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Via Times of Israel.

Members of the Lebanese delegation to the 2016 Olympic Games refused to travel on the same bus as their Israeli counterparts to the opening ceremony in Rio on Friday, with some attempting to block athletes from entering the vehicle, according to a report by an Israeli trainer who claimed to have witnessed the scene….

“The bus driver opened the door, but this time the head of the Lebanese delegation blocked the aisle and entrance. The organizers wanted to avoid an international and physical incident and sent us away to a different bus.”

So far, no official response on behalf of the delegations was given regarding the incident. The Olympic organizing committee has not yet offered any statement about the incident either….


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  1. midget says:

    I’m shocked to know that some Lesbians are anti-semites.

  2. Alain41 says:

    Question for Obama; Would it be acceptable for Lebanon to block Rosa Parks from boarding the bus? Our new Ambassador to Lebanon arrived there last month. She met with the Prime Minister and stated that the U.S. has given Lebanon over $1 billion since the Syrian crisis began. Would Rosa approve of giving money to racists?

  3. Americanvln1 says:

    Lebanon. Very unsophisticated. Should be banned from the Olympics for unsportsmanlike conduct. Behaving like terrorists! The Olympic committee, if they have not already, should be reviewing the conduct of these Olympians. This behavior is not in keeping with the high ideals of the Olympics.

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