"bangle for president"
- Jan 14, 2004
- Volvo V40 & Yamaha Banshee
Yep, it is. They compete in European championships. It's not always a strictly geographical decision. What are Turkey and Russia supposed to do, who both have parts that are geographically in Asia? Actually, for both, the majority of their territory is geographically Asian, yet both are politically a part of Europe.Israel gets to play in the UEFA Euro. Don't tell me Israel is in Europe, too.
Asian Sports associations refused to accept Israel upon pressure from Arab countries. However, Israel always considered itself European anyway as that's where most of its inhabitants came from. Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazachstan all have minor parts of territory in Europe and therefore are politically aligned to Europe, like Russia and Turkey, who also have most of their landmass situated in Asia, but are politically European.There's no Middle East Football Association. They'd play in the Asia or African leagues.
The Asian association refused to accept Israel as a member. Europe stepped in and said: "Then play with us." As for Australia. What are they supposed to do? Their country is the continent. Are they supposed to play against themselves?That doesn't justify it not being in its respective continent's association. Same with Australia.
This. Has nothing to do with geography. But they could at least change its name.The Grand Prix of Europe would be held in Brunei if the Sultan offered Bernie 50 million GBP a year in hosting fees, so actual geographical location has no bearing, to be honest. That Azerbajan actually has a toe-hold on what is considered the European landmass is just an extra.
Sure, let's have the US, Argentina, Canada, etc in the Euro, since they're mostly european descent as well.However, Israel always considered itself European anyway as that's where most of its inhabitants came from.
Why should they? Azerbaijan is a European Country. Their territory spans two continents: Europe and Asia and they are therefore a legit European country. They have as much right to host a European GP as Russia and Turkey have. Nobody made a fuzz when the San Marino GP was held in Italy or the Luxemburg GP in Germany. But we're discussing why a European country hosts the European GP?This. Has nothing to do with geography. But they could at least change its name.
I said the Israelis consider themselves European. The 'murricans and the Canadians certainly don't.Sure, let's have the US, Argentina, Canada, etc in the Euro, since they're mostly european descent as well.
I'm not Israeli, but the whole idea of creating a country for the jewish people, makes me think they consider themselves... jewish. Their culture and religion was born in the middle east and now they've returned to the middle east, I dunno why would they consider themselves European.I said the Israelis consider themselves European. The 'murricans and the Canadians certainly don't.
It's not about knowing, it's about evidence which can be presented in court and start getting the shit people out. Even the pyramids were started by laying the first stone.Never. We all know that it happens anyway. The whole point of <insert word>-gate is that something comes out that people didn't know yet. We all know that FIA and FOM are corrupt.
Because the Head of Government of that country offered Bernie 50 million GBP a year, of course.In any case, hasn't a national F1 grand prix been always a glamour, expensive thing to organize? How come it popped up suddenly in a country which has one third the GDP per capita compared to poor Portugal, and many magnitudes less than other more traditional European locations?