So much for Security at the Olympics

“Man gets one-year suspended sentence for grabbing marathoner

August 30, 2004

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A defrocked Irish priest with a history of disrupting sports events was given a one-year suspended sentence and fined $3,600 Monday for grabbing a runner who was leading the Olympic marathon with three miles to go.”

I feel badly for the runner, so close to a gold medal and you get accosted by some meshugehneh.

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2 Comments

  1. Jack's Shack September 5, 2004 at 3:50 pm

    It is Yiddish and you can think of it as meaning “a crazy person.”

  2. Just Me September 4, 2004 at 5:49 am

    I don’t know what a meshugeneh is but agree with you, the guy should have been punished more for wrecking the runner’s chances for gold.

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