Skip to comments.Kazakh Olympic athletes to be tested on national anthem
Posted on 04/21/2012 10:32:23 PM PDT by george76
For Kazakhstans Olympic athletes, winning gold at this summers Games in London will not be enough to satisfy the authorities back home. They also have to ensure the correct national anthem is played when they receive their medals.
Kazakhstan has had a series of embarrassing hiccups with its national anthem over the past year, culminating at a shooting tournament in Kuwait when a fake version of the anthem created by the comic character Borat was accidently played instead of the real one.
The main trigger for the warning was the error at the shooting competition in March in Kuwait.
At the tournament, Kuwaiti officials downloaded the wrong Kazakh national anthem, and instead of the sombre tones of My Kazakhstan, the athletes on the winners podium had to listen Borats English-language song about the cleanliness of Kazakh prostitutes.
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What would solve these awful problems is a really catchy tune.
Something like the French National anthem, or at least as good as the Star Spangled Banner (no, don’t go there way too hard to sing!) or Oh Canada.
We should ALL know the Khazak athemn.
Maybe they could have a contest?
They could always play “All Hail the Messiah Obama Obama” for the Russian anthem...
No, because that’s Kenya’s national anthem!