Ahead of the Olympics Opening Ceremony on Friday, all the Olympic teams were assigned to buses to take them from the Olympic Village to the location of the ceremony.
However, the Lebanese delegation refused to allow the Israeli team onto the bus they were given to share (a dumb move on the part of the Olympic organizers).
The Lebanese Olympic delegate then physically blocked the Israelis from getting on the bus.
The flustered Olympic organizers asked that the Israeli team disperse among all the other buses instead of going as a single group. (What Chutzpa!)
Israel has said they would prefer to go as a group, and Udi Gal, the sailing team trainer told the organizers that the Lebanese can leave the bus if they have a problem.
The organizers asked the Israeli team to “not make a scene,” according to Gili Lustig, the head of the Israeli delegation.
In the end, the Israeli team was sent to a different bus.
Here’s hoping the Lebanese team gets completely humiliated in the Olympics for their performance.
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