Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Going for the gold

That's what Qatar is doing, as it contemplates a bid for the 2016 Olympic Games: http://www.opinionjournal.com/la/?id=110010980. The article author sings the praises of the Arab nation, and talks about a flawlessly executed Asian Games in 2006 (omitting, of course, that little tidbit of information that Israeli athletes were not allowed to attend, despite the fact that Israel is in Asia).

You have to wonder--would Israel be banned from the Olympic Games, assuming that Qatar won the right to host them? It's not that farfetched..................

1 comment:

Bar Kochba said...

Jews have a pretty bad history with the Olympics- the Nazi Olympics, Munich... not to mention that the original Greek Olympics helped assimilate the Jews of Judah.