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Friday, July 27, 2012

Olympics organizers build barrier between Lebanese, Israeli judo teams

Sportsmanship:
The Lebanese judo team at the 2012 London Olympics refused to practice next to the Israeli one on Friday afternoon, and a makeshift barrier was erected to split their gym into two halves.

According to several Hebrew sports sites, the two teams were scheduled to use the same gym and mats at London’s new ExCeL center for their final preparations. However, the delegation from Lebanon would not train in view of the Israeli team, and insisted some sort of barrier be placed between them.

Organizers accepted the Lebanese coach’s demand to separate the teams, erecting a barrier so that the Lebanese team wouldn’t see the Israeli one.
So the Olympic organizers cave to the demands of the haters.

Which would be unusual, except when the object of the hate is the Jewish state. Then it is A-OK.