***Correction: It appears that this athlete volunteered to go home because of bad press due to her boyfriend’s politics and she left in order to avoid creating an unfortunate side issue for her team mates, who had already lost their event. So the story is not as I understood it at first. There are however, quite a few stories which are exactly as this one appeared involving tweets and attitudes and so on. ***
A German rower was sent home from the Olympics in London because she sleeps with a man who belongs to a legal and recognized political party in Germany but one that has been branded as ‘far right’.
Not even that she is an active member, but that the person she sleeps with is a member.
How is this behavior different from the Nazis exactly I would like to know?
This action is the politically correct form of destroying someone.
As Samuel Clemens once said,
“History does not repeat itself. But it does rhyme”
German rower sent home due to neo-Nazi links
German rower Nadja Drygalla is to leave the Olympic village in London, the country’s Olympic committee said on Friday, after press reports that her boyfriend was a member of a far-right group.
“Today the management of the German Olympic committee received information about the private associates of the rower Nadja Drygalla,” the head of the delegation Michael Vesper said in a statement.
Rowing officials spoke to the athlete, who affirmed her commitment to the “Olympic ideals” but at the same time revealed that she “planned to quit the Olympic village so as not to be a burden on the team”, Vesper added.
According to the German media, the rower is the girlfriend of a regional official of the NPD, an openly neo-Nazi political movement in the northern city of Rostock.
One local radio station, NDR, added that he was a regular contributor to the movement’s Internet site and he belonged to a group called “National Socialist Rostock”.
Vesper reiterated at a news conference in London on Friday that he had “no doubts” that the sportswoman “respected the fundamental values of the (German) constitution and the Olympic values” and in theory was not at risk of any sanction.