08.21.08 9 years ago

When it's not busy sending emails threatening litigation to websites who dare try to showcase Olympic videos, or ignoring China's blatant fabrication of gymnasts' ages, the International Olympics Committee is shitting on one of the most compelling athletes of these Games.  IOC president Jacgues Rogge didn't take kindly to Usain Bolt flaunting his easy victories, even though Bolt is the first person in the history of mankind to set world records in the 100 and 200 at the same Olympics.

"That's not the way we perceive being a champion," Rogge said… "I understand the joy, [but] you don't do that. But he'll learn. He's still a young man." […]

"He still has to mature," Rogge said. "I would love him to show more respect for his competitors. That's not the way we perceive being a champion. But he will learn in time. He should shake hands with his competitors and not ignore them. He'll learn that sooner or later. But (he's) a great athlete, of course."

Rogge added that Michael Phelps was "pretty good, I guess" as he rolled his eyes and made a wanking gesture. 

[Also see: The Sporting Blog

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