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This Sporting Life:
What I Worried About Last Weekend

Updated: June 24, 2009, 2:49 PM ET
By Jeff MacGregor | Page 2

The colors of the flag of the Islamic Republic of Iran are red, white and green. Those colors are meant to represent faith and peace and courage. This I know without pausing to think because a few years ago I spent an evening being beaten over the head with one.

This was in the city of Doha in the Emirate of Qatar -- that little thumb of wealthy desert that juts from Saudi Arabia out into the Persian Gulf directly opposite Iran. I was there covering the Asian Games, a quadrennial ...

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