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Olympic Committee Defends 'Nazi Salute' of German Official
Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/7/12 | Rachel Hirshfeld

Posted on 07/30/2012 2:38:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) defended a German official who has been accused of performing the 'Nazi salute' during the opening ceremony of the London Games.

Honorary IOC member Walther Troger was filmed extending his left arm back and forth repeatedly as the German team marched around London's Olympic stadium on July 27, The Telegraph reported.

IOC spokesman Mark Adams vehemently denied allegations that Troger’s hand motion was a Nazi salute.

"I can't think of anyone who is less anti-Semitic than him," he said adding that he is “devastated that it was interpreted in this way."

According to The Telegraph, in 1972, Troger, who was at that time serving as mayor of the Olympic Village during the Munich Games, offered to exchange himself for Israeli hostages during the Black September terrorist attack.

In 2004 he reportedly complained to the IOC about Germans wearing t-shirts reading: "Blitzkrieg - it's only a game."

"It's infamous, disgusting and unacceptable to create any kind of relation to Nazis. He's been standing all his life for tolerance, understanding and fair play," said Christian Kalue, a spokesman for the German Olympic Sports Federation.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; News/Current Events; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: nazisalute; official; olympics; walthertroger
@#$@! Can't these Olympic officials do anything right?
1 posted on 07/30/2012 2:38:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

“According to The Telegraph, in 1972, Troger, who was at that time serving as mayor of the Olympic Village during the Munich Games, offered to exchange himself for Israeli hostages during the Black September terrorist attack.”

That’s all I need to know about the man right there.


2 posted on 07/30/2012 2:44:43 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Eleutheria5

They probably think they are doing it all right. Defending the “Palestinians”, defending the Nazi-saluting feller . . . and very little backlash. Kinda like the 30s, eh?


3 posted on 07/30/2012 2:45:31 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Eleutheria5

well, not for nothing, what has been described as a nazi salute...judge for yourself:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EJmm9vbif4

I don’t see it that way, does anyone know the condition of his right arm? He does seem to favor it in this clip...sorry I don’t see it


4 posted on 07/30/2012 2:51:13 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Olog-hai
defending the Nazi-saluting feller . . . and very little backlash. Kinda like the 30s, eh?

Stupid Post Of The Day


5 posted on 07/30/2012 2:52:38 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (You didn't build that. We built that ... city on rock and roll.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The Nazi salute was done with the right arm. Swinging your left arm back and forth doesn’t look like a Nazi salute to me.


6 posted on 07/30/2012 2:54:37 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Jeff Chandler

Right, and the guy didn’t know what it looked like. I see.


7 posted on 07/30/2012 2:55:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: MeganC

Like I say. He doesn’t seem to be a Nazi. What was it, though? He just had a cramp in his arm? Talk about bad timing. Can’t these people do anything right?


8 posted on 07/30/2012 2:55:26 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
This reminds me of the film Dr. Stangelove, where Peter Seller's German character struggles to restrain his arm that keeps wanting to do the nazi salute. lol.
Crazy Arm Syndrome
9 posted on 07/30/2012 2:55:57 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: Doogle

Doesn’t really look like a Nazi salute anyway, now that I’ve seen it. That shoots straight forward and up from the hip, not from the side like he did. What a ridiculous misunderstanding, easily avoidable by competent people.


10 posted on 07/30/2012 2:58:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Olog-hai
Sometimes a stiff outstretched arm is just a stiff outstretched arm.

If someone snapped a photo at my church during the blessing of the prayer blankets, it would look like Nuremberg.

11 posted on 07/30/2012 2:59:08 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Eleutheria5

since when was the Nazi salute done with the left hand?


12 posted on 07/30/2012 3:01:47 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: 3Fingas
"I don't see the problem here..."

"Mein Fuhrer, I can VALK!"


13 posted on 07/30/2012 3:02:26 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: Eleutheria5

Sheesh. How absolutely silly. How simple it is for idiots to smear someone’s reputation these days.


14 posted on 07/30/2012 3:03:32 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: Eleutheria5

IOC: Well you started it.
German: No I didn’t.
IOC: Yes you did, you invaded Poland.


15 posted on 07/30/2012 3:06:48 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: SparkyBass

That picture is obviously fake... there’s no way obama could ever win an Iron Cross.


16 posted on 07/30/2012 3:08:01 PM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Eleutheria5

plus the Nazi salute is right handed


17 posted on 07/30/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Eleutheria5
This is what is wrong with the Internet. That was no Nazi salute. This is all sinful gossip.
18 posted on 07/30/2012 3:18:54 PM PDT by donna ("...gay couples raising kids. That's the American way..." -Mitt Romney)
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To: Don Corleone

Aside from that, it looked like he was working a cramp out of his elbow, and picked one hell of a time to do it. They haven’t even started their stupid games yet, and the IOC keeps stumbling into controversy like the three stooges.


19 posted on 07/30/2012 3:45:50 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Devil brow.

Lately I'm learning not to trust people with tell-tale tufts.

But it looks like this ...

... may have been part of a different kind of salute ...


20 posted on 07/30/2012 3:46:55 PM PDT by x
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To: donna

This is what’s right with the Internet. We’re able to see the truth for ourselves, instead of being at the mercy of the networks like our parents were.


21 posted on 07/30/2012 3:52:42 PM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: SkyDancer

“The Nazi salute was done with the right arm. Swinging your left arm back and forth doesn’t look like a Nazi salute to me.”

i agree. plus i own a copy of the boardgame BLITZKRIEG bu avalon hill that came out in the ‘60s. IT IS A GAME.


22 posted on 07/30/2012 4:18:19 PM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: Eleutheria5

Maybe it was just the camera angle, too. Or maybe some people see things that just are not there at all. Sort of like how the liberals attribute all sorts of nonsense to Sarah Palin that was said by other people.


23 posted on 07/30/2012 4:18:33 PM PDT by MeganC (The Cinemark theatre in Aurora, CO is a 'Gun Free Zone'. Spread the word.)
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To: Doogle

I don’t see it either. The woman next to him is waving her arm back and forth, and the people in the crowd shot are waving, so I would assume he is just waving also.

The nazis saluted with their right hands anyway.


24 posted on 07/30/2012 4:49:13 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: SkyDancer

There was another variation where they would make a similar movement, with the right arm, going from the heart area to extended. I don’t know all the technicalities of these things, but you see it in the footage usually when they are all “seig heiling” in unison.


25 posted on 07/30/2012 4:54:21 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Right - saw newsreels of Hitler doing it that way when reviewing marching Brown Shirts during street rallies.


26 posted on 07/30/2012 5:06:01 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: Eleutheria5
There used to be an Olympic salute that consisted of the right arm extended outward and perpendicular to the body. There was a controversy in 1936 as to whether the American team should use the salute (as was traditional) in the parade of nations as it could have been interpreted as a Nazi salute and hence of respect for the regime. Instead the Americans took off their hats and placed them over their hearts as they passed Hitler on the reviewing stand.

This is similar to how the old Bellamy salute formerly used during the pledge to the flag was replaced by the hand over the heart--the old salute looked too much like the Nazi salute. Left wingers have in the past used old photos of the Bellamy salute to smear conservative groups as Nazis.

I can't make a judgment on what Troger was doing, but I just thought these factoids were interesting.

27 posted on 07/30/2012 5:13:13 PM PDT by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: Zionist Conspirator

Bellamy of Looking Backward is now a “right-winger”? He was such a freakin’ socialist! Looks like the Leftists have always been ardent disciples of Goebles.


28 posted on 07/31/2012 3:48:34 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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