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Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:03 PM

 

IAAF makes "gay rights" jumper repaint "rainbow" nails

Source: France24

AFP - Swedish high jumper Emma Green-Tregaro has repainted her nails after being warned by the IAAF that the rainbow colours she sported in qualification in support of gay rights were a breach of regulations.

Russian pole vault gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva has provoked a furore at the World Athletics Championships over her outspoken anti-gay remarks, which she later tried to play down saying she was "misunderstood" and opposed to discrimination against homosexuals.

And she had called Green-Tregaro "unrespectful" to Russia after painting her nails in the colours of the rainbow flag that symbolises support for gay rights while competing in Moscow, a move that garnered acclaim elsewhere in the world.




Read more: http://www.france24.com/en/20130817-iaaf-makes-gay-rights-jumper-repaint-rainbow-nails



*Great example on how to create a controversy out of nothing more than painted nails. Nice move, IAAF. Love those Swedish women too!

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Reply IAAF makes "gay rights" jumper repaint "rainbow" nails (Original post)
7962 Aug 2013 OP
ninjanurse Aug 2013 #1
Bette Noir Aug 2013 #9
EC Aug 2013 #2
mimi85 Aug 2013 #6
7962 Aug 2013 #7
jtuck004 Aug 2013 #3
SwissTony Aug 2013 #4
Behind the Aegis Aug 2013 #5
theHandpuppet Aug 2013 #10
DLnyc Aug 2013 #8
davidpdx Aug 2013 #11
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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:11 PM

1. Flo Jo Would be Proud

Florence Griffith-Joyner, scandalized America with her nails and body suit, but she could run faster than anyone, so there.

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Response to ninjanurse (Reply #1)

Sun Aug 18, 2013, 01:50 AM

9. I met her, once.

One of the most beautiful women I've seen in my life.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:11 PM

2. I wonder if she hadn't said anything

about them, just painted them and kept quiet, would they have known or made a big deal out of it?

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Response to EC (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:33 PM

6. I don't see where

she said anything. This short article says that the Russian athlete brought it up. And as much as I hate to point it out, isn't painting her nails "rainbow" a political statement which is against the rules? Of course, EC is right, most people wouldn't even know that rainbow colored nails mean anything.

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Response to mimi85 (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 06:08 PM

7. Never thought of it that way.nt

 

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:22 PM

3. According to the article in the link

 


""The code of conduct clearly states the rules do not allow any commercial or political statements during the competition.""

Isn't Russia trying to ban homosexual behavior a political statement during the competition? That would make the IAAF a bunch of complicit, cowardly, phony liars if they let the athletes compete under that kind of oppression, or worse, made the athletes bend over and comply with such political statement, wouldn't it?

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:27 PM

4. So, Isinbayeva's homophobic remarks were OK,

but painted finger nails are off limits.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #4)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 04:29 PM

5. Sounds quite familiar.

Say what one wants about gays, but don't dare confront it.

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Response to SwissTony (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 18, 2013, 03:45 AM

10. Yep. That's about it.

Remind me again why these games are being held in Putin's playground.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sat Aug 17, 2013, 08:12 PM

8. Boycott Russia

Kissing up to fascism just gets your lips smelly.

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2013, 07:22 AM

11. I posted a few days ago that I thought Isinbayeva's remark was a warning shot

specifically from Putin and the Russian Government to athlete's not to defy them. She tried hard not to make it look like that, but it was.

This is going to get really ugly if the Russians enforce the law. It appears to me that some athletes are going to protest the law.

I've always liked the Swedes, especially the women!

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Response to 7962 (Original post)

Sun Aug 18, 2013, 07:29 AM

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