Sunday, August 10, 2008

Why Brunei? Why?

Another OH MG!! I read this in sports inquirer.net:

Brunei expelled from Olympics' opening ceremony

The IOC excluded Brunei from participating in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Games on Friday because its national Olympic committee failed to register the country's two athletes by the required deadline.
Brunei had until midday Friday to register its two athletes — 15-year-old swimmer Maria Grace Koh and shot putter Mohammed Yazid Yatimi Yusof — with the International Olympic Committee, but missed the deadline.

The Brunei Darussalam National Olympic Council explained that they were not able to send athletes to compete in the 2008 Beijing Olympiad due to the fact that the Ministry of Culture Youth and Sports did not endorse its approval for the athletes to participate.
What an idiotic excuse!!

I just couldn't understand why or how this could happen. I mean this is the Olympics for God's sake!! The most prestigious sports event in the whole wide world. How can they not get the approval?!

Is it not enough that I'm already embarassed with the Malaysian politics debacle?

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