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Olympic Games - Rio 2016

Venom

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The Lebanese delegation had no other choice but to act in the way they did, or they will face severe repercussions at home.

They will not face anything, it was just a bus ride....

As for the Egyptian moron, someone should remind him that Egypt and Israel signed a peace treaty.....
 

Jo

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Lebanese delegation and the Egyptian athlete should get a gold model... in being morons.

They should be disciplined like South Korea was for displaying a political message in an event that strictly prohibits that.

The Lebanese delegation had no other choice but to act in the way they did, or they will face severe repercussions at home.
Why is that ?

I dont think anyone would ve touched them, it was personal choice what they did.
 

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cedarheart

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Alexander Naddour, American from lebanese origins (born in the US to lebanese parents), just won a bronze on the pummel horse (gymnastics)
Guess that's the closest Lebanese blood will be to the podium
Congrats !!!
 
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Chris306

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i find it baffling that between india and pakistan (over 1.5 billion people), they have absolutely ZERO medals.

indian dudes are the physically weakest and least disciplined people ive met.

but out of 1 billion people, you'd expect at least a bronze or two.
 

Indie

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Artur Aleksanyan Wins Armenia’s First Gold Medal at Rio 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (A.W.)—Artur Aleksanyan won Armenia’s first gold medal at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after defeating Yasmany Daniel Lugo Cabrera of Cuba in the Greco-Roman Wrestling 98 kg final on Aug.16.



Aleksanyan, the two-time reigning world champion, won back-to-back matches by technical fall in the quarterfinals and semifinals. He beat Turkey’s Cenk İldem in the semifinals.

During the medal ceremony, Aleksanyan wore a shirt with an image of Robert Abajyan—a junior sergeant killed in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabagh/NKR) in early April. Abajyan was posthumously awarded with the “Hero of Artsakh” award, which is NKR’s highest honorary title. Abajyan, who was 19 years old when he was killed, is the youngest person to be awarded the title.



Earlier in the day, Armenia’s Migran Arutyunyan (b. 1989) won Armenia’s second silver medal at the 2016 Olympic Games, after falling to Davor Štefanek of Serbia in the Greco-Roman Wrestling 66 kg final on Aug. 16.

Artur Aleksanyan Wins Armenia’s First Gold Medal at Rio 2016 | Armenian Weekly
 

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Houry Gebeshian Seeks to Put Armenia on the Gymnastics Map
Her legacy: She is likely to have a skill named after her on the uneven bars



By
LOUISE RADNOFSKY
Aug. 7, 2016 4:04 p.m. ET

The gold medal for Armenian diaspora pride looks set to go to Houry Gebeshian. The 27-year-old physician assistant from Cleveland and granddaughter of Armenian refugees, Gebeshian had the meet of her life in what she planned to be her final competition.

She is likely to have a skill named after her on the uneven bars—a mount that includes a 360 degree turn to get from the low bar to the high bar—and earning the support of the crowd early on Sunday, finishing her routine by kissing the uneven bars.

The crowd also booed scores they considered to be too low for her on her subsequent performances, and she, in turn, went on to kiss the other pieces of equipment.

“I just wanted to thank the sport,” she said. “There’s Armenians everywhere... It is amazing to meet all these people” online, who supported a GoFundMe account she set up to help pay her way to the Games.

Gebeshian is the first female gymnast to represent Armenia at an Olympic Games and signed an Armenian flag soon after competing. “My goal was to bring Armenia on the map” of gymnastics, she said.

She competed Sunday in qualifying rounds in a white leotard adorned with Mount Ararat in crystals. (It’s an Armenian national symbol, located within Turkish borders, and its ownership is disputed.) She also said that her grandparents had fled genocide, and that as a result, her parents had been born in Lebanon.

Houry Gebeshian Seeks to Put Armenia on the Gymnastics Map - WSJ
 
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