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Though a few USSR athletes defected when the cultural exchanges included sports. I think it did break down some barriers. Olga Korbut (?sp) put a whole new face on female USSR athletes at the time.
The Iraqi team worked toward a common goal. and I agree with you their government could take a lesson from them.
bad link, requires registration
I don't remember ever registering for that site and it doesn't show on my Password Manager list. I don't see a login notice on the site either.
Anyway, the story about the Iraqi soccer team is on most news sites.
Yup, asked me for log in... good story though!
I am told this will get you in...
SEMods4@yahoo.com (or just SEMods4 if it's just an ID) with the PW = speakeasy.
I believe this happened a couple of days ago
The breaking news headline was about a number of revelers dying by errant celebratory gunfire which was in violation of some rule. We've seen in the news that these people have a way of celebrating that wouldn't go well in the US. That the Iraqi victory brought some relief in the tensions between Sunni and Shiite people wasn't worthy of note to that media outlet. The accidental deaths took priority. Anyone surprised? Not me.
"Mass genocide is the most exhausting activity one can engage in, next to soccer." - Loki, Dogma.