News Brother of Brussels suicide bomber to represent Belgium at Rio Olympics

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  1. Tim

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    Mourad Laachraoui, the brother of one of the Brussels suicide bombers, has won gold at the European Taekwondo Championships and is now set to compete for Belgium at the Olympic Games in Brazil.

    Older brother Najim, 24, was one of two suicide bombers who blew himself up at Brussels Airport on March 22. The attacks, including another suicide bomber on the city's metro, killed 32 people.

    Mourad, aged 21, is listed among Belgium's 185-strong squad bound for the games in Rio De Janeiro starting on Aug. 5, where he will compete in the Under-58 kilogram category.

    In a news conference two days after the attacks, Mourad said his brother was a nice, intelligent boy and had given no signs of being radicalized* before he left for Syria in 2013 and broke all contact with his family.

    Fucking liar!

    One more reason we should skip Rio. First Zika and now we have to worry about the "Belgians" going all allah akbar
     
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    Yeah, it's unseemly, but we can't convict anyone based on what a family member does.
     
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    >>>

     
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    How about just not letting the little piece of shit represent Belgium at the Olympics when his family members are slaughtering Belgians. Or is even that politically incorrect to say. Ridiculous.

    Btw article link is here, sorry. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...s-bomber-represent-belgium-olympics/84700326/
     
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    Rio should prove to be an absolute shit show, but NBC news and the Olympics will be desperate to ignore anything that goes wrong.

    Personally I'll be hoping for a shit show. Holding world events like this in a 3rd world place surrounded by poverty and corruption really needs to be addressed.
     
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    This may be the last Olympics after this upcoming fiasco. Mark my words.
     
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    One can only hope.
     
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    ...and fuck this propaganda shit >>>

    02/03/2016

    The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today created a team of Refugee Olympic Athletes for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. It will be treated at the Olympic Games like all the other teams of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

    The EB also approved the operational aspects surrounding Team ROA.

    • The name of the team will be Team Refugee Olympic Athletes;
    • Team ROA will get its own welcome ceremony at the Olympic Village, like all other teams;
    • The team will be housed like all the other teams;
    • A team entourage will be appointed by the IOC to meet all the required technical needs of the athletes, including: Chef de Mission, coaches and technical officials (as per official quotas);
    • The team uniforms will be provided by the IOC;
    • For all official representations of the team (including possible medal ceremonies), the Olympic flag will be raised and the Olympic Anthem will be played;
    • The team will march behind the Olympic flag before host team Brazil at the Opening Ceremony;
    • An adequate insurance policy will be contracted;
    • A proper doping control process will be introduced through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA); and
    • Olympic Solidarity will cover travel and other participation expenses for the team and will continue to support the athletes of the team after the Olympic Games.
    As part of the IOC’s pledge to aid potential elite athletes affected by the worldwide refugee crisis, the NOCs were asked to identify any refugee athlete with the potential to qualify for the Olympic Games Rio 2016. Such candidates could then receive funding from Olympic Solidarity to assist with their preparations and qualification efforts.

    Forty-three promising candidates have been identified, whom the IOC is now assisting. In view of the complexity of the process and in order to allow sufficient time to finalise and consolidate all the necessary information about these candidates, the EB decided today to close the call for new candidatures. Only under exceptional circumstances requiring the approval of the IOC President will new candidates be considered.

    “By welcoming the team of Refugee Olympic Athletes to the Olympic Games Rio 2016, we want to send a message of hope for all refugees in our world,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “Having no national team to belong to, having no flag to march behind, having no national anthem to be played, these refugee athletes will be welcomed to the Olympic Games with the Olympic flag and with the Olympic Anthem. They will have a home together with all the other 11,000 athletes from 206 National Olympic Committees in the Olympic Village.”


    http://www.olympic.org/news/team-of-refugee-olympic-athletes-roa-created-by-the-ioc/248766
     
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    Who gives a fuck? It's his brother, not him.
     
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    The olympics are beyond corrupt, second only to Fifa. I saw that 60 minutes piece they did about the Russians getting away with doping up until they were exposed by their own only just recently.
     
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    Will a new competition involving explosives be started to placate these bastards?
     
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    You may be right. They are supposed to be about peace and sport, but they are about commercialized products and fast food. Cheating to win medals (Russian at the Sochi games). building facilities cheaply but from gigantic contracts where the money goes missing. Bankrupting cities and communities.

    The Olympics have not been about sport for a very long time.
     
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    God bless you.
     
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    https://www.thestar.com/sports/amat...-forebodingly-different-and-scary-arthur.html


    1. There’s an economic crisis. When the Games were awarded to Brazil in 2009, the economy was booming. Now, it’s all inflation and unemployment. This has prompted budget cuts, and Olympic spending cuts. But that has been overshadowed, because . . .

    2. There is a corruption crisis, and maybe a constitutional crisis, depending. There are impeachment proceedings against president Dilma Rousseff, which are said to be a little thin. But then she tried to hire her predecessor, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, as her chief of staff — which was awkward, since he’s on the verge of being arrested on his own corruption charges, apparently, and the job would come with partial immunity from prosecution. Almost everybody who might replace Rousseff faces corruption charges that are actually more serious. According to the New York Times, 271 of the 594 members of Brazil’s Congress are facing “serious charges,” while according to The Economist, 352 “face accusations of criminal wrongdoing.”

    3. The scandal is called the “Car Wash” scandal, because some of the money laundering started on the premises of a gas station that featured a car wash. At some point there was also an Operation What Kind of Country Is This? Hopefully all of this is reflected in the Opening Ceremony. Which needed corporate support from Panasonic, because . . .

    4. Money problems. With eight months to go, the organizing committee talked about cutting its budget by approximately 30 per cent, and briefly said athletes would have to pay for their own air conditioning. With six months to go the organizing committee dropped the number of volunteers from 70,000 to 50,000, dropped the number of transportation vehicles from 5,000 to 4,000, decided to leave seats unbuilt at several venues, and dropped TVs from the athletes’ village, ensuring that the biannual stories about athletes having sex during the Games could really ramp up this time. And the Games will apparently sell mosquito netting to athletes for their rooms, because of . . .

    5. The Zika virus. At one point a genetics company suggested releasing a genetically modified type of mosquito to deal with the type of mosquito that carries Zika. I think we can all agree this idea has no downside. Unlike . . .

    6. The virus-soaked sewage problem for open-water events, which is not going away, and will not be fixed by August. One sailor also saw a human arm in the water in February, though in fairness, you could hardly see it in the sea of bubbling brown foam in the water. Also, fewer than half the available tickets were sold as of early March, so that’s fewer sets of keen eyes, scanning the water for bodies.
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    Add to all that the growing Venezuela crisis on the Northern boarder of Brazil and we could have the makings of an epic clusterfuck the Summer
     
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    The Olympics are just the private games of the super wealthy.
     
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    He was a good boy. He dindu nuffin, camelfucker edition.
     
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    Yeah, there's a whole lot of reasons why this is going to be a disaster.But this one just made my jaw drop. It feels like everything's upside down.
     
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    If Hitler allowed the dark-skinned savages to compete (javelin throw), then we must allow the brother of a Muslim terrorist. Besides, it's Rio. Athletes should expect to be killed.

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    I wouldn't let this guy go under my country's flag unless he got on TV and said how deeply embarrassed and ashamed he is of his brother.
     
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