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FACTDROP: Israel starts campaign against Turkey’s 2020 Olympics bid


Israel starts campaign against Turkey’s 2020 Olympics bid

Πηγή: panarmenian 
Oct 18 2011

Turkey’s bid to host the 2020 Olympic Games may be in danger after an attempt by the Israeli Parliament.

A group of Israeli parliamentary members, led by Deputy Knesset Speaker Danny Danon, have written a letter to International Olympic Committee (IOC) chairman Jacques Rogge, pleading with him to cancel Turkey’s bid.

“The Olympic Games, which constitute a cultural lighthouse of values, cannot be held in a country whose values contradict everything the Olympic Games stand for,” Danon wrote.

“The support for terror and the ties with Iran are only the tip of the iceberg of Turkey’s actions. Its entire policy contradicts the cultural values expressed in the Olympic framework. Letting Turkey host the Olympics will stain the reputation of the Western world in general and the Olympic Movement in particular.”

Istanbul is bidding against Tokyo, Madrid, Rome, Doha and Baku for the opportunity to host the 2020 Olympics, Hurriyet Daily News reported.

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