This Sporting Life:
What I Worried About Last Weekend
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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