Thursday, August 19, 2004

Expats and immigrants are often asked whom they prefer to win if a team/sports(wo)man from their home country is to compete against a team/sports(wo)man from the country where they decided to make their home. If someone asked me right now whom I prefered to win the bronze medal in the -100 kg category of the judo competition at the Olympics, Dutchman Elco van der Geest of Ariel Ze'evi, I think I have to say Ze'evi. Both Van der Geest and Ze'evi competed very well today, but Arik Ze'evi represents the best ( or only ) chance for Israel until now to get any Olympic medal whatsoever this year, whereas Dutch sporters already earned 10 medals, two of them in judo.

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