Breaking news: The International Olympics Committee has banned Iraq from next month’s Olympic Games in Beijing.
More info as it becomes available.
10:37 am –
BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The International Olympic Committee has banned Iraq from competing in the upcoming Summer Olympics games because of what it says is political interference by the government in sports.
An Iraqi Olympic Committee official said the IOC sent letters in Arabic and English confirming the ban.
The official said the seven Iraqi athletes who were to travel to China for the games in August are disappointed by the decision.
Man, I tell ya, it’s a good thing we got rid of that corrupt, meddlesome government that was in charge of Iraq before…