Tuesday, August 26, 2008

By George I think he's got it!!

For those of you suffering from Olympic withdrawal pains, noted sportsman Fidel Castro provides us with a probably prescient preview of the 2012 London games:

"There will be European chauvinism, judge corruption, buying of brawn and brains, unpayable costs and a strong dose of racism,"

here is the original text in case you think I'm translating badly:

Allí habrá chovinismo europeo, corrupción arbitral, compra de músculos y cerebros, costo impagable y una fuerte dosis de racismo.

Can I get an Amen?

(an article in English, including Fidel defending the Cuban athlete who kicked a referee in the face is here)

Hat tip to Boz


Robert S. Porter said...

Even a former communist dictator can get it right sometimes, though perhaps instread of "racism" he should have said "nationalism", though they're intimately connected.

Steve said...

Get over it Fidel, the baseball team lost to Korea fair and square!