SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Sports vs. Politics


Russia, Georgia medalists embrace despite conflict (The Associated Press) — Their countries may be in a conflict, but a Russian and a Georgian shared a podium and an embrace after winning Olympic medals Sunday. A day after Georgian athletes considered leaving due to violence back home, Vakhtang Salukvadze took the bronze in the women’s 10m air pistol. Russia’s Natalia Paderina took the silver, and after the medal ceremony, Salukvadze put her arm around Paderina and the two posed together for photographs. Paderina than gave Salukvadze a kiss on the cheek. … [A]n 18-year-old Georgian who competes in the gymnastics trampoline event, said there should be no difficulties while competing with the Russians. “I think it’s not a problem with sportsmen. It’s politics,” Golovina said. “Sports and politics are different.”



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2 Responses to “SIT-A-LONG with JUNDO: Sports vs. Politics”

  1. Longdog Says:

    Well said Jundo, it’s all very messy and complicated and not as straight forward as some would like to think.I appluad those who challenge the systems both by hanging banners and by sharing the podium.

  2. Longdog Says:

    Well said Jundo, it’s never as simple as some would like to think. These things are all so complicated with far reachingeffects we never even dream of.Having said that,I’d like to applaud those who challenge these systems for the world to see by hanging banners and the like or by showing unity on the podium.

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