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IOC Rips Bolt for Lack of 'Respect'
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tekken990 11:28:33 AM Aug 22 2008
He didn't disrespect anyone, he won it and he deserved it. Why is the IOC only complaining about this, we are they not doing more about the Chinese Gymnast that are 14 years old.
tehnico2 09:41:17 AM Aug 22 2008
As soon as the IOC awarded China the olympics, who censors the internet, jails citizens who apply for protest permits, builds walls around areas of the city they want to hide, fakes huge portions of the opening ceremonies, sneaks underage athletes into competition by lying about their ages and forging documentation, the IOC loses ALL moral athourity to comment on the actions of Usain Bolt. Perhaps the IOC needs a little perspective, and should refocus their efforts of condemnation in a different area. They should be ashamed that these olympics should have been in Toronto.
sanjayd 06:26:32 AM Aug 22 2008
what about the chinese who have shown a flagrant "lack of respect" for the rules!!!
dictater907 03:35:28 AM Aug 22 2008
come on you guys , if he was an american we would be saying "thats our guy" and loving it. hes young and just became the fastest man on earth in front of a couple billion people. let him enjoy his victory!
whateverlemein 09:08:26 PM Aug 21 2008
I'm ok with his attitude. Actually, I cheered him on- he's the best.---Homework Seller @ http://FreelanceNotes.com
tiger99fh 06:48:33 PM Aug 21 2008
I watch the Olympics each night. First, I watched the swimming, where world records fell every day and Michael Phelps won 8 gold medals. Now I am watching the track and field events. It amazes me how different the athletes in these two venues react to victory: the swimmers, hug their competitors, smile, thrust an arm or two in the air, while the sprinters, show boat their way around the track, with nothing but self-glorifyiing antics. It is night and day. One group, great athletes and great sportsmen/women, the other, well...you tell me.
caribbnman 01:01:14 PM Aug 21 2008
Does the IOC or in fact 99% of the people has any clue of Bolt's journey to the olympics? It is road that most people will dare not travel. Let the IOC explain the sematics behind it's conclusion that he disrespected his fellow athletes. Seem to me that after two such magnificent performances, it is the other athletes who should be tracking him down to congratulate him--that's if they can keep up with him. Let me say to those nay sayers, those who might be a little envious and to forget those of you who are fill with hate and are just plain stupid. I've read a few of the comments and it is amazing how some of yu'all is still living in the dark ages. For you information, there are still places in the world where blacks live together as how a community in every true sense of the word. Bolt just happens to be from such a place. You might think he's just another dumb(black) athlete who won't be around for too long but his fiance' is mathematics, physics and chemistry major so how
jchan412 12:56:05 PM Aug 21 2008
Bolt has more class than the American runner that was disqualified for crossing lanes. When the Amercian runner found out he was disqualifed instead of winning silver, he shot back "I'll appeal it". Who has more class?Bolt is the fastest ther ever was. He is number one...so what is wrong with him saying so. Maybe he is not humble...but do we all have to be humble?
ladybugsfavgrand 12:38:28 PM Aug 21 2008
I have not seen him do anything any worse then some of the others-they all celebrate in thier own way....
duke049 12:19:42 PM Aug 21 2008
Put this guy in a football uniform and send him ti th NFL...he'll fit right in.