Skip to comments.TURKEY: Cheerleaders go for modesty at Iran-U.S. basketball game
Posted on 09/03/2010 4:48:41 AM PDT by Red in Blue PA
The United States, including Lakers star Lamar Odom, blew out Iran score-wise in the basketball game between the two teams in the FIBA World Championship in Istanbul on Wednesday with an 88-51 victory over the Islamic Republic.
But Iran may have won a smaller victory. It may have prompted the otherwise lightly clad Ukrainian cheerleaders to dress a little more conservatively for the game.
Patrick Baumann, secretary-general of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA), said "special arrangements" had been made prior to the game on Wednesday regarding the dancers' outfits to respect cultural sensitivities, reported Reuters.
"It is a balance between respecting the culture and making sure basketball delivers all the pace, excitement and entertainment that goes with the World Championship," the news agency quoted him as saying at a news conference.
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You’ll have to check out those Ukrainian Cheerleaders on your lonesome. They would be distracting.
Could have gone as belly dancers?
I can see their dilemna. What with 8 cheerleaders and only 3 more “Member’s Only” jackets in existence: What were they to do ?
I think the dude from Iran (too early to try to spell that one) just bought the last 3 on Ebay anyway...
I don’t think their regular outfits are offensive; of course my husband doesn’t make me wear a sheet over my head when I leave the house either.
He lets you leave the house?!!
In other words .... Suck up to the Muslims. Again.
(Now, let’s see if they permit an Israeli flag (or star of David outfits and banners) at the Israeli games ...
Looks like a Death March......
No this is a staff meeting for the Istanbul Hooters.
Absolutely FRIGHTENING. No wonder their children grow up to be monsters.
The animal outfits look ridiculous. The white tee shirts look fine.
The whole idea of having a strip show at a basketball game is silly.