“Two Olympics then get lost.” The blazing difference between Russia and the USA.



Check out this quote from the article written by Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports:

“SOCHI, Russia – The backlash against Russian figure skater Evgeni Plushenko dropping out of the men’s individual event because of injury has caused a firestorm of criticism here. That included a national politician on Friday calling for a law to be passed banning any Russian from competing in more than two Olympics.

“Two Olympics and get lost. Let the youngsters have a go,” LDPR party leader Vladimir Zhirinovsky said, according to Russian media. “Plushenko is an invalid.”

Speechless. Which is not good when writing a blog. Gob-smacked…

Say what you want to about our government (and I have lots to say, another day, another blog), but can you imagine anyU. S. Politician making comments about our Olympiads such as, “two olympics then get lost”, or (please don’t insert name here) is an invalid.”

Let’s forget…

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