Palestine to Field Olympic Team.

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    sorta cool that palestine will be represented again in the olympic games...tough kids. i like that.

    http://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/details.php?id=3584&ed=201&edid=201

    Palestinian Olympians Ready to Make History in the Pool


    The clock is counting down to the greatest show on earth, with less than a year before the Summer Olympic Games in London. Palestinian athletes are training hard in pursuit of the qualifying times that could take them to the oldest and most famous festival of sporting competition.

    At the previous Games in Beijing 2008, Gazan long-distance runner Nader Al-Masri carried the flag for Palestine; finishing 38th in the 5000m event. Al-Masri has subsequently built on that achievement, winning the inaugural Gaza marathon this year and competing internationally. He will arrive in London confident of success.

    But there are exciting youth prospects too, most notably Sabine Hazboun, a 17-year-old girl from Bethlehem who is already a champion swimmer with the potential to make much bigger waves.

    Hazboun has been representing Palestine on the world stage since she was just 13, by which time she had already won the national championship and been marked as an outstanding prospect for her command of all four strokes. Since then she has competed at prestigious international events, including the 2010 Youth Olympics and the 2011 FINA World Championships, where she was the only Palestinian to compete.

    Along with fellow swimmer Yara Dawani, 19, Sabine has been training at the High Performance Centre in Barcelona, Spain. They are there as part of the Olympic Solidarity Programme, which supports athletes from disadvantageous circumstances.

    Palestinian athletes, and swimmers in particular, are handicapped by a lack of facilities. “You can’t find specialist coaching for professionals,” remarks Sabine, who, while in her home country, has been limited to the use of a small, overcrowded pool in Bethlehem - light years away from the cavernous 50m amphitheatres that she is used to competing in.

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    I had no idea suicide bomber was an Olympic event.
     
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    amazing....and you are right. you do have no idea.

    did you know that the country, by far and away, that has the most serial killers is america and yet, somehow, i don't think of americans as serial killers.
     
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    Actually South Africa has the most serial killers not counting the ones who haven't been caught yet. The reason iran doesn't have many serial killers is because alot of ways to murder are legal there and actually enforced by the government.
     
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    Relax junior, the murder rate is higher in quite a few third world shit holes than the US but they don't keep anything on record.
     
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    You could've done so much more with this opportunity you had :rolleyes:
     
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    not really.

    Category:Serial killers by nationality - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    i just don't know why anyone would wanrt to demean a young women who seems like an admirable person and athlete just to carry out some vendetta they have.
     
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    i'm totally relaed. i'm not worried about serial killers, and i am certainly not worried about young women athletes like some of you seem to be.

    hell, i'm not even worried about the 300 lb. dude living in the apartment above me who thinks he can lose some weight by exercising on one of those indoor trampolines. i mean, the floors have really begin to creak, even when his cat walks across it now and my ceiling is beginning to buckle...but i am a lucky guy and have cheated death before. i gotta figure ol' dr. phil has gotta be bringing in some heavy machinery to rescue him any day now.
     
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    :confused:
     
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    i post about a kid beaating the odds and overcoming hardship to become an olympic athlete and the first remark i get is about suicde bombers...and you're confused?

    so i make an entirely facetious analogy and i get lectures about south africa and third world countries.
     

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