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6 years ago  ::  Aug 10, 2008 - 11:12PM #1
Karma_yeshe_dorje
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[QUOTE]Todd Bachman, the father-in-law of the US volleyball team's coach, Hugh McCutcheon, was stabbed to death and his wife, Barbara, grievously wounded on Saturday by a man the Chinese are describing as a ''deranged criminal''.

The killer, Tang Yongming, 47, unemployed, leapt to his death from the second floor of the Drum Tower, an ancient building in central Beijing, after the attack.

Australian Olympic Committee boss John Coates urged athletes and supporters to be extra cautious outside Olympic areas by ''branding'' themselves as Australians[/QUOTE]~Canberra Times~
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 11, 2008 - 8:27AM #2
One_World
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Usually, the Olympics are thought to be a time when the whole world joins together and celebrates unity.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars ~ Oscar Wilde
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 11, 2008 - 11:46PM #3
MarleneEmmett5
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[QUOTE=One_World;682828]Usually, the Olympics are thought to be a time when the whole world joins together and celebrates unity.[/QUOTE]
One_World:
Your correct in what you say about the Olympics bring the "whole World together,but let us not forget what
happened at the Munich Games in 1972 when The Israleli Team was hijacked and put to death"
That still hangs over every Olympic Games~as does Nancy Kerrigan's knee being smashed.
Since then the Olympic organizating comettee has to figure in how much it will cost for security measures.
It's a "sad state of affairs when people who are the best and brightest in their sports have to worry about their
security at these game,instead of just doing what they came to do~have fun,make new friends and win
medals"
The stabbing of the American Volleyball Coach will now go into the "record books as another Olympic Tragedy"
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 8:35AM #4
One_World
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Yes, I agree that this incident will go down in history as the latest tragedy in recent Olympic history. I was just rather cynically commenting that athletes and supporters are being urged to not appear American lest they get stabbed by a deranged lunatic.

While it's great to read the stories of athletes winning another gold medal and sharing in the spirit of competition, it appears the Olympic Games as a whole are suffering from a general malaise that includes stabbings, beatings, corrupt officiating, drug scandals, and host nations high on most human rights watchdog lists. Rather than supporting the friends and family of those affected by this most recent display of senseless violence, we have a nation's Olympic Committee boss sending the message that you won't get hurt if you don't look American. How logical.

Marlene, if this post came off harshly, it wasn't directed at you. Just frustration over the state of affairs in what should be the worldwide equivalent of goodwill games and friendly competition.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars ~ Oscar Wilde
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 11:50AM #5
MarleneEmmett5
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[QUOTE=One_World;684850]Yes, I agree that this incident will go down in history as the latest tragedy in recent Olympic history. I was just rather cynically commenting that athletes and supporters are being urged to not appear American lest they get stabbed by a deranged lunatic.

While it's great to read the stories of athletes winning another gold medal and sharing in the spirit of competition, it appears the Olympic Games as a whole are suffering from a general malaise that includes stabbings, beatings, corrupt officiating, drug scandals, and host nations high on most human rights watchdog lists. Rather than supporting the friends and family of those affected by this most recent display of senseless violence, we have a nation's Olympic Committee boss sending the message that you won't get hurt if you don't look American. How logical.

Marlene, if this post came off harshly, it wasn't directed at you. Just frustration over the state of affairs in what should be the worldwide equivalent of goodwill games and friendly competition.[/QUOTE]
One_World:
In the past 15 years we've seen athleats from afew different countries "feel as if they needed to cheat,helped along by judges who were unscruplous:case in point, the French figure skating judge who had the "fix in"
for one of the teams over Cadanian pairs Peltier/Salier who were adwarded the gold after the scandal broke"

Countries like Russia,Germany, in the past were "taught they were better than the other nations & that they could
do anything to acheive getting Gold medals~even if that meant cheating,using perfrormance enhancing drugs,
blood dooping,and who knows what else?" Just look at what happened to Marion Jones & Michael Johnson~
both were stripped of their medals, and Jones is petitioning President Bush for a pardon,and reduced prison
time concerning her case. In her latest book even Tanya Harding has said she's sorry to Nancy Keerigan for
her part in Nancy's accident.In an interview Nancy even said that she liked Tanya,that they were roomies during
the Olympics.
I know what you mean by "frustration of what's been happening",since Munich it  seems to me as if a shadow
will forever be hanging over  any Olympics~it also seems as if some people can't just trust their own abilites
and god given talents~these people also find that they must cheat to win. What a sad state of affairs"!
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6 years ago  ::  Aug 12, 2008 - 11:50AM #6
MarleneEmmett5
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[QUOTE=One_World;684850]Yes, I agree that this incident will go down in history as the latest tragedy in recent Olympic history. I was just rather cynically commenting that athletes and supporters are being urged to not appear American lest they get stabbed by a deranged lunatic.

While it's great to read the stories of athletes winning another gold medal and sharing in the spirit of competition, it appears the Olympic Games as a whole are suffering from a general malaise that includes stabbings, beatings, corrupt officiating, drug scandals, and host nations high on most human rights watchdog lists. Rather than supporting the friends and family of those affected by this most recent display of senseless violence, we have a nation's Olympic Committee boss sending the message that you won't get hurt if you don't look American. How logical.

Marlene, if this post came off harshly, it wasn't directed at you. Just frustration over the state of affairs in what should be the worldwide equivalent of goodwill games and friendly competition.[/QUOTE]
One_World:
In the past 15 years we've seen athleats from afew different countries "feel as if they needed to cheat,helped along by judges who were unscruplous:case in point, the French figure skating judge who had the "fix in"
for one of the teams over Cadanian pairs Peltier/Salier who were adwarded the gold after the scandal broke"

Countries like Russia,Germany, in the past were "taught they were better than the other nations & that they could
do anything to acheive getting Gold medals~even if that meant cheating,using perfrormance enhancing drugs,
blood dooping,and who knows what else?" Just look at what happened to Marion Jones & Michael Johnson~
both were stripped of their medals, and Jones is petitioning President Bush for a pardon,and reduced prison
time concerning her case. In her latest book even Tanya Harding has said she's sorry to Nancy Keerigan for
her part in Nancy's accident.In an interview Nancy even said that she liked Tanya,that they were roomies during
the Olympics.
I know what you mean by "frustration of what's been happening",since Munich it  seems to me as if a shadow
will forever be hanging over  any Olympics~it also seems as if some people can't just trust their own abilites
and god given talents~these people also find that they must cheat to win. What a sad state of affairs"!
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