"Article on Yahoo.com PARIS - Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe says British prime minister Tony Blair and London bid leader Sebastian Coe "crossed the line" by criticizing other cities that were vying for the 2012 Olympics. Last week, London was awarded the 2012 Games over Paris, Madrid, New York and Moscow. "They crossed the yellow line with respect to the IOC rules," Delanoe told France-Info radio Monday after a meeting of the Paris city council. Delanoe did not offer specific accusations, though two consultants for the British bid were critical of the sightlines at the Stade de France, considered a centerpiece of Paris' bid. Under IOC rules, the bid cities are prohibited from criticizing each other. However, after reviewing the remarks, Paris officials decided not to complain to the IOC ethics commission. The IOC said it wouldn't pursue the matter. On Saturday, IOC president Jacques Rogge said none of the cities broke rules designed to stamp out corruption in the bidding process. Paris bidders were reportedly angry that Blair had met with IOC members in his hotel room in Singapore. "There's nothing wrong with having a conversation with a major politician from a bid city," Rogge said.
Jesus, do the French have to complain about EVERYTHING?
Shizzle my nizzle
28th July 2004
The French are, as usual, arrogant that they were beaten by their old enemy. I expected this.
Victim of Forgotten HopeForum bystander
26th April 2004
The French are hereby official Poor Sports. All of them.
Oh yeah, let's mock the French again... :rolleyes:
FactionReconAll of them.
Damn, what is with repuglicons and their vendetta against the French? Get over it already. The French don't support this phoney war. Good for them.
X-CDamn, what is with repuglicons and their vendetta against the French? Get over it already. The French don't support this phoney war. Good for them.
Since when did the Olympics have to do with the war in Iraq?
JeffroSince when did the Olympics have to do with the war in Iraq?
Since when are all the French poor sports? He only brought that up because he has this anger in him that was formed through their open resistence to Bush, which is tied into the war.
I agree with X-C, every country rules except the US, and after I hit puberty, get my license, and buy a 1989 Honda Hatchback, I'm going to drive to France to live because French people live like newborn babies. You need to realize the whole world sucks, not just the US.
Chirac was openly critical of GB during the run up to the announcement for won. He deserves to get slapped and deserves the comments that France sucks.