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Author Topic: Bahrain  (Read 6809 times)

Offline Scott

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #45 on: April 22, 2013, 03:53:22 PM »
You also cannot really compare Spain and the UK to Bahrain, as ETA, and the IRA are/were groups running bombing campaigns to undermine, or threaten, democratically elected governments; and that's not what's happening in Bahrain.

No, that's right.  The Bahrain government is not democratically elected.
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Offline Warmwater

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #46 on: April 22, 2013, 05:57:43 PM »
Sporting events should not be intertwined with politics/religion/race, not by organizers, participants, governments, media, or priests.

Example: Berlin Olympics 1936. I do not recall the U.S. boycotting this event.

a quote:
"The Americans should be ashamed of themselves, letting Negroes win their medals for them."
 
Balder von Shirach claimed Hitler said this after the 100m victory of Jesse Owens.
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Re: Bahrain
« Reply #47 on: April 22, 2013, 08:27:56 PM »
Sporting events should not be intertwined with politics/religion/race, not by organizers, participants, governments, media, or priests.

Example: Berlin Olympics 1936. I do not recall the U.S. boycotting this event.

a quote:
"The Americans should be ashamed of themselves, letting Negroes win their medals for them."
 
Balder von Shirach claimed Hitler said this after the 100m victory of Jesse Owens.

Now from anyone other than Hitler and this quote shows the US up for the lack of equal rights at the time, unfortunately having the crazy despot attached to the words lessens the effect somewhat and let the good old USA off the hook.  :( 

 
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Offline Warmwater

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #48 on: April 22, 2013, 09:01:04 PM »
John:
The point I was trying to make is- if governments (or special interest organizations) are allowed to interject their particular viewpoints about sporting events, the Hitlers of the world can easily sidetrack the main purpose of the event.
Kudos to the U.S. for not boycotting the Berlin Olympics, even though the German mores at the time were clearly against accepted principles.

It is better to take part in the event and prove your worth by putting on a good show... ala Jesse Owens!
« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 09:05:31 PM by Luke Warmwater »
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Offline Dare

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #49 on: April 23, 2013, 04:03:46 AM »
To me the Olympic's haven't been the same ever since we
boycotted the Olympic's in Russia and they returned the favor
by boycotting the Olympic's in Los Angles.

And now it's become all about the money not the sports being played.
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Offline Ian

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #50 on: April 23, 2013, 07:57:53 AM »
All sport is now ruled by money.
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Re: Bahrain
« Reply #51 on: April 23, 2013, 08:42:16 AM »
All sport is now ruled by money.

True, but it's still sport.

(I do love a good sweeping generalisation, and I'm not being facetious :good:)

Offline cosworth151

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #52 on: April 23, 2013, 01:33:55 PM »
All sport is now ruled by money.

Seriously, I think that's why I've become fond of curling. They're still out there just for the love of it.
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Offline Scott

Re: Bahrain
« Reply #53 on: April 23, 2013, 03:02:34 PM »
Seriously, I think that's why I've become fond of curling. They're still out there just for the love of it.

Plus sometimes the not so in shape guy/gal wins!!   ;) ;) :D
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