Sunday, August 10, 2008

How do you say "Oy vay, what a putz!" in Farsi?

Iran swimmer avoids Israeli pool showdown in Beijing

"Alirezaei swims in lane one and the representative of the Zionist regime (Israel) in lane seven, so they will not face each other," INOC secretary Ali Kafashian told ISNA news agency prior to the race.
Several other media reports stated Alirezaei had been ordered by Iranian authorities to withdraw from the competition to avoid swimming against Israeli swimmer Tom Be'eri.

How the Iranian press is selling the story:

TEHRAN -- Iranian swimmer Mohammad Alirezaei has pulled out of the Olympic Games on Saturday because of illness.

The 100-meter breaststroke swimmer was carried to a hospital in Beijing, according to the Iranian Swimming Federation officials.

Wow! What a busy day for a guy who won his biggest gold medal at the Asian Indoor Games!
Wait, Aren't the Asian Indoor Games the ones that include video games and "Dragon and Lion dance"( a game so popular there is no entry for it on Wikipedia)?

Let's look at these games.....


A total of 15 sports is scheduled to be competed in this edition of the Indoor Asiad. [2] The following is a list of the sports and the number of the designated events in parentheses.

Cue sports? Sepak Tekraw ?

Speaking of Sepak Tekraw....
Ngyuen Thi Buch Thuy: 'Just Give Me The Damn Sepak Takraw Ball'

What'll they think of next? Car Skating?

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