Lebanese Delegation Refuses to Share Bus With Israeli Athletes


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A group of Lebanese Olympic athletes allegedly blocked an Israeli delegation from boarding their bus en route to the opening ceremony Friday.

Israeli sailing team coach Udi Gal described the alleged incident in a Facebook post Friday. He said that once members of the Lebanese delegation learned that they were to share a bus with the Israeli athletes, they demanded the bus driver close the door to vehicle. When the bus driver eventually opened the doors, Lebanese athletes physically blocked the entrance, Gal said.

“Event organizers, attempting to prevent a diplomatic incident, then organized a separate ride for us,” Gal wrote in Hebrew.

“How can it be that something like this occurs on the eve of the Olympic opening ceremony? Does this not directly oppose what the Olympics represent and stand for?” he continued. “I cannot begin to express my feelings. I’m in shock from the incident.”

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