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Sports in a Troubled Time
March 17, 2003
A possible war with Iraq and increasing fears of terrorism are starting to have an impact on the games played around the globe
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March 17, 2003

Sports In A Troubled Time

A possible war with Iraq and increasing fears of terrorism are starting to have an impact on the games played around the globe

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[BASKETBALL]

BASKETBALL IN TURKEY/LEBANON/ ISRAEL
Several U.S. players have turned down opportunities to play in the Middle East.

WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL IN NEW YORK/VIRGINIA
Manhattanville senior Toni Smith and Virginia freshman Deidra Chatman have turned away from the U.S. flag during the national anthem in antiwar protest.

[SAILING]SAILING IN NEW ZEALAND
A group calling itself September 11 sent letters containing cyanide crystals to the British embassy during the America's Cup and threatened to attack if Iraq were bombed during the event.

[STADIUMS]STADIUMS THROUGHOUT THE U.S.
Sports events may become targets. Says Michael Cherkasky, CEO of the international risk consulting firm Kroll Inc., " Al-Qaeda has announced its intentions by attacking symbols. Sports and America are intertwined, and international terrorists understand that."

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