Thursday, July 24, 2008

Iraq banned from Summer Olympics

BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The International Olympic Committee has banned Iraq from competing in the upcoming Summer Olympics games because of what it says is political interference by the government in sports.

An Iraqi Olympic Committee official said the IOC sent letters in Arabic and English confirming the ban.

The official said the seven Iraqi athletes who were to travel to China for the games in August are disappointed by the decision

That my friends is too ludicrous for comprehension. Especially considering where the Olympic games will take place.

The IOC is becoming more and more like the UN everyday.

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