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Date: 19 Feb 2009 21:43:51
From: John P
Subject: Israel at Sweden DC tie to be played behind closed doors
from the DC website:

The ITF has been informed that, for security reasons, the local
government in Malmo has advised the Swedish Tennis Associatin that the
upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie between Sweden and
Israel must be played behind closed doors.

The ITF thinks this decision is very unfortunate because it denies
tennis fans in Sweden the opportunity to watch these elite teams compete
in the competition and believes that this is not in the long-term
interests of Davis Cup. However, for this tie, the ITF reluctantly
accedes to the decison of the local authority.

The ITF also thanks the Swedish Tennis Association who has dne
everything possible to ensure that this tie goes ahead in the great
tradition of Davis Cup.

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I was flirting with the idea of going to this tie. Glad I hadn't bought
plane tickets yet.





 
Date: 19 Feb 2009 19:17:02
From:
Subject: Re: Israel at Sweden DC tie to be played behind closed doors
On Feb 19, 9:43=A0pm, JT...@webtv.net (John P) wrote:
> from the DC website:
>
> The ITF has been informed that, for security reasons, the local
> government in Malmo has advised the Swedish Tennis Associatin that the
> upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie between Sweden and
> Israel must be played behind closed doors.
>
> The ITF thinks this decision is very unfortunate because it denies
> tennis fans in Sweden the opportunity to watch these elite teams compete
> in the competition and believes that this is not in the long-term
> interests of Davis Cup. =A0However, for this tie, the ITF reluctantly
> accedes to the decison of the local authority.
>
> The ITF also thanks the Swedish Tennis Association who has dne
> everything possible to ensure that this tie goes ahead in the great
> tradition of Davis Cup.
>
> -----------------
> I was flirting with the idea of going to this tie. =A0Glad I hadn't bough=
t
> plane tickets yet.

This shows that Dubai made the right decision specially it's an Arab
country.


  
Date: 20 Feb 2009 11:26:38
From: Iceberg
Subject: Re: Israel at Sweden DC tie to be played behind closed doors
<wkhedr@my-deja.com > wrote in message
news:01596a0c-8c5b-4e08-8d8c-258c67badcfe@l38g2000vba.googlegroups.com...
> On Feb 19, 9:43 pm, JT...@webtv.net (John P) wrote:
>> from the DC website:
>>
>> The ITF has been informed that, for security reasons, the local
>> government in Malmo has advised the Swedish Tennis Associatin that the
>> upcoming Davis Cup by BNP Paribas first round tie between Sweden and
>> Israel must be played behind closed doors.
>>
>> The ITF thinks this decision is very unfortunate because it denies
>> tennis fans in Sweden the opportunity to watch these elite teams compete
>> in the competition and believes that this is not in the long-term
>> interests of Davis Cup. However, for this tie, the ITF reluctantly
>> accedes to the decison of the local authority.
>>
>> The ITF also thanks the Swedish Tennis Association who has dne
>> everything possible to ensure that this tie goes ahead in the great
>> tradition of Davis Cup.
>>
>> -----------------
>> I was flirting with the idea of going to this tie. Glad I hadn't bought
>> plane tickets yet.
>
> This shows that Dubai made the right decision specially it's an Arab
> country.

yeah giving into terrorists, bullies and troublemakers always sends the
right message and works long term.