Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman has more class than Jacques Rogge and the entire International Olympic Committee

On August 8th I wrote about my disgust with Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC  and the entire International Olympic Committee for steadfastly refusing to honour the 40th anniversary of the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Games in 1972.

That column, titled "And the Gold Medal for Cowardice goes to…. Jacques Rogge and the International Olympic Committee" made it clear I couldn't comprehend why these gutless cowards can't find it in themselves to honour athletes who were murdered on Olympic soil.  It's a position that is truly beyond my ability to comprehend, and I'm not alone.

Turns out I've got some pretty good company, including the incredibly talented Aly Raisman, who dazzled audience and fans alike in her gold medal performance in the Floor Exercise.

While her athletic performance was truly breathtaking and I was among the millions dazzled by it, I quickly discovered this 18-year-old had more class than the entire International Olympic Committee combined.

In the aftermath of her victory, Aly Raisman said this to reporters:

“Having that floor music wasn’t intentional. But the fact it was on the 40th anniversary is special, and winning the gold today means a lot to me. If there had been a moment’s silence,” the 18-year-old woman told the world, “I would have supported it and respected it.”

Why is it, that in a world run by cowards willing to wet themselves at the slightest hint of anti-Islamic sentiment, it takes an 18-year-old girl to say what needs to be said to these pathetic excuses for grownups?

As Leonard Green wrote so perfectly in his column in the New York Post:

The International Olympic Committee and its president, Jacques Rogge, have refused to properly honor the dead, arguing that the opening ceremony wasn’t an appropriate forum for a moment of silence.

But if the opening ceremony is good enough for James Bond and Mr. Bean, it’s hard to understand why it’s not good enough for 60 seconds of solitude.

Eleven Israeli athletes were murdered in Munich in 1972: Moshe Weinberg, Yossef Romano, Ze'ev Friedman, David Berger, Yakov Springer, Eliezer Halfin, Yossef Gutfreund, Kehat Shorr, Mark Slavin, Andre Spitzer, Amitzur Shapira.

Shame on you International Olympic Committee because you have forsaken the 11 members of your Olympic family,” said Ankie Spitzer, whose husband, Andre, an Israeli fencing coach, was gunned down in the massacre.

There's really nothing quite like watching racism play out on an international stage.  I guess the only thing better is watching the racists being one-upped by an incredibly classy young woman of Jewish heritage on that very same stage.

Aly Raisman -- A Class Act

“I am Jewish, that’s why I wanted that floor music,’’ Raisman said.

“I wanted something the crowd could clap to, especially being here in London.

“It makes it even much more if the audience is going through everything with you. That was really cool and fun to hear the audience clapping.’’

Well done, Aly Raisman!  While your Olympic performance was dazzling, it was your show of class after winning those medals that showed the world the true depth of your character.

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Olympic Gold Medal Gymnast Aly Raisman has more class than Jacques Rogge and the entire International Olympic Committee

  1. hey chris, i dont know if i can agree with you on this one. the girl is obviously a great athlete, but what is there here that demonstrates her character ??

    for a teen to have sympathy for her own ethnic group does not necessarily demonstrate character.

    almost every teen would feel sympathy in her shoes, and that would be regardless of whether the deaths were justified or not.
    japanese teens feel sympathy for people in hiroshima, did we have a moment of silence for them ??

    i realize that they were not necessarily olympian japs, but the point remains that sympathy does not character make.
    german teens would feel sympathy for those that the allied bombers fire-bombed to death in dresden.

    and when it comes to the israelis and the muslims, it is the israelis that are, and have been the threat to US, so if sympathy for ones own kind automatically makes for character, then i must have a ton of it !! lol !! so wheres the article about my character for hating israeli zionism ?? lol !!

    chris, keep in mind that most people tend to feel sympathy for the underdog, but when somebody cries wolf and then gets caught not being the underdog after all; people also tend to mad about being had.

    the world is waking up to organized jewry and its incessant undermining of everyone else… lesson in point… Jesus Christ; they crucified Him for telling the truth.

    some things never change, and jewish chutzpah is one of them !!

    none of this is to say that this young lady does not have character, which she may very well have; however, nothing you said here supports such a presumption, and in fact tends to demonstrate that she is just a typical teen who is brainwashed by the predominant culture of her surroundings.

    1. You’re proud of your heritage, I’m proud of mine, but Aly Raisman isn’t allowed to be proud of hers? We’ll just have to agree to disagree then, Jeff.

      I think it shows tremendous character for a young woman to stand up and say the Olympic Committee should have held a minute’s silence for murdered Olympic athletes when the IOC has steadfastly refused to do so despite practically everyone outside of terrorist nations were lobbying for it.

      That’s what this is about, not whether or not the murdered athletes were Jewish or that Aly Raisman is Jewish too. Millions of people around the globe, non-Jews all, believe the IOC is hypocritical and racist for not remembering and honouring 11 athletes who were murdered for the heinous “crime” of being Jewish while pandering to every anti-Israeli whim of Muslim nations and their athletes.

      Comparing Olympic athletes murdered at an Olympic games to World War 2 deaths, however horrific, isn’t the same thing at all.

      The Olympics honoured those murdered by terrorists in the 911 attacks, a bob sledder who died on the track during training at the Vancouver Olympics, but honouring 11 Israelis murdered by terrorists at the Olympic Games in Munich on the 40th anniversary of that atrocity is somehow unthinkable? Really?

      If you believe that’s okay, well, let me just say you’ll never convince me you’re correct on that point, Jeff, or that you’re correct in your assertion that Aly Raisman doesn’t have character.

  2. Greetings from Jerusalem. I want to add that the reason the 60 seconds of silence is due to the now majority Islamic members of the OIC “voting against” it. The world panders to Islam while blaming Israel for all problems. I wish those who are “anti” Israel, would come over and I will show you my country. Think of it this way, why is it that Africans (mostly Muslims) are sneaking into Israel? Why are their fellow Muslims (as in Egypt) killing them? Guess which country in the middle-east is a refuge for gays or those who advocate free speech and women’s rights? I could go on, but I have learned that haters don’t want truth…Still, it is time for people to wake up before it is too late~there is no compromise in Islam.

    1. Thanks for adding your comments, Nili, much appreciated. And thanks for adding your blog address too! I’d obviously missed Michael Coren’s show the night he did his tribute to the 11 athletes murdered in Munich so it was great to catch that. I’ll be adding that video here momentarily.

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