Monday, March 24, 2008

Alain Bernard is pro boycotting the opening ceremonies in Beijing.

I like the fact that Alain Bernard has a heart. Here is what he had to say according to News.com.au: "...

Bernard - newly crowned European champion in the 50 metres and 100 metres freestyle as well as recording new world records in both events - told French television station TFI that it would be a show of strength by the politicians.


"Boycott the opening ceremony, why not," said Bernard, who has been the star of the European swimming championships, which concluded in Eindhoven today. ..." [Link]

UPDATE: Maly has clarified that the athletes would attend whereas the politicians would avoid.

6 comments:

Scott said...

I personally think boycotting the opening ceremonies but remaining to compete would be an ill mannered and rude decision. Rather like a child throwing a fuss over a friend's birthday cake being something other than his own personal preference but still insisting on getting his slice.

maly said...

alain bernard was for a boycott of the openning ceremonie by the world president not by the athletes.

Scott said...

I think you mean the France's President Sarkozy. As of today at least we still don't have a world president (thank God).

Tony Austin said...

Maly forgot the "s". My French friends and my Asian friends do that too.

maly said...

sorry for my english mistakes

Tony Austin said...

Please don't apologize, Maly, I love your contributions. In fact there is a joke in America about the average Americans' language abilities. It goes like this:

What do you call someone who can speak two languages? - Bilingual

What do you call somebody who can only speak one? - An American