Olympics President Jacques Rogge Rips Usain Bolt For His Victory Celebration – Ignores China’s Human Rights Violations, Lies, Murders and Forced Abortions

IOC President Ignores True Symbolism Of China Olympics

IOC President Ignores True Symbolism Of China Olympics

“Jacques Rogge is so bought, so compromised, the president of the IOC doesn’t have the courage to criticize China for telling a decade of lies to land itself these Olympic Games.

All the promises made to get these Games — on Tibet, Darfur, pollution, worker safety, freedom of expression, dissident rights — turned out to be phony, perhaps as phony as the Chinese gymnasts’ birthdates Rogge was way too slow to investigate.

One of the most powerful men in sports turned the world away from his complicity. Instead, he has flexed his muscles by unloading on a powerless sprinter from a small island nation.

Rogge’s ripping of Usain Bolt’s supposed showboating in two of the most electrifying gold-medal performances of these Games has to be one of the most ill-timed and gutless acts in the modern history of the Olympics…”

… continue reading Dan Wetzel of Yahoo! Sports shredding and dicing IOC bully Jacques Rogge link here.

A Pity That IOC’s Jacques Rogge Is Blind To The Communist Despots Of China

When the fastest human in the world gave a little “take that!” to the also-rans so far behind him, that was as fine a demonstration of the competitive spirit of the Olympics as I’ve seen in a long time.

In these days where western schools are doing everything to make sure that no child’s “feelings” are hurt by losing a competition or failing an exam, where children are taught that being number one is something to be hidden, it is good to see the raw human spirit of competition and victory rise as it did in Usain Bolt.

God made Usain Bolt fast – but it took years of hard work and the desire to WIN for the man to be what he is… the fastest runner the world has ever seen.

Jacques Rogge lives a life that is far removed from reality. His remarks against one of the most outstanding athletes in the world illustrate all that is wrong with the Olympics.

In the coming years, the China Olympics will be remembered for two things: the super-human performances of Usain Bolt and a handful of other athletes… and how the Olympic organisation ignored Communist China’s human rights violations, lies, murders and forced abortions.

Because for the IOC, it is all about control of the show and money. If this Olympics has taught us anything, it is that the IOC and China’s despots have much in common. They have to keep the athletes in check because both China’s and the IOC’s corrupted vision of what the Olympics should be falls apart the moment that the athletes open their mouths or in the case of Usain Bolt, show what one individual can accomplish.

Usain Bolt can do ONE THING To Slap Jacques Rogge, the IOC and Communist China’s despots right in the face…

… Come home and under controlled conditions, smash his own Olympic record!

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76 responses to “Olympics President Jacques Rogge Rips Usain Bolt For His Victory Celebration – Ignores China’s Human Rights Violations, Lies, Murders and Forced Abortions

  1. reality check

    ah the french!!!

    they have mastered the art of speaking from both sides of the mouth especially when practical matters like cash is coming their way.

    Sarkozy is breath of fresh air—at least for now!!!

  2. Bimbro

    You flatter yourself that I might be interested in reading much of the crap which you’ve written here. Please return to whatever flee-ridden, cesspit you’ve emerged from and get a civilised, brain!! The principle is the same whoever or wherever you are!!

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    However, I also recognise that he is young and perhaps not as gracious in victory as he could be and I hope he learns that with time so that he can become a great sportsman rather than just the fastest runner. I hope that this observation does not qualify me for being a white supremicist, apart from the potential disqualification of my colour.

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    Thomas, congratulations on having the guts to admit that you, too, have reservations about Bolt’s celebrations. Clearly, I’m not the ONLY black person in the world to do so, not to mention, person of any other race/colour!! That guy Rogge’s such a *hit!!

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    However, I also recognise that he is young and perhaps not as gracious in victory as he could be and I hope he learns that with time so that he can become a great sportsman rather than just the fastest runner. I hope that this observation does not qualify me for being a white supremicist, apart from the potential disqualification of my colour.

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    I can see that it was hard for you to actually, come out and say so, but clearly, you, too, see the need for greater ‘tolerance’ of the Jamaicans. So, again, I’m not the only one who sees fault in the Jamaicans’ behaviour!! I understand, T, the other cowardly, gutless ones would rather sit there and say nothing and watch Barbados not to mention the rest of the western, black world, slide down the sewer because of their behaviour!!

    What a load of *hites!!

  3. Adrian Loveridge

    REALITY check!

    Shouldn’t it be ‘ah the Belgiums’ ?

    Mr Rogge was born in Ghent.

  4. passin thru

    French, Belgian… their tanks and their national characters only have one gear: reverse.

  5. Thistle

    BELGIANS, Adrian. Not “Belgiums”. You, of all people should know that – after all, they control the U.K. now, don’t they!

  6. Adrian Loveridge

    Thistle,

    Sorry, I was still asleep.
    Is it only the UK, I thought it was the world?

    But I do like their chocolates and Trappist Beer!

  7. Bimbro

    Dear BFP, please feel free to publish my comment, at your earliest, convenience!!

    *************

    BFP says…

    Dear Bimbro,

    Please feel free not to cut and paste the same comment into multiple posts. We publish your comment the first time, but not on subsequent cut and pastings.

    Heck, if we wanted cut and paste we could publish Viagra ads!

  8. canadian

    BFP says…

    Dear Bimbro,

    Please feel free not to cut and paste the same comment into multiple posts. We publish your comment the first time, but not on subsequent cut and pastings.

    Heck, if we wanted cut and paste we could publish Viagra ads!

    lol
    good one

  9. Bimbro

    Dear BFP, this is hardly, a regular occurance of mine and u will have noticed that both stories have elements which overlap. My views simply, happen to the same, in respect of each story!!

    Cheers!!

  10. Bimbro

    Therefore, publishing my same views in respect of THIS story, WOULD be appreciated!!

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    BFP says,

    Fair enough, Bimbro. Done.

  11. Beefcake

    While I agree that it was an international travesty to reward China with the games, especially so soon after the fiasco at Tianamen Square, the international community can not do anything to China. By 2020 it will be the world’s largest economy (will we have a G9 or a reshuffling of who sits in the G7/G8?).

    But, what is to note is that Rogge was correctly pointing out that Bolt should have acknowledged his fellow competitors, shook hands with them, said “good job”, but that was not what he did.

    Don’t forget that Rogge made comment that Bolt is a great Olympian and has every right to celebrate.

  12. The scout

    POWER to Jamaica; POWER to the Caribbean. We in this region need to unite as the rest of the so-called world would try to pull us down. The Olympics has caused the rest of the world to stand up and recognise us in the Caribbean and Jamaica in particular, Let them see us as a proud people, intelligent and hardworking people.

  13. 329.18

    Stuffy older Europeans don’t understand the youthful exuberance of a young black guy from J’ca
    who thumps his chest(only once!)
    in a typically-primate exhibition of control and supremacy.

    I thought it rather a waste of time and energy
    when she shoulda been still steaming ahead
    and brekkin the time record by even more than he did!
    but he stopped running competitively at 90 m. !!
    to congratulate himself
    and to “bring-off” on de rest.
    BIG deal.
    ——————
    Maybe he should get Life!
    or even the chair?
    Steuuupse!
    whateverrr

  14. 329.18

    When HE should bin…..sorry!

  15. canadian

    top 10 moments of olympic games
    http://sports.yahoo.com/olympics/news;_ylt=ArkYZnQnG5GiSnls3u6mb8Sde5p4?slug=reu-momentsdc&prov=reuters&type=lgns

    congratulations to the caribbean for making the list twice especially the jamaicans

    from your friends in canada
    WELL DONE

  16. Bimbro

    BFP says,

    Fair enough, Bimbro. Done.

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    Thank u, BFP. Ur welcome to publish ALL of my submissions, really!! They’re quite, innocuous, I think!!

    Laaaaaaadddddddddddd!!!!

  17. Bimbro

    Wish us a happy, Notting Hill Carnival, down hay!!

  18. Lady Anon

    Perhaps I missed it, but did Rogge come out and blast the Armenian-born Abrahamian for his behaviour at the medal ceremony or for the Cuban Matos who kicked the referree in the face?

    Did he blast the American Liukin when she had such a look of disgust on her face when on the medal podium looking at He (China) who won gold?

    I just dismissed his comments as sour grapes.

  19. John

    I remember big able Courteney Walsh “flying” like an aeroplane after he got McDermott’s edge and West Indies beat Australia by one run.

    Pure joy.

    I flew with him too!!

    Bolt expressed that joy the only way West Indians know how.

    Perhaps he took it a bit far, …. Walsh didn’t fly until the business was done, but Bolt will learn and mature.

    In the fickle world of Track and Field you are up one day and down the next, a bit like life.

  20. John

    Lady Anon
    August 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm
    Perhaps I missed it, but did Rogge come out and blast the Armenian-born Abrahamian for his behaviour at the medal ceremony or for the Cuban Matos who kicked the referree in the face?

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    One was ejected from the games and the other will never compete again.

    Seems to me he didn’t need to say a word, actions speak louder than words.

    Words are meant to be digested, thought about and converted to actions.

    Bolt probably has a long and illustrious career in sports ahead of him. He is only 22.

    All he needs to do is to think about the words uttered, look at the footage again and decide if he would have done it any differently if he had to do it again.

    I don’t know if he did but I saw a slightly different Bolt in the 200 metres, …. and another record.

    I didn’t see the look of disgust or the medal awards in the diving so won’t comment.

  21. Von

    All this mumbo jumbo about this sourpus. How on God’s earth can you tell someone how to celebrate and express his/her joy.

    I am sure Usain had and still has no sense of animosity towards his fellow competitors. They all knelt and prayed before the 100m finals was ran. The guy was just overjoyed. Hush Rogge and other sourpuses, he will be more gracious the next time he breaks his own record.

    I guess such ‘big things’ should not be coming from such a small country.

  22. Von

    Determination

  23. Bimbro

    But, what is to note is that Rogge was correctly pointing out that Bolt should have acknowledged his fellow competitors, shook hands with them, said “good job”, but that was not what he did.

    Don’t forget that Rogge made comment that Bolt is a great Olympian and has every right to celebrate.

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    Well said, Beefcake. It’s a relief to know that there’re at least two Barbadians with a sence of decency and propriety, unlike that piece of excrement who dared to argue with me in the other forum!! Those people are a nightmare and a constant, disgrace to west indians who Barbadians are generally, too cowardly, to criticise – as if they, have got any regard for smallies, anyway!!

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    Jamaica in particular, Let them see us as a proud people, intelligent and hardworking people.

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    That’s right, a reputation for being the world’s greatest, prolific muggers, murderers, rapists, etc!! That’s a reputation of which we can really, be proud!! I don’t think!!

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    One was ejected from the games and the other will never compete again.

    Seems to me he didn’t need to say a word, actions speak louder than words.

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    John, congratulations on even having the time to reply to that idiot, ‘Lady’ Anon. Obviously, those other athletes will suffer repercussions, also, but Bolt’s was exceptional. I only saw the Cuban fighter and hopefully, he’ll be banned from all competitive, sport, for life!!

    Manners maketh man, whether ur a white European, a Bajan or whoever!! I first, learnt that in Bim, a maxim which most Barbadians seem to have forgotten, not to mention some other west indians, who never even heard of it, nevermind, understood it!!

  24. John

    The spectacle put on by the world’s best athletes was for a couple of weeks a pleasant distraction from the world and its ways.

    Now its back to business.

    Could the “fiasco at Tianamen Square” happen again?

    I have no doubt it could … maybe even tomorrow.

    Would a country still seek to cheat to earn medals at the Olympics?

    I have no doubt it would …. I remember the former East Germany.

    Wonder how the doped athletes got through in life up to now?

  25. Pat

    I enjoyed Bolt’s performance and his little dance. The only thing missing was a Muhammad Ali “I am the greatest”!

    We black people should not be ashamed to display our culture nor to praise ourselves. Martina Navratilova gave the Williams sisters that advice. She said once they admit that they are good and can beat the best they will.

    In China you dont shake hands nor give pats on the back. You bow. I saw Usain bowing – but to the cameras! lol

  26. Juris

    Pat, there was the “i am the greatest” from Bolt. After the 200metres he stared into the camera and mouthed, ” I am number one”!

  27. Pat

    Juris, thanks for that piece of information. I saw him mouthing off, but I cant read lips. lol. He is the Greatest and he is Number One. Remember the late James Brown – Say it Loud, I am Black and Proud! Good for him.

  28. BGR

    I did not heard the IOC mouth when a Cuban taekwondo athlete kick a referre in his head.

    Bolt may have showboated but it was not arrogant or disrespectful. Any one out there remember the americans ruling the sprint races in the ’90’s? The arrogant and egoticial behaviour display from them? Shirts and shoes throwing in the crowds? Boastful words comming from their mouths? I did not heard the IOC mouth back then.

    Hypocrisy.

    I don’t recall their gold medal athletes stopping to shake hands or pat other runners on their backs?It’s usually the other way around.

    Hypocrisy again.

    And what is this chastising nonsense about “he will learn”. Last time I check Bolt was a big hardback 22 yr old man. Not a 6 yr old child.

    Lastly anyone saw the closing ceremony this morning? That sneek preview of what the world could expect come 2012 from england leaves a lot to be desire. Utter rubbish.

  29. ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother

    Since Rogge has decided to voice his disappointment with Usain’s “utter disrespect” let me say something. Since Bolt’s race, and other races gone by over the years and subsequent races… you tell me how many of these “losers” go and congratulate the winners…some do but they all don’t. That is what ROGGE needs to talk about. Why is he making a big deal when it is only the natural occurrence for someone to celebrate such an accomplishment matters not how it was done. I know Bolt meant no disrespect and I’m sure the other runners did not feel anyway about it…in fact they all wish they were in his place. I think its plain jealousy…wanting to teach Usain respect…this is no way for the IOC president to communicate this. This is belittling the success of BOLT. Beating of chest, tongues sticking out, suits being ripped off to show they are the best…all of these are past images we have seen over the years in almost every sport not to mention in track and field. This is nothing new.

    As far as I am concern every athlete has the right to celebrate however they choose, they work long and hard, they have way more discipline than most of us do. Becoming the world’s fastest man is not a title easily assumed…and Bolt is well deserving of it…we are all unique and celebrate accordingly. Leave the young man alone..focus on those menaces to society and teach them respect for human lives and talk about the other injustices that we suffer.

    The only person who should be upset at the celebration is Bolt himself, imagine he could have ran way faster…Now can you see…. it was not done to insult the runners behind him he was just overjoyed at his victory. For those of us who know… track is an ungrateful sport you can easily pull a muscle and never return to your shape tomorrow…Bolt, celebrate all you want any way you choose for your victory today.

    All you so called Caribbean people adding your comments about Bolt’s celebration being an embarrassment to the Caribbean please be quiet and really think about what you are saying…know your roots and culture, expressions, know you. What BOLT did (performance wise) has brought great recognition to the Caribbean… what have you done to positively represent the CARRIBEAN YOU ARE DEFENDING AGAINST “EMBARRASSMENT” I am embarrassed for you. Still in mental slavery.

    You know this Olympic games has brought me so many warm feelings…I am proud to be a Jamaican, proud to be an athlete, proud to be a West Indian. PROUD PROUD PROUD!!!!

    A SUH IT GUH BOLT..DEM A TRY RAIN PON U PARADE…BUT YOUR VICTORY CELEBRATION HAS INSPIRED MANY, TICKED OFF SOME BUT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVA. BLESS UP

    BOLT AND JAMAICA 2 DI WERL!!!!!

  30. John

    ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother
    August 25, 2008 at 2:04 am
    Since Rogge has decided to voice his disappointment with Usain’s “utter disrespect” let me say something. Since Bolt’s race, and other races gone by over the years and subsequent races… you tell me how many of these “losers” go and congratulate the winners…some do but they all don’t. That is what ROGGE needs to talk about.

    Why is he making a big deal when it is only the natural occurrence for someone to celebrate such an accomplishment matters not how it was done.
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    I was thinking about this too.

    I don’t know if you saw the piece about a former Olympian who won the 400 metres in 1924, Eric Liddell from Scotland and about whom the film “Chariots of Fire” was made.

    His event was the 100 metres but he did not run it because it was held on Sunday and it conflicted with his beliefs. Instead he ran the 400 as a rank outsider and won it.

    There was a small piece in the programming done on this man who died in China in the Second World War in a Japanese prison camp.

    After the Olympics of 1924 he went to China as a missionary and that’s how he ended up in the hands of the Japanese.

    You must google Eric Liddell if you get a chance or if you can find it watch “Chariots of Fire”. It isn’t historically 100% accurate but worth the watch.

    The best explanation for the comments I can come up with is that Usain Bolt is recognised as something special and that he can be more than his running.

    I think the words are meant as a wake up call for him and a clear message that says “Hey, ….. you can be greater than the 100 or 200 metres, ……. that’s if you want to be”.

    I think he listened.

    We’ll see.

  31. Bimbro

    Pat says: We black people should not be ashamed to display our culture..

    I say, not if it means behaving like an idiot!! Who else do u c behave in such a way!! Is that the kind of behaviour and are those the kind of people who u desire to be associated with?? Then, all I can say is, to ‘count me out’!! Don’t u think that west indians, in particular, have an appalling enough image, already!! In fact, do u know another people with a worse image than ours and all because of those people and their madness!!

    Dear BFP, I’m experiencing virus attacks but, if u receive this, I should be most grateful if u could kindly, publish my recent post plus give serious consideration to my request for a discussion of Obama’s appointment of a running-mate!!

    Best wishes!!

  32. Bolt night may never win a gold for humility but somehow I have to agree that when Rogge focused his wrath on a Jamaican runner he was merely attempting to divert attention from the fact he had studiously ignored things he *should* be objecting to.

    Picking on a Jamaican sprinter for excessive show is a heckuvalot easier than actually doing his job… enforcing a level playing field. Despite mounting evidence the ages of Chinese gymnasts had been altered to make them eligible, Rogge ignored it until he couldnt get away with continuing to do so, then passed the buck to the FIG, which was chicken and/or bought off as he was.

    Taking the Chinese governments word for the fact that the Chinese government documents were correct will go down as one of the most farcical enforcement efforts in the history of the games.

    Usain may not win the Miss Congeniality award, but at least he did what he was supposed to do… he won. Rogge on the other hand let us all down.

    Rogge is a joke and needs to be removed.

  33. Bimbro

    Hi BFP, thanks for that, but the audience can’t receive a rounded impression of my point of view, if u don’t publish my other post, of yesterday!!

    On the wider subject of China’s human rights. Do u think the wider, chinese populace worry themselves about us, west indians?!!

    I doubt it very, much, don’t u!! Thus, shall we restrict our worry to activities in Bim, the US, Canada and places where our people live and are of more immediate interest to us??

  34. Beefcake

    Wrath?

    Rogge made a comment, it was hardly wrath.

  35. Anon27

    Bolt did not disgrace or embarrass anyone or his country or the Caribbean as a whole. He showed natural joy and exuberance upon winning. Those old farts who run the IOC are humourless and anallt retentive much like Bimbro.

  36. Bimbro

    Well, I think u would find that most of the world’s civilised, population agree with Rogge and me, so who’s anal-retentive now!!

  37. crossroads

    I am very excited for Bolt however I agree with Rogge’s statement. What I find amazing is how fast some black people can turn this into a racial issue. Read Carmen Mills in the Nation paper today. She is getting on as if Bolt is the first black man to win a gold medal.
    When is the last time a white man won the 100m gold??

  38. John

    I have a feeling Usain Bolt agrees with you too Bimbro, and that’s all that matters.

  39. Tony Hall

    I had no problem with the way Bolt celebrated. However I am of the opinion that he should not have held up at 90 metres. He should have also acknowledged the other runners but I guess youthful exuberance caused that distraction. However I have this feeling that Rogge as a European cannot deal with the fact that a so-called 3rd world country like Jamaica is controlloing the sprints. That racial bias is within. Let us not fool ourselves. He had to say something negative to take away from Bolt’s glory. We have seen it before in other sporting disciplines. Haven’t we?

  40. The scout

    Bolt has taken the game to a new level. Tell the Rogge to get on the bandwagon. Is he the first person to celebrate after a race? Check the “glory days” of the american sprinters. Rogge just could not take a little boy from a third world country flogging the first world men in that manner. Well he will have to deal with that and a lot more in the future. Incedentally, did he speakout about the cheeting done to Cavic in the race with Phelps?

  41. proud brit

    we here in Britain love usain lightening bolt, If the Caribbean does not want him we will take him.
    See you all in 2012

    come on GB

  42. John

    Lara took the sport to a new level.

    West Indies cricket hasn’t been the same since!!!!

  43. Tom

    I have reserved my criticism and tried to find out more about the man. After reading the article below
    http://www.foxsports.com.au/beijing_olympics/story/0,27313,24232838-5014107,00.html

    I have changed my mind about this young man, I think he is truly a shining example to not only the people of the Caribbean but to the world. I may not be Caribbean, but anyone who thinks of others as opposed to themselves is alright with me.
    well done Mr Bolt

  44. Tom

    #

    I agree with ML on this one. Phelps said he wouldn’t be in Beijing for the closing ceremony because he had “other commitments”. I think these included being on the cover of sports illustrated with his 8 gold medals around his neck and cashing in on those one billion dollars worth of endorsements. Bolt may show-pony around the track but I truly believe he is a sincere and caring human being. All hail the true king of BeijinPr

    Posted by: Maria of Sydney 2:23pm August 24, 2008
    #

    why doesnt jacques rogue have a look at this what a great man usain is all the celebrating and showboating is just the sport his true humanity shows through here

    Posted by: m of perth 2:20pm August 24, 2008
    #

    I have the utmost respect for him after this. The athletes have their glory and their new fame and wealth but none have taken the time to visit those less fortunate. Phelps has slipped to second place as the greatest olympian in China. Unfortunately the Australians are too busy reflecting in their glory to think of others. No one has mentioned Tibet or those of their own people who have been made homeless by this event. I guess this is the selfish times in which we live…SELF, SELF, SELF rules.

    Posted by: Go Bolt of Australia 2:19pm August 24, 2008
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    I wish that there were more people like him in this world. He is a real champion with a big heart. On Ya Bolt.

    Posted by: jr 2:18pm August 24, 2008

    these are some of the views of the people of Australia but according to one your bloggers we are uncivilized if we don’t share his or mr.Rogges views?

    ok then mate

  45. Bimbro

    I wonder what rogge or Bimbro is doing for humanity?

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    Speaking the truth. There’s no greater, accolade!! You should try it, sometime, bro!!

  46. Bimbro

    When I desire an opinion of australian racism internationally, and the plight of the aboriginees, I’ll consult an australian! In the meantime, where this subject is concerned, the kindest thing I can say to you is, bye!!

  47. Bimbro

    John
    August 25, 2008 at 12:16 pm
    I have a feeling Usain Bolt agrees with you too Bimbro, and that’s all that matters.

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    John, I so much hope that you’re right and that he would n’t be so cretinous, as to celebrate in such an idiotic, manner again!! However, knowing them, I can’t claim to be optimistic!!

  48. John

    He listened!!

  49. Bimbro

    John, ur an optimist!! He’s only just started on his career!! Let’s see how he behaves in ensuing years – it’s the only way to make a sensible, assessment!!

  50. Bimbro

    The next question is can they stay away from the drugs!! Remember Ben Johnson, Chambers et al, or will they follow the usual course, of bringing our name further, into disrepute!!

  51. Anonymous

    when Bolt went and hug richard thompson and walked with him each wrapped in his national colours what was he doing? Dont rub shit in my mouth and tell me that it is chocolate. No athlete in the world who wins a race goes and congratulates the other 7. Leave all that don’t hurt my feelings foolishness at home. Congratulations belong to the Victor and maybe the other two medallists; thats it.

    Where de ass was Rogge during the last Olympics when the American women were shouting (after the 4x100m relay that they lost to the Bahamas) “Y’all need to go home and get the hell out of our country. Y’all need to stop using our training and coaches and get your own , then we’ll see how good y’all are)

    The sheer hypocrisy of it all simply stuns me. Bolt in no way disrespected his competitors. His competitors did not feel disrespected. They were simply awestruck as they should be.

    If there are 2 sports where you need to be arrogant in order to win It is boxing and athletics especially the sprints. If you dont think that you are better than the field you wont win. Its an old adage that you dont have to beat the clock , you just have to beat the other men.

    When you win you earn the right to celebrate if you want. If the other competitors dont want to see it then they should beat you. simple.

  52. John

    proud brit
    August 25, 2008 at 2:43 pm
    Bolt wins Chinese hearts, donates USD 50,000 for quake victims
    http://www.hindustantimes.com/StoryPage/FullcoverageStoryPage.aspx?sectionName=&id=0aedb38d-d7d0-43d0-b0c1-e0d150686e45Beijingolympics2008_Special&&Headline=Bolt+donates+%24+50%2c000+for+quake+victims

    I wonder what rogge or Bimbro is doing for humanity?
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    See Bimbro, he listened.

    … and the answer to your question proud brit is that Rogge straightened out Usain and put him on a track where he doesn’t race against other humans.

  53. henry

    Congratulations to the Jamaican Team & Other CaribbeanAthletes particpating in the 2008 Olympics.

    The whole Rogge thing has gotten too much press, blown up in the media!
    He made a comment out of ignorance, leave at that
    move on & focus the energy wasted on Rogge, to improving ourselves!

    I am seeing pages & pages of discussions on Rogge, on the Internet forums- what a world this would be if We put equal effort into coming up with solutions for fighting crime corruption,
    addressing economic growth disparities in our communities or better educating our children?

    The Olympics lasts but a few weeks. What about
    the Quality of Life & the Feel Good Factor – all Year long? How about Island Pride 24/7 ?

    I think the Caribbean still needs focus on Education &
    Quality of Life issues, Reduction of crime, Progress in Business, Developing Agriculture & the Manufacturing Sector
    ( growing what we eat & producing what we consume) to advance to becoming more self sufficient & less dependent on others.

    I am still really bothered that sometimes in restaurants – I get packets
    of butter & cream imported from diary farm from the rolling green hills of the UK!
    Most of the time, I pass them up!
    Surely We can produce our own butter & cream? How did We get to this point
    of depending on those across the pond for our daily butter & cream?

    Mentoring, guiding & protecting
    our Children – encouraging them to be become the best that they can be !
    – because they are Truly the future.
    Having a Safe Place for our children to live, play, develop, learn .

    Better healthcare for the Caribbean is also on my list.A Safe Place for Our Hardworking Elders to spend to spend their
    final years, given respect & civility Without Living in Fear of crime, home invasions & gang warfare, rampant murder or poverty.

    Protecting & Preserving
    our Natural Resources, Ecology and Island’s natural beauty.

    Sports are well & good – but many Other things are just As Important!

    – I hope these things don’t get pushed to the back of the agenda, shortchange
    with financial backing –
    from people eager to hop on the sports bandwagon – putting all their eggs into
    one proverbial basket. I think We need to stay diverse & build on our strengths.

    I hope we don’t lose the good things about Our culture in a rush
    to imitate someone else’s culture ( the good & bad)

    The Grass is not always Greener on the other side.

  54. Pat

    @ Proud Brit

    Bimbro is a Brit and we glad he is up dere and no where else. You can keep him. In fact, some would probably pay you to!

  55. ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother

    …..and Usain lives on. Enjoying life, helping the helpless etc. All the best for the future Usain wheter it be on the track or not.

    If Rogge’s comment was meant to inspire someone to be better i think it has made a few more bitter, self righteous, you name it. The evidence piles up with every other comment..what an irony…Well done Rogge

    Usain has been categorized as though he was the next worst human or in some cases inhuman to work the earth.

    With all of “you judges and do gooder’s” there’s no reason why the world is in the condition that it is in.

    Please “civilized humans” move to another topic. Don’t continue on a such a negative path.

    Allow Usain to breathe and prosper….stop the slandering…it’s not fair.

  56. ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother

    Correction:

    …With all of “you judges and do gooder’s” there’s no good reason why the world should be in the sad condition that it is in

  57. Bimbro

    … and the answer to your question proud brit is that Rogge straightened out Usain and put him on a track where he doesn’t race against other humans.

    ***********************

    John, r u suggesting that Bolt is n’t human?!! I know that his win was impressive and emphatic, but!!!!

    Pat, like reggae and edible, festivals do u?!! I prefer coo-coo myself!!

    Laaaaaaaaaaaadddddddddddddddddd!!!!

    ********************

    ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother
    August 26, 2008 at 2:07 am
    Correction:

    …With all of “you judges and do gooder’s” there’s no good reason why the world should be in the sad condition that it is in

    ************************

    The reason is that there’re insufficient of us!! R u one, and if not, why not!!

  58. The scout

    To all you haters.
    You can’t unbolt the man. He’s a cut above the rest, a unique individual, a one of a kind. Get use to him because he’ll be around for a long time. His reign has just begun, God being his helper. There is more to the lightning than his sprint speed as you will realise.

  59. Jacques Rogge and the IOC are cowards , plain and simple.

    They ask athletes to have full disclosure but practice the opposite when it counts.

    Their new saying is ” The best of Us ”

    I really hope not.

  60. J'CAN

    I must admit that as a Jamaican I had thought that Usain’s antics were a bit “excessive” I even made the comment to a colleague that he was acting “NUFF!” but that is just how “expressive” we Jamaicans are and my response was not taken badly in the presence of my fellow Jamaicans either…..because they understood exactly what I meant….

    But, for someone like Rogge to make a comment in a public forum about what is expected of an “olympic champion” and debase the celebration of Usain, shows him to be highly ignorant of the culture of the nations who participate in the games and even borders on being supremist.

    Now everyone knows that Jamaicans are a laid-back and fun-loving people. I am sure that Usain satisfied the expectations of the majority of Jamaicans all over the world in the manner in which he celebrated.

    Jacques therefore need to remember especially when all the world is watching that HIS ideals are not necessarily shared by the people of the global village.

    His comments will forever be remembered as the damper on the flame of the 2008 olympics…..an upset of the spirit of the games and a total disregard of multi-culturalism.

  61. Underdog

    And check out this story about Bolt that inspired me …

    http://www.aol.com.au/sport/story/Jamaica-claims-100m-double/869201/index.html

    “Russia’s Gulnara Galkina-Samitova broke her own world record to win the inaugural Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase gold.

    The 30-year-old Russian pulled clear of the field with three laps left to run and never looked in danger of giving up her advantage.

    She went on to better her own four-year-old mark with a new time of eight minutes, 58.81 seconds.

    Galkina-Samitova admitted she had the world record in her sights at the bell.

    “When I looked up at the last lap, I knew I could break the world record,” she said. “My coach told me just watch the situation and use your brains.”

    Galkina-Samitova was inspired by 100m champion Bolt, who had given her a bunch of flowers prior to the race and is determined to pass the good luck charm on.

    “I met the boy who won the 100m,” added the Russian. “He gave me a bunch of flowers and told me the flowers are transferable.

    “If I took them, I must win the gold and then pass them on to someone else.”

    “So I think I will give them to my roommate so that she might win.”

  62. Bimbro

    They even had to spoil the one major, public expression of our ‘culture’ which u love to refer to, here, yesterday, at the Nottinghill Carnival!!

    A nightmare, is n’t the word!!

  63. Bimbro

    Perhaps, more of an abomination!!

  64. J'CAN

    Bimbro
    August 24, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    ” Manners maketh man, whether ur a white European, a Bajan or whoever!! I first, learnt that in Bim, a maxim which most Barbadians seem to have forgotten, not to mention some other west indians, who never even heard of it, nevermind, understood it!! ”
    ……………………………………………………………………………….

    Well said, but I doubt you actually believe in what you say otherwise you would not treat your fellow posters with such disdain.

    Either way, manner-less or hypocrite. Take your pick.

  65. Anonymous

    Rogge rips the wrong guy

    By Dan Wetzel, Yahoo! Sports 4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    ·

    IOC President Jacques Rogge (s…

    AFP – Aug 21, 2:12 am EDT

    BEIJING ­ Jacques Rogge is so bought, so compromised, the president of the IOC doesn’t have the courage to criticize China for telling a decade of lies to land itself these Olympic Games.

    All the promises made to get these Games ­ on Tibet, Darfur, pollution, worker safety, freedom of expression, dissident rights ­ turned out to be phony, perhaps as phony as the Chinese gymnasts’ birthdates Rogge was way too scared to investigate.

    One of the most powerful men in sports turned the world away from his complicity. Instead, he has flexed his muscles by unloading on a powerless sprinter from a small island nation.

    Rogge’s ripping of Usain Bolt’s supposed showboating in two of the most electrifying gold-medal performances of these Games has to be one of the most ill-timed and gutless acts in the modern history of the Olympics.

    “That’s not the way we perceive being a champion,” Rogge said of the Jamaican sprinter. “I have no problem with him doing a show. I think he should show more respect for his competitors and shake hands, give a tap on the shoulder to the other ones immediately after the finish and not make gestures like the one he made in the 100 meters.”

    Oh, this is richer than those bribes and kickbacks the IOC got caught taking.
    All the powerful nations ­ including the United States ­ have carte blanche at the Games. They can pout and preen, cheat, throw bean balls, file wild complaints, break promises that got them a host bid, whatever they want. They can take turns slapping Rogge and his cronies around like rag dolls as long as the dinner with a good wine list gets paid.

    A single individual sprinter? Even if you don’t like his manner, that’s whom Rogge deems it necessary to attack, to issue a worldwide condemnation?

    “I understand the joy,” Rogge said. “He might have interpreted that in another way, but the way it was perceived was ‘catch me if you can.’ You don’t do that. But he’ll learn. He’s still a young man.”

    Perceived by whom? Old fat cats making billions of Olympic dollars on the backs of athletes like Bolt for a century now? They get to define this? They get to lecture about learning?
    Bolt is everything the Olympics are supposed to be about. He isn’t the product of some rich country, some elaborate training program that churns out gold medals by any means necessary.
    He’s a breath of fresh air, a guy who came out of nowhere to enrapture the world with his athletic performance and colorful personality. This is no dead-eye product of some massive machine.
    He was himself, and the world loved him for it.
    On his own force of will, Bolt has become the break-out star of these Games. He saved the post- Michael Phelps Olympics. It wasn’t so much his world-record times, but the flair, the fun.
    No one at the track had a problem with this guy; they understood he is everything the sport needs to recover from an era of extreme doping. The Lightning Bolt made people care about track again, something that seemed impossible two weeks ago.

    “I don’t feel like he’s being disrespectful,” American Shawn Crawford told the Associated Press. “He deserves to dance.”
    Apparently, Rogge would prefer 12-year-old gymnasts too frightened to crack a smile.

    It got better when, in the same press conference, he pretended to forget all the lies China told him to get this bid, all the troubles, all the challenges, and praised the host nation. Yes, these have been an exceptionally well-run Games from a tactical standpoint, and the Chinese people have displayed otherworldly kindness.

    None of which denies the promises broken, the innocent jailed, the freedoms denied ­ the kind of issues someone with Jacques Rogge’s standing should be talking about.
    He has no spine for that. Not for China. Not for any big country. He had to criticize someone, he had to make headlines, he had to show he was a tough guy. So who better than someone from somewhere that can’t ever touch him back?

    Yes, Usain Bolt is the problem of the Olympics. He’s the embarrassment. He’s the one who needs to learn.
    Sure, Jacques, sure.

  66. Thomas Gresham

    Hmmm. It seems that we are dismissing the message on the grounds that the messenger has no credibility.

    I agree with everything said about Rogge and about the disgrace of how we have treated the Tibetans. BFP has been spot on, on this and I congratulate them for taking the unpopular, high road.

    However, I also think that while Usain Bolt is a great sprinter and I am very proud of his performance as a West Indian, I am not proud of his lack of grace. He is young and a little immature and will learn that, but lets face it, he is no Frank Worrell.

    When Nadal won Wimbledon he was effusive, clambered over the stands to greet his family, when he came back down again, he went out of his way to speak highly of his competitor. That was youth, exuberance and grace.

    I am sure Usain Bolt will arrive there and even if he does not, I will still be proud of him as a runner, my heart will still pound in hope as he runs. It may be too much to hope, but it would also have been wonderful if he were not just a great sprinter but also a great ambassador for the Caribbean as our sportsmen of old used to be. I recall Sunil Gavaskar saying that people didnt mind losing to the West Indian sides of the 1980s because of the grace with which they played the game and that the same could not be said of today’s Australian side.

  67. ushumanswelivetoteardowneachother

    to Bimbro….after reading through your many comments I have decided to make my last deposit. I would continue but it is worthless…I realized your thinking is arrogant …. your labels of your fellow West Indians are disrespectful…you would like us think that you are one of the noblest but I believe…just as Rogge you have achieved the opposite. Us Jamaicans have obviously robbed you sorely of the “dignity you seem to claim we have tarnished” sorry… didn’t know we had that much power.

    To everyone else, can’t you discuss things on a more positive note….y are you tearing down each other with the maliciousness. Your points and counter points are well taken..but I think this forum could tone down a bit with the attacks.

    Agree to disagree like intelligent individuals.

  68. Mischief maker

    Totally agree with you here. But I am surprised that your article didnt mention the inherent racism in Rogge’s statements. It was tained with the patronising tone of a white man speaking down to a black boy. From listening to his statements, I got the impression that he would never have said simmilar things to someone like Phelps, who was also very caught up in his own celebrations after winning his medals, especially the 4×100 relay.
    At one point in Rogge’s statement he even said “But he’ll learn. He’s still a young man.” and later “He still has to mature,”

    I have been reading different blogs and articles about Rogge’s statements and am starting to wonder if I am the only one that see the racial dynamic involved here?

  69. dumbfollower

    The Olympic Games are meant to determine who is the fastest, strongest, etc… The rules to be followed are well established and the competitors know them. By all accounts, Usain Bolt followed them and has won. If Jacques Rogue does not like the way Bolt celebrated, all he has to do is establish a set of rules (more?) that the participants have to follow in the celebration/despair, when they win/lose.
    Apparently, classy Jacques has not yet written down the code to be followed. Then, all he could have done was kept quiet and, possibly, as punishment not invite U Bolt to his private belgian-waffle party.
    In short: the Olympic Games need more Bolt and less Rogue.

  70. The Devil

    When Bolt (and Powell and Campbell-Brown and Brathwaite and Thompson and Martina and any West Indian) ran, I was like a child again. I ran around the living room, I slapped my behind like a jockey urging on his mount. I jumped up in glee when Bolt crossed the finished line. I shouted triumphly when I realised that he had broken the world record. My wife and children looked and laughed at me. The children copied Bolt’s impromptu dance and his antics and did the Bolt pose, arm pointing to the sky like some Greek statue. Their laughter and pride was infectious. So on five occasions, the Devil and his family were made so deleriously happy.

    Thank you Usain Bolt and all the other West Indian athletes who gave my family and me something all too rare from public figures; joy, pride and inspiration.

  71. 186

    It has been reported that there has been a terrible outbreak of Yellow Fever (disambiguation).

    This particular strain is sometimes known as the American Plague.

    The outbreak started in Beijing, the Bird’s Nest Olympic stadium to be exact, however sources have linked its origin to the tiny island of Jamaica in the Caribbean Sea.

    The virus seems to have been transmitted by a set of Jamaican athletes participating in the Beijing Olympics, in particular, one by the name of Usain Bolt.

    At first the virus infected 91,000 people a few days ago but it is a quickly spread to millions of persons worldwide.

    The symptoms include:
    · Spontaneous & uncontrollable dancing fits especially Nuh Linga & Gully Creeper

    · The need to wear yellow clothing & wave Jamaican flags

    · Screaming uncontrollably at your TV

    · Shock, awe & speechlessness

    Many victims have become crazed and can be seen running on the streets all over Jamaica acting like they have just won a 100m race at the Olympics in 9.69 seconds.

    Although most victims suffer from these symptoms it does seem to have different effects on some persons in particular Americans, these include:

    · Badmind

    · Grudgefulness

    · Envy

    · A general uncontrollable hating of all things Jamaican Additionally, American victims seem to be unable to grasp many things such as batons and the fact that people can actually run fast without performance enhancing drugs.

    So far scientists have been unable to find a cure and it is feared that the entire world will be infected in a matter of days.

    The long term prognosis is not good either, as it is feared that there is another generation of Jamaican athletes that have this deadly virus in their system and will be unleashing it on the world in even more record doses.

    The only hope anybody has, to remain immune, is to stop watching television (except for NBC), stay off the internet and move as far away from civilized, rational humans as they can, to some remote, underdeveloped, socially backward place
    such as the USA.

  72. Tony Hall

    “However I have this feeling that Rogge as a European cannot deal with the fact that a so-called 3rd world country like Jamaica is controlloing the sprints. That racial bias is within. Let us not fool ourselves. He had to say something negative to take away from Bolt’s glory. We have seen it before in other sporting disciplines. Haven’t we?”

    Mischiefmaker,
    The above was part of a previous post wtitten by me. You are exactly on point. Rogge’s statement was just about the racial bias he has in him.

  73. John

    dumbfollower
    August 27, 2008 at 3:01 pm
    The Olympic Games are meant to determine who is the fastest, strongest, etc… The rules to be followed are well established and the competitors know them.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++
    The Olympic Games are not meant to determine the fastest or strongest etc. They are just one more competition in a series of competitions for a select few who desire to compete in them.

    Any athlete who competes only because of a set of rules in a one dimensional arena is after a time not really worth watching. That’s why the games come every four years.

    The rules are just an attempt to keep the field level and why doping is such a threat to the existence of these competitions.

    There always exists faster stronger human beings who compete in life where the rules aren’t so straightforward and the field not so level and at events that can’t be defined like the events at the Olympics.

    The Olympic Games/World Championships just show case the talents of those few human beings who choose to compete on the level playing field provided by the rules of those competitions.

    It is like saying that Miss World or Miss Universe determines the most beautiful woman in the world , …. or universe.

    … and behind all of these competitons is the profit motive.

    The Olympics is just a show which comes every four years and gives us a glimpse of what is physically possible.

    The athletes are performers, we the audience and the games the stage.

    … afterwards, there is life!!

  74. henry

    agreed

    it is an event that occurs every 4 years
    After the fun and games there’s Real Life with pressing homegrown issues to deal with, discuss and resolve – It is often the root of the problems, that need to be fixed, that go ignored.

    in paragraph 7 here?
    If this is correct?

    some of the Jamaican Athletes are already being threatened with extortion & for a slice of the action.

    It’s not coming from the comments of Jacques Rogge! …or is it hailing from their much
    hated sports rivals Team USA, or is it coming from another phantom tiny island or some distant large continent wishing to corrupt them and do them harm! __ This negative behavior news__ is coming from Their very own Gangland Dons.

    http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/columns/html/20080827T230000-0500_139584_OBS_JAMAICA_S_SHINING_OLYMPIC_MOMENT.asp

  75. Matallie

    Well done BFP, I share your condemnation on Jacques Rogues’ brutal broadside of Usain Bolt. Of course Usain is from the caribbean region and people Rogues find it extremely difficult to surpress their low expectations of us and our abilities to be even better than his ilk.
    Where I disagree with you BFP is this; I won’t describe Bolt’s victory gesture as a “take that” to the also rans, but rather ‘I am the gorgan ina dis ya land’.