judoka was experiencing “weakness, nausea and vomiting.”Iranian Javad Mahjoub qualified in the same half-heavyweight judo category as an Israeli, Ariel Ze’evi, who participated in the last three Olympics, won the bronze medal in Athens 2004, and is the 2012 European champion. The half-heavyweight category competition is scheduled for August 2.

Mahjoub’s name still appeared Thursday on the Iranian national Olympic committee (NOC) list of 54 competitors at the London games.

During the Judo World Cup in Tashkent in 2011, Mahjoub was lined up in a head-to-head against another Israeli, Or Sasson, but refused to compete.
Iranians withdrew from events pitting them against Israelis in the last two Olympic Games, in Athens 2004 (judo) and Beijing 2008 (swimming).For his part, Ze’evi has been on the receiving end of an anti-Israel boycott before, when a Tunisian withdrew rather than taken him on during world judo championships in 2001. Ze’evi won silver.

I might be wrong though, maybe our view is too… is too…

I interrupt my post on the 2012 Olympics to report that London has officially changed it’s name to China’sbitch (one word):

The Foreign Office has intervened in a diplomatic row over the flying of Taiwan’s flag in central London during the Olympics.

The red and green [sic] emblem of the Asian island was removed from a display of 206 national colours in the heart of the West End amid concern it would upset the Chinese.

It was replaced with the flag of the Chinese Taipei Olympic Committee.

Taiwan has used this flag at Olympics since the early 1980s after the International Olympic Committee ruled it could not compete under the name of the Republic of China (ROC) – as Taiwan is formally known.

Chinese officials are believed to have raised concerns over the use of Taiwan’s flag at the Regent Street Association’s display.

A Foreign Office spokesman said: “We contacted the RSA (Regent Street Association) and suggested they might want to talk to LOCOG regarding the flag under which Taiwan participates in the Olympics. With all parties we have been clear that this is a matter for the RSA.”

But Shen Lyushun, Taiwan’s most senior representative to the UK, slammed the decision to remove the flag and said Taiwan was being censored.

The Chinese regard Taiwan as a rebel province and see the use of the flag as an expression of its independence.

Mr Shen said: “In a democratic country and in a larger sense, we believe this kind of issue should be regulated by the freedom of expression without undue intervention from a third party. We sincerely hope that our national flag will be returned to its original place soon.”

Before and after:

As a bonus Photo of the Day, do note the juxtaposing caption beside the Syrian flag.

Update: The incident about the Tunisian swimmer cry-baby is also report?? in the Egyptian Independent. His name is Taki Mrabet, and he got disqualified mid race, after the 4th leg of the 400m medley. He was running 5th, less than 5 seconds off the lead, but more importantly, 1 second behind Israeli swimmer Gal Nevo, who finished 3rd in the heat.

 

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Dan Smith has been exposing anti-Israel fallacies since the first time he opened the world wide web on Netscape Navigator, sometime in the late 90's. His lack of formal journalistic, political and sociological education means he is still capable of objective, unbiased views and opinions. A judge of media, pundits and media pundits.
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Judge Dan

Dan Smith has been exposing anti-Israel fallacies since the first time he opened the world wide web on Netscape Navigator, sometime in the late 90's. His lack of formal journalistic, political and sociological education means he is still capable of objective, unbiased views and opinions. A judge of media, pundits and media pundits.
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