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Shenanigans of the XXX Olympiad

July 26, 2012 – 10:11 pm9 Comments

The author can no longer see this logo without reading it as “ZION”

By Anthony Frosh
The 2012 Summer Olympic Games are nearly upon us. As was predicted by Ashley Browne in an earlier article on Galus Australis, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has refused requests to honour the victims of the 1972 Munich Massacre with a minute’s silence at the opening ceremony.

In the wake of this, The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and Zionist Council of Victoria (ZCV) have put a call out to the community this week to remember the murder of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. The JCCV has written to synagogues throughout Victoria asking for the athletes to be remembered in sermons this weekend and for a memorial prayer to be said.

However, commemorating the Munich victims will likely not be the only place where the IOC will be paying lip service but not delivering when it comes to treating Israelis with respect and dignity. Every Olympics, the IOC states there will be sanctions against any team that sit out events based on their opponents’ race, ethnicity or nationality. However, in all recent Summer Olympiads, national teams from states hostile to Israel have done just that, most noticeably Iran, who even now, immediately prior to the opening of the Games, openly maintains that their athletes will not compete against Israelis.  According to the Washington Post, the Iranian Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Mohammad Abbasi, informed the Islamic Republic News Agency that “not competing with Zionist athletes is one of the values and sources of pride of the Iranian people and its athletes.”

In addition to this proclamation, Iran has withdrawn Javad Mahjoob, a judoka in the 100kg class, from the Olympics, on the supposed grounds of a digestive infection. It’s no coincidence that Israel’s Arik Ze’evi – reigning European champion, and 2004 Olympic medallist – competes in this weight class. If Mahjoob were to have progressed through the tournament, he would likely have had to face the Israeli champion.

Meanwhile, while we may feel disgruntled with the IOC, it’s worth sparing a thought for the crackpot anti-Semites out there, who have their own problems with the Games of the XXX Olympiad. In an utterly bizarre conspiracy theory, some believe that the 2012 London Games are part of a Jewish plot to take over the world. The theory ties in the fact that the 2012 Olympic logo looks a bit like the word Zion, the opening ceremony falls on Tisha b’Av (well sort of), these are the 30th Games, which in Roman numerals is XXX (although I’m not sure how that’s connected to the Jews), and they are in London where Prince William is the main man (also not sure why they think that’s connected to the Jews, but they seem to think we’re going to declare him our Messiah). All the talk is that during the Games, there’s going to be the largest false flag attack in history. Of course, the people who believe in this idiocy also believe that everything from the 9/11 attacks to the terrorist bombings in Bulgaria last week were Zionist driven false flag operations.

You’d think that if we Zionists were able to pull off such an elaborate conspiracy, we’d also be able to get the IOC to institute a minute of silence for the Munich victims, not to mention getting the IOC to enforce its own rules when it comes to Iran’s participation (or non–participation as the case may be). I think it’s time our Learned Elders got their priorities in order.

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  • Daniel Levy says:

    What? It looks like Zion? That’s absurd, it’s clearly an image of oral sex! http://punjapit.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/lisa2.jpg?w=780

    The London 2012 logo should be the latest addition to the Rorschach ink blot test.

  • letters in the age says:

    lol Daniel!!!

    Playing identity politics isnt cool for athletes!!

    The Ancient Greek values of the Olympic spirit left the stadium years ago!!

    Look at the whingers in Australias team

  • letters in the age says:

    http://m.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/foreign-affairs/greek-neo-nazis-set-up-local-chapter/story-fn59nm2j-1226435174682

    Unlike the shennanigans of The Greek Neo Nazis who have a Melbourne facebook page

    JCCV have responded and hilarious they have a small support base here

  • ariel says:

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=279108

    This has been the Palestinian line for the last 20 years.

    Anyone with half a brain should be able to differentiate between tragic deaths during war and a deliberate break-into the Olympic village to murder athletes.

    PA Olympic Committee head Jibril Rajoub also wrote a letter to Jacques Rogge telling him that it would be “racist” to commemorate the victims of what the PA media calls the Munich “Operation”.

    But of course, it’s all Israel’s fault that they show no remorse…

  • JohnyGipps says:

    The whole notion of the Olympics from a Jewish and general moral perspective leaves a lot to be desired. Rabbi Raymond Apple has written on this – see http://www.jewishthinker.org/article/30/the-olympics—an-exercise-in-idolatry-

  • Ian Grinblat says:

    Are we not getting ourselves upset at the wrong time?
    Why is there not a similar fuss every four years? I certainly think that a simple memorial to the murdered athletes should have been instututed in Montreal 1976 and become part of every Olympics opening since.
    The IOC has shown itself to be a shabby organization indeed – but did we not know that already from its failure to take a strong and appropriate stand in the immediate aftermath of Munich? The Munich games were not cancelled and there was no call from the IOC for every participating nation to forswear terrorism and politics during the Montereal games.
    Ultimately, Israel and world Jewry are left to honour the memories of the murdered athletes and that should take place every year on their yahrseit which is not in July but in the week before Rosh Hashana.

  • ariel says:

    I saw this piece from a child of one of the murdered Israeli athletes:
    http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2012/07/27/why-ioc-will-never-memorialize-72-munich-massacre/

    Having said that, to play devil’s advocate, there may be a more practical reason the IOC won’t have a minute’s silence:
    If they did so, they would be accused of being politically biased in favour of Israel and there would be mass protests by the PA, Iran, Saudi, etc teams.

    This way, when Iran boycotts Israeli opponents, the IOC can punish them for being political whilst honestly claiming neutrality. (The question is whether they will punish Iran…).

    Basically, if there was a minute’s silence, Iran would boycott and claim they had a reason to do so (“The IOC is Zionist!”). As it stands, Iran has no leg to stand on.

  • Jonny says:

    Interesting that on the Channel 9 coverage of the opening ceremony, Eddie Maguire said, “Now we have the In memorial part of the ceremnoy for members of the Olympic family no longer with us… and of course recognising the 40 years since the Munich massacre of athletes…”
    Wonder if he was authorised with that intro, but it was agood middle ground as I think the screen did include pics of the murdered athletes amongst pics of others who had passed away recently… anyone else notice that?

  • Mandi Katz says:

    Frosh – not sure if you’re a Sports Illustrated reader (I’m not usually) but there was a great piece along on the Olympics published yesterday – canvassing the same incidents and issues. You published first. But they have better photos. (no link available yet)

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