Turning to sports, to stop the replay of the Asia handball qualification finals for the Beijing Olympics, Sheikh Ahmed Al Fahad Al Sabah, the Kuwaiti President of the Asia Handball Federation, tried to bribe Japan with support for the Tokyo bid for the 2016 Olympics, but Japan has gone ahead with it anyway. The muslim countries that had played in the original qualification finals that were canceled by the International Handball Federation are boycotting the replay, so it's being played between Japan and South Korea in Tokyo.
Now that’s thirty Middle East votes out the window right off the bat for Governor Ishihara's* Olympics bid. Since both the men and women’s South Korean handball teams are a notch above the Japanese teams, in effect, the Japanese world of sports is taking a huge hit for South Korea's sake. This must have been a factor when the South Koreans decided to intiate the challenge.
So South Korea, you owe us one. And what do you do?
This. Isn’t. Fair. I mean, how could you expect us to root for the home team against this?
You want home court advantage, pay for home court advantage. Sheesh.
* Our Governor Who Can Say No must be thinking, So much for the 9 billion dollars to pay for the Gulf War. Next time, Kuwait, don’t call us, we’ll call you.