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Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Thomas H » 01 Apr 2013, 09:03


Hi All,
This is unbelievable.Whose mistake is this? The Eritrean Athletics Federation or Shaebia or Ethiopia for not teaching Eritreans how to dress properly during colonization time? Have your say please:

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Source:
The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - An Eritrean distance runner was the center of attention in a heat for the women's 5,000 meters Thursday - even though she finished three minutes behind the winner.
Habtemariam Nebiat elicited loud whistles and cheers at Olympic Stadium by
running without a bra and with an oversized vest, leaving her breasts exposed
for much of the race.

Seemingly unaware of the reason for the fuss, the 18-year-old runner continued around the oval with a blank look. In the last few laps, she tugged at her shirt in an apparent attempt to cover up, only to further expose herself.

Genet Gebregiorgis, an Ethiopian who was in the same heat and spoke for Nebiat afterward, said Nebiat does not have a proper uniform and had to borrow one.
``She has no sponsor. She is poor,'' Gebregiorgis said.
Eritrea, a country of 5 million people, gained independence from Ethiopia in
1993.



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Macaanto » 01 Apr 2013, 09:17


Leave poor girl alone, it's not her fault. sometimes you have to dance, like there's nobody watching you.



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Shewit » 01 Apr 2013, 09:42


That was something unfortunate occurred in a different society with a tradition and emphasis to covering that part of human body. Under normal situation, the sister covers her body but lacked at the time of competition the proper attire an athlete should wear.
It is important to remember many mothers are now a days questioning the essence of covering that part of human body. For this reason, here in England, many mommies are defying that “required custom” by openly breast milking their children in public pleases.
The incidence occurred in 1995, amidst of heated sport completion and putting the picture 18 years latter does NOT serve any good purpose.



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Thomas H » 01 Apr 2013, 10:48


Where are the Shaebia cadres? Please confirm us if it is true or not. I heard that the Eritrean Athletics Federation gave her home made bra,but the girl was hungry and she ate it? Please confirm us;

Made in Eritrea Bra

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Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby amused » 01 Apr 2013, 11:10


Thomas H wrote:Where are the Shaebia cadres? Please confirm us if it is true or not. I heard that the Eritrean Athletics Federation gave her home made bra,but the girl was hungry and she ate it? Please confirm us;

Made in Eritrea Bra

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Common human decency dictates there are some lines you shouldn't cross. This is one of them.stop using the poor gurl's unfortunate incident to further your pathetic and childish tit-for-ta game with the cadres from the other side. She has nothing to do with the both of you.



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Thomas H » 01 Apr 2013, 11:21


amused,
I didn`t make up the story. I provided the source. To answer your question here is what George Karageorgiou, the senior producer of ERT -- Greece's national broadcasting service said:

By Mike Collett

ATHENS, Aug 7 (Reuter) - An official of athletics' world governing body criticised Greek television producers on Thursday for broadcasting close-up pictures around the world of an embarrassed runner battling to conceal her breasts.

Ernest Obeng, the International Amateur Athletic Federation (IAAF)'s TV production co-ordinator said: ``I wouldn't have done it and if it happened again I would ask television not to show it. It was in bad taste.'' but ,other IAAF officials were happy about the pictures.

The incident occured in the first heat of the women's 5,000 metres and concerned 18-year-old Habtemariam Nebiat, the first female athlete from Eritrea to compete in the championships.

She was running without a bra in a borrowed man's vest with cut-away sides which was clearly too large for her.
Almost as soon as she started to run, her breasts were exposed and she spent most of the 18 minutes it took her to complete her race trying to cover them up.

With only three runners left to finish, and with the winners long ago in the tunnel, TV cameras focused in on her obvious discomfort and embarrassment.
The live pictures were shown on two giant screens in the stadium which brought cheers and jeers from the Greek crowd. The athlete was close to tears after the race and would not comment on the incident.

George Karageorgiou, the senior producer of ERT -- Greece's national broadcasting service responsible for providing the TV pictures to the rest of the world -- claimed it was not his decision to show the pictures.
``There was no alternative,'' he said. ``We show a close-up of every athlete in the last 100 metres if we can and there was no reason why we would not show her.

``I do not agree the pictures were in bad taste, it is our job to show what is going on on the track.''



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Mamo1 » 01 Apr 2013, 11:26


Thomas H wrote:Hi All,
This is unbelievable.Whose mistake is this? The Eritrean Athletics Federation or Shaebia or Ethiopia for not teaching Eritreans how to dress properly during colonization time? Have your say please:

Image

You think that you are smart? Do you? why do you want bring 15 years ago picture this little poor girl? Inhumane! Rood and Crud! Regardless what you intention is, shame on you!





Source:
The Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - An Eritrean distance runner was the center of attention in a heat for the women's 5,000 meters Thursday - even though she finished three minutes behind the winner.
Habtemariam Nebiat elicited loud whistles and cheers at Olympic Stadium by
running without a bra and with an oversized vest, leaving her breasts exposed
for much of the race.

Seemingly unaware of the reason for the fuss, the 18-year-old runner continued around the oval with a blank look. In the last few laps, she tugged at her shirt in an apparent attempt to cover up, only to further expose herself.

Genet Gebregiorgis, an Ethiopian who was in the same heat and spoke for Nebiat afterward, said Nebiat does not have a proper uniform and had to borrow one.
``She has no sponsor. She is poor,'' Gebregiorgis said.
Eritrea, a country of 5 million people, gained independence from Ethiopia in
1993.



You think that you are smart? Do you? why do you want bring 15 years ago picture this little poor girl? Inhumane! Rood and Crud! Regardless what you intention is, shame on you!



Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby EritreanLoveAll » 01 Apr 2013, 11:34


Poor this girl alone ante Dedeb [deleted] head. Why don't you help your poor mother who is half naked in the street of Addis.
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Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Ertrawnet » 01 Apr 2013, 11:55


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Meles daughter pissing in the road BAREFOOTED and standing in her own PEE
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Re: Shocking: An Eritrean athlete in Athens brought shame to all Africans

Postby Ertrawnet » 01 Apr 2013, 12:01


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Tigrean tax driver acts tuff and gets beaten by whte guy
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