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Gerarddm
08-12-2016, 12:57 PM
... and it isn't mensch.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/sports/olympics/rio-schedule-phelps-ledecky-hosszu-results.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0


This Egyptian's behavior reminds me of a scene from Band of Brothers, where Major Winters has to remind a disgruntled former colleague that " you salute the rank, not the man ". The Egyptian is entirely in the wrong here.

Paul Pless
08-12-2016, 01:00 PM
Douchebag

Gerarddm
08-12-2016, 01:04 PM
^ Not a Jewish term. ;-)

Peerie Maa
08-12-2016, 01:07 PM
The NY Times piece lists three other Olympians who probably/admittedly sacrificed 4 years of work and aspiration rather than meet with an Israeli athlete.

That says quite a lot.

Keith Wilson
08-12-2016, 01:09 PM
Schmuck?

Paul Pless
08-12-2016, 01:11 PM
^ Not a Jewish term. ;-)דאָוטשעבאַג

Pronounced: dootsbag

Gerarddm
08-12-2016, 01:13 PM
#5 is our winner. Runner up to Paul. Now shake hands, guys. :-)

Sky Blue
08-12-2016, 01:15 PM
There's been a number of similar incidences and forms of open bigotry and discrimination, such as refusals to share transportation to events, refusals to board in proximity, even refusals to compete in a draw that may result in competition against an Israeli athlete, all the while the world appreciates in congratulatory sensitivity the advent of a female athlete participating in events in religious dress, differentiated from all of the other athletes on that basis and in denigration of them, both as competitors and as liberated women. These incidences are not creatures of Western values, but that is not the world we live in any longer. Perhaps we all should dispense with their pretense.

Reynard38
08-12-2016, 01:20 PM
Well he's a deadman when he gets home.,

Osborne Russell
08-12-2016, 01:31 PM
Hubris.

The games are not an opportunity for you to assert your pride or your people's pride.

The games are in honor of Zeus. If you don't shake your competitor's hand, you don't join him in the offering.

Peerie Maa
08-12-2016, 01:33 PM
There's been a number of similar incidences and forms of open bigotry and discrimination, such as refusals to share transportation to events, refusals to board in proximity, even refusals to compete in a draw that may result in competition against an Israeli athlete, all the while the world appreciates in congratulatory sensitivity the advent of a female athlete participating in events in religious dress, differentiated from all of the other athletes on that basis and in denigration of them, both as competitors and as liberated women. These incidences are not creatures of Western values, but that is not the world we live in any longer. Perhaps we all should dispense with their pretense.

You do post some stupid stuff.

Paul Pless
08-12-2016, 01:35 PM
You do post some stupid stuff.because, diversity!

Peerie Maa
08-12-2016, 01:42 PM
because, diversity!

Well, yes. I suppose that the principle of diversity requires that we allow idiots to flap their stupidity in the breeze for all to see.

Ian McColgin
08-12-2016, 02:01 PM
Some days there's more politics than others.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/John_Carlos%2C_Tommie_Smith%2C_Peter_Norman_1968cr .jpg

Canoez
08-12-2016, 02:09 PM
... and it isn't mensch.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/12/sports/olympics/rio-schedule-phelps-ledecky-hosszu-results.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0


This Egyptian's behavior reminds me of a scene from Band of Brothers, where Major Winters has to remind a disgruntled former colleague that " you salute the rank, not the man ". The Egyptian is entirely in the wrong here.

Starts with "P" and rhymes with "utz".

CWSmith
08-12-2016, 03:08 PM
There is a certain satisfaction in knowing the Israeli won.

Breakaway
08-12-2016, 03:29 PM
Maybe someday he'll realize what an opportunity he blew.

Kevin

GregH
08-12-2016, 03:33 PM
Nothing brings out hypocracy like religion.

Peerie Maa
08-12-2016, 03:39 PM
Nothing brings out hypocracy like religion.

It was a political protest, not specifically religious.

Breakaway
08-12-2016, 03:47 PM
Nothing brings out hypocracy like religion.

Is that a subterranean form of government? :D

Kevin

Gerarddm
08-15-2016, 04:34 PM
Egyptian judoka Islam El Shehaby has been sent home from the Rio Olympics after refusing to shake the hand of Israeli Or Sasson following the end of their bout, the International Olympic Committee said on Monday.


El Shehaby, who was sent home by his own team, had lost the fight on Friday and was reprimanded by the IOC for his action.

---- from an Internet article. Bolded emphasis my own.

Domesticated_Mr. Know It All
08-15-2016, 05:55 PM
Shtik drek:)