Jun 25, 2008

Sharapova Not Allowed to Carry Russian Flag at the Olympics


...because it's for her own good. Now eat your kutlety before they get cold! Davai!

ESPN: Officials have rejected Maria Sharapova's request to carry the Russian flag in the opening ceremony of the Beijing Olympics so that she can save her energy. "She wanted to be a flag-bearer but I advised against it," Russian tennis chief Shamil Tarpishchev said Wednesday. "I don't want her to spend 3 or 4 hrs in hot weather waiting to march in the opening ceremony. We want her to be fresh, not tired, during her matches."

It seems that these "officials" are most likely a merry-band of babushki worried about their little Masha.

5 comments:

Jaybird said...

She is also not allowed to:
- Carry heavy luggage;
- Sit on anything cold;
- Step outside without a scarf;
- Sit at the corner of the table in the Olympian village kofeteria
- Shake hands with teammates through a doorway.

Peter said...
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Pirates&Diplomats said...

Or drink cold water on a hot day, don't forget that...! You'll definetly get a babushka lecture for that one.

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Matt said...

She is also not allowed to: - Carry heavy luggage; - Sit on anything cold; - Step outside without a scarf; - Sit at the corner of the table in the Olympian village kofeteria - Shake hands with teammates through a doorway.