Skip to comments.German rower leaves London after reported ties to neo-Nazis surface
Posted on 08/03/2012 11:39:31 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
Nadja Drygalla, a German rower who already competed at the Olympics, is on her way home from London a bit earlier than she intended. Drygalla decided to leave the Games after reports surfaced that she is connected to a neo-Nazi group in Germany.
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I am not pro-Nazi, I am anti-Nazi. I hate their POV, their denial of the Holocaust, their hatred of God's people, and their embrace of National Socialism.
Yet, this girl was on a ROWING TEAM. Is it good she was basically forced to leave the Olympics? Were her politics part of her ROWING? I doubt it.
Should we interview the Saudi Arabian athletes to see if they also are hostile to Jews? How about the Iranian athletes?
Can we see if the American basketball players have any prejudices or biases?
Does anyone see my point?
Yet muslims can belong to all sorts of organization that actually kill, rape and ethnically cleanse non-muslims with impunity...
Great points, SoFlo.
They have a problem with neo-Nazis, but they don’t have a problem ignoring the Jewish athletes who were killed 40 years ago.
They have a problem with neo-Nazis, but they don’t have a problem ignoring the subjugation of women from Arab countries.
They have a problem with a Greek athlete poking fun at disease-carrying African immigrants, but they don’t have a problem with Arab countries blowing themselves up in their subways and buildings.
Headline in 10 years...
“American rower leaves Olympics after reported ties to Christians surface”
Nazis should feel unwelcome. As should jew hating Palestinian judo teams that refused to share a padded warm up mat with Israelis. They forced the olympics to put up a wall so they could not see jews.
And i’d also vote to keep north Koreans out while they have active death camps.
The Olympics are sick if they expect us to forget about such evil in the name of a track meet. If someone wants to be there, they need to ascribe to the ideal. The IOC should not be expected to tolerate a Nazi, or a muslim racist. If you have those feelings as an athlete, you need to accomodate civilized society, WE should not have to bend to make nazis and moslems feel like their opinion is just another legitimate viewpoint.
Well, I don’t see anything saying she was forced to leave, it just says she decided to leave, though maybe that is just window-dressing.
One thing to consider though, Olympians aren’t just individual athletes in a competition, they are representing their country. So, I think it would be pretty reasonable for the team to say, “Hey, this is really not how we want to represent Germany to the world”.
The Muslim countries probably are not embarrassed in the least by being represented by antisemites.
It is extremely hypocritical that atheletes should be kicked out for belonging to fringe extremist groups whilst athletes from the likes of North Korea and Iran are tolerated.
BUT, the Olympics is supposed to be apolitical, that means that even if someone is a racist d-wad, it shouldn’t matter as long as they don’t try to bring their politics into the Arena.
I don't know the status of the judo teams.
The German (I don't know whether she is a full fledged Nazi, just that she apparently has ties to Nazi organizations), though, did NOT reportedly spew any hateful language or political speech (like you said the Palestinians judo teams did)...but she was forced to leave.
Should her private associations and thoughts (assuming she hasn't committed a crime) be able to disqualify her from playing?
If so, how far do we go with this standard?
Very good point, I didn't think of that--thanks. Your point that Muslim countries probably don't care is well-made, too.
Headline next week:
“American volleyball player leaves Olympics in disgrace after admitting he once ate at Chick Fil-A.”
If the action was from the Olympic Committee then the athletes from nations that admire Hitler while simultaneously denying the Holocaust (then what do they admire Hitler for?) would ALL have to go.
But it wasn't. Germany decided she was an embarrassment and Germany (no doubt) asked her to leave - and she ‘voluntarily’ withdrew.
If one of our athletes started making a stink for America - we would no doubt also ask them to go home.
No athlete has the ‘right’ to represent their nation in the Olympics.
What are you, some kind of subversive?
Gonna have to send you back to politically correct school
“are hostile to Jews? “
NOw that’s funny
Boogieman in post six made much the same point, and I thought the point was a good one. :) Thanks.
The article says nothing about her being 'forced' to leave. It says she decided to leave (that would be voluntarily) so as to not be a burden on her team.
Who cares? Shes a nazi, and this is no surprise to her. That little Eva Braun was warned in 2011 when she had to leave a police position back home for being a nazi.
And growing up in Germany, she is extremely clear on exactly what it means to want to be a nazi.
And the Olympics didn’t kick her out either, her own country pointed out to her that her being a nazi was going to justly bring negative attention that the rest of the them shouldnt have to put up with. So she voluntarily left.
And yes, North Korea is there. And the Olympics are stained because of their presence. Just as it’s a stain to have a Palestinian team, or a team from Saudi Arabia.
If a person is an open admirer of Hitler, Stalin, radical moslem jew hate, etc, they are unfit to be in polite company. Olympic or not. Maybe they could have moved this nazi bedwarmer over to the palestinian dorm where she might feel more at home.
Ill ask you how far do we go? How depraved should a person be allowed to be, before polite society says we do not want you around us? Should open admirers of Sanduski be on the American team? Nazi, Moslem, North Korean is pretty depraved. Should it all just be forgotten because they really like to throw the discus and javelin?
You apparantely don't know the history of the Olympics..hostile countries getting together under favorable conditions. I think it is good those countries are there...once you start delegating which countries can and cannot participate is going down a slippery slope.
Under your rules the Olympic committee could have said the US could not be allowed to participate for being involved in Iraq or Afghanistan.
Don't blame the athletes for what their country does.
Finally, having these countries compete breaks down barriers. Saudi allowed women to compete for the first time ever..that is a good thing. Maybe this will help loosen things up for women back home.
I still don’t want some nazi or some moslem douchebag showing up. Thats just me. Mix good and evil, and you mess up the good. Evil never looks at good and says, “hey, maybe i should be more like them.”
And if we do follow that like that it doesn’t matter about their racist BS opinions, then at least, it seems like the Olympic committee should not honor such beliefs. IE, when the palestinians claimed they could not share the gymn with Israelis, they should have been told tough, and given the option. Share or leave.
As for saying the USA might be denied for our wars post 9/11. If they did that, and they might, then it tells you they are no better than the UN and no more deserving of our anyway.
And i JUST bet, they get a LOT of money from us. Like the UN where we pay well over a 4th of the freight.
And yes, i do know that officially we don’t fund the Olympics in other countries. But in truth, we do. There are tons of small ways we help them. We sent them hundreds of FBI, CIA, Homeland security, etc. All on our dime.
By your and the Olympic committee logic, invite the local crack dealers, murderers, and child molesting homos to a backyard BBQ with your nice friends. It might “help to break down barrers”.
Not all athletes, but remember the crux of the Olympics is that these athletes are supposed to be representing their country. If Germany doesn’t want neo-Nazis representing their country that’s their call to make. If it was a generalized rowing event where teams are just teams you’d be right, but it’s not, she was a member of the German Olympic Team, now their rules apply.
Oh come on!
They are supposed to be amateur athletes, but in many cases they get top notch training and accommodations directly from their host totalitarian governments, strictly for propaganda purposes
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